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Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V)

B&H # ANE8C Mfr # 5207442/US
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Product Highlights
  • Suitable for NiCd, NiMH Batteries
  • Capacity Quick Test for Approx 5 Seconds
  • Auto-Diagnosis
  • Microprocessor Controlled Charging
  • Five-Way Over Charging Protection
  • Auto Detection of Damaged Cells
  • Auto Start for Refreshing
  • Trickle Charge
  • Individual Monitoring of Cell Positions

The Energy-8 Desktop Charger from Ansmann is suitable for NiCd and NiMH rechargeable batteries where each cell is charged independently. It can handle 1-6 AAA or AA cells, 1-4 C or D cells in addition to 1- 2  9V E-block batteries. You can also charge different size batteries at the same time. The unit features an auto-diagnosis system of the inserted cells with automatic start of a refreshing process and/or pre-charging process. Over charge protection is provided in addition to a faulty cell detection system. You can full or trickle charge your batteries as desired. The unit is dual voltage and can be used worldwide.

Charges all NiCd/NiMH cells - AAA, AA, C, D, 9V
Charging currents: 1000mA for AA, C and D cells, 400mA for AAA cells and 60mA for 9V blocks
Individual supervision of each cell position
Auto-diagnosis of the inserted cells with automatic start of a refreshing process and/or pre-charging process, if required
Faulty cell detection
Alkaline battery detection
Switch mode power supply for worldwide use (100-240V wide range input)
Damaged cells will be detected and discharged before fast charging
Progress indicator lights for each cell
Automatically switches to trickle charge as each cells reaches full charge
Chemistry NiCd, NiMH
Capacity
  • 1-6 AAA or AA cells
  • 1-4 C or D cells
  • 1- 2 9V
  • Output Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V)
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    AnsmannEnergy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V)
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (6)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Fast charge (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital photography (6)
      • Rechargeable power (5)
      • Photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Should've bought it earlier

      This is one of those products that immediately after you try it you regret you haven't bought it years ago. Obviously I haven't bought it years ago because [$] is more than I...Read complete review

      This is one of those products that immediately after you try it you regret you haven't bought it years ago. Obviously I haven't bought it years ago because [$] is more than I was prepared to spend for a battery charger until I got fed up with wasting my time trying to manage batteries.Unfortunately when your work and/or your life depends on rechargeable batteries you end up with dozens of cells that are very hard to manage and charge. Most chargers require matching pairs of cells and are extremely picky. This charger just charges them individually and gives you an idea if the cells are any good.It's a must have for anyone using rechargeable batteries extensively. It's also a big help for people using devices requiring single batteries (toothbrushes and bicycle lights in my case).There's a bigger version of it but i prefer the smaller version because their industrial design is embarrassing and you can't hide the bigger unit anywhere...

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A great charger, but service?

      This is a great charger--if you don't need service. It does work very well while it works. Mine failed after 14 months. It has a 3 year guarantee but includes no information...Read complete review

      This is a great charger--if you don't need service. It does work very well while it works. Mine failed after 14 months. It has a 3 year guarantee but includes no information about how to return a defective unit. An e-mail to the manufacturer in Germany got me no response. B&H service promptly sent me the contact information for Ansmann's US distributor, Horizon, but they did not answer e-mail either. I tried the phone number, which B&H also provided me, but their system would not even take messages, saying 'good-bye' when I keyed in the extension for service. I tried four times. On a whim, hours later, I decided to try a fifth (!) time, and then I got a person, who said that they had 'been on the road.' He told me that they don't handle service and that I should contact another firm, http://www.hpmarketingcorp.com. He did not have a phone number and told me to look them up on the web. A very courteous person answered at HPMarketing and said I could send them the defective unit, so I am hoping I will get a replacement. However, I think this is unacceptable. A product like this should come with contact information for service, and someone should actually answer the phone and e-mail. It is disrespectful to expect customers to waste this much time and go through this much frustration if the product fails. If mine is not replaced, I will look for an alternative brand.

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      5.0

      Best battery charger for the money

      By Reddog

      from Allentwon, pa

      Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

      Very impressed with unit. It instantly started to refresh my old and cheap batteries so they now hold a good charge and can be used once again, without this i would have thrown away the batteries only to buy ones. Would totally recommend.

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      4.0

      great charger

      By marnie

      from milwaukee, wi

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Charges Quickly
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back-Up
        • Primary Battery
        • Travel

        Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

        great charger and great customer service. i use it to charge headlamp batteries. no problems so far.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent charger, you won't be sorry!

        By Portrait Man

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Good Value
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

            I bought this unit primarily to charge my Ansmann 2850 mAh NiMH batteries, which I use in just about everything. After using it for a while now I can tell you this charger will not disappoint.

            It operates in a very straightforward way, the indicator lights all do what they are supposed to do, and you'll always know what's happening at a glance. It will also analyze each battery individually as it is inserted and determine how much charge it needs. As an added bonus, it seems to be quite strong and well-made. One of those products that just does what its supposed to do time after time.

