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BATTERIES & CHARGERS

Because batteries are so much a part of our lives we often take them for granted. Some may say they are all the same. This is not true.
 

We have looked at pretty well all the leading brands of battery and charger and one name stands out - Ansmann. This German company has built a reputation for superior product performance and quality. Their products are continuously winning top positions in independent consumer tests across Europe, including 'Which'. We've also found that Ansmann products are quite modest in their performance claims, only to show their outstanding class when put to serious use. Many of their product reviews bear this out.
 

Of course, you will have no trouble finding lower cost chargers and batteries. But, as ever, you get what you pay for. Ansmann chargers and batteries are premium quality products, so their kit delivers better performance, reliability and longevity. For only a little more money you get much more value. That is why we offer only Ansmann batteries and chargers here at Solid State Sound.

Charger & Battery Sets    

ANSMANN ECO-2100-UK CHARGER SET
UK Smart Charger & Battery Set

Consumer grade smart charger plus 4 x low self-discharge rechargeable AA batteries (2100mAh). Also charges AAA batteries (not included).

  • Charger-set including 4 x AA 2100mAh NiMH maxE-rechargeable Batteries

  • Charging time for 4 x AA 2100mAh: 6hrs approx.

  • Charges 2 or 4 NiMH rechargeable batteries at once

  • Battery sizes: AA or AAA

  • Charging indicators

  • Automatic matching of charging current

  • Reverse polarity protection

  • 3 years extended warranty

     

ANS-ECO-2100-UK

Ansmann ECO-2100-UK Smart Charger & Battery Set - IN STOCK

 

19 each including Vat

ANSMANN POWERLINE-4-WORLD CHARGER SET
Professional AC Charger, Tester & USB Power Supply

with a Set of 4 x AA Rechargeable Batteries & Worldwide Plug-Tops

The POWERLINE 4 WORLD is a complete professional charger and battery set which will charge up to four AA or AAA batteries as well as powering your solid state sound recorder (or phone) with its built-in USB power supply. Its LCD screen shows the charge state of each battery. It may be used internationally due to its switch mode power supply and a complete set of worldwide plug-tops are provided. The perfect device if you often use your recorder on AC power as well as with batteries, and you need to travel.

  • Charger-set including 4x AA 2100mAh NiMH maxE-rechargeable Batteries

  • Suitable for NiMH/NiCd rechargeable batteries

  • USB charging socket included (output: 5V / 1A)

  • Percentage indication of battery voltage and charging status

  • Charging current for round cells: 450mA

  • Individual cell supervision

  • Multiple over-charging protection and auto cut-off

  • Trickle charge

  • Alkaline and faulty cell detection

  • Reverse polarity protection

  • For worldwide use (100V-240V)

  • Worldwide Mains Plug-Tops provided

  • Dimensions: 105mm x 65mm x 27mm

  • Weight: 83g

  • 3 years warranty

ANS-PL4W

Ansmann POWERLINE 4 WORLD Charger & USB Power Supply - IN STOCK

 

36 each including Vat

ANSMANN BASIC-4-UK PLUS
UK-Only Entry Level Charger & Battery Set

Consumer grade, entry-level, all-in-one plug-in charger set for AA, AAA & 9v block batteries via UK mains power. Comes with 4 x rechargeable AA batteries.

  • Basic, reliable and robust charger

  • Just plug into a wall socket - it has a UK 3-pin plug on its back panel

  • Takes approx. 8-10 hours to charge a set of AA batteries

  • Set includes 4 x 1300mAh NiMH AA cells

  • Charging indicator

  • Reverse connect protection

  • Automatic matching of charging current

  • 3 years warranty
     

 

ANS-B4-UK-PLUS

Ansmann Basic-4 UK-Only Entry Level Charger & Battery Set - IN STOCK

 

16 each including Vat

 

Chargers   

ANSMANN POWERLINE 4 PRO (AC/12V)
Professional Charger, Discharger, Refresher, Tester & USB Power Supply

The POWERLINE 4 PRO will charge, discharge, refresh and test up to four AA or AAA batteries as well as powering your solid state sound recorder (or phone) with its built-in USB power supply. It will also individually monitor each battery's voltage, capacity, time and current, and its LCD screen shows the charge state of each battery. It may be used internationally due to its switch mode power supply and both UK and Euro mains plugs are provided.  It is the perfect choice if you need to charge via AC mains or in the car, and you often use your recorder on AC power as well as with batteries.

