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Jaguar Battery/Charger Question..

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Hoping someone can shed some light here... I picked up a Jag & charger, but it didn't come with a battery. Bought a battery online (which arrived today) but when I drop it in the charger... nothing. The charger is a BML 161 59/1 Universal Charger with a Jag sleeve in it. Battery is a BKB 191 210 NiMH. Is it possible that this charger will only do NiCD and not NiMH?
 

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Actually.... the more I read, the more it looks like this is the case. Geez I can buy a new Tri-Chemistry charger cheaper than a NiCD battery pack.
 

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I have a OEM charger (NiCd/NiMh) .... from Macom, and it is the biggest piece of junk I have ever seen. It will not work with my NiCd or NiMh batteries. So .. I just use my Maha charger to charge my batteries. So ... I would be careful which charger and batteries you get as I have had poor success from the OEM chargers.

I know I am not the only one having problems .. as one of my friends has problems with his OEM charger too.
 

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Oh .. I was going to tell you can tell if it is a NiCd charger only .. or NiCd / NiMh.

If the cord that goes to the charger from the wall has 3 prongs / connections (like what you would see on a pc) on the charger... it is NiCd. If it has 2 (smaller plug) it is NiCd / NiMh.
 

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How are you charging with your Maha charger? (I've got one of those as well). Good info on checking the cord type.. This charger does indeed have the 3 pronged connection. I ended up buying a 3rd party tri-chemistry charger, so hopefully that will do the trick.
 

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How are you charging with your Maha charger? (I've got one of those as well). Good info on checking the cord type.. This charger does indeed have the 3 pronged connection. I ended up buying a 3rd party tri-chemistry charger, so hopefully that will do the trick.
So that would mean you have a NiCd charger .. and won't charge your NiMh as you have already seen.

Re the Maha charger ... I am using the MH-C777PLUS-II. It works very well with battery packs, but I see that it may be a discontinued item.

I think that you made a good choice by going with the 3rd party charger.
 
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