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Hama Unicharge 5 inch Universal Battery Charger

4.6 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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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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  • Product Dimensions: 355 x 148 x 100 cm ; 980 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 980 g
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  • Item model number: 73074037
  • ASIN: B000L10UYE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Mar. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Can charge 1, 2, 3 or 4 Cells at a time (Does not have to be in pairs like many chargers)

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  • Hama "Unicharge 5" Universal Battery Charger


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    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.
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    unknown why they call it a 5 inch as it is not it is the size of a house brick. brick it maybe but it is brilliant charges batteries in no time at all best time to charge is overnight as a proper charge of aa batteries is 9 hours and a fast charge is 4.7 hours. you can charge 1 to 8 aa batteries or 1 to 8 aaa batteries or a mixture and 2 x 9v all at the same time. it automatically shuts off when fully charged. there is a switch to change the charging time ( 4.7 or 9 hours) and above each " lane" a led to tell you which batteries are charging. it came well packed and arrived ontime and once unpacked was put to work immediately . I might well invest in another one as rechargeable is the way to go.
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    What can I say? If you use rechargeable batteries, get one - it covers the whole range from D to AA to AAA to 9v - whatever your hobby (mine is photography) you're covered! A simple switch sets the duration of the charge, plug in, switch on, and go. The helpful instructions (but you need a magnifying glass!) tell how to adjust charge-times to suit various power-outputs.
    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...
    Heartily recommended.
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    By Beanie Luck TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Feb. 2014
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    Dont make any mistake, this thing is HUGE, its the size of a household brick.

    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.

    7 Squid??

    What a bargain !!
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    Range of battery type that can be charged. Speed of charge variation and termination of charge indicator. Extremely competitive price. Altogether good value
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    Good value of money very good charger . Only the minus point is you don't know when it charged enough because the red doesn't change into green but apart form that I am very happy with the product
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    I bought this charger to replace an old NiCd charger, and on charging some aged NiCd batteries, one of which would not accept a charge from the old unit, I found that the Hama charged all batteries fully and in a fraction of the time. This is a very basic charger which works very well but without bells and whistles. There is no timer but it claims to trickle charge, which I have not experienced yet. If you want a cheap and versatile charger you can't go wrong with this, and I got free p&p as well!
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    I had a charger already, but aside from only handling AA and AAA it was a little flimsy and I didn't trust it! The Hama is a complete contrast. It's very solidly built, well thought out and can also handle the couple of PP3 rechargeables that I have. In the past few weeks I've found it very reliable and easy to use. If there's one downside its the size. With the cable permanently attached it's a bit of a brute. However, I can happily live with that. After all it adds to the "bomb proof" and "idiot proof" nature of the beast!
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