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barrybluejeans
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Recommend me a charger

Hi all,

Thank you for all the information you have compiled here. It’s been very helpful to me, and I recently picked up an Emisar D4, D1 and 18350 tubes for each along with some batteries (2x Song VTC6 18650s and 2x KeepPower 750mah 18350s). I’m now looking into chargers, I already have a LiitoKali Lii 202 on the way from GearBest for the house but am now looking into purchasing a second (or third) charger) to take on the road with me. I already own a multimeter and am not looking for analyzing/testing functions right now (though I could be talked into it if someone makes a convincing enough argument!)

I do have some pretty specific specifications, and would like some input on the models I have picked out below based on HJKs charger comparison chart here on BLF. Please let me know if I have missed one.

Specs I want:
- charges 18650 and 18350 cells (lower current needed for 18350s, correct?)
- functions as a power bank
- power input via microUSB (since I’m already carrying 5v adapter and microUSB cable and would like to avoid carrying another cable)

After trawling through the charger review page here, I believe these are the ones that fit my requirements:
- Opus BT-C100, $16 at gearbest
- LiitoKala Lii 100, $5 at gearbest
- Skillhunt M1, $7 at gearbest
- Nokoser Digicharge D4u, appears to be unavailable for purchase anywhere…

Please let me know if there is another charger I should be considering here, if there are better prices somewhere, or if one of these is substantially better than the others. Thanks in advance for your opinions and advice!

WTB ArmyTek Prime C1 body tube only, cree 1A xpl led, single TIR reflectors

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Xtar chargers have some usb models, but I don’t know about being able to use them as a powerbank

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Well, GearBest had the LiitoKala Lii 100 for literally $2.99 when purchased from their app, so I’ve picked up one of those. Price was too good.

WTB ArmyTek Prime C1 body tube only, cree 1A xpl led, single TIR reflectors

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Nitecore F1 or F2. Have both, highly recommended! They are made to travel!

Should my information be incorrect in the slightest please inform me as i am always learning as well and may not recollect everything properly. ALSO, ANYTHING I WRITE PLEASE TAKE WITH A THOUSAND GRAINS OF SALT AND YOUR OWN LIABILITY, AS YOU SHOULD WITH ALL INFORMATION.

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thanks for the reply, Gray! Those look interesting and more compact than the embarrassing number of Lii-100’s I have on the way. Those $1.99 coupon codes from Trevi/Bilakos were very compelling.

WTB ArmyTek Prime C1 body tube only, cree 1A xpl led, single TIR reflectors

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Yea, the coupon codes on here kill me too, lol! Good stuff! Can never have enough chargers handy!! Plus you can always gift the ones you don’t end up using to your family/friends who see your lights and start down the same path lol!

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Hello,

 

I am wondering if anyone has used the gryfalcon all 88 charger and how it may compare to the Milboxer chargers. I know that the falcon is an 8 battery charger and the Milboxer is a 4 battery charger. Someone mentioned in the forums that Milboxer may be coming out with an 8 battery charger. Has anyone heard when they may be coming out with one?I am mostly interested in a charger that will charge the 18650 batteries. I like that he gryfalcon and the Milboxer both have displays that give you information about the charging process as opposed to having only LEDs that only tell you when the charge is complete. Thanks for any information.

 

Eric

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Welcome to BLF! Sorry for the late reply but im not up to snuff on alot of the newer 4+ bay chargers, i recommend you start a new thread for this question (if you havent already) so someone can help you with your specifics.

Should my information be incorrect in the slightest please inform me as i am always learning as well and may not recollect everything properly. ALSO, ANYTHING I WRITE PLEASE TAKE WITH A THOUSAND GRAINS OF SALT AND YOUR OWN LIABILITY, AS YOU SHOULD WITH ALL INFORMATION.