Craftsman QuickBoost Charger Preview is a high quality battery charger designed for use with all types of batteries including alkaline, nickel metal hydride (NiMH), lead acid, and even some rechargeable batteries such as those from Sony Ericsson or Samsung. A few other manufacturers have also used it in their products but they are not listed here because they do not make any chargers compatible with them. The QuickBoost charger was developed by Craftsman.
The QuickBoost charger is available in two versions: one for alkalines and another for NiMH cells. Both versions have the same basic features except that the QuickBoost version comes with a built-in LED indicator light which indicates when charging is complete.
Quickboost charger uses a special type of lithium ion cell called a “quick” cell, which means it contains only three chemicals instead of four like most other cells. These cells are capable of delivering up to 10 times the energy than standard alkaline batteries. They’re also very easy to charge, so they’re ideal for portable electronic devices.
QuickBoost chargers come in several different sizes and models. Most are small enough to fit into your pocket, purse or briefcase. Others can be mounted on a wall or ceiling and are usually labeled with numbers such as “12V/2A.” This means that it’s a charger designed to provide a power input of 12 Volts at a maximum of 2 Amps (2400 mA).
In addition, all QuickBoost battery chargers are designed to provide automatic charging at different charge rates.
There are three main types of battery chemistries: alkaline, lithium and Ni-Cad or NiMH (nickel metal hydride). In the late 1960s, the company Duracell (now owned by Berkshire Hathaway) invented a new type of battery called a “alkaline”. These batteries use potassium hydroxide in place of zinc chloride to produce a cell with much higher voltage.
Conventional batteries at the time (the 1960s) only had a voltage of 1.5 volts. This high level of voltage allows modern electronics to perform faster and last longer between charges. Alkaline batteries are cheap, but they cannot be recharged.
The QuickBoost battery charger can be used on all of the above battery chemistries. But if you’re using standard rechargeable batteries, it is suggested that you use rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) or Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells. Both types of cells are capable of being recharged hundreds of times, but over time they lose their ability to hold a charge as well as they used to.
This is called “memory effect”.
Most batteries today contain a small microprocessor chip to prevent this effect. If your rechargeable batteries have this, then you don’t need to worry about the memory effect as much. However, all batteries will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
When this happens, it is best to dispose of ALL the batteries at the same time. This is because each battery contains a small amount of energy in its embedded microprocessor.
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