Best Battery ChargersElectronics & Computers
La Crosse Technology BC-700 Battery Charger
The La Crosse brand clearly knows how to make a good battery charger. What’s even better is that they know how to make a good design for a battery charger as well! The La Crosse Technology Battery Charger is anything but ordinary with its sleek LCD design that clearly shows the capacity for each battery when it has completed charging. The battery charger contains four modes which include charge, discharge (which discharges the batteries and then recharges them), recharge (which discharges and recharges up to 20 times to bring old batteries back to life), and test (which displays the battery capacity).
This intelligent battery charger also features an automatic trickle charge which ensures maximum battery capacity and prevents overcharging when charging has completed. Speaking of maximum battery capacity, the battery charger automatically defaults to a 200mAh charge setting (the optimal setting for prolonging battery life). However, the battery charger does come with two more charge rate settings which are 500 mA, and 700 mA and operates on a 100-240-volt AC input, making it great for international use. This reliable battery charger can also detect overheating. Although the product has been praised for its charging abilities, what hasn’t been too praised is its design which customers say is “rather flimsy and its buttons are wobbly.” The product also comes in at a slightly pricy $34. Nevertheless, this charger is protected by a 1 year warranty, so we recommend giving this risk-free product a try!
Nitecore i4 Intellicharge Battery Charger
We know, we’ve mentioned that many of the previous products on this list are smart battery chargers, but this battery charger by Nitecore truly is intelligent (so much, it’s even featured in the product’s title!). The Nitecore i4 Intellicharge Battery Charger is first, capable of charging 4 batteries simultaneously. Each of the four battery slots on this charger monitors and charges independently (meaning no need to charge in pairs). This battery charger supports a wide range of battery types including: Li-ion (26650, 22650, 18650, 17670, 18490, 17500, 18350, 16340(RCR123), 14500, 10440), Ni-MH, IMR, and Ni-Cd (AA, AAA, AAAA, C). This battery charger even features three charging modes which include: CC, CV and Trickle Charge.
The charger’s optimized charging design makes it compatible with IMR batteries. The charger also automatically detects battery status and adjusts to the appropriate voltage and charge mode. This sturdy battery charger is made from durable ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene), making it fire retardant and flame resistant. This reliable charger comes with 3 Color LED displays that show the charging progress for each battery. The charger automatically stops charging when complete and features over-charge prevention to protect batteries. It’s also equipped with temperature monitoring to prevent overheating and has reverse polarity protection. It’s also fairly priced at $24, but that’s just for this standard option. If you want it to have additional items, it will cost you a pricier amount. Also, a few customers have noted that the product’s design is a bit bulky, not making it very portable. Still, for its great features we recommend looking into this product!
EBL 906 Smart Charger
EBL makes a comeback on our list with another quality battery charger. The EBL Smart charger has the ability to recharge or discharge 1 to 4 pieces of AA, AAA, C, D, Ni-MH, or Ni-Cd batteries and can also charge 1 to 2 pieces of 9V, Ni-MH, and Ni-Cd batteries. This uniquely designed charger comes in an attractive, liquid crystal design with a LCD display screen to indicate the battery status with the following modes: Charge, discharge, full, and bad. However, the LED indicators are for 9V batteries only. Nevertheless, this charger allows you to engage in its discharge and charge modes. Press the blue discharge button to discharge and automatically turn to charging mode when its fully discharged.
This battery charger is dedicated to having your batteries charge efficiently and safely. The smart battery charger features a negative delta V (- ∆V) cut-off function for batteries finished charging (excluding 9V batteries). The charger even includes a safety timer control for overcharge protection and features short circuit protection as well as non-rechargeable/bad cell detection. This nifty charger even includes an intelligent microprocessor-controlled, built-in microcomputer chip which converts the charging mode from fast charging to trickle charging when batteries are nearly fully-charged to ensure maximum battery capacity. This optimal charger will cost you a slightly pricey $35 and has been noted to require extended usage when trying to charge batteries that operate higher-powered devices. Still, if you want a reliable charger that’ll protect your batteries, this product could be for you.
