Zanflare C4 - Initial Impressions

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Zanflare C4 - Initial Impressions

Zanflare C4 Battery Charger

This was provided to me for review and so far I’m happy with this versatile charger. It can charge many different cells including 18650, 26650, 26500, 22650, 18490, 17670, 17500, 17355, 16340, 14500, 10440, A, AA, AAA and SC sizes. It can also charge at four different rates independently, 300/500/700/1000mA. The USB out allows you to use one or two 18650 batteries to charge your devices at 5a 1v and 5a 2v respectively. With the bright LED screen you can monitor voltage ( V ), current ( mA ), time ( h ), capacity ( mAh ) and internal resistance ( mR ) during a Charge, Fast Test or Normal Test.

The “end” indicator will let when you your batteries are charged, it will also let you know if your batteries are damaged. Overcharge, overdischarge, overheat, short circuit and reverse polarity protections are all built into this unit. It comes in a fairly sturdy box with instructions, ac adapter, dc adapter and the charger itself. I’ve been wanting a second charger and this one fits the bill nicely, mostly I was looking for one that told capacity and this one works great. Battery chargers are crazy exciting but in the pictures you can see me charging four different batteries, all at different rates at one time. Overall this is a solid charger with lots of options. As a normal guy lots of technical data output isn’t important to me. This one is working very well for me so far. I use it on the counter in a well ventilated place. It doesn’t get warm enough to worry me. If something crazy happens I’ll report back but so far so good.

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Edited by: A-MAC on 07/31/2017 - 09:40
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Looks like a nice charger. I’m interested in the accuracy of the capacity test and the internal resistance test. Do you have a few different types of 18650 cells and could you test their capacities and IRs?

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I’ve got a few I can throw in there. I’ll update later with the results.

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would be nice if these smartish chargers could figure out what size battery you have, and set the appropriate current

what is right for 18650 is too much for 10440

or at least retain memory for that slot, so you could use one for little batteries and one for big ones

this is an annoyance with the liitokala engineer.. btw..

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This one defaults to 500mh with no memory.

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Sorry. I haven’t forgotten it’s just been a crazy week so far. Hopefully tomorrow.

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Sorry for the delay. Results of internal resistance test and capacity test.
From left to right:
1. NCR18650B protected, rated at 3400 mAh
2. NCR18650B unprotected, rated at 3400 mAh
3. Olight High Drain from the X7 kit, protected, rated at 3500 mAh
4. Olight, rated at 3200 mAh

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