Apple Battery Charger

Apple Battery Charger

£25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 36 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Awesome but...

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    the charger is perfect apart from one thing, Apple should also sell packs of just the rechargeable batteries as people like me hav the charger is perfect apart from one thing, Apple should also sell packs of just the rechargeable batteries as people like me have many apple products

    • Written by from Newport Pagnell

    397 of 433 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome but...
  • It's a 2 x AA Ni-MH battery charger

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    How can a little device like this create so much understanding? It does its job very well and in accordance with Apple's claims.
    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 from Douglas

    324 of 349 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It's a 2 x AA Ni-MH battery charger
  • Impressed

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good little unit. Does everything you expect it too.

    Unlike others I expected it to charge 2 batteries at a time. A little loo Good little unit. Does everything you expect it too.

    Unlike others I expected it to charge 2 batteries at a time. A little look 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 from Dronfield

    258 of 299 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Impressed
  • REALLY bad

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, this is a GREAT idea in principle..... only thing is, if you need more rechargeable batteries you have to buy the WHOLE thing, OK, this is a GREAT idea in principle..... only thing is, if you need more rechargeable batteries you have to buy the WHOLE thing, yup charger as well. It's MAD. Why!?

    Apple clearly "make" the batteries so why not sell them, c'mon Apple this just isn't fair.

    • Written by from FOUR ELMS

    1 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? REALLY bad
  • Perfect - but!!!!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent litttle product. But why is it not possible to buy extra batteries. I need extra but the only way to get them is to buy Excellent litttle product. But why is it not possible to buy extra batteries. I need extra but the only way to get them is to buy the whole unit again. Not good Apple.

    • Written by from SALTCOATS

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect - but!!!!!!
  • 50 / 50

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The battery charger is a nice little sleek unit and on its own would have scored 4 stars however the rechargeable batteries that c The battery charger is a nice little sleek unit and on its own would have scored 4 stars however the rechargeable batteries that came with it are rubbish. Poor quality. Don't hold their charge when not in use and don't last anywhere near as long as other rechargeable batteries that i have. For this price you would expect much better quality batteries.

    • Written by from Gloucester

    1 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 50 / 50

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