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#1 (permalink)      1/25/2015 11:15:56 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Question, please.
Can I leave MNKE IMR 26650 on the charger overnight or leave the batteries for hours after they are full. In other words, does this charger stop charging the batteries automatically or I will end up overcharging my battery.

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#2 (permalink)      1/25/2015 11:22:39 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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These are nice chargers but...Good idea never to leave your batteries 'un attended'. Just rule of thumb even if the charger shuts down when batteries are charged. I just do not trust any charger/batteries burning my house down. That would suck.

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#3 (permalink)      1/25/2015 11:28:45 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Assuming these are the genuine article specs here: http://www.nitecore.com/productDetail.aspx?id=52 - say "Automatically stops charging when complete". If you want peace of mind feedback from the device telling you what it's doing (charging, not charging etc) then get the D2.
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#4 (permalink)      1/25/2015 11:36:07 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I've gone to bed forgetting that I had one charging in this. Never did any harm.
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#5 (permalink)      1/26/2015 6:49:06 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Dave_Kat wrote:

just do not trust any charger/batteries


^This.

It's not the type of lottery where the "rare case" brings you some money.
The "rare case" will be a chemical fire.

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You can do it, and i have. However, just because you can does not make it a good idea.

Beware that whilst the Nitecore I2 is a solid charger, it is built to a low price and as such isn't the safest charger or the best charger on the market

It is a good charger. I own and use a Nitecore I4. XTAR VP series chargers are better (probably the best), and i regularly leave cells on charge on my VP1 and go out.. or go to sleep. I shouldn't, but i do

Electronic faults happen. I suggest you purchase the XTAR VP2 charger which will charge 26650s, and has a 1a charge rate so it doesn't take quite as long to charge and you don't have to leave it on overnight

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Not the best idea but I often do it with the charger in a fire proof area ss pan on tile and a smoke detector over head. Best practice is to keep an eye on the charging batteries checking for overheating from time to time. It's a shame they can't work thermistors into these chargers.

Keep in mind A hot venting battery can end up several feet away from the charger.

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I have mine plugged in to one of the belkin eco-plug type things which is basically a power socket with a timer. When I want to charge, I press the button on the belkin and it turns itself off 4 hours later.
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#9 (permalink)      1/26/2015 7:31:45 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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^ that's actually a really good idea. Timer for the battery charger. Doesn't have to be a posh one.

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/me mutters *now why didnt i fookin think of that* under breath

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which ever method you decide guys, be it supervised or left alone, don't chuck em in a lipo bag, from what I have read this can increase the chance of battery failure due to reduce air circulation around the charging equipment and the batteries
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#11 (permalink)      1/26/2015 7:41:47 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yep. Insulates the heat of the charger and a smaller amount from the battery. not good.
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