Review request for HKJ [Chargers]

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alins
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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
[S$280.78 30% OFF]NOKOSER TC-X-Pro Smart Battery Charger 6-Slot Auto-Polarity Detect for 26650 21700 18650 14500 20700 16340 A AA AAA Flashlight from Lights & Lighting on banggood
https://banggood.app.link/UeLzRz4aGib

New charger. Seems cool but the price is crazy


Look to be the same as
https://www.amazon.com/EBL-Universal-Discharge-Functions-Rechargeable/dp...
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I’ve urged Olight (on their FB thread) to send one of these to HJK:

https://www.olightstore.com/mca.html

It’s a magnetic charger for their proprietary batteries that have both + and – contacts on the same end

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
[S$280.78 30% OFF]NOKOSER TC-X-Pro Smart Battery Charger 6-Slot Auto-Polarity Detect for 26650 21700 18650 14500 20700 16340 A AA AAA Flashlight from Lights & Lighting on banggood
https://banggood.app.link/UeLzRz4aGib

New charger. Seems cool but the price is crazy

same as EBL TC-X Pro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C5ZHSL5 for $119
Or Epoch X4 Touch on sale right now for $89 at https://www.18650batterystore.com/products/epoch-x4-touch?

negatives

  • resistance testing requires a set of USB probes and is not a part of determining the charge processing. So it will charge cells with high resistance and not not reject them, and it will also not check them for temp directly. which is pretty much a recipe for a fire.
  • will not do protected 21700 as max is 73mm (need 75 or more) so even some protected 18650 might be tight in it.

+positives +

  • the main positive about it seems to be the touchscreen which is the most likely part to fail in use. From the manual it seems like a lot of clicking on the screen to get things going or to check on the various slots since it does not rotate from cell to cell when charging. so like the maha 9000 amount of screen pushing
  • it does have pc connect but I have that on my skyrc and have bothered to connect up only once.

no idea who the OEM is, if it is EBL or someone else. not from one of the major charger companies (skyrc, xtar, nitecore,vapcell, efest) so i’d be concerned of their learning curve.

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So not a charger but something that could make a charger more effective. Here’s an article about an active cable that acts as a PD bridge of some sort and seems to be able to take a PPS capable power brick and find a better protocol match than a dumb cable with a device to be charged when the two are not from the same manufacturer.

https://www.chongdiantou.com/archives/95367.html

Thoughts?

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It is hiding the phones preferred charging selection and would likely result in damage to the phone

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HKJ, you had done a Fenix ARE-D1 in the past. There are two others I think may be worth looking at. There’s the ARE-D2 and ARE-A2. The D2 looks more interesting, as it has a current range from 0.5A to 2A (the A2 is limited to 1A). Of course, that means no safe 10440 support, despite Fenix claiming 10440. I had communicated with their CS by email and they confirmed—the ARE-D2 will not go below 0.5A.

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Would love to see this spigen travel charger reviewed:

https://smile.amazon.com/Charger-Spigen-Foldable-Adapter-Charging/dp/B08...

Why? It’s the lightest 2-port GAN/PD charger I know of at 2.5oz that I’d like to use for backpacking, but not sure if I can trust Spigen vs an Anker 521 equivalent.

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I´m not sure whether HKJ is still active

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