Eneloop chargers

---A complete list of chargers produced by Sanyo and Panasonic eneloop--

Go to the bottom of this page for a summary, or go to the eneloop Charge page for more info on battery charging.

Group 1 Sanyo chargers: Time-based

These chargers are not recommended! Scroll down for the better chargers. Ordered by name.

Sanyo NC-M47

Type: 4-bay charger (dumb charger)

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2011
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 150mA x2 /x4
Charge rate std AAA: 90mA x2 /x4
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: 100V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only.
Other info: -

Sanyo NC-MQN04

Type: 4-bay charger (dumb charger)

Manual: EN version 
Date:
 -
Charge: AAA, AA  2- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 250mA x2 /x4
Charge rate std AAA: 120mA x2 /x4
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: 230V 50-60Hz
Market: EU only
Other info: This product code charger was not available in Japan. Only works in 230V regions.
Led on=charging
Led off=charge finished

Sanyo NC-MQN06

Type: 4-bay charger (dumb charger)

Manual: EN version 
Date:
 -
Charge: AAA, AA  2- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA x2 /x4
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA x2 /x4
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: International version.
Other info:
Led on=charging
Led off=charge finished
US version SEC-MQN06COST was for Costco only.
This charger is not recommended. Please do not confuse this with the NC-MQR06 which is a smart and quick charger. See below.

Sanyo NC-MQN09 (w)

Type: 4-bay charger (dumb charger)

Manual: EN version 
Date:
 -
Charge: AAA, AA  2- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA x2 /x4
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA x2 /x4
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: International version.
Other info:
Led on=charging
Led off=charge finished
Led blinking= no batteries, wrongly inserted batteries / non rechargeable batteries inserted.
Includes an Asian/American plug for travelling. And they seem to be mainly sold in the mid/eastern Europe region.

Sanyo NC-TGL01

Type: 4-bay charger (dumb charger)

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2011
Charge: AAA, AA  2- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA x2 /x4
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA x2 /x4
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan
Other info: -

Group 2 Sanyo chargers: Smart and or Quick chargers

(individual cell charging, temp control, Time control, Peak cut control)

Sanyo NC-M58

Type: 4-bay smart and quick charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2005?
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 1275mA 1-2 / 565mA 3-4
Charge rate std AAA: 310mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan
Other info: Not to confuse with the NC-MR58 which has a Refresh function. This one came out the year eneloop was introduced, so this is officially not an "eneloop charger".

Sanyo NC-MDR02

Type: 2-bay Advanced smart and quick charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2007
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA 1-2
Charge rate std AAA: 380mA 1-2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: International
Other info: Auto cutoff at 6 hours. Led on=charging Led off= timer off. Only sold as a set with batteries.

Sanyo NC-MDU01

Type: 2-bay USB Advanced smart charger

Manual: JP version  EN version 
Date:
 2009?
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 850mA x1 / 450mA x2
Charge rate std AAA: 850 mA x1 /  450mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: USB 5V 0.5A
Market: International including Japan
Other info: Led blinking=charging Led on= charge complete.

Sanyo NC-MR58

Type: 4-bay Quick smart charger with Refresh function

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2009?
Charge: AA  1- 4  batteries AAA 1-2 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 565mA x4 / 1275mA x2
Charge rate std AAA: 310mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market:  Japan
Other info:  This is a very interesting charger as it has a Battery check and battery Refresh function. In order to get the most capacity back after using the batteries for a long time.

Sanyo NC-MQR06

Type: 4-bay Quick smart charger

Manual: EN version  
Date:
 ?
Charge: AA AAA 1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 560mA x4 / 1120mA x2 / 1680mA x1
Charge rate std AAA: 280mA x4 / 560mA x2 / 840mA x1
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market:  International
Other info:  A charger that was liked by many battery enthousiasts back in the day. It's still a good charger I believe.

Sanyo NC-TG1

Type: 4-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2006
Charge: AA AAA 1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA x4
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA x4
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-120V
Market:  Japan
Other info:  -

Sanyo NC-TGN01

Type: 4-bay Quick smart charger

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 ?
Charge: AA AAA 1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA x4 / 600mA x2
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA x4 / 300mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-120V
Market:  Japan only
Other info:  -

Sanyo NC-TGR01

Type: 4-bay quick smart charger

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2007 April
Charge: AA AAA 1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 560mA x4 / 1120mA x2 / 1680mA x1
Charge rate std AAA: 280mA x4 / 560mA x2 / 840mA x1
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V
Market:  Japan
Other info:  -

Sanyo NC-TGR02

Type: 2-bay quick smart charger

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2007 April
Charge: AA AAA 1- 2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA x2
Charge rate std AAA: 380mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V
Market:  Japan
Other info:  Also rebranded under the name Tamiya AC quick charger in Japan.

