Chargers

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{{Youmayd|the device|the enemy cut from Half-Life|Charger (Xen creature)}}
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*75 - {{abbr|20|Kleiner's Lab}} - {{abbr|50|Citadel}} (HL2)
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'''Health and Suit Chargers''' are wall-mounted devices in the Half-Life and Portal universe|''Half-Life'' universe that can be used to restore the user's health or power up their protective suit. They can be found throughout the Black Mesa Research Facility and later in City 17 and its surroundings. They have a limited amount of capacity and cannot be reused once depleted.

==Overview==
In ''Half-Life'', health chargers are found throughout the Black Mesa facility. They can be used by anyone without the requirement of a protective suit. The suit chargers can only be used by qualified members of the Black Mesa Science Team|science team wearing an HEV Suit. In the Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port)|PlayStation 2 port, the brush-based chargers were replaced with animated models and act like their ''Half-Life 2'' counterparts. They both have a mechanical arm that extends out to aid the user once they enter its proximity. Older models of the chargers can be seen in the Section A-17 Prototype Labs featured in ''Half-Life Blue Shift''. The Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|marines are equipped with Powered Combat Vests and have their own variant the suit charger, but they can also use the type of charging stations found in the facility. It is implied that there are standard commercial chargers available.

The health chargers are used by the Combine in ''Half-Life 2''. While suit chargers are not present this time around, Gordon Freeman|Gordon has the ability to draw power from Combine energy outlets thanks to his suit modifications made by Isaac Kleiner|Dr. Kleiner. A faceplate for the original suit charger can be seen in Black Mesa East and later in the White Forest. There is also a special type of charger in the Citadel called the Combine Recharger with larger capacity that can be used to restore both health and provide enhanced suit protection.''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide''

==Behind the scenes==
*Originally, ''Half-Life'' was to have FileMedical cabinet.png|medicine cabinets instead of chargers. They appear in the Half-Life Alpha|''Half-Life'' Alpha as a usable item and have infinite stock. They use the brush entity used for rotating doors (func_door_rotating) with a special keyvalue called "healthvalue" to determine the amount of health that is received. Unused variations of the cabinet can be found in the textures. FileSuit charger02.png|An early version of the HEV charger can be found in Worldcraft as a prefab (in prefab library "Usable Objects.ol"). It is also seen in the multiplayer map ''Stalkyard'' as a prop, and cannot used by the player.
*In ''Half-Life'' for PlayStation 2, Alien Mode allows the player to play through ''Half-Life'' as a Vortigaunt. The chargers cannot be used in this mode. The health chargers hurt the player when used.
*The Combine health charger has a red cross on a white background for easy identification, white "AIDE" and "314 - 1143" under it, as well as the numbers "88000-001 1 08" and "0088-D" on the bottom of the device, "0088-D" being accompanied by an indecipherable text. The leak charger version features "COMBINE HEALTH" instead of "AIDE".
*The Combine charger bears several markings, mostly consisting of numerals. It has beige-colored parts with the word "POWER" on them and "314 - 1144" right under, being dissimilar to the Health Charger numbers by only one cipher. The numbers "88000-001 1" and "0088-D" are also present on the bottom of the device, the "08" from the Health Charger being removed.
*During the development of ''Half-Life 2'', the brush-based chargers seen in the original ''Half-Life'' with revamped textures were used as placeholders.

==Trivia==
*Health chargers can be found in ''http//wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Team_Fortress_Classic Team Fortress Classic'', and have much larger reserves than their ''Half-Life'' counterparts.
*In ''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' map ''Lockdown'', a Combine Dispenser is used as a charger and can give 200 armor and health points like the Citadel chargers.
*A HEV charger can be seen in the Santego Military Base during the training course. The reason behind its presence is unknown. It was most likely placed there for gameplay reasons, to teach the player that they can use these devices.
*Black Mesa chargers and a Combine health charger can be seen in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center in ''Portal 2 Lab Rat''. Marc Laidlaw confirmed that these were placed as a tribute to ''Half-Life'', and nothing more.http//facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1067239&page=94 ''Portal'' Megathread (April 9, 2011)

==Gallery==
===Health Charger===

FileMedical cabinet.png|Medicine Cabinet from ''Half-Life'' Alpha.
FileHl health charger on.png|Black Mesa charger.
FileHl health charger off.png|Depleted.
FileHlpsx health idle.png|PlayStation 2 version.
FileHlpsx health off.png|Depleted.
FileHlpsx health on.png|Active.
FileHlbs health charger on.png|Charger seen in an old area.
FileHlbs health charger off.png|Depleted.
Fileleakhealthcharger.png|Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak brush charger.
FileHealth Charger model leak.jpg|''Half-Life 2'' leak model charger.
FileHealth Charger.jpg|The Combine charger.


