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Batteries seem good, but find a different charger
on 27 January 2016
First off, I bought the option with 2 batteries with a charger. Batteries are okay and I use them in my Cree torches that are used daily for work.
The charger though is not so good. First off, the charge time was mega slow. I am talking 10 - 12 hours, which is slow for these types of batteries. I did a little investigating why and the two photos will show why. First the charger is rated at 1000mA rate per battery (which should be good). But looking inside, I find the actual rating is 300mA (the arrows point to the Charger Controller Chips ( HT3582DA) which has a value of 300mA)
no wonder it is soooo slow!!
Basically, Batteries Good - 3 star
Charger, Slow and not worth the extra tenner - 1 star as its better than no charger
UPDATE – May 2nd 2016
Okay, I have got myself a new charger (my other charger only charged one battery at a time) and the new one does four and can test the capacity of the batteries. As you can see the Canwelum’s aren’t their 2250mAh as advertised. They average at about 1800mAh (I charged a good Samsung battery in retrospect which shows a trusted 2519mAh)
Batteries OKAY – 2 star because they have built in protection