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PowerexMH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Durable (26)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (26)
  • Home (22)
  • Travel (15)
  • Studio (12)
  • Portraits (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (19), Semi-professional (12), Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great charger. Always use slow charge.

This charger is great with Powerex Batteries. If you always use slow charge, the batteries will last for hundreds of cycles. Because I use them for theatre wireless mic systems, I always meter...Read complete review

This charger is great with Powerex Batteries. If you always use slow charge, the batteries will last for hundreds of cycles. Because I use them for theatre wireless mic systems, I always meter the batteries before use. If they meter below tolerance, I condition them. The only 2 things I do not like are that it defaults to quick charge, which I never use, so you have to hold the button whenever you put batteries on the charger, and, the whole charger acts in a single mode, so you can't condition one battery while slow charging or quick charging another. Since I charge about 50 batteries daily, I have multiple chargers so I can have one charger just for conditioning.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

High price for options you may never need

This is a no frills unit. It was expensive for how cheap it feels. Not bad but cheaper ones are available that do what I need. I would only recommend this unit if...Read complete review

This is a no frills unit. It was expensive for how cheap it feels. Not bad but cheaper ones are available that do what I need. I would only recommend this unit if you really need the charge a variety of batteries and you need options that don't seem to be very important to a normal home use.

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5.0

Awesome charger

By Angela

from Undisclosed

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

This is a great charger. Works with other batteries. My old calumet batteries were no longer charging or holding a charge. I was able to recondition them with this charger. It's nice that each battery charges independently from the others. So when one is done, I just have to take it out and can add another in its place.

 
5.0

Excelent

By andreiomega

from Undisclosed

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

excellent product. Works perfectly and met my expectations

 
5.0

Great product

By yosoybenito

from AZUZA CALIFORNIA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

The best option of rechargable batteries

 
2.0

High price for options you may never need

By Sheldon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

This is a no frills unit. It was expensive for how cheap it feels. Not bad but cheaper ones are available that do what I need. I would only recommend this unit if you really need the charge a variety of batteries and you need options that don't seem to be very important to a normal home use.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Lee

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

I have used it to "condition" and then charge some very old batteries, and I also used it to charge some brand new batteries. It worked great in both cases.

 
5.0

Restored a fistful of AA & AAA

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

About a dozen "defective" batteries were brought back to life by it. OEM cheapo chargers just could not charge them, and flagged them as defective. One "conditioning" cycle, and they were ready for work. Some of them took almost a day. Didn't require any intervention from me. When the charger was done with each, it just continued with the remaining until all were done. Charger paid for itself up front.
None of the nonsense of working with pairs of cells, each is addressed individually. Doing 8 is great, too.

 
5.0

Great Charger

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

The charger works excellently. You can use it as a quick charger or soft charger. It can also recondition batteries that have lost some of their usefulness. I haven't had to do that yet with this charger but have used others and it usually gives new breath to older batteries and helps then last a little longer.

 
5.0

I will shop at B&H again.

By The Kid

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

I like this charger. I also got a very good price at B&H. Thanks.

 
5.0

GREAT Charger

By John

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

I've had one of these for the last year, and I'm about to buy another. It is a great charger because; A) you can charge an odd-number of batteries (I have a flashlight that uses 3 AAA cells); B) The "gentle-charge" cycle is great, saves wear-and-tear on the cells and all it takes is a little planning; C) each bay will operate, complete its cycle and turn off independently (no overheating); D) You can mix-and-match AA and AAA cells. Yes, it would be nice if "soft-charge" was the default and if it had a light in the LCD, but those whines are minor and they don’t even cost it 1 star in my book.

 
5.0

Does its job nicely

By David N

from Melbourne

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

This is my fifth Powerex charger. I have two of the c801d, one c204w and one c401fs. C204w tends to be more fussy. While c401fs has four separate circuits, I need to charge many batteries at a time. Therefore I bought the c80d and loved the simplicity of it.

Friend of mine has the c9000 battery analyzer but you really do need a passion for battery to enjoy that. It's very big as well. Take what I said with a grain of salt though because I don't have one. Instead, my opinion comes from c401fs and the la crosse bc900 I have.

While c800s doesn't charge as quick as c801d. I always use soft charge cycle hence now I use the rapid cycle of the c800s. All other features are identical. It's cheaper than c801d also. Hence this little brother (or sister) fitted the bill nicely.

Now I can charge 24 batteries at a time without bothering with my other chargers. Very convenient. Won't hesitate to buy another one when I need more.

 
5.0

Great feature set!

By Reven

from Elizabeth, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

Do yourself a favor and get this one! Everything you need for high-capacity cells in one charger. This thing has fast-charge for when you really need it (don't do that, it'll cook your cells), slow charge for when you're done for the day, and reconditioning to keep the cells working longer.

 
5.0

Very good charger, charges my Eneloop pro.

By Mikhail Pineda

from Philippines

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

Bought 4 sets of Eneloop Pro, this charger charges the battery really fast even in slow charge mode. :)

 
5.0

Works great!

By Erin

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

I use this to recharge AA batteries I use with audio recorders (Tascam DR 60-D and Zoom H2). Have had it for a month and it works great! I bought it specifically to do soft-charging. The screen which shows the charge of each battery is a perk.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Fail to recharge after 1 tear of use

By Eitan

from Israel

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

Unfortunately stopped recharging...

(0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

There's is no lcd lite

By Elaine

from Nassau

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • Everyday use
  • Home

Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

This charger is stupid it doesn't tell u when it's 100% charged or completely charge it's just said done. How smart is that

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5.0

MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batte

By Mace

from Providence,Rhode Island

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

      This is a great and useful item. It does everything I need it to.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent Charger

      By F. Johns

      from Meadville, PA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home

        Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

        Great charger that safely recharges, and when necessary reconditions batteries. Trustworthy quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        High Quality and fast Charger

        By melkordy

        from Minden, NV

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

          This is a high quality and fast AA and AAA battery charger. The only downside is that the LCD is really very difficult to read.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batte

          By Mace

          from Providence RI

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

              I use this as a professional and so far have been exceptionally happy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A FINE CHARGER

              By Sawdust

              from Spokane, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camera Flash Batteries
                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about Powerex MH-C800S 8-Cell Smart Charger for AA / AAA NiMH / NiCD Batteries:

                I opted for this model rather than the more expensive version, which charges batteries faster, because a slower charge rate is actually better for the batteries. There is a trade-off for speed.

                I plan my photo outings accordingly to allow time for battery charging. The only time a fast charge would be needed is in some kind of hurry-up situation, usually attributable to poor planning. Having a stock of charged batteries on hand eliminates that possibility.

                This charger works great, just as advertised. I particularly like the "soft" (slow) charging option and the "recondition" option for exercising infrequently used batteries and extending the life of "tired" ones.

                It works equally well charging AA and AAA sizes, and it charges each battery individually - with individual readouts - rather than charging the batteries as a group.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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