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

(based on 28 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Reliable (17)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (13)
    • Home (11)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Studio (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (12), Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (5)
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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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        5.0

        Excellent AA/AAA charger

        By wmkphoto

        from Chicagoland area

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        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 own several of these and cannot say I have used any better. I have dozens of PowerEx batteries and this helps keep them all in use. Excellent product.

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          4.0

          A bit fiddly

          By Bleak Manor Photography

          from Calgary, Canada

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

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

              Display is hard to read and the directions are a bit ambiguous about when the charging is supposed to be complete. But other wise it works well. I have been using the slow charge because some reviewers commented on the over heating problem. I also bought the batteries and have been using them in a battery pack. So far, so good.

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              5.0

              Best bang for the buck

              By JP

              from North-Central Arkansas

              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:

                  I use a lot of batteries; and they get expensive quickly. This battery charger is not cheap; but it is the cadillac of chargers and always performs in an excellent manner. I've used it with several different battery brands and have never had any problems.I own these for my personal use but purchased this latest one for batteries used in a classroom setting. My budget took a hit with the initial outlay but will very soon more than break even with this charger and great batteries.

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                  4.0

                  Charges fast, feedback from display

                  By Dave Z

                  from Jackson, MI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

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

                    Works as it should, wish it had slightly better build quality, but that most likely does not effect charging performance in any way. Handles all the versions of eneloop batteries I have without issue.

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                    4.0

                    very good

                    By fahrrad

                    from Brooklyn

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

                          Reliable batteries, seem to work quite well, no complaints.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect design for travel!

                          By Rick

                          from Seymour, TN

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          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 really like how it charges each battery separate. Seems durable and well suited for travel.

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                            5.0

                            MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger

                            By AutoXer

                            from Odenton, Maryland

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Small Unlighted Display

                            Best Uses

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

                              I always run my AA batteries in the same sets of 4, so whether it be camera or flash they all remain together as a set. I was therefore surprised at how different the batteries in a set were after getting this charger - obviously they do not discharge at the same rate in the device - not even close. I would have never thought they would be so different until getting this device. Very impressive. Only issue is the display is small and unlit, thus it can be tough to read the display at times (old eyes may have something to do with it).

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                              4.0

                              Great product! My second in 5 years.

                              By Pablo de Regino

                              from Brazi, GO

                              About Me Professional

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

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

                                I like this charger, my first burn out because too much use. It works well for 5 years.
                                I don't know other good as this one. The condition/recycle mode is great.

                                dislike: At fast charge, it was very hot and burn the plastic.

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                                4.0

                                Good buy and worth the price

                                By Photo Friend

                                from Shawnee, KS

                                About Me Semi-Professional

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • Gets Hot

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Photography

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

                                We use a lot of AA and AAA batteries for photography and found that they didn't have a very long battery life after recharging on another charger. After researching this product and the discharging and recharging process we decided to give it a try. It works great! Getting at least 50% longer life after charging than before with the same batteries. The deep conditioning saved batteries we were ready to throw out.

                                The ability to independently charge the batteries and see how much charge each has is great too.

                                The only downside is how hot it gets during charging. It's a little bit concerning but no damage has been done because of it.

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                                5.0

                                Great Charger/Reconditioner

                                By Mr. Music

                                from Buffalo NY

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Portable Flash Equipment

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

                                  Used so far to recondition some older NiMH batteries. It's half paid for itself by making these batteries useful and dependable again. Good for my pocketbook and good for the environment.

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                                  5.0

                                  Reliably Smart

                                  By John Sabino Photography

                                  from Methuen, MA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Not The Best Display

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Rechargable Heavy Usage

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

                                  Charges every battery seperately. I recommend charging them on soft charge so that your batteries lifetime is longer. Recycling feature is incredibly awesome. Recycle your batteries 2 or 3 times a year for extended lifetime and reliabily so that batteries stay consistent. The charger itself is not big or bulky at all. Im constantly using this charger to charge my 32 eneloops. Future proof yourself with this charger. You wont regret it. I did all the research and hands-on for you already. You're welcome.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Charger

                                  By Bobby

                                  from Dallas, TX

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

                                  I already have 3 of those in my office. I got the 4th now.

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                                  5.0

                                  NiMH charger

                                  By Al F

                                  from Central Pa.

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Flash Battries
                                    • Home

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

                                    I like the face that this charger has a soft charge and rejuvinate selections, as well as the regular fast charge. I have used the rejuvinate cycle on some older NiMH battries and it really kicked them up.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent charger

                                    By Mark

                                    from Columbia,SC

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

                                          So far it actually works as advertised

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                                          4.0

                                          It is too early for the survey

                                          By Guelo

                                          from Elizabeth, NJ

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use
                                            • Traveling

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

                                            Digital format. Work perfectly at this time

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                                            5.0

                                            Simplifican la carga de mis pilas!

                                            By Bluefroggy

                                            from Monterrey, Mexico

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Home
                                              • Portraits
                                              • Studio

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

                                              Tengo un cargador para 4 pilas y era mucho tiempo el que invertía cargando todas mis pilas cada vez que tenía una sesión. Este cargador vino a simplificar los tiempos de carga! Leí en reviews que lo consideran "pesado" pero en realidad es ligero estando solo, es obvio que tiene que pesar mas al tener 8 pilas AA, así que no lo considero algo fuera de lo normal.

                                              Al poner las pilas comienza en automático con la carga rápida (1 a 2 hrs) pero a mi me agrada mas cargar las pilas en la modalidad "Soft", así que tengo que estar lista para oprimir el botón que activa esa opción 5 segundos después de colocar la primer pila, pues de otro modo no te permite usar esa función.

                                              También probé la opción de "Reacondicionado" de las pilas y me agradó mucho, le devolvió la vida a unas pilas que ya daba por perdidas.

                                              Excelente producto, compraría otro igual!

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                                              5.0

                                              Time and money saver

                                              By lisa.dieder

                                              from Crown Point, IN

                                              Verified Buyer

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

                                              This should have been one of my first purchases with a flash. Don't waste your time with other batteries or those that can't be recharged! This charger is the best - especially with options to recondition.

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                                              5.0

                                              The Best

                                              By Roberito

                                              from Tallahassee, FL

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio

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

                                                This is definitely the best charger I've ever owned. I plan to eventually by two more. Each battery is charged individually. You can get a full charge in 1-2 hours if you need them soon or slow charge if you have time and want to extend the battery life. One of the smartest purchases one can make.

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