Charger Suggestions for 18650 Batteries

Gemster

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Looking for charger recommendations for both protected and unprotected 18650 batteries. I prefer a charger that is safe and pretty much automatic including shut down. I have an old PIVA IBC but can't find the manual and not sure how long they last nor the specifics anymore.
 

boo5ted

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I've got a Nitcore UM2 that I use to charge 18650s (protected and unprotected), 14440s, 14500s, AAs, AAAs and RCR123As with zero issues.
 

jonnyfgroove

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I picked up a Miboxer "C4 plus" a few months ago. It's performed very well so far with both Li-ion and NiMH cells. It will automatically set the charge current depending on internal resistance, but this can be overridden manually.
 

Top Shirt

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Is the Fenix ARE-C2+ charger any good? It has alotta good features for charging 4 batteries. thanks Rob
 

PartyPete

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Zanflare C4 is my primary charger, I have a few Xtar chargers that are good as well.
 

jmcf1949

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My Pila IBC must be fifteen years old now but is working like it was new. It might not have the bells and whistles of the new stuff, but I could care less.
 
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