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

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Reliable (59)
  • Durable (50)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (55)
  • Home (39)
  • Travel (36)
  • Studio (32)
  • Portraits (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-professional (31), Professional (29), Enthusiast (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83)

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

 

Great charger, but GUI not great

In it's basics its great. Love how it can charge in an hour which for me in a live production environment is key. Also like how it charges individually and you know which ones...Read complete review

In it's basics its great. Love how it can charge in an hour which for me in a live production environment is key. Also like how it charges individually and you know which ones are done.

But the bad side is that the display is very hard to read. It has a very low intensity display that I have to rotate in order to see ! Also, it's menu system is not intuitive at all so you'll have to read the manual if this is your first time (which is slightly annoying because I have different technicians using this and they all have to be now taught).

If they fixed the screen, this would be perfect for me.

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5.0

Awesome product.

By Ben

from Mountain Home, AR

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

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

    This is with a doubt the most efficient battery chaarger I have ever used. The different cycles are a great choise to have and the recondition mode is great for older rechargeable batteries. I would reccomend this charger to anyone that uses rechageable AA or AAA batteries in their equiment. My buy another one for the convience because I use so many batteries in my gear.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great features

    By 3d Photo

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No Weak Battery Indicator

    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 love that you can charge the batteries individually. I immediately conditioned all my rechargeable batteries. Easy to use and read. The display can be a little difficult to read if you have a lot of light behind you as a glare exists.I would love to see a new feature though. Some indicator to help identify batteries that are no longer charging to full capacity. It just says Done when charged and unless you check the charging quite often, it is hard to know which ones went from 3 bars to done, 2 bars to done or 1 bar to done. So I would love to see an indication of something to tell me that it charged fully to the capacity of the battery rather than wondering why it went from the 2 bar (50% indicator) straight to Done.

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    5.0

    Will no disappoint!

    By Mike in NY

    from Central NY

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

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

      Charger works as advertised. It works quick and is so far very dependable. I haven't used the soft charge feature yet, but the quick charge feature does the job in about an hour.

      No regrets on this purchase!

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      3.0

      Great charger, but GUI not great

      By Argus

      from San Francisco

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

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

        In it's basics its great. Love how it can charge in an hour which for me in a live production environment is key. Also like how it charges individually and you know which ones are done.

        But the bad side is that the display is very hard to read. It has a very low intensity display that I have to rotate in order to see ! Also, it's menu system is not intuitive at all so you'll have to read the manual if this is your first time (which is slightly annoying because I have different technicians using this and they all have to be now taught).

        If they fixed the screen, this would be perfect for me.

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        5.0

        WORKS PERFECTLY

        By MATUREFUN

        from SAN DIEGO, CA.

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

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

          I LIKE THE ICONS SHOWING THE STATE OF CHARGE THEY HAVE.

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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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                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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                  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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                        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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                                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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                                    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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                                        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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                                          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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