SecondWind Lets You Recharge Non-Rechargeable AA & AAA Batteries

SecondWind Lets You Recharge Non-Rechargeable AA & AAA Batteries

Gregory Han
Apr 9, 2012

Did you know you can recharge regular AA and AAA alkaline batteries safely? Neither did we...we always believed you had to use rechargeable models. There's a catch though: you'll need a device called the SecondWind Alkaline Battery Charger, and it's not compatible with NiMH, NiCAD or Lithium-based batteries. But if you've got a drawer full of dead Energizer or Dura-cell (the manufacturer recommends name brand for their quality control), this could be a useful way to eke out a little more life/use...

SecondWind Alkaline Battery Charger takes about 90 minutes to charge up to 4 AA or AAA batteries, and you can mix-n-match sizes. And to allay worries about exploding/leaks, the charger adjusts after recharging batteries to a fully charged state, trickling the charge for up to 4 hours. After 4 hours, the SecondWind charger will stop charging the battery.

Another interesting note mentioned is about determining the quality of a battery:

Usually, the heavier the battery, the better it is made. A better made battery translates to a longer battery life and more recharge cycles.

You can nab one of these for a small discount over at Fab for $53.99 or for $59.99 with free shipping directly from SecondWind.

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