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Battery charger suggestion
#1
I need someone to suggest me a type of battery and a charger for good life span and duration for my evic vtwo.

All replies appreciated.
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#2
As you mentioned in your first post about this you can't go wrong with a Nitecore charger,  they work well and will charge a variety of battery types like Ni-Cad  or Ni-Mh as well as Li-ion.  Great for your other rechargeable AA and AAA batteries, and they carry worldwide insurance.  I own a Nitecore Digicharge D2 and it works great the only thing that could make them better is a 1A charge rate as they only charge at 500mA.  Takes up to 5 hours to fully charge a battery.

My other charger is an XTAR VP4,  I bought this one because I wanted a 4 bay charger.  I really like it, has independent charge channels and can charge at 1A when you charge one or two batteries then drops to 500mA when charging 3 or more.  This charger is only meant for Li-ion batteries and has all of the safety features one could want.  This charger will take 3 hours max to fully charge 2 batteries.

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#3
For that matter, don't buy anything with the name xxxxfire written on it.

Whenever a company advertises big and bold how safe they are (zero accident!), that means they have a problem in that area. If a politician keeps highlighting how honest he is it means there is a lack in that direction. If a company calls it's product Trustfire we know immediately: Don't trust me.
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#4
I have tried multiple batteries in my VTC Mini's and settled on the Samsung 30Q. Plenty of current and long lasting. I also had similar success with the LG HG2. I have not tried them yet but the new Sony VTC 6 are said to be even better than the 30Q.

I have only used Nitecore chargers and never had any problems with them. The features you get are dependent on how much you want to spend.
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#5
I suggest:
http://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers-and-powerpax-carriers/18650-lg-18650g2-3000mah-high-discharge-flat-top.html
and
http://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers-and-powerpax-carriers/nitecore-intellicharge-i2.html
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#6
I have the same and concour with Cosmic. The Nitecore I2 may be not the smartest charger on the planet but for the price is great.
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#7
(08-30-2016, 12:29 PM)peter-k Wrote:  I have the same and concour with Cosmic. The Nitecore I2 may be not the smartest charger on the planet but for the price is great.

I agree as well. I have 2 of them and they work just fine.
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#8
Thanks everyone for the responses.
Cheers!
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#9
It is a myth that external chargers do a better job than built-in chargers.  External fast chargers can actually shorten the life of cells a little bit compared to built-in chargers.  Most mod makers use commercial charge controllers made by companies like Maxim, Texas Instruments, and others.  External charger makers also buy their charge controllers from those same companies.  A vaping mod typically has a small 6-pin lithium cell charge controller made to be powered off a 5V USB connection.  A good external charger will use a 40-pin charge controller from the same family of devices but with the ability to charge 4 cells at a time and at much higher currents than with the little 6-pin device.  Fast chargers usually need more power than USB can provide.  The external charger can charge cells fast but it is not any safer than a good internal charger.  By the way, I charge everything I have with a lithium cell inside a 3 lb. steel coffee can since the big laptop battery recall a few years back.  Once in a very rare while a lithium cell can vent even when the user has done everything right so the can helps me feel safe.  
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