Maha MH-C808M Eight-Cell AA/AAA/C/D Battery Charger

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Maha MH-C808M
8-Cell AAA/AA/C/D Charger
Conclusion
January 21, 2006
Introduction A Closer Look Worldwide Adapter Specifications Conclusion



Pros
  • A very hearty charger which now accepts C and D batteries
  • 1-Hour battery Rapid charger
  • MH-C808M seems to keep the batteries cooler when charging when compared to the MH-C801D
  • Backlit LCD display
  • 8 independent charging cells
  • A brand new 8th-generation microprocessor for this special charger
  • 3-segment battery charge status for each battery
  • Conditioning AND Soft Charging are available and work just like it's little brother, the MH-C801D
  • Provides "Rapid" and "Soft" charging modes
  • MH-808M design is a slightly new look from the MH-801D, but is consistent with Maha's new design scheme of professional chargers
Suggestions
  • Removable charger cover so that dust and whatever else will be prevented from getting inside the charger unit
  • 90-degree angled DIN cord so charger's DIN plug doesn't stick out of the charger 2-inches
Cons
  • No ON/OFF switch on the AC adapter or the main unit
After charging a few rounds with the Maha MH-C808M, including C and D batteries, and once again being VERY impressed with the conditioning feature, I give it a

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The Maha MH-C808M is the King Kong of chargers. I'm not sure how to say it any other way. The MH-C808M has a presence which conveys professional performance and a contemporary design. The "No Springs" design makes inserting and removing batteries a simple task and no springs getting caught on the battery itself. The LCD display has been upgraded to feature back lighting for dark and dim places, which is an excellent addition. The display is properly angled so you can see the charging status from a good distance away.

I'm still going to say (as I did in the MH-C801D review), since this is a professional charger, I would like to see a 90-degree angled DIN plug. And the absence of an ON/OFF switch, is still a Con, in my opinion. It would be nice just to turn the charger on and off without having physically unplug the AC adapter from the wall.

The conditioning feature of the MH-C808M works just as well as the MH-C801D. The MH-C808M is for the serious battery user, who wants it all, with no compromise. From photographic needs to common digital devices, the MH-C808M will certainly deliver the maximum charging performance for your batteries. Maha has once again raised the bar on chargers, and I am very excited about their new ventures into creating the ultimate charger.



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