A smarter way to charge your batteries.
The sleek, compact Apple Battery Charger is all about efficient charging. It's optimized 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
867 of 996 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
651 of 759 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
616 of 733 people found this useful
Simple and great
This battery charger and batteries are very simple. i like it but i only have one problem with it. i find myself every week or so This battery charger and batteries are very simple. i like it but i only have one problem with it. i find myself every week or so cycling through the batteries on my track pad. i know its not the track pad because regular batteries last about a month. but they come with 6 batteries and they are rechargeable so its still a good deal. …
- Written by Denis B from London
Fantastic, little battery charger
The Apple Battery Charger is a great, little device that allows the charging of the six included AA Rechargeable Batteries. It mak The Apple Battery Charger is a great, little device that allows the charging of the six included AA Rechargeable Batteries. It makes a perfect accessory for me, with an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. I can always put the charged batteries in when the other two drain. The batteries charge pretty quickly, and best of all, this charger is very small, portable, and has that classic Apple design that looks fantastic. …
- Written by Brian Z from Wentzville
1 of 2 people found this useful
Less than 2 dozen charges & 2/3 sets gone
I bought a new MacBook Pro along with several other items through Apple (November 2012) then purchased these batteries and the App I bought a new MacBook Pro along with several other items through Apple (November 2012) then purchased these batteries and the Apple wireless keyboard locally (also November 2012).
Three sets of batteries and two devices - Magic Mouse & Apple Keyboard, so it was good! I would always have a set charged and ready. Sixteen months later and less than two dozen full charges on any one set and today the 2nd of 3 sets refuses to hold a charge. For $30 I would think these would have lasted much longer... …
- Written by Jeff B from BLOOMINGTON
2 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
Can I fit another plug in the upper outlet if this charger is using the lower outlet?
- Asked by Mike L from Eastham
I've noticed with some rechargeable batteries (Sanyo especially) they run at 1.2v, is that the case with these or are they at the normal 1.5v?
- Asked by Michael D from Primos
For rechargeable AA batteries, 1.2 V is the standard. Since Apple is saying the charger will work wi For rechargeable AA batteries, 1.2 V is the standard. Since Apple is saying the charger will work with other brands of NiMH rechargeable batteries, it seems reasonable to assume that they are following the standard. In any event, Apple is making this product specifically to power its own devices, and even if they're "only" 1.2 V, they will be fine for their intended uses.
Most modern electronics are capable of dealing with the lower voltage of rechargeables, but if you have some other product that absolutely requires the full 1.5 V of standard non-rechargeable batteries, you would do well to simply use those instead. …
- Answered by Justin R from Elkridge
How many charge cycles do you expect these batteries to hold a good charge for within their 'up to 10 year' life span?
- Asked by Nicholas S from Trowbridge
1,000 charging cycles.
- Answered by Keith S from Landenberg
What is the mAh capacity of each battery? What power does the charger draw if it is plugged in and turned on without batteries installed?
- Asked by Phil C from Warrimoo
1900mAh. the second question: i think its zero, like most chargers, but im not sure.
- Answered by Ted P from Vancouver
How long do the batteries last once charged?
- Asked by Aaron S from Auckland