In 2018, the Nitecore brand among the novelties in the category of portable chargers introduced the compact and lightweight Nitecore LC10 charger. This charging is universal and can charge Li-ion and Li-ion IMR batteries from any compatible USB ports. In addition, Nitecore LC10 can be used as a powerbank for charging various mobile devices and gadgets, which uses Li-ion or Li-ion IMR batteries as a power source.
Nitecore LC10 compact magnetic charger with functions of charging Li-ion and Li-ion IMR batteries and working as a powerbank, device, specifications, review.
The Nitecore LC10 Battery Charger is made of durable flame retardant propylene carbonate material (PC + ABS). Outwardly and in size resembles standard headphones. Structurally includes:
Two connectors, MicroUSB 2.0 (5V, 1A) and USB 2.0 (5V, 0.5A).
Three white LEDs.
Three red LEDs.
Two magnetic connectors for battery connection.
Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad Lightning Port Adapter.
The compact magnetic charger Nitecore LC10 is able to charge almost all lithium-ion batteries with an output voltage of 3.6V and 3.7V. As an external power source for charging the battery can be used:
Household network via 220V-USB adapter.
Car cigarette lighter via adapter.
Car socket, via adapter.
All sorts of compatible power supplies.
Laptops and other devices.
Key Features of the Nitecore LC10 Charger.
Input voltage and current: 5 V≥0.5 A DC
Output voltage: 4.2 ± 1% V for battery charging / 5 ± 5% V for USB
Output Current: 1 A (max)
Charge Modes: CC, CV
Compatible Li-ion / IMR Battery Types:
12650, 13450, 13500, 13650, 14350, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500, 16340 (RCR123), 16650, 17350, 17500, 17650, 17670, 17700, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 18700, 20700, 21700, 22500 , 22650, 22700, 25500, 26500, 26650, 26700
Dimensions: 245 × 24.5 × 18.5 mm
Weight: 27.8 grams
Nitecore LC10 Battery Charger Features.
Charge and discharge functions.
Ability to charge any 3.6 V or 3.7 V lithium-ion cylindrical batteries.
Intelligently identifies positive and negative battery poles.
Automatically detect battery charge status and select the appropriate charging mode.
Protection against recharge and overdischarge.
Short circuit protection.
Three power indicators show battery charge / discharge status.
Backlight function with three brightness levels.
Declarations of Conformity RoHS, CE, FCC and CEC
Charge Li-ion and Li-ion IMR batteries with the Nitecore LC10.
Connect the Nitecore LC10 to a lithium-ion battery using magnetic connectors. The red indicators light up to indicate the battery level. In total, the LC10 has three red power indicators to indicate the battery level:
3 indicators that are constantly on correspond to a battery level above 80%.
2 indicators that are constantly on correspond to a battery level of about 50-80%.
1 indicator, constantly on, corresponds to a battery level below 50%.
1 flashing light indicates battery is very low.
To charge the battery, connect the LC10 input port to the power supply, 5V solar panel, adapter, etc. During charging, the red indicators will flash to indicate the charging process. After charging is complete, the charger automatically stops charging, and all three indicators light constantly.
Charge other mobile devices and gadgets with the Nitecore LC10.
The Nitecore LC10 charger, with a Li-ion or Li-ion IMR battery connected to it, can serve as a powerbank for charging other mobile devices and gadgets with a compatible USB input. Or via the Lightning port adapter to charge Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
First, connect one Li-ion or Li-ion IMR battery, and then connect the LC10 output port to the mobile device to charge.
During charging, a red indicator indicates the remaining battery power.
Nitecore LC10 charger backlight function.
When the Nitecore LC10 charger is connected to a power source or when it is used as a powerbank, you can turn on the white backlight on it. To do this, press the touch switch on the back of the control unit. Alternate touches of the touch switch switch the lighting modes:
Red power indicator.
Nitecore LC10 Battery Charger Backlight Features.
The backlight cannot be turned on when the LC10 charges the battery..
The backlight turns on automatically after removing the battery while charging.
When using the LC10 as a powerbank to charge other devices, white light may flicker when the battery voltage becomes low. This is normal.
A short video about the magnetic charger Nitecore LC10.
Impressions of Using the Nitecore LC10 Compact Charger.
This charge is made very soundly, no hint of budget. The main advantage of the Nitecore LC10 over other charges of this functionality is its exceptional compactness and low weight. When folded, it takes up a little more space than the headphones from a smartphone. Will fit in any, even the smallest city bag.
The powerbank function allows you to charge your mobile devices from any Li-ion or Li-ion IMR battery at hand. Even from what was just removed from the lantern. No need to carry any extra powerbank.
The ability to operate the LC10 from the solar panel makes it popular for use in the field or during hiking trips. Typically, in such conditions, the solar panel is the main external source for generating electricity..
Nitecore LC10 will be very convenient for charging large or non-format cylindrical Li-ion and Li-ion IMR batteries. The white backlight LEDs, according to subjective sensations, maximally give out about 10-15 lumens. It is enough for acceptable lighting inside a single or double tourist tent.
The main drawback is the impossibility of charging from the LC10 the still very widespread and widely used nickel-metal hydride Ni-MH batteries of the AA and AAA format. In this, she loses in functionality to another, similar to the compact UC Magnetic USB Charger from Olight.