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#1 okuma

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:56 PM

Will a battery discharge faster in a non-energized charger than in a plastic holder?

i.e. can you store batteries in a charger?


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#2 TimG

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 11:48 PM

Interesting question.

 

I've always had the childhood fear that, if batteries are stored in their charger something could short out the electricity terminals of the charger causing an issue with the batteries. But maybe, as I say, that is childhood nonsense.

 

I keep all my batteries in those little plastic battery boxes that hold 4 or 8 cells.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 05:30 PM

I dont know if they do or they dont, but, when traveling, I tend to install any spare Li batteries in their chargers. Prevent me from running afoul of the TSAs no loose spares rule...
IIRC, I did buy a set of Enoops that came packaged in the charger, to my guess is that, for those particular batteries, storage in the charger is fine.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

I solved my potential problem by inserting a section of insulator between the base of the battery and the charger contact.


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