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
902 of 1037 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
680 of 790 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
646 of 765 people found this useful
Charger stops charging fully after a while
The capacity of the batteries appeared to drop gradually until I was only getting 30 minutes or so from a charge. I tried charging The capacity of the batteries appeared to drop gradually until I was only getting 30 minutes or so from a charge. I tried charging them in my Duracell 15-min rapid NiMH charger and they reported 100% again.
Conclusion: the batteries seem to be okay - the charger stops charging them fully. …
- Written by Mark V from Coldbrook
Good, but batteries get hard to charge after a while
Generally a good product in my experience, but after 10 or so charges of each pair I can no longer charge any two at once due to t Generally a good product in my experience, but after 10 or so charges of each pair I can no longer charge any two at once due to the charger just blinking red. Even one at a time I often have to go from one side to the other and/or wait for a day or two. Clearly, these could be more robust. …
- Written by Richard M from BENALLA
I have found the battery charger and batteries flawless. Have been using them for some time now. Batteries hold charge well. So I have found the battery charger and batteries flawless. Have been using them for some time now. Batteries hold charge well. So much so that I have given these away as gifts and encouraged others to buy this set. Pretty much essential with a magic mouse and keyboard these days. Apple should include this with the iMac IMO. I have used a lot of rechargeable batteries in the past with mixed results, the batteries included are top quality. …
- Written by Pete S from Dunedin
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How long does it take to fully charge the batteries?
- Asked by Jason T from Saint Louis
- Jul 27, 2010
Up to 5 hours
- Answered by Nicholas M from Poole
- Jul 30, 2010
What is the capacity in mAh (milliamp-hours) of the Apple-supplied batteries?
- Asked by Clinton K from Apex
- Jul 27, 2010
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
- Aug 3, 2010
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
- Jul 27, 2010
All NiCD and NiMH batteries (including these) are "nominally" 1.2V (but can reach 1.45-1.6V fresh of All NiCD and NiMH batteries (including these) are "nominally" 1.2V (but can reach 1.45-1.6V fresh off the charger). Most disposable batteries are 1.5-1.6V when new but are down to 1.2V around when they're halfway used at moderate power drain, and earlier for high-drain devices. Any device that will not work down to 1V (per battery) isn't giving you your money's worth out of alkalines. Lithium AAs are different yet again, running 1.6-1.7V, which can be good or bad depending on the device (it'll burn out incandescent flashlight bulbs early). …
- Answered by Renard D from Raleigh
- Jul 28, 2010
Are these the same batteries that come in the Magic Mouse?
- Asked by Andie W from Brisbane
- May 3, 2014
Well, I took an Apple Magic Mouse back to the Apple Centre because after I replaced the batteries, i Well, I took an Apple Magic Mouse back to the Apple Centre because after I replaced the batteries, it kept loosing its connection. The guy at the Apple centre told me that Enegizer batteries are actually minutely larger than many other AA batteries - a matter of a fraction of a millimetre, but it counts. He actually held two batteries up to demonstrate it. This indeed causes other batteries to loose contact which makes the connection drop out. Regardless, he replaced that particular Magic Mouse, as a gesture of good faith, but I have subsequently found that if I use any batteries *other* than Energizer in the new one he gave me, the Bluetooth connection to the mouse keeps dropping out.
This is something that needs to be documented in my view. …
- Answered by Jonathan S from Terrey Hills
- Jun 15, 2014
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
- Jun 3, 2014
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
- Jun 7, 2014