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Energizer Recharge Basic Charger with AA Batteries 2 Pack
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- Charges two AA or AAA NiMH batteries overnight
- Includes two AA, 1700mAh NiMH batteries
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Energizer Recharge Basic Charger
Save Money and Reduce Waste with Rechargeable Energy
Reliable and renewable power is always on hand when you use the Energizer Recharge Basic Charger. It can charge 2 or 4 AA/AAA rechargeable batteries at a time, and helps maximize battery performance to make sure your memory-making moments never run out of energy. You can get started as soon as the charger arrives because 2 AA batteries are included – charged and ready for immediate use!
Intuitive and Continuous Power for Your Most-Used Devices
The world’s #1 rechargeable brand according to market survey data, Energizer makes charging your own batteries super easy! Just insert batteries into the Basic Charger, plug it in and you’re charging! You can charge both AA and AAA simultaneously, a time-saving feature developed with busy people like you in mind. This budget-friendly charger is suitable for overnight charging, and its compact size makes the Basic Charger easy to take along with you to the office or when you travel.
Why use Energizer Recharge Basic Charger?
Versatile - Charges up to 4 AA or AAA rechargeable batteries.
Responsible – Charging your own batteries reduces the amount of disposable batteries used and creates less waste.
Compact – Solid construction with a folding plug for easy storage.
Economical – Recharge batteries 100s of times and buy less batteries.
Compare battery chargers with this charger comparison chart. Need a fast battery charger, or want to charge different sizes of batteries at the same time? Use this guide to select the best charger for your rechargeable batteries.
|Energizer Recharge Pro Charger||Energizer Recharge Basic Charger||Energizer Recharge Rapid Charger||Energizer Recharge Value Charger||Energizer Recharge Universal Charger||Energizer Recharge Universal Value Charger|
|NiMH Rechargeable Battery Sizes||AA, AAA||AA, AAA||AA, AAA||AA, AAA||AA, AAA, C, D, 9V||AA, AAA, C, D, 9V|
|# of Batteries Charged at One Time||2 or 4||2 or 4||2 or 4||2 or 4||8 AA, AAA; 4 C or D; 1 9V||4 AA, AAA, C or D; 2 9V|
|Charging Times||3-5 hours for 2 or 4 batteries||7-13 hours for AA; 6-9 hours for AAA||15 min for 2 batteries; 30 min for 4 (as per ANSI)||5-10 hours for 2 or 4 AA; 4-6 hours for AAA||2-6 hours for up to 8 AA; 3-5 hours for 4 C or D||7-13 hours AA; 3-5 hours AAA; 13-14 hours C, D, 9V|
|Charging Source||Wall outlet||Wall outlet||Wall outlet or car||Wall outlet||Wall outlet||Wall outlet|
|Charging Status Indicator||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Bad Battery Detection||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Special Feature||Audio and visual alerts indicate charging status||Simple and cost-effective charger||Fast charging on-the-go with car adaptor||Red/Green LED indicator for charging, charging complete and bad battery||Charges multiple sizes simultaneously||Charges multiple sizes simultaneously|
Our journey to bring positive performance and responsibility to the world
In our quest for positive energy, Energizer strives for innovations to produce rechargeable batteries and chargers with high-energy performance. Energizer chargers are designed to enhance your charging experience with intuitive charging information and premium performance.
You can join us in smart energy solutions by charging your own batteries, and by recycling your used rechargeable and replaceable batteries. Pair the Energizer Recharge Basic Charger with Energizer Recharge Power Plus or Universal batteries for long-lasting, money-saving rechargeable power and make a positive impact on the planet.
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Top Customer Reviews
A 'smart' charger monitors each battery's status individually, and stops charging when each battery is full. This is the only way to ensure that your batteries are fully charged but not over-charged.
A 'dumb' charger typically charges batteries in pairs only, and relies on a safety timer to terminate charging after 8-12 hours.
This Energizer CHVC3 Overnight charger (also called 'Basic Charger') shown here is dumber than dumb. It has no charge termination mechanism at all. It simply charges each pair of batteries at a low current (190mA for AA, 90mA for AAA) FOREVER. It is up to you to remember to remove the batteries after certain number of hours, as estimated by:
[ Charge Time (hour) = Capacity (mAh) / Current (mA) ]
For example, if your batteries' capacity is 2000mAh _and_ they are completely discharged, then it takes roughly 11 hours to fully recharge them (2000/190 = ~11 hours). But if the capacity is lower _or_ they are only partially discharged, then the required charge time is shorter.
NiMH batteries can typically withstand over-charging at 0.1C current (which means 200mA for a 2000mAh cell) without immediate damage. So if you forgot and left your batteries in this charger for an extra day, they are not going to leak or explode. But in the long run, over-charger will lead to reduced capacity and shorter lifespan.Read more ›
Update July 2013:
The Energizer rechargeable batteries are not particularly good either. They survive few recharging cycles than the Eneloops.
To calculate the charging time, just divide the battery's mAh rating by the charging current output by the charger (measured in mA.) I couldn't find a spec sheet on this charger, so you'll have to flip it over and look at the writing on the back or sides. It will be around the other electrical specifications (AC input voltage and DC output voltage ratings.)
My charger lists the charging current as: 260 to 300mA (~15% of cell's rating). So with 2000mAh batteries, that's an average charging time of about 7 hours. Of course, chargers and batteries vary, so I would let it run a little longer. (My spec sheet reads 8.5hrs for 2000mAh and 10.5hrs for 2450mAh. It also says that there is an 11 hour shutoff timer. Nice!)
You don't need to be totally paranoid about how long you let the charge go, but it does need your attention. Going by the math above, I don't think you'd run into any trouble if you let the charge run for 10 hours, but I would be nervous to let it run for 15 hours. If you want to let it run overnight, but are worried of charging too long, just use a simple AC lamp timer to decide how long to run the charge while you're sleeping. You can pick one up for $10 or less.
That being said, you may be able to charge the suckers for 24 hours without starting a fire or causing the batteries to explode (but maybe not), but it would definitely hurt the battery's ability to hold a charge.
I am not even sure if this charger actually stops charging when the batteries are full. If not, this means it is a serious hazard.
In reality, what I received was 1400 mAh batteries. May seem like a minor difference, but I assure you that 2000 mAh will perform longer and better. This listing is not true.
I'm calling Amazon right now to request that they send me the batteries that they advertised and that they send them overnight. If they have fool you too, I suggest that you do the same thing.
Lights come on but never turn off so its impossible to know when they are at full charge ( if they ever reach full charge).
Battery life is woefully low, i used it for my Radio Controlled racing car and got about 3 mins of constant use then, zip ! batterys flat dead. charged them again overnight. woke up, same deal. batterys scorching hot to the touch and 3 or so minutes use in my RC car before dying out completley.
This charger now rests comfortably in the bottom of my garbage bin, awaiting for the bin man to come and take it where it belongs, in a land fill.
kept the actual batterys that came with it and now charge them in my brand new Duracell charger, works like a charm.
very surprised and disapointed with Energizer ??? WTF
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
charges overnight,the light never goes off it's to let you know the batteries are in proper charging position & are charging,it is not an indicator to let you know when they are... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erik
It's done fine charging three different brands of rechargeable batteries. I'd give it a higher star rating if it had a bit more sophistication around charging: namely, some way of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by John K
Great price, fast shipping, exactly what I expected and wanted.Published 14 months ago by daniel chiccino
There comes a time when rechargeable batteries just make more sense and having this charger makes the whole process simpler. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sharina