Eneloop batteries offer exceptional shelf life so you can use your rechargeable batteries when and where you need them most. You can charge your eneloop batteries once, store them away for up to three years and use them at a moment's notice. After charging eneloop batteries they will maintain 75% of their capacity for up to three years. They are ready to be used immediately right out of the pack. The AC charger is designed to accept charging 2 or 4 pcs. AA or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. A convenient charging indicator light will flash while charging and then stay on once charging has been completed. The time needed to completely recharge fully discharged AA Ni-MH batteries is approximately 10 hours and 7 hours for AAA Ni-MH batteries.
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SANYO 4-Position Ni-MH Battery Charger with Retractable AC Plug
The SANYO SEC-MQN06COST 4-position Ni-MH battery charger with retractable AC plug is ideal for use at home, in the office, or on the road. It provides a convenient way to recharge up to four SANYO eneloop or conventional NiMH rechargeable batteries. The AC charger is designed to accept charging two or four AA or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries quickly and efficiently.
Charging Indicator LEDs
A charging indicator light will flash while charging and then will remain on once charging has been completed. There is one charging indicator LED for each pair of batteries installed. To ensure safety, the charger stops charging when it senses an overheated battery, and it won’t charge defective batteries.
Fast, Efficient Charging System
Compared to conventional battery chargers that take more than twice the amount of time to recharge batteries, the SANYO 4-position Ni-MH rechargeable battery charger can completely recharge fully discharged AA Ni-MH batteries in approximately 10 hours and 7 hours for AAA Ni-MH batteries. This represents a whopping 50% savings in time and energy usage.
Integrated, Retractable AC Plug
The SANYO 4-position charger offers the ultimate in convenience since it features a retractable AC plug for direct connection to an AC wall outlet - no detachable AC cables! It accepts input voltages ranging from 100 to 240VAC, 50/60Hz for use internationally.
The charger delivers a consistent, stable 300mA output current to 2/4 AA batteries or 150mA output current to 2/4 AAA batteries assuring that it won’t degrade your batteries. The retractable plug and wide input voltage range makes it a perfect travel companion.
Unlike other rechargeable batteries and charger sets of a less quality, the SANYO eneloop batteries and charger are not prone to memory effects which degrade the performance of batteries over time. eneloop batteries can be recharged when they are fully, or partially drained.
The SANYO charger, when used in conjunction with a set of SANYO eneloop batteries, delivers excellent performance-to-cost advantages over conventional battery/charger combinations; providing long lasting power at a cost of less than 4¢ per recharge*. The key benefit for consumers is a lower cost of ownership compared to conventional rechargeable battery/charger solutions.
*eneloop Recharge Cost Assumptions and Calculations
0.144 Kilowatts @ 8 hours per 4 batteries
4 AA --- 1,500 recharges each
1,500 cycles x 8 hours each = 12,000 hours of AC power
0.144 KW x 12,000 hours = 1,728 KWH
1,728 KWH x $0.12 = $207.36
Initial product cost = $21.99 (4AA eneloop + 4 position charger)
Total cost of product and recharging = ($207.36 + $21.99) = $229.35
Total number of recharge cycles = (4 batteries x 1,500 each) = 6,000 recharges
Cost of recharge = ($229.35/6,000) = $0.038 (3.8¢ PER RECHARGE)
NOTE: Cost of electricity is based on 2010 national US average energy costs @ $0.12 per KWH