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PowerexMH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

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    (44)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Durable (20)
  • Reliable (16)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (14)
  • Everyday (13)
  • Studio (5)
  • Portraits (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Photo enthusiast (7), Professional (6), Semi-professional (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the best you can get under $.

This is an easy to use "smart charger".
I have recomended this to all my friends and family.
I use two of these to charge, maintain and balance...Read complete review

This is an easy to use "smart charger".
I have recomended this to all my friends and family.
I use two of these to charge, maintain and balance my supply of Enloop batteries mostly for camera/flash use .

PRO's

*Each bay charges/discharges one battery independantly.
*Easy to read display (double as a night light)
*More advanced features avail. to make batteries function at peak performance.
*Huge amount of information about this charger online ie.CPF, strobist,ect.
*Multiple safety cut offs.
*1st voltage check shows batt. internal resistance
( FYI )

CONS

*Price point is higher (most quality things are).
*Default charge rate is too high for most AAA I use 400mah for my 800mah batt.
*very poor manual translation.
* More Americans don't use Rechargable Batteries
and throw away TONS of alkalines into landfills -ok rant over ;)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Came with defective power adapter!

It didn't work from the first day I plugged it in, the whole display just continuously flashing non-stop until it was unplugged. Pushing the buttons in any other combinations never make a difference....Read complete review

It didn't work from the first day I plugged it in, the whole display just continuously flashing non-stop until it was unplugged. Pushing the buttons in any other combinations never make a difference. My last resort was to return it back to B&H for replacement or refund. But that option wasn't very attractive because of the shipping cost from Canada. Then I thought of trying a different power adapter that has the same spec, and it was proved to be the solution! As soon as I plugged it into my own power adapter, everything just worked flawlessly, I condition 2 sets of Enalop AA batteries over a 24 hours period without a glitch!

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5.0

Excellent product

By Tyler

from North-Western, PA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

    I purchased this product to charge and refurbish my new AA nimh batteries for my camera. I have several cheap chargers but after reviewing other users reviews and getting educated in the basics of this type of battery decided to purchase this unit. I can't say enough about this unit. It is worth every dollar spent. It even charged several old nimh batteries that I though were junk and ready to discard. Spend the extra money and you will not regret it. I feel this unit will get me the max life out of my new batteries.

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    5.0

    Good Charger Analyzer

    By Suleyman Ozek

    from Turkey

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

    Only Us plug,
    Need eu plug (extra money)

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    5.0

    Great Charger

    By edphoto

    from Detroit Mi.

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

    I agree with everybody else this is the best charger out there. You have to have this to maintain your rechargeable batteries. I have batteries 8-9 years old that are rated 2700mAh but were at 800 to 900 mAh. After reconditioning them in this charger there at 1500+mAh (I don't use these in my speedlights but for Pocketwizard's and such). Once I've reconditioned all my batteries I use this charger and the Powerex MH-C800S 8-cell charger for everyday charging. It took a while to figure out how to use it, there's a couple good YouTube videos that explains it well.

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    5.0

    Met expectations.

    By G

    from Christchurch

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

      Purchased as I use a lot of rechargable batteries (mainly travel, water purification, GPS etc) and I wanted something to analyse and condition them. So far it has done everything I expected, is simple to use, and appears robust.

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      4.0

      Great charger / analyzer

      By Buck

      from West Virginia

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

          This is a great charger and easy to use. I've had this charger for several weeks now and had it going non stop charging all my old and new batteries.I started with my old batteries, and this charger showed me that my cheap charger from @ was not fully charging the batteries. All the batteries were below capacity. I ran the break in cycle and all but the oldest ones came back to capacity. After 3 break in cycles the oldest ones were still below capacity. I would never had known this with out this charger.I ran the break in cycle on all the new batteries as well and the charger showed they were just a little above capacity.The only bad thing I can say about the charger, and this is why I took one star off, the back light is ridiculously bright. It really needs a way to control the light level. I can't begin to explain just how bright the back light is. You don't want to put this thing in the bedroom or you will never get any sleep.Other then the back light I am extremely happy with the charger and how it shows just how many amp hours the batteries took.If you are looking for a great charger, get this one.

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          5.0

          Easy peasy...works

          By Timbo

          from Vienna, VA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home

          Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

          no complaints. Does what it's intended to do. UI could be better, but it is simple.

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          5.0

          Best Charger for 4 AA batteries

          By Howie

          from San Leandro, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

            Lots of settings which I like and reading the instructions are simple to understand. I set each battery to the setting that I want and press enter button twice and its goes to the next battery where I can select the setting that I want. I chose the break-in mode for the new batteries so it starts off at 245MAH and over a day increases the charge to over 2500 MAH for each battery.

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            5.0

            MH-C9000

            By Nikonfan

            from Manchester, Michigan

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                Best charger analyzer you can buy!

