burned up charger?
Something interesting just happened, I was charging some packs,3 or 4, on my Dynamite Vision Peak Ultra charger, when suddenly I hear a quick beeping sound and I see that the charger is dead (no lights on, lcd is blank). Concerned I replug it in to a couple different outlets with no change. The charger is also extremely hot to touch. I also check the fuse on the charger, it looks good. Curious as to what happened I take off the top cover and it seems like everything is intact (not that Im an expert on this). However I do notice that the transformer is extremely hot.
Here's some other info that could be useful. The charger I bought the spring 05. I had been charging ib4200s, I charged 3 or 4 packs, at 5A (the highest the charger could go). These packs were actually my first self made side-by-side pack. On a side note since the charger was working fine before I used the new packs, could I have screwed something up in building them that it could cause the charger to break? Probably irrelevant but the outlet was not protected by a surge protector and it is stormy outside.
So, any ideas as to what could have happened to my charger? My best guess, is that the transformer burned up. Anyone else have this happen to them, if so what could have caused this?
...I guess I also need a new charger...any recomendations? Im trying to go for something not too expensive.