Does this charger look like it has independent channels?

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
wshyang
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 10 months ago
Joined: 07/19/2012 - 03:35
Posts: 118
Does this charger look like it has independent channels?

I managed to find this HXY lookalike charger that purports to have high temperature cutoff. Since 99% of what I have to do when charging 18650s is to feel for hot batteries, I reckon this might save me the effort :bigsmile:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.0.124.xEtwu6&id=13469217684

One concern I do have though is if the charger charges both batteries independently. Something about the wiring makes me feel like it doesn’t. Can some other more proficient part of eyes help me take a look at it too?

PilotPTK
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 12 months ago
Joined: 09/04/2011 - 21:53
Posts: 1736
Location: Michigan, USA

From the pictures, I agree with you. It does not look like the cells are charged independently. They appear to be electrically in parallel.

PPtk

I am currently extremely busy with work. Please do not expect a response from me quickly. I will be dropping in as time permits, but the amount of time I can dedicate to responding to topics and PMs is very limited.