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Energizer Recharge Basic Charger with 2 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (included) LED Indicator

3.9 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Recharge Basic Charger charges 2 or 4 AA/AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Includes 2 AA Energizer NiMH batteries with 1300 mAh charge capacity, pre-charged and ready to use
  • Approximate charge time of 7-13 hours for 2 or 4 batteries
  • Compact wall outlet charger with folding plug for easy storage
  • Charges batteries 100s of times for an economical and responsible way to keep all your electronic devices powered and ready to go

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Product Description

The Energizer Recharge Basic Charger is your simple solution for battery charging. Charge 2 or 4 AA/AAA NiMH batteries and you’ll have the power you need to operate your devices. Included are 2 rechargeable AA batteries, ready to use right out of the pack and can be charges 100s of time for reliable long-lasting performance.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4 x 2.2 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00095M8VA
  • UPC: 031111731408 012302508825 041114470389 031112212401 045555679431
  • Item model number: CHVCWB2
  • Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,325 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

From the Manufacturer

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NiMH Rechargeable Battery Sizes AA, AAA AA, AAA AA, AAA AA, AAA AA, AAA, C, D, 9V AA, AAA, C, D, 9V
# of Batteries Charged at One Time 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 2 or 4 8 AA, AAA; 4 C or D; 1 9V 4 AA, AAA, C or D; 2 9V
Charging Times 3-5 hours for 2 or 4 batteries 7-13 hours for AA; 6-9 hours for AAA 15 min for 2 batteries; 30 min for 4 (as per ANSI) 5-10 hours for 2 or 4 AA; 4-6 hours for AAA 2-6 hours for up to 8 AA; 3-5 hours for 4 C or D 7-13 hours AA; 3-5 hours AAA; 13-14 hours C, D, 9V
Charging Source Wall outlet Wall outlet Wall outlet or car Wall outlet Wall outlet Wall outlet
Charging Status Indicator
Auto ShutOff
Bad Battery Detection
Special Feature Audio and visual alerts indicate charging status Simple and cost-effective charger Fast charging on-the-go with car adaptor Red/Green LED indicator for charging, charging complete and bad battery Charges multiple sizes simultaneously Charges multiple sizes simultaneously

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By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on January 30, 2012
There are smart chargers, there are dumb chargers, and then there is this Energizer Overnight Charger.

A 'smart' charger monitors each battery's status individually, and stops charging when each battery is full. This is the only way to ensure that your batteries are fully charged but not over-charged.

A 'dumb' charger typically charges batteries in pairs only, and relies on a safety timer to terminate charging after 8-12 hours.

This Energizer CHVC3 Overnight charger (also called 'Basic Charger') shown here is dumber than dumb. It has no charge termination mechanism at all. It simply charges each pair of batteries at a low current (190mA for AA, 90mA for AAA) FOREVER. It is up to you to remember to remove the batteries after certain number of hours, as estimated by:
[ Charge Time (hour) = Capacity (mAh) / Current (mA) ]

For example, if your batteries' capacity is 2000mAh _and_ they are completely discharged, then it takes roughly 11 hours to fully recharge them (2000/190 = ~11 hours). But if the capacity is lower _or_ they are only partially discharged, then the required charge time is shorter.

NiMH batteries can typically withstand over-charging at 0.1C current (which means 200mA for a 2000mAh cell) without immediate damage. So if you forgot and left your batteries in this charger for an extra day, they are not going to leak or explode. But in the long run, over-charger will lead to reduced capacity and shorter lifespan.
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By Jason on September 23, 2010
I don't have this specific model of charger (I have CHVCM with the same green lights), but I want to give some input on overcharging. It is only safe to leave NiMH batteries charging indefinitely if the charging current is less than 10% of the cell's current rating (The mAh rating.) If the charging current is higher, then you definitely do not want to leave the batteries charging past full charge.

To calculate the charging time, just divide the battery's mAh rating by the charging current output by the charger (measured in mA.) I couldn't find a spec sheet on this charger, so you'll have to flip it over and look at the writing on the back or sides. It will be around the other electrical specifications (AC input voltage and DC output voltage ratings.)

My charger lists the charging current as: 260 to 300mA (~15% of cell's rating). So with 2000mAh batteries, that's an average charging time of about 7 hours. Of course, chargers and batteries vary, so I would let it run a little longer. (My spec sheet reads 8.5hrs for 2000mAh and 10.5hrs for 2450mAh. It also says that there is an 11 hour shutoff timer. Nice!)

You don't need to be totally paranoid about how long you let the charge go, but it does need your attention. Going by the math above, I don't think you'd run into any trouble if you let the charge run for 10 hours, but I would be nervous to let it run for 15 hours. If you want to let it run overnight, but are worried of charging too long, just use a simple AC lamp timer to decide how long to run the charge while you're sleeping. You can pick one up for $10 or less.

That being said, you may be able to charge the suckers for 24 hours without starting a fire or causing the batteries to explode (but maybe not), but it would definitely hurt the battery's ability to hold a charge.
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It is not clear enough from the earlier reviews -- This charger DOES NOT automatically shut off when the batteries reach full charge. It just keeps cooking them, and they do get quite hot. Can't be very good for them....
Update July 2013:
The Energizer rechargeable batteries are not particularly good either. They survive few recharging cycles than the Eneloops.
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I purchased these batteries because they were listed as: 2000mAh AA Batteries.

In reality, what I received was 1400 mAh batteries. May seem like a minor difference, but I assure you that 2000 mAh will perform longer and better. This listing is not true.

I'm calling Amazon right now to request that they send me the batteries that they advertised and that they send them overnight. If they have fool you too, I suggest that you do the same thing.
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The light comes on when it's charging, but never goes off, so you never know when it's done. Also, you have to charge 2 or 4 at a time, not one or three. Seems to work OK.
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By hex on November 23, 2008
Indeed, like the others said, there is NO WAY to know when the batteries are fully charged because the green light stays on forever. This is wrong.
I am not even sure if this charger actually stops charging when the batteries are full. If not, this means it is a serious hazard.
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This isn't horrible but it's far from great.....or even good. This product does recharge but the indicator lights do not turn off. If you read the other reviews then you might have noticed this pattern. Since the lights do not turn off be careful not to over charge and get the batteries too hot. Not knowing when the battery is 100% means you just have to play the guessing game. 24 hour charge should do. I recommend forking up the extra two dollars and getting their better model, which I give a good four stars. The lights work and everything. Try to avoid this. You've been warned.
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