UNiROSS ULTIMATE (as Technoline BC-1000) Smart Charger AA AAA + USB Power out £19.79 @ eBay / qualitydiscounts
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UNiROSS ULTIMATE (as Technoline BC-1000) Smart Charger AA AAA + USB Power out £19.79 @ eBay / qualitydiscounts

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
UNiROSS ULTIMATE Intelligent Four in One Smart Battery Charger/Tester with LCD Display & USB Power out

Charges AA/AAA batteries

UK stock supplied with UK 3 pin plug.

BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED

UNiROSS is proud to announce the launch of thier ULTIMATE charger the first charger of this type to be produced by a professional Global Battery Brand. UNiROSS ULTIMATE charger is similar in function to the La Crosse / TechnoLine chargers but with added USB 5V output.

A more practical version, In terms of power output the ULTIMATE charger 1000 mA is more powerful than La Crosse / Technoline BC 700 (700mA).

More importantly the ULTIMATE charger offers more options, such as USB output 5v DC 1A for charging your usb powered devices such as smartphones, tablets etc and is a more cost effective solution.

This charger is all-in-one: a micro chip controlled latest technology charger / discharger / battery tester and refreshing unit. It is a slow / gentle / medium / fast charger at a touch of a button, the ULTIMATE charger can be used with any NiCD or NiMH AAA and AA batteries.

FEATURES
Quick Charger
Sophisticated LCD Display
12V DC Input making it very portable
Supplied complete with mains power adaptor
Suitable for AA or AAA
Various Charging Currents 200mA/500mA/700mA/1000mA
5V 1A USB Output port for charging mobiles, tablets, Iphones, Ipads and other gadgets.
Suitable for NiMH or NiCd
4 Independent channels
Overcharge, overheat protection
Bad battery detection
Delta V (dV) detection
Dimensions: 129 x 75 x 31mm
Weight: 135g
4 Function Modes

Charging Mode: 200mA/500mA/700mA/1000mA)
Discharging Mode: Discharge and recharge a battery to remove the memory effect
Refresh Mode: To cycle the battery repeatedly thereby achieving the optimum capacity.
Test Mode: To determine the capacity of the battery

The price of this has increased to £21.99 however you can get the 7 DayShop version for £19.99 Delivered + TCB

7dayshop.com/pro…127
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Good price, same charger available from the seller for £25 with 4 AA eneloop 2600 batteries. better imho.
It looks similar to the BC700, but does it do the same job as well as the BC700?
Bought one of these just before Christmas. Great price, works well. Interesting comparison to the BC700 (apart from this having the additional 1000mA setting) is that the readout in Charge mode shows the setting selected for each channel, e.g. 200, whereas the BC700 displays the actual charge being applied, e.g. 197, 198 or whatever. Not a deal breaker, and perhaps a 'feature' of the newer BC1000 as well? The only annoyance is the batteries don't slip in and out as cleanly as on the BC700, they are recessed differently and some fumbling can take place. Otherwise, performance matches the BC700, individual channels and refresh modes, and it works fine
Edited by: "TomatoBoy" 3rd Jan 2015
Thanks OP, ordered.
philipkole

Good price, same charger available from the seller for £25 with 4 AA … Good price, same charger available from the seller for £25 with 4 AA eneloop 2600 batteries. better imho.

Where is that offer? I see the seller offering the same charger with 4 eneloops at £29.99 but not at £25.

EDIT: I've search ebay, I cannot find ANY seller with this charger listed with 4 eneloop batteries for £25.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 4th Jan 2016
Stu

Looks like the 7 Day Shop WH2-DS-127 @ £19.99 delivered + TCB


It does rather!
I think a company makes them all and they just get re-badged, wonder what the original company is?
Niz

I think a company makes them all and they just get re-badged, wonder what … I think a company makes them all and they just get re-badged, wonder what the original company is?



Technoline
I have a similar charger, Voltcraft IPC-1. It is a premium charger, very reliable and has lots of functions.
Can it charge "ordinary" batteries?
No?
Not all that "smart" then.
COLD oO
Pluun

Can it charge "ordinary" batteries?No?Not all that "smart" then.COLD oO

They walk amongst us...
Looks like the price has been bumped up to £21:99!
Wouldn't it be worth paying a little extra and going for something that can charge lithium batteries too?
Blasphemous

They walk amongst us...


