Duracell AA Battery Charger Instructions

Every year consumers purchase single-use batteries to power children’s toys, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, remote controls and electronic gadgets. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Americans buy close to 3 billion batteries annually. When batteries are improperly disposed of, or incinerated, they release toxic chemicals and heavy metals into the environment. Approximately one in five batteries sold every year is rechargeable. A single set of rechargeable batteries can replace over 100 single-use batteries, says the EPA.

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Roll the battery in your hand until you locate the label verifying that it is rechargeable.

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Place batteries in the slots according to the polarity position (+/-) indicated on each slot, and plug the charger into a working electrical outlet.

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Look at the LED light on the unit. Solid red indicates the unit is charging properly. The light will flash red if the charger detects a problem. If it is flashing red, remove the batteries and reinsert them. If the rechargeable batteries are overly warm, they may be old or damaged: Do not attempt to charge them.

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Periodically check the unit. When the light turns green, the batteries have finished charging. The unit features built-in safety mechanisms to prevent overcharging.

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Unplug the Duracell battery charger and remove the batteries.