This charger, that David has stocked mainly to slam electrons into the 26xxx batteries, does charge faster than the PILA. Since I've not had occasion to deplete a 26xxx, I used it to charge the Panasonic 2250mah hybrid CGR/IMR. For comparison, I charged one each from 3.3V on the PILA and on the TR005. It took ~205 minutes (~3.5 hours) on the PILA and ~120 minutes (~2 hours) on the TR005. When the Shockwave ships, I'll do a comparison on the IMR 26500 AW and generic and the generic 26650 IMR, also between the PILA and the 1.5amp TR005. My PILA will charge one 26xxx at a time, in either bay. Lucked out there.