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

(based on 30 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (20)
  • Reliable (18)
  • Durable (17)
  • Lightweight (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (14)
    • Home (12)
    • Portraits (9)
    • Travel (9)
    • Studio (8)
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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

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      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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              5.0

              Excellent AA/AAA charger

              By wmkphoto

              from Chicagoland area

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              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

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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

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                    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

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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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                            Cons

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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

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                                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

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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

                                          Verified Buyer

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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

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                                                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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                                                  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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