  • Suitable for NiMH/NiCd rechargeable batteries

  • Batteries not included - these are available separately below (here)

  • Individual selectable charging programs for each charging slot: CHARGE, DISCHARGE (discharging then charging), REFRESH (Cycle of charging and discharging to refresh old batteries) and TEST (Fully charges battery - discharge battery and measures capacity - recharges battery)

  • The selected charging program can be easily read on the LCD display

  • Microprocessor controlled charging and supervision of each cell

  • Individual monitoring of the following parameters:
    VOLTAGE (V), CAPACITY (mAh/Ah), TIME (hh:mm)
    CURRENT (mA)

  • Multiple over charging protection per cell and auto cut-off function

  • Trickle charging

  • Reverse polarity protection

  • Both UK & Euro Plug Tops provided (UK top not shown in photo but it is supplied)

  • 3 years warranty

  • Dimensions: 119mm x 67mm x 31mm

  • Weight: 310g

  • Click here for more info

ANS-PL4P

Ansmann POWERLINE 4 PRO Charger & USB Power Supply - IN STOCK

 

39 each including Vat

ANSMANN POWERLINE 8
Professional Charger, Discharger, USB Power Supply

Intelligent charger with discharge function and including a USB charging socket. Once a battery is fully charged, the charging process is automatically stopped and switched to trickle charging (buffer charging with current impulses). This feature ensures optimum performance and counteracts the self-discharge of the battery. The battery can thus remain in the device until it is used. A clearly arranged LED display shows the current program mode for each charging slot separately. Should a non-rechargeable or defective battery be inserted accidentally, this will be indicated by a flashing red LED. The Powerline 8 is designed for worldwide use.

  • Charges 1-8 AA or AAA NiCd/NiMH batteries

  • USB charging socket: The USB port offers the possibility to also charge mobile devices with fixed batteries, such as smart phones

  • Individual monitoring: Each battery is individually monitored during charging, and individually charged to its maximum capacity

  • Discharging the batteries: For batteries that have become somewhat "weary" after long storage, a discharge function is available. By repeatedly discharging and charging, these batteries can be refreshed, and the capacity can be increased

  • Automatic shut-off: State of the art microprocessor-controlled charging technology with multiple overcharge protection guarantees optimally charged batteries and a gentle charging process

  • Click here to download User Manual

ANS-PL8

Ansmann POWERLINE 8 Worldwide Professional Charger & USB PSU
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

45 each including Vat

ANSMANN ENERGY 8 PLUS
Worldwide Professional Charger

A professional battery charging and maintenance device, the Energy 8 Plus will charge 1-6 AA or AAA batteries or 1-4 Baby C/Mono D and 1-2 9V block batteries, with automatic refresh function. It may be used internationally due to its switch mode power supply.

  • Professional grade charger for 1-6 AAA (UM 4) or AA (UM 3) cells, or 1-4 Baby C/Mono D, or 1-2 9V block batteries

  • Batteries not included - these are available separately below (here)

  • Capacity quick test of the inserted cells for approx. 5 seconds auto-diagnosis of the inserted cells with automatic start of a refreshing process and/or pre-charging process, if required

  • Microprocessor controlled charging

  • Five-way overcharging protection

  • Faulty battery detection

  • Alkaline battery detection

  • Reverse polarity detection

  • Trickle charge

  • Battery status of each charging slot displayed by an LED

  • Individual supervision of each battery

  • Ensures best performance of batteries

  • Worldwide use due to electronic switch mode power supply

  • 3 years warranty

ANS-E8P

Ansmann Energy-8 Plus Worldwide Professional Charger - IN STOCK

 

69 each including Vat

ANSMANN ENERGY 16 PLUS
Worldwide Professional Charger

A professional, high-tech mains charger. The Energy 16 Plus will charge 1-12 AA or AAA batteries, 1-6 Baby C or Mono D type cells and 1-4 9V E-Block NiCd/NiMH rechargeable batteries. It may be used internationally due to its switch mode power supply. This is the perfect charger for you if your solid state recorder uses, say, 4 or 8 x AA or AAA batteries. Especially if you are a broadcaster or educational establishment with quite a few solid state recorders to feed with batteries. It even gives you two USB charging sockets so you can also charge mobile devices with fixed batteries, such as smart phones.