Yes they do.
You ( sorry, they) can usually be recognized by their inane comments that prove they know nothing of what they are wittering on about.
omgpleasespamme

Wouldn't it be worth paying a little extra and going for something that … Wouldn't it be worth paying a little extra and going for something that can charge lithium batteries too?



Something like this costs twice as much:

amazon.co.uk/dp/…5U/
Energiser chargers are cheaper and better. Uniross has long had its day in what is a competitive market, honestly didn't even realise they were still making this stuff.
cornh0l10

Something like this costs twice as … Something like this costs twice as much:http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013SD1T5U/




I was thinking about something like gearbest.com/cha…tml. It's around £23 but I'm sure there's a code that would make it cheaper.
If it's like the BC-700 (which by all accounts it is) it's a well worth purchase. Heated.
Niz

I think a company makes them all and they just get re-badged, wonder what … I think a company makes them all and they just get re-badged, wonder what the original company is?



Probably Vestel
Blasphemous

Where is that offer? I see the seller offering the same charger with 4 … Where is that offer? I see the seller offering the same charger with 4 eneloops at £29.99 but not at £25.EDIT: I've search ebay, I cannot find ANY seller with this charger listed with 4 eneloop batteries for £25.


http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNiROSS-ULTIMATE-as-Technoline-BC-1000-Charger-AA-AAA-4-x-AA-2600-Batteries-/331466312242?nav=SEARCH

Sorry. Battries are uniross.
Edited by: "philipkole" 4th Jan 2016
Pluun

Yes they do.You ( sorry, they) can usually be recognized by their inane … Yes they do.You ( sorry, they) can usually be recognized by their inane comments that prove they know nothing of what they are wittering on about.


Please provide link for a charger of 'ordinary' battery i.e. for the pervasive alkaline,,,,,,
omgpleasespamme

I was thinking about something like … I was thinking about something like http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_174044.html. It's around £23 but I'm sure there's a code that would make it cheaper.


That looks very interesting - not seen that model before, and it seems very different from all the BC700 and IQ328 clones. Anyone know any more about it? Or the Chinese company selling it?
Edited by: "Newbold" 4th Jan 2016
saintagnes

Please provide link for a charger of 'ordinary' battery i.e. for the … Please provide link for a charger of 'ordinary' battery i.e. for the pervasive alkaline,,,,,,


They've been around for many, many years, and the company that first marketed them in the UK made a lot of money for a while. They work, after a fashion, but there's very little point to them these days. The latest Eneloops are superior to non-rechargeables in many ways, and cost hardly any more. Why would anybody buy non-rechargeables in the circumstances?
Pluun

Can it charge "ordinary" batteries?No?Not all that "smart" then.COLD oO



Careful in that jest — people might get the idea that they can vote cold for any ridiculous reason, and not because they’ve seen this identical product cheaper elsewhere (which is of course the only reason one ever votes cold).
The only annoying thing about BC700 for me is that it doesn't charge the dead batteries. For that reason I have to keep an old "dumb" charger to start them.
STBwoo

The only annoying thing about BC700 for me is that it doesn't charge the … The only annoying thing about BC700 for me is that it doesn't charge the dead batteries. For that reason I have to keep an old "dumb" charger to start them.



​agreed. I was throwing out 'duff' rechargeable batteries before I realised this...
Newbold

They've been around for many, many years, and the company that first … They've been around for many, many years, and the company that first marketed them in the UK made a lot of money for a while. They work, after a fashion, but there's very little point to them these days. The latest Eneloops are superior to non-rechargeables in many ways, and cost hardly any more. Why would anybody buy non-rechargeables in the circumstances?



There are charges which will "refresh" ordinary batteries a couple of times but it's much better to simply get some decent rechargeable ones in the first place

amazon.co.uk/SBC…8WU
Edited by moderator: "Jan 04, 2016 09:10" 4th Jan 2016
adyjoy

​agreed. I was throwing out 'duff' rechargeable batteries before I r … ​agreed. I was throwing out 'duff' rechargeable batteries before I realised this...



