Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




20430 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3901

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 148713 28-Jun-2014 15:22
Send private message

But at bunnings couldnt tell me, and I couldnt find online anywhere what happens to the charge time if I stick 6 flat batteries into it, nothing really says if the charge speed slows down with multiple slots in use at once.

Anyone got one and tried several batteries in it at once?




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
13333 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2246

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1076130 28-Jun-2014 16:50
Send private message

Amazon reviews say it changes them sequentially, one at a time. Once they're charged it doesn't go back and top them up. It could be useful for a big building site for charges when you're not in a big hurry, like overnight, but individual chargers may be best.

One review said if you unplug it and leave the batteries in it it drains them and kills the batteries.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




20430 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3901

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1076192 28-Jun-2014 18:44
Send private message

Ah, never thought of amazon.

What a waste of time then, will just get a couple more stand alone chargers then.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1077154 30-Jun-2014 16:33
Send private message

Heh, thats a bit of a con.   I have separate chargers but I will remember that if I ever needed more.

     The ryobi one stuff is not too bad actually,   I have had expensive stuff die on me as well as cheap stuff that I have bought to sit next to a machine and do only one job.

     I found the ryobi stuff to be good middle ground, I only use their drills, a few hand drills and an impact drill.   Really happy with the impact drill.

     One thing I reckon they should make which I had to do myself was a stand alone, small, female receptor for the battery to plug in to with a usb output for charging.   I made one and took a few batteries with me camping and it was great, phone kept going for ages.

5106 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2371


  Reply # 1077314 30-Jun-2014 20:20
Send private message

jasonh: Heh, thats a bit of a con.   I have separate chargers but I will remember that if I ever needed more.

     The ryobi one stuff is not too bad actually,   I have had expensive stuff die on me as well as cheap stuff that I have bought to sit next to a machine and do only one job.

     I found the ryobi stuff to be good middle ground, I only use their drills, a few hand drills and an impact drill.   Really happy with the impact drill.

     One thing I reckon they should make which I had to do myself was a stand alone, small, female receptor for the battery to plug in to with a usb output for charging.   I made one and took a few batteries with me camping and it was great, phone kept going for ages.


There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 




20430 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3901

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1077317 30-Jun-2014 20:23
Send private message

I saw an instructable where someone did it with the shell of the useless flashlight in a kit. Just put a ciggy socket on it and plugged in a car charger.




Richard rich.ms

13333 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2246

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1077336 30-Jun-2014 21:03
Send private message

Fred99: There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 


Great idea, those things would keep a phone charged for ages in a disaster. Shame it's not available. I wonder if anything else would do the job?




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1077403 30-Jun-2014 21:59
Send private message

Fred99: 
There's a third-party company making USB charger adapters for various brand battery packs, including Ryobi. 



    I made mine near the end of 2012 and there was nothing around at the time.  I did go on to some forums and talk about it and emailed ryobi suggesting this could be something they may want to consider adding to their line.

    When I did mine I didn't see anyone doing anything similar.  Glad someone tried to take it commercially, too bad it didn't go further.

5106 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2371


  Reply # 1077414 30-Jun-2014 22:13
Send private message

Milwaukee make them for their 12 and 18v batteries.  Owned by the same company as Ryobi - so perhaps they will come out with them.


531 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 1084046 8-Jul-2014 12:20
Send private message

The ryobi one + radio has a usb charger + aux in.

 it charges batteries when plugged into mains too.


(expensive though, $279)




Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.