Sanyo NC-TGR03

Type: 4-bay Quick smart charger + Refresh function

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2007
Charge: AA 1-4 batteries AAA 1- 2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 565mA x4 / 1275mA x2
Charge rate std AAA: 310mA x2
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V
Market:  Japan
Other info:  Another special charger that has an inbuilt battery check and Refresh function to bring back up the capacity of older/more used cells.

Group 3 Sanyo eneloop chargers: Special

Multi charger and Charge station

Sanyo NC-TGU01

Type: 12-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2007
Charge: AA AAA 1-8 batteries C 1-4 batteries D 1-4 batteries
Charge rate std D: 784mA x4
Charge rate std C: 784mA x4
Charge rate std AA: 280mA x8 / 560mA x4
Charge rate std AAA: 280mA x8 / 560mA x4
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: 100-240V
Market:  Japan
Other info:  The only C and D cell charger that Sanyo produced I believe.

Sanyo NC-M555ECS-W

Type: Charge station

Manual: JP version  
Date:
 2007
Charge: not charging by itself
Charge rate std AA: depending on charger used
Charge rate std AAA: depending
Individual charging: depending
Colors: White
Voltage: 100V only
Market:  Japan only
Other info:  Works in combination with the following chargers:
NC-M58, NC-M57, NC-M55, NC-MR58, NC-MR57, NC-MR56.
Chargers are not included.

Panasonic eneloop chargers

Ordered by product name, and not grouped into categories of smart vs quick chargers. See explanation for more details.

The first 9 chargers below are Panasonic BQ-CC01 - BQ-CC10 chargers that were produced until 2013 from when they started carrying the Eneloop trademark. But to make this website as complete as possible, I`m adding the manuals for as much of these chargers as I could possibly find. The BQ-CC04 does not exist, probably due to the number 4, which is an unlucky number in Japan as it`s related to the word death.
Scroll down for the other chargers.

Panasonic
BQ-CC01

No manual available

Panasonic
BQ-CC02

Manual (JP)

Panasonic
BQ-CC03

Manual (Intl.)

Panasonic
BQ-CC05

Manual (Intl.)

Panasonic
BQ-CC06

Manual (Intl.)

Panasonic
BQ-CC07

Manual (Intl.)

Panasonic
BQ-CC08

Manual (JP)

Panasonic
BQ-CC09

Manual (Intl.)

Panasonic
BQ-CC10

Manual (JP)

Panasonic BQ-CC11

Type: 4-bay fast smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2013, April
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA (4 batteries 4hours) fast (2 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 275mA (4 batteries 3 hours) fast (1.5 hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only.
Other info: This is a special 0V charger. Which means that it basically not uses any Voltage when plugged in without batteries.

These are a few Panasonic chargers that were only available with Evolta batteries. Nonetheless I added them for a good overview. BQ-CC13 doesn`t seem to exist!

Panasonic
BQ-CC12

Manual (JP)

 

Panasonic
BQ-CC14

no manual available
but there is a review done by HKJ

Panasonic
BQ-CC15

Manual (JP)
Same as BQ-CC25

Panasonic BQ-CC16 

Type: 4-bay fast smart charger

Manual: Intl. version 
Date:
 unknown
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA (4 batteries 4hours) fast (2 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 275mA (4 batteries 3 hours) fast (1.5 hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Overseas only, not available in Japan
Other info: This is a fast charger that detects when a battery is fully charged. You can mix AA and AAA. Reviewed by HKJ

Panasonic BQ-CC17 

Type: 4-bay advanced smart charger

Manual: Intl. version 
Date: unknown
Charge: AAA, AA  1- 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA (1-4 batteries)
Charge rate std AAA: 150mA (1-4 batteries)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Overseas only, not available in Japan
Other info: Smart charger that detects when a battery is fully charged. Mix AA and AAA is possible.  Reviewed by HKJ

Panasonic BQ-CC18

Type: 4-bay dumb charger

Manual: Intl. version 
Date:
 unknown
Charge: AAA, AA 2 or 4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 200mA (2 or 4 batteries)
Charge rate std AAA: 100mA (2 or 4 batteries)
Individual charging: No
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Overseas only, not available in Japan
Other info: It charges continually for 13 hours. It`s a dumb charger, which means that it will continually charge for 13 hours. It will not stop when the batteries are full. I do not recommend this charger! Reviewed by HKJ. There is also another BQ-C51 which I think is the same, just looks a little different.

Panasonic BQ-CC20

Type: 2-bay AA smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
 2011
Charge: AA 1-2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 450mA
Charge rate std AAA: not possible
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: Green and white
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only.
Other info: This is not an eneloop charger, this is from before Panasonic branded eneloops.

