Top critical review
51 people found this helpful
Not a 4 channel charger
on 17 June 2013
At the time of my purchase June 2013 the well-reviewed Panasonic BQCC15 was incorrectly described as a 4 channel charger on Amazon and other sites even though it only has 2 channels.
12 months later and the incorrect description has finally been removed from Amazon although it persists on other sites.
To anyone thinking of buying this charger don't.
With only 2 channels it cannot correctly charge each individual battery.
The misleadingly advertised (intelligent auto-stop) is not going to stop this charger from ruining batteries. With only 2 channels the auto-stop cannot monitor each individual battery or shut off charging to individual batteries so one from each pair is going to be under or over charged.
The bottom line is, whatever charger you choose, if it's not got a separate charging channel for each individual battery there is no way it will be able to charge them correctly and it will damage them without a doubt.
On the positive side Amazon had no problem refunding my money as the item was clearly not as described.