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DoubleA wrote:
TP5100 module. Can charge both single cell and 2 cells in series.

Interesting module, I have ordered one and hope to get time for reviewing it.

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If it’s even better than the mc3000, it could be my next buy.

I have not seen anything that can match MC3000 in precision (I like the user calibration) and flexibility, but it is not the easiest charger to use.

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HKJ wrote:
klrman wrote:

If it's even better than the mc3000, it could be my next buy.

I have not seen anything that can match MC3000 in precision (I like the user calibration) and flexibility, but it is not the easiest charger to use.

 

OK, then my initial plan to get a second MC3000 is going forward, thanks.

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Now the Fenix ARE-X11 is available Wink
I have to deal with an all-russian language aliexpress-interface all the time – impossible to switch to english for more than one page switch/reload.

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Hi HKJ!

I’ve been looking for the lightest weight travel charger that (a) is high current so it can charge my phone+power bank at the same time and (b) is lightweight since I am an ultralight hiker.

This one looks to be only 2.5oz and would love for you to test it:

iClever BoostCube 4.8A/24W

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nquinn wrote:
Hi HKJ!

I’ve been looking for the lightest weight travel charger that (a) is high current so it can charge my phone+power bank at the same time and (b) is lightweight since I am an ultralight hiker.

This one looks to be only 2.5oz and would love for you to test it:

iClever BoostCube 4.8A/24W

It cost about $20 in shipping, I am not going to do that.

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Liitokala seems to have silently released a few new chargers, to complement the Lii-S1 (any polarity), which are:

1) Lii-S2 charger (dual-slot version of the Lii-S1, now supports 2A charging for one slot; any polarity insertion)
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Liitokala-Lii-S2-LCD-3-7V-18650-18350-18500-16340-21700-20700B-20700-10440-14500-26650/133859_32905971697.html

2) Lii-PD4 charger only (4-slot, with digital display)
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Liitokala-Lii-PD4-LCD-3-7V-18650-18350-18500-16340-21700-20700B-20700-10440-14500-26650/133859_32892890436.html – also supports 2A charging in one slot

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Interesting, I have ordered them.

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Thanks Henrik! Will wait for your reviews to see if those chargers are any good.

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@nquinn, I am currently using this charger.

I have the QC 3.0 24W+12W USB-A 36W iClever charger.

Other than getting hot at full power, it does exceed its specifications by a bit.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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[quote=nquinn]I’ve been looking for the lightest weight travel charger that (a) is high current so it can charge my phone+power bank at the same time and (b) is lightweight since I am an ultralight hiker.
This one looks to be only 2.5oz and would love for you to test it:
iClever BoostCube 4.8A/24W
It does weight about 70g.
HKJ did test USB power supplies with less than 60g.
https://lygte-info.dk/info/ChargerIndex%20UK.html

40g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55669
43g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60238
49g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58398
50g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40074
58g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56671
60g – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60467

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12V-400mA-AC-DC-Isolated-Power-Buck-Conv...
This is a power supply, not a charger, but if you can, i want to know about how safe and good it is
this PS would be very convenient for small project

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mrheosuper wrote:
This is a power supply, not a charger, but if you can, i want to know about how safe and good it is this PS would be very convenient for small project

A $1 power supply, I have ordered on.

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To date, of all the AA AA battery chargers with power-banks you’ve tested, which one available on the market would you choose as the best.

I do generally not like AA based power banks. 4xAA is about the same energy as one 18650 cell.

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HKJ will do you a roundup of chargers for 2018? Or do you think this page is good enough: https://lygte-info.dk/info/roundCellChargerIndex%20UK.html ? 

thanks for all the hard work!!

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ChibiM wrote:

HKJ will do you a roundup of chargers for 2018? Or do you think this page is good enough: https://lygte-info.dk/info/roundCellChargerIndex%20UK.html ? 


thanks for all the hard work!!

I have never done a roundup of chargers, in late December I do a status where I list some noteworthy products from my testing during the year.

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HKJ wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

HKJ will do you a roundup of chargers for 2018? Or do you think this page is good enough: https://lygte-info.dk/info/roundCellChargerIndex%20UK.html ? 

thanks for all the hard work!!

I have never done a roundup of chargers, in late December I do a status where I list some noteworthy products from my testing during the year.

