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    Efest battery charger question

    I've just bought an efest LCD universal charger and a couple of batteries. There is a two-way switch on the back that isn't mentioned at all in the brief manual - the options are .5A or 1A. Does anyone have one of these and know which I should select? It was set on .5A out of the box...

    Thanks in advance for any guidance...

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    I have a LUC but no switch. Possibly an older model.
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    Yeah, the picture of the LCD screen in the manual is a bit different to the actual screen...and the instructions don't seem to match what I'm looking at..

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    Very odd. Might be worth hitting up google for more info.
    There a pretty safe charger so I'm sure if you insert batteries and it doesn't like the setting it might let you know, or atleast I can't see it damaging anything.
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    Where did you buy it from? Perhaps ask the seller so you can get correct information.
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    I've had a bit of a look around google, can't find anything about this specific model though. It seems to be working fine and charging the batteries, just unsure about the amp switch. I'll shoot off an email to the vendor (local AVF approved vendor) tomorrow. Thanks...

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    Perhaps you can find some useful information here: Chargers_Efest battery for E-cigs

    Maybe that is the TC current or amp you are referring to?
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    If it's a LUC, I've got no idea - it's supposed to automatically pick up those settings. I'll find out soon enough anyway just got the 4 bay luc from vape king.

    However, if it's any of the other ones I know my Bio has the switch that will put it from 500ma to 1000ma - use the 1000mah saying for anything over that capacity, use 500mah for everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherBruce View Post
    I've just bought an efest LCD universal charger and a couple of batteries. There is a two-way switch on the back that isn't mentioned at all in the brief manual - the options are .5A or 1A. Does anyone have one of these and know which I should select? It was set on .5A out of the box...

    Thanks in advance for any guidance...
    It's the charging rate. I don't have an efest charger, but most x-tar chargers have switches to set the charging rate.

    1A is normal charging rate, 0.5 is slow charge - option is there because using it will maybe help prolong the life of batteries, or you use it batteries that have been run down too low, ie a 'softer' charge to help bring them back.
    Some xtars even have 0.5a, 1a and 2a for slow, normal and fast charging.

    Most good car battery chargers have the same dual current charging selector switch, 2A or 5A
    Last edited by coopz; 13-11-13 at 01:46 AM.
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    WOW. I have to go all the way down under to find some answers ;-)
    I'm from Belgium BTW and I also received the LUC charger with the switch on the back.
    My guess is that I should set it 0.5 for 18350 batteries and to 1A for 18650.
    My thinking is that the docs say that the charger automatically switches in this way,
    but we must've received an older version where we need to do the switching manually.
    Makes sense?

 

 
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