Reliability of the Ripvan OEM charger

How long has your Ripvan OEM Charger lasted?


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matoriv

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hihi all
just curious to see how many people have used this charger and how long the charger has lasted for em..

for me, i bought my 1st one from w3cube last yr, used it for 6 months before it stopped working...(led lights flicking but after while stops, and e batteries are not chargered yet)

just bought 2nd one from eastgear on sat
but when i 1st tested it @ home, didnt work at all, no lights on watsoever...
going back to exchange or maybe go to maha...

but e ripvan oem can be easily used in usa where ill be going soon but damn...
after 2 bad exp with it.... i dunno to trust it or not..

anyone else had similar probs or veri satisfied with it?
 

oeyvind

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mine is still working... was the 1st batch from Eastgear when they were still at pico bldg.
 

varf

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my euro 2-pin RipVan OEM charger went beserk after 8+ months and started to blink even when there were no batteries inserted.

exchanged it for a new US stowable-2-pin charger with EastGear about two months ago, no questions asked. seems to be working fine.

but it's been sitting quietly on the shelf ever since i picked up a maha 401.
 

varf

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i picked up a maha charger because it can charge individual batts separately. great for devices that use an odd number of batteries.

also, the way the US-type RipVan pins are aligned makes it tricky to use with some power bars - it tends to block my power switch or overlap with the next socket.

Edit: oh, and also because the price of the maha had dropped to $49.95 at the time that i picked it up. almost forgot about that.
 

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