TrustFire TR-001 & 18650's
Looking for some input on charging the batteries for my Vamo. I started with 2 no brand 18350's and those always charge in 5-6 hours and the charger turns the LEDs green when done. I decided I wanted to get some 18650's to reduce my downtime and I'm not sure if I am having issues with the charger or batteries. I have left these batteries on the charger as long as 12 hours and the LED never turns green. I took them off to avoid issue although I really need some input... Please help!!!
Samsung 18650 2600mah 3.7v Li-ion
Panasonic 18650 3400mah 3.7v Li-ion.
1. How long does it take to charge these batteries?
2. Once charged should the charger light turn green?
3. After placing in Vamo what should the battery voltage read at?
4. Are these even compatible with the Vamo?
The charger is capable of 500mA output/2 or 250mA per side. Yup its going to take a while to charge pairs. Charge them as singles and you are looking at about 8hrs per. As the battery charges up, the output from the charger decreases. The TR001 is one of the worse chargers out there.
Ok thanks for the advice. Which charger should I get?
Nitecore I2, there about 20 bucks, easily googable. GL
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I have had my TR001 for 3 years now and not a single issue. I do charge my 18650s one at a time but it is a non issue since I have plenty of batteries. For the the low cost that I paid for mine, it serves me very well.
Originally Posted by Switched
Besides, I have heard that charging the batteries low and slow is best to prolong the life of the battery.
If you really want a new charger, you can get a good price here with free shipping but it will take a few weeks to arrive
How long does it take to charge 2 18650's at the same time? Will the lights turn green when they are finished charging?
I have been told by a few people that their Panasonic 18650s can charge two at a time in 4 hours or less on their TR001s. My charger is 3 years old and I can't charge two at a time that fast so, not sure.
Originally Posted by tcgenius
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