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 ize 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
787 of 902 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 bstantial 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
594 of 692 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 to hold a charge! And it's so nice to have nice rechargeable batteries on hand! …
- Written by Jacob W from Oregon city
552 of 660 people found this useful
I purchased the charger and batteries 3.5 years ago with my iMac for the keyboard and mouse and have had great results. The iMac h as almost everyday use, and the batteries last 3-4 months. And, when they do die, it only takes a couple hours for a recharge. There has not been any drop in performance and no other complaints that come to mind. I would recommend these for everyone …
- Written by Larissa K from Milford
1 of 1 people found this useful
Second time around - and it works well
My previous review was highly critical, due to the fact that the battery charger unit did not fit!
However, one call to Apple C ustomer Services, and within 24 hours I had a complete replacement. Sent back the defective unit this morning.
Great service from Apple and I have to say the charger is excellent. …
- Written by Freddie D from Westcliff on Sea
9 of 10 people found this useful
Nice design but poor performance
It's a nice, stylish compact unit, but when it comes to the crunch the experience is not so nice. The batteries that come with the charger are pathetic, lasting a lot less time than other rechargeable batteries, meaning you will be continually changing out the batteries in your mouse.
The charger itself (and I must admit this may be down to the poor quality batteries, I'm not sure of the technical details) does a poor job of charging the batteries, often charging them to an incomplete level. Right out of the box the charger from time to time would give a blinking orange light suggesting the official Apple batteries are incompatible (this is when the batteries are seated correctly).
In short, chances are you already own a battery charger, and you're thinking about getting this to compliment your Apple products. If that's the case, I'd say: don't bother. Stick with another charger. …
- Written by Paul S from Granada Hills
16 of 25 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Charles W R from Pine Brook
No you can't. Some other brands of a similar size will work, eg Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh work fine. F unny thing though, buying six Eneloop batteries will cost almost the same as buying another charger with six batteries from Apple! …
- Answered by Shaun J from Belmont North
- 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 y 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
- Asked by Joshua S from Mesa
- Answered by Shaun J from Belmont North