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
934 of 1072 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
700 of 812 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
664 of 785 people found this useful
Total waste of money
It looks good but that's about it. My old charger that I bought at the supermarket did a better job than this. Constantly get the It looks good but that's about it. My old charger that I bought at the supermarket did a better job than this. Constantly get the flashing amber light when I try to recharge, whether it be the Apple batteries that come with it or other brands.
My advice; buy something else that actually, you know, charges batteries. …
- Written by Hugh W from BENDIGO
0 of 1 people found this useful
The best charger for the money
I can charge 4 batteries in just one day and they will have my older Mac wireless Keyboard (takes 3 batteries) at 90% charged. Be I can charge 4 batteries in just one day and they will have my older Mac wireless Keyboard (takes 3 batteries) at 90% charged. Best one I've ever used. …
- Written by Richard E from West Palm Beach
Worth every penny
I have been using since 2009 and still working without any problem. Also the same batteries that it came with.
- Written by gary K from brampton
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
The maximum charge time is 4.5hours if the batteries are empty
- Answered by David B
- Jul 29, 2010
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
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 2, 2010
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
Is this just like a regular charger just uses less power
- Asked by Sydney S from Rosenberg
- Aug 19, 2014
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