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mjh Groovin'
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What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?

What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?  Where can I go to get instructions for this item?

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Re: What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?

Hello Mike,

Welcome to the Sony community forums.

A blinking yellow light indicates one of two things, either the battery is not making good contact to the charging terminals in the Bay, or your  AA or AAA  Sony Ni-MH Battery is failing.     try unplugging the charger, and rub the Positive end plate terminals with a clean pencil eraser.  remove all but one of your batteries and test  the same battery in each bay if some blink and some dont,  its the batteries.  if all of your batteries blink regardless, its the contacts of your charger.

mjh Groovin'
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Re: What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?

Where can I go to download complete instructiions for this charger? 

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Re: What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?

we do not currently have an instruction sheet for this charger.

Below is the only information it had on  the box when it was new. the positive and negative  polarities are marked within the bays for the charger.

 

This battery charger must only be used with Sony Ni-MH batteries in AA or AAA size, which are marked "rechargeable"

Rated Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 3W

Rated Output: 1.4V, 400mAX2/160mAX2

Dimensions (Approx.): 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (w/h/d) Color: Black

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Re: What does a blinking yellow light mean on the Sony BC-CS2A battery charger?

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This is the worst kind of cancer. A battery charger that only charges its own batteries. Deep inside, I'm sure that Sony is disturbed by the fact that batteries must conform to AAA or AA sizes. They wish they could make their own proprietary sized batteries, but you know, batteries are by design, compatible with all devices. It's just a 1.5 volt AA or AAA battery. They're not allowed to make a special sized battery that you're forced to buy, unlike their PS Vita memory card. How'd that work out for you, Sony?

 

Some geniuses at Sony decided to take AA and AAA batteries, something inherently designed to be compatible with nearly every small electronic device, and make their chargers only compatible with their own batteries. It's just disgusting. Here I am like a total fool, trying to put rayovac and energizer batteries into a sony charger. Of course it doesn't work. I crushed my charger with a vice (proprietary screws!!! AUGH), and there's two microcontrollers inside to make this trick happen. Like, seriously? Why?

 

If your charger is blinking yellow, I suggest you throw it straight in the trash and get a proper charger that won't be such a picky brat.