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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Nice - but... – Lithium Battery Charger for 18650 (100V~240V) Reviews

posted by Fenki on 03/22/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
It's a good charger for unprotected 18650 bateries. When the green LED lights up after charging, the battery is somewhere between 4.16 and 4.19 Volts.
Cons:
It's really tight! Protected UniqueFire Cells (29031) don't fit easily and the plastic protection of the battery will be damaged when inserted or removed. 1 -2 mm more space would be enough. But the plastig got weak when I tried to widen it.
Other:
The case could be a bit wider to fit protected cells as well...
Bottomline:
I use the charger for unprotected cells I salvaged from laptop battery packs. Since I use unprotected LiPo Cells in my model planes, I'm not scared of it. Unprotected cells just have to be handled a bit more carefully.

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