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Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries

B&H # WACR123A3VC Mfr # CR123A-3VC
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Charges 1 or 2 3V CR123A Lith. Batteries
  • Approx. 2.4 hr Charging Time
  • Individual Charging Channels with LED
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Over-Voltage Protection
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Charge Batteries Up To 1000 Times
  • Includes AC Adapter with Power Cord

The Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A Batteries charges 1 or 2 3V CR123A lithium-iron phosphate (a.k.a. LiFePO4) batteries. Charging time is approximately 2.4 hr. The charger features individual charging channels with LED indicators that change from red to green to notify you when each battery is fully charged.

The charger has short-circuit protection, which also applies to the batteries. Over-voltage protection safeguards the device against defective or shorted batteries. Reverse polarity protection ensures that your charger and batteries are safe from damage if the batteries are installed incorrectly. An AC adapter with power cord is included.

The included CR123A Rechargeable Lithium Battery (3V, 400mAh) is a rechargeable lithium iron phosphate version of the disposable CR123A and is free of memory effects. It has excellent high-drain performance and can be charged up to 1000 times.

Charges 1-2 3V CR123A lithium-ion batteries
Approx. 2.4 hr charging time. Batteries may be kept in charger in order to maintain a full charge via trickle charging
Individual charging channels with LED indicators that change from red to green to notify you when each battery is fully charged
Short-circuit protection for both the charger and batteries
Over-voltage protection safeguards charger against defective or shorted batteries
Reverse polarity protection ensures your charger and batteries are safe from damage when batteries are installed incorrectly
Batteries may be charged up to 1000 times
Includes AC adapter with power cord
Input Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Output 3.7 VDC, 300 mA with 1 battery
3.7 VDC, 150 mA with 2 batteries
Charging Time Approx. 2.4 hr
Durability Batteries may be charged up to 1000 times
Operating Temperature 32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
Dimensions 2.24 x 3.66 x 1.0" (5.7 x 9.3 x 2.5 cm)
Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries
  • 2 x CR123A Rechargeable Lithium Battery (3V, 400mAh)
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WatsonRapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries
     
    4.3

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (13)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great product Higlely Recommended!!!

        I have a single cell LED flashlight that takes a CR123 battery, normally I go thru a battery every two weeks. Now I don't have the added expense of buying batteries for...Read complete review

        I have a single cell LED flashlight that takes a CR123 battery, normally I go thru a battery every two weeks. Now I don't have the added expense of buying batteries for it.

        It's great that I can use one and keep one charged and swap them out when I need a fresh battery.

        I keep the charger in my cabinet at work, I like the fact that I can plug the cord in and have the charger located remotely not blocking the outlet

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Simple basic charger for CR123A

        The charger only seems to work when TWO batteries are inserted, despite having "individual charging channels". The LED indicator does not distinguish between batteries.

        However, for occasional...Read complete review

        The charger only seems to work when TWO batteries are inserted, despite having "individual charging channels". The LED indicator does not distinguish between batteries.

        However, for occasional use and for the price ... this does the job. This is good enough for the odd time I need to replace the battery in a Seikonic light meter.

        Reviewed by 13 customers

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        5.0

        Saving Money

        By jeff

        from New York

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 4 Hour Charge Time
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Saves Money

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Anything

        Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

        A flashlight that I carry in my camera bag takes these 123 batteries, I am so much happier having to just charge these bad boys than having to buy them. One thing I do wish was different is that the charger itself to me should not have a cord, I would prefer the plug to fold out of the back like my camera's battery chargers.(extremely minor detail)

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        5.0

        Great product for its price

        By Tony

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

            Its a very good product for its price. Charger works great and battery works great!

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            5.0

            Great product Higlely Recommended!!!

            By Mark

            from Clarkston, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Flashlight

            Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

            I have a single cell LED flashlight that takes a CR123 battery, normally I go thru a battery every two weeks. Now I don't have the added expense of buying batteries for it.

            It's great that I can use one and keep one charged and swap them out when I need a fresh battery.

            I keep the charger in my cabinet at work, I like the fact that I can plug the cord in and have the charger located remotely not blocking the outlet

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            • No

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            4.0

            Informative

            By Isaac - Electrical Systems Engineer

            from Vernon, VT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Charge Batteries

              Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

              It charges batteries appropriately.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good value, comes with 2 batteries.

              By Funduro

              from Tampa Bay, Fl

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                  Charges somewhat faster then indicated. Can hear high pitch components inside the unit when charging cycle completes. Note this unit comes with 2 batteries.

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                  4.0

                  This is a good value for the money!

                  By Dan

                  from Scott, LA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • None That I Can Think Of

                  Best Uses

                  • High Intensity Flashlight

                  Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                  I bought the CR123A rechargeable lithium batteries to use in my Surefire G2 Nitrolon flashlight that uses an incandescent bulb. When I received the charger and batteries, the batteries had a full charge. These rechargeable batteries should pay for themselves in short order considering the price of disposable CR123A batteries. I received the charger and batteries within one week of placing my order. This is good customer service.

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                  5.0

                  Watson Charger Review

                  By Zoltar

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                        Seems to work just fine, I have only had to use it a couple times in the month I have had it.

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                        5.0

                        Rechargable 123A battery set by Watson

                        By Neo-retro

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Quality Batteries

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                          I use this set with a Surefire G2 flashlight with an led bulb. Burn time is 12 hrs, while recharging in 4 hrs. I also have Surefire non-rechargeable batteries for backup (10 year shelf life). Another example of B&Hs great product offering.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          excellent money saver

                          By Levack Photography

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Fit In Place Of Disp

                          Cons

                          • None Yet

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                            Bought for Nikon SU-800, so far no problems. Can't see paying money for disposable batteries, waste of money and bad for the environmental. They fit perfectly and work as advertised. The voltage is 3.0v not 3.7v as many of the rechargeable can be and 400 ma, so you don't risk over voltage spikes as is the case with other rechargeable 123's.

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Charger died after 4 months

                            By byjohn

                            from Hudson, Ma

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                                Charger failed after 4 months. I used it maybe 6 times during that period.

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                                5.0

                                Great Set!!!

                                By Kiron007

                                from NY, NY

                                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 Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                                  Works nicely.
                                  Batteries last long.

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                                  5.0

                                  great for the CR123 of a Fuji S2

                                  By Anthony

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                                      the cells charge fast , not too warm. I use the CR123 on my Fuji S2 (but they are a little bigger and in order to fit must be forced in). 400mA is enough. The charger looks very similar to the since seh001. The light starts red (when charging) then orange and green when the cells are charged. The very first charge took 1 hour , then about 2 hrs after that. overall the cells hold the charge well.

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Simple basic charger for CR123A

                                      By gohabster

                                      from Canada

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comes with two batteries
                                      • Compact
                                      • Economical

                                      Cons

                                      • Misleading description

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Occasional Use

                                      Comments about Watson Rapid Charger & 2 Rechargeable CR123A 3V Batteries:

                                      The charger only seems to work when TWO batteries are inserted, despite having "individual charging channels". The LED indicator does not distinguish between batteries.

                                      However, for occasional use and for the price ... this does the job. This is good enough for the odd time I need to replace the battery in a Seikonic light meter.

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                                      • No

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                                      Rechargeable Batteries

                                      Watson -  CR123A Rechargeable Lithium Battery (3V, 400mAh)
                                      • You Pay: $4.50
                                       

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