===Suit Charger===

FileSuit charger02.png|Early version.{{abbr3|i|As seen in Worldcraft as a prefab.}}
FileHl suit charger on.png|HEV charger.
FileHl suit charger off.png|Depleted.
FileHlpsx suit idle.png|PlayStation 2 version.
FileHlpsx suit off.png|Depleted.
FileHlpsx suit on.png|Active.
FileHlof suit charger01 on.png|Ohms Power Inc. charger
FileHlof suit charger01 off.png|Depleted.
FileHlbs suit charger on.png|Charger seen in an old area.
FileHlbs suit charger off.png|Depleted.
FileHevcharger3 1.jpg|PCV charger.
FileHlof suit charger02 on.png|''Half-Life (multiplayer) Opposing Force|Capture The Flag'' version.{{abbr3|i|It appears to based on PCV hanger from the Santego Military Base.}}
FileHlof suit charger02 off.png|Depleted.
FileLeakhevcharger.png|Half-Life 2 leak|''Half-Life 2'' leak charger.
FileSuit Charger.jpg|The Combine charger.
FileHL2 old hev charger.jpg|Charger faceplate as seen in ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Episode Two''.


===Other===

FileGENERIC98.png|Medicine Cabinet texture.
FileGENERIC98D.png|Unused variant.
FileGENERIC98G.png|Ditto.
FileGENERIC98E.png|Ditto.
FileGeneric98e alpha.png|Alpha version.
FileGENERIC98F.png|Ditto.
FileGeneric98f alpha.png|Alpha version.
FileHealth charger.png|Health charger texture.
FileHealth charger off texture.png|Depleted.
FileHEV charger.png|HEV charger texture.
FileHev charger off.png|Depleted.
FilePcv charger texture on.png|PCV charger texture.
FilePcv charger texture off.png|Depleted.
FileLab Rat p13.jpg|Chargers as seen in ''Portal 2 Lab Rat''.


==Related Achievements==
{|class=wikitable style="vertical-aligncenter;" width=50%
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!colspan="2" style="text-alignleft"|''The Orange Box Achievements 2|Half-Life 2''
|-
|rowspan=2 width=64px|FileHl2 find hevfaceplate.png
!style="text-alignleft"|Blast from the Past (10G)
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|''Find the HEV Suit charger faceplate in Eli's scrapyard.''
|-
|}

==List of alternate names==
===Health Charger===
*Combine Auto-Medic {{C|''Half-Life 2'' leak}}
*First Aid Station {{C|''Half-Life Prima Guide''}}
*Health Recharger {{C|''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide''}}
*Medical Kit or Medkit {{C|''Half-Life''}}
*Wall Health Recharger {{C|Worldcraft, ''Half-Life'' Game Definition File (halflife.fgd)}}
*Wall-Mounted Health Kit {{C|''Half-Life'' source code}}
*Wall-Mounted First Aid Kit {{C|''Half-Life'' instruction manual}}

===Suit Charger===
*Battery Recharger {{C|Worldcraft, ''Half-Life'' Game Definition File (halflife.fgd)}}
*HEV Charger {{C|''Half-Life'' textures}}
*HEV Charging Station {{C|''Half-Life Opposing Force''}}
*HEV Recharger {{C|''Half-Life Versus Guide''}}
*HEV Station {{C|''Half-Life Prima Guide''}}
*HEV Suit Charger {{C|''Half-Life'' instruction manual}}
*HEV Suit Recharger {{C|''Half-Life 2 Prima Guide''}}
*PCV Recharge Unit {{C|''Half-Life Opposing Force''}}
*Recharger {{C|Worldcraft, prefab description}}

*Suit Recharge Station {{C|Worldcraft, prefab description}}
*Suit Recharger {{C|''Half-Life'' source code}}

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life''
*''Half-Life Uplink'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Blue Shift''
*''Half-Life Decay''
*''Half-Life 2''
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two''
*''Portal 2 Lab Rat''

==See also==
*Medkit
*Battery
*Healing Pool

==References==
{{Imagecat|Charger (equipment) images|Charger images}}
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