Sysmax Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 Universal Automatic Smart Charger updated version of 2014. It is a microprocessor-controlled charger that is compatible with almost all types of batteries, eliminating the need to purchase multiple chargers.
The Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger is able to automatically detect lithium-ion, nickel metal hydride, nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries, their charge level and apply the appropriate charging mode to them. Constant Charge Current (CC), Constant Charge Voltage (CV), and Low Current Charge (TrickleCharge).
General Features of the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 Charger.
Input voltage: AC 110 ~ 220 V. 50/60 Hz. or direct current 12 V.
Power Consumption: 8 W.
Output Voltage: 4.2 V. ±1% for Li-Ion or 1.48 V. ±1% for Ni-MH and Ni-CD.
Output current: 500 mA. x 2.
Dimensions: 132 mm x 70 mm x 35 mm.
Weight: 104 g (without batteries, mains cable and car adapter).
Completeness: a power cord on 220V, the adapter 12V in the car cigarette lighter.
Two completely independent channels of the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger have the ability to simultaneously charge different types of batteries, different voltage and size. Nitecore Intellicharger i2 is compatible with lithium-ion batteries: 26650, 22650, 18650, 17670, 18490, 17500, 17335, 16340 (RCR123), 14500, 10440, and with nickel-metal hydride / nickel-cadmium batteries: AA, AAA, A, SC, C.
In Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2, there is a separate LED indication of the status and progress of the charge for each battery separately. Automatic stop of the charging process after its completion, protection against improper battery installation. When charging the battery, three yellow alternately blinking charge indicators in each slot display the state of the battery and after the completion of the charging process they begin to light constantly. If the LEDs flash at once three at the same time, then the battery is inserted incorrectly or is faulty.
Impressions of the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 Charger.
In general, a very convenient and practical charger for both home and camping and field conditions. Its main advantages for field conditions are omnivorous and the ability to work on a voltage of 12 volts. This allows you to connect it to the car battery through the cigarette lighter socket or a special outlet. If the car is not nearby, or the trip is purely on foot, then the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger will work perfectly from any suitable solar panel. IN in our case, this is the solar panel Goal Zero Nomad 7.
The charging time of any batteries directly depends on the degree of their discharge, therefore, given the specifics of the field conditions, it is better to recharge them immediately, as soon as possible. Preventing a big discharge. Charging time is saved very significantly. In the case of the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger, it is very relevant during its operation from the solar battery. Since there are only two slots and they are not always enough. And the operating time of the solar battery depends on the weather and the duration of daylight hours. Although, if you are in a car, it will still be more profitable to purchase the older model Nitecore Intellicharger i4 v.2. She already has four separate slots / channels, this is true if you have a lot of different electronic devices with batteries.
The fact that the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger has a low-current battery discharge function is a little disappointing. This function is needed primarily for Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries, which are subject to the so-called memory effect. Reversible loss of capacity that occurs when recharging a partially discharged battery. And while charging a single low-capacity 10440 lithium-ion battery or low-capacity Ni-Mh AAA, the Nitecore Intellicharger i2 v.2 charger is not able to determine its capacity on its own. Therefore, it will give a maximum current of 500 mA to the channel, as a result of which the battery can become very hot and there is a possibility of failure.