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Subject: Re: Charger for older cam corder

Date: 09/19/01 at 4:05 PM
Posted by: Brian Snell
E-mail: bsnell@lara.on.ca.
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Charger for older cam corder posted by Gary Thompson on 08/25/01 at 11:58 PM:

Hi. I know the JVC model of portable VCR you refer to.
The battery is an industry standard and chargers are available from Sony in a number of versions.
The battery is 8 Nickel-Cadmium cells in series, plus a thermal sensor. As an alternative, any 10 or 12v nicad (constant-current) charger will work provided that SOME FORM OF TIME-LIMITER to disconnect the charge is used based on whatever charging current has been set. For your purpose, a charge rate of 1Amp for 90 mins should work fine provided the battery is fully discharged before re-charging. This battery style has awkward contact strips for a simple connection but one connection method would be a plain wooden block with nails spaced to contact the strips, and a foam rubber pad at the other end to maintain the end-pressure.
Hope that this helps.
Brian Snell (bsnell@lara.on.ca)

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