UltraFire Lion Charger

chanamasala

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I got that new Ultrafire Lion charger and have been reading about it trickle charging after it turns green. So I've been watching it closely. Well, there was a like 10 minute break between red and green I didn't see, and the room where it is now smells strange. Battery looks alright but I might just go back to the DSD charger.
 

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chanamasala said:
I got that new Ultrafire Lion charger and have been reading about it trickle charging after it turns green. So I've been watching it closely. Well, there was a like 10 minute break between red and green I didn't see, and the room where it is now smells strange. Battery looks alright but I might just go back to the DSD charger.

I've heard of others using a coffee pot timer to terminate power to the charger; sounds like a good idea with any charger.
 

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Just received this charger and two 14500 protected li ion batteries. They charged in about 45 minutes with no issues....heat, smell or otherwise.
 

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Maybe Chana is talking about this one? I was eyeballing it myself, seems to be the same as the one AW is selling, but for half the price, so I thought about buying 2.

If there are numerous issues with other people's charger like this, I may go buy from Matt instead.

Any thoughts? :anyone:
 

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That's the one. It seemed to charge the cells to a higher voltage than the DSD charger. I'm concerned about it though. Some people have said it continues charging even when the light turns green.
 

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If AW's li-ion charger thread is read, that is precisely the point someone makes there.

chanamasala said:
That's the one. It seemed to charge the cells to a higher voltage than the DSD charger. I'm concerned about it though. Some people have said it continues charging even when the light turns green.
 
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