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Rayovac Review

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Recharge battery chargers by Rayovac perform well. They have the ability to charge both AA and AAA batteries simultaneously, and the average charge time with some Rayovac models is 3.5 hours. Most are also able to charges both NiMH and NiCd rechargeable batteries.

You must charge your batteries in pairs of two. Some of Rayovac’s Recharge battery chargers are able to recognize when the batteries have been fully charged and will shut off automatically when they reach maximum capacity. The same battery chargers will also shut off automatically if the charger detects its heat rising higher than normal.

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Rayovac packages many of its chargers with two AA and two AAA rechargeable batteries. Depending on the size and the life of the batteries, as well as the Recharge model you choose, they take anywhere from 3.5 to 8 hours to charge.

There are generally four compartments for AA batteries and four compartments for AAA batteries. As we noted above, the batteries must be charged in pairs of two, and it must be two AA or two AAA, not one AA and one AAA. A few of the models are advertised as camera battery chargers because some cameras take AA or AAA batteries, but it is important to note these are not lithium battery chargers.

When you charge batteries in pairs of two, they generally must go in the outer two slots of either side. LED lights beneath the right two slots and the left two slots of most models inform you when the batteries charge is complete. The LED light will turn on when charging is in progress, it will turn off when charging is complete and it will flash if a defective battery is placed in the charger. These rechargeable battery charger models work well in recognizing the batteries and in quickly charging them.

The Rayovac website offers FAQs that are specific to rechargeable batteries and their chargers, and there is a toll-free phone number for the company’s customer support team and a form to fill out to request information via email. We sent an email, and within 30 minutes we had received a response. We were impressed with the speed of service and with the quality of help we were provided.

Although these Rayovac battery chargers require you to charge your batteries in pairs of two, that’s just about the only drawback. There are models that shut off when the batteries are fully charged or when the charger has been on too long and is getting too hot. Other models charge multiple types of batteries and can simultaneously charge both AA and AAA sizes. Ryaovac’s customer support department is also impressive. The Rayovac Recharge line offers simple but quality battery chargers for everyday use.

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