Please recommend me a quality 18650 charger that charges under 8 hours

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  1. GameDesigner

    GameDesigner Super Member ECF Veteran

    Please recommend me a quality 18650 charger that charges under 8 hours. The faster the better. :laugh: Thanks for your wisdom and assistance.
     
  2. Tripster

    Tripster Super Member ECF Veteran

    The PILA Charger plus it will never charge your bats over 4.2V...been using it for years (never replaced).
     
  3. ImThatGuy

    ImThatGuy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Question...what 18650 battery do you have that takes 8 hours long to charge? The 18650s I have; 2600mahs and 3400mahs doesn't take that long to charge. About 4-6, but not 8.
     
  4. BuGlen

    BuGlen Divergent ECF Veteran

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    This. My Pila has been going strong for over a year and not a single issue. It's more expensive than some others, but it's well worth it.
     
  5. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Probably a TrustFire. "Not good" ones have been known to take 8+ hours to charge 2000 mAh batteries.

    For a lot less money (about twenty bucks) you can get an Xtar WP II 2 - and a two year warranty to go with it. I'm charging up to 2500 mAh 18650 batteries in that thing in about 4 hours. Test results show it works nearly identical to a Pila for less than half the price.
     
  6. GameDesigner

    GameDesigner Super Member ECF Veteran

    How long is the charge time?
     
  7. GameDesigner

    GameDesigner Super Member ECF Veteran

    Two efests and two panasonics.
     
  8. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Pay no attention... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    EIGHT HOURS????????

    I have two XTAR 6's and a Nicore 4, and neither are anywhere close to eight hours. Maybe 3 (tops) for a full charge. And I also have this crazy thing from Australia that charges a dual 18650 pack in 110 mins (from dead to full).

    In other words, you're quest should not take you too far, young Skywalker.
     
  9. GameDesigner

    GameDesigner Super Member ECF Veteran

  10. minimalsaint

    minimalsaint Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just bought the efest LUC charger and it is awesome. A little more than nitecore but worth it IMHO.
    Charges my 18650 batts in about 3 hours am my 18500 batts in about an hour. My 14500s only 30-45 mins.
    Awesome.
     
  11. GameDesigner

    GameDesigner Super Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah what I have now is a TrustFire.
     
  12. Tripster

    Tripster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Never timed the chargers ever, I always had 4+ bats of each...but I would say it depends on how low you discharge your bats too. This s the only charger I have used strictly for 18650's (maybe 2-3 hours or less) and 14500's (very quick for these).
     
  13. Newportlocal

    Newportlocal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Xtar VP1.......
     
  14. NicoHolic

    NicoHolic Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I have the NiteCore I2 and it charges 2600 mAh 18650s in much less than 8 hours. Love it and I feel safe with it. Wish I'd gotten the I4 (4 batteries).
     
  15. DillPickles666

    DillPickles666 Moved On Verified Member

    Nitecore Intelicharger i2 or i4

    Hands down the fastest and most reliable charger I have ever purchased. You can get them for under 15 bucks at IlluminationSupply.

     
  16. Raynman

    Raynman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  17. Mike Sheda

    Mike Sheda Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just got one today, but it had a european plug on it. Now I need to get an adapter or another cord. I have an e-mail into amazon, but haven't heard back yet.
     
  18. nissle

    nissle Full Member Verified Member

    My charger that came with the provari kit also charges my 18650, at eight hours or more too. Funny, i thought this was normal until i saw this thread.
     
  19. Alyssasmama

    Alyssasmama Senior Member ECF Veteran

    We have efest luc and its awesome and charges fast. Paid $35
     
  20. Alyssasmama

    Alyssasmama Senior Member ECF Veteran

    And the efest luc comes with a car charger
     
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