Semi-automatic battery charger handles AAA, AA, C, D, and 9v batteries in multiple banks, with automatic charging current selection, automatic shut-off (except for 9v), reverse polarity protection, safety timer shut-off, battery short circuit protection, and features overcurrent protection and charging/discharging indicators.
This unit is ideal for the person who is looking to charge Ni-Cad or Ni-MH batteries in common sizes (AAA, AA, C, D, or 9v)
The unit works very simply. You have two 'banks' that will each hold a pair of AAA, AA, C, or D cells, or one 9 v. The battery holders are spring-loaded to automatically adjust for different battery lengths, and it's easy to insert and remove batteries. Reading the instructions takes a few minutes and makes using the unit easy.
For Ni-Cads, you have an optional, manually-selectable discharge mode, that completely drains the batteries and helps prevent the notorious 'memory' problem that occurs if Ni-Cads are charged too frequently without recharging. An LED indicator indicates the discharge status and goes out when the battery is drained. You must switch the charger back to 'charge' mode in order to start the charging process.
The charging process is as simple as ensuring that the same battery type/capability is in each battery holder for a particular 'bay'. You must charge batteries in pairs (except for 9v). Insert the batteries, check to ensure that the discharge/charge mode switch is set to 'charge' and as soon as the second battery of a pair completes the charging circuit the charge indicator LED lights up.
This charger was used successfully in our home and comes with the charging station, power cord, instructions and a few rechargeable batteries. All are shown in the pictures, so please examine them.
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