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AccuCell BC-700 9 in 1 intelligent Battery Charger New UK Model (UK & EU Version) 2 in 1

by Technoline
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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  • Technoline BC-700 New UK Model (UK & EU Version) 2 in 1, with UK 3 pin & EU 2 pin power supply, UK Supplier and Warranty
  • This New UK Model / Version , is for 2 in 1, for the price of one, UK and EU plug, Please see in pictures
  • High standard latest Version, Intelligent AA/AAA battery charger, each battery is monitored individually
  • Four modes of operation - Charge, Discharge, Refresh, Test, Three user select able charge current settings at 200mA, 500mA, 700mA
  • capable of charging odd numbers of batteries (1,2,3 or 4) with capacity up to 3000mAh, For more details please see Product Description further down below.


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
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  • Item model number: BC -700
  • ASIN: B004X4OZYG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Product Description

Technoline BC- 700 New UK Model (UK & EU Version) 2 in 1, Also known as AccuCell BC-700 / 9 in 1 intelligent Battery Charger has four independent charging channels each of which allow for independent charging, discharging, refreshing or testing of any AA or AAA rechargeable battery, both NiCd and NiMH. Perfect for charging odd numbers of batteries (1,2,3 or 4), AA or AAA Each battery slot has its own LCD which provides real time information relating to the status of every battery individually. You can view actual charge/discharge current, terminal voltage, accumulated mAh and elapsed time per cell. You can perform different functions on each battery simultaneously. You can set the charge current at different levels for each of the four batteries and you can also charge different sizes (AA or AAA) at the same time. Select the charge current of your choice for a gentle or fast charge at either 200mA, 500mA, 700mA. The Refresh Mode does a very good job of reviving tired, neglected or abused batteries by automatically charging and discharging the batteries until optimum performance is achieved. This charger is also perfect for matching batteries into similarly performing sets and does an excellent job of identifying failing cells within a set. Suitable for charging any NiMH or NiCd rechargeable AA/AAA battery with capacity up to 3000mAh. UK and EU version, UK and EU power supply. Batteries shown in picture are not included. Box content: 1 x Battery Charger Technoline BC700 1 x Power Adapter With UK 3 pin and EU 2 pin Plugs , Also it is 100V to 240 V, 1 x English and EU languages manual. Please note: Batteries shown in picture are not included.


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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Oct 2011
This is a very capable charger. Reading the manual, about 20 small pages, is essential to make good use of it as its operation is non-obvious. The manual is well written and details every aspect.

I've set it to refresh four (+5 years) old AA batteries (two are 1300 mAh, and the other two 1700 mAh stated capacity) which I thought were finished. On the lowest charging current it's now three days and two of them are finished charging while the other two look to be on their last charging/decharging cycle. Surprisingly, they have reached very close to their stated capacity (~1150/1650 mAh respectively). Throughout operation, charging/decharging current, battery voltage, mode operation time (charging/decharging/last charge) and capacity can be individually monitored.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars so far so good 2 Oct 2011
By Alijami
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Moved to this model after experiencing hot batteries with a "cheapo" charger. This is certainly not a "cheapo" (unfortunately). Charge and Test functions tested so far appear to work without resulting in hot batteries. A result.

The particular merchant supplied a continental pinned power supply with a continental to UK adapter. Personally I would have preferred a UK pinned power supply. If that is important look for merchants which state "UK Version".
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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This is a very useful charger ... not just another gadget.

It's simple enough to use --
When you switch on, the default mode is "CHARGE".
Simply press the "current" button to select an appropriate charging-current. To minimise charging time, I always select 700mA.

The charger switches each cell off individually when charging is complete.

Most important for me, this charger has a "TEST" mode, to do a health-check on each NiMH cell --
Press the "mode" button to select the "TEST" mode at switch-on.
It fully charges the cells, then discharges each cell individually, to measure its capacity in mA-hrs.
I now do this every few weeks, to ensure that my NiMH cells are healthy, and not about to die on me at a critical moment.

Finally, this charger has a "REFRESH" mode --
NiMH cells which have been put through a poor charging regime can suffer from "voltage depression". The equipment using such a cell will indicate "low-battery" much sooner than expected. You might simply dispose of the cell at that point, thinking it has reached the end of its life.

