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Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)

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Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-Controller Ensures Full Charging
  • Individually-Monitored Charging Channels
  • Dual LED Indicators for Charging Status
  • Automatic Cut-Off: No Overcharging
  • 100-240VAC Worldwide Voltage
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
  • Rechargeable Up to 1000 Times
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This Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger comes with four 1.2V, 2300mAh AA NiMH batteries that are rechargeable up to 1000 times. The charger will recharge 4 of these included batteries in about 280 min, or 2 in about 140 min. You can also use it to charge optional AA NiCd batteries, or AAA NiMH or NiCd's. The charger's integrated micro-controller ensures that each battery is charged to its full capacity, and automatic charge cut-off prevents overcharging. Should the controller and automatic cut-off function both fail, the safety guard timer will kick in to ensure that the charger still shuts off after 6 hr. The charger also has circuit and polarity protection. Two LED indicators display charging status, and there are two individually-monitored charging channels. The charger has switching 100-240VAC power, enabling use all over the world. Its compact outlet prongs can fold in, making the unit more compact for storage.

UPC: 847628536814
Charger
Configuration 2 or 4 x AA or AAA NiMH or NiCd batteries
Input Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Output Voltage 2.8 VDC, 500 mAh
Charging Time 4 AAA 1000 mAh batteries: About 200 min
2 AAA 1000 mAh: About 100 min
4 AA 1800 mAh: About 220 min
2 AA 1800 mAh: About 110 min
4 AA 2300 mAh: About 280 min
2 AA 2300 mAh: About 140 min
Operating Temperature 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Dimensions 2.7 x 1.3 x 4.3" (6.9 x 3.3 x 10.9 cm)
Weight 2.8 oz (79.4 g)
Battery
Quantity 4 x AA
Chemistry Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable
Capacity 2300 mAh
Output Voltage 1.2 V
Durability Can be recharged up to 1000 times
Environmental Protection Mercury- and cadmium-free
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 4.3 x 1.9"
Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
  • 4 x AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Watson4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
     
    4.6

    (based on 379 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (275)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (76)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (144)
    • Easy to use (139)
    • Good value (128)
    • Fast charge (108)
    • Compact (105)

    Cons

    • Takes too long to charge (16)
    • Loses charge over time (5)
    • Too bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (105)
    • Primary battery (93)
    • Professional cameras (55)
    • Back-up (54)
    • Family photos (51)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (96), Semi-pro photographer (92), Pro photographer (60), Casual photographer (48), Photography student (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (284), Yes (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Charger and Batteries - Works As advertised

    Very happy so far with this product. I am primarily a videographer, and I had grown tired of spending money on alkalines for my Sony wireless mics, then fretting about what to do...Read complete review

    Very happy so far with this product. I am primarily a videographer, and I had grown tired of spending money on alkalines for my Sony wireless mics, then fretting about what to do with the spent batteries,so as to not cause harm to our planet. I had always heard in the past that rechargables were not as good, but I believe that the technology has gotten MUCH better recently. My Sony wireless specifies alkaline batteries for power, but these batteries and charger are a much better solution, batteries last a long time (much longer than I expected), and should save me a ton of money simply by not having to buy new batteries every week. I have not tried the batteries in an external flash for photography yet, but I am positive that the results will also be good. This is my second Watson product buy, and so far the results have been outstanding. Kudos to B&H as well for carrying the Watson line, and for their usual great service that I've been enjoying since the 1980s.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works, but

    Received as part of a package purchase. Charged the included batteries as specified. The two indicator LEDs seem inconsistent. One showed done and the other showed charging. I switched the position of the...Read complete review

    Received as part of a package purchase. Charged the included batteries as specified. The two indicator LEDs seem inconsistent. One showed done and the other showed charging. I switched the position of the batteries a few times and got different readings each time. Never indicated all charged, but I tested the charge with a battery tester and the batteries were charged. Got it recently, so can't attest to the 1000 recharges which is a lot. Charger seems to get pretty hot, construction seems so-so.

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    5.0

    Reliable

    By PhotoNY

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

      Quick recharging and reliable

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Does the job, no more

      By LA Shields

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

          I wouldn't agree that it was rapid, but it does do the job.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Rechargeable Batteries

          By NH Shutterbug

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flash photography

            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

            Fast Charging. Long lasting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Works, but

            By Re Viewer

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Underwater
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

            Received as part of a package purchase. Charged the included batteries as specified. The two indicator LEDs seem inconsistent. One showed done and the other showed charging. I switched the position of the batteries a few times and got different readings each time. Never indicated all charged, but I tested the charge with a battery tester and the batteries were charged. Got it recently, so can't attest to the 1000 recharges which is a lot. Charger seems to get pretty hot, construction seems so-so.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            They work

            By Trip

            from Charleston SC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

            NiMH batteries are new to me but these stand up to all the others I have used.

