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Authentic LiitoKala Lii-500 2.9
Authentic LiitoKala Lii-500 2.9" LCD 4-Slot Intelligent Battery Charger

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  • JoinedAug 2015
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
* Charges lots of different batteries, including NImH, 18650s, more, and can charge two 21700's * Displays internal cell resistance * Has a capacity test mode * Quiet, no fan like the Opus yet doesn't get too hot charging 4 batteries * Comes with wall charger and car charger * Great value for the features
CONS
* Minor - push the channel button for each cell to see the display. I actually prefer this display rather than smaller text multi displays, it only takes a second to push each channel button.
After a lot of comparisons of top end four bay chargers - Opus, GyrFalcon All-44, Lii-500, I ordered the Lii-500 from Fasttech, it will do what I need and is pretty much a compromise on pro's and cons and price. I don't think I would have gone wrong with any of those three, but had I ordered an Opus I would have ordered a spare fan for it from FT based on reviews and youtube videos - it runs the coolest though. I can charge my AA Nimh batteries with it as well as my li-ions. After three months of use with the Lii-500, I like it a lot and glad I chose this one. I charge NiMH batteries and LI-Ion batterys with it. I've charged 4 18650's at the same time on 1A and no overheating. I've also tried the capacity test function which works, though can't be sure of the accuracy of it. One minor con is you cant see all four battery parameters at the same time, however it only takes a second to push the button for the battery i want to see the data for, so this is a no nevermind. That minor trade off vs. the hotter running GyrFalcon, or the Opus with a fan some say can get noisy and need replacing, was worth it to me. And as Randall proved (see Discussions) this charger can also charge two larger 21700 batteries. Here's an excellent full review with pics: http://lygte-info.dk/review/Review Charger LiitoKala Lii-500 UK.html
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PEAKMETER MS8233C Handheld Digital Multimeter
PEAKMETER MS8233C Handheld Digital Multimeter

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  • JoinedAug 2015
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Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
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PROS
* Measures AC and DC voltage * Measures resistance - beeps on low scale for continuity test * has Hold function * Comes with test leads * Comes with type K thermocouple for temperature measurement
CONS
No case
I use DMM's at work all the time, high end calibrated devices like Flukes, etc. While not a Fluke, this DMM has very good specs and has performed well, providing accurate DC measurements when I compared a 18650 battery freshly charged from my Lii-500 charger voltage to my DMM reading, the DMM was dead on. For those who might use the temperature function, the manual indicates that it is a type K thermocouple, though the insulation color doesn't match standard US color code for type K. I've bought several cheap voltmeters for about this price, and the quality and features (has protection) of this one is far superior to those. The test leads have sharp probes, and come with protective clips. Their are slide in rubber clips on the back that hold the probes. Very happy with this DMM!
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