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

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 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

 

Fail to recharge after 1 tear of use

Unfortunately stopped recharging...

Unfortunately stopped recharging...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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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.

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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...

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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.

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      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.

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        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.

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          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.

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              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.

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                5.0

                It Just Works

                By Ari F

                from Wesley Hills, NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Studio

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

                  I've used this charger for about a year now so I feel comfortable reporting back on my experience. In short: it's reliable and effective. I like the soft charging and deep conditioning option to preserve long term battery life. I also appreciate the indicators that give you an idea of how much the battery is charged. I like the fact that it shuts off individual nodes when a given battery is ready. I've used several brands of rechargeable batteries with no problems. Haven't used the rapid charging option so I can't comment on that.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent charger good price

                  By SP48

                  from southern AZ borderland

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Flaslight
                    • Game Camera
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography

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

                    I have several devices battery dependent and I am tired of continually buying batteries. The main reason I bought this was for my game camera which uses 8 AA's at a time and will go through them in a couple of days when I leave it on full time. Even though I buy large quantities of alkalines at the discount store for a good price, it gets expensive. This charger costs about what 2 multipacks cost so I can use my camera longer and more often. 10 recharges will not only pay for the batteries and charger but also provide me with much entertainment from the camera. Truly a win win. Great Buy. Fast charge time too!

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                    4.0

                    this is my 2nd same charger

                    By law

                    from wichita.ks.

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Dies Too Soon

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home

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

                    it works fine but after time the heat sink fails & it burns out!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good Quality Charger for Reasonable Price

                    By Gus

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

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

                      Recharge speed not as fast as the more expensive model but otherwise has the same capabilities. Display is a bit hard to read. Otherwise, this charger works fine.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product! As advertised!

                      By rovassy

                      from Slovakia

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 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 my first charger that has individual cells for charging and it is a huge time saver compared to the old fashioned cheap chargers that charge all batteries at the same time and are very inconsistent. This charger does a great job of what it supposed to be doing. Great purchase, quick shipping by B&H.

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                          5.0

                          Solid features=great value

                          By JazzHat

                          from Midwest, USA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

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

                          Carry this in my video bag along with 16 AA rechargeables. Seems well built and should definitely withstand use as a mobile charger.. I love the ability to trickle charge or speed charge if I get caught short when in the field.

                          I did a lot of research and am really pleased with the Powerex. Solid build, great feature set, and light weight (portable) make this a great value.

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                          5.0

                          good for the envirorment

                          By jforno

                          from nutley, nj

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Traveling

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

                          fast
                          easy to use

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          BEST Charger Around.

                          By Mike

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Display Not Lighted

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

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

                          I bought one of these 10 years ago and it's still going strong. I just bought another to travel with me because it is light, charges very fast and reconditions the batteries as well, if they need it. If you are burning up AA or AAA batteries every day, you need at least one of these.

                          Note: The charger is light, but it does have a seperate power supply, which is not that heavy, but should be noted. I still travel with it because of the raw charging speed and the ability to extend the life of the batteries.

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