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Maha Powerex MH-C808M 8 Cell Multi-Charger for AA/AAA/C/D

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  • Charge One to Eight AA / AAA / C / D NiMH or NiCD batteries in any combination
  • Comprehensive LCD display with white backlight
  • Selectable Soft and Rapid Charging Mode
  • Built-in Deep Battery Conditioning System
  • Heavy Duty Worldwide AC Adapter
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Maha Powerex MH-C808M 8 Cell Multi-Charger for AA/AAA/C/D + 8 pcs of Premium Tenergy D Size 10,000mAh High Capacity High Rate NiMH Rechargeable Batteries
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Technical Details

  • Model: MH-C808M

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.5 x 2.4 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000E65DG6
  • Item model number: MH-C808M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 11, 2006

Product Description

It's like having eight chargers! The 7th generation Powerex microprocessor features a 0.001V resolution delivering just the right charge! The MH-C808M is designed for today's ultra high capacity C & D batteries with rapid charging current. Charging time for a 11,000mAh D battery is around 5 hours, while other products may take up to 40 hours to complete. Charging Rate: 2.0A for AA / C / D and 0.7A for AAA. Recharge AA / AAA in one hour and C / D in 1 to 5 hour regardless the number of batteries. Easy to understand English-based LCD panel displaying charging status for each battery. Unlike other universal chargers, the Powerex MH-C808M uses rugged fixed contacts rather than spring-loaded ones, enhancing product reliability. It also features a rugged DIN power connector found only in professional products. The MH-C808M provides user with the option to choose between a soft charge and a fast charge mode. The Soft mode delivers the highest battery life and allows 100% compatibility with older, lower capacity batteries. The MH-C808M is the coolest rapid charger in Powerex's line of professional products. Low charging temperature maximizes battery life and performance. The MH-C808M is embedded with a high-rate battery conditioner that will charge, deep-discharge and recharge batteries automatically. The unit includes a heavy duty switching AC power supply. The 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply employs a rugged DIN connector for reliable contact.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Surely, this charger is not worth the risk of a hazardous fire.
Jean
In case people are wondering, you can use the battery conditioning mode with or without the soft charge feature.
ldron
Bought this to charge NiMH C/D cells; already have a MaHa charger for AA/AAA that I love.
Christopher M. Montgomery

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 79 people found the following review helpful By S. L. on August 15, 2008
Great charging circuit. Charges single cells. I hate when you have to stick two at a time. I've had other "smart" chargers that have a discharge function but not independently. Think of it as eight separate chargers. I also discharge cells manually with a simple lamp, but then I have to remember to take them out.
Power supply is outside the box.
We'll see how long this one lasts.

Negatives:
No cover, but I could use a piece of plastic.
Once the cells are in (over few seconds), the soft and cycle buttons don't work.
And if you want to cycle and soft charge, you have to remember the button sequence, which I've already forgotten, within five seconds.

Others:
I don't understand how some people say that the plastic housing is so great. Its plastic, what's there to say?
The cell contacts feel like they can come off if you push them too hard. What's the word...cheap.

(above 8/15/2008)

EDIT
1/27/2009
A drained cell won't charge on this device because it can't detect the cell being there. So, do keep a "dumb" charger handy to assist this "smart" charger.
Put the drained cell in the "dumb" charger for ten seconds, then put it in the "smart" charger and let it complete its job.
It's still a good charger. It just tries too hard to be smart.

EDIT:
6/4/2009
Unit still alive.
I forgot to mention that a battery gets very hot during charge.
It's less hot if you do a slow or soft charge. But heat during charge is normal. So don't panic.
The people who say that batterys don't get hot are ... well, questionable.

EDIT:
6/17/2010
Unit still alive.
Loaded with dust.
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By T. Ching on February 17, 2007
This battery charger is a winner. Batteries stays cool (a good thing) fast & slow rates of charge. No overcharging, it seems to FULLY CHARGE the big C & D sizes rather quickly, about 5 or 6 hours. Each battery size has it's own charging points, fixed contacts no springs sliding a metal bar against the battery, less stuff to wear out & break. You can charge AA ,AAA, C & D sizes but not 9 volt. about the only down side to this product. According to sales lit. with proper power cords you can charge around the world. Maha also makes wonderful rechargeable batteries have been using AA, AAA & D sizes for 6 months no problems so far. Mine cost about $ 90 twice what other cheaper crappier chargers go for(some cheapies don't charge big sized/highly rated mAh batteries fully) Thomas Distribution seems to be the cheapest & very reliable vendor.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Lane on April 11, 2009
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This is a very good charger for bigger batteries (C & D-cell). It is very easy to use and works well.

If you want a charger just for AA or AAA, get the La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger. The BC-900 has many more features and has a LCD display with lots of information about the charging.

The good:
1) You can insert up to 8 batteries at a time (AAA, AA, C, or D).
2) This is an intelligent charger not just a timer (like most of the cheaper chargers). The timer type chargers will ruin your batteries if you aren't careful. If you have expensive rechargeable C or D cell batteries, you must get this charger.

Complaints:
1) My first MH-C808M charger melted the casing when I recharged 4 D-cell batteries. The casing around the left two slots melted badly enough that I exchanged the unit. I haven't recharged D batteries with the new one, but I have recharged numerous AA & C-cells, which work fine.

2) Be careful when inserting batteries. Some batteries don't get a very good connection. This may be why the casing melted with the D batteries.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Jean on May 7, 2012
I purchased this rarely-used item almost one year ago from Amazon as quick-charger for my ever growing need for AA batteries to power my cameras and other electronic equipment (I am a professional photographer/videographer). However, after spending a bundle, I've been very dissatisfied with it despite reading the glowing reviews on Amazon.com. Firstly, the price. It cost way too much ($65.00 for a battery charger!). Additionally, it seemed to never fully charge my brand new Sanyo eneloop batteries. So, I got used to spending even more to carry around back-up lithium batteries because my "charged" batteries would always somehow prematurely wear out. There is a third and a very seriously flaw with this charger. While recently charging up batteries for an event, I heard a loud "pop" coming from the charger and next, there was the smell of burning wires. I quickly unplugged the charger as it was too hot to handle. Evidently, the charger shorted out. A very dangerous situation, needless to say. I was very thankful the unit did not cause a fire! Stay away from this charger - even if this is the case of a "few bad apples" (which would indicate a quality control issue-a growing consumer concern, especially with imported products). Surely, this charger is not worth the risk of a hazardous fire. Because of these issues, I would give it *zero* stars if I could.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jake on April 18, 2012
I thought this was a top of the line charger when I got it. I've had it replaced twice by the manufacturer. The first one started smoking. The second had one charging port that wouldn't work at all. I kept the third one and use it to soft charge AA batteries only when I'm around. There's no way I'd leave this thing unattended for the hours that reconditioning cycles require. I just tried a soft reconditioning of some AA batteries, and the unit keeps getting frozen in the discharge phase. I've let it sit overnight with no change. Even when I remove the batteries, the display stays frozen until I unplug the unit.

I have always loaded the batteries with the correct polarity, in the correct order (highest capacity > lowest capacity), and always on a hard countertop with plenty of air circulation.

I just got a MH-C9000 from the same manufacturer, and so far it's working great. I may get another and dump the MH-C808M. This is not worth the fire risk.
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