You can always use the cheap lamp timers (K-Mart, WalMart, Lowes,
H.D., etc.) if you want to gamble that way. Do the chargers have
indicator lights which let you know when the cells are fully charged?
If so, then you really should monitor the recharge visually. With the
timer, you are just guessing how much undercharge or overcharge
you will apply to the cells.
Better yet, buy one of the many "universal smart chargers" and do it
right. You can cut the cord from the dumb chargers and tie it into
the smart charger via a "quick connect" plug. That way your new
setup consists of smart charger tied to cable which has a quick
connect, tied to the original cable which now has a quick connect,
tied to Harbor Freight tool (or the Harbor Freight battery charger
Harbor freight sells some great bargain tools, but many of their
chargers are crap. They sell more tools that way. :)
Stormin Mormon wrote in message ...
I've got a couple drills from Harbor Freight. They come with a "stupid
charger", if left on will just boil the batteries dry.
What would be nice is some kind of count down timer to switch the 110 volt
power to the charge plug. So, I could set the timer to 1 hour, 2 hours,
whatever I'd guess to be needed. That would cut down on over charging, and
boiling the nicads dry.
I'm at a bit of a loss for how to find such a gadget. Any ideas?
Christopher A. Young
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