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    18650 charger

    Have had two maxtorch chargers die in the last week. Leave them plugged in charging overnight, in the morning no lists working with or without batteries in them.... Warning to all I guess.

    Now on the hunt for a good quality charger for my 18650 collection. An added bonus would be using 18650s to charge phone / aa batteries while out and about, believe there is a nitecore or something that will do this.

    Anyone got advice on what hey are using? @gadgetman and @mudgripz have a good system I'm sure

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    check out: ktwstockworks gun powders nitecore motueka new zealand

    I've got the NiteCore Intellicharger i2, it's been reliable. I've also had great service from KTWStockworks in the past.

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    Cheers mighty boosh that's the sort of info I was after.

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    The Nitecore are good. Have also had a good tun with humble Trustfire chargers. I find the Trustfire good for getting the long batteries in and out of.

    Buy TrustFire All-in-One Charger (for 10430/10440/14500/16340 /17670/18650/CR123A)
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    +1 on the nitecore, tried a few different brands until I was happy, shop aliexpress though and save double the NZ price

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    Aliexpress is your friend.

    Free shipping too

    https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...nktest=0&tc=af

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    Nitecore is great. I cooked two maxtoch chargers but the nitecore is superb. Got mine from aliexpress. 24$US I think

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    Aliexpress Nitecores might be knockoffs
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    Maxtoch is a torch manufacturer but buys in a generic charger for their customers. Apparently the last batch from their manufacturer has had several duds. They have stopped its sale and replaced it with another product.

    If anyone has a dud charger from them contact amanda@maxtoch.cn asap and she will replace with new model chargers.

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    Have a VC4 myself
    Does 18650 and a bunch of others - aaa aa etc
    Doesn't get hot either

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    Bugger I heaved mine in the bin

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    konev- there's a good thread on the old forum about picking knock offs, mine was all good as was my brothers

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    Cheers for the ideas, think a nitecore will be on he way from aliexpress sometime this week, though a good barstool has sent one my way!!

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    18650 charger

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    Maxtoch is a torch manufacturer but buys in a generic charger for their customers. Apparently the last batch from their manufacturer has had several duds. They have stopped its sale and replaced it with another product.

    If anyone has a dud charger from them contact amanda@maxtoch.cn asap and she will replace with new model chargers.
    Mine died on the first charge but gadgetman very helpfully helped me out with a trustfire.
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    Steve338 - if you had a maxtoch sourced charger that died email Amanda anyway - she'll replace it. You don't need to send dud one back.

    amanda@maxtoch.cn
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