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
Ratings & Reviews
Simple, elegant design.
Looking at the pictures, I thought this item would be rather bulky--like an iPod adapter brick...but it's not, it's probably the s Looking at the pictures, I thought this item would be rather bulky--like an iPod adapter brick...but it's not, it's probably the size of 4 AA batteries together. A single indicator on top informs of charging status, and getting 6 NiMH batteries is a great deal. 10 year life span according to Apple? Wow. I'll check back in 2020.
I like that Apple has used the same battery compartment style that is in the Magic Mouse (and maybe other products). Two chrome rivets as opposed to springs. Makes for cleaner install and also like the fact that both batteries install the same way.
You can hook directly to a 2-prong Mac cord, or use the flip plug like on other Apple adapters.
I was a little reserved at first, but I'm happy with the $30 that I spent. The batteries look cool, too. :) Although a AAA option would have been a nice touch--but Apple obviously designed this to work with it's wireless accessories - to add a 'green' option to all the batteries that you will be using. …
- Written by Daniel B from Limestone
855 of 983 people found this useful
Neat little charger
Neat little charger. Very compact (small enough to fit into a quad outlet with all the other outlets in use!), but has a very su Neat little charger. Very compact (small enough to fit into a quad outlet with all the other outlets in use!), but has a very substantial feel. Great travel size... the AC plug slides out so you can use your charging cord from your Mac or plugs from Apple's Travel Adapter kit if you're traveling outside the US...
Comes with 6 batteries - wish Apple sold extra batteries for it. …
- Written by Peggy B from NEW YORK
643 of 751 people found this useful
Easy To Use, Simple Design, & Charges Fast!
I love the Apple Battery Charger! I bought it with my new Magic Trackpad (which is also five stars) and they Charge fast and seem I love the Apple Battery Charger! I bought it with my new Magic Trackpad (which is also five stars) and they Charge fast and seem to hold a charge! And it's so nice to have nice rechargeable batteries on hand! …
- Written by Jacob W from Oregon city
606 of 723 people found this useful
Simple, Cheaper and Reliable!
I am writing this review because I saw many reviews that had low ratings and this has not been my experience. The charger is simpl I am writing this review because I saw many reviews that had low ratings and this has not been my experience. The charger is simple to use and does its job. In fact I have a set of 6 that are 3 years old right now and my wireless keyboard lasts a couple of months without the need for recharging. My magic mouse (without turning off like I should) will last anywhere from three weeks to a month with high usage. There have been people complaining about batteries lasting longer than 3 years (which mine have) however, 3 years is usually the maximum life you would get out of similar top selling bunny sponsored rechargeable battery brands, with the Apple batteries being a cheaper price even with including the mandatory charger. I have since bought 2 more charger/battery 6 packs to power all my remotes and flashlights around the house. It's been 9 months and I just turned a mag light on and it was still producing a full powered bright light. I just wish apple would make additional batteries available without having to buy more chargers but overall it's a great product! …
- Written by Marc S from Elmwood Park
1 of 1 people found this useful
50 / 50
The battery charger is a nice little sleek unit and on its own would have scored 4 stars however the rechargeable batteries that c The battery charger is a nice little sleek unit and on its own would have scored 4 stars however the rechargeable batteries that came with it are rubbish. Poor quality. Don't hold their charge when not in use and don't last anywhere near as long as other rechargeable batteries that i have. For this price you would expect much better quality batteries. …
- Written by Philip H from Gloucester
1 of 1 people found this useful
Apple Battery Charger
This thing deserves 5 stars across the board. I was buying batteries for my magic mouse constantly because they would be dead in This thing deserves 5 stars across the board. I was buying batteries for my magic mouse constantly because they would be dead in a week and a half. I do a great deal of Photoshop work and on my iMac all day long constantly. I decided to buy this charger. Not only does it come with 6 batteries it holds the charge immensely! I am going on week 3 and still at 93% life left on my first charge! If this were those expensive batteries I have been buying I would be replacing weekly! Another note. I noticed store bought batteries are not really gauged correctly as far as life is concerned if you look to see how much life is left. One day it will say 90% and the next day it will say you have 5% left. This charger & batteries seems to gauge the life left correctly. I wish I had bought this sooner as I could have saved a great deal of $$$$..For $29.00 this was a great buy!!! Happy I bought it for sure!!! …
- Written by Pamela R from Branchport
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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