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    Hi vapers my new ish batteries have seemed to stop charging is there something i should look at

    Trying a spare charger now in case its my newish n4

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    Yes, check the voltage before and after you charge them. Check the voltage it is charging at.

    If you've flattened the batteries too far some auto chargers will not charge them because it can't work out what they are. Some of these chargers will have a recovery button to do a short recovery charge on the battery before a normal charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator4 View Post
    Yes, check the voltage before and after you charge them. Check the voltage it is charging at.

    If you've flattened the batteries too far some auto chargers will not charge them because it can't work out what they are. Some of these chargers will have a recovery button to do a short recovery charge on the battery before a normal charge.
    Thanks fab was unawre of this
    they got down about 10%

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    Looks like you were right thanks again

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    FYI it is bad for your batteries' life expectancy if you drain them below 3.2V, which is 0.5V above what most chargers will recognise as the minimum charge in a Li-Ion. So really you should never be draining them below what your charger will accept.
    Keeping your batts in good condition will save you some $ in the long run
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    Great advice thanks noe

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    Yes, what Noe said. If you never let the batteries drop below 3.5 V you will get many hundreds more charge cycles out of them.

    The batteries are happiest at the nominal voltage, usually 3.7 or 3.75 volts but of course they are only at that voltage for a short amount of time. That's one reason that batteries are often at 50% charge when you get them though.

    Don't have too many batteries on hand - they age whether you use them or not. Just enough to keep them cycling is enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFloyd View Post
    Thanks fab was unawre of this
    they got down about 10%

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    10% should be above 3.2V and should be OK. Some mods may attempt to take the batteries lower than 3.2V, and some multi battery series mods may not monitor the cells individually or properly.

    The use of a voltmeter to check individual cells is something I recommend. Analysing battery chargers would also be useful to monitor the health of cells. Failing that, put the batteries on charge when the mod shows them at 30% and look out for things such as the batteries taking too long or too short a time to charge.
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