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Use Sunlight to Recharge Ni-MH or Ni-Cd Batteries Instead of Using Electricity
C. Crane SBC Solar Powered Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger
C. Crane SBC Solar Powered Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger
C. Crane SBC Solar Powered Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger
Item# 50616
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Overview

  • Charges AA, AAA, C and D sized batteries
  • Charge meter displays remaining charge time while batteries are in position
  • Adjustable angle stand for better alignment with sun while charging
  • Blocking diode prevents reverse flow
  • Weather resistant

Essential Info

The cost and environmental benefits of rechargeable batteries have been taken a step further with the Solar Powered Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger. Until now, charging batteries has required you to plug in a charger, using electricity. This charger harnesses the power of sunlight and converts it into energy that will reenergize Ni-MH and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries, completely eliminating the use of electricity, making this a truly environmental product. It will facilitate 11 different pairs of batteries, from standard cylinder shaped batteries (AA, AAA, C and D sizes) to gum shaped batteries. The weather resistant housing allows you to put this outside and an adjustable angle stand let's you get the best possible position to face the sun. Once the charger is in position, simply check on the charge meter to see how much time there is remaining for a full charge. Now you can run any battery powered device to your hearts content and let the sun power up your rechargeable batteries for free when they are drained.

Important Note: Re-charging time will vary depending upon the strength of the sunlight or the level to which the batteries have been discharged.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • Solar Powered Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger
  • Owner's manual
  • More Info

    Charging
    The charger is designed to charge two pieces of the same size and same brand battery only as mixing batteries will cause different resistance adversely affecting the output of the charger.

    Ni-MH and Ni-Cd Rechargeable Batteries
    The Solar Powered Battery Charger is designed to recharge both Ni-MH batteries and Ni-Cd batteries. While each battery type supplies virtually the same voltage, Ni-MH batteries will greatly out-perform standard Ni-Cd batteries in high-drain application as the Ni-MH battery usually has about twice to three times the energy storage capacity of the Ni-Cd battery. A Ni-MH battery can be recharged at anytime without affecting battery life while the Ni-Cd must be fully discharged before recharging. Additionally, the Ni-Cd battery contains Cadmium which is hazardous to the environment.

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:C. Crane
    Manufacturer Product No.:SBC
    Dimensions:6.8" W x 4.5" H x 2.3" D
    Weight:11.8 ounces
    Charging Power: 150mah and approximately 5 volts
    Battery SizeCompatibility:
  • D-size (UM-1), 1500mA
  • C-size (UM-2), 1000mA
  • AA-size (UM-3), 500mA
  • AAA-size (UM-4), 180mA
  • 5.6mm x 16.4mm x 66.2mm, 600mA
  • 5.6mm x 16.4mm x 66.2mm, 720mA
  • 6.1mm x 17.0mm x 67.0mm, 650mA
  • 7.8mm x 16.4mm x 66.5mm, 850mA
  • 8.3mm x 17.0mm x 67.0mm, 900mA
  • 10.5mm x 17.0mm x 67.0mm, 1200mA
  • 10.7mm x 17.0mm x 67.00, 1750mA
  • Battery Type Compatibility:Ni-MH or Ni-Cd
    Certifications:CE


    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: C Crane Company Inc, Tel: (707) 725-0568

    Reviews

    55 Ratings
    5 star: 45%  (25)
    4 star: 31%  (17)
    3 star: 15%  (8)
    2 star: 2%  (1)
    1 star: 7%  (4)
    Average Customer Rating
    (55 customer ratings)
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    LINDA -- lake havasu, AZ   10/5/2012
    Not happy at all! Large cheaply made. Would I suggest this product to someone else? No! Hinged battery cover broken on delivery, Unit not charging batteries and scale pegs to the right as far as it physically can.
    ELIZABETH -- libby, MT   7/22/2012
    Excellent service,fast shipping.was well packaged,in perfect condition,exactly as described.
    MATTHEW -- boiling springs, PA   3/11/2012
    Great!
    ERIC -- lauderdale lakes, FL   11/18/2011
    I gave this 3 stars, instead of 5, because I haven't actually tried it yet. It rains off and on, where I live, and this solar charger is 'weather resistant' not weather proof. However... it appears to be in good working order.
    CARLOS -- hickory, NC   7/4/2011
    Works as advertised. Charges AA Batteries just fine. Have not tested other batteries as yet.
    AMIEL -- miami, FL   5/23/2011
    Very good product and excellent costumer service from Smarthome
    AMIEL -- miami, FL   5/7/2011
    Easy to use. Does the job well. Best price. Customer service was great. Would buy more items from Smarthome in the future.
    CHRISTIAN P. -- loma linda, CA   4/30/2011
    The first thing that I did after receiving this charger was to throw a couple of ten year old NiCad D cells into it, and place the unit out in full sunlight. 3 hours later They were fully charged! I can wait to try charging my Eneloops with it.
    JONATHAN -- stamford, CT   4/21/2011
    I like the meter. It gives you an idea of how much electricity the unit is producing. When there is more sun, the needle swings to the right. When there is less sun, the needle swings to the right. It is a useful tool.
    EMILY -- chapel hill, NC   4/15/2011
    It works and charged my batteries. I like it.
    FRED -- stanford, KY   3/24/2011
    I talked with C. Crane and they told me this charger would not recharge NiCd batteries. Smarthome and Amazon were both good to work with and resolved my issue.
    RANDY -- san francisco, CA   3/10/2011
    I LIKE THE CONSTRUCTION IS VERY GOOD. IT IS SMALL AND LIGHTWEIGHT. I BOUGHT IT TO TAKE WITH ME ON BICYCLE TOURS AS ONE CAN GO THROUGH QUITE A FEW BATTERIES FOR VARIOUS LIGHTS. I PLAN ON STRAPPING IT TO THE REAR RACK SO I CAN CHARGE ALL DAY WHILE RIDING. I WISH IT HELD MORE AA AND AAA BATTERIES. IF IT DID I WOULD GIVE IT AN EXCELLENT RATING.
    MARY ANN -- fallon, NV   2/24/2011
    works great
    JON T -- plattsburgh, NY   2/21/2011
    Solar Charger needs to charge even on cloudy days
    MARY -- henderson, NV   1/27/2011
    works great, just wish it had more room for AA
    R -- greensboro, NC   12/19/2010
    I haven't tried it yet but shipped quickly and appears to be in new shape.
    T.A. -- reston, VA   11/9/2010
    takes too long to charge batteries and only 2 at a time
    NORM -- paducah, TX   10/18/2010
    I have not had a chance to actually use it yet. I wish it could charge cell phones and mp3 players as well. It looks nice however and I'll give it a 4 star for the time being.
    JIMMY F. -- mountain home, AR   10/14/2010
    No idea about how or if it is working. It was sent to the remote New Guinea wilderness to power a couple of emergency flashlights. No other electrical power is available there except other small photocell or fuel-dependent devices so it has to work. It is on a long-term assignment and we are hoping for the best. Limited communication with the outside prevents a factual review.
    DREW -- chantilly, VA   10/9/2010
    does what it supposed to do.

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