Second hand Sony LiPo batteries

Preamble

I got hold of four secondhand Sony VTC5 batteries in Talat Din Daeng for 500 baht, from the same bloke who sold me the dodgy Wismec (see Wismec RX200), with a pretty purple (yet blown) 4GB Kingston USB DT101 G2 thrown in (see Stick it up your USB).

After the initial excitement, it started to sink in that they were probably fakes. When will I ever learn?

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Optimate charger

Preamble

I have two Optimate chargers, a Honda 3+ and a Optimate 4, and finding the online manuals is a bit of an issue. This is because fo the poor rebadging and renaming system. Optimate was sometime Accumate, and the Honda 3+ isn’t necessarily the same as the Optimate 3+ (although I am not sure what the exact differences are). Ridiculous, I know. Anyway, here is a collection of the links that I have found.

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