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stevethebrain's Avatar stevethebrain 06:06 PM 04-02-2013
are my Harmony 700 batterys worn out?

my Harmony 700 is about 1 1/2 year old since I've had it.

I charge the batterys pretty much everyday.

Usalley when I initalley plug in the AC power the remote displays it's charging now it dos'nt display the charging status it just stays on activitys today is the second day it's done this.

The remote works fine just concerned if it's actualley charging?

Thanks STB

stevethebrain's Avatar stevethebrain 09:13 AM 04-04-2013
Dave or Bryan are you there? I'm in need of assistance.

this is day three I have no battery charging display.

Should I be checking into two double AA litium batteries? or can I use my Ray O Vac hybrid rechargables. I don't want a explosion.
STB
bizwiz41's Avatar bizwiz41 07:00 AM 04-05-2013
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

Dave or Bryan are you there? I'm in need of assistance.

this is day three I have no battery charging display.

Should I be checking into two double AA litium batteries? or can I use my Ray O Vac hybrid rechargables. I don't want a explosion.
STB

It does sound like your batteries may be going. However, replace with NiMH batteries (AA R6).
stevethebrain's Avatar stevethebrain 08:19 AM 04-05-2013
OK Thanks where do you think I can obtain these batteries?

I sure hope the Harmony isn't ruined could'nt image going back to a device type remote.

these look exactly like the batteries that came w/ the remote.
http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B000IV2WAW

this appears to be the better deal
https://www.all-battery.com/cart.aspx

STB
bizwiz41's Avatar bizwiz41 01:11 PM 04-05-2013
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

OK Thanks where do you think I can obtain these batteries?

I sure hope the Harmony isn't ruined could'nt image going back to a device type remote.

these look exactly like the batteries that came w/ the remote.
http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B000IV2WAW

this appears to be the better deal
https://www.all-battery.com/cart.aspx

STB

The attached link would not take me to the battery model, but as long as they're NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) and rechargeable, they should be fine.

The "Sanyo Eneloop" batteries are good, but EXPENSIVE! I have a set, but there are better deals out there. You mentioned the Ray-O-Vac NiMH, those should work as well. Sorry I didn't mention that in my earlier post.
stevethebrain's Avatar stevethebrain 06:24 AM 04-06-2013
I have these Rayo Vacs only two I use in my seldom used digital camera, did'nt relize they where in fact
NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) so I'll try them in the Harmony.

I'm thinking the Harmonys slow charge won't create an explosion because these Rayo Vacs did come w/ there own charger which is also a very slow charge usalley 8+ hours.

I'm curious if these NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) are smart like cell phone batteries and have a memerey of what is a full charge? Nowadays I condition all rechargables like run then down to compeletly dead then recharge just in case they do have a memerey.

since these NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) lifespan is calculated by # of charges I think I'll reduce the # of times I recharge from everyday to every other day.

I'm now on the lookout for a deal on some NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid).
Thanks STB


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYFZ6Y/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk
bizwiz41's Avatar bizwiz41 06:35 AM 04-06-2013
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

I have these Rayo Vacs only two I use in my seldom used digital camera, did'nt relize they where in fact
NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) so I'll try them in the Harmony.

I'm thinking the Harmonys slow charge won't create an explosion because these Rayo Vacs did come w/ there own charger which is also a very slow charge usalley 8+ hours.

I'm curious if these NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) are smart like cell phone batteries and have a memerey of what is a full charge? Nowadays I condition all rechargables like run then down to compeletly dead then recharge just in case they do have a memerey.

since these NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid) lifespan is calculated by # of charges I think I'll reduce the # of times I recharge from everyday to every other day.

I'm now on the lookout for a deal on some NiMH (Nickel Metal Hybrid).
Thanks STB


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYFZ6Y/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

A decent set of NiMH batteries should last 1 1/2 - 2 years no problem; that would be charging every day as well. If you current batteries are in that age range, then they are likely ready for replacement. My point is don't worry too much about having to monitor the batteries, as to charging, etc. I would just "set them and forget them" for the next year or so.
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