If you power your electronics with rechargeable batteries to save money and the planet, here's a charger that will help you get the most out of them. This highly versatile charger and conditioner comes from one of the world's top authorities in battery technology. It's microprocessor controlled, charges both NiCd and NiMH cells, and offers the most advanced, automated charging system available. For anyone who uses a wide variety of rechargeable batteries, this unit is extremely versatile and easy to use, as well as economical. You can even use it to check the condition and charge of your batteries.
It accepts 1 to 6 AA or AAA cells, 1 to 4 C or D cells, and up to 2 9V batteries. Because each station is monitored and controlled separately, single cells can be safely charged, as well as any combination of the correct sizes. Current supplied is 1A for AA, C and D cells, 400mA for AAA cells and 60mA for 9V cells. A separate LED for each station shows the status of each battery as well as providing an indication of a faulty cell or an inadvertently inserted alkaline battery. Five-way overcharge protection ensures longer battery life and greater safety. A selector lets you choose 120VAC or 240VAC input, so the charger is globally compatible.
On insertion of a battery, the charging process begins with a 5-second capacity test, followed by a quick diagnosis of the battery's condition. When diagnostics are complete, charging begins with a pre-charge cycle or refresh sequence if needed, followed by normal charging. At the end of the charging cycle, the battery station goes into trickle-charge mode, to keep the cell fully topped-up and ready to deliver the maximum charge. This eliminates overcharging and self-discharge. All of the above happens automatically, with the optimum process for the size and type of cell inserted.
This smart charger is backed by a 3-year warranty from Ansmann, so you can count on its reliability. There's no better quality charger available and its intelligent circuitry helps ensure the longest possible service from each of your rechargeable batteries. There's no need to look any further for an economical, user-friendly charger for multiple battery sizes.