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Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Sataro
Date: December 14, 2016 01:03AM
Did not get any documentation with either wireless headphones or double AA charger...
When charging the Makro 2.4 wireless headphones or AA battery pack, does the red light turn to green when charged? Thanks...



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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: December 14, 2016 09:18AM
I don't know about the charger but the headphones go from red to OFF.



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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: volpe
Date: December 14, 2016 01:35PM
The charger blinks until batteries are fully charged, then goes solid red.

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Sataro
Date: December 14, 2016 02:49PM
Tom, thanks for the info. That was what I thought but I wanted verification. Thanks...

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Tom Slick
I don't know about the charger but the headphones go from red to OFF.



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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Sataro
Date: December 14, 2016 02:51PM
Thanks for the info. Wasn't sure how long I was going to have to leace them charging.

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volpe
The charger blinks until batteries are fully charged, then goes solid red.



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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 16, 2016 10:02AM
If they are the varta (sp?) Green rechargeable then the work surprisingly well!!!
I ran my ones I got with my makro racer 2 pro pack through my custom charger/tester and they all were above the stated MaH.
But I would like to recommend getting at least a set of 4 eneloops/charger combo off Amazon (~$17) and using the Panasonic charger.
The varta charger is just a timer charger from my experience and can damage the cells if put on when not dead, but I could be wrong. Getting a -∆v type charger is beat to protect batteries.
I have a lacrosse 1000 that I mostly use so I can customize everything, cycle them, and test them for how much charge they hold.
But for now the varta should work, just keep an eye on them and if they get hot (warm is OK)

The eneloops are the best rechargeables on the market and their advanced charger BQ-CC17 is the best one. The cc55 is a quick charger but can shorten the lifespan of the battery but pushing too much too fast. The cc17 is a steady 300Ma charger with the timer+ -∆v cutoff to prevent overcharging. I'd send a link but not sure about the rules here. It's a good current to ensure long life in the batteries. The cc55 pushes anywhere from 900Ma-1300ma depending on how many cells you're charging at once. That over time can hurt them. Ideally for long life you want to charge at 1/4-1/2C (1/2 being the highest for a quick charge) C= stated MaH on the battery.
So a 2000mah battery ideally charged at 500ma or 1000 max for quick charge.
When looking the cc17 will have the number but also will say "advanced"

Like I said I still use the varta cells and will continue to but to get a spare set of recommend eneloops. They have 1900-2000 MaH and are listed to accept 2100 charges.
They also make pro ones that are 2500Mah but are 50% more expensive. I just use the regular white (or colored special editions)

Sorry for the lengthy post but I like batteries and especially rechargeables.



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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: volpe
Date: December 16, 2016 11:42AM
I would like to know if the Varta charger is a timer version.

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 17, 2016 06:01PM
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volpe
I would like to know if the Varta charger is a timer version.
There's two versions I guess. The one that comes in the racer pro pack is just an led light version and that one is a timer one.
But they also sell a more digital charger and battery set separate from the combo and it seems to have a digital screen. Not sure about that one.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Sataro
Date: December 29, 2016 08:28AM
Stefan,

Thanks for the info. Post was very informative. I will be purchasing another set of batteries & charger in the near future.

Billy




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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 30, 2016 05:17PM
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Sataro
Stefan,

Thanks for the info. Post was very informative. I will be purchasing another set of batteries & charger in the near future.

Billy
Well right now Amazon has a nice pack with the newest cc-55 Panasonic charger with 8 AA eneloops and 4 AAA batteries all for 29.xx
Killer deal. Plus it's a smart charger as well as a fast charger and it doesn't trickle after it's done. If they are sold out at that price by the time you see it, they will be back in stock for that price.
Sending private message to you.



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 30, 2016 05:22PM
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Sataro
Stefan,

Thanks for the info. Post was very informative. I will be purchasing another set of batteries & charger in the near future.

Billy
Also I stand corrected on the cc-55 charger I sent you the link for.
It does push more current in but it's still at a safe level



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: DesertRokon
Date: December 31, 2016 11:34AM
Does anyone know of a good AA charger that uses a 12 volt DC input ? I am currently using the Varta batteries as well as eneloops with the supplied Varta charger as it has a 12v input.
Thanks.
Vic

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 31, 2016 11:43AM
This is the Nitecore d2 charger. They also make a 4 battery one. This one came with the car adapter allowing it to work off of 12 volts. It uses -∆v/∆t pulse charging which is best for NiMH batteries. It also charges liIon cells which is what I originally bought it for.
But if it works with car charger cable it will work with anything.

Is there a reason it has to work in DC12v?
The Panasonic charger has an AC plug that will work all around the world and can purchase adapters for worldwide charging



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands




Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: DesertRokon
Date: December 31, 2016 02:07PM
Thanks for the reply !
>>>>Is there a reason it has to work in DC12v?<<<<
Just convenience, I drag a trailer into the desert to dry camp, and try to stay out 2-3 weeks at a time. I have plenty of solar power, 200 watts of panels feeding 2 Trojan T605 batteries in series. An inverter is just one more thing to bring along that can break.
Thanks Again.
Vic

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Re: Makro 2.4 Ghz headphones & Makro AA charger
Posted by: Stoof-tabsallday
Date: December 31, 2016 02:16PM
OK. Then that Nitecore will work. They don't all come with the car adapter though.
That one does and comes with the car adapter and it's cheap. Seller is eastshine and it's 14.99 so you can get 2 if you need to charge 4 at a time. But that kit from eastshine comes with the cig lighter plug
Sending link in private



Stefan (Michigan)

Nokta Fors Relic 7x11", 5.5x10"DD, 5", 5.5x10 Concentric


Makro Racer 2 - 7x11", 5.5x10", 5" DD


:tesoro: Mojave
:tesoro: Deleon - Troy shadow super 7",
:tesoro: Compadre 8
:tesoro: Compadre 5.75
:tesoro: Bandido II Micromax
:tesoro: Outlaw
:tesoro: Cibola- GB/all metal toggle mod
:tesoro: Vaquero
:tesoro: Cutlass Micromax 8

Lots of coils

*Not listed in any special order*

Tools:
Garrett carrot, lesche shovel, Killer B Wasps, my bare hands

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