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Friday, September 11, 2009

TURBO 6 Talking Battery Charger

Photo of the Turbo 6 unit with the compartment door closed Photo of the Turbo 6 unit with the compartment door open

TURBO 6 Talking Battery Charger is THE battery charger that tells you what you need to know!

  • Announces the compartment number and charging status of batteries as they are placed in the unit
  • Can announce compartment number and charging status at the press of a button or when charging is complete
  • Charges up to 6 batteries at once
  • Has two charging compartments for flat 9-volt batteries and four compartments for cylindrical AA, AAA, C, or D cells
  • Batteries can be charged in any combination

Note: TURBO 6 charges ONLY the following types of batteries:

  • Nickel-cadmium (NiCad)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
  • Rechargeable alkaline-manganese (RAM)

WARNING: Turbo 6 does not charge any other type of battery! Attempts to charge batteries other than those mentioned above may result in batteries overheating, leaking, exploding, or starting a fire.

The NiCad, NiMH, and RAM batteries to be charged in the TURBO 6 can be identified visually, but feel exactly like batteries of the same size that are not rechargeable. To enjoy the benefits of safely reusing appropriate batteries again and again, a user who is visually impaired must keep rechargeable batteries in a separate container and never allow them to be confused with batteries that cannot be charged in TURBO 6.

TURBO 6 Talking Battery Charger

English Kit:
Catalog Number: 1-03965-00

Spanish Kit:
Catalog Number: 1-03965-SP
Click this link to purchase the TURBO 6 Talking Battery Charger.

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