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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Nice and compact – Digital Li-Ion 18650 Battery Charger Reviews

posted by 8Nils on 01/20/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- 2 independent channels - NO wallwart or powerbrick - Takes any voltage from 100 to 250 VAC - 1A charging current per channel - small and compact
Cons:
- Indicator lights seem a little confusing to me:
When power is connected the left LED turns green.
While charging left channel it turns red.
Right LED only turns on red while charging and goes off afterwards.

So I would guess
left green + right off = power
left red / right red = channel is charging
left green / right off = corresponding channel is done charging

I am used to: All leds of, red while charging, green charging done ok... but not a real problem

Other:
Can't really comment on cutoff voltages since I used protected 1850's. But since the leds went off/green when the cells where about 4.2 V it seems to be working correctly
Bottomline:
I don't regret buying it at all. Good charging current, independent channels, compact size, no external converter, will work in any country (with plug adapter) - That's what I want for a charger.
I more conclusive way for the status leds would be nice but you get oused to it ;-)

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