Best charger I have seen yet
January 13, 2013
I bought one of these chargers because it seemed like a robust charger for different NiMH batteries. With threatening energy crises, I know one day I am going to be relying on rechargeable D batteries frequently for light, so I needed a charger for these batteries.
I ended up getting 3 of them so I could recharge more than one D battery at a time. Yes, they do take 6 hours to fully charge. I actually tested this thing out, and it actually works. It also keeps the batteries from going bad before their time--I have had more mainstream AA chargers from supermarkets, and even the \"premium(??)\" chargers would ruin batteries after about 100-150 cycles. This charger keeps charging them without ruining them. One more thing to think about when using them for emergencies if the dollar also becomes worthless or batteries become impossible to find.
And yes, I did try a mainstream D charger. I placed some D batteries into that thing, and it took forever for the batteries to come out fully charged. It took twice as long in the mainstream charger as it did in the Titanium MD-3000. Yes, the price was about half the Titanium--but I don\'t want unevenly charged batteries or batteries only half charged if I only get 6-12 hours between rolling blackouts. Nor do I want to waste batteries on chargers that only ruin batteries.
Plus, you can charge batteries independently on this charger. I can place 4 batteries with different charge levels in the charger, and see which ones reach full charge. Then I can remove those batteries and put new ones in, while the others continue charging until they too are done. That is a handy feature if you are panic-charging batteries in the event of a windstorm--far better than going to a store to buy D batteries only to find them all gone or there is pushing and shoving to get the last package. I believe that, unless you have ample quantities of these chargers, you are not truly prepared for the next big storm or energy crisis.