Tenergy batteries

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  1. grizzly1530

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    Has anyone had trouble with tenergy batteries? I bought some with hopes to use them for trail cameras, and was using them in the kids electronics first to test them. I bought 26, and at least 10 wouldn't take a charge after the first cycle. What could cause this? I emailed tenergy, and they would need me to send them back to test them. The amount it would take me to ship them, I can buy another set. Is this common with tenergy rechargeables? Is there a better brand out there?
     
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    I have hundreds of Tenergys and I haven't had the first problem with any of them. Have you noticed if the charger is working properly? I've got a multi-charger and sometimes the last two ports don't work right. I always have to double check any batteries that have been charged in those ports.

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    Yep, I have an 8 bay smart charger from tenergy. It has the indicators for each bay. When I put these batteries in, they don't register, but if I put the batteries that work in there, they show on the screen right away. I've read a bit online that the smart charger from tenergy sometimes won't charge the battery if it's been discharged too much, but there is limited info about it that I can find. I'll see if I can attach a picture to show it. These show with good and bad batteries in it.

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    did you run them completely dead the first time?
     
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    I honestly can't remember. Is that something that should be done?
     
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    No, you do not have to do this with NiMH batteries. This was true with the NiCd batteries. They maintained a "memory" and if you did not discharge them they would wear out faster. Assuming your Tenergys are NiMH this shouldn't be a problem.

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    i have some rechargeable i have found if they a dained to low the will not charge or show up on the charger i use a 9 volt batter to put a little charge in the battery put wires on both ends and count to 3 or 5 thats enough for the charge to start working i google it and went from there good luck
     
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    Thanks for the tip! That worked! I wish I wouldn't have thrown the first 4 away:(
     
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    That's great info. I have a dozen or so that I thought has went bad. I'll have to give that trick a try.

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    I just gave that trick a try. I didn't have a 9 volt but I had a 6 volt lying around. 13 batteries that were useless before and now all 13 are charging. Thanks for the tip!!!!
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