Charger light colors?

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  1. dawhoo

    dawhoo Full Member

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    What do the colors mean on the chargers? I think yellow means it's charging. Green means it's done charging. But what is red? One of my 808D-1 manuals, when it put it in the charger, the led stays red. Does this mean I have a dead battery or a very low charge in the battery?

    I tried to search, but "red" is too short a term for the search here.
     
  2. dawhoo

    dawhoo Full Member

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    Oh and the manual doesn't say anything about the charger colors codes.
     
  3. Ajaxus

    Ajaxus Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Typically in the world of charging batteries, red means it's dead/has no charge/has very little charge, yellow/orange means that it is charging and is part way done, and green means good to go.

    I would assume it means the same here. There's no harm in leaving it plugged in for awhile and then checking back on it I would think.
     
  4. Houdini

    Houdini Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Red means charging, orange means almost done, green = done. Some go from red to green with no orange in between. 401 chargers stay green with a flash of red every couple of seconds when they are done.
     
  5. dawhoo

    dawhoo Full Member

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    Ahhh, I think I might have a bad battery then. Only 1 though. It's been red for about 3 hours now. The others are amberish and slowly turn to green. Thanks for the help. It makes sense.
     
  6. Houdini

    Houdini Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    You know it can take up to 4 hours to charge some batteries.
     
  7. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    isnt it great not being color blind.. i look at that light all the time it is always the same color to me..
     
  8. dawhoo

    dawhoo Full Member

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    I am glad to be able to see the colours. However, this one battery has been red light for 9 hours. Guess I got a bad one, good thing I ordered 6 total. Yes, 6, I use to work for the government. Redundancy is good. Good.
     
  9. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I truly wish bi-color LEDs were blue/green or blue/red. I can't distinguish between the red and green, other than light intensity if I have two units of a kind, or on my multi-charger. And, the KR808D-1 charger blasts out high intensity when charging and then dims down when charged. Bi-color red/green LEDs are also a problem with me at my job.
    Here's one color "blindness" test (Misnomer) for those who don't know about it.
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    People with normal color vision will see 58 (upper left), 18 (upper right), E (lower left) and 17 (lower right). The only pattern I see is the 18 in the upper right.
     
  10. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    yeah the only one i can see clear is the 18.. I have a lot of problems with this since i draw.. only work in black and white because of this. every now and then will try color but it does not look right to me
     
  11. dawhoo

    dawhoo Full Member

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    I think I see an "L" in the lower left one, the others are a right or I can make it out. I better not be color blind, my job requires me to see colors!
     
  12. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    you are color blind.. it is more shades of colors that are hard to tell .. i play candy land with my nephews and they still think I am cheating because the orange looks like yellow to me and the purple looks blue
     
  13. grim_piper

    grim_piper Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    The "it's charged" blue LED on my USB charger is so bright could direct jet traffic.
     
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