That's what I probably meant.. I thought you sometimes showed a list of recommended chargers...

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Wimpy Water wrote:
I’m not looking for a power-bank but a portable/small form factor LSD Rechargeable battery charger, able to use it as a power-bank will be useful/bonus but not a criteria.
Question is….has anyone come across a USB portable AAA AA charger which also acts as a power-bank and charges individual cells. Something like a Xtar PB2 but for MiNh

Charger & Powerbank:
https://www.amazon.de/reVolt-Powerbank-Batterie-USB-Powerbank-Batteriebetrieb-Wei%C3%9F/dp/B00ENG4GXE
https://www.amazon.de/equinux-tizi-PowerSnack-universelles-konventionell...
https://www.amazon.com/Verbatim-Power-Bank-Charger-97928/dp/B007MLHS2S
https://www.amazon.com/SANYO-eneloop-charger-output-KBC-E1AS/dp/B002S0N8×6
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MOBILE-BOOSTER-AA-ENELOOP-CHARGER-CON-PRESA-USB-SANYO-KBC-E1S-NUOVO-lrx/302799612441

Charger only:
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70303635/
https://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20Ikea%20Vinninge%20403.03...
https://lygte-info.dk/info/roundCellChargerIndex%20UK.html

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chokobo wrote:
How do you think about XTAR VC2S?

https://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_009649709878.html?lkid=15540141

I do not have anything to say about it yet, but Xtar has promised me a review copy.

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Nitecore UMS4

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UMS4 is a QC input available intelligent USB four-slot superb charger with a total max output of 4,000 mA and a single slot max output of 3,000 mA.
With LCD display for real-time charging information, it is equipped with a USB charging port for outdoor charging
https://charger.nitecore.com/product/ums4

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I definitely want to review that charger, but it will first be next year, I have a lot of chargers in queue.

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angerdan wrote:
Nitecore UMS4
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UMS4 is a QC input available intelligent USB four-slot superb charger with a total max output of 4,000 mA and a single slot max output of 3,000 mA.
With LCD display for real-time charging information, it is equipped with a USB charging port for outdoor charging
https://charger.nitecore.com/product/ums4

!https://charger.nitecore.com/Uploads/attached/image/20181017/20181017145...!

That looks a bit similar to the Nitecore SC4 (SC for “Superb Charger”), except it uses USB Quick Charge voltage to power that charger.

If it’s sort of a modification from the SC4 to adapt for USB QC input voltage, hopefully it won’t have the bugs/“features/annoyances” that are present in the SC4 (the SC4 time-sharing of charging certain slots seems to be also present in other Nitecore chargers; but also in some SC4, the capacity charged display can display grossly incorrect charged capacity results, as mentioned by several user reports when the SC4 is charging all 4 slots, maybe related to the “charging time-sharing”?)

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Hi HKJ, hopefully you can fit the Zanflare C2 into your queue.

https://www.amazon.com/Display-Universal-Zanflare-Rechargeable-Batteries...

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NWoodsman wrote:
Hi HKJ, hopefully you can fit the Zanflare C2 into your queue.

https://www.amazon.com/Display-Universal-Zanflare-Rechargeable-Batteries...

Probably not this year, I have a lot of chargers in queue at the moment.

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How about flashlights with built-in chargers?
Here’s a comment on the charging behavior of the Sofirn SP32A V2.0 that’s currently being offered at a discount (read the first post, email them for a code):

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1359695#comment-1359695

where Lux-perpetua said

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Concerning the voltage:
I’m not saying the charger is dangerous nor safety would be at risk for the battery. Instead, the battery will be worn down quickly for pushing it to/beyond its specifications. It’s not only the 4.21V but also the extreme long CV phase that is applied to the battery. Usually, voltage drops from 4.20V to 4.14-4.16V when charging is finished as the termination phase is rather short.
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hank wrote:
How about flashlights with built-in chargers?

I like to measure the battery voltage while testing chargers, that is rater difficult on a flashlight without drilling holes!

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Can a charger that’s capable of providing say 1 amp to a slot somehow detect a smaller cell and reduce the charging current?

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hank wrote:
Can a charger that’s capable of providing say 1 amp to a slot somehow detect a smaller cell and reduce the charging current?

That depends on the charger, some can, either by testing the length of the cell or by measuring the internal resistance.

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