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Nitecore D4 Charger $16

I have one of these and it works great. Here it is for $16: https://slickdeals.net/f/11361471-nitecore-d4-digital-lcd-4-slot-battery...
Now I’ll have two!

Here’s a review by HJK: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/35145

Mayor Glenn Welsch: There's a saying in Missouri, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. In Blaine, with hard work, I think we can get that down to three or four minutes.

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Tnx for the heads-up.

If I weren’t already hip-deep in NCs, LKs, Opi, and almighty Miboxers, I’d jump on this one.

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LOL, they’re like tribbles.
I remember when I had a single charger. ahh, simpler times.
Now I must have one at every location.
I’ve passed the sickness on to my kids, they scoff at Alkis.

Mayor Glenn Welsch: There's a saying in Missouri, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. In Blaine, with hard work, I think we can get that down to three or four minutes.

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Good deal!

It's probably USA only, though.

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bansuri wrote:
I’ve passed the sickness on to my kids, they scoff at Alkis.

Ugh, alkaleaks are hateful little things. Ruined so much crap it’s not even funny.

Just tossed one that still metered 1.45V, so you’d think it had plenty of oomf left in it. Got all white’n‘fuzzy on the negative end, just sitting on a table. Inside a light? It’d be ruined…

Ruined a really nice Orcatorch AAA, browned one of the brass nipples in the tailcap of a TK4A, welded shut my gf’s old Micromag that I couldn’t even open it up with the toothy middle of slip-joint pliers.

So yeah, it’s LiX and NiMH all the way…

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careful with fake nitecore charger, i wont take the risk buying a fake charger and burn my house down

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mrheosuper wrote:

careful with fake nitecore charger, i wont take the risk buying a fake charger and burn my house down

Look legit to me.

What makes you think it's fake?

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raccoon city wrote:

mrheosuper wrote:

careful with fake nitecore charger, i wont take the risk buying a fake charger and burn my house down


Look legit to me.


What makes you think it’s fake?


it’s cheap, ofc
it’s still a picture, you dont know what will you receive

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it's cheap, ofc it's still a picture, you dont know what will you receive

The product and seller have nearly perfect feedback on Amazon.

I would buy it if I needed another charger.  :THUMBS-UP:

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the seller has their own line of batteries and lights, think they also sell the AAA Glaree which is pretty good. A few months back I had gotten one of their 1000 lumens E series light or something, but the side switch wouldnt budge and was impossible to switch modes so I returned it. they also have their own charger which I think is a clone/rebrand of ultrafire digital display one, it’s a pretty good charger, got a crazy deal on it, as to the nitecore being a fake, who knows, there are a lot of fake d4’s out there, but the seller seems legit.

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raccoon city wrote:

mrheosuper wrote:

it’s cheap, ofc it’s still a picture, you dont know what will you receive


The product and seller have nearly perfect feedback on Amazon.


I would buy it if I needed another charger.  :THUMBS-UP:


well, the xxFIRE batteries on amazon also have good rating
maybe i was wrong, but charger is not the thing i want to take risk

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mrheosuper wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

mrheosuper wrote:

careful with fake nitecore charger, i wont take the risk buying a fake charger and burn my house down


Look legit to me.


What makes you think it’s fake?

it’s cheap, ofc it’s still a picture, you dont know what will you receive

After checking the Amazon sale URL at https://reviewmeta.com/ , the reviews appear to be legit.

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I’m amazed that counterfeit chargers are even a thing. Seems like a very specific niche market, but they wouldn’t do it if there wasn’t money in it.
I’m also a little freaked out now, seems like I checked some aspect of my current D4 to see if it was legit but I’ve got several, well maybe 4 of the LiitoKala chargers and “burn down the house” is a very frightening prospect.
Do counterfeiters bother with silkscreening the board with what would look like the proper brand, model, info?
Some folks go to great lengths to game the amazon rating system, I’ll be tearing this thing apart before using!

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Lightfan wrote:

After checking the Amazon sale URL at https://reviewmeta.com/(link is external) , the reviews appear to be legit.

I didn't know about that site.

Thanks for the link!

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Had this charger and it would only charge my lithium ion batteries from 4.12 to 4.13 volts. What kind of termination voltage are you guys getting, maybe mine was a dud.

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southland wrote:

Had this charger and it would only charge my lithium ion batteries from 4.12 to 4.13 volts. What kind of termination voltage are you guys getting, maybe mine was a dud.

My D4 tells me it charges my 18650 cells to 4.20 volts, but I don't check it with a multimeter to see if it's telling the truth.

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Same here but when checked with two different Fluke meters the voltage was 4.12 to 4.13.

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Couple more tools: fakespot.com (guess that meta site is similar) and camelcamelcamel.com can check price history, blf probably know it, but if not great for reference.

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Blackbeard wrote:

Couple more tools: fakespot.com (guess that meta site is similar) and camelcamelcamel.com can check price history, blf probably know it, but if not great for reference.

Thanks for that!

I didn't know about fakespot.com

I did know about the camelcamelcamel plugin, but not the website.

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Bah! Amazon cancelled my order because of availability issues! Oh well, think I just saw it here on BLF for about the same price.

Mayor Glenn Welsch: There's a saying in Missouri, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. In Blaine, with hard work, I think we can get that down to three or four minutes.

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I wouldn’t put too much credence to fakespot.com’s ratings. It shows the ThorFire BLF-Q8 has an “F” rating which is ridiculous. I got my Q8 from there and it is the real deal sold specifically from ThorFire Direct.

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bansuri wrote:
Bah! Amazon cancelled my order because of availability issues! Oh well, think I just saw it here on BLF for about the same price.

Same here!

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vinte77 wrote:
bansuri wrote:
Bah! Amazon cancelled my order because of availability issues! Oh well, think I just saw it here on BLF for about the same price.

Same here!


Lame. I’m pretty sure that with computerized inventory tracking we wouldn’t have been able to even place the order if they had zero stock, or at least would’ve been given notice that there was no stock. They probably got butt-hurt that loads of people will buy them at that price but not when they sell them for list price.
Oh well, there’s always some other good deal to be found on Budgetlightforums!

Mayor Glenn Welsch: There's a saying in Missouri, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. In Blaine, with hard work, I think we can get that down to three or four minutes.

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Lightfan wrote:
After checking the Amazon sale URL at https://reviewmeta.com/ , the reviews appear to be legit.

Checking the reviewmeta on the Blf Q8, it says “Fail”. Problem with reviewmeta is, all the reviews on the Q8 are accurate, whether or not reviewers got their lights for free or discounted in exchange for a review.