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La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

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  • Works with all nicd and nimh "aa" and "aaa" rechargeable batteries
  • Lcd shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete
  • Charges aa and aaa rechargeable batteries simultaneously
  • Select different charging current for each channel: charge, discharge, refresh, test; automatically switches to trickle charge when charging is complete to ensure maximum battery capacity
  • Overheat detection to protect over-charging
  • Works with all nicd and nimh "AA" and "AAA" rechargeable batteries; charges AA and AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously
  • LCD shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: La Crosse Technology
  • Model Number: BC1000
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Description

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger
Recharge your batteries! Quickly and easily charge AA and AAA batters with La Crosse Technology’s quintessential battery charger.

The BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger can be used to fill all NiMH or NiCd rechargeable batteries, AA & AAA.

Simultaneously charges multiple AA or AAA batteries, and can be set to different charging currents: charge, discharge, refresh, and test.

Defaults to 200mA and automatically switches to a trickle charge after completion to ensure maximum battery capacity. Overheat detection so not to overcharge and the charger will detect a dead battery.

Great gift idea for photographers, toy operators, and constant battery users. Completely portable and great for on the go or just keep it in your home for daily use!

What’s In the Bag?

• Sturdy Adjustable Nylon Carrying Tote Bag with detachable metal clips

• Spacious inside double pockets

• Webbed side sleeve for additional storage

• Includes 4 AA & 4 AAA NiMH rechargeable (shrink-wrapped) batteries

• AC power adapter

• Front Zippered kangaroo pouch includes individual pockets to carry included 4 C size 1.2v battery adapters which are included inside 4 D size adapters

Special Features:

• LCD display capacity level after completion

• Simultaneously charges AA & AAA, both NiMH or NiCd rechargeables

• Select different currents: charge, discharge, refresh, test

• Automatic trickle charge for maximum battery life

• Detects dead batteries & overheat protection

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Simple Operation:

  1. Plug AC power adapter into charger & wall outlet. Insert batteries
  2. Select Mode: Charge, Discharge/Charge, Refresh/Charge, Test/Charge
  3. Select Charging Current (Rate): 200mA up to 1800mA

Specifications:

• Charges Battery Types: AA/AAA NiCd and NiMH

• Input voltage: 100-240 VAC but MUST have the proper adapter.
(Twisting prongs on A/C cord will damage unit)

• Charging Current: Selectable charging current : 200, 500, 700 or 1000mA. When only channel 1 and/or channel 4 are used, can select up 1500 or 1800 mA.

• Max Charging Capacity: 3000 mAh
La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3 x 1.5 x 5.1 inches
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer La Crosse Technology
ASIN B004J6DLD4
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number BC1000
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 776 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #60 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Batteries, Chargers & Accessories > Battery Chargers
Date first available at Amazon.com January 14, 2011

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By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on September 5, 2011
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I purchased the La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger, not because I needed another advanced battery charger/analyzer (I already own the La Crosse BC-900, BC-700, BC-500 and the Maha MH-C9000), but because people kept asking me: "Is there any difference between BC-900/9009 and BC-1000?" So here it is, to put the issue to rest...

[Exterior]
Except for the color, the BC-1000 looks and feels EXACTLY the same as my old (circa 2006) BC-900. Even the boxes they came in have identical illustrations on them. Check out the customer images I uploaded to 'Customer Images' section and you'll see what I mean.

[Electrical Spec]
The specifications are EXACTLY the same for both chargers, namely:

- Operations: Charge, Discharge, Charge/Test, Discharge/Refresh
- Charging Current steps for 4 cells: 200mA (default), 500mA, 700mA, 1000mA
- Extra Current steps for 1-2 cells: 1500mA, 1800mA
- Acceptable battery capacity: 300-3000mAh (my previous testing showed the BC-900 can actually charge up to 3700mAh)

[AC Adapter]
Again, the two AC adapters looked identical except for the colors. Both are rated for 100-240V AC input, and 3V 4A output.
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I received this BC1000 a couple of days ago. I purchased it along with the 16 AA and 8 AAA eneloop batteries, so I guess this review can be used for both the charger and the batteries. The BC1000 arrived with all advertised accessories present. I purchased the BC1000 instead of the predecessor because of the new auto shutoff mechanism when the batteries get too hot while charging. I think I saw pictures on Amazon of a "fried" 9000 model. Being new to rechargeable batteries, I decided to charge the first 4 AA eneloops on the lowest setting (200ma). BC1000 showed a total charge input of 707 mah, 734 mah, 909 mah and 790 mah. I then decided to test each of these four batteries for total capacity. In test mode, the BC1000 charges the batteries to full capacity, discharges them and then fully charges them to get a total charge reading. These four batteries showed a total charge of 1841, 1867, 1932 and 1918 mah. This process of charging to full capacity and then running the test took about 24 hours. The batteries never got hot.

I decided to just run the test cycle of the BC1000 for the next four batteries, since this would fully charge them. I used the setting of 1000ma to charge and the BC1000 automatically defaults to 500ma to discharge the batteries before charging them again. These for batteries showed a charge capacity of 1986, 1977, 1993 and 1998 mah. Slightly higher than when using the lower setting. It should be noted the BC1000 did what it was supposed to do during this test cycle. Right before these 4 batteries reached total capacity, the charger shut off because the temperature was above 127.4 degrees F. My temp gun read 128, so this was verified. I left the batteries in the charger, and it automatically resumed charging once the batteries had cooled.
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I just got this a few months ago, and it's been serving me quite well. It's main advantages are the amount of manual control it gives you and of course its ability to report data on the status of the batteries being charged. It also comes in a travel bag and is paired with plenty of accessories like 4 2600 mAh AA batteries, 4 1000 mAh AAA batteries, and 4 C/D-size spacers to allow you to use AA batteries in places that take C or D-size batteries. The manual that comes with it is very brief and uninformative; you can get a better one at www [dot] lacrossetechnology [dot] com [slash] bc1000 [slash] manual [dot] pdf.

An overview of the modes:

Charge Mode: Charges 1-4 AA or AAA batteries individually at user-selectable currents: 200 mAh, 500 mAh, 700 mAh, and 1000 mAh. If you are only charging 1 or 2 batteries (for 2, they must be placed in slots 1 and 4), you can also do 1500 mAh and 1800 mAh. For some reason, it lets you charge AAA batteries at 1000, 1500, and even 1800 mAh. My advice: just don't. Let's keep it safe at 700 mAh. Display can be configured to report mAh accumulated, time spent charging, and current.

Discharge Mode: Discharges the batteries until empty, and then charges until full. During discharging phase, reports mAh discharged, time spent discharging, and discharging current. Once a battery begins charging, the display resets into charging mode. Otherwise the same as Charge Mode. Use this option if you have NiCd batteries and need to deep cycle them to remove the "memory effect," or just want to find out the current mAh capacity of a battery.

Refresh Mode: Performs multiple charge/discharge cycles. Good for old batteries that need to be reprimed. I haven't used this mode before.
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