Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries

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  • For 1-8 AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Batteries
  • Charging Time: 1.6-4.6 hr
  • Delta-V Microprocessor for Full Charging
  • Discharging to Refresh Batteries
  • 8 LCD Charging Indicators
  • AC Adapter: 100-240V for Worldwide Use
  • DC Adapter for Car Charging
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Watson AA-8LCD overview

  • 1Description

The Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries charges up to 8 AA or AAA size nickel-metal hydride or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Charging time ranges from 3.6-4.6 hr for AA batteries, and 1.6-2 hr for AAA's. Eight individual LCD indicators give the charging status for each battery. Patented technology permits the charging of different sizes and types of battery simultaneously--charge a AA with a AAA, or an NiMH with an NiCd.

The charger's intelligent microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery while preventing overcharging, thanks to Delta Voltage Protection. The Safety Timer with Automatic Timer Shut-Off senses when batteries are fully charged and ceases charging. Automatic Charge Current Selection automatically chooses the optimal current for the batteries you're charging. Reverse Polarity Protection and Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection safeguard the charger and your batteries against damage when batteries are installed improperly. There's also a discharge function, allowing you to refresh the batteries prior to charging.

The charger features an icon that shifts up and down during discharging, and stops shifting when discharge is complete. This icon also displays battery capacity while charging. The full-battery icon lights up when the batteries are fully charged. A flashing full-battery icon indicates an abnormality, such as the presence of a bad or alkaline battery, and at this point the charger will cease its operation. The charger is powered by an included external AC adapter with switching 100-240V power for worldwide use, or by the 12-24V DC cord which can plug into your car's cigarette lighter for charging on-the-go.

Charges up to 8 AA or AAA size nickel-metal hydride or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries.
Charging time ranges from 3.6-4.6 hr for AA batteries, and 1.6-2 hr for AAA's.
Eight individual LCD indicators give the charging status for each battery.
Patented technology permits the charging of different sizes and types of battery simultaneously--charge a AA with a AAA, or an NiMH with an NiCd.
Intelligent microprocessor doles out the full charge to each battery while preventing overcharging, thanks to Delta Voltage Protection. The Safety Timer with Automatic Timer Shut-Off senses when batteries are fully charged and ceases charging.
Automatic Charge Current Selection automatically chooses the optimal current for the batteries you're charging.
Reverse Polarity Protection and Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection safeguard the charger and your batteries against damage when batteries are installed improperly.
There's also a discharge function, allowing you to refresh the batteries prior to charging.
Has an icon that shifts up and down during discharging, and stops shifting when discharge is complete. This icon also displays battery capacity while charging. The full-battery icon lights up when the batteries are fully charged. A flashing full-battery icon indicates an abnormality, such as the presence of a bad or alkaline battery, and at this point the charger will cease its operation.
Powered by an included external AC adapter with switching 100-240V power for worldwide use, or by the 12-24V DC cord which can plug into your car's cigarette lighter for charging on-the-go.
UPC: 847628532922
In the Box
Watson 8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries
  • 100-240V Switching AC Adapter
  • DC Car Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Watson AA-8LCD specs

    Charger
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Charging Bays 8 x AA, AAA
    Supported Battery Chemistry Ni-Cd, Ni-MH
    Charging Voltage 1.5 VDC
    Charging Amperage 250 - 500 mA
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 1300 mA
    Charger Dimensions 7.8 x 3.1 x 1.2" / 198.00 x 79.00 x 31.00 mm
    Charger Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g
    General
    Certifications ETL, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 6.0 x 3.4"

