USB AA/AAA Battery Charger, £1.25
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USB AA/AAA Battery Charger, £1.25

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Found 20th Aug 2008Made hot 21st Aug 2008
Pros: Is very useful to have a usb battery charger, because working in the office, you nearly allways have a computer near, so for charging AAA and AA batteries, for mp3, wireless mouse...
Good for use with an external usb charger to have another 220V batt charger

Cons: In some usb ports (front ones in computers) the charger is a little bit big so it can not fit. Just use the back ports

Other Thoughts: The device for changing AA to AAA batteries (change of size for the contacts) is not very intuitive

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Seems like a decent price lol. Dunno about posting Deal Extreme deals though, could just post the site and be done with it considering the prices.

Robotochan;2789024

Dunno about posting Deal Extreme deals though, could just post the site … Dunno about posting Deal Extreme deals though, could just post the site and be done with it considering the prices.



lol, loads of cheap stuff there. I buy regularly. In fact Ive just ordered a Nano usb cable! I saw this before and was tempted but got put off by one of the comments on the review. It is non regulated so you gotta time your charges. It does not switch off by itself.

Ive added heat nevertheless.

Here is the direct link without referral
dealextreme.com/det…388

ordered. thanks

Bought this a few weeks back.
Does the job ok.
Also use the Soshine SlimPro one they sell cheap.
Voted Hot

Very cheap will order one and add rep. Thanks

very good price - I use mine a lot and paid more - that came with 4 fairly high powered rechargable batteries but this doesn't say if it comes with any?

Hot all the same tho!

Oh, I've found mine doesn't work in the lower end market of laptops. Gaming laptops and multi-media ones seem to be fine tho (I'm sure some1 helpful will have the bus spec etc to say what it will and won't work with)

Free delivery on everything on dx, does anybody know how long it takes to arrive? or if you can upgrade the postage for quicker delivery?

Great deals on that site I always get scared about import tax...

so how many hours it takes 24 or 30 to charge :w00t:

Goodman;2790779

so how many hours it takes 24 or 30 to charge :w00t:



.. and you need to have your computer turned on all this time .. think power consumption ..

tanikk£;2790796

.. and you need to have your computer turned on all this time .. think … .. and you need to have your computer turned on all this time .. think power consumption ..



Not really, my USB ports work with the PC switched off............ I presume most ( all ? ) USB ports work this way too....

cats;2790811

Not really, my USB ports work with the PC switched off............ I … Not really, my USB ports work with the PC switched off............ I presume most ( all ? ) USB ports work this way too....



then your PC should be constantly powered (sleep mode), how else can it work ? Not good for energy saving too ..

Power consumption isn't going to be much on these.
Doesn't come with any batteries
From when you place order, allow 7-10 working days to arrive.
Once I get a despatch e-mail from DX, usually 3-4 days to arrive via Air Mail.

Goodman;2790779

so how many hours it takes 24 or 30 to charge :w00t:



I've charged up 550maH AAAs in around 5 hours

With the current exchange rate, that is more that GBP1.25 - more like GBP1.40 - not a huge difference, but more accurate (paypal are ripoffs when you pay in US$).

The stuff from DX is posted from Hong Kong - and takes about 4 days or so after it has been dispatched. Time to dispatch is variable - can be anything from a few days to weeks - really depends. Don't buy from DX if you are in a hurry - but i've bought loads of stuff from them and they are reliable. I even had a faulty product, which I posted back, and they refunded me my return delivery costs and replaced the item.

There are loads of good bargains to be had there - and it is paradise if you happen to like laser pointers or flashlights :-)

ordered 2 I will give you my opinion when tried

it is better to charge rechargable batteries slow anyway - the quick chargers you can get put more stress on the battery and shorten the life of it - if you have 4 batteries for example and just rotate a device that uses 2 its not a problem, if you don't buy extra batteries and need in 1hr then this ain't for you. My advice is buy extra batteries - always come in handy.

A USB powered hub (whether its external or internal to a PC) can only delievr 100mAh so in theory something like a decent 1800mAh AA battery will take about 18 hrs!!

Wait for USB3 next year, when it allows 900mAh and thinsg will be a lot better :-)

Anyone know if this will fit in the front of an xbox 360 ?

dealexteme is very good place to buy. they're cheap and reliable.
if you need a usb battery charger, this is great. i don't think i can make use of one of these though...

Goodman;2790779

so how many hours it takes 24 or 30 to charge :w00t:



This is what Im thinking and I think your being generous, a full charge shoud take around 2 straight days no?

$2.49 with worldwide free shipping, MADNESS!!! lol

ade2j;2790769

Great deals on that site I always get scared about import tax...



You would have to buy a ton at those prices to worry about import tax. You would still have to breach the £18 threshold to worry about VAT. Since shipping is free, just order several items separately.

Dealextreme routinely mark all their packages as gifts, so the chances are against their being intercepted by customs and excise. They are more on the lookout for pricier imports than the tuppence ha'penny stuff that DE deals in.

Computers and software don't incur any import duty (VAT is another issue) by the way.

spraint;2793191

You would have to buy a ton at those prices to worry about import tax. … You would have to buy a ton at those prices to worry about import tax. You would still have to breach the £18 threshold to worry about VAT. Since shipping is free, just order several items separately.



If I order a phone (£100+) from there, will it be subject to VAT ?

This will be quite handy for keeping the wii batteries charged and handy.

tanikk£;2793553

If I order a phone (£100+) from there, will it be subject to VAT ?



In theory, yes. DE will likely declare it as a 'gift'. After that, it is a question as to whether customs and excise intercept it en route to you.

The chances are, you will not be charged, but it's all pot luck. As long as you budget 17.5% over the odds, then you might be pleasantly surprised.

Don't forget Import Duty. As a rule, C&E reaches its own valuation on goods imported into the UK, bungs import duty where applicable and then adds VAT onto the total. Bear in mind that shipping costs are deemed to be part of the cost of the goods and so duty + VAT is calculated on the lot. I think about £28 or so is the allowance before duty kicks in, if the goods are subject to import duty.

Here's a ]link showing the most common duty rates on internet goods. You'll be pleased to know that mobile phones are exempt. MP3 players are not, so it is up to you to argue the toss if you bring in an iPhone.

the USB ports on PCs are live, even if the PC is switched off, as long as they are still connected to the mains

the on / off switch on a PC is a 'soft switch' , thus the motherboard always has power coming into it..........
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