The Fenix ARE-X2 is a dual bay battery charger capable of charging lithium-ion, NiMH and NiCd type batteries.
Compatible with the following batteries:
Lithium-ion: 26650, 18650, 16340/RCR123A, 14500 and 10440.
NiMH/NiCd: AA, AAA
When a battery is inserted to be charged the ARE-X2 will choose the corresponding charging current, the maximum being 1500 mA. While charging is in progress, three LED indicator lights will display the battery status as follows;
One flashing: less than 30% power
One constant-on and one flashing: 30-70% power
Two constant-on and one flashing: 71-95% power
Three constant on: fully charged
This model has the advantage of a USB port output, so you can use the ARE-X2 as a power bank, enabling you to charge phones, MP3 players, etc. The output provided is rated at 1500 mA when powered by a 18650 or 26650 lithium-ion battery, or 1000 mA when powered by a 16340/RCR123A, 14500 or 10440 lithium-ion battery.
When using the ARE-X2 to charge a device, it will initially select the left channel to provide power for the device to be charged. If the battery inserted is not lithium-ion or is below 3.0 V it will automatically switch to the right channel. The LED will flash blue until the device is charged or until the battery fitted into the ARE-X2 drops to 3.0 V. If the battery power level is too low to provide power for your external item it will be indicated by a single blue LED remaining constantly on.
If you need a mains charger or a car charging adaptor, then please see the related products below.
Note: Always use in accordance with instruction manual and read before first use.
Selects corresponding charging mode for battery type insertedSpecifications
Digitally regulated charging extends battery lifetime
Short circuit, over-current and over-voltage protection
LED battery power indicator
LED charging and discharging indicators
Operation Temperature: -20°C to 50℃Packaging and Contents
Input: 5 V dc @ 1.5 A
Output (using 18650 & 26650): 5 V dc @ 1.5 A
Output (using 16340, 14500 & 10440): 5 V dc @ 1 A
Weight: 42 grams
Dimensions: 115 x 63 x 30 mm
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
ARE-X2 single bay charger x 1
USB charge cable x 1
Instruction manual x 1
1. Charge only rechargeable 3.6/3.7 V lithium-ion batteries and 1.2 V NiMH/NiCd batteries.
2. Charging any other types of batteries may cause them to leak rupture or explode.
3. Do not disassemble or modify any part of the charger or use as a power source.
4. Always unplug the charger from outlet before attempting maintenance or cleaning.
5. This charger should not be used by persons without adequate training or knowledge.