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            3.0

            Compact Unit

            By Bob

            from Middletown, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

              Very compact and easy to store. I like the charger plug in direct to the electrical outlet. No cord to fuss with.

              I found the recharge time (up to 4 hours) to be somewhat excessive, but not having had previous experience with rechargeable batteries this may be the norm. It still beats throwing old alkaline batteries away when they are expired.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Rapid Charger

              By Kimberly

              from Central Indiana

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                I use it to charge the AA batteries for my speed light. It seems to be quite durable. The batteries were still going strong after 3 hours of consistent use in my flash. I have only charged once with it so far. The first charge took more than 4 hours.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I liked

                By Kishor

                from Newyork

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                  it's a great

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice set of batteries

                  By Ricky

                  from Morristown, NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                  Decently priced, does the job.

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                  5.0

                  It Does the Job

                  By DJ Elia

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                  Great product, came with the Phantom in a bundle. I have no complaints.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I wanted

                  By hoho

                  from nyc

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                    The batteries took a little long to charge the first time, but once that is done, they charge just like it says they will. Recycle time is great. I am using a Canon 580 EX ii. It is almost instantaneous. I bought another 4 batteries to have as backup. I am very pleased with this product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome performance!

                    By Sly's eye

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                      These batteries lasted an entire evening of shooting, approx. 350 shots! They take FOREVER to charge, so don't think you'll be able to use them 2 times in one day.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Charger and Batteries - Works As advertised

                      By jmnpro

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Underwater
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                        Very happy so far with this product. I am primarily a videographer, and I had grown tired of spending money on alkalines for my Sony wireless mics, then fretting about what to do with the spent batteries,so as to not cause harm to our planet. I had always heard in the past that rechargables were not as good, but I believe that the technology has gotten MUCH better recently. My Sony wireless specifies alkaline batteries for power, but these batteries and charger are a much better solution, batteries last a long time (much longer than I expected), and should save me a ton of money simply by not having to buy new batteries every week. I have not tried the batteries in an external flash for photography yet, but I am positive that the results will also be good. This is my second Watson product buy, and so far the results have been outstanding. Kudos to B&H as well for carrying the Watson line, and for their usual great service that I've been enjoying since the 1980s.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Convenient and cost-efficient

                        By Torg102

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                          I decided to switch to rechargeable batteries after going through a couple packs of regular batteries. Best choice ever. It takes 4 hours to recharge the batteries which is not a problem.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Convenient

                          By ttym

                          from Mandan, ND

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                            I haven't had much of a chance to use this yet. It charged the batteries quickly during my first use of it. The batteries are holding their charge for a long time so far.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice unit!

                            By Rick

                            from Gainesville, GA.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                                Use this for my DJI Phantom controller. Nice not having to purchase new batteries every time.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Item

                                By Lizzy

                                from Rhode Island

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                                  Pretty fast charge..They last quite a while! Very impressed!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great set of batteries

                                  By Haligonian

                                  from Halifax, NS

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Economical
                                  • Hold Charge Well
                                  • Long-lasting

                                  Cons

                                  • Slight Size Issue

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Electronic Devices

                                  Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                                  I picked up two of these rechargeable battery sets and used the batteries to power a personal FM receiver.

                                  I have used four of the batteries on their initial charge for over 24 hours and have not needed to recharge, yet.

                                  The charger is super-convenient and easy to use.

                                  The batteries seem to be ever-so-slightly oversized compared to normal AA batteries, so they are a bit of a tighter fit into regular battery compartments, but still very manageable.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Fast, easy, and dependable powed

                                  By Tibidor

                                  from San Francisco, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Fast charging
                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Flash
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Strobe
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife Photos

                                    Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                                    I use this bad boy to power my Speedlite (600EX-RT) and wireless speedlite transmitter (ST-E3-RT) and love it! Four of these batteries usually keep my strobe powered all day and I love how fast they charge up! They have saved me a fortune on batteries as well as helped me keep my conscious clear knowing that i am no longer contributing to the billions of batteries in landfills. Overall, a great price for some really nice batteries.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Value

                                    By Jarvis

                                    from North Jersey

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Watson 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh):

                                        Good product at a great value.

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                                        • No

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