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li-ion charger to IMRs?

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by Bert101, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. Bert101

    Bert101 Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    United States
    Just curious if it will work i have a tenergy tn270 to charge my li ion cells and i just picked up some aw imr 18650s the 1600 mah 24a models but after reading severy threads im not sure if it can be done alot say yes alot say no so which is it?
     
  2. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    Google is your friend! :)
     
  3. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    Central Texas
    Go to RTD Vapor and get a Nitecore, Xtar or Pila charger, then you won't have to worry, all three will IMR or NCR without a problem. The Nitecore chargers will actually distinguish what type of battery it is and charge it accordingly.
     
  4. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    It's fine Bert. It outputs 500mA only, so it will take a few hours to charge those batteries if they are reasonably discharged which is a good thing for the batteries. It's also got independent channels which is also good.

    Vape on :thumb:
     
  5. Bert101

    Bert101 Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    United States
    Thank you!
     
  6. ride_k2

    ride_k2 Full Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Sacramento CA
    The Tenergy is not a bad charger, it works. Provape includes the Tenergy TN270 charger in their bundle deal, that's where I got mine.

    I have since dove into Mech Mods and purchased 4 new AW IMR 18650 1600mah batteries. I'm a lot more cautious on my battery charging habits and battery voltage now that I'm sub-ohm vaping. So I decided to go with the Pila charger. So far it is great, consistent charging, and looks nice. Time will tell if my batteries will last longer with this charger. I would recommend the Pila but if your on a budget just make sure to use a multimeter to check the batteries off the Tenergy charger to make sure it is not overcharging them.

    (I did notice one channel on my Tenergy was over charging a little.. to about 4.25)
     
  7. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town
    Tenergy TN270 Li-ion Charger for Li-Ion Cylindrical Cells

    That should be fine...it's a low end charger...there are MUCH better ones out!

    4.25vdc is actually OVER charged and putting undue stress on the Li Ion...they should be AT or below 4.20vdc

    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries

    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries
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