Evolta-kun is his name.
His eyes will change colors during charging.
This is not an eneloop, but a Panasonic Evolta branded.
I don`t like the way they coded this charger. BQ-CC20 comes after 11, 17 and 18, (which were sold with eneloop batteries). So although this one is from 2011 it was already called the BQ-CC20.

Panasonic BQ-CC21

Type: 4-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, April 2013
Charge: AAA, AA 1-4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA (1-2 batteries 4 hours, 3-4 batteries 8 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 275mA (1-2 batteries 1.5 hours, 3-4 batteries 3 hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White and Black
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: Available in black and white, separately only in white. Just like many other Panasonic chargers it chargers double the speed when used with only 1-2 batteries. The charge rate above is for 4 batteries only. 550mA*2=1100mA per battery when charged alone, or in pair.

Panasonic BQ-CC22

Type: 4-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, April 2013
Charge: AAA 1-2 batteries, AA 1-4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 275mA (1-2 batteries 4 hours, 3-4 batteries 8 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 138mA (1-2 batteries 3 hours) in combination with 2AA, 6 hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: Not available separately, only with a set of batteries. There are only 2 AAA slots, and 4 AA slots. So the rate mentioned above is with 1-4AA and 1-2AAA +AA.

Panasonic BQ-CC23

Type: 2-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, April 2013
Charge: AAA, AA 1-2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 550mA (4hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 550mA (1.5 hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: Available with AA eneloop and Panasonic evolta batteries. Also separately for sale. Can be used with Pro, Std and Lite

Panasonic BQ-CC24

Type: 2-bay lite, dumb charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, April 2013
Charge: AAA, AA 1-2  batteries
Charge rate AA lite: 160mA (7hours)
Charge rate AAA lite: 105mA (7 hours?)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: Only available with eneloop Lite batteries and Panasonic Evolta. Not for sale without any batteries. The Japanese manual only shows charging time for Lite batteries.  Std and Pro can`t be fully charged with this charger unless you charge them twice, as is mentioned in the manual. So not recommended for other batteries than eneloop lite!

Panasonic BQ-CC25 / BQ-CC15

Type: 4-bay smart? charger

Manual: JP version see BQ-CC15 for intl version.
Date:
Japan, April 2013
Charge: 9V,D, C, AAA,AA 1-4  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 400mA (6hours) 550mA*4 /400mA*4 / 180mA*4
Charge rate std AAA: (6 hours?)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: A D and C size charger plus 9V. 4 bays, with 2 slots left and 2 slots right. Max 2 batteries per 2 slots, don`t mix 2 types in these 2 slots. 1 type on left 2 bays, and another type on right 2 bays is fine however. I don`t understand AAA is 6 hours if charge current is 180mA. BQ-CC25 seems to be the same, but only available in Japan. BC-CC15 is available worldwide.

Panasonic BQ-CC43

Type: 4-bay smart charger

Manual: -
Date:
2016
Charge: AA+AAA 1-4  batteries
Charge rate std AA:  (7 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: (4hours)
Individual charging: Yes
Colors: Black only
Voltage: 100-240V
Market: Japan only
Other info: Only available at Costco in Japan as a set. The set is : k-kj43mcc84. I have no further details. These things I could read from pictures of the package.

Panasonic BQ-CC50 (E/U)

Type: 2-bay dumb charger

Manual: International version 
Date:
2015
Charge: AA+AAA 1-2  batteries
Charge rate std AA: 200mA (10 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 80mA (10 hours)
Individual charging: Yes,
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Overseas only
Other info: Can mix AA and AAA. Auto cut off at 13 hours. Has a charging indicator, but I don`t think it uses different colors.

Panasonic BQ-CC51 (E/A)

Type: 4-bay dumb charger

ManualInternational version 
Date:
2015
Charge: AA+AAA 2 or 4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 200mA (10 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 80mA (10 hours)
Individual charging: no, only in pairs
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Overseas only
Other info: This is a dumb charger. It will charge continuously for 13 hours. It does not have an indicator if a battery is full. Only charges in pairs of AA or AA, do not mix 1 AA and 1 AAA. This model is only available for the overseas market, not in Japan. This charger is not recommended.
There is also a BQ-CC51E which looks differently.. I dont know if they are the same.

Panasonic BQ-CC52 

Type: 2-bay lite dumb? charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, April 2015
Charge: AA+AAA 2 or 4 batteries
Charge rate AA lite: 200mA (6 hours)
Charge rate AAA lite: 115mA (6 hours)
Individual charging: no, only in pairs
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: This is a charger especially designed for eneloop lite. It will charge rather slowly. It does not have an indicator if a battery is full. Automatically stops after 6 hours charging. Stops charging when full, but LED will stay on till 6 hours.  Personally I don`t recommend this behavior.

