This time we’ve got something short but sweet for you. Our friends at 365+ sent over one of their Olight accessories to try out. It’s the Olight OMNI DOK multi-charger.
This is a simple and super easy to use charger for almost all battery types you might be using in your devices at the moment. It’s function are all automatic. All you need to do, is insert the cell. The right way of course.
- 18650 lithium-ion
- 17670 lithium-ion
- 16340 lithium-ion
- RCR123 lithium-ion
- 14500 lithium-ion
- AA Ni-MH/Ni-CD
- AAA Ni-MH/Ni-CD
Both plates also have a slight extrusion to ensure proper connection
The charger features two individual battery power indicator monitors, showing the charge status of each battery at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. An Olight logo power indicator glows red, showing that the charger is plugged in.
The indicator lights turn on one after the other while the current state blinks continuously. When the battery is fully charged, all four indicators flashes for a short time. After a couple of flashes, the full circle mark stays on continuously while the other three turn off. If there’s no connection, only the red power indicator is on. In case of a connection error, all green indicator lights showing status for that compartment blink three times, then turn off. It’s that simple.
Now, i’m no electrician, but from our tests the charger does its job. It charges different types of cells simultaneously. They can be inserted randomly, since the compartments each have their own separate “minds”.
Charging Ni-Mh batteries showed to be slower than lithium-ion ones. This is evident from the specs on the bottom. It does however make us think, how does the ~1A charge affect the lifetime of smaller cells with 650mAh capacity. Up until now, there’s been no signs of depletion of the RCR123s we use. The flashlights that need a fully charged rechargeable battery to go in their “Turbo-S” mode, still do so and still keep it functioning as long as the first time. Since it uses DC 12V input, it can also be used in a car. Olight offers a connection cable which can be ordered separately at 365+.
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