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Ansmann 5207442/US Energy 8 Plus Battery Maintenance Universal Desktop Charger

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  • Suitable for NiCd and NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Capacity quick test of the inserted cells for approx. 5 seconds
  • Microprocessor controlled charging
  • Ive-way over charging protection
  • 3 Year warranty
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Ansmann 5207442/US Energy 8 Plus Battery Maintenance Universal Desktop Charger + Ansmann 50354539V 300 mAh Low Discharge Rechargeable Battery + Ansmann 5035092 AA 2850 mAh Digital Rechargeable Batteries,  4-Pack
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Ansmann
  • Model: 5207442/US
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 3 x 10.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003V89RYS
  • Item model number: 5207442/US
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,200 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 9, 2010

Product Description

Ansmann Energy 8 Plus charger > Battery charging and maintenance device for 1-6 AAA or AA cells, 1-4 C or D cells and 1-2 pcs 9V. Suitable for NiMH/NiCd rechargeable batteries. Charging currents: 1000mA for AA, C and D cells, 400mA for AAA cells and 60mA for 9V.

Customer Reviews

Emailed, no response.
Aaron
It didn't do this when only 2 were charging, but I am considering other chargers before I ruin a bunch of batteries.
Curmudgeon 23
Then I wiggled and wiggled the connection from the power cord to the charger itself and it finally lit up.
cmissler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on January 3, 2012
I ordered this product and the bottom completely melted upon first use. I used 4 Tenergy AA batteries on first charge attempt. I contacted the seller who referred me to the manufacturer. I called the New Jersey number (the US office) and spoke with a woman who took my information and gave me their tracking information to send it in for a replacement.

2 weeks and nothing. No email correspondence, nothing. I called them to inquire, and they informed me that they hadn't received it and will have to "look for it". The tracking information on Fed Ex website stated they received it 2 DAYS after I sent it. She said she'd call me back. Didn't hear back for 2 days. Emailed them. Email ignored. Had alot going on, forgot about the charger. Remembered 2 weeks later. Emailed them. Email ignored. Called them. She said she couldn't find it and that she'd "make an exception for me" and ship it out that day.

2 weeks later. Nothing. Emailed, no response. Called them. Left message. Didn't get back to me. A few days later, called them again. Threatened to write the German headquarters and tell them about my experience with their US office, including my fed ex tracking number to prove that they received. Dead silence on the other end, and then "You'll have your shipping tracking number by the end of the day".

Another week passes, I received my new unit. Put in 2 AA Tenergy NiCH batteries. The lights appear red to indicate charging. 2 hours later: red red red. Never turns green and the machine smells like it's about to melt again. Months of inconvience and an utter waste of money.

Ansmann corp: I think it's time you wrap things up.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By WinCrazy on August 8, 2011
JB - You shouldn't have thrown away all those supposedly "bad" batteries just yet. This charger, and most others, are too stupid to identify the batteries (50% +) that can be "rescued". Just because this charger doesn't have the ability to make those batteries "come back from the dead", much less tell them apart from truly dead ones, doesn't mean those batteries are necessarily permanently "bad".

Many dead batteries can use a short (NOTE: LESS THAN ONE [1, single, lone, only] SECOND) "bump charge" to bring up their standing voltage, meaning, "a charge that can be held", to a level that even this charger sees as a "good enough" battery worth charging. Any charger can then charge it normally.

BUMP CHARGE PROCEDURE
Take a known-good, fully charged battery WITH THE SAME VOLTAGE RATING and then, FOR 1 SECOND, ONLY, short the 2 batteries together, plus end to plus end, minus end to minus at the same time. DISCONNECT AFTER 1 SECOND. Retest the "bad" battery again. Repeat this process up to five times or until the "bad" battery can start charging normally. This procedure is not hazardous to the good battery if the bump charge duration is limited.

If, after, say, 5 bump charges it still reads "bad" then it probably is bad=dead and dispose of it. Don't forget to recharge your known-good battery !

- WinCrazy
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T on September 13, 2010
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This is a very good charger for re-chargeable batteries. There's no LCD readout for capacity and all the other fancy stuff that others might have. The LED light read out for the different status modes while charging helps.

I had a bunch of Duracell batteries that didn't hold their charges for a long time but this charger managed to salvage a few of them by reconditioning them. I've heard many good things about the eneloop batteries from Sanyo so I'll be switching to those.

I'm happy with my Ansmann charger, it does it's job safely as allowable for the batteries.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By RodIshiCi on February 26, 2011
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The Anssman is an easy to use charger when compared with similar offers from Maha and La Crosse, but doesn't offer much control.

It has nice features like the ability to renew batteries, detect faulty ones and such. Altough it seems to fail to charge nearly completly depleted batteries.

If you're after an easy to use charger with solid quality and features, this one is for you. But if you like to see more info about the batteries and more control over charging settings, take a look at Maha and La Crosse offerings.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Angel_in_okinawa on September 14, 2010
First E8+ charger was damaged, almost melted. Replacement was worth the wait. Now I am happy with my purchase, money well spent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Inkpup on February 17, 2011
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Worked great for about 3 weeks, then I bought a 4-pack of AA Energizer NiMH rechargeable batteries. Looks to me like the charger overheated while charging these batteries (even though it purports to have circuitry to prevent this from happening). Never had any problem using the Eneloop batteries. I sent it back to Amazon for replacement. We'll see how the 2nd one works.....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Humphrey on January 2, 2012
I bought this one due to it's ability to charge 9v, D and C cells. The most important part of this review is that it did do all those things fine, for about a year. Any battery I put in now including recent purchases result in an eventual error light. The charger has limited information on it so it's unclear why the error display shows (is the battery bad ? the charger ? etc.)

Although this model is cheaper than the Maha 808, I'd recommend that model and plan to use it in the future instead. The savings in this case don't make up for the short lifetime.
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