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Cheap analysing lithium charger
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Cheap analysing lithium charger
Looks good on paper. Unfortunately HKJ hasn't got a review of it and if one of my tyres hadn't picked up a nail and destroyed itself yesterday I'd have got one to see how it performed. Anyway, it's only 25 quid. Link.

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07-04-2014 07:13 PM
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I need something like that big time. I've been playing Russian Roulette with my batteries for a long time. And seriously the odds are stacked against me with the pure numbers of batteries that I charge each day. 

Thanks for the link, I'll keep an eye open and see what HKJ has to say if he gets one to play with. 

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07-04-2014 07:40 PM
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If he doesn't, I might just send him one to play with. Just not this month. Doubtless someone in the US is selling it. Probably for $25 Sad

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07-04-2014 07:50 PM
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Cool, oh and sorry to hear about your tire. This time of year is bad for us because of the snow melting off. Everything gets plowed into huge piles including trash, nails you name it. Even my driveway needs a good sweeping. 

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07-04-2014 09:01 PM
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That looks real nice for the price. I need to get something like that also. I am still using a cheap charger from Dino that I got a long time ago. Works, but it only charges to 4.12v and its a pain to do anything but 18650s. Can monitor capacity too, so I can tell how much the cells have degraded over time

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Now up to 30 quid. And only two left. Ah well, not this month.

HKJ has one. There's a review here. But not HKJ's one yet. He says he'll have it up in a week or two.

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09-04-2014 08:57 PM
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Cool, I'll be keeping and eye out. 

If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?
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Would be good to see put through paces and tested as using a XTAR VP1 but when get a 26650 Mec will need to update to another smart charger and the amount of details over batteries this gives would be awesome.
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10-04-2014 03:03 PM
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HKJ bought one - managed to kill it in an accident, bought a new one and will finish his review in a week or two. I'll put up a link when his review is up. I've long used chargers like this for NiMH cells, an affordable one that can do that for lithium cells is a new thing - there are two or three models that have appeared just this year.

One thing, the internal resistance function will be pretty useless - the results are unlikely to be meaningful due to contact issues.

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