Recommendation for a quality 4 slot charger please

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Dioda
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Recommendation for a quality 4 slot charger please

Hey guys,

with the BLF Q8 on its way, im considering a new 4 slot charger. It should be solid quality, reliable model “analytical” charger, without any known issues able to charge most of the common batteries, including the 20700 and 21700 type.

At the moment im checking out the XTAR VC4 or some of the Nitecore models, your suggestions are welcome.

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As suggested, the Opus BT-3100/3400 v. 2.2, or v. 3.1.

The Liitokala Lil 500 Engineer.

The Xtar Dragon Plus.

The Gyrfalcon ALL-44.

Among others.

Chris

ETA:

I’m an Xtar fan-boy and have 10 chargers and their USB meter. I also have the VC4 charger. It’s a decent charger, running on a positive 2.1A/2.4A wall wart. It’s slow with four slots charging at once. I get missed terminations on my sample and now leave it at my girlfriend’s place, for the lights I leave there.

Chris

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I have the Gyrfalcon All-44, and it can be set to charge just about anything, but it’s not an analysing charger (as I see the other suggestions are).

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Phlogiston wrote:
I have the Gyrfalcon All-44, and it can be set to charge just about anything, but it’s not an analysing charger (as I see the other suggestions are).

I have about 25 common consumer chargers here and was looking at the G-44 (casually evidently, lol) and thought that it was a good charger, but it does no analyzing?

OK, you saved me $40.

I’d be better off with another BT-3400 charger.

Thanks, Chris

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I have only used the Nitecore D4 and while I cant say its the best, I can say that it is accurate in reading volts (tested with multiple multimeters), can take IMR, Li-ion, LiFepo4 Ni-MH and NiCd cells which is good for me because I have a few different cells in my collection.

It also includes all the norms that you would expect from a ‘smart’ charger like reverse polarity protection and over voltage protection etc…

It would be good to note that while it is a 4 slot charger, it can only charge two 26650 cells at a time due to their size.

I would definitely consider the D4.

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The D4 seems popular, but I saw that it has only 375 mAmp charging current per slot, when charging 4 batteries at once. It also does not specify, that it supports the 20700 and 21700 types.

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You can’t go wrong with a SKYRC MC3000 (officially supports the xx700 sizes – and has a few nice features, which other chargers are missing, e.g. adjustable termination conditions).

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I have the Liitokala Lil 500 Engineer. I like it and it works well.

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I ordered the Liitokala 500 with my Q8 because it was cheap and linked in MHanlen’s review (advancedknifebro). Seems like all I need at the moment.

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Yeah, sorry, you’re just gonna hafta buy one of each… Tired

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