Looking for a 2-bay charger with analyzer under 40$

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Looking for a 2-bay charger with analyzer under 40$

Mainly used for NiMh like Eneloop or Ladda, but with the extra to use it with 18650.

I’ve watching Lii 260 and 300. I would like to have Miboxer C2 4000 or Allmaybe TC2 but it’s impossible to find.

I don’t care even if it’s only Nimh, but something reliable and with analyzer.

Yes, i know there is Lii 500 but i’m looking only 2-bay.

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Milboxer appears to be out of the charger business.

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Powerex makes an analyzer for nimh called the Wizard, but it was replaced by This One its about $70 though. You might be able to find a Wizard on Amazon though. I have a Zanflare C4 that does charging and analyzing of nimh and li-ion so check that one out too, around $40 on Amazon.

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Lii-260 and Lii-300 appears to be older models and not updated anymore (they may still be available in some online stores, but I’d suggest a newer charger).

I’ve not been able to try the Miboxer C2-4000, prior it to becoming out of stock (I read it has a 1.5A discharge current, which I’d like to use for testing higher-capacity batteries)… but they became out of stock, much earlier than even before Miboxer (apparently) went out of business.

I’ve tested the AllMaybe TC2 and actually like this basic charger with analyzing feature. I wonder why it became out of stock, or discontinued production. I feel it’s a good basic unit, not as many displays as the other Xtar analyzing chargers, but good enough for a 2-bay charger. Perhaps we have to ask Xtar (sister company of AllMaybe) if they plan to resume production of the AllMaybe TC2.

In my experience of the TC2 — the bays are big, I’ve actually recommended this 2-bay charger when someone in our local community asked me which charger can fit 2x “D” size NiMh batteries. I had earlier suggested some 2-bay chargers like the Lii-202 and some other unit, but he says that “D” size batteries often do not make good contact with the positive side of these smaller 2-bay chargers. Luckily, he was able to get a TC2 just before these became out of stock. The TC2 has a higher slot and “D” size batteries make proper contact with the TC2 charger unlike other slimmer chargers.

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In my experience with my TC2, I’ve found that while fundamentally, it functions fine as a charger, and the analysis feature seems to work, it has some other issues.

One, the voltage display can be wildly inaccurate, and isn’t trustworthy. Insert a used cell tested at 3.3v with a meter, and it can display something like 3.6v or more on the display. I don’t think that’s the value it’s using to determine SoC and termination, since it hasn’t cooked anything, but as a status indicator, it fails.

Secondly, the automatic current selection can be frustrating. I’ve fed it multiple authentic 30Qs, and it always refuses to charge them at anything above an indicated 1A, despite trying various power supplies and cables that should be more than adequate, as well an ensuring the contacts are clean. Now, there is the possibility that, because the display only indicates a mode, and not the live current figure, it is actually charging at higher current as HKJ’s test indicates it is capable of, but it’s still misleading, and mostly defeats the purpose of even having such a display. Still, as a result, I won’t consider any new charger that lacks manual current selection in the future.

These things have undermined my enthusiasm, if not some confidence, in it as whole.

It’s a shame, as on paper, it ticked most of the boxes, but in execution, didn’t quite fulfill expectations.

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Yes, i know there is Lii 500 but i’m looking only 2-bay.

The 2-bay requirement is severely restricting your choices. As you’ve found out, 2-bay analyzing chargers are quite rare and hard to find these days. Most of the good ones are 4-bay.

How about two single bays? LOL

https://www.banggood.com/OPUS-BTC100-Digital-LCD-Intelligent-Battery-Charger-for-LiFePO4-Ni-MH-NiCd-with-EUUS-Plug-p-1183151.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32674852289.html

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Jabe1 wrote:
Milboxer appears to be out of the charger business.

What drives you to that opinion, they still have a very active web site and a lot of charger products.

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flphotog wrote:
Jabe1 wrote:
Milboxer appears to be out of the charger business.

What drives you to that opinion, they still have a very active web site and a lot of charger products.

I think the basis is the http://www.miboxer.com/ website, which does not appear to carry battery charger products anymore..

Unless they have another website or page? I notice several online sellers (eg. Banggood) still list Miboxer chargers, so I guess they may still be around, but we’re not sure which is their official Miboxer charger website (if they have one)..

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d_t_a wrote:
flphotog wrote:
Jabe1 wrote:
Milboxer appears to be out of the charger business.

What drives you to that opinion, they still have a very active web site and a lot of charger products.

I think the basis is the http://www.miboxer.com/ website, which does not appear to carry battery charger products anymore..

Unless they have another website or page? I notice several online sellers (eg. Banggood) still list Miboxer chargers, so I guess they may still be around, but we’re not sure which is their official Miboxer charger website (if they have one)..

You will have better luck with chargers

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flphotog wrote:
d_t_a wrote:
flphotog wrote:
Jabe1 wrote:
Milboxer appears to be out of the charger business.

What drives you to that opinion, they still have a very active web site and a lot of charger products.

I think the basis is the http://www.miboxer.com/ website, which does not appear to carry battery charger products anymore..

Unless they have another website or page? I notice several online sellers (eg. Banggood) still list Miboxer chargers, so I guess they may still be around, but we’re not sure which is their official Miboxer charger website (if they have one)..

You will have better luck with chargers

Thanks for that link!

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flphotog wrote:
You will have better luck with "chargers":http://miboxercharger.com/ ....

No luck opening this website. It always ends with an encoding/compression error reported by the browser. I tried Firefox and Microsoft Edge - no success.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

flphotog wrote:
You will have better luck with "chargers":http://miboxercharger.com/ ....

No luck opening this website. It always ends with an encoding/compression error reported by the browser. I tried Firefox and Microsoft Edge - no success.

Opens fine with Opera.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

flphotog wrote:
You will have better luck with chargers ….

No luck opening this website. It always ends with an encoding/compression error reported by the browser. I tried Firefox and Microsoft Edge – no success.


Opens fine with Firefox on my PC, although it’s not https, so I’m not surprised some browsers will complain, depending on your security settings.

On my Android Tablet, it does not open – says “not found.”