Hahnel UniPal Mini II review: The ultimate travel charger?

A portable universal charger to give all of your cameras extra juice on the go

Hahnel UniPal Mini II universal charger
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The UniPal Mini II is a great option for those looking for a portable battery charger that can charge up different Lithium-Ions from different camera types and models. It would also be a good option if you’ve lost your original camera charger. It is missing some noteworthy features, such as an LCD screen, ability to charge AA or AAA batteries, a supplied car charger and plug adapters for the US, UK, EU and AUS, so if you’re after those more advanced features it would be worth spending the extra on Hahnel’s Unipal Plus instead.


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    Very portable

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    Charges over 300 different Li-Ion batteries

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    More affordable than many proprietary chargers


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    No LCD to indicate charge percentage

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    No USB for smartphone charging

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    No ability to charge AA/AAA batteries

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    Doesn’t come with power plug

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Hahnel UniPal Mini II: Specifications

Works with: Li-Ion
Car charger: No
LCD screen: No
USB port: Micro USB Type B
Size (WxHxD): 115x26x61mm
Weight: 72g


If you’re looking for a universal charger like the UniPal Mini II but with extra features then the UniPal Plus would be worth considering. It’s another universal charger from Hahnel with the same high build quality, but with added USB and AA/AAA battery charging options, plus an LCD screen that clearly shows the charge level and comes with a car adapter for on-the-go charging.

Hahnel ProCube 2

The Hahnel ProCube 2 comes in different iterations for many camera brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm. It allows two Li-Ion batteries from your camera brand to be inserted and charged simultaneously, reducing space on your desk and helping to keep your charging station clean and tidy. It also features an LCD display to show the battery charge level of both inserted batteries and can also charge up to four AA rechargeable batteries.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

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