AA and AAA Battery Charger – EBL Vs XTAR, Tenergy, Powerowl

Mar 09, 2022 | XTAR

In today’s technological age, batteries are struggling to meet the energy needs of various devices and tools in a household. Power-hungry devices like gamepads, camera flashes, trail cameras, RC cars, and musical instruments require a lot of AA and AAA batteries. Clearly disposable batteries are not an ideal choice. That’s why we need rechargeable batteries and chargers.

A good charger can not only charge batteries fast and safely, but also minimize the impact on battery life. There are a variety of multi-slot AA and AAA battery chargers on the market, and they’re all at cheap price. By collecting user reviews and product information online, we compared 5 best-selling 8-bay AA and AAA battery chargers from the most popular brands EBL, XTAR, Tenergy, and Poweroal. Here is the comparison chart.

  Tenergy EBL
Slot 8-slot 8-slot 8-slot 8-slot 8-slot
Battery Types 1.2V AA/AAA 1.2V AA/AAA 1.2V AA/AAA 1.5V AA/AAA 1.2V & 1.5V
Individual charging slots Yes Yes for new types Yes Yes Yes
Screen Display LED Indicator LED Indicator LED Indicator LED Indicator LED Indicator
Charging current 0.25A for AA, 0.1A for AAA around 0.2A 0.25A around 0.2A 0.5A*8 for QC3.0
Charging time
(based on reviews)
8 hours 8 hours 12 hours 8 hours 2.5 hours
Safety protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Revive over-discharged batteries) No No Yes No Yes
Input port AC Micro USB Micro USB Micro USB USB-C

The XTAR BC8 was newly released in 2022. It enables you to install rechargeable 1.5V AA and AAA Li-ion batteries and also the 1.2V AA and AAA Ni-MH batteries in slots. With a Quick Charge 3.0 wall adapter, it provides fast charging current 0.5A for all the 8 slots. That means it only takes 2.5 hours to fully charge 8 batteries simultaneously. Almost 4 times faster! The popular USB-C port makes the XTAR BC8 charger can be used conveniently.

For those person who frequently use solar yard lights, RC cars, VR game devices and trail cameras, the latest BC8 charger would be a good choice. If you like, you can buy in XTAR official retail store. If you are in Philippines, then you can buy it here.


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