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The Revive charger by Elonex is unique, because it recharges normal alkaline batteries.
Elonex Revive Battery Charger Key Features
- Charges AA / AAA disposable / rechargeable batteries: Alkaline / Ni-MH, Ni-Cd 2700mAH max
- Revive your disposable batteries 10 times
- Uses patented charging technology
- Made of 100% recyclable plastic
- Safety Charging timer (4 hour automatic cut-off)
- Microprocessor monitor charging cycle
- 4 hours charge time for 4 batteries
- Maximum charge 1.5v
- Built in thermal sensors to monitor charging cycle
- Auto power off after completion of charging
- Handy and compact design
- LED charging / battery status indicator
- Reverse polarity fail proof
It is a small and sleek looking machine, and you can recharge AA and AAA batteries with it, 1 - 4 at a time. It is ideal for people who have a camera that takes AA or AAA batteries, as you can spend a fortune on new batteries these days.
compact digital camera that takes 2 AA batteries, and with new batteries we drained them by taking pictures and videoing with it. It took 1100 photos, two 12 minute videos and one two minute video before the batteries died.
After the first charge, however, we got roughly half the photos and video that we got the first time. But, there was still enough power to merit a day of sporadic photo taking.
After the fourth and fifth charge, the battery life depleted considerably. We only managed a quarter of the photos and one video. The charge quality stayed like this until the ten charges were completed. When you are constantly taking photos, the battery will last an hour if you are lucky. This is not great for a four hour charge, but at least it's another hour's photo taking without having to buy new batteries.
Designed to look very eco- friendly, this charger is doing us a favour. It is innovative, and a unique idea. But with the battery life depleting badly after three charges, it is difficult to merit using it for ten charges when the batteries only last a quarter of the time they take to charge. Overall, though, it does give your normal alkaline batteries at least an extra ten hours of life, which you you really can't complain at.
Value for moneyPriced at £13.49 delivered from My Memory, this charger does not come with batteries, as most of its rechargeable battery charger friends do, however it does come with cases for four AA / AAA batteries. The price is around the same as you would pay for a normal Ni-Mh battery charger, but the Elonex has the added bonus of charging Alkaline batteries as well.
|The Elonex Revive battery charger achieves the impossible, and re-charges alkaline batteries!|
Elonex Revive Battery Charger ProsEco-friendly
Charges Alkaline & rechargable batteries
Gives an extra 10 hours at least to old batteries
Good value for money
Very easy to use
Elonex Revive Battery Charger ConsTakes 4 hours to charge for half or less of that in battery time
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The Elonex Revive Battery Charger is available from MyMemory.co.uk