Duracell CEF14 is one of the best battery charger on the market with affordable prices. You can charge all of your AA and AAA NiMH batteries safely with wall plug-in battery charger CEF14. It is capable of charging 2 or 4 batteries simultaneously.
It is usually sold as bundle of 2 or 4 Duracell batteries and CEF14 charger. Consequently, that makes the package more affordable. On the other hand, quality of bundled Duracell rechargeable batteries are not as good as CEF14. For this reason, prefer better rechargeable batteries for heavy use.
Duracell CEF14 Battery Charger Features
- Charges both AAA and AA Batteries
- Charging in pair (Do not charge only one battery alone)
- 9-Safety Feature
- Minus-Delta-U cut-off for safe charging
- Microprocessor Controlled
- Ensures full charge for all NiMH batteries
- Prevent overcharging by going to trickle charge for safety
- Stops charging when fully charged
- Terminate Charging based on dV/dt and Temperature control
- Battery Temperature monitoring of safety
- Over Temperature shut off feature for safety
- Do not Charge non-rechargeable batteries for safety
- Battery fault detection for safety
- Reverse polarity protection for safety
- LED indication for charge level
- International Charge Capacity (Operates at 100V to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz)
- The Energy Star certified
As seen from specifications, Duracell CEF14 is a feature rich battery charger and one of the best charger on the market. Most of that features are safety related features and that is great!
Good charger is very important for extended use of batteries. I’m using excellent Panasonic Evolta rechargeable batteries for years. At the beginning I used a standard battery charger for charging my Evolta batteries. My rechargeable batteries was lasting in 2-3 weeks with my electric toothbrush. But, when I started to use Duracell CEF14 charger same batteries now last about 3 months! Certainly great value.
Duracell CEF14 Battery Charger LED Indicators
Duracell CEF14 battery charger has 2 LEDs to inform you about what is going on.
Constant RED = Charging in progress
Constant GREEN = Charging is completed
Blinking RED = Error in charging or Faulty battery
Blinking GREEN = Ready to Use batteries (but charging not completed)
Duracell CEF14 Battery Charging Time
Duracell CEF14 battery charger is not a super fast charger but charges your batteries in moderate time with high quality. Super fast chargers charges batteries very fast but usually that batteries discharge faster. Similarly, super fast chargers decrease life cycle of batteries. For this reason quality moderate fast chargers are much better and preferable.
According to specs given by the Duracell, Duracell Battery Charger can charge 1.300 mAh AA nickel metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries in 4-hours up to 90% capacity. Certainly that time may change with capacity and brands of battery. I charge my 4 count 1.900 mAh Evolta batteries in 5-6 hours with CEF14. That much time is fairly fine for me. I start charging before sleeping and I get fully charged batteries in the morning. This is fairly enough for me.
Can I Charge All Batteries with Duracell Charger?
Yes, as long as your batteries are rechargeable and NiMH type. Duracell CEF14 charger is capable of charging all type of round AAA and AA NiMH batteries. Even if you try to charge non-rechargeable batteries by mistake, charger does not charge it and warns you ( Do not Charge non-rechargeable batteries for safety ) Notice that, it may take longer time for charging of old technology batteries.
Verdict : One of the BEST Charger on the Market
Duracell CEF14 Battery Charger is extremely safe and high quality battery charger for daily use. It has many safety features for both batteries and charging environment. It is extremely easy to use. Just insert 2 or 4 AA/AAA battery in to the Duracell battery charger and forget the rest! You will get perfectly charged batteries after 6-7 hours. Be sure that, this charged batteries will last much more than regular batteries.
I bought my Duracell battery charger with the bundle of 2 count 1.300 mAh Duracell AA batteries + 2 count 750 mAh Duracell AAA batteries. But, unfortunately that bundled Duracell rechargeable batteries are not as good as CEF14 charger. All of the Duracell batteries dead in a few months! For this reason, if you find a deal for only CEF14 charger with lower price, it is safe to prefer it. If you can’t find, no problem: Use perfect Duracell Battery Charger CEF14, but don’t expect something much from Duracell rechargeable batteries. Instead you can use perfect Panasonic Eneloop batteries.
In short : Duracell CEF14 Battery charger can be described as one of the best battery charger on the market. It is really cheap battery charger with great features.