Believe the Charger or the Meter?

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Believe the Charger or the Meter?

This may be an old topic or even a weird question but…….I have a Nitecore D4 charger that charges to 4.20 consistently before it quits charging (according to the display). I also have a GB (Gerber Bender) multimeter that says they are charged to 4.15 consistently right off the D4 charger, and I have 3 intelli-chargers that all charge them to 4.17 according to the multi meter. My question being, since the chargers differ I should believe the multi meter?

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The voltage being show in the screen is the charging voltage and not 100% exact. If your meter shows 4.17V with your other chargers that sound about right, batteries often don’t come off at exactly 4.20V, and they start to drop the second you remove it from the charger.

Most of my healthy cells finish at 4.17-4.18V with my Xtar VC2. Older ones at ~4.15V.

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on par with what I am getting then, thanks

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In the absence of a calibrating gadget, I just use a brand-new Energizer Lithium AA as it consistently gives out 1.80V everytime, on every cell. I wonder how much do you get from yours?

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On a new Lithium gives 1.8102 volts

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I just happened to have 3 of them in there “ brand-new Energizer Lithium AA “ and I got 1.8, 1.79 and 1.8 on those so, seems my meter maybe more accurate than any of the chargers?

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