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“Skilhunt M4D”: http://www.skilhunt.com/product-detail/m4d-lcd-digicharger/

Claims to be able to do 4×1000ma charging.

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"Skilhunt M4D": http://www.skilhunt.com/product-detail/m4d-lcd-digicharger/ Claims to be able to do 4x1000ma charging.

I have ordered one, but it looks like they spotted me and want to give me one instead.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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^Sweet Smile

Any business wanting to be taken seriously should be sending their batteries/chargers to you free for review.

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http://syonyk.blogspot.gr/2015/10/zb2l3-v20-zhiyu-battery-tester.html

This isn’t actually a charger but a cheap constant resistance discharge tester. Basically, you power it over microUSB, you attach resistors that determine the discharge current (depending on battery voltage, staying within the board’s 3amp limit and capable of dissipating the power sinked into them), connect a battery, optionally change the discharge end voltage and then it starts a discharge cycle. It’s in no way a proper CC testing unit but it’s so cheap that it could be an alternative for people without the money for a proper analyzing charger.

Example Ebay search for it

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LiitoKala Lii-200

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10018115/3730501-authentic-liitokala...

found the features real good (1500mA, ) simple charger for basic use , ( sorry ordered before ur review ) Reason : read ur LiitoKala 260/300 review ,,

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/LCD-Liitokala-lii200-Charger-for...

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it looks like the Yi Fang is a copy and does not have discharge.

Charger Yi Fang EIZFAN WF4

Foxnovo 4S (on amazon)

http://www.amazon.de/Foxnovo-Ladeger%C3%A4t-inklusive-Adapter-Stecker/pr...

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My two choices for future reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Battery-100-240V-Adapters-MD-1600L/dp/B00...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024158-REG/ansmann_1001_0004_energy_16_plus_charger.html#!

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ko4nrbs wrote:
My two choices for future reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Battery-100-240V-Adapters-MD-1600L/dp/B00... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024158-REG/ansmann_1001_0004_ener...! Bill

The Ansmann is fairly expensive, the Titanium not so bad, except it will probably have a rather high shipping charge.

I might buy one for test, but not just now.

It is, of course, always possible to ask dealers/manufacturers if they will give me one for review Smile If many people ask there is a good possibility I will get one.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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HKJ wrote:

ko4nrbs wrote:
My two choices for future reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Battery-100-240V-Adapters-MD-1600L/dp/B00... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1024158-REG/ansmann_1001_0004_energy_16_plus_charger.html#! Bill

The Ansmann is fairly expensive, the Titanium not so bad, except it will probably have a rather high shipping charge.

I might buy one for test, but not just now.

It is, of course, always possible to ask dealers/manufacturers if they will give me one for review Smile If many people ask there is a good possibility I will get one.


Requests sent to Ansmann and Tenergy corporate offices.
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I have contacted the following charger OEMs or Distributors to request they send a charger to HKJ for a review. If you also want a review on any of these chargers please send an email to the addresses below.

For the Ansmann Energy 16 Plus (1001-004)
info@ansmann.de (Office in Germany)
dschliep@ansmannusa.com (USA Sales Office)
I sent a request to both.
Amazon Listing:
http://www.amazon.com/Ansmann-5207123-US-Battery-Maintenance/dp/B00007MFUH

For the Tenergy TN438 16-Bay NiMH AA/AAA Smart Battery Charger
vez@tenergy.com
Amazon Listing:
http://www.all-battery.com/TN438_NiMH_NiCdBatteryCharger-01438.aspx

For the following chargers I used the OEM contact page on their web site.

Knox 16 BAY Smart Fast Charger
http://knoxgear.com/#contact_section
Amazon Listing:
http://www.amazon.com/Knox-Smart-Charging-Battery-Charger/dp/B00MPWFO3O

Sunlabz 16 BAY Smart Charger
https://sunlabz.com/contact/
Amazon Listing:
https://sunlabz.com/contact/

Titanium Innovations 16 BAY Charger
Distributors
Battery Junction
http://www.batteryjunction.com/contact.html
Shore Power, Inc.
http://www.shorepowerinc.com/brands/shop-by-brand/titanium-innovations.h...
Amazon Listing:
http://www.amazon.com/Titanium-Battery-100-240V-Adapters-MD-1600L/dp/B00...

If you plan to send requests to these OEMs or Distributors ask HKJ for his address so you can provide it to them. I have it but did not want to post it without his permission.
Bill

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Have you tested the Tronic TLG 1000 charger from Lidl? It is a NiMH charger that can charge AAA, AA, C, D and 9V batteries.

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Have you tested the Tronic TLG 1000 charger from Lidl? It is a NiMH charger that can charge AAA, AA, C, D and 9V batteries. !https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=...

 

No, I have not been shopping in Lidl.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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I sent LIDL a request to send a charger to HKJ as well. Can’t hurt to ask.

Manual for Tronic TLG 1000 (Just click on the one in your language).
http://www.lidl-service.com/cps/rde/SID-5DB76070-C971D934/lsp/hs.xsl/pro...

Bill

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Judging from the negative responses I have been receiving from Charger OEMs in order to get a charger to HKJ for a review we may have to chip in and buy them. We could have it shipped to HKJ. We can’t expect HKJ to buy every charger we are interested in so he can review it for us. He has been very generous to us with his time and resources so we can get a Professional charger review. May it is time for us to step up? I’ve grown tired of wasting money buying chargers with the hope it is a good one. I’d like to improve my odds of getting a good one the first time around!!

