C & D Universal Battery Chargers
The products on this page are our C & D Universal Battery Chargers for your C and/or D size NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) and NICD (Nickel Cadmium) rechargeable batteries.
We call these C and D Chargers because they CAN accommodate C and D size batteries but know that in most cases, they also will charge AA, AAA and sometimes, 9 Volt rechargeables too!
We’ve got 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 bay (slots/compartments) chargers. We have them by manufacturers such as Vanson, Powerex, and Titanium. Don’t be concerned if you have a 10 bay charger but only have 2 batteries to charge at one time. You don’t need to occupy all the bays at once. We are surprised to learn that many people are not aware of this. In our effort to educate our visitors on all matters related to batteries and chargers, we try to spare no detail, no matter how small it might seem to some.
A few of our chargers come with a very handy car cord to charge ON-THE-GO! You might be surprised just how handy this feature is. Think of an all-day recreational activity you attend and intend to photograph, and suddenly find your batteries dying........with the car charger, even if you’re away from an electrical wall outlet, presto, you can recharge and be on your way, enjoying the festivities and capturing it all on video!
Here are some fundamentals we believe every customer of rechargeable batteries and battery chargers ought to be aware of:
Have you ever heard the term MEMORY EFFECT? Well, we explain here, what it is and why you need to be aware of it in order to use your battery charger in the most efficient way possible. You want to get the full value out of your battery purchases, right? Then, memory effect is a term to learn.
Memory effect is a term used to describe what happens to batteries which have been charged before first being fully depleted of power. In batteries that suffer this effect, namely NiCD batteries, recharging them before they are “dead”, causes the battery to “remember” their new smaller limit of power. NiMH batteries do NOT experience this. You may charge your C’s and D’s without concern for what amount of power they had left in them at the time of recharge. With your C and D NICD’s however, in order to preserve the full capacity the battery was manufactured with, only charge them when they have become fully drained. In other words, fully discharged.
Here we discuss the two main types of battery chargers on the market today. When we say “types”, we mean the charging processes that they operate with.
One process is called Timer-Controlled Charging and the other process is called Smart Charging. (Smart Chargers are also called Intelligent Chargers).
There is a difference in price between the two but more importantly, a significant difference in the way they each perform the task of charging your batteries.
TIMER CONTROL Battery Chargers
As the name implies, these chargers operate with an automatic shut off timer that is predetermined and built in during manufacturing. Charging time for different chargers range. Some charge for 4 hours, while others charge for 27 hours. Regardless of how long they charge for, the point is that they STOP charging AUTOMATICALLY at this pre-set amount of time. Timer Control Battery chargers are inexpensive. Very inexpensive but understand that all they do is charge the batteries in it for NON-NEGOTIABLE amount of time. This means that ALL The batteries inside it receive THE SAME AMOUNT of charge. But what happens when some batteries need less, or more? What happens to the batteries that were only used a little bit and only require a small topping off? What about the batteries which were almost dead at the time of charge if they are then charged for 15 hours? What happens is this:
Some batteries become overcharged and some batteries remain undercharged. Let us explain here that batteries that have become over-charged, are ruined. Ready for the garbage!
Batteries that are undercharged are not ruined – but they won’t give the use the run time they were intended to deliver. And sooner rather than later, they’ll need to be charged again. With all this, less than outstanding news, why would people still choose timer-control battery chargers when they buy a charger? It’s simple - it’s price! Perhaps they paid so little for their batteries, perhaps they were FREE, that they don’t mind losing them to t he trash by accidently overcharging them in a timer-control charger. The price of this type of charger is much less expensive than smart chargers and oftentimes it’s just a matter of budget. All they can afford to pay is the price of a timer-control charger. To be honest, for the user who always waits until their batteries are completely dead, this type of charger is good. It’s just that many of us, if not most, don’t keep track of the juice left in each of our individual batteries. When they get a little low, we usually want to top them off
The best part about Smart Chargers is that they’re actually smart!! They have the ability to treat each battery placed inside it, individually. This means that each battery receives charge to the degree it requires it. One battery might be half full and only need to replenished half. Another battery in the charger might be ¾ empty and would need and receive ¾ the topping off power. This is quite an amazing technology! Yes, it costs more than does a timer control charger but no batteries can become over or undercharged in one. Over time, this higher price, greatly become absorbed (amortized) by the preservation of batteries it gives you. Your entire battery inventory can no longer be at risk for ruin, with a smart battery charger!
A very handy little device that many people don’t often think about owning but when they do have and use one, boy, are they ever pleased to have it.
Whether you have non-rechargeable batteries (also called single-use, throw-away and disposable) like Alkaline or Lithium, or use Rechargeable batteries, it’s always a welcome thing to be able to tell what state of charge your batteries are in. “Exactly how much juice do those camera batteries I need for the music festival have in them before I head out? And that’s just what a battery testers’ role is. There are testers to test all battery sizes, including AA, AAA, C, D and 9 Volt and you can pick one up for a very small, and worthwhile outlay. Think about how owning a battery tester would benefit you or someone you know who either uses their batteries frequently, or, has most of their batteries sitting on the shelf, idle, because they hardly ever use them!
There are lots of websites selling batteries today. Some are not actually the stores themselves – they are portals, which can lure you there from search engines, making you believe they have inventory, only to lead you to other sites once you click on them and it’s these other sites that have, or have AVAILABLE, the batteries you seek. Every middleman along the way will receive a portion of your dollars spent on the batteries. A reliable battery supplier, starts with one who has their own inventory at their premises. Next on the list is that they provide quality, sound, and friendly technical information about batteries to all who inquire, and do so, either live, or by reply, quickly. Shipping is also a factor. A good supplier will ship your order promptly and deliver exactly what you order, in fine condition, with no surprises on the price. At MEGAbatteries.com, we provide just that level of customer service! We operate with integrity. We’ve been in the battery business for years and years and have established ourselves as trusted and reputable.
We supply many AA/AAA Battery Chargersat wholesale pricing to those who purchase quantity lots. We welcome Government Agency, School and University, Library, Corporate and Industrial Purchase Orders and will work with you closely, to deliver exactly what you require, when you require it. We are fully stocked and can accommodate any number of scheduled shipments over time. All our stock is guaranteed fresh, always! Please email all your wholesale battery and/or charger requirements to us today!
As with all your online purchases, it’s essential to deal with a solid and reliable supplier. That means a supplier who will return your calls promptly and reply to your emails promptly as well. A supplier who provides friendly, accurate, technical battery information and advice so you get what you want and need and not what you don’t want and need! A supplier who delivers a fine quality product to you at a competitive price, with lightning fast shipping! MEGAbatteries.com is that supplier!
Please click on rechargeable batteries and chargers combos, if you’re interested in seeing some ideas of the bundled packages we offer. Note that we post what we feel to be a good cross-section of the most popular bundles people often buy but ifhowever, you’d like us to put together different combinations than those listed on our site, don’t hesitate to tell us which combos you’re interested in!
There’s absolutely no charge for us to put together any assortment of batteries and chargers you wish! We own all of our own inventory and it’s all conveniently located in our warehouse, attached to head-office. With everyone under one roof and no middlemen, we control the whole show and can serve you in a completely personalized way! That’s the MEGA difference!
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If you require any additional information about our C and D Chargers before you purchase, we invite you to contact us with your query. We mean it when we say we aim to be your only battery and charger supplier and part of achieving and retaining your valuable business, it to help you get just what you require!
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