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Review request for HKJ [Chargers]

This thread is for review request for battery chargers. This means:

Chargers for round LiIon batteries, i.e. 26650, 18650, 14500, 10440, 16340, etc.

Chargers for round NiMH batteries, i.e. AAA, AA, C and D

Chargers for 9V square batteries.

 

When posting a request, please post a link to where I can get it, i.e. a shop that ships to EU.

It will usual be more than a month from I order the charger, until I can publish a review, sometimes a couple of months, when I have many in queue (My record is about 10 chargers in queue).

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SkyRC MC3000 Testing (gearbest gave me one for review)

Efest LUC BLU6 ordered

Skilhunt M4D ordered

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2015-Hot-EU-Plug-3-7V-18650-1450… arrived
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Charging-Charger-Li-ion-Battery-… arrived
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/18650-26650-14500-16340-10440-Au… arrived

 

he Sanyo NC-TGU01 is also interesting, but I wonder if it is going to show up as a Panasonic charger soon. For now I will not do anything.

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As always, many thanks to HKJ for sharing his reviews with us!

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There was a couple of posts of a cheap usb powered single cell 18650 charger which I cant find that sounded interesting. It was something like Roche but different. I cant find it. I'm sure HKJ commented about it at the time. Price was around $6.00 from memory.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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This is an interesting charger that is offered at gearbest that would be interesting to have a fine review made by you HKJ!
http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_194420.html

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There is this other new brand offered by fastech that would be nice to have it review
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10014701/2564500-authentic-nokoser-h...

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There was a couple of posts of a cheap usb powered single cell 18650 charger which I cant find that sounded interesting. It was something like Roche but different. I cant find it. I'm sure HKJ commented about it at the time. Price was around $6.00 from memory.

Thanks Candil. Its this one.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_194418.html

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Hmm… how about the Sanyo NC-TGU01 “universal” charger? Changes from AAA to D sizes. I have one, it appears to be individual channels. The slots are basically like the MDU01 USB charger… flip up or down for the appropriate cell type. Just like the MDU01, it will charge faster with 1 cell in a bank. You can also cheat by putting AAs into the C cell banks. It appears to do smart termination and is far more capable than what the new Panasonic BQ-CC25 can do (except for the fact that it can’t charge 9V… not that it matters to me).

It’s available on amazon.com, but it’s not cheap… You might have some luck finding it within EU too as it was available in Europe as well as Asia (not just Japan). I don’t know about you, but this charger is certainly a keeper for me, based on its claimed capabilities (old Sanyo catalog states it is a fully smart charger, as opposed to the BQ-CC25 in the current catalog)
good pics can be found on the Thai Charger site

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MRsDNF wrote:
Thanks Candil. Its this one.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_194418.html

I have reviewed that one.

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Another new charger that a member just found on Aliexpress that might show promising results http://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/liitokala-lii-500-seconds-kill-BT...

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Candil wrote:
Another new charger that a member just found on Aliexpress that might show promising results http://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/liitokala-lii-500-seconds-kill-BT...

Yes, I saw the discussion and have already ordered the charger.

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HKJ wrote:

Candil wrote:
Another new charger that a member just found on Aliexpress that might show promising results http://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/liitokala-lii-500-seconds-kill-BT...

Yes, I saw the discussion and have already ordered the charger.

Sorry Silly

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Cant wait to see the Klarus CH4S review. I recently bought a VC4 and I’m pleased with that although I regret not waiting for the CH4S review to see if that was a better choice. HKJ thanks for all of your reviews I find them very imformative and honest. Keep up the great work.

 

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EDIT: Totally missed that HKJ had ordered one already. Sorry to bulk up the thread for nothing.

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viperbart wrote:
New item. Can’t read any of it so I hope someone can help find out more about it. Looks great by the pics…

http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32355721973.html?tracelog=storedetail2mobil...

Now HKJ is going to kill me…

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HKJ wrote:

Candil wrote:
Another new charger that a member just found on Aliexpress that might show promising results http://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/liitokala-lii-500-seconds-kill-BT...

Yes, I saw the discussion and have already ordered the charger.

Sorry Silly

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SkyRC MC3000

If it ever becomes available. Wink

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HKJ wrote:

Tenergy ordered.

The CH4s is on my review list, somebody has promised to send me one and I am waiting for that.

