Recommendation for a quality 4 slot charger please

13 posts / 0 new
Last post
Dioda
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 02/05/2018 - 09:40
Posts: 57
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.

ohbreeeezy
ohbreeeezy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 25 min ago
Joined: 09/26/2017 - 16:07
Posts: 91
Location: California

Zanflare C4.

Man Without Shadow
Man Without Shadow's picture
Online
Last seen: 5 min 33 sec ago
Joined: 02/20/2017 - 18:17
Posts: 106
Location: Wisconsin

When I'm spending money foolishly, I like to do it wisely...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

ChrisGarrett
ChrisGarrett's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 02/12/2014 - 22:03
Posts: 242
Location: Miami, Florida

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

Phlogiston
Offline
Last seen: 57 min 2 sec ago
Joined: 10/27/2016 - 16:57
Posts: 427
Location: Scotland

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).

ChrisGarrett
ChrisGarrett's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 02/12/2014 - 22:03
Posts: 242
Location: Miami, Florida
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

sovereignknight
sovereignknight's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 hours 42 min ago
Joined: 01/18/2016 - 23:44
Posts: 441
Location: Northern California

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16

 Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3
x2 Sk98 modded XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Lumintop EDC05
x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED
x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED
x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED
x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED

x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c
x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3
x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII
x1 Lumintop Tool AA
x1 Olight i3E EOS
(Soon) x1 Zebralight SC600fd Plus MK IV

iAmMyOwn
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 7 hours ago
Joined: 03/10/2018 - 16:45
Posts: 44

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.

Dioda
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 02/05/2018 - 09:40
Posts: 57

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.

adam7027
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 22 min ago
Joined: 09/26/2017 - 13:54
Posts: 36
Location: EU (Hu)

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).

Frank A.
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 05/15/2012 - 14:58
Posts: 104

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

ValuseekeR
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 49 min ago
Joined: 12/01/2012 - 13:18
Posts: 102
Location: USA

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.

Lightbringer
Lightbringer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 57 min ago
Joined: 08/30/2016 - 14:12
Posts: 4387
Location: nyc

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

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0