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

(based on 43 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Durable (15)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (9)
    • Everyday (7)
    • Studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    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

    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

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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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                  5.0

                  Amazing Charger

                  By TKDmaster

                  from Port Coquitlam, BC

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I did a lot of research before I purchased and I am positive that I made the right decision on on the Powerex MH-C9000 charger. It takes a little more time to charge the batteries correctly. It has several different modes to charge batteries, discharge and rescue batteries if you used a fast charger too many times thinking that all chargers were the same. It will tell you if the battery is past its usable life, you can do 1-4 batteries at a time as many chargers have to be done in pairs. And at the end of the cycle it will tell you the voltage and the capacity of the battery that way you can match up the batteries with whatever device you need it for as the set of batteries are only as good as the weakest one. It will charge your batteries quickly if needed and it is future proof to 20,000 mAh batteries or till you lose it or break it.

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                    5.0

                    THE BEST CHARGER

                    By MrTemplar

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home

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

                      Ease of use and flawless charging make this the best charger for AA and AAA rechargeable batteries!

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                      5.0

                      Love these

                      By DB

                      from Temecula, CA

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Extremely customizable. You can change the charge/discharge speeds. You can choose to charge at standard to preserve your batteries or an ultrafast charge if you have a job the next day. Break-in mode is great if you want to burn in new batteries

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                      3.0

                      Came with defective power adapter!

                      By Joe

                      from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

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

                        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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                        2.0

                        Defective power supply

                        By Joe

                        from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

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

                          When I plugged in the brand new unit, the display just flashed continuously, none of the buttons worked to make it to stop flashing, and it didn't work at all. I thought of returning it to B&H, but the cost and hassle of shipping from Canada is not a good option! So I dug up an old 12 volt dc power supply and plugged it in, voila, it worked flawlessly so far. I hope it continues to work...

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                          5.0

                          Very Good Charger

                          By RR

                          from WA

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

                          I have only used this unit for charging so far. Although it is very versatile, it seems one has to understand properly all the features in order to choose the right function. The charge function is pretty straight forward and the buttons are easy to use. The display is big and backlit (quite bright), making it easily readable from a couple of feet. I love the wire stand that extends from the back of the unit to keep it elevated while in use. This improves underneath air flow and helps keep charger from over heating. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                          5.0

                          Great machine.

                          By Richie

                          from Homosassa, Florida

                          About Me Casual user

                          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:

                            Used for keeping batteries charged for my camera, TV remote, Clocks,Toothbrush, Indoor Outdoor Thermometer, etc. In the "Break In" mode, the unit and the batteries remained just warm to the touch. No sign of overheating. Placed the unit on a 10" Corelle plate to separate it from the cabinet top surface. (see photo). It does a great job of informing you of the progress during the operation. Have not had any disappointments with this unit.

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                            5.0

                            best charger!

                            By Murat

                            from Uralsk, Kazakhstan

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • SMART

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

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

                              This is the best battery charger that you absolutely have to buy! Only they can and should be properly charge the batteries, and you will see fine on its screen, what happens to them. Conventional chargers only kill the battery, and only using this charger, you will ensure a long life of their batteries.

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                              5.0

                              Good quality charger

                              By Summer is fun

                              from CT

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I bought this to work with AA and AAA Eneloop batteries. For charging these batteries, it works great. For a normal charge, I just put them in and let it charge at the default settings. I have also used the refresh/analyze settings for when I first receive the batteries. I really like the backlight. Yes, it is rather bright, but it makes it so easy to see what is going on. I have this set-up in my basement, so I don't care how bright it is down there. I have had trouble using this charger with older rechargeable batteries (the charger will indicate "high"), but since I am slowly replacing those batteries with new Eneloop batteries, I don't care, and still give this 5 stars. When I want to charge the old batteries, I have used a La Crosse BC-700 charger.

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                                  5.0

                                  battery charger

                                  By GB

                                  from Peoria, AZ

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home

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

                                    Great charger with lots of battery health info

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                                    5.0

                                    Best Battery Conditioner on the Market

                                    By Opusx386

                                    from Bartlett, TN

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Wish It Handled 8 Aa

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home

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

                                    I use this to try and revitalize my older batteries. Those batteries that could be saved were saved. Those that could not be saved were not. However, it lets you know the problem very clearly. Some reviewers mention the large number of button presses required to operate. Do not let this hinder your purchase. Once you understand the charger and what each mode does, you can set it up quickly. My AA Sanyo Eneloops just drop in and charge at the recommended rate of 1000mah. Works great. I have noticed my Eneloops last longer now. Best, most complete charger/analyzer I have ever used. I wish Powerex would come out with an 8-slot version!

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                                    5.0

                                    Very easy to program and use!

                                    By Making memories

                                    from Sydney Australia

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Home
                                      • Studio

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

                                      I love this battery charger, it has been brilliant and I highly recommend it. I chose it after much research, but was still concerned about a detailed review on [*] which suggested it was complex to program and required lots of button pressing. I'm rather technophobic so was not looking forward to having to figure all that out. I need not have worried - it's quite straightforward; all you have to do is read the instructions, which are clear, and it takes very little time to tell the charger what you want it to do. The buttons are clearly marked and it prompts you to enter the correct information. It is not nearly as fiddly or time-consuming as the [*] review led me to expect. No hesitation in recommending this to anyone who wants a very good battery charger. It treats each battery individually and should mean they last much longer than with those cheap small chargers which offer no programming options and load up the batteries too quickly. Its size is not tiny so it might not be suitable as a 'travel charger'.

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                                      5.0

                                      Wow!

                                      By freak820

                                      from Ft. Lauderdale FL

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky
                                      • Difficult To Use

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

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

                                      Very complicate unit, but it works great! The instructions are a bit lacking in adequate instructions so it leave some figuring out to do. It does what it's designed to do very well.

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