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
837 of 962 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
630 of 736 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
594 of 709 people found this useful
Best buy ever for any battery
I first tried the batteries about three years ago with a ton of use each and every day. The only issue i have is that i only have I first tried the batteries about three years ago with a ton of use each and every day. The only issue i have is that i only have six batteries and one charger. I am a father of 3 kids that love to use flashlights, leap pads, trains, and a ton of other toys that take AA batteries. I just went out and bought two more packs so i have 18 batteries and three chargers. I try my best to stay GREEN and recycle just doing my part. The price of the batteries is a lot a first until you do some math. My kids can use around 12 batteries per week on all the stuff that they have. That would add up to over 600 batteries per year if i did not use rechargeable ones. The price of 4 batteries is around $4.00 so 600 batteries times $4.00 is around $600.00 per year. One pack of Apple rechargeable ones are just $29.00 and can last up to 10 years. The math is only facts and 100% real. …
- Written by Ryan W from Virginia Beach
clean and works as advertised
I use this charger with the 6 batteries it came with and am slowly adding other NiMH batteries as my devices need them. The charg I use this charger with the 6 batteries it came with and am slowly adding other NiMH batteries as my devices need them. The charger works great with either and the Apple branded batteries outlast all others. I wish Apple sold expansion packs of batteries alone! …
- Written by John H from Saint Louis Park
Disappointing level of charge maintained
After my corded mouse finally went to heaven I had little choice but to move to wireless. My new magic mouse has performed satis After my corded mouse finally went to heaven I had little choice but to move to wireless. My new magic mouse has performed satisfactorily so far - but it is the rate at which it eats battery charge that's unreasonable.
The design of the charger is excellent. It is the quality I have to question.
My local Apple store and a premium reseller in the same vicinity both told me they had three months usage from the Apple Charger and its batteries. On the strength of this I purchased but the actual performance has proved far from the quoted time scale.
After two or three charges I began to carefully mark the batteries to determine if particular ones were less powerful than others; I achieved a quite remarkable unanimity of performance.
BETWEEN EIGHT AND TEN DAYS FROM 100% TO JUST UNDER 10%.
I've also tried 2 sets of Duracell premium batteries. Their performance was slightly but not markedly worse.
I have an Apple iMac mid 2007 running Snow Leopard. I use my computer for about 3 hours per day and my average monthly bandwidth usage is less than 4GB. As a machine it has been excellent and I have no reason to think it is draining the battery due to any technical malfunction.
All in all it comes back to the charger and batteries. They meet less than 20% of the estimated performance, a figure that in some countries would give grounds for a charge of misrepresentation. I don't think like that - but I am very disappointed. …
- Written by Michael S from Medway
9 of 11 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
Can I store the batteries in an unplugged charger, or will the unplugged charger drain the batteries?
- Asked by P T W from Plymouth
- Aug 4, 2013
Answering my own question:
I don't leave my charger plugged in — don't want to waste the energy. Answering my own question:
I don't leave my charger plugged in — don't want to waste the energy.
I did an experiment: left charged batteries in the (unplugged) charger for a month. Swapped those into my trackpad, and it ran down in less than a week of use. Prior to that, I had been taking the batteries out of the charger, and when swapping them in to my trackpad I typically got a month or more of use before I needed to swap again.
My conclusion: for best results, take the batteries out of the charger once they are charged. …
- Answered by P T W from Plymouth
- Nov 3, 2013
Will the charger take and charge other AA NiMH batteries?
- Asked by Jeffrey T from San Jose
- Jul 27, 2010
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
- Jul 27, 2010
Can I buy additional batteries w/o having to buy the charger?
- Asked by Charles W R from Pine Brook
- Feb 1, 2013
No you can't. Some other brands of a similar size will work, eg Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh work fine. F No you can't. Some other brands of a similar size will work, eg Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh work fine. Funny thing though, buying six Eneloop batteries will cost almost the same as buying another charger with six batteries from Apple! …
- Answered by Shaun J from Belmont North
- Feb 4, 2013
Will the Apple Battery Charger charge 3000mah nimh batteries?
- Asked by Joshua S from Mesa
- Mar 11, 2013