However, a cell with voltage-depression can be revived, by fully discharging and then recharging a battery several times. This charger can do so automatically --
Press the "mode" button to select the "REFRESH" mode at switch-on.
I find it takes anything up to 48hrs to revive a high capacity cell.

You don't need to dispose of a cell unless it shows low capacity at the end of the "REFRESH" cycle.
I have revived 4 dubious cells since I bought this charger ... a saving of 10 already !!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All Singing all Dancing 6 Oct 2011
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Well they do say that you get what you pay for. This charger is a little more expensive than some on the market but then this one comes with bells on. It does everything it says it does. At first sight it looks a little complicated but if you just sit down and read the instructions all becomes clear. It takes very good care of your batteries and extends their life by a considerable amount. I must admit to being a bit wary of buying it but I am very pleased now that I did.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Q
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Would be 5* if it had a UK plug - whether its worth saving 7 is up to you, but using the supplied adaptor makes the plug top PSU very chunky. I had hoped it was a standard 12V 2A input as I have many UK plugged ones spare and hoped to use one of these, but its not - its 3V so unikley you will have anything compatible.

Simple choice - get the Terchnoline with UK plug for 30 or this for 23. As far as I can tell, they are technically identical.

It's an excellent product, if a tiny bit tricky to get used to.

Refreshing all your old batteries will take an age, but that's down to the laws of physics (well, electro-chemistry I suppose) - you can only charge and discharge so fast and to refresh takes several cycles. Regular discharge/charge is fine however.

The only critism, it should default to a standard single discharge/charge cycle when it starts because this is what you should do every time unless you are in a real hurry to charge up. Default is charge only.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally good value! 3 Mar 2012
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I have a confession to make, when I was looking for an 'Intelligent' AA-cell charger, price was my primary consideration. I searched across 3 or 4 websites and almost spent about twice what the BC-700 cost me on eBay. Thankfully I didn't. My decision to buy this Techno Line branded product was based solely on cost, I had budgeted fifty quid, I spent half that!

So was I correct? Absolutely. Great product, "does exactly what it says on the tin", couldn't be happier.

Just one final point, the main reason that I was happy buying a low cost alternative was that all of the research that I'd conducted on the correct charge rate for AA Ni-MH batteries was C/5 where C = Capacity. I also bought the best AA cells in the market: the Sanyo Eneloops 2000 mAh, therefore logic dictates that my charger needed to be around 400mA, in fact the BC-700 provides 3 rates; 200mA, 500mA & 700mA. So all boxes ticked there.

Avoid "Rapid" or "1-Hour" chargers, they will reduce the recycle life of your rechargeable cells!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Look after your betteries
Having many rechargeable cells in the house I thought it was time I had some means of testing and re forming them. This little device does everything I require.
Published 17 days ago by Paul G. Brewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Fantastic to have a proper battery charger, especially for charging individual batteries that aren't in pairs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Father to Be
5.0 out of 5 stars Reconditioned my DECT phone batteries
It's a battery charger and it charges batteries... but that's not very interesting.

To put this through it's paces I decided to take a couple of batteries from a DECT... Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Fat Monk
5.0 out of 5 stars The thinking persons battery charger
I have used this almost daily now for about six weeks and have had no problems with it. Once I had the loading sequence firmly embedded in my brain it was very easy. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jim Robson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
i've found this charger to be effective and reliable. it's also usefully configurable - you have the option to set different batteries charging at different currents. Read more
Published 3 months ago by adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Best charger around
This has to be the best charger available now "April 2014". Lots of functions and saves your batteries for a long lasting operating time.
Published 3 months ago by npires
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
Just as discribed, with a lot of options do charge / uncharge.
It's just perfect to revocer all my old batteries.
Published 3 months ago by Jorge Alberto Guerreiro Colaco
5.0 out of 5 stars Yea good
This is the best charger on the market for looking after batteries properly. Although I am getting fedup with sellers not providing a UK plug!
Published 4 months ago by pobz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Battery Charger
Will not right lots of technical details as Im sure others have.
For me this electronic charger is great for leaving my camera Ni-Mhs on trickle charge untill Im ready to use... Read more
Published 4 months ago by mr e j christmas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good device in theory.. in practise it is a little less so.
Mine was shipped with a modified plug, adapted to the UK which is great. I was very excited about getting this charger as it has all sorts of useful features on it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Growly
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