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Description: Need a simple and versatile battery charger? This one can charge 4 AA or AAA batteries at a time. Or, you can use it to charge 2 9V cells as well. It plugs directly into the wall and has status lights indicating charge status.

Note: This will only work with NiMH batteries!

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Customer Comments

  • pft! I only buy chargers that are 3x more expensive, hold half as many batteries, and are made of white plastic: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC500?mco=MTM3NTAxNDI#overview

  • What do the lights indicate on the charger.

  • How does this compare with the charger that comes with the eneloop or pro eneloops? Recent online surveys seem to put those as the best NiMH batteries available. I know that charger can do a single battery at a time, but I’m sure I’ll usually use pairs anyway.

  • For me, having 1 charger that can charge 8 batteries at a time (even if I have to give up the 9V charging capability, the 9V sold here are Li-ion anyway) would be better than buying 2 chargers that can charge 2, 3, or 4 per charger (or 6 if you at extenders to the 9V ports but that seems like a really bad idea) 8 AA/AAA charger unit please!

  • Is it normal for this to have a high pitch noise emanating?

    • It is normal, just regular electronic noise–except it’s REAL noise instead of what you’d think of usually :-)

    • Did you experience any other issue with your charger? Mine also have a high pitch sound when charging AA batteries.

      • high pitch noises when charging batteries are common. If you listen close enough, I’m sure you’ll hear a variety of noises coming from other electronics you use!

  • I know this is stupid to ask, what is the difference in NiCd and NiMH ?

  • I just got 2 of these for my robotics projects, they seem to have a separate charge circuit for each pair of batteries allowing you to charge 2 or 4 at a time, hence the 2 LEDs for charge status. It won’t even light up the charge LED with only one battery.
    This is just fine if you’re like me, and need even numbers of batteries.

  • Light on specs - does it have independent charging channels for each cell?
    Independent channels per cell is a very important feature to keep sets of cells balanced, and is available in chargers that cost only $25-30.

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