Energizer Recharge Family - A Gang Of Three
These days, the market is rife with rechargeable batteries and chargers. While many of these are being offered at competitive price points, most come from unknown brands and fall under the generic category. Hence, it is not surprising that consumers are doubtful about their reliability and the possible effects that they may bring to the devices that will use them. If you are an end-user who is mindful when it comes to reliability and quality of battery products, Energizer is one of the brands that would easily pop up in mind.
Tracing its roots back to 1896 (yes, the company is 116 years old!), Energizer is one of the oldest American companies in the world. That said, we can say that it is also one of the pioneers in the field of rechargeable battery technology. Ninety-three years after Energizer’s establishment, rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH) started to become popular in response to public’s clamor for cleaner, more efficient and reusable sources of energy.
Energizer Recharge Smart Charger
Part of Energizer’s rechargeable product lineup, we featured sometime in September last year the Energizer Recharge Smart. To recall, it is product designed, not only to recharge AA batteries, but also AAA batteries from Energizer. Featured on the Recharge Smart are two displays: one shows the remaining time needed to complete a charging cycle, whereas the other is a battery meter. Another important feature of the Recharge Smart is V-Max technology. This feature leverages on a microprocessor integrated inside the Recharge Smart, working as the charger’s temperature and voltage monitor. Once the charging cycle is complete, the charger stops its duty with the help of the microprocessor. With the Recharge Smart, users may leave it recharging batteries overnight without worrying about overcharging. Since overcharging is avoided, V-Max technology also helps in prolonging the lifespan of batteries.
Energizer Recharge Batteries: Universal and Extreme
A standard packaging of the Energizer Recharge Smart comes with a pair of rechargeable batteries. Users who own a lot of devices that use these types of batteries as well as those who travel a lot and do not have time to frequently recharge batteries will definitely need extras. Gladly, Energizer has the Recharge Universal and the Recharge Extreme batteries. What is the difference between the two? The Recharge Universal has a capacity of 1400mAh. Six times longer lasting than the Recharge Universal, the Recharge Extreme has 2300mAh capacity. If you already own a Recharge Smart bundled with two Recharge Universal batteries, you may consider purchasing a pair of Recharge Extreme for the price of PhP 650, a bit more expensive than a pair of the former (PhP 545). But if you still do not own a Recharge Smart, you can buy one for the price of PhP 1,500.