La Crosse Technology Alpha Power Battery Charger

The La Crosse Technology Alpha Power Battery Charger Model BC-9009 is an easy to use rechargeable battery system that includes the charger, four AA batteries, four AAA batteries and adapter for D and C cell batteries.


Review: La Crosse Technology Alpha Power Battery Charger

Published 16:41 pm

  • Ease of Use, Performance: 24/25
  • Look &Feel: 24/25
  • Features 23/25
  • How much I enjoy 24/25
  • Total: 95/100

The La Crosse Alpha Power Battery Charger model BC-9009U is a very nice charger with some extra little uses such as refreshing batteries to bring that bounce back in them. The charger will also discharge the batteries using a variety of rates so you can quickly or steadily discharge them for those new batteries to break them in.

The La Crosse charger is not like your simple chargers that often come with rechargeable batteries that only charge the batteries at one steady amperage. You can pick the amperage for a fast or slow charge as well as leave them in for a trickle charge to keep them fresh for use.

The Alpha Power Battery Charger also discharges the batteries, tests them to see the capacity of the batteries and how much amperage any one battery will hold. The charger also has a refresh mode that charges and discharges the batteries to bring the life back into older batteries and get the most out of your purchase.

The La Crosse charger does a good job of testing, charging, discharging or keeping batteries fresh for use by trickle charging. The charger does have one drawback that I found kind of odd, you need to change settings in 8 seconds from placing batteries or from the last key press in order to change anything.

To just charge at the safest and lowest setting you can just place the batteries into the charger and plug the charger in and the batteries will charge at 200 milli amps. At this amperage AA or AAA batteries will take from 4 to 8 hours depending on the milli amp hour rating of the battery and the condition of the battery.

The Lacrosse Alpha Power Battery Charger comes with the charger itself and the detachable power adapter, the set of four AA batteries and four AAA batteries, four C and four D battery adapters, instructions and a carry case. The carry case is a very handy way to transport the charger and accessories as well as have everything in one place for easy storage.

The battery adapters allow you to take an AA battery and place it into the C battery adapter to use an AA battery as a C cell battery. You can also place the AA battery in the C adapter then into the D battery adapter and use the AA battery as a D cell battery.

I tested the AA batteries against other brand batteries using a tester and found the batteries compared very favorably against top brands. The AA batteries lasted just as long as Energizer and Duracell batteries according to how the batteries are rated in milli amp hours.

Charging begins with the La Crosse charger four seconds after putting each battery in place and charges at 200 milli amps or you can press the current button within 8 seconds of placing the battery to change the current. It also matters which slots you place the batteries and how many batteries you are charging as the unit will only charge batteries up to 1800 milli amps for two batteries.

You can charge batteries fast using higher amps but if you want to charge three or four at the same time you can charge them only using 1000 milli amps. To charge one or two batteries you can place them in the first and fourth slots or the two center slots and charge them faster using 1800 milli amps.

So you can charge batteries by just placing them in the charger or by setting the charge rate but you can also do other things like refresh old batteries or break in new ones. New batteries will take a few charge discharge cycles to get them chemically ready so they will accept a full charge.

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You can also refresh old batteries by setting them on the refresh setting and the charger will charge and discharge the battery to bring them back to top performance. Older batteries will of course not be renewed just as they were when you bought them but you can bring them back a little to get the most money you can from your batteries.

If you want to know just how good your current batteries are just test them using the test mode and you can see what milli amp hour rating the battery will hold. This rating will tell you if the batteries are worth keeping around and continuing to use or to just recycle and get new ones.

It is a great tool to use for those older batteries and not knowing if they will keep a charge or be worth using or if their lifespan has run its course. A simple test in the charger and then a refresh cycle followed by a test will really tell you if your batteries are good to go or ready for a new beginning through a recycling program.

The test and refresh modes work just as well as the charge and test and are easy to get the most out of your rechargeable batteries. The Alpha Power Battery Charger also has overheat detection to not allow your batteries to get too hot when charging or if a problem arises with one.

The Alpha Charger also switches automatically to trickle charge when the batteries are fully charged to keep them fresh for use if you don't pull them out right away. This way if you don't use them immediately you can keep them fully charged so when you do need them they are ready to go.

The Alpha Power Battery Charger is a great all purpose and all brand battery charger that works well as not only a charger but as a battery system to maintain your stock of rechargeable batteries. I highly recommend the Alpha Power Battery Charger as an all purpose rechargeable battery charger from La Crosse Technologies.

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