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Which RCR123s are good? And which chargers?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Rebel, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Rebel

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    Can anybody recommend good brands of RCR123s and chargers?

    Thanks
     
  2. reppans

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    I'm really happy with this pair up for EDC.

    https://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-imr-16340.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw1ZbaBRBUEiwA4VQCIXULsFp-noH1a3QC4zz2DHA4F4087W27TWQKREew120wSUEQgIGI1hoCpNEQAvD_BwE

    https://www.batteryjunction.com/nitecore-intellicharge-f1.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw1ZbaBRBUEiwA4VQCIVnDTeOVAta0mOYXpeZqtt1Z4IbuttJWSvR5EzoUBceK6bh0XTRntBoCB7sQAvD_BwE

    IMRs are rated for higher amperage (~1000 lumens) and the chemistry is a bit safer, and this IMR is one of the only sold with a protection circuit.

    The charger also functions as a voltage meter so you can test for remaining capacity, and it can also power bank a Li-ion battery to your phone. (Note that it has built-in mechanical protection to only power bank >50mm sized cells, so to use a 16340, you'll have to insert a spacer like a bolt).
     
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  3. Rebel

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    Thanks this is good info. I'll look for those on ebay. I can't order from those guys because I live in Europe.
     
  4. Blitzwing
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    I've gone with nitecore... Never had an issue

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
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    Same here. Upgraded my cheapo Trustfire charger for a 2 cell intellicharger. So much better. A world's difference
     
  7. Rebel

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    Thanks guys
     
  8. SOS24
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    I use Fenix 16340s and a Nitecore D2 charger. I have been happy with both.
     
  9. landwire
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    I've been using the FourSevens batteries and their USB charger. Been working great for me.
     
  10. NorthernHarrier
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    AW brand RCR123 cells are of high quality. I recommend Xtar chargers. The VC4 four-bay charger is very easy to use and dependable. The SV2 Rocket two-bay charger is also very easy to use and dependable, if you want a more portable, smaller footprint. Both of these excellent chargers are selling now on Xtar's website, Lumensdirect, for under $26.

    If you're looking for a more sophisticated charger that can recondition cells, the Xtar VP4 is an outstanding value.
     
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    I don't see AWs available like before. Could be wrong.
     
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    Not really a big user of li-ions but I don't think AW cells are available anymore from what I am reading on the forums.
     
  13. bltkmt

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    I have been pretty happy with the Klarus batteries with the micro USB port built in. No need for a separate charger.