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
the charger is perfect apart from one thing, Apple should also sell packs of just the rechargeable batteries as people like me hav e many apple products …
- Written by Matthew C from Newport Pagnell
320 of 349 people found this useful
It's a 2 x AA Ni-MH battery charger
How can a little device like this create so much understanding? It does its job very well and in accordance with Apple's claims.
-- it charges 2 cells at a time.
Apple's description and pictures make this clear.
-- the indicated charge in Apple's mouse preferences will not show 100%.
This is nothing to do with the charger but with the battery chemistry. Non-rechargeable (or primary) batteries when new have a voltage of 1.5 V. Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries have a fully-charged voltage of 1.2 V, which is around 80% of 1.5. The "missing charge" hasn't gone anywhere as it was never there in the first place. Perhaps Apple should change the Preferences display to show voltage.
So, the good points:
It is very compact and sits quite happily in a standard power distribution strip (at least with UK plugs).
It has a clear, simple indication of the charging state.
Low current draw and effective charge management mean you can leave 2 batteries permanently on charge ready for swapping in.
The 6 cells supplied are targeted at the current wireless keyboard and mouse - 2 cells in each device and 2 on charge ready to swap.
I have yet to find out how long the cells will last. I get the impression that the charger implements a charging rate that will give the cells a long life. Rapid chargers can reduce the lifespan of Ni-MH cells.
The only thing I thought could be better was the UK cost - so 4 stars. …
- Written by David J from Douglas
290 of 309 people found this useful
Good little unit. Does everything you expect it too.
Unlike others I expected it to charge 2 batteries at a time. A little loo k at the picture would have shown this.
Charges batteries faster than I need them and that's all I can ask. No reason to grumble. …
- Written by Daniel B from Dronfield
220 of 256 people found this useful
Does the job!
Purchased this to support my mouse and keyboard and it works really well. Yet again, after reading the reviews on this product, t here are lots of mixed reviews but so far it has worked really well and the charge is holding good for a mouse and keyboard that get used daily for a few hours at a time. …
- Written by Mark B from Leamington Spa
1 of 1 people found this useful
Impressed with the battery life, only complaint is the lack of availability of additional batteries.
- Written by David D from Worcester
17 of 19 people found this useful
Will not charge other batteries
Very nice looking product but will not charge other branded batteries I have, even though they are apparently compatible, so maybe not a good buy if you have other rechargeable batteries that you want to use. You can't even buy the apple batteries separately !! …
- Written by Peter W from Milton Keynes
19 of 22 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