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Old 07-24-2010, 03:54 AM
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My DF is down for repairs so my backup is my Excal II until my DF gets back from Whites. Have I read correctly that the newer Excal II battery can be recharged daily without concern? Lets say I recharged the battery recently for 17 hours (so its fully charged). I then go hunting on Tuesday for 4 hours and then again on Thursday for 6 hours. Do I charge the battery for 10 hours or do I go ahead and recharge for the full 17 and does recharging before it needs a full charge cause any damage to the NiMH cells?

I ask because I want to make sure I don't do any damage to my machine while the other one is out for repairs. I'd also like to know my charge won't fizzle out on me leaving me with a dead detector halfway through my hunt.


For the Excal users out there...is there any trickle charger you use or recommend for this purpose that has some form of indicator light letting you know you have a fully charged NiMH battery pack?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:52 AM
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http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-11.htm

I uses the Smart Charger it fully charges my battery with in 2 hours or less.
Hope this helps
This is the one I am useing
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11535.48
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11534.48

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Old 07-24-2010, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by chuckinmiami13 View post
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-11.htm

I uses the Smart Charger it fully charges my battery with in 2 hours or less.
Hope this helps
This is the one I am useing
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11535.48
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11534.48
Great info...thank you Chuck.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:23 PM
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Do you recharge after each hunt Chuck?
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Originally Posted by chuckinmiami13 View post
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-11.htm

I uses the Smart Charger it fully charges my battery with in 2 hours or less.
Hope this helps
This is the one I am useing
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11535.48
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/show...temID=11534.48
Haven't received it yet but I did order it.

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Old 07-24-2010, 06:33 PM
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Do you recharge after each hunt Chuck?
I only hunt on weekend so I recharge it every Saturday Morning

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Aquaman,get the charger and adapter Chuck posted,i told Sam about it,they are great and you will not use the original charger anymore Earl
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