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Battery charging question

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by j122068, Jan 4, 2020.

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  1. j122068

    j122068 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    I just bought some Samsung 30t 21700 to go in my hammer of God v4 (I know it has its flaws). I have 4 new 21700 batteries charging on a XTAR D4. Three of the batteries are on the second indicator light and one of them is still at one light. I'm assuming it was a bit lower voltage. Is this normal?
     
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  2. j122068

    j122068 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    I bought the batteries from IMRBatteries
     
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  3. j122068

    j122068 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    Now three of them have three indicator lights and the other has two.
     
  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Sounds normal to me.
     
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  5. j122068

    j122068 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    Thanks for the reply! I bought some bad cloned batteries from eBay and they would discharge at different speeds individually. It made me a little gun shy.
     
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  6. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Certainly better to ask now rather than later..
     
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    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  8. Diver9543

    Diver9543 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2015
    Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    It sounds quite normal to me. It is always better to ask than assume, we enjoy answering questions almost as much as helping spend other folks money.

    Jerry
     
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  9. j122068

    j122068 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ravenden springs AR
    Lol thanks!
     
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  10. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    If I had one battery out of four that's acting differently than the others when brand-new, I would take a Sharpie pen and mark it. I would also put it in a different slot the next time you charge it to see if the discrepancy moves with the battery, or whether one of the four slots might be a little lame. Oh, and I would also check things out with a volt meter.
     
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  11. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I've had an LG that was a bit hard to charge, in general. I wound up retiring it because I was like, "Eh, this is getting a bit odd."

    IDK if it was The First Time, and after that it behaved normally I might assume it was a bit older or from a different batch or whatever, but I probably would not freak out.

    I suppose to be on the safe side you could do everything Rossum suggested, that's probably your best course of action.

    Or, you could toss it NOW. God if I did everything Rossum did with a battery (he's surely probably right though) I'd just say, "I'm tired. Goodbye battery."

    Anna
     
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  12. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    He (Rossum) understands and enjoys that stuff. For me the whole thing is sort of like today's automobile; I can start it, I can drive it but how it works with today's electronics is mysterious to me.
    I am with you, if they don't work or look like they are not working right then I pitch 'em (at BestBuy's bin). For my technical expertise, that is the only safe thing for me to do.

     
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  13. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Yeah, I know a thing or two about automotive electronics too; and when I retire from that business, I hope to buy one last car -- an old MBZ turbo-diesel that will happily run without any electronics. :sneaky:
     
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