Which simple, secure and reliabe 2bar / 4bar charger?

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Which simple, secure and reliabe 2bar / 4bar charger?

Hello everyone,

I am just starting to get into the 18650 stuff and will order 2x protected 18650 for my two flashlight.
Now I will also need a charger for those. Can anyone recommend me some simple but effective and secure/reliable chargers?

- As I only have 2× 18650 a 2bar charger would be enough. But if a 4bar charger is really much better and not much more expensive, then 4bar is fine too Smile
- I would love to see the remaining charging time
- I wished it would choose all settings and modes automatically as I am quite a newbie with this topic
- Would be nice if it would be future proof (support many different battery types)
- Maybe a capacity display would be nice too (to test how good the battery still is?). But maybe this can be easily done with a multimeter too?

Thanks in advance !

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Ultra simple: Liitokala Lii-200
Moderate: Xtar VC2 Plus

There are all kinds of chargers out there. The new Xtar VP4 Plus Dragon, Liitokala Lii 500, Opus BT-3100, etc.

I own several different ones, but the VC2 Plus is my primary.

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Nitecore intellicharger i2

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Hm I just made a shot at the BT-3100 on gearbest.
Guess it can do everything that the ones you mentioned can do as well?

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While I don’t personally own the BT-3100, I know several members here swear by it. Seems to be full featured, though I don’t know if it has a “time remaining” display. Most don’t, though my VC2 does. Perhaps that’s because it’s hard to accurately estimate (the one on the VC2 isn’t terribly accurate)

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My xtar vc2 is excellent.

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