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Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

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Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

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Product Highlights

  • Charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA Batteries
  • Charging Time: Approx. 100-280 Min
  • Delta-V Microprocessor for Full Charging
  • Safety Guard Timer Prevents Overcharging
  • 2 Charging Indicator Lights
  • 100-240VAC Input
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The 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries from Watson charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries (not included). It is compatible with both NiMH and NiCd batteries. Charging time varies from 100-280 min, depending upon battery quantity, size, and capacity.

The charger's intelligent Negative Delta-V microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery, while Zero Slope Detection prevents overcharging. The Safety Guard Timer automatically shuts off after 6 hr in cases where batteries are taking far longer than normal to charge, in order to prevent damage from excessive current.

The charger has two charging level indicator lights to keep you apprised of battery status. Switching 100-240VAC input power enables use all over the world. The charger's compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.

Will charge either 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries (sold separately)
Works with batteries that have Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) or Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) chemistry
Charging time varies based upon battery quantity, size, and capacity. Charging 2 AAA batteries will take about 100 min, while 4 AAA's will require about 200 min. Charging time for 2 AA batteries with a capacity of about 1800mAh will be roughly 110 min, while 4 AA batteries at that capacity will require about 220 min. For higher-capacity AA's in the 2400-2500mAh range, 2 batteries will charge in approximately 140 min, and 4 batteries will take about 280 min
An intelligent Negative Delta-V microprocessor ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, while the Zero Slope Detection feature prevents overcharging
Safety Guard Timer will automatically shut off after 6 hr. This makes sure that, in cases where batteries are taking far longer than normal to charge, they will not be exposed to excessive current that could cause damage
Dual charging level indicator lights are red while batteries are charging and turn green when charging is complete. They will flash red if the batteries are not charging properly
Switching 100-240VAC input power allows you to use the charger all over the world
The compact outlet prongs fold in and out to make the unit smaller for easier storage
Configuration 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries
Battery Type Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) or Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) batteries (not included)
Microprocessor Control Negative Delta-V with Zero Slope Detection
Automatic Shut-Off Safety Guard Timer shuts off after 6.0 hr if batteries are not charging properly
Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 W
Output Power Up to 2.8 VDC, 500 mA per battery
Charging Time Approximate times:

2x AAA: 100 min
4x AAA: 200 min
2x AA (1800 mAh): 110 min
4x AA (1800 mAh): 220 min
2x AA (2400-2500 mAh): 140 min
4x AA (2400-2500 mAh): 280 min
Indicator Lights 2x charging level indicators: Red while batteries are charging, green when charging is complete, flashing red if batteries are not charging properly
Operating Temperature 32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
Connector 2-prong US plug
Dimensions 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.3" (10.9 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm)
Weight 2.8 oz (79.4 g)
Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Watson4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
     
    4.6

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (36)
    • Fast charge (19)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Well built / quality (13)
    • Lightweight (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (21)
    • Portable electronics (14)
    • Having around the house (13)
    • Office (8)
    • High-end equipment (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (17), Budget shopper (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16), Business (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Getting to know it

    WARNING!! this is a charger that works like a charm, just don't pay attention to the charging directions.

    Here's the scoop: When you start charging the batteries the 2 LCD...Read complete review

    WARNING!! this is a charger that works like a charm, just don't pay attention to the charging directions.

    Here's the scoop: When you start charging the batteries the 2 LCD red lights will blink and instantly will stop doing it, but it doesn't mean the charger is not doing it's job, is just that the lit red lights will stay on 'till the batteries are completely charged and then the LCD lights will turn green.

    It's a matter of typo error on PEARSTONE part but the chargers work just fine, I should know I bought 2 from B&H

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    So-So at Best

    Seems to charge my NiMH batteries quickly as promised but the charge indicator LED's are unreliable. They are suppose to flash during charging and remain lit when charging is done while keeping the batteries...Read complete review

    Seems to charge my NiMH batteries quickly as promised but the charge indicator LED's are unreliable. They are suppose to flash during charging and remain lit when charging is done while keeping the batteries trickle charged. However, I insert nearly completely dead NiMH rechargables and the LED's flash for a couple seconds then remain lit but the batteries are not charged. If I leave the batteries in the charger they do get charged in about four hours but I can only tell by feeling them get hot during charging and then cooling when charging is complete. I have tried the charger with several brands of NiMH batteries and the results are the same. This charger is value priced but I would have gladly paid more for better reliability but options are limited.

