What’s the best Eneloop charger?

The short answer:

The best and most advanced Eneloop charger currently available is the Panasonic BQ-CC65. It is Panasonic’s flagship. Check out more info on the Panasonic BQ-CC65. Or check out where to buy it.

The long answer:

You can charge Eneloops with any NiMH charger. But not everything works well.

What you want is a smart analyzer charger.

Smart chargers can detect when a battery is fully charged and usually have a backup cut-off using a timer. (See the Advanced section for detailed information) This will limit charging-related damage to a minimum.
They also charge cells individually so you can remove or add another battery during charging. You can also mix AA and AAA batteries in the same charger as it will look at the individual bays.

The recommendeded simple smart chargers:

Panasonic eneloop BQ-CC65 charger

Are you new to rechargeable batteries? For a simple charger, I would currently recommend the Panasonic BQ CC65 for Eneloop standard and PRO. It will charge relatively fast and uses colored LED lights to show whether a battery is empty, still charging, fully charged, or damaged. This is great for people who don`t want to wait for a long time and want a clear indicator that batteries are charging, or full.

The Panasonic BQ CC17 is also used by many and is very affordable. But at the same time, it is quite a bit slower and older. If you don`t care about the charge speed this could be your option. Please look at the Eneloop battery charger overview page for more information on all chargers made by Sanyo and Panasonic.

If you are more of a geek take a look at intelligent analyzer chargers like the Powerex Maha MH C9000, Opus BT-3100/3400, SkyRC MC3000, and the like. These chargers can refresh your batteries, and check the capacity! More about this is in the Best AA battery chargers section.

Eneloop batteries are one of the best rechargeable batteries in the world.
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