Charge Of The Lost Brigade
" Hello? Is this Camera Electronic? Have you got a charger for a Flapoflex D 490 Special? I've lost mine Waaaaaaaaa! "
This used to be the cry of horror that echoed through our nightmares - trying to locate an obscure charger for a faithful old camera for a faithful old customer. Particularly when the pace of change accelerated and they started to discontinue and replace camera models on almost a weekly basis. It seemed that our customers had all retained cameras that had long since been retired elsewhere - would that they had retained the chargers as well...
Well, the Hahnel people to the rescue. We have their Unipal universal chargers in stock and at last there is a reliable method of getting electricity into orphan batteries.
The Hahnel is a little more precise and scientific than previous universals - the contact electrodes are adjusted fore and aft on a rack so that they can reach the battery connections and the adjustment is a rather nifty pair of screw wheels - you can set the thing for your battery and have it retain the setting between charges.
Like other battery chargers, it has a couple of LED lights to show when it is working and when it has finished. The polarity of your battery does not matter - it will sense which way the current is needed. You can drop AA and AAA batteries in there as well. The pickup point is also pretty universal - I can see input for USB, 12vDC, mains power, and car battery.
Best of all, it is only $ 69 and we have a lot of them so the anguished wail on the other end of the phone can be soothed.