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
975 of 1120 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
725 of 843 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
691 of 816 people found this useful
do not buy
charged the batteries no more than 5 five times and now the cells won't hold a charge on 4 out of the 6 provided. not like apple t charged the batteries no more than 5 five times and now the cells won't hold a charge on 4 out of the 6 provided. not like apple to put out such an inferior product. …
- Written by Chris D from Winnipeg
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
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How long does it take to fully charge the batteries?
- Asked by Jason T from Saint Louis
- 07 27, 10
Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours
- Answered by Mohamed M
- 11 14, 14
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
- 06 3, 14
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
- 06 7, 14
What is the capacity in mAh (milliamp-hours) of the Apple-supplied batteries?
- Asked by Clinton K from Apex
- 07 27, 10
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
- 08 3, 10
WOULD IT DO ANY HARM TO UPGRADE BATTERIES FROM 1900 TO 2450MAH FOR USE IN KEYBOARD MOUSE AND TRACK PAD
- Asked by Allan W
- 09 8, 14
Will the charger take and charge other AA NiMH batteries?
- Asked by Jeffrey T from San Jose
- 07 27, 10
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
- 07 28, 10
will it charge the magic mouse batteries
- Asked by Mark A from Lombard
- 08 31, 10
you should go for low discharge batteries. Mouse and keyboard are like remote controls, low power bu you should go for low discharge batteries. Mouse and keyboard are like remote controls, low power but long time. With regular rechargeable batteries, they will get empty every other week (since the battery gets depleted even if you don't use it)
With low discharge batteries (such as Eneloop), the battery keeps it's charge when the mouse enter sleep mode, making it last for months. …
- Answered by Matthieu M from Les Mureaux
- 05 1, 12