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PowerexMH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries
 
4.8

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (74)
  • Reliable (56)
  • Durable (47)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (53)
  • Home (37)
  • Travel (34)
  • Studio (30)
  • Portraits (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (30), Professional (26), Enthusiast (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far I'm quite impressed!

I've owned quite a few cheap chargers, got tired of incomplete charges, or the 15-minute-speed-demon that only charged the newest batteries and wouldn't recognize my older ones. So I was faced with...Read complete review

I've owned quite a few cheap chargers, got tired of incomplete charges, or the 15-minute-speed-demon that only charged the newest batteries and wouldn't recognize my older ones. So I was faced with buying a bunch of new batteries - and quickly burning them up on the speed-charger - or investing in a quality charger.

So far I'm quite impressed. This charger has restored life in several batteries I was about to throw out. The ability to charge any combination of cells is a plus for all those devices that run on odd numbers of batteries. Independent charging means every battery gets a full charge, unlike cheaper units that charge in pairs. And having 8 slots means I can charge all 8 for my MB-D10 at once, or enough batteries to power two strobes.

Cons? Sure, nothing is perfect. As other reviews elsewhere on-line have stated, the LCD screen is smallish and somewhat hard to read. A backlight would help, but I just keep a small flashlight nearby. It's not small by any means - the power brick is almost as large as the charger - it's about the size of a laptop brick. And setting the default to soft charge instead of rapid seems like a better default option.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dangerous! Device burned up!

I purchased this item in June 2013. After not being used for my wedding off-season, I started a charge cycle today with some PowerEx AA rechargeables (the same ones I always use)....Read complete review

I purchased this item in June 2013. After not being used for my wedding off-season, I started a charge cycle today with some PowerEx AA rechargeables (the same ones I always use). Luckily I didn't go far as after about 5 minutes I started to smell an electrical fire. Sure enough, the unit had gotten very hot and began to his and smoke. I immediately unplugged it and dumped the batteries. The power supply had begun to melt and continued to pop, hiss, and smoke. I shutter to think of what would have happened if I had charged these overnight in my office as I usually do. Be warned.

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5.0

Great product. I would buy this again!

By Gladman

from Venice, Florida

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

    We use this product for professional video production co.
    Needed stuff!

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    • No

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    5.0

    just what i was looking for

    By Sébastien

    from Montréal

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

      Works perfectly with the 2750mAh batteries.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good charger

      By BKK Photog

      from Thailand

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Charges 8 Aa Or Aaa

        Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

        This is a high quality charger, highly recommended.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Professional Grade

        By I AM TALL

        from Beautiful Blue Ridge Country

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Weddings

          Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

          Very Nice and stable product! Would purchase an additional one. A must have for wedding & event photographers.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Speedy charge, easy to use

          By Jen

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast charge

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

            Using to quickly charge AA's for field surveys. Very speedy to charge, < 1 hr for four batteries with clear display of the charging status. Have only been using for 2 weeks, but so far I recommend this charger.

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            5.0

            Great recharger

            By DB

            from Temecula, CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                Great recharge times. Easy to use. Great with Eneloops

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                • No

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                4.0

                Charges batteries

                By Pat

                from Lockport, NY

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    I find reading the LCD display difficult. The words are tiny and not easy to read. You have seconds to select soft charging or conditioning once you insert a battery - or the unit selects conditioning. You should have more time to select what you want.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By BBurk

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                      Works as advertised. Love it! I own 2.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent battery charger

                      By guytonphotog

                      from Sugar Land, TX

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                        I bought this charger so I could charge all my batteries for weddings. I need my batteries to be reliable and this is the perfect charger. It charges eight batteries at once, but lets you see exactly how each battery is charged. It also makes sure they all have a full charge.

                        It's fast and quite reliable.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Charges Quickly!

                        By Wheaton Photographer

                        from Wheaton, IL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                            The slow charge mode is at least twice as fast as other chargers I've used.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Charger

                            By Chas

                            from Hillsboro, Ohio

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Flash Photography
                              • On location
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                              Allows me to charge up to 8 NiMH in less than one hour. Best feature is a chip for each individual battery. Some lesser charges stop charging all batteries when the first one is full. Note: I tend to use the 2-hour charge option (puts less strain on the batteries); they will last longer.

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                              5.0

                              Charges quickly

                              By TN

                              from Tampa, FL

                              Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                              Very pleased with how quickly my batteries were charged!

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                              5.0

                              works great!

                              By Marccossss

                              from san Diego Ca

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                I use it semi pro for flash

                                nice design ,does what it was designed for,, good for the environment .

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                works great

                                By Marccossss

                                from san Diego Ca

                                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-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                  for flash
                                  fast charge time, good for the environment

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Superb battery Charger

                                  By gqtuazon

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Non that I can think of

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                  This is the perfect battery charger for those who uses a lot fo AA/AAA batteries especially the strobist who uses speedlights for their lighting. Fast charging time even the high capacity Eneloop batteries. I purchased this to replace my Maha 4 cell battery charger.

                                  The package also came with an 8 cell AA plastic battery case.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as described

                                  By Awesomeafrican

                                  from Laurel, MD

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Studio
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                    I seems to work as described and i am pleased with it so far

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                                    • No

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                                    1.0

                                    Dangerous! Device burned up!

                                    By JakeinPA

                                    from Amityville, PA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Dangerous
                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                        I purchased this item in June 2013. After not being used for my wedding off-season, I started a charge cycle today with some PowerEx AA rechargeables (the same ones I always use). Luckily I didn't go far as after about 5 minutes I started to smell an electrical fire. Sure enough, the unit had gotten very hot and began to his and smoke. I immediately unplugged it and dumped the batteries. The power supply had begun to melt and continued to pop, hiss, and smoke. I shutter to think of what would have happened if I had charged these overnight in my office as I usually do. Be warned.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I would recommend this all day long!

                                        By horst biewald

                                        from hamden, connecticut

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                          this has to be one of the best battery chargers i've seen in ages. Although it can be used for most rechargeable batteries, it is best used with the eneloop rechargeable batteries that are the best i've seen in ages. This particular charger can isolate each individual battery and condition it from a dead battery to one that has now been re-conditioned to a better state. It can charge all eight batteries individually or all at once.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          fast charger

                                          By wedding photographer Ernest Smith

                                          from Hampton VA

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                            Charges my batteries so fast, I'm impressed.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Powerex MH Rocks

                                            By Fishdoc

                                            from Austin,Texas

                                            About Me Semi-Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Portraits

                                              Comments about Powerex MH-C801D 8-Cell 1-Hour Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                                              Fast. Charges 1-8 at a times. Full or slow tricle. Love it for the NiMH!!

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                                              • No

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