A smarter way to charge your batteries.
The sleek, compact Apple Battery Charger is all about efficient charging. It's optimised for Apple-supplied batteries, but it works with AA NiMH batteries from other companies, too. And with a feature that automatically reduces its power intake once your batteries are fully charged, the Apple Battery Charger is one of the most energy-efficient rechargeable battery solutions available.
It comes fully loaded. And then some.
Each Apple Battery Charger comes with six NiMH batteries — two for your keyboard, two for your mouse or trackpad, and two for charging. Not only do these high-performance batteries have up to a 10-year lifespan(1), they also hold a charge for an incredibly long time. So you always have power when you need it.
More charges. Less waste.
The Apple Battery Charger has one of the lowest standby power usage values — or "vampire draw" — of similar chargers on the market. That’s the energy that most chargers continue to draw even after their batteries are done charging. Unlike other chargers, the Apple Battery Charger senses when a battery charge cycle is complete and automatically reduces the amount of power it uses to 30 milliwatts — more than 10 times better than the industry average.(2)
Better for the environment.
With the Apple Battery Charger, you no longer have to buy or hassle with the disposal of batteries every few months. The charger works quickly and efficiently. And once your batteries are fully charged, it draws less power than many similar chargers on the market. (2)
What's in the Box?
- Wall outlet charger
- Six rechargeable AA NiMH batteries
- Printed documentation
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I fit another plug in the upper outlet if this charger is using the lower outlet?
- Asked by Mike L from Eastham
How long does it take to fully charge the batteries?
- Asked by Jason T from Saint Louis
Up to 5 hours
- Answered by Nicholas M from Poole
What is the warranty for this charger? How about the batteries that comes with it? Does the batteries have a warranty of 10 years?
- Asked by Po T from Orlando
The Apple Battery Charger comes with the normal Apple One-Year Limited Warranty. If the Apple Batter The Apple Battery Charger comes with the normal Apple One-Year Limited Warranty. If the Apple Battery Charger malfunctions under warranty, you must set up service. Current service options are:
Whole unit replacement through an AASP or Apple Retail Store
DIY replacement through AppleCare support …
- Answered by Thomas P
Will the charger take and charge other AA NiMH batteries?
- Asked by Jeffrey T from San Jose
From Apple's Overview section: "It's optimized for Apple-supplied batteries, but it works with AA Ni From Apple's Overview section: "It's optimized for Apple-supplied batteries, but it works with AA NiMH batteries from other companies, too." …
- Answered by Lee M from College Park
Can I store the batteries in an unplugged charger, or will the unplugged charger drain the batteries?
- Asked by P T W from Plymouth
Answering my own question:
I don't leave my charger plugged in — don't want to waste the energy. Answering my own question:
I don't leave my charger plugged in — don't want to waste the energy.
I did an experiment: left charged batteries in the (unplugged) charger for a month. Swapped those into my trackpad, and it ran down in less than a week of use. Prior to that, I had been taking the batteries out of the charger, and when swapping them in to my trackpad I typically got a month or more of use before I needed to swap again.
My conclusion: for best results, take the batteries out of the charger once they are charged. …
- Answered by P T W from Plymouth