I for one am interested in these two chargers at the moment:
http://www.amazon.com/Ansmann-5207123-Energy-16-Charger/dp/B00017LRCC
http://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-Auto-detect-protection-Intelligent-Battery...

Since the majority of the reviews on Amazon do not include thorough lab testing I don’t consider them to be completely helpful. In addition most of the reviews are posted after a relatively short time of ownership.

How could this be accomplished? If enough of us contribute the cost would be low. After the review HKJ could do whatever he wants with the chargers, i.e. keep them or donate to an RC Club, etc.

Thoughts??

Thanks,
Bill

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Generally I do not mind buying cheap stuff (That is below $30) or something I am very interested in. But I do not buy very many expensive (Usual defined as above $100) items for test

US is problematic because shipping is often rather expensive and then I also have to pay a high custom fee (around $30).

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ko4nrbs wrote:
I for one am interested in these two chargers at the moment: amazon.com/Ansmann-5207123-Energy-16-Charger/dp/B00017LRCC/ amazon.com/Tenergy-Auto-detect-protection-Intelligent-Battery/dp/B00ZYTX93M/

The Ansmann Energy is eleven years old (from 2005), does cost $140 and delivers just 300mA/700mA (AAA / AA).
The newer Energy 16 plus (1001-0004) do deliver a little more current.
ansmann.de/en/products/chargers-power-supplies/battery-chargers/energy-16-plus

The Tenergy TN438 only delivers a charge current of 250mA/500mA (AAA / AA).
There are much faster solutions, like the Maha/PowerEx MH-C801D.
mahaenergy.com/mh-c801d/

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Hello HKJ,

GearBest is showing this model although it won’t ship until after 15 March 2016.

Opus BT-100
It does look tempting.

This Opus appeared at GearBest right after I received my LiitoKala lii-100 !

LiitoKala lii-100

Paul-

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Paul321 wrote:
GearBest is showing this model although it won't ship until after 15 March 2016. "Opus BT-100":http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_300470.html It does look tempting.

It looks interesting, but with a March shipping date it will be some time before I can review it.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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Have a look at “Customer Questions & Answers”:

Reply:
Hi Dmitry K, We are pleased to tell you that we can ship this item before 15 of March.

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JPLight wrote:
Have a look at "Customer Questions & Answers": Reply: Hi Dmitry K, We are pleased to tell you that we can ship this item before 15 of March.

Even if they ship a few days earlier it will still be nearly 3 months before I can publish a review.

My estimate goes like this: before shipping: 6 weeks, shipping time: 3 weeks, test/review time: 3 weeks.

And this assumes I have no other chargers in queue when I receive it.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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I would like to request a review of the Ikea VINNINGE 2 slot USB powered NiMH charger: http://www.ikea.com/dk/da/catalog/products/40303632/

It’s only 2.49 euro / 19 DKK. It’s a slow charger, 0.22A for AA and 0.11A for AAA. According to the manual, it terminates charging using -dV detection per cell. So I wonder how well that works at such a low charge rate.

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Serenity wrote:
I would like to request a review of the Ikea VINNINGE 2 slot USB powered NiMH charger: http://www.ikea.com/dk/da/catalog/products/40303632/

It’s only 2.49 euro / 19 DKK. It’s a slow charger, 0.22A for AA and 0.11A for AAA. According to the manual, it terminates charging using -dV detection per cell. So I wonder how well that works at such a low charge rate.

I will look for it next time I am near an Ikea.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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Dear HKJ,

Do you have any plans to review Xtar SV2?

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Do you have any plans to review Xtar SV2?

Yes and fairly soon.

I was also donated some Ikea chargers, but I will probably first look at them after SV2

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Nitecore F1 is out!

Looks like a nice contender to the Xtar MC1+ with 1A charging, voltage indicator, 1A USB output and high compatibility with solar panels using independent input/output circuity, this means you can simultaneously charge both your device and battery, something most powerbanks can’t do.

But what really sealed the deal for me is the 90% output efficiency… Had to order one from Gearbest.

http://charger.nitecore.com/product/f1

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What about the popular powerbank/charger from Tomo, i wonder about the quality and charging capabilities of those devices.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_246290.html

Also the Klarus K1 is offered at gearbest and i couldnt find a review.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_366831.html

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will34 wrote:
Nitecore F1 is out!

The F1 is on the test bench.

daninho wrote:
What about the popular powerbank/charger from Tomo, i wonder about the quality and charging capabilities of those devices.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_246290.html

I need to get some of the power banks I already have done first.

daninho wrote:
Also the Klarus K1 is offered at gearbest and i couldnt find a review.

http://www.gearbest.com/chargers/pp_366831.html

I expect to get it soon.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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Dear HKJ,

What can you say about this item:

http://www.banggood.com/EV-PEAK-CQ1-XR-4-Channels-Multi-Chemistry-Battery-ChargerDischarger-p-1061866.html

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MiG0 wrote:
Dear HKJ,

What can you say about this item:

http://www.banggood.com/EV-PEAK-CQ1-XR-4-Channels-Multi-Chemistry-Battery-ChargerDischarger-p-1061866.html

Nothing, but it looks interesting.

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Hi HKJ,

Banggood’s brand Astrolux now has a charger, the Astrolux C2. Can you determine if this is a rebrand of another brand charger? Otherwise, can you do a review on it?

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