Using a AAA charger to charge AA batteries

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by MMH, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. MMH

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Hello there everybody!!

    I was thinking whether I can use a AAA Ni-MH battery charger to charge a AA one. The shop beside m house has a AAA smart charger , but not AA. If I extend the terminals of the charger to charge a AA battery will there be any problem? I know that it will take longer time, but wont the charger be able to detect the fully charged NI-MH battery??
  2. edwardholmes91

    Active Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    I can't remember what type of batteries it charged, but I remember having a battery charger many years ago and it would charge anything from AAA to D size. it had one fixed contact and then the other one was spring loaded and the bay extended to take bigger size batteries. From what I recall you could charge more than one type of battery at once without a problem, but I could be wrong.
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