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Maplin NiMH, NiCd and Hybrid AAA, AA, C and D Super Universal Battery Charger

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  • Recharges 2 or 4 AAA, AA, C, D or 1 to 2 9 V size NiMH, NiCd or Hybrid rechargeable batteries at a time
  • Powered by the supplied AC 230 V mains adapter when used in home or DC 12 V car adapter when used in a vehicle
  • 'Negative delta V' detection switches off charger immediately the batteries are fully charged

Product overview

  • Recharges 2 or 4 AAA, AA, C, D or 1 to 2 9 V size NiMH, NiCd or Hybrid rechargeable batteries at a time
  • Powered by the supplied AC 230 V mains adapter when used in home or DC 12 V car adapter when used in a vehicle
  • 'Negative delta V' detection switches off charger immediately the batteries are fully charged
  • Overcharging prevented by timer protection
  • Automatic charging current selection for different size batteries
  • LEDs indicate when charging properly and when batteries are ready

Fast Battery Charger, designed to charge two or four AAA, AA, C, D or up to two 9V size NiMH, NiCd or Hybrid batteries which are used in a variety of devices. This battery charger has LEDs to indicate the charging status. This handy battery charger can be used to charge 3.6V, 3.7V, 7.2V and 7.4V Lithium Ion battery packs, and can charge NiMH AA & AAA rechargeable batteries. 

Rated 1 out of 5 by from It worked for one week. Then it started showing the green led lights after charging four empty type C batteries for just ten minutes. It kept doing that and of course, once the green light is on, it means it is no longer charging the batteries so there is no point leaving it plugged in. I had to keep plugging it in and out to get some power in the batteries. It did the same thing with both AA and AAA batteries. Now it has stopped working completely. No lights come on - neither red nor green
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The charger has had a real work out in the 3 years I have had it charging NI-Mh even genuine high capacity D cells at 10000mah which very few chargers will do, Nicad and Hybrid batteries. Works well on all battery types and even recharged a non rechargeable pair of D cells in an emergency and amazingly did enough to get me out of a hole. Charger has never got overly hot when charging even the heavy batteries and is still going strong. The only possible downside I could say against the charger is that you sometimes have to be careful to ensure you have a good contact on the battery. I ended up using some silicon spray on the negative connection slides and it has been fine since. I use high capacity batteries for high output cree torches and cameras and this charger keeps up with everything I throw at it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Avoid, I bought one of these and within warranty period it was replaced as one of the sprung carriers where the battery sits jammed / seized. Thankfully replaced no problem. Just over the 12 months after the other one broke, opposite problem suspect spring broke so battery won't make contact with terminals.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This has now been going well for 4 years I think, certainly well outside warranty. It has nothing that would make me not recommend. Just keep the battery terminals clean and the charger contacts clean and it will give you no problems (logical with any electrical contact) Picks up end of life batteries. There may be better chargers but for the cost it is great
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from didn't work I bought one 2 days ago, got it home and it didn't work so took it back to the shop. They were happy to change it but couldn't check the one I returned or the one I had in exchange as they don't have rechargeable batteries open in the shop. Got it home, one side doesn't work as it is faulty so need another trip to town probably ask for money back
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I tested the charger, on the mains, with all sizes of batteries and it worked perfectly. I made a note of the time I started the 9v battery charging and set an alarm on my watch to remind me when it was due to finish. I have only tried charging AAAs on 12v and that worked OK.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Don't Regret Purchasing This. I've had this charger for probably at least 4 years and it still works fine. Some older batteries get rejected. But newer, good quality batteries charge up well. I like the 'auto-switch off when charged' feature.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful! Got this two days ago and already its stressed me out. Half works and half doesn't but not consistent. Red lights flash for hours but doesn't say anywhere what this means. Only seen green light appear once. I'm using the new rechargeable batteries that i bought with it eg maplins rechargeable batteries. I have 100% no faith or confidence in its abilities! Very likely to be returning it!! Avoid and not recommended!
Date published: 2017-01-01
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Mains power supply : AC 230 V, 50 Hz
In-car power supply: DC 12 V
Operating temperature: 0°C - 35°C
Size: Charging current: Capacity: Charging time:
AAA 40 0mA 900 mAh 2.5 hours
AA 850 mA 2500 mAh 3.5 hours
C 850 mA 4500 mAh 6 hours
D 850 mA 8500 mAh 12 hours
9V 15 mA 200 mAh 16 hours
*Charge time will vary depending upon the brand, capacity and condition of batteries being charged.

Do you have a replacement travel (12v) adapter for this charger? Or anything that will work with this charger?

Asked by: Meee
unfortunately, we do not
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-13

New Ni-MH 600 mAh batteries need to be fully charged before use.  Will it help to leave them on trickle charge for a few hours after rapid charging?

Asked by: Brawly
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-07

Can these be plugged in to a 24v truck outlet for recharging

Asked by: Susan
Unfortunately not, the travel adapter included is for 12V circuits only.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-11-03

Will this charge CR123 rechargables that you sell on your site?

Asked by: dusty
As shown "Recharges 2 or 4 AAA, AA, C, D or 1 to 2 9 V size NiMH, NiCd or Hybrid rechargeable batteries "
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-10-26

Is there a way to get a new AC adaptor for this product as the case on mine has come apart & it's older than a year old.

Asked by: BenG
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-04-25

Bought the battery charger Code N12BW and  9v rechargeable batteries which have been on charge for 24 hours. Logicallty the RED charging ligh   illuminates when charging and the GREEN light SURELY should illuminate when charging is complete..=IT DOES'NT 

Asked by: Joey
PP3 batteries are made of multiple cells so it is not possible for chargers of this type to know when they are full, you would need to observe the charging guidelines in the manual to know when a PP3 is full.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-09-10

It says 2 or 4 AA batteries can be charged. A set of batteries for my head torch consists of only 3 AA batteries. Can I charge these properly?

Asked by: Pete
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-24

What does a flashing red light mean on this charger

Asked by: Charlie
Flashing RED LED --- cells are not suitable for charging
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-16
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