Luckily for me, I noticed the email mentioned Energizer has a 15 minute charger for review. That got me interested because I have two battery chargers and they both take over four hours to recharge two AA NiMH batteries. That’s a major frustration for me because my little Canon point and shoot camera can drain the batteries fairly quickly when I take a lot of flash shots. You can’t exactly ask people to wait another four to six hours to finish shooting photos.
The Energizer Rechargeable 15 Minute Charger arrived on Monday. The charger came with two 2200 mAh AA batteries, two 850mAh AAA batteries, and a car adapter. A CAR ADAPTER! How cool is that? Now I can charge my batteries on the go.
With the Energizer 15 minute charger, you can charge from one to four AA or AAA batteries simultaneously. According to the documentation, you can charge a 1700 mAh AA battery in 13 minutes (2200 mAh AA takes 15 minutes, 2450 mAh AA takes 18 minutes, and 850 mAh AAA takes 15 minutes). Note: even though batteries are ready for use in about 15 minutes, you should leave the batteries in the charger for an additional ten minutes to maximize performance. Twenty-five minutes is still much better than 4+ hours.
Now for the giveaway. The nice people at Energizer sent me two 15 minute chargers to give away. Leave a comment below to enter. The giveaway is limited to US addresses. No PO Boxes please. The deadline to enter is June 24th.