[M4D deal ACTIVE] LiitoKala Lii-500S groupbuy

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banggood told me that a batch will be sent today..
Thanks for the info!! Beer

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Received my charger today. Great charger! Love the display. Easy to learn the user interface. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it.

I am interested to see a review by someone who has the time to carefully test the ability of this charger to adequately fill NiMH cells without overcharging them. I know this will be my go-to charger for Li-ions, at least, and possibly also NiMH, if it seems to do a decent job at filling those safely, as well.

Congrats!! Beer . When did you order??

I ordered the charger on May 31.

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I also ordered May 31, but the tracking number that just shows the shipper is waiting to receive the item from Banggood, so it will be a surprise when it finally arrives.

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I ordered the charger on May 31.
Thanks. Thumbs Up . I ordered 5 June so I am waiting on restocking.

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Code has expired. Per Banggood. Was going to pull the trigger this morning. Maybe its the promo for 13% off.

Will the code be valid at a later date?
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For those who already received their Lii-500S charger, have you tried its NiMH Fast tester? Does that test show too much capacity for NiMH? AS HKJ revealed reviewing the old Lii-500 https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20LiitoKala%20Lii-500%20UK...

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Just got an email from Banggood stating my order has shipped. I’m really looking forward to getting this new charger.

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Me too, mine just shipped as well!

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RapidLux wrote:
For those who already received their Lii-500S charger, have you tried its NiMH Fast tester? Does that test show too much capacity for NiMH? AS HKJ revealed reviewing the old Lii-500 https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20LiitoKala%20Lii-500%20UK...

That’s not surprising, considering that is a “charge capacity” test, not a discharge test. NiMH charging is very inefficient during the last part of charging, and a lot of energy put into them is just wasted as heat. That’s normal with all NiMH cells. So, the charger has to put in a lot more charge capacity than the real capacity of the battery, in order to fully charge it.

A discharge test is the proper way to analyse cells, especially NiMH.

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Yep got shipping notification also. Now waiting for it to be picked up by the shipper & start it’s journey.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
RapidLux wrote:
For those who already received their Lii-500S charger, have you tried its NiMH Fast tester? Does that test show too much capacity for NiMH? AS HKJ revealed reviewing the old Lii-500 https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20LiitoKala%20Lii-500%20UK...

That’s not surprising, considering that is a “charge capacity” test, not a discharge test. NiMH charging is very inefficient during the last part of charging, and a lot of energy put into them is just wasted as heat. That’s normal with all NiMH cells. So, the charger has to put in a lot more charge capacity than the real capacity of the battery, in order to fully charge it.

A discharge test is the proper way to analyse cells, especially NiMH.

I agree. One of the reasons I took advantage of this deal and bought this charger, after waiting years to buy a new charger, is that the reviews of the Lii-500 showed it does not overcharge NiMH cells by continuously pumping current into them to make sure they are completely charged to capacity in every case. I would rather have a charger that errs on the side of not completely filling a cell than a charger that trickle-charges the cells to death to max out their charge capacity.

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A quick question, I don’t see 18350 cells as being supported, is their any reason to assume they won’t work with this charger?

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A quick question, I don’t see 18350 cells as being supported, is their any reason to assume they won’t work with this charger?
18350 is listed in the product description on BangGood and Aliexpress:
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Rechargeable battery specifications: 26650,21700,18650,18350, 20650,14500, AA, AAA, etc.

Whoever designed the packaging, forgot to include it.

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Got mine today. I don’t have time to plug it in and play with it, but I did check to see if my Rofis protected 21700 battery woud fit. Nope, no way.
My flat top Sofirn 21700 cells fit easily, but the protected 21700 is way too long. Bending the sliding tab won’t work because the cell is too long to fit inside the plastic housing, not just the charge slot.

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Got mine today. I don’t have time to plug it in and play with it, but I did check to see if my Rofis protected 21700 battery woud fit. Nope, no way. My flat top Sofirn 21700 cells fit easily, but the protected 21700 is way too long. Bending the sliding tab won’t work becouse the cell is too long to fit inside the plastic housing, not just the charge slot.

I don’t understand why charger manufactures don’t just take their 18650 designs and add 5mm to the length. Problem solved.

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Just curious…. Anyone who got shipping notice on 23 June have any movement on their tracking yet?

Or is it like mine and still says “Logistics order created”.

I’m figuring/hoping mine will start moving by at least 27 June. Smile


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2019-06-23 14:27
Logistics order created

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Hi, I was wondering what is the voltage of a 18650 battery freshly charged off the charger?
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Hi, I was wondering what is the voltage of a 18650 battery freshly charged off the charger?
Thanks Specialk
A regular 4.2 V 18650 will ideally be 4.2 V fully charged.

But in reality most chargers terminate at around 4.18 V – 4.1V.

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I have a few chargers that will charge to 4.22 v to 4.25 v which is a little detrimental to the lifetime of the battery.So I try to check reviews and owners results before buying.

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@specialk, I would recommend the MiBoxer C4-12 then.

Always chargers at 4,18-4,19V. About perfect. Smile

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Yeah, I have one or two that go to 4.22 V, batteries immediately off the charger. But they drop quickly. Bad or not bad… I really don’t worry about it. Much higher… I might.

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I usually overthink and worry about little details. If I remember the charger that would overcharge was a Miller ml106 and xtar queen ant and xtar mc1 plus.

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Smile .. Thumbs Up

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Just curious…. Anyone who got shipping notice on 23 June have any movement on their tracking yet?

Or is it like mine and still says “Logistics order created”.

I’m figuring/hoping mine will start moving by at least 27 June. Smile


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2019-06-23 14:27
Logistic order created

Nice… mine finally actually SHIPPED. Thumbs Up
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2019-06-27 10:43
CHINA, HANGZHOU, Processed Through Facility -> Your item has been processed through a facility in HANGZHOU, CHINA at 10:43 am on June 27, 2019.

2019-06-27 08:02
CHINA, HANGZHOU, Processed Through Facility

2019-06-26 20:44
CHINA, Acceptance

2019-06-23 14:27
Logistic order created

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Has this offer expired?

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I want this deal so bad!

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I have it already. I want a charger that can discharge batteries.

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I have it already. I want a charger that can discharge batteries.
This one can discharge batteries.

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My tracking # works now. I’m a happy camper at this moment.

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