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Battery Chargers for AA and AAA Batteries

“In Focus” is a blog within a blog, short photographic product reviews and magazine style items of interest to photographers, beginners, hobbyists and pro photographers alike. The products covered here are just those that have caught my attention for one reason or another.


You may think all battery chargers are created equal, but that is not the case. If you want a quick charge for four identical equally discharged AA batteries, then one of the simple chargers is fine, but if you want to mix different types, brands or capacity batteries, you need one of the chargers which provides independent charging slots. Failure to follow good charging practice shortens the life of rechargeable batteries and can even lead to explosion or fire!


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Energizer AA/AAA 1 Hour Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (Charges AA or AAA batteries in 1 hour or less)


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If you’re in a hurry, then a battery charger which delivers a full charge to your  batteries in one hour or less may be just what you’re looking for. Power gauge keeps you updated on the amount of charge in your batteries. Individual channels allow charging of 1 to 4 batteries at a time. Auto safety shut-off feature prevents damage from overcharging, maximizing battery performance. Compatible with all AAA or AA NiMH rechargeable batteries.


Comment:

Generally these are highly rated by the buying public.

The odd few bad reviews seem to revolve around the included batteries being faulty in some way or the spring clips breaking, but this can be the result of buying from “other sellers” on Amazon! Although Amazon doesn’t endorse the sale of counterfeit goods (brand knock-offs) some do slip through the net.

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EBL 8-Bay Battery Charger for AA AAA NIMH NICD Rechargeable Batteries


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More than 4 batteries to charge? This EBL 8-bay battery charger will charge your cells in groups of 2,4,6 or 8. Suitable for Ni-MH and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries. Its MCU automatically stops the charging process if non-rechargeable batteries are used, if the device is connected to an incorrect input voltage, or if a fault or short-circuit is detected. Protection against over-charging or overheating.


Comment:

Another highly-rated charger. A little bulky in storage with its power lead compared with devices which plug directly into the wall socket, but a very versatile unit with welcome safety features. Some batteries will recharge in 1-2 hours, others may take a few hours.

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EBL LCD Battery Charger for AA and AAA Rechargeable Batteries

Intelligent Battery Detection Technology - 2300mAh AA Battery x 8, Intelligent 8 Slots Battery Charger and AA High-capacity Batteries Set

Independent slots for charging any number of batteries from 1 to 8.

Smart LCD screen to monitor charging.

Amazon

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BONAI Battery Charger, Smart 16 Bay Charger for AA/AAA Ni-MH Ni-CD Rechargeable Batteries with LED Indicator 

Clever round design battery charger with 16 different slots allowing you to charge any combination of AA/AAA NI-MH/NI-CD rechargeable batteries. Individual charging for each slot.

Safety design with protection from over-heating or over-charging.

Amazon


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More battery chargers you may be interested in:

POWEROWL 8 Bay AA AAA Battery Charger (USB High-Speed Charging, Independent Slot) for Ni-MH Ni-CD Rechargeable Batteries (No Adapter)

BONAI LCD Universal Battery Charger for AA, AAA, C, D, 9V Ni-MH Ni-CD Rechargeable Batteries with Discharge Function

Energizer Rechargeable AA and AAA Battery Charger (Recharge Pro) with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, Auto-Safety Feature, Over-charge Protection.

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