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Excellent, inexpensive ni-MH recharger from Lenmar
on November 18, 2009
I fully recommend this Lenmar AA / AAA recharger. It is compact, easy to use and reliable. If you need 4 recharged batteries faster than the 90 minutes, get some additional batteries and keep them charged. They give you 4 good 2500 mAh AA batteries with the charger, so you may have enough batteries already.
I have recharged batteries for many years, beginning back with NI-CADs. Over the time I have had many chargers, Fast and average speed, Fancy and plain, expensive and inexpensive. Lenmar has always made Quality Batteries. I first became aware of Lenmar when rechargeable batteries was a specialty business around 2001, I believe. I now have over 20 AAs (Bulk Pack) and 9 AAAs. They just keep working, and in over 5 years, I have just had one Lenmar battery failure. Pretty impressive. Other brands have died much quicker. I was not aware that they made a charger AAA until now. If I could have found one when I bought my fancy recharger with separate LEDs for each cell, I would have been happier. The Fancy one with the different charging modes kept having circuit problems, and then one recharging area died. I also have an Energizer 15 min recharger, but it keeps pushing the AAA batteries out. Haven't been able to fix it, no matter how much I've tried. Get and use the Lenmar, at the excellent price here. You can't go wrong.
I do recommend cleaning the contacts with an pencil or artist eraser once every 6 months for oxidation, or spray the connections once with a good contact cleaner that coats the contacts. Both will help and neither will harm the charger.