Nitecore i8 Intellicharger Eight Bay Li-ion/NiMH Charger
Nitecore i8 Intellicharger Eight Bay Li-ion/NiMH Charger is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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The Nitecore i8 intellicharger is an eight bay charger capable of charging lithium-ion/IMR and NiMH/Ni-Cd simultaneously and independently.
Each slot is capable of a maximum output of up to 1500 mA when only two batteries are charging, 1000 mA with four batteries charging and 500 mA with all eight batteries charging.
The active current distribution technology will automatically direct all the power where it is needed, for example when a battery is nearly fully charged the i8 will divert portion of it current to charge the other batteries. It also redirects current when using the USB output allowing up to four batteries to be charged simultaneously with the USB output, if anymore than four batteries are being charged then the i8 will charge the batteries first.
A battery activation feature can revive over discharged lithium-ion batteries, which is not possible in all battery chargers, although you cannot charge over discharged unprotected batteries as batteries without a protection circuit may cause fire or explosion.
The i8 will intelligently select the appropriate voltage and charging mode based on the battery capacity and it can also identify if batteries have been inserted with reverse polarity or short circuited and will notify the user with a quick flashing LED above the relevant channel.
While charging is in progress a red LED will illuminate above the charging slot and once charging has complete the LED will go green and charging will automatically stop. Overtime protection is also built in and will individually monitor the elapsed charging time for each slot and is an particular slot exceeds 20 hours the i8 will automatically stop charging and the green power indicators will illuminate to indicate completion of the charging process.
Compatible with and identifies the following rechargeable batteries
|Li-ion / IMR||
10340, 10350, 10440, 10500, 12340, 12500, 12650, 13450, 13500, 13650, 14350, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500, 16340 (RCR123A), 16650, 17350, 17500, 17650, 17670, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 22500*, 22650*, 25500*, 26500*, 26650*
Note: *Can only charge four batteries of this type in the outer bays
|NiMH / Ni-Cd||AA, AAA, C, D (can only charge four D cell batteries in the outer bays)|
Eight independent charging bays
Detects battery capacity and selects appropriate charging mode
Fast charging with maximum output up to 1500 mA
Automatically stops charging when complete
Over discharged protected battery activation
Overcharging timeout protection
Reverse polarity protection and short circuit prevention
Designed for optimal heat dissipation
USB output for charging external devices
Input: 100-240 V ac, 50/60 Hz, 600 mA (max), 30W, 12 V dc 3000 mA
Output Voltage: 4.2V ± 1% / 1.48V ± 1%
Output Current: 1500 mA x 2 / 1000 mA x 4 / 750 mA x 4 / 500 mA x 8
USB Output: 5 V ± 5% , 5 V 2100 mA
Dimensions: 117 x 101 x 134.5 mm
Material: Made from fire retardant, flame resistant PC material
Weight: 488.2 g
Warranty: 1 year
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Nitecore Intellicharger i8 x 1
UK mains plug x 1
Manual x 1
1. Charge only Lithium-ion/IMR or NiMH rechargeable batteries.
2. Charging any other types of batteries may cause them to leak rupture or explode.
3. Do not disassemble or modify the charger or attempt to 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.
I bought this product based on just about everywhere rating it as the best charger available. It does charge batteries, so no complaints there,but I have a couple of frustrations. Firstly, it provides very little information. Green light, charging, red light, fully charged, that's about it. I would have expected at least to be able to see the current level of charge, so that I would have some idea how much longer is needed or how much I had depleted a battery. Other information like the battery health status or output at current charge level would also have been nice. My biggest issue however is more to do with the ergonomics. It says that it is designed for optimal heat dissipation, which may be true and the upright design has a smaller footprint than the more common flat designs, but it is far more difficult to use. Adding or removing batteries is awkward and the individual bays don't really do anything to guide the battery into the corrent location or hold it there, so you have to fuss around to make sure there is a good contact top and bottom. The design makes it difficult, if not impossible, to remove the middle batteries without removing the end batteries first. These things could be considered minor, if the product is high quality and does a good job of charging and maintaining the health of the batteries, but it makes it annoying to use.