IKEA’s Vinninge battery charger

I mentioned the Ladda batteries yesterday. Another thing I bought in IKEA is their new Vinninge charger.

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Only £1.80 for a charger with two separate charging channels, that can charge AAs and AAAs. How could I resist?

It is USB powered, so you can’t except a high charging current. According to the manual it is 220 mA for AAs and 110 mA for AAAs and the charge is terminated by individual minus delta voltage sensors (-dV). There’s also a separate safety timer and detection of non-rechargeable and damaged batteries.

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The LED, placed behind the plastic case, so it is illuminating the case, is for both slots, so if you charge two batteries and one finishes early you wouldn’t know until the second one has finished.

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Their existing Ladda charger, reviewed by Henrik Jensen, has a bit more oomph: it charges AAs with 1000 mA and AAAs with 500 mA. There’s also a new charger with 12 separate charging channels, called Storhögen, charging AAs with 250 mA and AAAs with 110 mA.

I hope Henrik will review the Vinninge charger on his Lygte Info web site in the future.

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The LED is behind the plastic case and can be seen through the case
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