La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger
Hard to use and not at all intuitive, in all a very frustrating device
This device is not very intuitive to use. The programming for various modes of operation is convoluted. If you don’t hold down the button within 8 seconds after inserting the batteries you cant change the mode??? Useless! Each battery may have its own button but that does not mean you can individually select one battery and change the way its charged/discharged/refreshed without taking all batteries out again, powering up the unit, inserting some batteries, holding the button, inserting other batteries and holding the button again within so many seconds, standing on one leg while rubbing your tummy with one hand and scratching behind your left ear with the other hand while facing south… All the button for each battery does is allow you to scroll through its voltage, current capabilities and that sort of thing, items that are being measured, not settings you can change.
Yes its that convoluted. It gets two stars simply because the LCD info panel does a half decent job of telling you what state the batteries are in, well sort of if you can figure out what the original setting was.