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                5.0

                I Definately Buy This Product Again.

                By Mr. Techman

                from Tupelo, MS

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                  Technically this is the best charger analyzer on the market, period. I have had no problems. Gets the most performance out of each battery on an individual basis.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By vixhs

                  from Chicago,IL

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    Excellent charger-analyzer.This is worth the extra money if you are spending the extra money on eneloops.

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                    5.0

                    Year 5 update

                    By Chuck

                    from lasvegas

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    Purchaced 2 of these outstanding tools.
                    Have been using them heavily (at least once every 2 weeks.
                    Have numerous AA &AAA cells all close or at capacity (eneloop) same age WOW!
                    Somthing to be said about quality equipment.

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                    5.0

                    Great Item, a must have,

                    By Andy

                    from NJ

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • None yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Rechargeable Batteries

                    Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                    Great Item, a must have for rechargeable batteries..

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                    5.0

                    Top Notch Charger

                    By SevereWX

                    from Dowling Park, FL

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home

                      Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                      I bought this charger to replace a late 90's model charger from Radio Shack that had a tendency to overheat and overcharge my batteries.

                      With this charger, I can charge my Panasonic Eneloop batteries at default settings and they barely get warm to the touch.

                      The menu system on this charger is really easy to use, and all the complaints about excessive button presses are nonsense. It takes just a moment to set each slot up individually.

                      The display is bright and easy to read, though comments about it being so bright it can used as a nightlight are pretty accurate.

                      After charging the batteries, it will display "done", but I recommend leaving the batteries in the charger for a couple hours afterwards so that they get fully topped off with the trickle maintenance charge, as this charger will stop the main charging a little earlier than most other brand chargers.

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                      5.0

                      Terrrrrific product

                      By Denny

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Great Battery Maintenance
                        • Home

                        Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                        This charger is terrific. Have a lot of batteries due to 5 flash setup...... Took all of my batteries and rand them thrugh the analyzer/discharge/recharge. Comfortable that all have maximum charge capability once again. during the process, I discovered one of my high end batteries was peaking at about 650 mah. Ran it thrugh the 'break in' mode and it now is at 2100 mah. Couldn't be happier with this device.

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                        5.0

                        Versatile

                        By MTGJr

                        from Moline, IL

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                        I use the charger to keep my team of Eneloops charged for (2) flashes. From initial break-in so matched sets could be built to everyday recharge, the C9000 has always been easy to use.

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                        5.0

                        Great price Great Product

                        By donnajean

                        from hamilton, NJ

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          semi-retired photographer
                          I needed something that didn't cost an arm & leg, and one that works..
                          this was it

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                          5.0

                          Best Battery Charger

                          By Theeban

                          from Toronto, Canada

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          This is by far the best battery charger I've used to date. I like how it displays the mah capacity of each battery. I had the Sanyo eneloop batteries and was using it with the ansmann 16 battery charger but I noticed that the batteries kept dying so fast. I decharged them and found out that my batteries were only being charged to 800 mah. Now after using this charger, my batteries are back up to 2450 mah. Big difference. It will refresh and bring life back into your old batteries. Kind of expensive but worth while. I will be ordering two more.

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                          5.0

                          This is a very smart battery charger

                          By crippix

                          from Greater Cincinnati

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Only A 4 Battery Capacity

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                          My electrical engineer brother talked me into getting rechargeable AA batteries for my flashes. I got 48 of them and this charger. The charger tells you everything about whats happening with each battery as it charges. The only down side is it charges only 4 batteries at a time. But plan ahead and it gets them done quickly and you'll have plenty of power.I had been using Quantum external batteries. The only advantage with it is it keeps up with the power demands of speed lights better than AAs, but it is heavy and bulky.
                          Instructions are complex, but really all you have to do is drop the battery in the slot and off it goes on its own. Super easy.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome charger

                          By ShotByJacob

                          from East Bay

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Awesome
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                            This charger is a beast. By beast I mean both large and amazing. It is very large for a charger so do not expect to carry this around in your pack. Unless you have a luggage pack. It does a very great job of reading out exactly what it is doing to your batteries. Large display easily seen. Tons of options. Best charger out there. You can use it to reset batteries if they have been sitting around or are acting up.

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                            5.0

                            Does a great job

                            By HeSheep

                            from Lake Alfred FL

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Constant Progress Info
                            • Detailed Display
                            • Easy to program
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Maintain Optimum Charge
                              • Recover Questionable Bats

                              Comments about Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer for 4 AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                              My first use was to recover 8 batteries that my "dumb" charger had melted the labels off of. This MH-C9000 went through the process of re-initializing the batteries and if the read-out is to be believed, the batteries had only lost about 1/4 of their initial 2700 mAh capacity. Time will tell if these batteries regained some useful life... the prognosis is good, however.

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