|Item Weight||13.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 3 x 5 inches|
|Item model number||BC700-CBP|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Description Pile||AA, AAA|
|Warranty Description||The La Crosse BC-700 battery charger is covered by a 1 Year Limited Warranty by La Crosse Technology.|
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La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger
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- Battery charger for 4 rechargeable NiMH and NiCad AA and AAA batteries; with 4 modes: charge, discharge, refresh, and test
- With individual compartment for each battery with own LCD display and mode selection for multitasking
- Operates on 100-240-volt AC input for international use; 3 charging rate options of 200 mA, 500 mA, and 700 mA
- Detects overheating for safety; not for use with any other batteries other than those specified
- Measures 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches high; limited 1-year warranty
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La Crosse Technology BC700 Battery Charger
Charge AA and AAA batteries simultaneously at the of rate of 200 mAh (default) when you need to. LCD displays voltage, charging current, charging percentage, and cumulative capacity for each cell, with a simple one button operation. It will detect a defective battery and works with all NiCd and NiMH, both AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. Auto detection that will not charge defective batteries.
Simple Button Operation
7 Easy to use function keys: 4 Bay number buttons and 3 Operational (Current, Display, Mode) buttons.
Automatically defaults to 200 mAh charge (the optimal setting for prolonging battery life) .
LCD shows capacity for each battery when charging has completed.
Will not charge defective batteries.
Multiple Charging Current Compartments
Charge mode (charging current).
Discharge mode (discharging current).
Refresh mode (time elapsed).
Test mode (accumulated capacity).
Select different charging current for each channel.
Automatic trickle charge when charging has completed to ensure maximum battery capacity.
Overheat detection to protect over-charging.
Works With All NiCd and NiMh Rechargeable AA/AAA Batteries
Specifications: Input voltage for AC/DC adapter: 100-240 VAC.
Charging current range: 200 mAh - 700 mAh.
Max charging capacity: 3000 mAh.
Charger: 3.00”L x 1.50”W x 5.10”H.
Includes 12V 0.75A AC/DC adapter.
The La Crosse Technology BC700 Alpha Power Battery Charger has four modes and charges all NiCd and NiMH AA and AAA rechargeable batteries. The four modes include charge, discharge (discharges the batteries and then recharges them), recharge (discharges and recharges up to 20 times to bring old batteries back to life) and test (displays the battery capacity). BC-700 Battery Charger " Features: • All modes automatically default to 200 mA charge on the BC-700 Battery charger • Charge both AA and AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously and will charge all Low-Discharge batteries. Sanyo Eneloop, Uniross Hybrio, Nexcell EnergyOn, Accupower Acculoop and other future low discharge batteries. • Hhas Four independent channels - Charges 1, 2, 3 , or 4 rechargeable batteries at a time. • Overheat detection to protect over-charging and LCD shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete • Charge Mode - allows a range of user selectable milliamp settings from 200 to 700 for faster charging times. Within 4 seconds after rechargeable batteries are inserted charging automatically begins at 200mA, or you may select 500, or 700mA charge rates for faster charging times. • Discharge Mode - reduces memory effect by discharging rechargeable battery completely before recharging to full capacity. User selectable. • Refresh Mode - discharges and recharges up to 20 cycles or until rechargeable battery is refreshed to full capacity. User Selectable. • Test Mode- First charges the rechargeable battery to full capacity, then discharges completely to measure rechargeable battery capacity for display in mAh or Ah, and then recharges each rechargeable battery to full battery capacity. • UL approved, BC 700 charger also has safeguards that sense rechargeable battery polarity, rechargeable battery temperature and defective rechargeable batteries. • World Voltage capable - Operates on 100~240V AC Input.
Top customer reviews
Another grief is that when I do a "refresh" to revive old batteries, this device goes through discharge/charge cycles in an attempt to refresh and recover, and at the end it says "charged", but no discernible improvement occurs in the battery capacity. So far I tried about 6-7 older batteries, the result is the same for all of them.
The good points are:
-it can charge even a single battery
-It can also discharge a battery
-You can see the momentary charge current, voltage and time elapsed individually for each battery
-You can also set charge current to 200, 500, or 700 mA
Overall, it is an OK charger.
The capacity testing and renewing (multiple charge cycle) features are nice, Keep the manual around so you can refresh your memory on exactly how they function.
NiMH cells especially get very hot near the end of charging at the faster charge rates, not particularly good for them and recommend just charging at the default 200ma rate, especially for AAA cells. Most of the heating occurs near the end of charge, so if one is in a hurry set a timer to remind you when they are about 80% charge - at the fastest, 700ma rate, a fully discharged cell should reach 80% at about 2hr or so.
Learned the hard way that this charger discharges cells that are left in place after the unit is unplugged from the power source. Thought the charger would be a great way to store charged cells while on a long trip - surprised a few weeks later to find them all flat.
Never leave a charger plugged in, much less charging batteries, when you're asleep or not home - fires happen. Same goes for most heavy appliances (washer, dryer, etc.)
Good charger, when it works.
I have two of these, bought in 2014 and 2016. The 2014 unit has stopped worked on the first two bays. The 2016 model is still functioning.
The two units work the same, functionally. There are some great reviews, so I won't try to reproduce all the info already given.
I gave 4 stars because the first unit lost 1/2 of its capacity. I don't use these units heavily, and I always charge on low rates (usually 200 mA), so the units and the batteries stay cool.
What I like:
The units have refresh cycles (which allows you to "exercise" the battery)
Discharge cycles (good for NiCD, if you have those)
The trickle charge is automatic after charging, so the batteries don't get overcharge if you leave them on for too long
What I don't like:
Flimsy. The buttons wobble a bit, so be sure to press firmly.
The controls are not intuitive. You _must_ read the manual to understand how the unit operates.
The unit has trouble with heavily discharged batteries. It will take a little effort to get completely discharged batteries working.
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