Battery charger for NIMH?

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Battery charger for NIMH?
Apr 6, 2006

Hi, while waiting for my Canon A620, I'm looking for a good charger. Here in Argentina there aren't too much to choose. I found two models of brand "Minwa":

-One of them provides 1400 mah for the AA batteries. The other one, just 800 mah

-Only the second one (800 mah) has an interesting feature, it can discharge batteries (I read on batteryuniversity that this is helpfull from time to time).
-Price doesn't matter.

The questions are:

  • For using NIMH batteries is really important that difference on charging speed?? (based on what batteryuniversity said: NIMH batteries needs fast charge in order to have a long life)

  • Is really important the discharge feature?

I think I prefer to use batteries for a long time than to have them charged in 1 hour less, so if the different speed doesn't matter and the discharge feature does, I will take the "slow" charger.
Wait for your advise.

Thanks

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Christian
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