The great advantage rechargeable batteries have is their capacity to save you an awful lot of money long-term, not to mention the practicality and dependability the good ones tend to offer. When it comes to 18650 batteries, you have to consider their impressive strength, one that rivals that of smartphones and similar other portable devices. In this respect, a battery charger has to be not only potent but reliable enough to fully charge such a battery without any of the issues that sometimes plague traditional battery chargers. To give you a good idea of what to look for, we compiled a list of the ten best 19650 battery chargers money can buy.
10. HeCloud Fast Lithium Battery Charger
This Fast Lithium Battery Charger is specially designed to charge only Lithium batteries. Equipped with four 4000mAh Li-ion Batteries, this robust charger works only when the device is plugged in. Featuring two colored indicator lights including a red, which lights up when the battery needs to be charged and a green light to show the battery is fully charged. Overall, this device usually takes up to 4-5 hours to charge a battery completely.
9. Nitecore i2 Intellicharge Charger
With the ability to recharge Lithium, NiCd and NiMH batteries, the Nitecore i2 Intellicharge Charger is an automatic charging device that detects any inserted battery. This charger comes equipped with 3 special LED lights that adjust to the behavior of each battery and monitors the charging status. Uniquely designed, it can simultaneously charge 2 batteries at the same time and automatically changes to i2 after charging. Depending on the status of the battery, this reliable charger automatically selects the proper voltage and the mode of charging.
8. The XTAR VC4 charger
Backed up by an input voltage level of DC 12V and an output level of 12V 1A, The XTAR VC4 charger can independently charge up to 4 batteries at the same time. This robust charging device comes equipped with a simple LCD display screen that shows the voltage level of each battery, the status of its charge and the current. It also has the ability to charge Li-ion and NiMH batteries simultaneously.
7. iEGrow 4-Bay Smart Battery Charger with LED Indicator
The iEGrow 4-Bay Smart Battery Charger with LED Indicator can charge all 3.7V Lithium batteries including 26650, 18650, 18500, 18350, 17670, 17500, 16340, 14500, and 10440 models. Thanks to its high-end technology, this charger automatically shuts off if there is any problem with the voltage input, if there are any damaged circuits found, or even if the batteries are not-rechargeable. With an input voltage of DC 5V 1.0A/2.0A and an output level of 4.2V 0.5A/1A DC, the amount of time taken to charge a battery is lessened.
6. DKMHA 2-Bay Speedy Universal Charger
Uniquely constructed from heavy-duty ABS materials that make it resistant to fire, the DKMHA 2-Bay Speedy Universal Charger comes equipped with metal sliders to ensure the charge does not damage while removing and inserting batteries. With the ability to charge up to two batteries at a time, this reliable charging device comes with an LED display with 3 lights that show the status and charging process of each battery. Each slot in this device works independently by monitoring individual batteries and keeping a check on its voltage, selecting the appropriate charge mode.
5. NiteCore-i2-V2014 Universal charger
The NiteCore-i2-V2014 Universal charger is a robust and durable charging device that comes equipped with two heavy-duty slots that individually monitor and charge up to two batteries at one time. This device also comes with optimized charging for IMR batteries. Featuring three charging modes to choose from, including Trickle charge, CV charge, and CC charge, this convenient device can automatically detect the status of each battery and charge it as per its voltage to ensure a longer lifespan.
4. DKMHA 2-Bay Smart Battery Charger
With this 2-Bay smart battery charger, you get independent slots that detect the status of your batteries and charge them appropriately depending on their voltage. Compatible with 1.2V, 3.7V, 4.2V, 4.35V batteries, this charger can charge at twice the speed of the i4. It also features a versatile charging design that is made for IMR batteries along with the latest recovery function. Unlike other battery charges, this one automatically detects the status of each battery and displays the status of its charge and its progress on the display at the top of the device.
3. SOONHUA 10400mAh LCD External Battery Power Bank
This premium quality charging device can charge differently sized batteries at once. Each slot is monitored individually to check the level of charge and the status of the battery while the device features LCD lights that indicate the amount of charge left and the charging process of each battery. Compatible with all Li-ion, NiMH and NiCd batteries, this device selects the amount of voltage and the appropriate charge mode automatically, depending on each battery and shuts off as soon as the charging process is complete.
2. EBL Smart Battery Charger for 18650
Equipped with the latest iQuick technology, the EBL Smart Battery Charger for 18650 models can provide a pretty decent charging speed for 500mA batteries. Designed to charge two batteries at a time, this charger is compatible with all Li-ion cylindrical, Ni-MH, Ni-CD, AA, AAA, and C batteries. Featuring a compact and portable size and construction, this charger can be carried around with ease and can also be utilized on the road thanks to its DC support. It also comes with a special MCU controlled technology that automatically shuts off the device when the battery is fully charged as well as special LED lights to indicate the status and progress of each battery charged.
1. Nitecore i2 Intellicharge Charger
The Nitecore i2 Intellicharge Charger is a high quality, perfectly optimized battery charger that comes equipped with 2 slots to charge not one but 2 batteries at once. Each slot comes with an independent detector that monitors the status of each battery, ensuring it is charged to its maximum. This charger is compatible with all Li-ion, NiMH and NiCd batteries, an absolute ‘must’ when it comes to modern battery chargers. Thanks to its special LCD display screen at the top of the device, you can keep an eye on the charging status and progress of each battery at any given time.