THe NOKOSER is a Nitecore ripoff, it looks interesting, I have ordered one.

The Sanyo NC-TGU01 is also interesting, but I wonder if it is going to show up as a Panasonic charger soon. For now I will not do anything.

The NC-TGU01’s replacement is the BQ-CC25, but it does not have the same capabilities as the NC-TGU01.. slower, not as fast… no “quick mode”
The current catalog is a little confusing: it doesn’t list it as a smart charger, but it does list it have charge termination controls… overall, it made me weary of getting the BQ-CC25 (relatively easy to get), so I found a NC-TGU01 (for a good price) and haven’t regretted it since

I don’t think Panasonic will bring the NC-TGU01 back, the way this charger is built appears to be a lot more expensive than what the BQ-CC25 costs… the flip up terminals like the NC-MDU01, dual color individual bank LEDs, full control logics, etc doesn’t appear to be too cheap….

The BQ-CC25 appears to just be a BQ-CC15 with updated firmware to officially support Eneloops. Both of these instead has simple spring loaded terminals (not fixed like all the Sanyo Eneloop chargers), has only 2 charging banks, making it incapable of charging more than 4 cells… the only thing that’s better about it is its official Evolta support (which can simply be done with any new Panasonic charger, because there isn’t any C and D Evolta cells, only Eneloop) and 9V charging (no charge termination controls)… the 9V battery is not an Eneloop, not Evolta, and expensive (MSRP about $20 USD)… so it’s not something to be missed

Anyhow, the NC-TGU01 can be found relatively easily used in Japan, but not so much in other countries due to far lower sales volumes…. maybe ChibiM can help you with this?

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Interesting new 1*18650 charger from BG: http://www.banggood.com/5V-1A-Li-ion-Micro-USB-Charger-Mini-Battery-Char...

Gearbest has the same (I believe) and has promised to send me one.

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I hope that they are as good as the Miller ones but can charge protected batteries.
Looks way nicer and is a bit cheaper. Looks like a good travel-charger to me.

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Did someone claim that Litto kala is Finnish?

i don't think so.

http://liito-kala.com/About-us

http://www.liitokala.cn/offerlist.htm

 

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SkyRC MC3000 If it ever becomes available. ;)

+ 1

i looked it up, looks very impressive. basically it is a hobby charger from what i can tell. it is impossible to fully test/review a hobby charger because of the numerous settings ymmv

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SubLGT wrote:
SkyRC MC3000 If it ever becomes available. ;)

i looked it up, looks very impressive. basically it is a hobby charger from what i can tell. it is impossible to fully test/review a hobby charger because of the numerous settings ymmv

You are correct, but I can test some of the common settings and see how well the software works.

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Nice catch Smile

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Possible to test the charging part of flashlights with inbuild chargers?
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_33496.html

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johnnydoe wrote:
Possible to test the charging part of flashlights with inbuild chargers? http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_33496.html[/quote]

The setup is a bit tricky to do that and I believe that the audience is rather small for that type of reviews.

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Around here I bet it is.
In my surrounding however I can’t count the times people wanted a bright flashlight but once they found out it required a specialized charger and the added cost of quality items decided their 2€ flashlight was bright enough for their needs.
I got a couple of these and according to a couple of simples tests I could perform it’s safe but was wondering how the guru would classify it.

But I can see it’s not worth your time for the audience that comes here, I assume most of us have decent chargers to work with, so no problem.

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This is outside your specified range of chargers for now, but noting it in case it’s of interest later:

— might be interesting because of the claims and it’s cheap:

— $22.50, free shipping (at least in us, dunno otherwise)
— Claims to charge Li-ion as well as NiCd/NiMH — “triple” charger
— definitely interesting to any ham radio owners, who end up looking for replacement battery packs (e.g. 7.2v NiMH)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1HS2F47298&cm_re=ver...

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hank wrote:
This is outside your specified range of chargers for now, but noting it in case it's of interest later: -- might be interesting because of the claims and it's cheap: -- $22.50, free shipping (at least in us, dunno otherwise) -- Claims to charge Li-ion as well as NiCd/NiMH -- "triple" charger -- definitely interesting to any ham radio owners, who end up looking for replacement battery packs (e.g. 7.2v NiMH) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1HS2F47298&cm_re=ver...

I will pass on that type of charger.

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