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searchlight52 Registered since 04th Dec 2011Thu 08-Dec-11 01:06 AM
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"Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 and Nikon Battery EL-9"


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I purchased a used Nikon D40 that came with charger and battery.

Since the battery was somewhat low, I charged it. The light on the charger started to blink, then after two hours, went out completely.

I then charged a new Lenmar battery that I bought as a spare. I inserted it into the charger. The light start to blink, then after a period of time, the charger light remained steady amber which according to the manual, means it is fully charged.

Does the fact that the amber light on the charger extinguishes when I charge the Nikon original battery mean that there is something wrong with the battery?

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 08-Dec-11 01:47 AM
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#1. "RE: Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 and Nikon Battery EL-9"
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Hi Marc,

I couldn't find a Manual for the MH-23 charger. I checked the Manual for the MH-18 charger which states that if the light goes Off with the battery inserted: Stop Recharging the battery immediately and disconnect the charger. As you suspected indicates a bad battery.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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DaveWooster Registered since 10th Nov 2012Sat 23-Feb-13 08:23 PM
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#2. "RE: Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 and Nikon Battery EL-9"
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Sat 23-Feb-13 08:49 PM by DaveWooster

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Marc, Marty and all,

I tried two Promaster replacements for an EN-EL9/A. The "good" one caused my MH-23 charger's light to blink; I then took it off the charger because the battery belonged to someone else. The "bad" one never lit the light in any way. (I have a way to test for bad, lithium ion batteries with my standard multi-meter.)

So I tend to concur with Marty that Marc should conclude that his first battery is probably bad. And like Marty, I could find no instruction sheet on the charger; but in the D60 User's Manual it says on pages 16-17, that the light blinks while charging and then "stops blinking" when charging is complete. (My MH-23 seems to work just like my Nikon MH-53 charger.)

Marc, your charger is number MH-23, right? And Lenmar replacements for Nikons can go bad, too. (DAMHIH)

  

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DaveWooster Registered since 10th Nov 2012Tue 26-Feb-13 08:15 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 and Nikon Battery EL-9"
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Tue 26-Feb-13 08:37 PM by DaveWooster

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Correction: My MH-53 charger signals that a battery is bad by blinking more rapidly than the ususal, slower blinking that it uses to signal normal charging. (The MH-23 seems to signal a bad battery by instead turning its amber light off.)
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Referenced post here that stands corrected:

>Marc, Marty and all,
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> (My MH-23 seems to work just like my
>Nikon MH-53 charger.)

...but in the D60 User's Manual it says on pages 16-17, that ...
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>Marc, your charger is number MH-23, right? ...
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I also found a quote about the manual for the "Nikon Quick Charger MH-23". Here it is: "The documentation is in your D60 user manual on page 16 and 17."

Referenced page from elsewhere: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091002105828AAPZKhg

  

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Alfred70 Registered since 12th Dec 2012Sun 24-Mar-13 04:39 PM
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#4. "RE: Nikon Quick Charger MH-23 and Nikon Battery EL-9"
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I have two MH-23 chargers and three EN-EL9 batteries for my D40x and D60 cameras. Every time I charge the batteries, the amber light blinks at a cycle rate slightly longer than one second during the charge. When the charge is complete, the amber light stays on without blinking. I never experienced charging a faulty battery so I don't know what the true indication would be for a bad battery.

Al

  

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