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16 Independent Channels Allows you to charge any combination of AA/AAA NIMH/NICD rechargeable cells (from just 1 to 16), eliminating the need for multiple chargers.
Two Large LCD Panels - Provides easy-to-read display for charging/discharging status of each individual battery.
Smart Charge Technology - Built-in Smart Technology provides full protection against overcharging, overheating, and reverse-polarity. Additionally, the eight hour safety protection will help save energy and prolong battery life.
Optional Refresh Cycle - Easy to use cycling feature, fully discharges and charges your cells to extend their overall lifespan and performance.
Travel Ready - Worldwide 100~240v AC adapter and car charger included, making this unit portable and ready for use on the go.
Tenergy TN438 16-Bay charger is our largest consumer charger to date. With Smart circuit detection, all 16 channels function independent of each other, allowing for any combination of AA/AAA or NiCD/NiMH to be charged at once, with a clear LCD display of current charge status.
The large volume of channels eliminates the need for multiple chargers, and cuts down on charging time. Whether your large family needs batteries for toys or portable devices quickly, or a small business needs stock of power supplies, this rugged and compact charger will keep you prepared.
Input: AC 100V~240V 50HZ/60HZ
Output: 12V DC 2A
Rated Charging Current (Normal Charging): AA: 500mA; AAA: 250mA.
discharging current: 200~300mA
Applicable battery type: AA/AAA NiMH/NiCd rechargeable batteries
Product Weight: 14.5oz (charger only)
Product Size: 12 x 4.1 x 1.2 in
Estimated Charging Time Table:
AAA 700mah - 3.7 hrs
AAA 800mah - 4.2 hrs
AAA 900mah - 4.7 hrs
AA 1000mah - 2.6 hrs
AA 1600mah - 4.2 hrs
AA 2000mah - 5.2 hrs
AA 2500mah - 6.5 hrs
*The charging time is just for reference, and actual times may slightly vary. This charger is capable of charging higher mAh rated batteries, but will take longer than the longest stated time in this table.
Tenergy Premium AAA Batteries Premium Quality Ultra High Capacity AAA Size rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery
Exact replacement for standard AAA size battery in all the devices
Provides long runtimes per charge -- 1000mAh capacity
Can be recharged approx 500 times
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I will begin by saying this product is extremely easy to use, and anyone can use it as the device will let you know everything you need to know. Mine worked fine the first time I loaded it with Tenergy batteries, but second time around I got less than half the bays even recognizing a battery at all after being inserted in the charger for over 2 hours (see picture). The batteries I tried were the same Tenergy batteries that came with it. It's also worth noting the only instructions/troubleshooting guide that come with it is a tiny pamphlet with 1 page (may 2x3 inches in size). I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.
This is only an okay charger. It is a fairly intelligent charger that does a good job of gently charging 1 to 16 AA or AAA batteries individually. The knocks some people gave for having to fumble with installing AA batteries seemed unfounded to me. I had no trouble installing any batteries; you just have to push AA's in firmly until you hear them snap into place. Installing AAA's is a little easier but both install easily enough for me. And the individual status on each battery is nice and being able to charge up to 16 batteries at a time is pretty good. So overall it works well and no serious complaints.
Now for what's not optimal and why it doesn't get 5 stars. First, you want to charge batteries, not bake them. Heat shortens the useful life of a battery. They had the right idea of 500 ma for AA batteries and 250 ma for AAA batteries because you want to charge as quickly as possible without heating up the battery. I would have chosen those rates to start with myself, but...
Purchased this in November 2015 and had a problem with it from the first day I got it. It does not recognize the batteries, so I also purchased Tenergy batteries thinking that this was the problem, but it does not recognize some of those either. After reading the reviews, another review said that if you put the batteries in another charger 1st and then back into this one it should solve the problem, which it did, but you have to do this every time you try and charge the same batteries. I only tried to use this charger 2 times, as the Tenergy batteries I purchased came pre-charged. When I went to try it again the #8 slots lit up like they were charging something when the slots were actually empty and one again the batteries that worked last time again were not recognized by this charger. I called Tenergy and was told that the item only had a 90-day warranty and I missed it by about 10 days, so they would not do anything even though the representative said it was probably defective...
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