A smarter way to charge your batteries.
The sleek, compact Apple Battery Charger is all about efficient charging. It's optimized 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
904 of 1039 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
682 of 792 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
648 of 767 people found this useful
Works great for what it is
I initially bought the charger and batteries for use with my Apple Wireless Keyboard, and then forgot I had them and used Li-Ion b I initially bought the charger and batteries for use with my Apple Wireless Keyboard, and then forgot I had them and used Li-Ion batteries, which last forever! Unfortunately, though, they're prohibitively expensive, so I dug into the drawer and got these out. I've since switched to total Mac OS, so I'm using them in my Apple keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, all with reasonable success and reliability. I can't speak to those users who've experienced varying degrees of reliability with the charges the batteries hold, but for my part, I've had no problems at all. I've been recharging them on average about once every 40 days with heavy use. And when they wear out, I'll get another set. The way I see it, I've saved quite a bit of money!
I would definitely recommend this to a friend. …
- Written by Richard B from West New York
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
Awful, don't waste your money.
So I have had my 27" iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse for about 6 months. The batteries, when I can actually get them to char So I have had my 27" iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse for about 6 months. The batteries, when I can actually get them to charge on the charger, only charge up to 81%. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that after putting them back into the Magic Mouse, the batteries are only lasting 30mins before the "low battery" notification comes back up and the mouse won't stay connected.
I will be going by the Apple Store this week to try and swap these useless things out. For now, I am using my old Alienware wired mouse. Such a shame. …
- Written by Garry P M from Wesley Chapel
4 of 5 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
- Jul 27, 2010
Up to 5 hours
- Answered by Nicholas M from Poole
- Jul 29, 2010
Is this just like a regular charger just uses less power
- Asked by Sydney S from Rosenberg
- Aug 19, 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 2, 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 6, 2014
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
- Oct 19, 2011
Can the batteries/charger be damaged if both batteries are placed incorrectly (upside down) in the charger? And subsequently damage my device?
- Asked by Elaine H from York
- Oct 16, 2012
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 27, 2010