LiitoKala lii-500S - New HIT or ...?

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LiitoKala lii-500S - New HIT or ...?

lii-500s

lii500s

Specification

Input voltage: DC 12V/3.0A
Output voltage:DC 4.2V / DC 1.48V

Output current
Lithium battery charging current: 500mA*4 /700mA*4/1000mA *4 2000mA *2
NiMH battery charging current: 500mA*4/700mA*4 /1000mA*4

Rechargeable battery specifications: 26650,21700,18650,18350, 20650,14500, AA, AAA, etc.
Discharge current: 250mA / 500mA
USB output: 5V—-1000mA
Termination method: intelligent voltage monitoring
Dimensions: 162mm (length) * 100mm (width) * 36mm (height).

*Note: The results of the Lii-500S charger test are for reference only and do not make any professional proof. *
Features

1. New touch control function;
2. Four optional charging currents: 500mA*4/700mA*4/1000mA *4/2000mA*2;
3. Two discharge currents: 250mA*4/500mA*4;
4. It can charge different batteries of different specifications (18650/26650……/AA/AAA);

5. This product uses a separate LCD display, charge and discharge mode (MODE). Voltage (V). Current (mA). Time (h). Capacity (mAh) parameters, at a glance;
6. CHARGE, DISCHARGE and TEST modes can work simultaneously; independently set charge/discharge capacity detection/normal capacity detection function;

7. A variety of protection functions: overcharge and over discharge, short circuit, temperature, 0V voltage activation function, (-ΔV & 0ΔV), 1.65V-2.2V non-charging function, intelligent identification of bad battery and reverse battery detection protection;

8. With standard 5V/1000 mA USB output function (only valid when AC power is connected)

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And?

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Conclusions everyone makes himself. The device is new, and there are no reviews yet.

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I ordered one using a nice discount, as it has some obvious advantages over my aging Xtar VC4 and it was not a big investment. I would prefer if Liitokala had kept the 300mA charging current option of the previous model, but it is not a big problem for me, with my smallest capacity cells being 16340’s and AAA’s. I will probably use my Xtar SV2 Rocket charger, with its 250mA charging current option, to charge my 16340’s, but I don’t see any major cell-life shortening consequences from using the 500mA in this charger on those cells (still less than 0.8C).

As for charging NiMH cells, I do worry somewhat about the voltage monitoring charge termination method employed, as in other chargers that can lead to cells not being charged to their full capacity – but I will try them in the 500S and see how it works. I hope the engineers at Liitokala have developed firmware for this charger that can do a decent job of filling NiMH cells to capacity.

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We will be waiting for you to review this charger.

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Yeah, I ordered one too. Looking forward to getting it to check it out & see how it stacks up against the old tried & true Lii 500.

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I ordered one as well. I’m still waiting for it to ship.

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Guys, we are waiting for your reviews! It is a pity that I do not see support HiLV (4.35) and LiFePO4… Why does the Liitokala chargers in the engineering line (Lii500, Lii-400) not add support for these cells, аnd in the line of cheap chargers (Lii 402, Lii202) there is support. Strange logic.

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Only difference I see with the (in my opinion very good) LII-500 Engineer is . . . . . . new display, new looks. Is all.

Cheers,
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Can it load longer cells than lii-500?

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lii500s21700

I could not find the detailed specification. Judging by this photo, 21700 is supported, but 21700 with protection will no longer fit

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Looking forward to receiving mine, my only concern is that i have an original too and dont like that they changed the polarity. I mean I never liked how you put the cells in backwards on the original but stick with it now! Probably gonna mark them with red/green paint or something.

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atbglenn wrote:
I ordered one as well. I’m still waiting for it to ship.
Yep, me too. Not sure if you noticed Fred, but it was a Pre-Order. Fulfillment is supposed to be by 18 June. Ward supplied me with that info. I think June told him. Wink

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teacher wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
I ordered one as well. I’m still waiting for it to ship.
Yep, me too. Not sure if you noticed Fred, but it was a Pre-Order. Fulfillment is supposed to be by 18 June. Ward supplied me with that info. I think June told him. Wink

Where have you found where you can buy on pre-order at an interesting price?

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Mishanchik wrote:
teacher wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
I ordered one as well. I’m still waiting for it to ship.
Yep, me too. Not sure if you noticed Fred, but it was a Pre-Order. Fulfillment is supposed to be by 18 June. Ward supplied me with that info. I think June told him. Wink

Where have you found where you can buy on pre-order at an interesting price?


http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67412
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Nicolaas wrote:
Only difference I see with the (in my opinion very good) LII-500 Engineer is . . . . . . new display, new looks. Is all.

Cheers,
Nico


- Support for 21700 cells.
- More spacing between slots.
- 2A max charging current.
- no 300 mA charge rate.
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Mishanchik wrote:

Where have you found where you can buy on pre-order at an interesting price?
Yep, what Pete7874 said ABOVE. . Thumbs Up

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Going to wait for reviews, myself. If they’ve sorted the Lii-500 niggle of only charging to 90% on NiMH, then I’m interested Smile

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What? The 500 only charges Nimh to 90% capacity? I never heard of that. Where can I read more about it?

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I have not noticed that phenomenon with my Lii500.

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Phlogiston wrote:
Going to wait for reviews, myself. If they’ve sorted the Lii-500 niggle of only charging to 90% on NiMH, then I’m interested Smile
hammerJoe wrote:
What? The 500 only charges Nimh to 90% capacity? I never heard of that. Where can I read more about it?

In HKJ’s review:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41442

Search for “Charge NiMH”; there’s a bit that says: “The termination look like a voltage termination and without filling the cell completely. Generally it looks like the capacity display is a bit high for NiMH cells.”

Looking at the graphs, it seems to be falling short by about 10%. The charger shows about 1900mAh – 2000mAh, but HKJ’s equipment only shows about 1700 mAh – 1750mAh going into the cell. The effect appears to be consistent across all four slots.

In his conclusion, HKJ again mentions that: “The charger is very good at charging LiIon, but stops a bit early on NiMH.”

I’m wondering whether the person who wrote the charging algorithm forgot to account for the pauses while it’s measuring the cell voltage.

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Hmmmm…. Thanks for the info Phlogiston. I’ll have to look at/check mine out more closely. Facepalm

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