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  Reply # 1531045 12-Apr-2016 20:22
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Went in today to buy an iPhone Lightning Cable - $10 (85% off) not bad, might buy some more!  





 

 

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  Reply # 1531193 12-Apr-2016 22:54
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mattwnz:

 

richms: Also the 8 pack of aa's is a good deal. 4 not so much.

There was a $40 charger at superxheap for D and C and smaller ones. Not got it since I have some us$20 ones on the way from aliexpress

 

Anyone know if a  charger that charges the old NI-CD batteries, charge these newer batteries? I have an old sanyo one that fits C's and D's.

 

 

If it trickle charges then they will get full eventually, but nicd's were tiny capacity so they sized the current for that so you are talking days to charge, and leaving them in there may damage the cells, and without a decent current it can struggle when cells get old to put a decent charge into them.

 

Yes, in a pinch use an old slow charger but constant use will just have the cells die sooner.





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  Reply # 1532556 13-Apr-2016 14:02
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richms:

 

Yes, in a pinch use an old slow charger but constant use will just have the cells die sooner.

 

 

just once in a overnight or trickle charger can be enough to fry nimh's . That happened with my 1st set of nimh's
Battery university has good info regarding this
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_nickel_metal_hydride

"NiMH dislikes overcharge, and the trickle charge is set to around 0.05C. NiCd is better at absorbing overcharge and the original NiCd chargers had a trickle charge of 0.1C. The differences in trickle charge current and the need for more sensitive full-charge detection render the original NiCd charger unsuitable for NiMH batteries"

 

 


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  Reply # 1532920 14-Apr-2016 11:25
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Up to 90% discount now.

 

Brought a 5V, 3A power adapter this morning for $3.50. Comes with multiple plugs for different devices. Very sharp price for such a high current, NZ standards compliant device.  If you need any power adapters, this is a great time to buy them - perhaps to replace adapters that came with US sourced devices?

 

 

 

4 pack of low self discharge, nimh, 6000mAh D batteries are now $5. Good excuse to buy a new maglite 3rd gen led torch. Also a nimh battery charger....

 

Hmmm, I think I'm doing this savings thing wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1532922 14-Apr-2016 11:32
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just once in a overnight or trickle charger can be enough to fry nimh's . That happened with my 1st set of nimh's
Battery university has good info regarding this
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_nickel_metal_hydride

"NiMH dislikes overcharge, and the trickle charge is set to around 0.05C. NiCd is better at absorbing overcharge and the original NiCd chargers had a trickle charge of 0.1C. The differences in trickle charge current and the need for more sensitive full-charge detection render the original NiCd charger unsuitable for NiMH batteries"

 

It must have been faulty or something, I have run many nimh's in a cheap timed 16 hour overnight charger with no impact on their capacity when they went back thru the good charger.

 

Any constant current dumb charger for nicads will be putting out 0.1c of the nicad capacity, which will be 1/3 to 1/4 of the nimh capacity. The only ones I would worry about are the ones that go from AAA to D size in a single slot with the same current and spec out 3 hours for a AA on them, so are 3-400mA current.

 

Its also handy to have a dumb charger since the smarter ones will often not start up when the cell is down to close to 0 volts without either 10 mins or so in the junky charger to get the voltage up, or else "jumpstarting" it off another full cell to get it running.





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  Reply # 1532927 14-Apr-2016 11:36
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Up to 90% discount now.

 

Brought a 5V, 3A power adapter this morning for $3.50. Comes with multiple plugs for different devices. Very sharp price for such a high current, NZ standards compliant device.  If you need any power adapters, this is a great time to buy them - perhaps to replace adapters that came with US sourced devices?

 

 

I bought some of those, and also the switchable 2.5A one last weekend for only 85% off. Ah well, such is life. Didnt want to risk them selling out and missing out when things got to 90.

 

Wonder if any of the ends are actually any use on these..

 

Next week 95% or free or what?





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  Reply # 1532970 14-Apr-2016 12:08

Maybe, but I still think they might go to the $1.00 and $2.00 bins strategy to sell some of the cheap cables and other junk that's not been selling.


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  Reply # 1532971 14-Apr-2016 12:13
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richms:

 

dolsen:

 

Up to 90% discount now.

 

Brought a 5V, 3A power adapter this morning for $3.50. Comes with multiple plugs for different devices. Very sharp price for such a high current, NZ standards compliant device.  If you need any power adapters, this is a great time to buy them - perhaps to replace adapters that came with US sourced devices?

 

 

I bought some of those, and also the switchable 2.5A one last weekend for only 85% off. Ah well, such is life. Didnt want to risk them selling out and missing out when things got to 90.

 

Wonder if any of the ends are actually any use on these..

 

Next week 95% or free or what?

 

 

I bought one too. The list price was $55 and it was supposed to have 85% off. It came up on the till as 75% off. When I pointed this out to the lady behind the counter I got a rather short response saying the price tags are not to be believed, if I don't want it for that price then tough. I paid my money and left with my tail between my legs. Got to pick your fights....


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  Reply # 1533177 14-Apr-2016 19:43
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Bought an arm full of power supplies today, a few 5v 3A,  a few 12v 1.5A and an adjustable car one.  Always handy to have around.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1533240 14-Apr-2016 21:09
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Clearing out clearance tickets...


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  Reply # 1533248 14-Apr-2016 21:35
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I really do need a pack full of Dick Smith clearance price tickets... but my top dollar is $3 per pack.

 

Pity.

 

I was a genuine buyer.


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  Reply # 1533764 15-Apr-2016 21:54
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Went in to Sylvia Park last weekend to have a browse, wasn't much on offer but ended up leaving with a nice Breville blender 50% off.





 


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  Reply # 1533804 15-Apr-2016 23:51
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Clearing out clearance tickets...

 

 

 

 

The receivers are really trying to squeeze every last dollar out of it. I mean who the heck would pay good money for that. Much of the stuff I  would imagine is going to end up as bulk lots at Turner.


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  Reply # 1533888 16-Apr-2016 10:53
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Mobile modems for want of a better term are 60% off. I got a USB stick and a "pocket WiFi" yesterday for $24 and $39 respectively, each with 2GB of data.

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scottjpalmer: Mobile modems for want of a better term are 60% off. I got a USB stick and a "pocket WiFi" yesterday for $24 and $39 respectively, each with 2GB of data.

 

 

 

???

 

 

 

I got a 32GB USB stick for $10 from China.


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