Hama Unicharge 5 inch Universal Battery Charger
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- Universally useable automatic charger for NiCD/NiMH batteries
- 1 to 4 D/C/AA/AAA and 1 to 2 E block batteries can be charged at the same time
- Batteries can be charged separately with LED control in each charging channel
- Switch to adjust the maximum charging time
- Trickle charge (batteries are always ready for use and fully charged)
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Top Customer Reviews
On the face of it this is a good solid charger, and it can take single batteries of 5 different types, or a 9 volt separately. The indication is that it has an automatic shut off but this is a little misleading. It may be wondered, why what appears to be an excellent charger was discontinued. Read the instructions very carefully, and it becomes obvious. Its a bit of a challenge. There is a two place positional switch. For position I the charging time is approximately 4.7 hours. In position 2 it takes approximately 9 hours. The point that most people seem to have missed is that each battery capacity has to be assessed for size and then multiplied by a charging factor. This requires a little bit of calculation. Lets take an example; take a 'D' size battery of 1550 mAh, look to the end of the chart the charging factor is .0026 therefore 1550 is multiplied by .0026 giving a charging time of 4.03 hours! Not the charging time of 4.7 hours on the automatic timer Note that this is a timer not an automatic switch off when a full charge level is reached. OK so lets look at a 2500 mAh 'D' sized battery. It will be noted that on both the tables given in the instructions the charging factor is the same. For the 'D' size the factor is .0026 so the mAh of 2500 is multiplied by .0026, and this gives a charging time, with the charging time switch at position 2, of 6.5 hours. The charging time switch on position 2 would normally give a time of 9 hours. So, following the dictates of the above calculation, the charger must be manually switched off at 6.5 hours. Remember, each of the battery sizes has a different charging factor attributed to them, and the charger does not automatically switch off when a certain voltage is reached only after a certain time.Read more ›
The unit is sturdily cased in plastic which feels comfortingly strong. The innards are inaccessible and contain the metal circuits the device needs.
I've had the charger nearly 2 weeks, and recharged every battery in sight! (Rechargeable only, of course). I fully expect it to go on doing this for some years, unlike my last (locally purchased and more expensive) charger which blew up after a fortnight...
When i opened the box i was shocked to say the least, i was expecting something smaller but its very well made and extremely robust.
It will recharge all of your batteries individually from AAA to E. Yes thats right 1 by 1 if thats what you want which i did, on other chargers you have to charge in pairs or fours.
It even has a switch to choose between NiCd and NiMH.
What a bargain !!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good value and good looking but a clear cover would help it stay dust free.Published 11 months ago by Mr. C. Bignell
Charges batteries individually but has a down side in that charging is not automatic but relies on a timer. The timer has to be reset by unplugging the device. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Odin