Energizer +B6 L6 Recharge Pro Charger
Many of us are already familiar with the Energizer brand for its top-quality and long-lasting batteries. What you should know (and will find out) is that Energizer also knows how to make a top-quality battery charger as well. The Energizer Recharge Pro Charger shows us it knows how to charge rechargeable batteries like a “pro” with its premium features. The battery charger conveniently charges up to 4 AA or AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries at the same time. The best thing is, you’ll have fully charged batteries in just 3 hours. That’s right, just 3 hours. The battery charger helps maximize battery performance and ensure that your batteries never run out of energy.
This durable battery charger is featured in a compact design, completed with a folding plug, that makes storing this product an easy task. Want to know exactly when your batteries are fully done charging? Not a problem with this product. The battery charger features audio and multi-color visual alerts to indicate the charging status of your batteries. The battery charger even comes equipped with an automatic shutoff that protects your batteries against overcharging and damaging. Speaking of damages, this cool device is even able to detect bad batteries! The price of this product is reasonable as well, costing around $16. What customers didn’t find reasonable was how hard the batteries are to remove from the charger. A few customers also noted that the charger didn’t seem to actually “fully charge” their batteries. Still, with its smart features and reasonable price, we place this brand-trusted battery charger on our list!
AmazonBasics Ni-MH AA & AAA Battery Charger
Let’s jump right into our list with a brand known for producing all types of quality products. Amazon. Amazon proves that it can make many things and do it well, and their battery charger is no different. The AmazonBasics Rechargeable Battery Charger is one you’ll want, considering its great features. The battery charger, complete with a USB charge port for smartphone charging, can charge between 2 and 4 AA, AAA, or Ni-MH batteries at a time in just up to 4 hours. That’s right. Your batteries will be charged and ready to go in just 4 hours time, making this charger a convenient tool to use with your electronics.
You know what else is convenient? This battery charger’s ability to detect wrong polarity charging and over charging and protect your batteries against it. This efficient battery charger also comes equipped with built-in switching power technology, making it suitable for use no matter where you are in the world! Additionally, this battery charger features a retractable AC plug and contains a slim and compact profile, making it perfect for travel. With its many great features, this product has one major drawback; it can only charge in pairs. Nevertheless, it still effectively charges your batteries and comes at a quite reasonable price of $15. So if you want a highly-praised product that’s worth the value, we definitely recommend this Amazon Best Seller.
EBL 8 Bay Battery Charger
Next up on our list is the EBL brand with their battery charger and we just want to say we understand why this product is an Amazon BestSeller. The EBL 8 Bay Battery Charger comes with some pretty impressive features such as being able to charge up to a total of 8 batteries at a time. The battery charger can also support various types of batteries including: AA, AAA, Ni-MH, and Ni-Cd. This smart battery charger includes 4 LEDS that let you know the charging status of your batteries (Red means charging and Green means fully charged). The battery charger also features a cut-off charging mode which automatically turns to trickle charge to prevent your batteries from overcharging.
Thought we were finished? Not quite! This intelligent battery charger features a heat dissipation design that helps the charger function better and allows for overheat-detection to prevent overcharging. With its patented trickle charge mode, the battery charger offers short circuit protection and reverse polarity protection. The battery charger also has a smart circuit layout making it compatible for worldwide usage. One of the best features includes this product’s great price, only costing $10! We will note that this product also contains the same flaw as the previous product, in that it can only be charged in pairs. Nonetheless this Amazon Best Seller has a plethora of great features for an excellent value, making it worth making our list!
EASTSHINE LCD Display Universal Battery Charger
The EASTSHINE brand understands that a reliable product and reliable customer service are two things that a product should have. Luckily, the EASTSHINE Universal Battery Charger has great features making the product more than reliable, and has great customer service to back it up. Let’s start with this product’s specifics. The battery charger is designed with a durable, ASB material that makes it flame-retardant and fire-resistant. Like the Duracell charger, this product can only charger two batteries at a time, but fortunately that makes this product very portable. Unlike the Duracell charger however, this battery charger can support various brands of batteries (such as Panasonic, Energizer, and Duracell) and can support many battery types including A, AA, AAA, AAAA, C, and more!
