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PowerexMH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (25)
  • Home (21)
  • Travel (15)
  • Studio (12)
  • Portraits (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (18), Semi-professional (12), Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batte

By Mace

from Providence,Rhode Island

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

      This is a great and useful item. It does everything I need it to.

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      5.0

      Excellent Charger

      By F. Johns

      from Meadville, PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home

        Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

        Great charger that safely recharges, and when necessary reconditions batteries. Trustworthy quality.

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        4.0

        High Quality and fast Charger

        By melkordy

        from Minden, NV

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

          This is a high quality and fast AA and AAA battery charger. The only downside is that the LCD is really very difficult to read.

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          5.0

          MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batte

          By Mace

          from Providence RI

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

              I use this as a professional and so far have been exceptionally happy.

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              5.0

              A FINE CHARGER

              By Sawdust

              from Spokane, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camera Flash Batteries
                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                I opted for this model rather than the more expensive version, which charges batteries faster, because a slower charge rate is actually better for the batteries. There is a trade-off for speed.

                I plan my photo outings accordingly to allow time for battery charging. The only time a fast charge would be needed is in some kind of hurry-up situation, usually attributable to poor planning. Having a stock of charged batteries on hand eliminates that possibility.

                This charger works great, just as advertised. I particularly like the "soft" (slow) charging option and the "recondition" option for exercising infrequently used batteries and extending the life of "tired" ones.

                It works equally well charging AA and AAA sizes, and it charges each battery individually - with individual readouts - rather than charging the batteries as a group.

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                5.0

                It Just Works

                By Ari F

                from Wesley Hills, NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                  I've used this charger for about a year now so I feel comfortable reporting back on my experience. In short: it's reliable and effective. I like the soft charging and deep conditioning option to preserve long term battery life. I also appreciate the indicators that give you an idea of how much the battery is charged. I like the fact that it shuts off individual nodes when a given battery is ready. I've used several brands of rechargeable batteries with no problems. Haven't used the rapid charging option so I can't comment on that.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent charger good price

                  By SP48

                  from southern AZ borderland

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Flaslight
                    • Game Camera
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    I have several devices battery dependent and I am tired of continually buying batteries. The main reason I bought this was for my game camera which uses 8 AA's at a time and will go through them in a couple of days when I leave it on full time. Even though I buy large quantities of alkalines at the discount store for a good price, it gets expensive. This charger costs about what 2 multipacks cost so I can use my camera longer and more often. 10 recharges will not only pay for the batteries and charger but also provide me with much entertainment from the camera. Truly a win win. Great Buy. Fast charge time too!

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                    4.0

                    this is my 2nd same charger

                    By law

                    from wichita.ks.

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Dies Too Soon

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    it works fine but after time the heat sink fails & it burns out!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good Quality Charger for Reasonable Price

                    By Gus

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                      Recharge speed not as fast as the more expensive model but otherwise has the same capabilities. Display is a bit hard to read. Otherwise, this charger works fine.

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                      5.0

                      Great product! As advertised!

                      By rovassy

                      from Slovakia

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          This is my first charger that has individual cells for charging and it is a huge time saver compared to the old fashioned cheap chargers that charge all batteries at the same time and are very inconsistent. This charger does a great job of what it supposed to be doing. Great purchase, quick shipping by B&H.

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                          5.0

                          Solid features=great value

                          By JazzHat

                          from Midwest, USA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          Carry this in my video bag along with 16 AA rechargeables. Seems well built and should definitely withstand use as a mobile charger.. I love the ability to trickle charge or speed charge if I get caught short when in the field.

                          I did a lot of research and am really pleased with the Powerex. Solid build, great feature set, and light weight (portable) make this a great value.

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                          5.0

                          good for the envirorment

                          By jforno

                          from nutley, nj

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          fast
                          easy to use

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                          5.0

                          BEST Charger Around.

                          By Mike

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Display Not Lighted

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          I bought one of these 10 years ago and it's still going strong. I just bought another to travel with me because it is light, charges very fast and reconditions the batteries as well, if they need it. If you are burning up AA or AAA batteries every day, you need at least one of these.

                          Note: The charger is light, but it does have a seperate power supply, which is not that heavy, but should be noted. I still travel with it because of the raw charging speed and the ability to extend the life of the batteries.

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                          4.0

                          Charger designed better than the others

                          By Altereffect

                          from Le Center, MN

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable
                          • Sturdy construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor Display

                          Best Uses

                          • Flash Photography
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          This is a great charger because it has a chip for each individual battery but I docked a star because it has a hard to read and not backlit display, but not the worst thing to deal with. This charger is best for flash photography giving you the peace of mind that all batteries are fully charged before use.

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                          5.0

                          Wish I had this a loooong time ago

                          By Mike

                          from Rochester, MN

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                            Works great after charging a couple cycles of batteries. Also, had a few that I thought was dead and the Smart Charger brought them back from the dead. Love the fact that this charges each individual battery and the icons are informative as to what stage of charging they are at. A little hard to see the icons on the screen - not a problem for me but can be for others. Otherwise, great charger and wish I had this a long time ago.

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                            5.0

                            Works great

                            By Ari

                            from Wesley Hills, NY

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                              This thing just works. Easy to use and reliable. Fully charges a depleted battery in about 4 hours if you choose the intentionally slower and more gentle "soft charging" option.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Product

                              By TonyPCMan

                              from Dallas, Texas

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Aa Aaa
                              • Charges Aa And Aaa
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable
                              • Updated Power Supply

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                I used this device (to charge AA batteries) while doing tech for a recent production. This charger is able to quickly charge the batteries between shows that only have a 1.5 hour break. This device also has a conditioner. I like that I can charge ONE battery at a time if I so choose! I purchased 2 of these with no regrets! This one device will charge AA and AAA batteries. They have also improved the power supply from the one I was using at the theatre. BRAVO!!

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                                5.0

                                Great power

                                By JBM

                                from ALLENTOWN PA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                    Great for speedlites. Great power and they last forever.

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                                    4.0

                                    Great charger. Always use slow charge.

                                    By laneelms

                                    from Arlington, VA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Efficiently

                                    Cons

                                    • Defauts To Quick Charge

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Theatre Wireless

                                    Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                    This charger is great with Powerex Batteries. If you always use slow charge, the batteries will last for hundreds of cycles. Because I use them for theatre wireless mic systems, I always meter the batteries before use. If they meter below tolerance, I condition them. The only 2 things I do not like are that it defaults to quick charge, which I never use, so you have to hold the button whenever you put batteries on the charger, and, the whole charger acts in a single mode, so you can't condition one battery while slow charging or quick charging another. Since I charge about 50 batteries daily, I have multiple chargers so I can have one charger just for conditioning.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome charger

                                    By SMB Photography

                                    from Akron, OH

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits
                                        • Wedding Photography

                                        Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                        This charger is worth every penny. I've used both the rapid charge and soft charge modes with no problems. My only complaint is that the display can be tough to read, but that's a minor issue.

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