Quest Q2 NiMH Battery Charger
This is the new Quest Q2 battery charger and Quest Gold NiMH batteries. It is capable of charging batteries two to four times faster than previous chargers. The Quest Q2 charges NiMH type AA or AAA batteries safely in 60-180 minutes using the latest microprocessor technology. The charging current is 430mA which drops to a 14mA "maintenance" trickle charge.
It has four independent charging circuits so you can charge one to four batteries at a time. Interchange AA and AAA size batteries from different manufacturers or with different capacities, it doesn't matter.
Comes with both an AC power transformer and a 12VDC car cord so it can be used easily in the field to keep your batteries fully charged and ready to go at all times.
Operation of the charger is simple, place one to four AA or AAA cells in the charger, plug in the AC adapter (or 12VDC car cord) and then plug the cord into the charger. The Q2 beeps and illuminates a red LED over each battery to indicate that it is inserted properly and charging. Once a cell is fully charged the charger beeps and the red LED now blinks, this repeats for each battery being charged.
The charged batteries may be left in the charger indefinitely to maintain a continued full charge condition, the microprocessor circuitry insures that they won't be damaged. When the charge cycle begins the batteries are checked, if defective the user is warned by a beep and then the red LED goes out.
The Quest Premium Gold outfit includes the Q2 charger, 4 Quest Gold AA size 1500mAH NiMH cells, two protective carrying cases for the batteries, AC power adapter and the 12VDC car power cord. The Q2 charger is warrantied for three years and all Quest brand Gold batteries carry a one year warranty.
Thomas Distributing also has AC power adapters for Europe, UK, Asia and Australia.
I give the Quest Q2 charger a rating of 5 (out of a possible 5) digicams!
It charges up your NiMH batteries as quickly as possible via "state of the art" microprocessor technology. Mix-n-match battery sizes and charge one to four batteries at a time, no more having to "pair up" the cells which is the normal method with the other chargers. Running on AC power or 12VDC makes it as portable as the devices that your batteries operate.
This battery charger is a real winner!