  • Professional grade charger for 1-12 AAA (UM 4) or AA (UM 3) cells, 1-6 Baby C or Mono D type cells and 1-4 9V E-Block batteries

  • Batteries not included - these are available separately below (here)

  • NiMH & NiCd batteries can be charged at the same time

  • Battery charge condition not important at time of charging

  • Battery capacity quick-test for approx. 10 seconds after connection

  • Gentle pre-charging for long-time stored batteries

  • Automatic refresh function

  • Automatic charging current adjustment

  • Ensures best performance of batteries

  • Microprocessor controlled charging and monitoring of charge status

  • Battery full detection

  • Automatic switch to trickle charge

  • Multiple overcharging protection

  • Individual supervision of each cell

  • Reverse polarity protection

  • Faulty cell/accidental Alkaline (non-rechargeable) battery insertion detection

  • Worldwide use due to electronic switch mode power supply

  • Clear multicoloured LED indicators show rechargeable battery status

  • 3 years warranty

  • Click here to download User Manual

ANS-E16P

Ansmann Energy-16 Worldwide Professional Charger
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

99 each including Vat

 

Rechargeable Batteries    

ANSMANN AA RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
Our Three Grades of NiMH Rechargeable AA Cells


We offer three grades of rechargeable NiMH AA battery:

  • Grade A: Regular Use Professional 2850mAh

  • Grade B: Low Self-Discharge (LSD) 2500mAh

  • Grade C: Low Self-Discharge (LSD) 2100mAh

So which type should you buy? Well, if you're a regular user of your recorder (e.g. a broadcast journalist) then you should choose Grade A because you'll get the longer life out of a single charge. If you are an occasional user of your recorder and you need long life from a single charge then choose our Grade B batteries. And if you are an occasional user and only make short recordings then our Grade C batteries will be fine.

 

Our Grade B & C batteries are known as Low Self-Discharge cells (sometimes also known as 'Eneloop' batteries). This kind of battery will keep its charge longer when not in use, giving its charge a better 'shelf-life' and thus making it more appropriate for the occasional user.

 

ANS-AA-RUP2850

GRADE A : Ansmann NiMH AA 2850mAh (Regular Use Professional) Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) - IN STOCK

 

19 each including Vat

ANS-AA-LSD2500

GRADE B : Ansmann NiMH AA 2500mAh (Low Self-Discharge) Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) - IN STOCK

 

15 each including Vat

ANS-AA-LSD2100

GRADE C : Ansmann NiMH AA 2100mAh (Low Self-Discharge) Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) - IN STOCK

 

12 each including Vat

 

Non-Rechargeable Batteries    

ANSMANN AA BATTERIES
Premium Quality Non-Rechargeable Alkaline Batteries


A superior type of AA-size 1.5V alkaline battery for the professional and semi-professional user. Perfect for all the solid state recorders we sell.

ANS-AA-DFP8

Ansmann Alkaline AA Batteries x 8 (Pack of 8) - IN STOCK

 

6 each including Vat

ANS-AA-DFP4

Ansmann Alkaline AA Batteries x 4 (Pack of 4) - IN STOCK

 

4 each including Vat

 

Battery Testers    

ANSMANN BATTERY TESTER

 

Inexpensive pocket battery tester for button cells, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V block batteries. The perfect tool for your recording kit so you can make sure you're getting the most out your batteries. This is the one we use here at Solid State Sound.

  • Quickly tests most common battery sizes

  • Can be used with Alkaline and rechargeable NiMH and NiCd batteries

  • Strength is clearly shown on the meter of the tester

 

ANS-BT-1

Ansmann BT1 Battery Tester - IN STOCK

 

5 each including Vat

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