Remaining capacity and charging status indication
3-color LED indicates charge progress by detecting voltage.
Indicates remaining battery power with red, yellow, and green lights.
Flashing LED colors indicate approximate battery replacement timing.
- 3 LED Colors Indicate Charge Progress, Battery Status, and Battery Life
- Features Battery Life Checker (Rapid Flashes at End of Life)
- Input type: AC
- Individual control
- Rapid charging
- Charging Time: Approx. 1.5 Hours (eneloop AA x 1 to 2), Approx. 3 Hours (eneloop AA x 3 to 4), Approx. 2 Hours (eneloop pro AA x 1 to 2), Approx. 4 Hours (eneloop pro AA x 3 to 4)
- Accepts AA x 1 to 4 / AAA x 1 to 4
- Smart Charge: Detects voltage and stops charging before overflow for longer battery life.
- Auto voltage
- 4-LED indicator (3 colors)
- Dimensions: 68 (W) x 120 (L) x 28 (H) mm
- Weight: 120 g (AC plug [A-plug])
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Place batteries in the slots according to the polarity position (+/-) indicated on each slot.
If a AAA battery is inserted from the (+) end first, the (-) terminal on the charger might be damaged.
Each battery is individually charged.
You can charge any combination of up to 4 pcs of AA/AAA batteries.
Plug the charger into a standard 100-240V AC outlet.
Check the LED light on the unit.
After 3 seconds of checking batteries' status, charging starts.
Check the charging status by the color of the light.
Something wrong with the LED light?
Blinking red : Invalid batteries (i.e., non-rechargeable, or end-of-life rechargeable)
blinking yellow : time to replace your recharegeable battery
The battery is fully charged when the green light turns off.
For your own safety, this charger has an automatic cut off function when all batteries are completely charged.
Charging times shown in Table are only indicative and can vary depending on temperature and battery status.
Unplug the charger from the AC outlet and remove the batteries.
input : USB
Charging time :
2.25 hrs (2 AA)
input : AC
Charging time :
1.5 hrs (2 AA)
How to charge Ni-MH batteries?
If you want to recharge your Ni-MH battery, it’s best to do so in a charger that has been specifically created for that type. If you’re using Panasonic eneloop, use a Panasonic eneloop charger.
Every battery manufacturer produces its batteries in a specific (and possibly different) way. Using an other-branded charger to charge Panasonic eneloop batteries may work just fine, but only by using a designated charger we can guarantee you get the most out of your Panasonic eneloop batteries.
For best performance, always try to keep your Ni-MH battery’s energy level above 30% of its maximal capacity.
What is the smart charge function?
The smart charge function on chargers checks the charging conditions of the batteries, the temperatures of both the batteries and the charger, etc. This allows the charger to individually charge each battery under the best conditions.
This function shortens the charging time by 5% compared to the chargers without such function*. Keep in mind that the charging time varies depending on environmental factors and ambient temperature. It could be the case that the smart charge function does not work depending on the condition of the batteries (E.g. When a battery has degraded).
* This was tested by Panasonic using the BQ-CC08 (launched in Japan in November 2011)
Can I use another brand’s charger?
We strongly recommend you charge eneloop batteries on Panasonic Ni-MH battery chargers. Panasonic chargers are designed to suit Panasonic-brand batteries to ensure the best performance. We can’t take any responsibility for batteries charged with another brand’s charger. Conversely, we advise against charging other makes of battery with a Panasonic charger.
What should I consider when selecting a charger?
Before purchasing a Panasonic charger, please consider the following and choose a Panasonic product accordingly:
· What size are my batteries and how many of them do I need to charge at the same time？
· How fast do I need my batteries to be charged？
· Do I need a charging indicator so I can tell when my batteries are charged？
· Do I need a compact charger？
· Will I be using it overseas？
Is it normal for batteries or chargers to heat up during the charging process?
Heat generation during charging is not abnormal. However, how much a charger heats up depends on:
· The type of charger that is being used (quick charging versus normal charging)
· Whether or not a protection cover is being used
· The initial capacity of a rechargeable battery
· The remaining capacity of a rechargeable battery
· The degree of degeneration of the battery
Although the surface temperature of batteries could reach 55 degrees Celsius (hot to the touch) while being charged, this will pose no problem. Our eneloop chargers are fitted with functions to stop the charging or control the temperature of the batteries as soon as a possible risk is detected.
Charging Ni-MH batteries with Ni-Cd charger
Don't do this, as there are huge differences in the charging conditions between the two types of batteries. It is always advisable to recharge the batteries using a charger appropriate for that type of battery. Charging the batteries with an unsuitable charger could cause them to leak or deteriorate battery performance.
When to charge rechargeable batteries?
In general there is no major difference whether you charge the batteries before or after use. However, if you use your rechargeable batteries infrequently, e.g. only once a month, you may forget whether or not the batteries are already charged. In this case, be careful not to overcharge them. It is recommended to charge a rechargeable battery when about 70% to 75% of the capacity has been consumed. Rechargeable batteries are damaged by over-discharging them, which will have its impact on the service life of the batteries and could cause leakage. In order to avoid this, Panasonic urges its customers to charge their batteries when 70% of the battery capacity has been used.
What is the battery charge cycle of rechargeable batteries?
Cycle life is the number of times the rechargeable battery can be recharged. Generally, the cycle life of rechargeable batteries varies depending on the appliances in which they are inserted or the way the batteries are used. The cycle life of the rechargeable batteries is defined by IEC directives. This testing is performed within a certain optimal and preset setting for using batteries. The battery will not always be used within these optimal circumstances and in reality this can result in drop of cycle life.