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Battery Charger (aa, aaa,& c type) ...are the more expensive ones (Nitecore) worth the money?

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What's the benefit of the more expensive brands like Nitecore?
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The Nitecore chargers are also able to charge Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery types. The one you linked to cannot. The charger is automatically able to detect the type of battery placed in the charger and charge accordingly. If you will not be charging Li-Ion batteries then you can go with the other charger.

Also, some Nitecore chargers can charge C batteries which the linked to charger cannot, although the C batteries are not commonly used it seems.
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I don't know if LaCrosse makes anything to charge C's but I bought a similar charger to this awhile back and the Refresh function was great. I had about 40 batteries that were in solar lights outside that were pretty old and not keeping a charge past a couple of hours. I ran all of them through the refresh cycles which admittedly took kind of awhile but in the end virtually all of them saw significant improvement. A few years later they're acting up again. Not sure it's worth it to try refreshing them again or just get replacements but just for that one batch the charger paid for itself.

I'm not saying buy LaCrosse but I would suggest you get something with a similar Refresh function as it really seems to give the batteries a second life if you're going to get more than just a few rechargeables.
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I have used Nitecore D4 charger for four years. It will automatically charge any (rechargeable) battery that fits. It will not overcharge and ruin batteries. It can run from an auto lighter socket. It displays charge status.
If you just use NiCad or NiMH, a cheap charger may be fine. If you use any kind of Li-Ion, get a good charger. I have used Nitecore and MAHA and I like them.
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