    Watson AA-8LCD reviews

    8-Bay Rapid Charger for AA / AAA NiMH or NiCd Rechargeable Batteries is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 277.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recharger I've never had a battery charger that would actually drain the batteries completely before charging them. That's a really good idea for NiMH, since they are supposed to be empty, but their usefulness drops off before they are dead, if you're using them for flash. The display is bright, and always on unless you unplug it, which is what I do. It comes with a car adapter. Excellent investment, very happy that I went with this particular charger, so I could have two sets of batteries at all times. Batteries also charge up quickly, about 4 hours as advertised, with a complete drainage.
    Date published: 2012-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best AA Bet For Pro Photographers I shoot 50-60 Weddings a year and countless other assignments. I use rechargeable AA batteries in 4 different flash units along with some external battery packs. After a several disappointing experiences with Rapid 30 minute or 1 hour chargers (which tend to short a battery as often as charge it) I made the move to this 8 bay trickle charger. The slow steady charge and 8 independent bays with independent readings allow me to charge batteries confidently, knowing when they're full and not shorted. You can also dump the power in a battery before refilling them which will maximize their power life on a shoot. These charge a partially used battery in about 2 hours which is plenty fast. They'll dump a battery and refill it completely in about 6-10 hours depending on how full it was to start. I own 4 of these units so that I can charge all of my AA batteries overnight between gigs without having to wake up in the middle of the night to rotate batteries in a single charger.
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from DOES THE JOB Ordered this to charge my Watson AA batteries that I use in my Nikon SB-910 flash units This unit also does a slow discharge (if you so choose) before charging the batteries. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because on the unit I received the indicator bars on one of the two 4-position charge sections are no fully functioning on two of the battery sections. The unit seems to be fully charging all the batteries, so why send it back. It's a little disconcerting though when the indicator bars don't always light up. Shipping from B&H was fast with excellent packaging, as always. B&H is simply the BEST!!!!
    Date published: 2016-01-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sure about the temperature My first (and so far only) use was to top-up charge 8 new Sanyo eneloop AA cells. They should have had significant charge (say 50%).I was quite surprised by the temperature rise of the charger and the cells - in fact I'm rather dubious about using it again since I don't want to risk the cells. Can't find any information on this charger. Not a cheap one either. All I want is more information on the temperature rise, normal operating characteristics and good operating isntructions. The instruction booklet that came with it is abysmal.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally I find it .. mainly, i use Quantum Turbo SC battery pack with my Nikon SB-900, but i must 4 AA batteries inside SB-900 , so i need an AA Quick Charger with a true indicator to know if my batteries have been fully charged or not. finally i find that great pearstone charger which charge my batteries really fast that any other chargers. its easily to put in my gear bag while traveling, May be its pricey something but you will got what are paying for. from the great features it have .. - The Auto Shut-Off when finishes charging prevents batteries from overcharging - Auto Charge Circuit Protection - Reverse Polarity Protection, Alkaline and Bad Battery Protection - 100-240V AC
    Date published: 2011-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far I was tired of the big name rechareables and the chargers. I read some reviews on this one and decided to try it. I love the charger. It even charged up some everready's that the everready charger couldn't. The key here will be the test of time, but the charger gives very good information, won't over charge and will tell you if a batter is not chareable. I like the fact that it will do 8 batteries at once also. The batteries seem to be holding a charge longer so I am getting more photo's before having to change them.
    Date published: 2012-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, speedy, reliable charger I needed to handle power for a Tascam Dr-60 recorder with the battery pack, so 10 batteries running at once. This and the new Eneloops let me run for a long time. This charger does a great job of clearly indicating power per individual cell. It also pegged a couple of bad older batteries from my set (accurately, since I then did some other tests and tried other chargers, finding them not totally dead but quite unreliable - would falter and ultimately fail in devices). Works at a good speed, not burning out the batteries by overheating, nor too slow of a trickle so they won't take forever. Recommended!
    Date published: 2014-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good Battery Charger I bought these Because I wanted to save on batteries for my 4 canon flashes. I received the package and Plugged them in and let them charge for the night. Next day popped them into the 580exii and perfect... I wish this brings something to pack them when they are not being used. The Charger is great tell me the status of the battery and has that little button to discharge the batts. Very good product. I will see how it goes after some good use and get back with my final opinion about the product
    Date published: 2012-06-07
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