            My opinion - don't waste your money on budget chargers. Buy the real deal, and save your batteries while getting the capacity they were intended to deliver.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            A great charger, but service?

            By macro shooter

            from Boston

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Individual charging

            Cons

            • Service if you need it

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

              This is a great charger--if you don't need service. It does work very well while it works. Mine failed after 14 months. It has a 3 year guarantee but includes no information about how to return a defective unit. An e-mail to the manufacturer in Germany got me no response. B&H service promptly sent me the contact information for Ansmann's US distributor, Horizon, but they did not answer e-mail either. I tried the phone number, which B&H also provided me, but their system would not even take messages, saying 'good-bye' when I keyed in the extension for service. I tried four times. On a whim, hours later, I decided to try a fifth (!) time, and then I got a person, who said that they had 'been on the road.' He told me that they don't handle service and that I should contact another firm, http://www.hpmarketingcorp.com. He did not have a phone number and told me to look them up on the web. A very courteous person answered at HPMarketing and said I could send them the defective unit, so I am hoping I will get a replacement. However, I think this is unacceptable. A product like this should come with contact information for service, and someone should actually answer the phone and e-mail. It is disrespectful to expect customers to waste this much time and go through this much frustration if the product fails. If mine is not replaced, I will look for an alternative brand.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Charging System - Must Have

              By Ron the Bird Enthusiast

              from Lincoln, Ne.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Doesn't Overheat
              • Easy to Install
              • Easy to use
              • Fast Charging
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography
                • Misc Electric Items

                Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                I have used this product for recharging AA rechargeable batteries for a digital camera. All I can say is that it is well worth the money spent! It chargers faster and more efficiently that my other chargers and batteries charged with this charger last longer than my other chargers. I chose this model because of limited shelf space and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat given the same choices. Each battery is analyzed and charged separately - something a lot of cheaper chargers wont do.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great!

                By FEB

                from Missouri

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long-Lasting
                • Rechargeable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Photography
                  • Rechargeable Power

                  Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                  Once you get the hang of the meaning behind the various lights, this charger is great! I used these in my Canon flash, and this charger with Ansmann batteries lasted at least twice as long as any other batteries I've used. A smart charger is the way to go!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  excellent charger

                  By macro shooter

                  from Boston

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                      I wish I had bought this earlier. I bought this after ruining a set of batteries with cheap charger. I also found that the old charger did not fully charge the batteries, maybe because it did not monitor the charge of individual cells. This one does, and it seems to work flawlessly. The only drawback is that it is designed for several types of cells and therefore can only handle 6 AA at once. Since many flashes take 4, it would be better to do without some of the others and allocate space for 8 AA.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      quick charging

                      By martin

                      from Nova Scotia, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Rechargeable Power

                        Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                        powering up our 24 AA's for speedlight use. Quick, reliable charging.
                        Went with the smaller unit because of cost, should have picked up the bigger unit instead but happy with the performance. Has high ratings and that's what I was looking for.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Really good charger.

                        By Draino

                        from New Orleans, LA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Rechargeable Power

                          Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                          I bought this charger to replace an older/different manufacturer one which was overheating the batteries. Also, the charge on the batteries often didn't last long. This new charger does not overheat the batteries and, so far, the charges seem to last a lot longer. AA batteries for remote control devices are working much better now. This charger also seems pretty quick.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Should've bought it earlier

                          By serge

                          from Brooklyn

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Lightweight
                          • No competition

                          Cons

                          • 80's industrial disign
                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Photography
                          • Rechargeable Power

                          Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                          This is one of those products that immediately after you try it you regret you haven't bought it years ago. Obviously I haven't bought it years ago because [$] is more than I was prepared to spend for a battery charger until I got fed up with wasting my time trying to manage batteries.Unfortunately when your work and/or your life depends on rechargeable batteries you end up with dozens of cells that are very hard to manage and charge. Most chargers require matching pairs of cells and are extremely picky. This charger just charges them individually and gives you an idea if the cells are any good.It's a must have for anyone using rechargeable batteries extensively. It's also a big help for people using devices requiring single batteries (toothbrushes and bicycle lights in my case).There's a bigger version of it but i prefer the smaller version because their industrial design is embarrassing and you can't hide the bigger unit anywhere...

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                          5.0

                          energy-8 smart charger by Ansmann

                          By bailey

                          from usa

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Rechargeable Power
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                            This charger is very easy to use and does everything it states it will do. It does take some time to charge the batteries, but it is well worth the wait. I have tried other chargers in the past, but this one is superior to them. I just wish that I had bought this charger years ago.

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome charger!!

                            By Nvision Ink

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Rechargeable
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Digital Photography

                              Comments about Ansmann Energy 8 Plus Battery Charger (100-240V):

                              Does what it's supposed to do charges ya batteries fast and fully!!:)

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