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La Crosse Technology BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery Charger
List Price: $69.95

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Product Description

PRODUCT FEATURES:All modes automatically default to 200 mA charge;Charge both AA and AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously;Overheat detection to protect over-charging.

Features:
  • Battery charger; charges AA and AAA batteries simultaneously
  • 4 separate LCD displays; 4 modes; heat monitor prevents overcharging
  • Comes with 4 AA and 4 AAA rechargeable batteries
  • Also includes 4 C- and 4 D-size battery adapters and durable travel bag
  • Measures 5.1 by 3 by 1.5 inches; Colors May Vary

Customer Reviews:

  • Only lasted a few days
    The unit I received only functioned properly for the first days. Returning it getting a new one went very smoothly and the new unit does give you a lot to do with yourrechargable batteries if you have tha patient for the long processing time....more info
  • Charger
    This battery charger is the best charger of all, which i saw. It is very handy in use! Thank you!...more info
  • The best charger I have ever used!!!
    this is the best charger I have ever used and its features surpass anything I have ever seen (in a charger that is). A must buy for anybody who uses a lot of AA or AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries. The battery drain and recharge feature is awesome. Buy it... ...more info
  • Great charger, batteries need refreshing out of the box
    The charger seems to work great. Especially great to see it refreshing batteries to optimal capacity.

    The included batteries however, could use better QC. All but one needed a cycle in the refresh mode to get anywhere near their rated capacity. ...more info
  • Great Charger-Except
    I thought this was truly a great piece of electronic equipment until I discovered some batteries apparently overheated (There's supposed to be built in protection against that)and melted some of the surrounding plastic....more info
  • Best cycle battery charger
    I bought the BC-900 just over a month ago to replace my hobby grade charger. It has been of the best and easiest to use charger. Each battery cell gets a own charge. So when one of them is done, the rest still keep charging until they are done too. Some of the features are over-heat procetion, negative delta peak detection (peak charger or smart charging), Cycle mode (discharges battery then recharges), Charge, Test mode (charges, then discharges, and re-charges again), and Refresh mode (cycle charges the battery many times). Over specs I've seen while charging. It discharges battery cells to .9V before charging. Can only charge up to 3700 mah before it stops (gives room for when more MAH capicity come in the future and a over-charge protection). Charges both Ni-Cad and Ni-MH batteries. When discharging, the charger uses a 2:1 method. So a 500ma charge will discharge at 250ma. When setting for a discharge, set the current at half of the willing charge rate.

