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#1 (permalink)      5/21/2013 1:34:15 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Doesn't charge 18350 batteries
I bought this charger and I have problem with charging new batteries protected 18350. After a few minutes the light change to green and stop charging. Does anybody know what's going on? Can i do something to fix it? I doubt that the batteries are bad... Might i should remove protection kit?

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#2 (permalink)      5/21/2013 4:44:50 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I hope you slid the switch (3.0V to 4.2V). Try to leave your battery for a longer time in a charger. Hopefully green light will change to red after a while.
Sometime your 4.2V battery discharges to the 2.5-3.0V level and the charger might think that you have 3.2V battery (LiFePO4).
#3 (permalink)      5/31/2013 1:35:19 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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We have just tested this charger with a 18350 and it works fine. Like @nick_ft said, please make sure you switched to 4.2V and make sure your battery's +/- contacts are securely pressed against the charger.
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#4 (permalink)      10/1/2013 12:43:59 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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also i have noticed sometimes as batt warms up whilst charging, they move in contacts tricking you into thinking that their fully charged, if you move them slighty they go back to charging,
just keep your eye on charger ;)
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#5 (permalink)      11/20/2013 6:07:49 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I also have the same problem. I put an efest 18350 3,7V imr battery. It charges a few seconds then the red light turns to green. The switch is on 4.2V. How can I solve this problem?
P.S. My other charger TR-001 works fine with my batteries.

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#6 (permalink)      3/31/2014 8:11:50 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Same here, flat top batteries...