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    Default JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    I just found this charger on the Shining Beam website, showing as "New." Anyone familiar with it? Here are the listed specs:

    * Charges 18650 and 17670 Li-Ion batteries
    * Two separate charging channels allows you to charge 2 different brands of 18650/17670 at the same time

    Input: AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
    Output: 4.2V with current up to 500mA per channel

    Dimensions: 4.1 in x 2.3 in x 1.5 in
    Weight: 4.75 oz




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    Arrow Re: JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    Price is $11.95 plus s/h. Obviously not a top-of-the-line charger, but Bryan seems to offer pretty good products. Any concerns with an inexpensive unit like this?

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    Default Re: JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    For about the same price, I went with the Xtar WP2 II, which is tested by HKJ here and does pretty well. Its singular fault is that it doesn't charge all of the time, to 100%, but that's not entirely a bad thing.

    It'll do most of the Li-Ions from 18650s down to 16340s (with spacers) and it works pretty well.

    You can even charge a USB device from Bay 1, with a Li-Ion in place.

    About $18 shipped if you look around.

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    Arrow Re: JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    Thanks for the reply, Chris. I have the XTAR MP1S (USB Li-ion Charger SET), which I purchased thru illuminationGear (around $13). It does a decent job for all that I do, but it only has one channel, so I can only charge one Li-ion at a time.

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    Not really new device, I'm using one as the default charger for my Jetbeam 18650's. The minor bug is that mine cuts off at 4.22V, but no big deal b/c with Li-ions I like to trust my DMM rather than my charger. Charge duration may be another little quirk, since it takes almost 5 hrs to fully charge an empty 2300mAh battery.

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    Default Re: JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    Quote Originally Posted by tam17 View Post
    Not really new device, I'm using one as the default charger for my Jetbeam 18650's. The minor bug is that mine cuts off at 4.22V, but no big deal b/c with Li-ions I like to trust my DMM rather than my charger. Charge duration may be another little quirk, since it takes almost 5 hrs to fully charge an empty 2300mAh battery.

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    Thanks, tam17. By listing this charger as "New," I think it's new to the Shining Beam website.

    Just curious, does this unit have a USB charging option like my XTAR MP1S, or is it strictly AC plug-in?

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    Default Re: JetBeam Li-Ion digital charger for 18650 and 17670

    Quote Originally Posted by Danielight View Post
    Just curious, does this unit have a USB charging option like my XTAR MP1S, or is it strictly AC plug-in?
    There's no USB port of any kind on this charger. AC plug-in (fixed cord) only.

    Cheers

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