    A tip that I recommend when charging batteries. Try to set the charge rate so that battery reaches full capcity in 4-6 hours. So a 2000-2500mah would be 500ma and older 800-1200mah would be 200ma. This helps prevent unwanted heat build-up and gives the battery a longer life than when fast charging at rates of 1000ma or 1800ma....more info
  • Amazing
    This charger is simply amazing. It does all the stuff that I needed multiple machines to achieve in the past. It charges, discharges, and cycles rechargeable batteries while keeping me informed of it's progress, the hours involved, and the mah storage ability of the battery. This is my 5th battery charger of various kinds over the years always looking for the perfect charger/cycler. Finally got what I've been looking for all along. ...more info
  • La Crosse the only charger you need.
    The La Crosse BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery Charger Is the only charger you will need for AA & AAA rechargeable batteries, it works with any combination of the two types of batteries and charges as slow or as fast as you want within limits. You can charge each battery in the charger at different charge rates.
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  • home battery charger (non automotive)
    It charged very good but seems to be complicated to use! It needs to set to the battery type you are using and not all people can understand that!...more info
  • Way-Cool Recharger
    I really feel like I am the master of my rechargeable battery domain with this nifty gizmo. It can recharge four different AA or AAA batteries independently and give status updates on all four on demand. When it's done (before you remove the battery) it will give a readout of the charge that the battery is carrying. It will do a simple recharge, discharge and recharge, and refresh, which is mutiple discharges and recharges to undo battery "memory." You get a cool nylon bag to keep your stuff in, and the stuff they include with the charger entails several batteries and adapters so that you can use AA or AAA as C or D cell batteries. Even the little separate power brick that powers the charger is cool - it's a proprietary model with a neat plastic cover that is very attractive. They encourage you to access their website for helpful technical info and updates. I think La Crosse must be a really creative, motivated company to market such a smart, full-featured little product. I totally recommend this recharger!...more info
  • Battery charger
    La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery ChargerA little hard to understand the instruction book. Seems to be everything the advertisements claim. Batteries last a lot longer after refresh and recharge....more info
  • Revive All the Old Rechargeables in Your House
    The charger arrived before its scheduled delivery and worked wonderfully out of the box. I have a number of solar powered lights in the yard and used this device to refresh the whole bunch. Half indicated "dead" even though they recharged with other chargers and guess what? They were really beyond revival. Rechargeable batteries can fool you if you don't have a device that can actually determine their real usefulness - not great if your depending on them to power a camera. Great device and highly recommended....more info
  • La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger
    Excellent sale! Quick delivery, and product works as advertised. I would buy from this seller again. This charger helped renew the life of an older rechargeable battery. It's great to have so many features at your fingertips. Excellent value for the price. I would very highly recommend this product to anyone....more info
  • Good Charger
    Good Charger. My only complaint is that it sure has a lot of features and the documentation is a little complex. So, I might not be getting he full use of it - but it still works great. ...more info
  • Room for improvement.
    I bought this charger based on the many good reviews but I think in the end I expected too much from the device and was a little disappointed in the end. I won't waste time writing about all the good aspects, others have done this quite well in their reviews.

    These are the things I didn't like about the BC-900 charger:

    1.) It claims 4 independent charging compartments but how can something be independent if the current for all other compartments depend on the value chosen for the first inserted battery? Charging independence is implemented much better on the Maha C9000.

    2.) The battery is inserted a bit tight, this is good for electrical contact but not so good when you have to remove the battery from the charger. If you pull out the batteries wrongly, you could end up damaging the plastic casing on them. On the comparative side, this mechanism is a little worse on the Maha C9000 because it actually scrapes the -ve end of the battery and could rip off part of the plastic casing around the battery.

    3.) The C and D adapters look and feel cheap. I don't expect much from those.

    4.) For some reason it needed to charge batteries for 12 hours that it previously reported as full after already charging them for a few hours. Basically I put in the 4AA that came with the charger and after a few hours they were all full. I unplugged the charger to use the socket for another device and also took out the batteries from the charger. I placed them back to properly top off after a couple hours but for some reason the BC-900 charged the same supposedly full batteries for 12 hours. This never happens on any of my Maha chargers so it makes me wonder how intelligent the BC-900 really is??? Usually if I put in fully charged batteries in either of my Maha chargers, they would charge on the regular charge mode for a few mins then top up charging kicks in.