Panasonic BQ-CC53 

Type: 4-bay fast smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, November 2015
Charge: AA+AAA 1- 4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 300mA (7 hours) fast (3.5 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 225mA (4 hours) fast (2 hours)
Individual charging: yes
Colors: White
Voltage: Intl. 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: Japan only
Other info: A fast and smart charger.

Panasonic BQ-CC55

Type: 4-bay quick smart charger

Manual: Intl. version 
Date:
 Japan, November 2015
Charge: AA+AAA 1 - 4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 4*800mA (3 hours) fast charging (1.5 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 4*300mA (3 hours) fast charging (1.5 hours)
Individual charging: yes, fast
Colors: Black and White
Voltage: International 100-240V 50-60Hz
Market: worldwide
Other info: LED colors used to show charge status.
Fast charging: 1 or 2 batteries normal: 3 or 4 batteries
Red=0-20%   (Blinking red= Error, non rechargeable battery)
Yellow=20-80% (Blinking yellow= Battery need replacement)
Green=80% or more
Off= Fully charged
It can detect if the battery is rechargeable or not. It can also detect if a battery is in bad shape. Reviewed by HKJ and FilterJoe.

There is also another BQ-CC55, without colored LEDs. It has some smaller 1 color leds. And I dont think the 2 chargers are the same.

Panasonic BQ-CC57

Type: 4-bay smart charger with powerbank funtionality

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan, November 2015
Charge: AA+AAA 1 - 4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 4*550mA (4 hours) fast charging (2 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 4*275mA (3 hours) fast charging (1.5 hours)
Individual charging: yes, fast
Colors: White
Voltage: International 100-240V 50-60Hz
USB out: 5V 1A
Market: worldwide
Other info: colored LED for charging status. (Batteries pictured are eneloop batteries for the Japanese market) Fast charging when 1-2 batteries used. Normal charging when 3-4 batteries are used. mix AA and AAA is possible. Reviewed by HKJ 

Panasonic BQ-CC61

Type: 4-bay USB dumb charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan January 2017
Charge: AA+AAA 2 or 4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 200mA (10 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 80mA (10 hours)
Individual charging: no, only in pairs
Colors: Black and White
Voltage: USB voltage, 5V
Market: Japan and Europe
Other info: colored LED for charging status. (Batteries pictured are eneloop batteries for the Japanese market) Can charge only in pairs of AA or AAA, do not mix 1 AA and 1 AAA

Panasonic BQ-CC63

Type: 8-bay smart charger

Manual: JP version 
Date:
Japan January 2017
Charge: AA+AAA 1-8 batteries
Charge rate std AA: 500mA (5 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: 300mA (3 hours)
Individual charging: yes
Colors: Black and White
Voltage: International 100-240V , 50-60Hz
Market: Japan and also seen in EU now.
Other info: colored LED for charging status. (Batteries pictured are eneloop batteries for the Japanese market)

Panasonic BQ-CC65 (E/U)

Type: 4-bay Flagship smart charger with USB-out for powerbank function and a LCD display

Manual:  version 
Date:
 Announced May 2017 Available September 2017
Charge: AA+AAA 1-4 batteries
Charge rate std AA: fast (1.5 hours) normal (3 hours)
Charge rate std AAA: ?? (?? hours)
Individual charging: yes
Colors: Black
Voltage: International 100-240V , 50-60Hz
Market: EU/UK
Other info: Includes a Power bank for charging mobile devices via 1 USB-A port out. 5V 1A. Includes an LCD display with battery status to show Voltage, Watt and Wh. It also includes a Refresh mode.

----Got word these will be available from September 2017----

Summary:

Since Sanyo introduced eneloop in 2005 they have put many chargers to the market. And while most of them were available in combination with eneloop batteries they are not alway recommended.

The following list contains a few battery chargers that are recommended. Not in order of recommendation, and not limited to this list only.

  1. Sanyo NC-MR58: a special designed charger with battery check and refresh functionality. A fairly fast charger and international voltage range. Unfortunately mainly available in Japan.
  2. Sanyo NC-MQR06: also an older charger but liked by many battery enthousiast back in the day.
  3. Panasonic BQ-CC17: available overseas. Reviewed by many people. Available in many countries.
  4. Panasonic BQ-CC55: with a word of caution. See the charger info for a link to reviews. This is recommended with new batteries. It can be tricky using older batteries with more internal resistance.
  5. Panasonic BQ-CC65: This one has not been out yet at the time of writing, but it looks like one of the most advanced chargers eneloop has put forth till this date.

If you want to have more control over charging your batteries, you should have a look at the Advanced Smart battery chargers/analyzers.

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