Smart Chargers, and Charger Safety
Battery safety has been a hot topic in the vaping community for quite a while now, and rightly so. There is much talk over what types of batteries we should be using: protected versus IMR, this brand versus that one, etc. While that is all well and good, one thing we often don’t think about is our chargers.
Most of our advanced kits came with a charger of some sort; some of them decent, some of them not so much.
We as reviewers nit pick to death the mods coming out of China, and most of us are quick to point out their short comings. One thing we rarely discuss though is the chargers that come bundled with them. We put a lot of faith in those devices to do what they are supposed to do: namely, safely charge our batteries.
In the following video, we take a look at three of the better “smart chargers” on the market today. The Ultrafire WP-188, the XTAR SP-2, and the Sysmax Intellicharger i4.
These chargers all have multiple safeties built in such as over charge protection (cutting off at 4.2v), reverse battery protection, regulated current, etc. But they each do it a little bit differently.
We also discuss charger safety, and things to pay attention to while using these devices.
Hopefully, after watching this video, you will have a better appreciation for charger safety, and based on the types of batteries you use, the information to choose the best “smart charger” for your needs.