Battery Chargers

A Battery charger is a device that was designed to put energy into a secondary cell to recharge a battery.

How does it work?
First you have to make sure you have the right type of battery that allows for recharging. From here, you connect the battery to the charger unit. Once a current starts to flow, the electrodes that have depleted out of the batteries are essentially reversed and recharged back to their original state at which point they fill up and cut off charging once maximum capacity is reached. A typical rechargeable battery can be charged many times.
Overcharging is generally worse than undercharging. The extra energy causes heating up and building up pressure inside, which can make them rupture, leach chemicals or gas and sometimes even explode.
Different types of rechargeable batteries respond best to different types of charging, therefore being able to pick a charger suitable for one type of battery may not work well with another. In other words, we should not charge a mobile phone with a car battery charger, but neither should we charge NiMH batteries with a nicad charger.

Types of Batteries Charged:
Lead- and lithium-based chargers operate on constant current constant voltage (CC/CV). Nickel-based batteries charge with constant current and the voltage is allowed to rise freely. There are battery chargers available for standard sizes, for example, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V. There are also battery chargers available for larger lead-acid batteries.
Some battery chargers have slots for the smaller cells to be placed into for charging. These often fit straight into a plug socket for power. Other battery chargers come with crocodile clip connectors to connect to larger, lead-acid batteries.

Features and benefits
• Cost effective
• Eco-friendly for the environment
• Charge several chemistries including lithium-ion, NiCd, NiMH
• Some will work in your car if they have an adapter
• Fast charging times
• Handy lights that change colour to indicate completion

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Description Price Battery Sizes Charged Number of Batteries Charged Chemistries Charged Plug Type Batteries Included Model Number Car Lighter Adaptor Charging Time Battery Type Charged Dimensions Charge Current Input Voltage Maximum Output Power Number of Charge Stages
RS Stock No. 536-489
BrandRS PRO
£15.75
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9V, AA, AAA, C, D 6 NiCd, NiMH UK No - No 13 → 27 (9V) h, 15 → 33 (AA) h, 26 → 116 (D) h, 26 → 52 (C) h, 3 → 13 (AAA) h - 198 x 105 x 52mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 771-6276
BrandRS PRO
£104.14
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- 1 Lead Acid UK No - - - - - 14A 230V ac - 2
RS Stock No. 549-300
BrandRS PRO
£33.80
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- 1 Lead Acid EURO, UK No - - - - 120 x 61.6 x 37.4mm 2A 230V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 383-241
BrandRS PRO
£3.75
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AA, AAA 4 NiCd, NiMH UK No - No 10 → 15 (AA) h, 3.5 → 11 (AAA) h - 105 x 72 x 44mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 549-261
BrandRS PRO
£68.65
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 12A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 800-3079
BrandRS PRO
£13.47
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9V, AA, AAA 6 NiCd, NiMH EURO, UK No - No 18.5h - 142 x 174 x 54mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 767-4926
BrandRS PRO
£248.11
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- 1 Lead Acid UK No - - - - 315 x 295 x 410mm 33A 230V ac - 2
RS Stock No. 549-277
BrandRS PRO
£67.59
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- 1 Lead Acid UK No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 7A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 549-328
BrandRS PRO
£68.65
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 10A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 549-287
BrandRS PRO
£238.47
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- 1 Lead Acid UK No - - - - 405 x 186 x 76mm 25A 230V ac 600W 3
RS Stock No. 549-322
BrandRS PRO
£144.34
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- 1 Lead Acid EURO, UK No - - - - 235 x 186 x 76mm 10A 230V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 549-283
BrandRS PRO
£33.80
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 120 x 61.6 x 37.4mm 2A 100 → 240V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 549-316
BrandRS PRO
£61.26
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- 1 Lead Acid EU/UK No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 5A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 793-4323
BrandRS PRO
£49.73
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- 1 Lead Acid EURO, JPN, UK, USA No - - - - 87.5 x 51.5 x 34mm 1A 100 → 240V ac - 6
RS Stock No. 851-7492
BrandRS PRO
£143.50
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- 1 Lead Acid UK No - - - - - 28A 230V - 2
RS Stock No. 800-3060
BrandRS PRO
£9.88
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9V, AA, AAA 1 (9V), 4 (AA), 4 (AAA) NiCd, NiMH EURO No - No 18.5h - 120 x 68 x 44mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 549-334
BrandRS PRO
£63.37
Each
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 5A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 549-306
BrandRS PRO
£172.57
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 275 x 186 x 76mm 25A 230V ac - 3
RS Stock No. 885-3681
BrandRS PRO
£73.83
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- - - - - - - - - 135 x 108.6 x 45mm 5A 95 → 165V ac - -
RS Stock No. 549-338
BrandRS PRO
£61.26
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- 1 Lead Acid EU No - - - - 186 x 88 x 47.5mm 4A 115 V ac, 230 V ac - 3
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