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Nitecore i8 - 8 Bay Universal Battery Charger

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Original price $95.41
Current price $82.41

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Nitecore i8 multi-slot universal battery charger is one of the best chargers available. The Nitecore i8 features Active Current Distribution (ACD) technology which distributes power among its 8 slots in an orderly manner and allows the unit to monitor and charge 8 battery slots independently. The i8 also boasts intelligent design with the inclusion of two USB output ports which allows the option to charge devices like smartphones and tablets, saving you room on your desktop.
 
The i8 also features easy to view red and green indicators which gives you the added bonus of being able to view the current charging status of your batteries from across the room. Red indicates charging in progress, while green will indicate charging completed. Built-in safety mechanisms will immediately alert you if the batteries are inserted with polarity reversed or short-circuited. Should this occur, the i8 will stop charging and a red indicator will rapidly blink over the affected slot. 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 8 Bay Charger
  • Multiple charging speeds - .5A x 8, .75A x 4, 1A x 4, or 1.5A x 2
  • Red/Green LED show the charging status of each cell
  • Automatically turns off when charging is complete
  • Reverse polarity protection protects if cell is entered in the wrong way

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Active Current Distribution (ACD)
  • Monitors and charges each of the 8 slots independently
  • Compatible with and identifies Li-ion batteries, Ni-MH and Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries
  • features three charging modes (constant current, constant voltage, -dV/dt)
  • Automatically detects power levels of batteries and selects the appropriate voltage and charging mode
  • Over-charging prevention
  • Reverse polarity protection and short circuit protection
  • Activation function for over discharged protected batteries
  • USB output
  • Designed for optimal heat dissipation
  • Made from durable PC material (fire retardant/ flame resistant)
  • Certified by RoHS, CE, FCC, CEC

SPECIFICATIONS:

Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.6A (Max) 30W: DC 12V 3A:
Output voltage: battery: 4.2V±1% / 1.48±1% USB: 5V±5%
Output current: battery: 1.5A*2, 1A*4, 0.75A*4, 0.5A*8
USB: 5V*2.1A
 

COMPATIBLE WITH:

Li-ion/IMR:
10340, 10350, 10440, 10500, 12340, 12500, 12650, 13450, 13500, 13650, 14350, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500, 16340 (RCR123), 16650, 17350, 17500, 17650, 17670, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 22500, 22650, 25500, 26500, 26650
 
Ni-MH (Ni-Cd):
AA, AAA, C*, D*
*Please note the charger is compatible with C and D batteries but you won't be able to charge 8 at the same time, like you can with the other batteries. These batteries are too wide. Thank you! 
 
Size: 4.61" x3.98" x5.30" (117mm x101mm x134.5mm)
Weight: 17.22oz (488.2g)
 

PACKAGING CONTENTS:

  • Nitecore i8 8 Bay Battery Charger
  • Standard USA Power Cord
  • User Manual 
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FlashLightWorld Canada Nitecore i8 - 8 Bay Universal Battery Charger Review
01/30/2022

Nitecore i8 Using & Observations

The Nitecore i8 caught my eye for a number of reasons. The first one being able to charge eight 18650 batteries at a time on such a small footprint with only one AC power cord. Another feature that was so good for me was being able to operate the charger from a 12 V DC source like the SC4. I have a giant collection of 12 V deep cycle and sealed lead acid batteries that operate ATV lights throughout the house during a power outage. It also has the two beautiful 5Volt 2.1 Amp USB outputs, as I also have a large number of Li ion lights that charge from a five volt source. The only minor downside(s) it has is that if you only charge one battery, The charging current per battery remains the same as with a group of batteries installed. This is, at least how it appears. However, as mentioned above, this charger excels at charging many batteries at once, and placing only one battery in the unit would be a bit absurd! After a power outage or some other use, I like to charge all of my batteries right away, and this unit is perfect to install eight batteries and just let it go!!! Terry Roy Langille

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Terry L.
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