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Maha Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Battery Charger & Analyzer, $89.95 @ Servaas Products

Posted By: fishmonkey, posted 2009/02/28 23:41
this is a great battery charger for digital photographers, geeks and control freaks... will independently charge and analyze up to 4 AA or AAA NiMH or NiCad batteries...

has 5 different programmable modes: charge, discharge, analyze & refresh, break in, and cycle... by programmable i mean you can choose charge and discharge rates etc., and each slot is fully independent...

my research tells me that Servaas Products is worth a look in general if you are after high quality chargers and batteries...

i can't guarantee this, but Jeff from Servaas Products is an active Whirpool forum member, and is known to offer a discount code to Whirlpool members (i took advantage of this myself)...

3 year warranty...

shipping is $9.95 Aussie Post regular parcel, or $11.95 Express Post... you can also add batteries to your order and pay no extra shipping...

[see my Tech Rant in the Off On A Tangent forum for why a charger like this is a good thing...]
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  • bigal2009/03/01 12:59:59
    hmm fish and battery some how doesnt seem to match ...

    in anycase, what do you recommend between this and the rezap pro?
  • spodosaurus2009/03/01 14:37:49
    Maha is a great brand and well liked by digital photographers. My Maha charger, which I went to the trouble of ordering before taking an overseas trip about 5 years ago and having it delivered to our destination, is still going strong and is just great. So are the powerex batteries I ordered along with it!
  • fishmonkey2009/03/01 14:56:51
    bigal;81952
    hmm fish and battery some how doesnt seem to match ...

    in anycase, what do you recommend between this and the rezap pro?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_fish

    it depends upon your needs... if you want to be able to control breaking-in, analyzing and charging of AA/AAA NiMHs and/or NiCads, then this Maha is the bees knees...

    if you want a super versatile fully-automatic charger that charges many battery types and sizes, then the ReZAP Pro is the go...

    quality-wise the Mahas are very solid, i don't really know about the ReZAPs, but from the pictures they do look a bit flimsier...
  • admin2009/03/01 18:32:42
    Will it do a single or do you need to pair the batteries? Smart little unit from the spec.


    You've got me thinking that its worth getting a better charger now that I have about 20 rechargeables.
  • fishmonkey2009/03/01 22:00:44
    admin;81964
    Will it do a single or do you need to pair the batteries? Smart little unit from the spec.

    You've got me thinking that its worth getting a better charger now that I have about 20 rechargeables.


    all 4 slots are completely independent, so you can charge/refresh-analyze/break-in/discharge/cycle 1, 2, 3, or 4 batteries...

    the display is quite bright too, so it doubles as a night-light, heheh...
  • sum12009/03/04 23:49:53
    I'm sure this has all the bells and whistles, but personally I don't see what the big deal is.

    My $0.70 AUD each NiMh batteries from eBay (including postage) work great: wii remotes, cameras, torches, clocks, anything - all with the standard-issue supermarket charger.

    Is there really value in paying $100 to get this delivered?
  • fishmonkey2009/03/05 21:35:38
    sum1;82213
    I'm sure this has all the bells and whistles, but personally I don't see what the big deal is.

    My $0.70 AUD each NiMh batteries from eBay (including postage) work great: wii remotes, cameras, torches, clocks, anything - all with the standard-issue supermarket charger.

    Is there really value in paying $100 to get this delivered?


    it's a professional-level charger... the features are valuable for people who want to keep their batteries operating in peak condition for as long as possible... if you rely on batteries for critical equipment it's especially handy...

    if you primarily use cheap rechargeables in remotes, torches, clocks and snapshot cameras, then obviously it's overkill for your needs...
  • sum12009/03/05 23:18:07
    fishmonkey
    if you rely on batteries for critical equipment it's especially handy...

    I wasn't questioning whether it's a good product, it's just that my first impression was that it's another one of the bazillion things that can be bought in shops or online and doesn't stand out as a "deal" so much. That's all.

    fishmonkey
    it's overkill for your needs...


    Well, now that I’ve been using them, I know that I don’t need to pay any more attention to those money-making battery stands that rarely fail to appear for people that are out shopping for something else...
  • fishmonkey2009/03/05 23:33:43
    sum1;82272
    I wasn't questioning whether it's a good product, it's just that my first impression was that it's another one of the bazillion things that can be bought in shops or online and doesn't stand out as a "deal" so much. That's all.


    fair enough, however i don't share your logic since most of the bazillion things are not good products, they are mostly crap...

    good battery chargers will soon pay for themselves by enabling better battery performance and longevity... and better longevity means less toxic waste in the environment...

    i personally will pay more for quality, because i don't appreciate the idea of a throwaway society...
  • effgee2009/06/19 15:11:17
    sum1

    My $0.70 AUD each NiMh batteries from eBay (including postage) work great: ..... all with the standard-issue supermarket charger.


    I was in the same place as you, then I suddenly got jack of putting a 'fresh' set of batteries in my camera only to be told 5 minutes later they're flat. Very inconveient.

    Typically cheap chargers overcook batteries, reducing their capacity at an ever increasing rate, since as they start dying you charge much more often. It may take a long time to pay back at 70c per battery, but I hate the consumeristic waste of always throwing things out, especially because they were made low quality.

    With my Maha, I know when a battery is dead before I try to rely on it.

    That said, this is no special deal, its the same asking price I paid ~18 months ago.

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