The Good: Durable charger, Easy-to-use, Includes batteries, Batteries retain their charge
The Bad: Only comes with ones style of battery.
The Basics: The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger is a pretty wonderful charging station.
I was very surprised, a few months ago, when I reviewed the Duracell Go Mobile Charger (reviewed here!) that the product did not really live up. So, I was pleasantly surprised when the Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger actually was an excellent battery charger/recharger. My wife picked herself up one at the beginning of summer and she has been using it very steadily since. I was happy with the fact that the batteries, being rotated each day for a full recharging/draining cycle, continue to hold their charge very well. The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger is a nice alternative for those who go through a lot of batteries. We found ours for under $15.00 and it has definitely been worth it for how much we have saved in batteries.
The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger is a full charging system for two types of batteries, though it only comes with one. It comes with the wall charger and 4 AA Energizer rechargeable batteries. The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger, the physical unit, is 4 3/4” tall by 2 5/8” wide by 1 5/8” deep and it is designed to hold four batteries at any time. As a result, it may hold the four batteries the unit comes with or four AA or four AAA batteries at any time. The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger is a fairly stylish recharger with clear ports for recharging your batteries in.
The Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger is exceptionally easy to use. Simply look into the battery compartment and check out the etchings inside. They make it clear how the batteries are supposed to be oriented. Place two to four batteries – they must always be recharged in pairs! – into the Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger according to the diagram inside the charger. Then, plug the unit into a wall socket. The front has a light up LED that indicates that the unit is on and charging. When the batteries are not at all charged, the light on the front glows a bright green. Both sides have lights to indicate the charging.
When the batteries are charged, the light turns off and the unit shuts off automatically.
Because the charger worked so well, my wife and I bought more Energizer rechargeable batteries in order to keep a rotating supply of batteries charged and charging. Within two months of normal use, the Energizer batteries that came with the Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger showed no wear as far as charging time or the time retaining the charge. Both internally and externally, these batteries hold up for charging and wear.
Ultimately, the Energizer Recharge AA/AAA Charger works exceptionally well and the batteries for it do what they promise. All I could have hoped for would have been that the unit came with four AAA batteries in addition to the four AA batteries in order to get the most out of the charger!
For other power supply reviews, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Nikon L16 AA batteries
AV600 Monster Cable Power Protector
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© 2012 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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