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    Alright, 3.6 on my mechs and 3.3 area on my Lavatube. Got it! Thanks so much! Kind if just jumped into mods without learning first. Lol. Had to talk myself out of my 4th one today.

    Damn new hobbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topwater Elvis View Post
    Then you are already smarter than a bunch of folks that rely on any charger to function correctly 100% of the time.
    lol! +1 on that! Can anyone suggest a "quality" charger that is known to be reliable?

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    yea you be fine, just be sure not to keep it in the charger too long

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsOne View Post
    On a related note.. What's the lowest I should let it drop before charging? I've heard around 3.3v, but I also hear around 3.5
    As a general rule,

    4.2V – 100%
    4.1V – 87%
    4.0V – 75%
    3.9V – 55%
    3.8V – 30%
    3.5V – 0%

    Under load the over discharge circuit may stop drain at 2.75v or 2.5v then they will rebound to 3.5 without a load.

    Each brand of cell is different. For example the Panasonic NCR18650 / NCR18650A has about 15-20% capacity left even at 3.5v. In fact, Panasonic ships these cells from the factory at ~3.6 - 3.65v. Other cells, would have around 5-10% or so left at 3.5v. I'd say generally ~3.3v would be considered 0% for most cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayscale View Post
    Can anyone suggest a "quality" charger that is known to be reliable?
    Nitecore Intellicharger I2

    But I got the Nitecore I4 on Amazon for less $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madqatter View Post
    +1 for the nitecore. Reliable charger and cheap. Their flashlights are pretty good too :-)

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