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#1 (permalink)      11/16/2014 4:24:52 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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This charger is driving my cat to edges of insanity. It produces a very high pitched almost kind of whistling sound, that gets louder and more annoying when te batteries are fully charged. Anyone else got this problem, or is mine just a faulty build?

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I have the i4 and it doesn't make any noise. High pitched noises are often a sign of a problem transformer, or a failing capacitor. I've had things where the transformer has done this since forever and hasn't posed a danger or failed, just been an annoyance, but if it is possible to return it for exchange I'd consider it.

I'm sure the battery cops and scaremongers will be along shortly to petrify you.
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#2 (permalink)      11/16/2014 4:30:21 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have the i4 and it doesn't make any noise. High pitched noises are often a sign of a problem transformer, or a failing capacitor. I've had things where the transformer has done this since forever and hasn't posed a danger or failed, just been an annoyance, but if it is possible to return it for exchange I'd consider it.

I'm sure the battery cops and scaremongers will be along shortly to petrify you.
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#3 (permalink)      11/16/2014 4:39:54 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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We're here. This normally happens very close to the point when it will self destruct. When it does any batteries that have been charged in the unit, they don't even have to be in the charger still, will vent violently and explode with a force not dissimilar to what happened in Hiroshima. It's not the noise that's bothering your cat, animals can sense impending doom, such as earthquakes, tsunami's and venting batteries. You have been warned many time on this forum. When will people learn? ;)

On the other hand, ignore me, I'm full of shit. Do as Robert suggest's, seem's like sound advice.
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#5 (permalink)      11/16/2014 6:10:55 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Whistling atomisers drive me to the edge of insanity, that`s why I replace them

not because they are dangerous, but because they are annoying - I would probably do the same with a charger ;)

(it might be dangerous though)
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Instead of mixing my juices on sunday, I'll spend today building a soundproof room for my charger.
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It's all your fault. I've seen you bang on about whistling atomiser's plenty of time's and understand your point. I'm partially deaf so I don't hear them. About a week ago I read another post from you about whistling. Not long after that I rebuilt one of my Orchid's that had been in use for some time and it started whistling, must be loud because I can hear it, sounds like a train whistle! You jinxed my Orchid. ;) Hope when I rebuild it goes.
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Jaccoman wrote:

Instead of mixing my juices on sunday, I'll spend today building a firesoundproof room for my charger.

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Try 12V DC adapter if you have one.
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I have an I2 and it makes a low volume/high pitched beep while the batteries are charging that becomes a low volume/high pitched whine when the batteries are fully charged. The batteries always charge to 4.2 V (checked on a multimeter) and do not appear to be suffering from any ill effects. I do not mind the beeping/whining as it lets me know when the batteries are charged up - the sound is only really noticeable in a reasonably quiet room. It has always made these noises since I got it, but no problems with 6 months of regular use.

My D2 does not beep/whine and I like to check the voltage of the batteries as they are charging from time to time so it gets more use these days.
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I bought one at FT last year. no sounds.