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    4.0

    Resultados normales

    By DNS Toledo

    from Miamo

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

      Durante la primer utilización tuve dudas de su comportamiento una vez que las baterías se habían cargado, en teoría debe ponerse en off automáticamente pero continuó cargando generándome la duda de si el circuito funcionó correctamente.He hecho varias cargas de batería habiéndose logrado la carga de las baterías de manera normal. estoy conforme con este producto pero tengo un grado de incertidumbre respecto a su uso

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fast charging

      By Spice

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

        I use this poduct to charge my batteries for my camera. It's really great because It charges quickly and I can take it with me every where due t its small size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Does the job well

        By Coastal Dog

        from Gulf Coast

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Dim Chrng And Full Lites

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

          Does the charging job as advertised. The charging and full lights could have been designed a bit better. Depending upon the outlet where you are charging, the red and, green lights are dim and hard to see. Canon solved this by writing in white letters, "charging," and "full" next to their indicator lights Watson needs to look at how Canon did it. Otherwise it seems to be a good charger.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Brilliant

          By KeenPhotographer_11

          from Brisbane Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

            Being 110-250 V adaptable I now have a very lightweight and technologically cleaver battery charger that I can use anywhere in the world. You will need a plug adaptor to fit the USA pins if being used elsewhere. Fast charge is great and the red flashing signal tells me if I have a bad AA in any pair being charged.

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            • No

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            5.0

            "I would buy this product again and agai

            By MAG

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

              I like it because it works properly

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              • No

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              5.0

              Rapid Charger Charges Rapidly

              By susanagraph

              from Washington DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                  does what it is supposed to do in a portable package. good price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works Great.

                  By Coney123

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                      Does the job perfectly!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great!

                      By Photo Man

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                          1st Watson product I've used. Loads AAA or AA batteries easier than 2 other brands I've used. Charges completely in less than 4 hours for my AAA 1000ma NiMH batteries.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Electrifying!

                          By MammyJammy

                          from A ficticious town outside of Weehawkin

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer
                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Audio Quality

                          Cons

                          • Poor Image Quality

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                            Got the charger, plugged it inna wall, plugged in the batteries, and holy-moly they were charged later that day.
                            Ain't dat somtin? No?

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does what it says!

                            By MIKE

                            from LATHROP, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • NA

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                              I have some devices that use AA & AAA NiMH & NiCd batteries, a DISH remote, and my "land-line" phones.
                              The charger is small & compact, and easy to use. The instructions were not quite clear on how to install AAA batteries to recharge, but it only took me a minute to figure it out.

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                              5.0

                              Works as advertised!

                              By Dave

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Saves Money

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Any Use Of Batteries

                                Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                Nothing to understand. Insert the batteries, plug the charger into the wall, and forget about it. When the lights turn green the batteries are charged. Couldn't be easier. I'll never buy "real" betteries again!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Rapid Charger works great

                                By Roadkill

                                from Northern California

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Replaces Costly Alkalines

                                Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                I use a lot of AA & AAA batteries and this system helps me save a lot of money on not having to buy so many Alkaline Batteries all the time. It works great.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Seems to do the job.

                                By Monsieur Canon

                                from Vancouver

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Universal Voltage

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                    Use to charge AAs for flash units both at home and on the road.
                                    What's great about it: Universal voltage and folding plug makes for easier transport and usage in other countries with different voltages. Is light weight.
                                    What's not so great about it: Haven't used it that long so don't know how long it will last.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Convenient

                                    By Apostle

                                    from Milton, DE

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Convenient
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Ministry Services
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                      I use this for my remote control for the TV and for my Flip camera. This product is so convenient because I am able to recharge the batteries and use them again and again without having to look for a store to purchase batteries at the last minute.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome little charger

                                      By Kat

                                      from Vermont

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                        I use this charger to charge up my Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries. Unlike my old Enloop charger, this one doesn't insist on only charging when all four battery bays are occupied.

                                        This one charges when you insert a pair of batteries and also give the amount of charge and charges incredibly fast. Great charger.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Good charger

                                        By Shannon

                                        from Texas

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                            Does what it is supposed to and is compact and fits in bag nicely.

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                                            4.0

                                            Works well!

                                            By Joe G

                                            from Hollywood, CA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Flimsy Construction

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                            Does the job as noted.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            FERD

                                            By FEDERICO

                                            from DETROIT

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Durable Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Having Around The House

                                              Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                              MUY FACIL DE USAR TIENE INDICADORES DE CARGADO

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Does what it says it does

                                              By dreamattempo773

                                              from Chicago, IL

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Design
                                              • Durable Construction
                                              • Fast Charging

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • High-End Equipment
                                                • Portable Electronics

                                                Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                                Provides a full charge after 4 hours. Very reliable

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Better than Sanyo Eneloop

                                                By guy from canada

                                                from toronto, ontario

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Durable Construction
                                                • Fast Charging

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Having Around The House
                                                  • High-End Equipment
                                                  • Office
                                                  • Portable Electronics
                                                  • Travel

                                                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger for AA and AAA NiMH and NiCd Rechargeable Batteries:

                                                  I have owned the Sanyo Eneloop battery chargers and recently purchased 1 of these to try out. They charge my eneloops much much faster. very happy with this that I purchased 3 more!

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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