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Powerex MH-C980 Turbo Charger-Analyzer

BH #POMHC980 • MFR #MH-C980
Powerex MH-C980 Turbo Charger-Analyzer
Key Features
  • Charges 8x AA or AAA NiMH Batteries
  • 8 Independent Charging Circuits
  • 2 Hour Charging in Default Mode
  • 1 Hour Charging in Turbo Mode
This Turbo Charger-Analyzer from Powerex is an eight-bay charger with separate charging circuits. You can charge AA or AAA NiMH batteries independently or at the same time. Inserting the batteries automatically sets the charger into a default charging mode, charging the cells within two hours, but it can also be set to a Turbo Mode which will charge the batteries within one hour. With a touch of the button, the charger analyzes the battery health and accurately displays capacity on the large backlit LCD display. During the charging process the Thermal Management System prevents the batteries from overheating. If you have older batteries, they can be revived with the charger's Deep Battery Conditioning System.
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Powerex MH-C980 Overview

This Turbo Charger-Analyzer from Powerex is an eight-bay charger with separate charging circuits. You can charge AA or AAA NiMH batteries independently or at the same time. Inserting the batteries automatically sets the charger into a default charging mode, charging the cells within two hours, but it can also be set to a Turbo Mode which will charge the batteries within one hour. With a touch of the button, the charger analyzes the battery health and accurately displays capacity on the large backlit LCD display. During the charging process the Thermal Management System prevents the batteries from overheating. If you have older batteries, they can be revived with the charger's Deep Battery Conditioning System.

8-bay charger with separate charging circuits so AA or AAA NiMH batteries can be charged independently or together
The charger default charges batteries within two hours, but can be switched to Turbo mode to charge batteries within one hour
With one touch, the charger analyzes the battery health and accurately displays the capacity on the large backlit LCD display
Thermal Management System prevents batteries from overheating
Older batteries can be revived via the Deep Battery Conditioning System
UPC: 802366122415

Powerex MH-C980 Specs

Charger
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Input Power VAC50 / 60 Hz
Charging Bays8 x AA, AAA
Supported Battery ChemistryNi-MH
Charging Amperage500 to 1000 mA
Power Input2-Prong US Plug
Charger Dimensions7.0 x 3.6 x 1.6" / 17.78 x 9.14 x 4.06 cm
Charger Weight9.6 oz / 272 g
General
CertificationsCB, CE, CEC, ETL, FCC, RoHS, UL, as per Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 6.7 x 2.45"

Powerex MH-C980 Reviews

works as advertised.

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-06

I love this item. As a wedding photographer I need to constantly charge batteries. This unit works as advertised and is reliable.

Superb Product

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-26

This is the ultimate in battery chargers! It charged my already ok batteries in about 2 hours and I have numerous eneloops that are performing well below their stated rating. I used the conditioning function on the first batch of these which showed an initial capacity of around 200 mA and after about 12 hours of conditioning they were at 2000 mA!! As a photographer being able to charge 8 batteries simultaneously is fantastic.Well done Powerex and B & H for making such a remarkable product available at a great price.

Best charger I ever owned, but there are some issues.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

This is by far the best battery charger I've ever owned. But it has a few issues. First the good things. It charges 8 AA or AAA cells. In normal mode it takes 2 to 3 hours, but you can select turbo mode, and it charges in 1 hour. (But the documentation warns that turbo mode might shorten battery life.) It also has mode that evaluates and conditions batteries. It charges, discharges, and recharges the batteries. This takes the better part of day, but it really works, and it reports the mAh capacity. I had some old batteries that my old charger would claim to charge much faster that the others, but the they ran down much faster, too. Two conditioning cycles with this charger and they were working as expected. It runs on both 120 and 240 VAC. Now for the nit picks. The interface is weird and you had better keep the instructions right beside the charger. For example to enter the conditioning mode with multiple batteries you have to insert one battery, then within 5 seconds press the CONDITION button, then insert the remaining batteries. On the display there are numbers 1 to 8 for the battery slots. There is a triagle that appears below the number. They can blink if various combinations. How does one interpret that? Apparently if the number but not the triangle is blinking the battery is charging, if both are blinking it indicates a battery fault. But it take careful reading of the manual to figure this out. Other strange things are that you are supposed to plug the AC adapter into the charger first, then plug the AC adapter into the AC power. Why should that matter? You are advised to insert the batteries in left-to-right order. There is a backlight and you can have it on or off. But to do that you must press the CONDITION and TURBO buttons at the same time. But if you remove power, it forgets the setting. The unit contains a fan. It is not very noisy, but you will definitely notice it in a quite room.

Fast but not reliable

By Boaz
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-13

Charges fast, I don't even use turbo mode. But after less than 2 months one of the bays stopped working

If you think this is hard to operate, keep the instructions

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-07

Works as advertised. Tried the conditioning feature and it did not like some of my older batteries but they still charge in my older charger so no harm no foul I guess. According to the charger, none of the Panasonic eneloop pro AA NiMH took the rated charge, but they were close (about 50 mAh short) so I'm rolling with it. Didn't try the quick charge feature, but in normal mode it took care of charging in short order so no complaints an that account.

Good Charger

By Nicolas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-17

Works well. The LCD screen being back lit, and having nice updates on the charges for the battery are also nice.

Excellent

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-15

This battery charger is great. It charge up to 8 batteries. It tells you how much charge was needed for each battery. It has a mode that conditions batteries. When done it tells the amount of charge needed to recharge each battery from the discharged state. If this is way less than the rated capacity of the battery, it has probably lost charging capacity. If it is way more, the battery may be self-discharging. I've seen both cases.

Such a great charger!!!

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-29

This charger is the best charger I've ever had, Great idea about the level of energy on each battery. The only problem to solve in the next model is the fan, it's so loudly. Good materials, light weight and easy to use. I'm a buyer from Mexico and it was so quickly the shipping, just 3 days, awesome.

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