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Great charger for the size and price!
on December 16, 2012
Most of the negative reviews of this charger are because people were expecting a fully automatic "smart charger" which is unrealistic at this price. But, the good news is, if you have overnight to charge you batteries, most don't need a smart charger. This is a "trickle" charger and, while it takes longer to charge your batteries, there's little risk of leaving the batteries charging for up to several days at a such low rate (for those who don't believe this, check the battery manufacture datasheets). It also won't cause your batteries to heat up, shortening their life, like a fast charger will.
This charger is also UL listed, which is more than you can say for most of the no-name Chinese chargers being sold. Look up "fire" and "battery charger" on Google to see what happens to some no-name chargers that are not UL (or TUV, CSA, ETL, etc.) listed. To me it's not worth the risk of burning the house down. The no-name Chinese brands have little to lose and everything to gain from selling the most cheaply made products possible. While Lenmar has a significant US presence and can be held liable if one of their products causes property damage if it's poorly designed.
Finally, this charger is small and doesn't need a power cord or wall transformer like many do. That makes is much easier to travel with. You can't beat it for the price.