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
947 of 1087 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
709 of 823 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
673 of 795 people found this useful
Apple Battery Charger
I like the idea that we can have charged batteries at hand, however i found that the batteries once charged and replaced in either I like the idea that we can have charged batteries at hand, however i found that the batteries once charged and replaced in either the mouse, trackpad or keyboard the battery doesn't seem to stay charged in them for long, mine lasts about 1 to 2 weeks before i need to recharge them again, and its not because I use the computer all day. …
- Written by Judy J from Perth
Hard to find in store but worth the search!
Last year, I purchased my father a top-of-the-line iMac. He loves the iMac. He games a lot and it was quite difficult to get him t Last year, I purchased my father a top-of-the-line iMac. He loves the iMac. He games a lot and it was quite difficult to get him to try and use the Apple Mac accessories (keyboard, mouse and trackpad). But he did eventually try them out and loves them! For this holiday I had trouble finding something to compliment his Mac experience. This battery charger was the best thing I could find. He was overjoyed! And since I bought my MacBook Pro and iPad.....this battery charger has been heaven. It's so simple to use, it's power efficient and just speaks of the quality that Apple embodies. It also really showcases Apple's commitment to the environment. (Which I never took too much of an interest until I read about Apple's strong efforts.) The batteries are high performance and look to last for years. At the retail store in Willow Grove, PA, they told me that Apple was going to discontinue the Apple Battery Charger (since it was not out in the store). If that is true, I really hope they reconsider. And I hope this review helps consumers to be more aware of how Apple is helping the environment with quality! …
- Written by Jacob R from Willow Grove
1 of 1 people found this useful
I purchased (2) chargers about 4 years ago, these are still working like new. they last a long time, I alternate batteries and kee I purchased (2) chargers about 4 years ago, these are still working like new. they last a long time, I alternate batteries and keep them charged so I always have fully charged batteries, these are designed for batteries that come with it, not other brand batteries. plus I have saved a ton of money not buying regular batteries, and filling up land fills. this is a no brainer, well worth the money. …
- Written by Thomas S from Columbus
2 of 2 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
The maximum charge time is 4.5hours if the batteries are empty
- Answered by David B
What is the capacity in mAh (milliamp-hours) of the Apple-supplied batteries?
- Asked by Clinton K from Apex
Printed on the batteries supplied with the charger: "Size AA Ni-MH Min. 1900 mAh 1.2V HR6"
- Answered by Gareth W from San Francisco
should i fully charge Mac air battery before using for the first time? or let the battery drain prior to charging initially
- Asked by Deborah T from Hilo
The MacBook Air laptop is shipped with the battery fully charged. It's usually arrives at your house The MacBook Air laptop is shipped with the battery fully charged. It's usually arrives at your house around 85-95% charge due to charge leakage (nothing to worry about). You don't have to fully drain your battery prior to charging however you should aim to have at least one cycle per month (drop to < 5% then charge to 100%) to maximise your battery life. …
- Answered by Richard L
Can it charge AAA batteries as well ?
- Asked by Philippe B from Outremont
does the amber light remains steady or flashing?
- Asked by Maria Rosa C from Rio De Janeiro
The amber light is steady if it is charging.
If the amber light is flashing it means that there i The amber light is steady if it is charging.
If the amber light is flashing it means that there is some problem with charging the batteries, maybe they aren't compatible with the charger, they are in the wrong way around or they are defective. …
- Answered by Shaun J from Belmont North
Contrary to the 'best' answer, i purchased two AAA to AA adapters and some Sanyo eneloop NI-MH AAAs Contrary to the 'best' answer, i purchased two AAA to AA adapters and some Sanyo eneloop NI-MH AAAs and no dice, the orange light flashes meaning that it will not charge them. I triple checked that they were inserted properly and that both the batteries and the adapters work.
I'd suggest then that you assume it will not charge AAAs even with an adapter. …
- Answered by Michael S from Montreal