ReZap Charger Brings New Life To Standard Dead Batteries

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Earth Day was this week, and it seems that it was a much bigger deal in 2010 than in year's past. Maybe it had something to do with those tons of gallons of oil spilling off of the Gulf of Mexico (we're sure the Earth loved that), or maybe this is just what happens when everyone gets on the "green" bandwagon. Either way, PC Treasures and Digital Works Australia are definitely fans of the holiday, and they have joined forced not to bring back Captain Planet, but to bring the ReZap Battery Engineer to North America.

Basically, this battery recharger does one better than most already on the market by adding life to standard batteries. The key word here is "standard," which is being used in place of "rechargeable." Unlike most battery chargers, this one uses an intelligent microprocessors and software that regulate the charging process allowing consumers to safely recharge their standard, previously non-rechargeable batteries up to 10 times. That's pretty unheard of, and dare we say, pretty awesome.



In addition to charging standard batteries, the Battery Engineer also charges rechargeable batteries and includes a battery tester to inform the consumer of the charge level of any battery. The design makes charging batteries foolproof since up to four multiple-sized batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9 Volt, and lantern batteries), can be charged simultaneously. It is the first charger of its kind to fully and automatically detect the different types of batteries that have been inserted into it and proceed to use the correct charging algorithm to handle the custom recharge of each battery individually. No buttons or switches to set, thereby eliminating charging errors.

It'll ship this May for $59.95, which means you better have a lot of standard cells laying around to make it worthwhile. But hey, Earth will love you for it!

PC Treasures Leads the (Re)Charge

OXFORD, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day, PC Treasures, in partnership with Digital Works Australia Pty. Ltd., is very pleased to introduce to North American consumers the ReZap Battery Engineer, an innovative, exciting and earth-friendly battery recharger that adds life to all sizes of standard batteries. Designed and manufactured by Digital Works, the Battery Engineer utilizes intelligent microprocessors and software that regulate the charging process allowing consumers to safely recharge their standard, previously non-rechargeable batteries up to 10 times.

In addition to charging standard batteries, the Battery Engineer also charges rechargeable batteries and includes a battery tester to inform the consumer of the charge level of any battery. The sophisticated design makes charging batteries foolproof since up to four multiple-sized batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9 Volt, and lantern batteries), can be charged simultaneously. It is the first charger of its kind to fully and automatically detect the different types of batteries that have been inserted into it and proceed to use the correct charging algorithm to handle the custom recharge of each battery individually. No buttons or switches to set, thereby eliminating charging errors.

Brian Austin, the President of PC Treasures states, "Most people are surprised to learn that they can recharge standard alkaline batteries. With the ReZap Battery Engineer, not only can you recharge them, but you can do so in an entirely safe manner. The Battery Engineer is a great way to help the environment and save a great deal of money on reduced battery purchases."

PC Treasures is introducing the Battery Engineer to North American retailers and it will be available in May 2010 for a suggested retail-selling price of $59.95.

ABOUT PC TREASURES, INC

Since 1998, Oxford, Michigan-based PC Treasures has been the leading provider of award-winning OEM software bundles to computer system builders and resellers throughout North America. The company has recently significantly expanded its product offering to include a wide variety of consumer-focused digital entertainment products, PC and netbook accessory items, and the ReZap line of battery and portable power solutions. PC Treasures' various product offerings can be purchased at leading brick-and-mortar and web electronics retailers throughout North America. For more information visit www.pctreasures.com.
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rapid1 replied on Fri, Apr 23 2010 11:25 AM

This is a cool device not to mention useful device. I wonder when they are going to release Li-ION conditioners for the batteries in smart devices. I mean you can go pay a fee to have a battery reconditioned (or fully discharged, recharged and conditioned) at most cellular retail locations. I have never seen devices for this of a home usage type, which really makes no sense to me today. Most people have quite a few rechargeable battery powered (cell phones, media players, laptops etc) devices and it would seem to me a good thing to have in a home. This is also not to mention standard (A,AA,AAA etc) rechargeable used in cameras and anything else that uses standard battery sized units to like this device.

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the Battery Engineer utilizes intelligent microprocessors and software that regulate the charging process allowing consumers to safely recharge their standard, previously non-rechargeable batteries

Sounds cool but im wonderin

It'll prolly take forever to charge "standard" batteries tho, and will it drive up the cost of "standard" battereis??

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Most new chargers now do some check to make sure it is a rechargeable in it, but older battery chargers will charge regular batteries just fine. I used to do it all the time.

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realneil replied on Sat, Apr 24 2010 11:53 AM

Duracell and Energizer people are gonna howl about this one. But I'll buy it for sure.

Lots of money saved over time. As long as it keeps working,.............

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Earth Day?

Yeah, And I had a sighting of MAN-BEAR-PIG !!!:P

I have been using rechargeable for a long time now. If you don't live green then you are green!

This looks like a good all in one charger.To bad it doesn't do Lithium.

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I had high hopes for this charger with all the claims that were made, but it is a bitter disappointment. It doesn’t work half the time and when it does, it only chargers a battery partially. I’ve tried all kinds of batteries, new and all with the same results.

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