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Looking for charger recommendations

My Maha C9000 has died after about 10 years and I’m looking for something to replace it with that does lithium 18650s and AAA-D cell NiMH, 2 or 4 chanel

Thanks for any recommendations

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I plan to get several Nitecore UMS2 chargers the next time AE has a sale.

They accept protected 21700 cells, and they charge large cells (like 18650 or 21700 cells) pretty quickly.

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raccoon city wrote:

I plan to get several Nitecore UMS2 chargers the next time AE has a sale.

They accept protected 21700 cells, and they charge large cells (like 18650 or 21700 cells) pretty quickly.


I did see those, I’ll have to buy a Qualcomm QC 3 18w charger for it as well but it’s one I’m considering.

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Vapcell S4+. Best charger ever in the $40 price range.

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Sirstinky wrote:
Vapcell S4+. Best charger ever in the $40 price range.

1 for the Vapcell S4 being a solid choice. I got a Nitecore UMS2 to modify for 26800 cells and discovered it didn’t even come with a power adapter. The S4+ comes with a substantial power brick that lets it deliver a full 3 amps to each slot simultaneously. Maybe you won’t typically need that, but I appreciate the capability. My UMS2 can only hit max output on 1 slot at a time so two cells charge more slowly than one.

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Sirstinky wrote:
Vapcell S4+. Best charger ever in the $40 price range.

+1 for the Vapcell S4plus being a solid choice. I got a Nitecore UMS2 to modify for 26800 cells and discovered it didn’t even come with a power adapter. The S4plus comes with a substantial power brick that lets it deliver a full 3 amps to each slot simultaneously. Maybe you won’t typically need that, but I appreciate the capability. My UMS2 can only hit max output on 1 slot at a time so two cells charge more slowly than one.

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Some Nitecore UMS2 chargers come with a quick charge cable.

According to HKJ, the UMS2 will charge both channels simultaneously at 3A if you use a quick charge cable.

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Where's the best inexpensive place to get a Vapcell S4 Plus?

I can't find it on AE.

 

EDIT:

Nevermind.

I did a Google Shopping search and found some sources.

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raccoon city wrote:

Some Nitecore UMS2 chargers come with a quick charge cable.

According to HKJ, the UMS2 will charge both channels simultaneously at 3A if you use a quick charge cable.


I bought it brand new from Nitecore’s 1st party website and I got a short micro-usb cable and no power adapter. And this is from the product page:
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Introducing the NITECORE UMS2 Intelligent USB dual-slot charger designed to recharge your batteries fast, safe and efficiently. The UMS2 will reach a maximum total output of 4000mA when using a 2A output USB power adapter. When the charger is powered or connected to quick charge (QC) power adapter, the screen will show “Quick Charge” and the single slot will achieve a max output of 3000mA.

You have to provide the USB wall adapter yourself.

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CollectEverything wrote:

You have to provide the USB wall adapter yourself.

Oh, yeah?

Check this out:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256804079046606.html

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Based on this thread and some more research I did, I've changed my mind and I think I will order a couple of Vapcell S4 Plus chargers from here:

https://www.sofirnlight.com/products/vapcell-s4-smart-chargers-with-4-slots-max-3a-per-slot-for-10440-14500-16340-18650-21700-and-26650-batteries

It'll come directly from China, but I'm not in a hurry.  :BEER:

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And I placed the order!

Each charger was less than $31 shipped.

(I hope that's a great deal.)  $)

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I’m using a Enova GYRFALCON ALL-88 and it’s awesome. It has all kinds of advanced settings but I’ve always just stuck the batteries in. 8 bays

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My old Nitecore i8 lost the 2nd channel, and I’m pretty sure whatever is on the direct opposite side from it as well.
Loving my MC3000 though.

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Thanks for the replies.

I recently bought a vapecell S4+ for a friend and it doesn’t do D cells despite it being written in some of the literature that it does, I’ll confirm today by taking one to my friends and checking though.

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That’s so weird. I literally just ordered that charger (Vapcell) from Neal with my new FF5-GT. I wanted a charger to bring with me on trips and I’m looking forward to charging cells at 3 Amps instead of 1