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
991 of 1137 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
735 of 854 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
701 of 827 people found this useful
Bad Batteries -- Require CONSTANT recharging
I ordered two sets of these for my trackpad to use in the office (after two years of using Duracell). I've been using them for abo I ordered two sets of these for my trackpad to use in the office (after two years of using Duracell). I've been using them for about 3 months and these batteries have been a huge disappointment. They require constant recharging. The Duracell batteries easily last 5 or 6 times longer.
I know this because my Mac shows the percentage left under the bluetooth setting. I am very disappointed in these and do NOT recommend purchasing. …
- Written by Rick V from Los Angeles
Works great for me
I am happy with this charger. I like the small size, and if you let the batteries charge until the green light goes off they seems I am happy with this charger. I like the small size, and if you let the batteries charge until the green light goes off they seems to charge more completely. I have a couple of these and some of the batteries (that came with the charger) I have had for years, and they still work fine. I have found that the contacts should be cleaned (with an eraser or just insert the batteries in and out a few times), but otherwise no issues at all. I have accidentally put non-rechargeable batteries in this charger and the light flashes orange when you plug it in, but otherwise no harm done. …
- Written by George S from Seattle
Poor performance versus Alkaline
The batteries last only a week in the Magic Trackpad, versus 3 months using Alkaline disposables. The batteries will charge to 10 The batteries last only a week in the Magic Trackpad, versus 3 months using Alkaline disposables. The batteries will charge to 100%, but if left to trickle charge in the charger, the full charge drops to ~92%.
This is the second Apple charger I've owned. The first one failed to charge for even a day, so it was replaced under warranty. …
- Written by Larry G from Durham
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
Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours
- Answered by Mohamed M
- Nov 14, 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
does the amber light remains steady or flashing?
- Asked by Maria Rosa C from Rio De Janeiro
- Feb 10, 2012
The amber light is steady if it is charging.
If the amber light is flashing it means that there i The amber light is steady if it is charging.
If the amber light is flashing it means that there is some problem with charging the batteries, maybe they aren't compatible with the charger, they are in the wrong way around or they are defective. …
- Answered by Shaun J from Belmont North
- Aug 26, 2012
WOULD IT DO ANY HARM TO UPGRADE BATTERIES FROM 1900 TO 2450MAH FOR USE IN KEYBOARD MOUSE AND TRACK PAD
- Asked by Allan W
- Sep 8, 2014
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
will it charge the magic mouse batteries
- Asked by Mark A from Lombard
- Aug 30, 2010
you should go for low discharge batteries. Mouse and keyboard are like remote controls, low power bu you should go for low discharge batteries. Mouse and keyboard are like remote controls, low power but long time. With regular rechargeable batteries, they will get empty every other week (since the battery gets depleted even if you don't use it)
With low discharge batteries (such as Eneloop), the battery keeps it's charge when the mouse enter sleep mode, making it last for months. …
- Answered by Matthieu M from Les Mureaux
- Apr 30, 2012