This was posted 8 years 1 month 4 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

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Maha Powerex MH-C204W Charger 4x 2400 4x 2700mah Bag Bundle AU$59.95 RRP AU$96.80 exc postage

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1 x MH-C204W Battery Charger
1 x AA 2700mAh 4pk + case Maha Powerex Rechargeable Batteries (for more information about these batteries - click here)
1 x AA 2400mAh 4pk + case Powerex IMEDION Rechargeable Batteries (for more information about these batteries - click here)
1 x Large Powerex Carry Bag
universal power adapter built into it.
Ideal for travellers
be gentle im a virgin(1st post)

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    Is this a new model? Seems to be a newer model than the 9000 everyone knows. Kinda looks like its from the70's though…. must be that cream beige plastic

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    I bought that bag from eBay for my MAHA 9000 for $5 with free postage, you can get 8 AA eneloops for $20 at the moment.

    Not sure if that charger is worth $35 even though it sells for more, you can get as good or better spec chargers for around $15.

    If someone specifically wants this then its a good price though.

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    No display on this. I have a maha I think that is great, but it tells me the capacity of the cells and allows me to change the charge rate, so i can use on aaa and aa.

    Without display you have no idea whether the battery is holding much charge.

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    I can't help but think the LaCrosse BC-700 for $45, then a Dick's 8 Pack Eneloop for $21.50 is better.

    The BC-700 can perform different functions for each of the 4 battery slots.

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      As can the Maha C9000. This Protog deal looks to be a good "travel" option.

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    I don't love the Protog people much. I still remember calling up and being refused a $10 discount to price match the then massively inflated Aussie price of the c9000. They are the agents and the bloke had done similar deals for others. Why do I remember? Well the guy was kinds a dick/smartass about it and was angry and argumentative. He ended up telling me to "just buy it online then". Which I did for way cheaper although I would have rather given my money to an Aussie. Its still going strong. Go Aussie style customer service! (Up yours pal!)

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      Well, ppl will have different experiences. Protog were great with me when AAA batteries stopped fitting properly into one of the slots on my C9000. It was just out of warranty and they sorted it out without any dramas at all.

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        Well maybe i caught them on a bad day, but should that matter? Customer service needs to be consistent to generate goodwill.

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      Sounds about right.

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    This charger, the C204W, can only charge batteries in pairs.

    For $10 more, Protog sell a bundle with the Maha C401FS charger, which has four independent channels, so you can charge 1,2,3 or 4 batteries.

    The C401FS doesn't have the international power supply, but it does have a cigarette-lighter lead, so you can charge in the car. The international C204W can't charge in a car.

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    Is there a smart charger that's so smart that I just have to plug in one, two, three or four batteries, and it works out whether each battery needs to be discharged first, how fast to charge each battery and then trickle or turn itself off?

    also, a compact size would help. Am I asking too much? I just can't learn anything new these days. I just want my batteries to charge! haha.

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      Why do you want to discharge your batteries before charging? No rechargeable battery needs this, unless you are using old-tech Nickel-Cadmium batteries.

      Current technology is NiMh batteries, and they don't gain anything from discharging first, so the MH-C401FS charger from Protog has the other features you want.

      If you want one with a nice display as well, get the MH-C9000. It can also discharge batteries - but purely so you can measure their capacity. It also has a "battery refresh" capability for worn-out batteries with low capacity. For charging, you can also set the charge current if you want - but it defaults to 1000mA if you do nothing.

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        Discharge is useful if you want to see how much charge the battery holds. With a display, you can charge them and then discharge them and see if it is holding charge. I do it every so often and throw out the dead/dieing ones. Might not matter if you use them in remote controls, but if you are doing something where you need the batteries full it can be important.

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    paulaus, good job on your first post. Only thing I'd change is get rid of all the price details and just put: $60+p&h
    -> because you don't need to state it's in Australian dollars & RRP is a dirty word around here.