- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
- Item model number: RC103476
- ASIN: B0002LHX8Y
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Oct. 2006
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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UniRoss X-Press 150 Classic Charger inc 4 x AA 2100 mAh Rechargeable Batteries
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- Plug-In Charger (RC103476) for Ni-MH and Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries
- Charger accepts AAA, AA and PP3 size batteries
- Full charge in 18 hours
- Will charge 2 or 4 batteries of the same type at the same time
- Includes 4 x 2000mAh Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries
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The Uniross X-Press 150 Plug In Charger is a great way to save energy and money on your battery-powered devices. The charger comes complete with 4 x 2000mAh Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries (RC103476) for use in whatever compatible contraptions you have around the house, from TV remotes to compact cameras. The charger will also work with other sizes of rechargeable batteries - AAA and PP3 (not supplied). Please note that this device will not charge non-rechargeable batteries, so always check the packaging of any additional batteries you intend to charge before use.
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Top Customer Reviews
The supplied batteries are of a very good specification, perfectly adequate for the task in hand, but it is the charger which lets the package down.
According to the instructions, it takes 18 hours to recharge these batteries, there is no indicator to tell you when charging has finished, and you are instructed to turn off the charger as soon as the 18 hours have been completed, to avoid overcharging, and thus damaging, the batteries.
Other, more expensive, chargers are much quicker at charging (some doing the same job in under 2 hours), indicate when the batteries are fully charged, and switch themselves off automatically.
I like to recharge my batteries overnight when I'm on holiday so that I have a fully charged set for the following day's shooting. With this package, you can't do this due to the lengthy charging cycle, and you'd have to make sure that whenever you set the charger charging, you'd be there 18 hours later to switch it off again!
Given the low price of this package, perhaps I'm being unfair in my assessment, but I didn't realise that chargers could be this slow (shame on Amazon for not including a proper description) and I wish that I'd paid a bit more and got a more sophisticated charger.
Years ago all chargers were manual like the one that comes in this package. The problem is the charger is 'dumb' and does not stop delivering current to the battery when it is full. This in turn damages the battery (some chemical reaction with which I am not familiar) and the batteries will last for less time. Repeat this a several times and you are destroying some fine high-capacity batteries -- leading to what used to be called the 'memory effect' where the batteries appear to have reduced capacity.
You'll be far better off by buying a charger that automatically shuts off when the batteries are cooked. It will cost less in replacement batteries, cause less waste and use less electricity. You can pick these up for around a tenner. Remember, it's not cheap because it's slower than other chargers, it's cheap because the charger is cheap to produce.
Not very X-Press to me, but at least they do their job. The batteries included are brilliant too.
Another thing is it doesn't switch off auto, or the lights go green etc, and you can't charge odd numbers of batteries (1 or 3)
Mine came with 2500mAh batteries, and so what they take 23 hours to charge but they last for ages! If you are looking for a cheap and reliable charger but don't mind waiting for the batteries to be charged, then this is for you!
If you want a quick charger, splash out and get one! Otherwise, this is excellent!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This charger is alright but the lights don't go off when the batteries are charged so you have to make a guess when to take them off charge. Read morePublished 19 months ago by E M Bunch
I hadn't read the full description for this item and have found to my cost that there is no 'fully charged' indicator and it's impossible to tell when the batteries are fully... Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2014 by Seagirl
The charger is very good value for money and dispatched quickly ,and just what i needed ready for my holidaysPublished on 18 Dec. 2012 by mrs a mountford
recharges very quickly with fast delivery I would buy from them again its a brilliant product for the money.saves buying batteries all the time. have used them in my camera.Published on 17 April 2012 by little mo