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, April 6, 2011
Based on recommendations from many different electronics forums, I decided to take the plunge on an 'intelligent" charger. To say that this one is "intelligent" compared to the basic chargers I've been using is an understatement.
To put it plainly, I had 25-30 old 2500mAh Energizers sitting around for roughly 3 years that refused to charge properly with the basic chargers included when purchased. Based on what I'd read about this charger, I thought that it may be up to the task of bringing those batteries back from the dead. The "Refresh & Analyze" and "Break-In" charging options of the Maha Wizard were just the trick! I now have about 20 functional AA batteries that were all but dead. The other bonus is that the Maha actually found the truly bad cells for me so that I could take them out of the mix.
- Fully Programmable
- Worth the money based on extending the life of your batteries
- Easy to use after slight learning curve
- Instructions are a bit underwhelming. Not altogether articulate enough, but can be figured out after some study.
- Size is quite large compared to basic charging units
My "Cons" are really just being a bit nit-picky. I wanted to try to be fair and balanced.