Maha Battery Charger-Analyzer
In addition to the standard charging, conditioning and discharging, the WizardOne
charger-analyzer also offers two unusual operations modes. The "Break-In"
mode allows the user to input the capacity of the battery and performs a "forming"
charge designed to properly break-in new batteries. The "Cycle"
mode allows user to charge and discharge batteries consecutively while storing
the capacity for up to 15 cycles.
There are ten selectable charging and discharging current from 0.2A to 2.0A and 0.1A to 1.0A respectively. The charger also features four independent temperature sensors using Maha's latest temperature rise detection algorithm in addition to the usual peak temperature detection. It also armed with additional patented termination algorithms found in other Maha chargers.
The unit can be operated in a "basic" and "advanced"
mode. In the basic mode, user merely needs to insert the batteries with no further
key press. The charger will select the appropriate settings automatically.
Using a quartz oscillator time base typically found in computer boards, it is able to report capacity within 1% accuracy across multiple units making battery benchmarking more meaningful.
MH-C9000 will ship in December 2006 with a MSRP of $69.95. The standard package will include a worldwide travel power supply. A 12V car adapter is available as an option.