XSTAR WPA6 II for $32

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XSTAR WPA6 II for $32

Hi Chicago X!

Thank you to Chicago X for recommending the XStar WPA6 II. Also, thank you to

rumblin' bumbl... for your somewhat informal (but courageous) test of the WPA6.

(see http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5471 ).

I decided to order one from an eBay Canada seller (who accepted a "Best Offer Price"

of only $32. shipped to the US) By the way, if you don't want to wait for overseas

shipping to the US, here's a US based eBay seller who's offering the unit at $35.26

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250932125540&fromMakeTrack=true

My UltrFire Rapid Charger WF-188 has left a little to be desired. Although it may end up

actually fitting a 26650, it charges my 18650 to voltages that differ from 4.18 to 4.21+

(unaccepatable?) for various pairs from the same lots of cells - (and of course, it only holds 2 batteries).

I also would love to have the ability to charge 6 18650 cells at once. I understand

that the WPA6 II will only charge 3 of the 26650 but that's the magic number for the

2 DRY lights that should be on their way (and I understand that the new 5xXML

TrustFire may accommodate 3 of these humongous cells as well).

Ultimately, it might be nice to have a Turnigy 8150 or better yet, a $100+ iCharger

but I can't justify the outlay at the moment.

I'd also like to research their capabilities a little more. The following link "to

that other site" does provide some interesting info but I'd like to know even more.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?250111-Does-a-Turnigy-Accucel-(6

-or-8)-test-cell-capacity It does seem like it would be helpful to be able to:
1)measure the energy capacity of individual cells
2)balance cells - ALTHOUGH I WOULD LOVE TO UNDERSTAND THE ADVANTAGES OF BALANCING A

LITTLE BETTER - Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
3)connect to my computer via USB to create discharge graphs and other useful

information to share with BLF folks.

Regards,

KumaBear

 

KumaBear