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Just received mine. It’s extremely light in one‘s hand and the surface feels really smooth. I’ll put some VTC6s in it later on. A bit of chemical odor is left on one‘s skin after holding it but I hope it will diminish soon. Thanks a lot for this opportunity Martin! Smile

 

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Wash your hands if you smell that.

Better safe than sorry.

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Today I finally received mine. Everything is fine and after reading the reviews, there are no major surprises. The display is very hard to read with that light bleed and I wish it also had a USB-C port in addition to the micro-USB, also a better more powerfull pass-through charging, including a UPS mode would have been nice.

I have just one question. Has anyone here managed to open the damn thing without breaking it? The case seems impenetrable, I don’t wan’t to destroy mine, but I really want to see what’s inside! Big Smile

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While the display isn’t perfect, I have no problem reading it.

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atbglenn wrote:
While the display isn’t perfect, I have no problem reading it.

Ditto. I didn’t even notice the glare until it was mentioned here.

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Kindle wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
While the display isn’t perfect, I have no problem reading it.

Ditto. I didn’t even notice the glare until it was mentioned here.

I noticed it, but it was so minor it wasn’t worth mentioning it.

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Here it is showing 90%

91%

91%

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Attach a blue filter on top of it and it’ll be as clear as day.

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thanks for the code M4D M4X got mine today(was oos for a while)

just trying to resurrect couple over discharged 30Qs that discharged to 1.5v .

probably wont bring them back but worth a go, its displaying 00% im guessing it’ll take a few hours to go above 3v and display a percentage?

anyone know long it will take?

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its displaying 00% im guessing it’ll take a few hours to go above 3v and display a percentage?

I would test the voltage while charging to make sure it is actually trying to charge them. If it doesn’t seem to be doing anything you could try and jump-start the process by putting another charged cell in parallel for a couple of seconds by touching with thin wire, that will get the voltage into normal range and the charger into normal charging operation. Do this for only a few seconds, and the cell will likely maintain voltage in the recognised range and allow normal charging.

It’s probably not a good idea with very old cells, and you should monitor their temperature regularly while charging and put them through a few discharge/charge cycles until they stop improving, and then see if they can hold their charge for a week before trusting them.

Disclaimer – I can’t vouch for the safety in jump-starting lithium cells, and welcome any comment on this by more experienced users. I have done it with great success so far though.

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yeh the jump start method is a bit iffy for as i only have cheap multimeter.

but anyway i just measured voltage after 30mins (checking for heat every 5mins)or so and its was 2.95v so i put them back in pb2 and just checked again and its reading 10% already so looks like the chargers already paid for itself.

dont know if it will affect the discharge time but its looking good so far.

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Received mine last week. It’s working as advertised, small, stylish, feels good in hands, doesn’t take any protected cells, hard to read, but… I like it. Any filter will helps to make it easier to read. Simply use car windshield film (not the metalized one) and off you go.
I carry it in my side bag plus 4 pcs extra whatever 18650s laying around.

- Clemence

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