Though it can only charge up to two batteries, you don’t have to charge them in pairs and can freely charge them individually. This universal battery charger has an optimized charging design for IMR batteries. With its built in LCD panel display, you can clearly see the charging parameters and progress of your batteries. The charger features 2 convenient side buttons (A and B) that allow for an easy selection of specific battery types and charging current. This efficient charger automatically detects battery power status and selects the appropriate voltage and charge mode. The product also features overcharging protection and includes temperature monitoring to prevent overheating. The standard product costs a reasonable $18, but if you want additional items with your charger, it’ll cost you more. Still, we find the standard version worth its value and worth including on this list.
Foxnovo F08 Battery Charger
The Foxnovo brand enters our list with their versatile product. The Foxnovo Battery Charger shows us it’s a worthy contender in the battery charger world with its powerful features. The battery charger has the capability of charging 8 batteries of different sizes, types and capacities all at the same time! The best part is, each of the 8 battery slots can charge independently, meaning no more battery pair requirements. The LCD indicator lights on the battery charger show the charging process of each battery. Want to know another cool thing about this battery charger? The smart battery charger can automatically identify Li-ion, Ni-MH and Ni-CD rechargeable batteries.
That’s not even all! This battery charger can automatically detect the status of your batteries and select the appropriate voltage and charge mode. To prevent overcharging, this nifty battery charger automatically stops charging when complete. The product is also able to adopt negative voltage control technology to improve charge efficiency. Best of all, this battery charger features heat dispersion and reverse polarity protection.The battery charger comes with a US-plug adapter for indoor use and is versatile enough to be used as a USB charging port for smartphones. However, some flaws about this product include its slightly expensive price of $41 and that it has been said to feel a bit hot-to-the-touch. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a versatile charger with smart capabilities, this could be for you!
Bonai 8 Bay Individual Smart Rechargeable Battery Charger
The Bonai brand comes out of the gate, making us aware that they know how to make a mean battery charger with this high-quality product. The Bonai 8 Bay Smart Battery Charger features an independent charge design, allowing you to freely charge any number of AA, AAA, Ni-MH, and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries you’d like. Best of all, this product doesn’t require you to charge in pairs of 2, 4, 6, or 8! The battery charger also features an LED display with two, color-coded charging modes: Red for charging and Green for fully charged. The battery charger will also let you know the status of each battery. The charger also comes with a wide voltage range of 110V to 240V, allowing this 8-channel charger to charge batteries more accurately.
This safe battery charger automatically stops charging when it detects improper input voltage, and defective, short circuit, or non rechargeable batteries. The charger also features a trickle electric current charge mode, which can expand battery life and ensure that your batteries are fully charged, more than 99%. The cool thing about this charger is that it automatically turns to trickle charge, once batteries are done charging, to prevent the batteries from over-voltage, over-current or overheating. Here’s the best part; this product is available for a very affordable price of $10. So what’s the downside? Some customers have noted that while the product does charge batteries, it charges rather slow. Still, for its great price and great features, this product is worth putting on our list!
Duracell GoEasy Charger
Alas Duracell makes its way onto our list! Duracell (like Energizer) is known for making top-notch batteries, but it shows us it can make battery chargers as well. The Duracell GoEasy Charger can only charge two AA or AAA batteries at a time (we know not that great), but that feature makes this charger extremely portable. The battery charger comes in a sleek, small and compact design and is very easy to use. This efficient battery charger is also Energy Star-certified and features an LED light that simply notifies you when your batteries are not done or done charging with two, easy colors (red = charging, and green = fully charged).
In addition to its compact design, the battery charger is easy to carry, making it ideal for usage in many places including your home or work office.This reliable battery charger can also charge rechargeable NiMH cells over 100 times (and more!). This lasting battery charger is also incredibly affordable, only costing you about $10 and even comes prepared with two AA rechargeable batteries that you can use! With all of these perks does unfortunately, come some downsides. The battery charger isn’t very compatible with other brands and the product description only recommends using Duracell rechargeable batteries. Also, this charger doesn’t come with many protection features such as trickle charge and overheating protection. Nevertheless, if you want a super portable charger that efficiently charges Duracell type batteries at a great price, this product could be for you!