    Other thoughts: I bought these late Feb 2009, the batteries that I got were 2600mAh AA and 1000mAh AAA which is quite good. I have come to favour my Maha C9000 for overnight charging since the batteries are spaced out more and cool better so I can rest easier knowing my house won't burn down. The backlight on the C9000 is pretty good as well and whenever I use it, I put it in a corridor where a nightlight would normally be required so I could save the 7W the regular night light uses. :)...more info
  • Confusing to use
    My main requirement is the ability to optimize the charging cycles to produce and maintain the highest efficiency of rechargeable AA and AAA batteries. This charger probably has the capability, but is certainly not apparent in the user manual, or when using the charger. The two manuals provide lots of words, but none in a simple step-by-step procedure to set the charger to do what I want (or need). La Crosse needs to keep techies away from writing manuals, and have novice users develop them. I feel more confident using my trusty little flashlights to discharge batteries and then recharge them on my cheap charger. Why can't La Crosse put those procedures into words telling me how to do it on their charger? Bottom line, I have a nice charger that seems to work, but I don't know how to use it....more info
  • A different class of charger
    I have used this charger for ~2 months now on both old and new rechargeable batteries and it works just great for me. Having used battery chargers in the same price category for the past ~10 years almost on a daily basis this is the first time that I can actually see what I'm doing. A selection of 4 different charging programs in combination with 4 different benchmark values that can be displayed at any time during the charging process finally take the guesswork out of maintaining your stockpile of batteries. At least with my model I cannot follow most of the negative reviews which refer to problems when trying to charge old batteries that haven't been used in a while. In contrast my $50 Energizer charger did not charge most of my Energizer NiMH's any more but the La Crosse does and shows me which of the batteries were simply drained and which ones indeed have a problem of some kind. I also appreciate the fact that each of the 4 slots can be operated completely independently. The reason why I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is that the user interface can still be improved. Having the function of buttons change with a fixed time delay is not such a great solution. But it is not as much of a nightmare as some reviews indicate. If you don't want to make use of all the features of the charger you can still "simply drop the batteries in and wait"....more info
  • Does what it says on the tin.
    It works as advertised and has per-battery displays to let you know what's charging, how long it's been charging, and other useful information. It also has quick charging modes if you are in a hurry plus deep charging & testing features. I only dock it one star because the interface to is a bit clumsy and it refuses to charge batteries that are completely dead. ...more info
  • The best charger I have ever used!!!
    this is the best charger I have ever used and its features surpass anything I have ever seen (in a charger that is). A must buy for anybody who uses a lot of AA or AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries. The battery drain and recharge feature is awesome. Buy it... ...more info
  • Works as promised
    This product arrived quickly. I had old rechargeable batteries that just did not last long. This charger identified which batteries were no longer good, and brought the rest back to the original (or better) charge capacity. I would definetly recommend this charger....more info
  • Great smart charger...
    This thing really takes care of your Ni-MH AA and AAA batteries (Nicads too I suppose, but I don't use them). The fact that it comes with a nice little carrier, eight batteries, and the C and D cell adapters is just icing on the cake. It is easier to operate than the manual suggests too....more info
  • Great Battery Charger
    The first time I used this charger it was very confusing but it did a great job after I figured it out....more info
  • La Crosse the only charger you need.
    The La Crosse BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery Charger Is the only charger you will need for AA & AAA rechargeable batteries, it works with any combination of the two types of batteries and charges as slow or as fast as you want within limits. You can charge each battery in the charger at different charge rates.
    ...more info
  • Works as promised
    This product arrived quickly. I had old rechargeable batteries that just did not last long. This charger identified which batteries were no longer good, and brought the rest back to the original (or better) charge capacity. I would definetly recommend this charger....more info
  • Does what it says on the tin.
    It works as advertised and has per-battery displays to let you know what's charging, how long it's been charging, and other useful information. It also has quick charging modes if you are in a hurry plus deep charging & testing features. I only dock it one star because the interface to is a bit clumsy and it refuses to charge batteries that are completely dead. ...more info
  • Just agreeing with the with majority
    I've had a lot of battery chargers in my life and don't think you can beat this one for value, features and ease-of-use. I did the full (lengthy) Refresh cycle on the batteries the first time, and now usually Charge them, with a radom Test thrown in for older batters. I appreciate that the batteries don't get hot as they do with other chargers - much better for the batteries. The charge is lasting noticibly longer under the same load than with my other "smart" chargers....more info
  • Pleasantly surprised
    I've killed a number of AA rechargeables with time and use. I was skeptical that anything would really be able to restore them, but this charger is doing the trick.

    I'm looking forward to keeping batteries on trickle charge once it finishes restoring my collection of dead AA's. (I guess there is something to be said for being a packrat, after all.) ...more info