Who has a charger that they csn charge 4.26650..battery simultaneously

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Who has a charger that they csn charge 4.26650..battery simultaneously

Hi, I am currently using a vapecells4plus charger. I am in need of a charger/ Analyzer that can handle 4 26650 batteries simultaneously. Something other than the XSTAR DRAGON. And.I want something that won’t break the bank Please let me know the different options. The Jimo

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Have you looked at the OPUS BT-C3100 charger? I’ve had mine since they first came out with zero issues. If and when it does goes bad, I’d probably just buy another one.

I like how it has a fan to keep the batteries and the charger from getting too hot. Some have complained about the fan being too loud, but mine has always been fine.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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I will check them out
But I am hoping to spend $35 or less

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NeutralFan wrote:
Have you looked at the OPUS BT-C3100 charger?

I got one, and I think it only fits 2 at a time, ie, bays 1/3, 2/4, or 1/4.

Might want to check first before buying.

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The only charger I have seen and that I have that holds 4 × 26650 is the Miboxer.

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Which model of mine is it. Do I know.

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Lightbringer wrote:
NeutralFan wrote:
Have you looked at the OPUS BT-C3100 charger?

I got one, and I think it only fits 2 at a time, ie, bays 1/3, 2/4, or 1/4.

Might want to check first before buying.

You are correct Lightbringer! Those 26650s sure are big.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Yeah, most are that way except those which broadcast across the planet that they can fit four 26es at a time.

I got an almighty Miboxer (hey, it says so right on the box!), and I think it’s wide enough to accommodate, but it’s packed away with all my other crap.

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The xstar dragon does but its really expensive. There has to be more options.

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Yes, the Miboxer C4-12 does it.  I just tried and they all fit fine, including a couple of protected which I think are double-wrapped.  About a millimeter between cells.  It's a pretty good charger, not perfect, but I've been happy with it and it will take protected 21700 as well.  I tend to put my good NiMH in my old Maha Powerex charger instead but they come out ok on the Miboxer.  Seems like the Miboxer listings were a little scarce on Amazon last I looked but I picked it up there for I think $28 on a discount.  Normally a tad over your stated dollar range.  Try searching there just for "C4-12" without the brand name, and check the box for "show out of stock items" as well (often they really are in stock, you'll just have to click to show available sellers).  It can give all four cells good current, too...lots of chargers dumb it down when all four slots are filled, which is far from ideal for 26650 capacities, timewise. 

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It truly is almighty…

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Folomov A4 can do 4 26650 at 2A each. I don’t have one and have no opinion of it’s quality.

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Lightbringer wrote:
It truly is almighty...


Not til it takes 26800...and becomes an analyzer.  I just noticed OP stated analyzer.  That sorta eliminates the C4-12 and almost everything else doesn't it. 
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My Miboxer C8 will do 4×26650 at 1.5Aea. 8 of anything smaller 800mA ea

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NeutralFan wrote:
Have you looked at the OPUS BT-C3100 charger? I’ve had mine since they first came out with zero issues. If and when it does goes bad, I’d probably just buy another one.

I like how it has a fan to keep the batteries and the charger from getting too hot. Some have complained about the fan being too loud, but mine has always been fine.

I have 2 early ones and a third a bit later.. Big issue – 2 slots never stop charging (of the 12) Trickle forever. Stopped using those bays.

Jam it full and set current high, it sounds like a tiny server overheating. Doesn’t get too hot though…

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SkyRC MC3000 can handle 4× 26650 (4× 3A charging, and up to 4× 1A discharging), but it’s much more expensive, and has a learning curve to program the unit.

The other charger I can suggest would be the Liitokala Lii-600, which can also accommodate 4× 26650 batteries at the same time (up to 4× 3A charging, and up to 4× 0.75A discharging).

The Miboxer C4-12 v2 can also charge 4× 26650 batteries (up to 4× 3A), but doesn’t have analyzing/discharging function.

Xtar Dragon VP4 is probably more designed with charging 4x “D” size batteries, and can accommodate 4× 32650 batteries at the same time… (widest 4-bay charger that I’ve seen).. Charging is 2× 2A or 4× 1A max, and discharging is 4× 0.5A max (although the charger has to do charging or discharging for all 4 slots… Cannot assign 1 slot to be “charging”, while another slot is “discharging”, unlike the other chargers mentioned above which can have separate functions per slot.