Battery Discharger

  jim63 14:06 12 Dec 08

Could someone please tell where I can get a Battery discharger for AA & AAA batteries. I already have the charger but would like just the discharger on it's own. Not too expensive.

  oldbeefer2 14:31 12 Dec 08

What do you use the batteries in? That will discharge them quite nicely!

  smokingbeagle 15:55 12 Dec 08

I use a suitable battery holder and use a 10ohm (10Watt) resistor scross the terminals. Crude but effective.

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  oldbeefer2 16:06 12 Dec 08

For my radio controlled aircraft batteries I use a car headlamp bulb - easy to see when it's almost flat (important as they can go reverse polarity). They are 4.8 volt, so a lower wattage bulb could be used for 1.2 cells (or wire a number up in series).

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