« on: September 14, 2013, 06:02:24 PM »
If you have rechargeable batteries, this charger is a no brainer.
If you have eneloops, how is this ~$60 charger better than the ~$6 charger from Sanyo?
depends on your usage i guess if you would see a difference in performance over time.
i have sets of powerex batteries that i killed over time due to the amount of usage they got. even rechargeables dont last forever. the maha charger i have has multiple charge modes that allow for quick charge, slow charge (better for long term health of the batteries), and a refresh charge that can actually improve the performance of older sluggish batteries. a standard charger may not offer these extra features.
the 60.00 higher end chargers can increase the life and performance of your batteries. they can prevent you from having to spend on additional batteries over time at a clip of 30-40.00 per set. my charger has saved me a ton of money.
but again...it depends on your usage. i use my batteries heavily and have seen the difference of charging modes 1st hand.