Let's take a closer look at Maha's special Worldwide Adapter accompanying the MH-C808M. In case you're wondering, yes, the adapter is the exact same model as the MH-C801D, so the following information is the same. The input is still 1200mA, and the two power switching ouput modes of 2000mA and 300mA remain.
The Worldwide Adapter
If you think about it, Maha could have decided to make a simple power adapter which would only accept United States electrical currents and voltages. However, as you can see by the image on your left, this is not your ordinary AC adapter, and it is a step above most of them.
Ready For International Use
The worldwide adapter is designed for travel. If you're a photographer or even just a person who likes to travel and needs batteries for mobile devices, you can now take the charger used at home almost anywhere in the world where there is a power outlet. The MH-C801D has been designed for optimal benefit.
Maha has a selection of plugs which fit on the end of the power cord. Below are the following plugs which fit the adapter:
- MHS-PC3207A - Powercord for Australia / New Zealand
- MHS-PC3207U - Powercord for the United Kingdom
- MHS-PC3207E - Powercord for European countries
- MHS-TC400 - World Travel Plug Conversion Kit
The MHS-TC400 can be used in places where the other plugs are not compatible. Overall, your international power charging solutions are solved and taken care of.
Worldwide Adapter Stays Cool
Another important feature I noticed is even when charging an entire collection of eight batteries at a time in fast charging mode, the adapter itself remains relatively cool to the touch. What this tells me is the adapter is certainly doing its job. One of the most important aspects of a charger, is the power current which flows to it. If it's not regulated properly, how can the batteries be reliably charged? Just like the MH-C801D, the MH-C808M has a very professional and reliable design for your batteries.
Worldwide Adapter Stays Cool: Even For C & D Batteries
I wanted to be sure if there were any differences in the relative temperature of the MH-C808M when charging C and D batteries. One of the reasons is because C batteries have a 5000mAh rating, and D batteries have a whopping 11,000mAh rating. Obviously, these things are sucking a lot more power from the charger than your typical 2500mAh AA battery. So, what I wanted to found out, is if the charger would still be "disciplined" in the sense it would ration the charging power and distribute it correctly, even though there were much larger mAh requirements.
I placed 4-D batteries and 4-C batteries in the charger, and left it for rapid charging. The charging time in Rapid mode took about 2.5 hours, which was well within the specifications Maha has printed in the user manual sheet. The charger was barely a little warmer than the MH-C801D, and still very far from being hot.
Note that some chargers (inexpensive and even some moderately expensive ones) don't have this kind of discipline. This is why the larger capacity of mAh battery you put in it, the hotter the charger gets. The Maha MH-C808M did a great job of handling the large battery beasts we call C and D batteries.