Yes, that's rather annoying. I seem to remember there was a way of tricking the BC700 into recharging the dead ones, but now I can't find that info...
I've also got an alkaline battery recharger, had it 10+ years. I still use it, but with the introduction of Low Self Discharge (LSD) Ni-MH I'm slowly replacing most of my alkalines as I can afford to. The alkaline recharger does work with the following caveats:
1. You can't recharge dead alkalines. For it to work, you need to recharge them BEFORE they are completely drained, which takes a bit of organization/discipline.
2. You can only recharge up to 10 times, I would say more like 5 times is more realistic.
3. Some brands of batteries when recharged are more vulnerable to leaking.

Once you get used to the way it all works, it's very useful and has more than paid for itself over the years.
Would I buy one now? No. Better to invest in LSD Ni-MH.
BigAde

I've also got an alkaline battery recharger, had it 10+ years. I still … I've also got an alkaline battery recharger, had it 10+ years. I still use it, but with the introduction of Low Self Discharge (LSD) Ni-MH I'm slowly replacing most of my alkalines as I can afford to. The alkaline recharger does work with the following caveats:1. You can't recharge dead alkalines. For it to work, you need to recharge them BEFORE they are completely drained, which takes a bit of organization/discipline.2. You can only recharge up to 10 times, I would say more like 5 times is more realistic.3. Some brands of batteries when recharged are more vulnerable to leaking.Once you get used to the way it all works, it's very useful and has more than paid for itself over the years.Would I buy one now? No. Better to invest in LSD Ni-MH.



I currently use Lithium Polymer AA batteries rather than Ni-MH
corred1964

I currently use Lithium Polymer AA batteries rather than Ni-MH



Aren't they a bit pricey?
Hopefully this doesn't suffer the same major problem as the BL-700 - it can't charge completly dead batteries. Mostly when I use mine the batteries arn't completly flat but occasionally they are. You put one of those in and the charger just reads 'NULL'. Have dig out my old charger, put in in there for a minute before charging, which is a right pain considering the cost and 'smartness'.
Cold I'm afraid - you can get a smart AA/AAA charger for under £10 and the USB output is hardly essential -certainly not worth paying more than double for.
jazzuk777

Cold I'm afraid - you can get a smart AA/AAA charger for under £10 and … Cold I'm afraid - you can get a smart AA/AAA charger for under £10 and the USB output is hardly essential -certainly not worth paying more than double for.



In which case it would be 'normal' to point people in the right direction, i.e. post the link.
£21.99?
jazzuk777

Cold I'm afraid - you can get a smart AA/AAA charger for under £10 and … Cold I'm afraid - you can get a smart AA/AAA charger for under £10 and the USB output is hardly essential -certainly not worth paying more than double for.


Clearly a subject you know nothing at all about - so why bother to add daft comments? Unless, of course, you'd like to show us where to get an intelligent charger such as this for under £10?
BigAde

Yes, that's rather annoying. I seem to remember there was a way of … Yes, that's rather annoying. I seem to remember there was a way of tricking the BC700 into recharging the dead ones, but now I can't find that info...



I'm having the same issue with my BC700! If there is a way to circumvent this, could someone please post the info!
Nice one Blas, it will go well with my Ready To Go Eneloop AA deal! As mentioned in my thread, I have the lower power BL700 version of this, which I bought a couple of years ago for £32.

Have some heat!
R2Dom2

Hopefully this doesn't suffer the same major problem as the BL-700 - it … Hopefully this doesn't suffer the same major problem as the BL-700 - it can't charge completly dead batteries. Mostly when I use mine the batteries arn't completly flat but occasionally they are. You put one of those in and the charger just reads 'NULL'. Have dig out my old charger, put in in there for a minute before charging, which is a right pain considering the cost and 'smartness'.



You don't need the old dumb charger.

You can revive dead 'NULL' batteries with a unbent paper clip and a charged battery.

Unplug the BC-700 (important!), put the NULL battery in one slot, put a charged battery in the slot next to it. Connect the two slots using the paperclip for a second. Voila... battery is no longer NULL!
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