Battery Wizard can recharge ordinary alkaline batteries as well as batteries designed for recharging like Ni-Cad and Ni-Mh batteries. This is great news for those of us who have tempted fate by using our rechargable battery chargers to charge ordinary batteries and ended up with a small-scale explosion or partially-charged batteries that seep chemicals.
The maker claims that standard batteries can be recharged 10 or more times. LED lights indicate that the Battery Wizard has completed charging and automatically disallows recharging defective batteries. Not only can the device save money by allowing users to reuse ordinary batteries, it helps the enviornment by reducing overall battery consumption. Its cost is about $50.