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Overall   (4.7)
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PROS
Powerful circuit, lots of plugin options making it portable, good voltage regulation, charges Li Ion and LiFePO4.
CONS
No english instructions.
I had a cell that had internal resistance too high for the PowerLion charger to charge, and this one managed to charge it because it has 3X more current. Also whereas the PowerLion had a high voltage cutoff of 3.9v, this one is at 3.65v which is just right for LiFePO4 cells. This charger also has a switch to use for charging Li Ion as well. The one thing that I do not like about the design this uses is the contact points are spring loaded, and the springs have a tendency to disconnect (that has not happened yet with this one). Sometimes you can open the case and reconnect them, but often the little plastic retainer is snapped off and you cannot. However at the price if it lasts a year it's still good value. I bought a few of these to give to some of our clients, so I had to print my own instructions which follow in case you need them: Use this charger for either Li-Ion or Li-FePO4 (Coolook) batteries. Do not mix different battery chemistries, different capacities, or different brands and charge them simultaneously. For the LiFePO4 batteries (such as Coolook or the LiFePO4 RCR123cells) set the toggle switch to ‘3.6’, and for the 18650, 14500, 26650, etc., Li-Ion cells set it for ‘4.2’. Think of this switch as matching the high voltage cutoff point for the battery that you are charging, EG: although the nominal capacity of your 18650 cell is 3.6v, at a full charge it is close to 4.2v, so when you select this switch you are setting the charging voltage for the cell, not the nominal cell capacity. (All Li-Ion single cells are 4.2 high voltage cutoff, except for some newer models that can take up to 4.35v, and all the LiFePO4 cells are 3.6v high voltage cutoff). Safe charging practices: When charging cells, especially the Li-Ion cells, do not leave them charging unattended. If they become hot unplug the charger immediately. Check your cells with a digital multi meter before charging. Do not attempt to charge any cells that are below 2.4v (some cells that have fallen below this voltage may be restored by more sophisticated hobby chargers that have an analyze function). Once they are charged the LED indicator turns green, and you should remove them at that point (do not leave them trickle charging). Note battery polarity, the positive end is near the top of the charger. After approximately every 10 charge cycles, check charged cells with digital multi meter as soon as you remove them and note voltage (if it is less than 10% lower than high voltage capacity for that cell, discard it). Then check again with a digital multi meter after they have sat for a few days and if their charge has dropped by more than 5% they are finished, and recycle them responsibly. (These procedures are most important for unprotected Li-Ion (Li-Co chemistry) cells.
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TrustFire 10440 3.7V 600mAh Protected Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries (2-Pack)
TrustFire 10440 3.7V 600mAh Protected Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries (2-Pack)

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Overall   (4.5)
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Good capacity relative to the black ones
CONS
Extra length may challenge your intended host.
I bought the black ones and the grey ones as they both said 600mah. Well they are no way close to each other. My Maha charger is not giving reliable discharge results, so I did a seat of the pants test, I put them in my VHF radio on constant audio feed until it shut them down. The radio uses 7.4 volts but can regulate down from 8.4, so I used 2 of them in series with dummy cells. The black ones lasted about 1:10hrs. The grey one lasted about 2:30hrs. I am so astonished at the results I must go back and retest to see if I did something wrong with the black ones, but both sets were charged in the same charger immediate prior to test. The black ones fit into my AA battery pack using only the top half of a AAA-AA carrier, but the grey ones have to be muscled in and are very tight, so the extra length that gives you more capacity also could cause problems for some.
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Overall   (3.2)
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Digital display
CONS
Fiddly to get batteries to make contact.
I bought this thinking it would be easier to use this than a digital multimeter to check my cells all the time. In fact it is just as accurate, and easier than a DMM, but not by much. The reason it is not better is because the cells do not 'nest' well in the channel between the two test contact points. So you have to hold the battery in place with one hand, while you slide the red contact with the other. Sometimes it takes me a couple of tries before I actually keep the cell steady enough to make contact and get a read-out. Now, it does not make any claims to testing an 18650 cell, but I was hoping it would slide far enough to also read an 18650 cell, because the voltage display can handle it. However it does not. If the manufacturer has any sense, they will 1: redesign this so that the cells are easier to hold in place, and 2: make the slider go just a bit further so it can test 18650 and 26650 cells as well. If they really wanted to make this an outstanding item, they could also back-light the display. In the meantime it is still convenient to use to test your AA and AAA form factor cells and a bit cheaper than buying a DMM for the same job.
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Overall   (4.7)
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Well built, light weight, has pouch, has serrated blade.
CONS
No scissors, blades do not lock.
Docking points (as per previous review) because you didn't check the items size before ordering is unfair, and does not present a valid review as a result. The size of the item should not be considered a con. Yes this item is small. That also translates to light weight. If you want a bigger one, then go look at them. Ganzo makes lots of larger multitools if that's what the buyer is after. The build quality of this is what you expect from Ganzo. There are enough features on this that there are lots of potential uses for it, especially if you consider the best arrow is the one that's in your quiver, and not the one that's back at the Castle in your display case with the rest of your shiny blades.
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TSellers
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Overall   (5.0)
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Nice Fit for 450ml mug
CONS
You might scold your fingers on the lid handle.
As a lid it does what it is supposed to. The rim has a nice bevelled edge that nests in the cup perfectly so the lid will not slide off even if you tilt the cup 60 degrees. The little metal triangular handle on the top lays flat on the lid so I assume it could get hot if you are boiling something, so expect to be lifting it with the pliers on your multi tool if that's the case, but that's the trade-off for having it compact, and nice and light.
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