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Old 06-04-2014, 10:18 PM   #41
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The 8 volt setting is interesting, I don't recall seeing that before. Maybe some old radio batteries were 8 volt lead-acid?

Or was that a turbo-mode for a 6 V?
Some golf cart batteries are 8V (have 4 cells in series).

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One thing I should mention in case some novices happen to read this thread. Always charge a Lithium battery with the charger designed for it. Never ever try to jury-rig a charger to a Lithium battery (OK, you can, but you have to know what you are doing, and never leave it unattended).

Here's the reason. If overcharged, wet lead-acid batteries bubble and may spill acid. Sealed lead-acid, NiCad, and NiMH batteries may vent electrolyte through a safety vent. The above cause a mess and ruin the batteries, but are not lethal. Lithium batteries explode and catch on fire. They do not like to be overcharged at all, nor trickle-charged. When they are full, they are full. Absolutely no trickle charge.

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