Nitecore Intellicharger i8
The Nitecore i8 itellicharger is an eight bay charger capable of charging lithium-ion/IMR and NiMH/Ni-Cd simultaneously and independently.
Each slot is capable of a maximum output of up to 1500 mA when only two batteries are charging, 1000 mA with four batteries charging and 500 mA with all eight batteries charging.
The active current distribution technology will automatically direct all the power where it is needed, for example when a battery is nearly fully charged the i8 will divert portion of it current to charge the other batteries. It also redirects current when using the USB output allowing up to four batteries to be charged simultaneously with the USB output, if anymore than four batteries are being charged then the i8 will charge the batteries first.
A battery activation feature can revive over discharged lithium-ion batteries, which is not possible in all battery chargers, although you cannot charge over discharged unprotected batteries as batteries without a protection circuit may cause fire or explosion.
The i8 will intelligently select the appropriate voltage and charging mode based on the battery capacity and it can also identify if batteries have been inserted with reverse polarity or short circuited and will notify the user with a quick flashing LED above the relevant channel.
While charging is in progress a red LED will illuminate above the charging slot and once charging has complete the LED will go green and charging will automatically stop. Overtime protection is also built in and will individually monitor the elapsed charging time for each slot and is an particular slot exceeds 20 hours the i8 will automatically stop charging and the green power indicators will illuminate to indicate completion of the charging process.
Compatible with and identifies the following rechargeable batteries
Li-ion / IMR
10340, 10350, 10440, 10500, 12340, 12500, 12650, 13450, 13500, 13650, 14350, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500, 16340 (RCR123A), 16650, 17350, 17500, 17650, 17670, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 22500*, 22650*, 25500*, 26500*, 26650*
Note: *Can only charge four batteries of this type in the outer bays
NiMH / Ni-Cd AA, AAA, C, D (can only charge four D cell batteries in the outer bays)