Smart Battery Chargers for your Rechargeable AA AAA Batteries

From on camera LED lights, to wireless Audio kits, and portable audio recorders, there's something in your bag of gear that will require AA / AAA batteries. Here's a couple of helpful AA / AAA battery charger reviews that touch on smart-chargers which work on an individual cell basis.

This first video from @HDSLRNOW (follow twitter here) showcases the La Crosse BC-700 (also available in BC-1000) Battery charger. Can charge NiCad and NiMH AA and AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously, featuring 4 modes: charge, discharge, refresh, and test, 4 separate LCD displays for simultaneous readouts, and offers Overheat-detection to prevent over-charging.

La Crosse Charger
find-price-button La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger

The next battery charger review from is almost double the price of the small La Crosse, but this Powerex Maha MH-C801D offers a large LCD display with Eight independent slots, Selectable soft and rapid charging speeds, Built-in battery deep-conditioning system, and works with a variety of popular rechargeable batteries.

find-price-button Powerex Maha MH-C801D Eight Cell 1-Hr PRO AA/AAA Charger

7 thoughts on “Smart Battery Chargers for your Rechargeable AA AAA Batteries

  1. Emm

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    @Chris K. - This article is specifically about AA / AA battery chargers to power accessories that run from AA / AAA batteries.

  2. Chris K.

    I forget which blog mentioned it, but I've been using a Tekkeon MP-1580 charger; it charges off a USB cable and can be used to power a USB cable. Been very happy with it so far (it's very small and lightweight), but I've only had it for a month and I'm not a heavy user.

  3. Lainol

    The bc-700 is a great charger and cheap for its functions. Discharge and charge the batteries can take a full day.

  4. I have the Maha. I don't bother with 4 cell chargers anymore - just not worth the trouble and for me a few used to be easily forgotten when I had a bunch of them plugged in. The Maha is great.

  5. Emm

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    @Scott - Nice way to stay organized. I actually took an entire Ikea Shelf and installed several outlets in each section. I have various battery chargers in each shelf and a single place to charge (and store) all my batteries. We also have sections for 'charged' and 'not charged' batteries.

  6. Scott

    I've been using a pair of the MH-C801D on my charging board (2'x2' square of plywood with all of my power bars & chargers screwed down to it) for about 6 months now. Love 'em. Don't know what I'd do without 'em.

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