PROS / The battery charger has an easy-to-use LCD screen and can charge 4 AA and 4 AAA batteries at a single time.
CONS / The charger does not come packaged with rechargeable batteries.
VERDICT / This batteries charger is easy to use and helps your batteries get optimum power and life.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Battery Chargers here.
The Maha Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer is more than just a battery charger. This AA and AAA batteries charger and analyzer can perform a number of different functions. If you are looking for a simple battery charger that doesn’t offer lots of extra features and options, this is not the charger for you. But if you understand the way rechargeable batteries work and you are interested in getting the most battery life possible, this is an excellent choice for you. Overall, we felt that the charger is useful because of the performance and the features it offers. We also liked the unique design and the variety of options – more than any other charger.
The smart charger has the ability to charge both AA and AAA batteries simultaneously. However, you will want to adjust the charge rate accordingly because AAA batteries have a lower capacity. The batteries charger has the ability to monitor temperature and check for defective or alkaline batteries. When the battery charger detects something unusual, the word “HIGH” will flash on the LCD screen to alert you, and the charger will stop charging to prevent it from breaking.
There are five different modes that the batteries charger can be set to: charging, refresh & analyze, break-in, discharge and cycle modes. The charging mode charges batteries which are used and drained often. The refresh & analyze mode is best utilized with batteries that have not been used for over two weeks but have been used within the last three months. The break-in mode is for new batteries or batteries over 3 months old. The discharge mode is for discharging any new or used battery you wish to reset. The cycle mode runs cycles to charge and discharge the batteries before finishing with a complete and final charge. Each of these modes ensures that the rechargeable batteries reach their optimum level of energy and life.
The charger has four compartments for AA batteries and four compartments for AAA batteries. As mentioned above, the batteries are able to charge simultaneously. A car charger is available as a separate accessory, but it does not come packaged with the device. Also, many batteries chargers come with rechargeable batteries and this particular Maha charger does not.
In addition to charging NiMH batteries, the charger will also charge NiCd batteries. The LCD screen displays the mode the charger is functioning in as well as the capacity, voltage, time and current. The LCD screen has four buttons beneath it. The buttons and the LCD screen make the charger very easy to use. Owners of this charger are pleased with the ease, the design and the functions of the charger and find it meets their needs in every way.
Help & Support
We were very impressed with the Maha customer support team. Through the Maha website we were able to locate the product page for the MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer, which provides feature information, specifications, package products, accessories and other related information. In the upper right-hand corner of the website is a link labeled "Contact;" through this link you will find all available customer support resources. Maha offers a toll-free telephone number, an FAQs page and a variety of email addresses which make it possible for you to select the one most applicable to your customer support needs.
Once you click the link to access the frequently asked questions, you will be required to select a model. Select the MH-9000 Charger Analyzer, and you will see approximately 25 questions and answers listed on the page that will help you better understand the product. Another option you can take advantage of is the online PDF copy of the user manual. Instead of clicking on the model number under FAQs, simply scroll down the page a little further and select the model number under Product Manuals. The manual was very informative and easy to understand. We found it to be an excellent resource when we began using the charger and were learning about what functions and features it offers.
One of the greatest benefits of the Maha Powerex battery charger is the customer support team. We used the online form to ask for more detailed information that we couldn’t find on their website. Almost immediately we received a response from one of the representatives that accurately answered our inquiry. We sent a total of three emails, and each time we received a response within 30 minutes. Each time all of our questions were addressed and we were able to clearly understand the answer we received. We were thrilled with the Maha customer support team; they were by far the most efficient team we worked with.
Although there are several options that can be confusing at first, we were thrilled with the overall ease we felt while using the Maha Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer. The Maha charger can charge both AA and AAA batteries simultaneously, and the charging speed can be set to a customized speed. The easy-to-read LCD screen provides detailed information regarding the battery charger and the rechargeable batteries. This battery charger isn’t the quickest charger, nor is it the most compact for easy travel; however, the quality, the design and the features of this charger make it one of our top choices overall for a battery charger.