Soshine SC-S7 good inteligent charger for 18650 Li-ion or 1.2V Nimh bateries

If you look for precise charger of Li-ion batteries You may be interested charger from Soshine ,specific SC-S7 model with LCD display.If you want more information, please read the this review of the charger:

On begining will describe the pros and cons of this device then will write detailed info and how to work with charger:

Here are the pros and cons of Soshine SC-S7 charger:

Here is pros: 

  • LCD display with  % charging status , time of charging , voltage on battery, and very VERY IMPORTANT capacity in mAh !!
  • Can charge multiple battery types AA/AAA Nimh ,18650  14500, 16340 for Li-ion type bateries.
  • Antireverese protection realy work.  You can not charge the battery when you put it in reverse, I tested it.
  • Manufacturer Soshine comes with charging from USB or the AC adapter is good solution
  • MAX 1 000mA charging current is safe for most of the li-ion batteries
  • Cost cheap solution with LCD and measurement capacity

Soshine sc7 charger with voltage meter and capacity meter

Here is cons:

  • The biggest  disadvantage  SC-S7 charger that can charge only one battery.Often  is necessary to recharge 2 pieces (2xAAA or 2x 18650 here is good 4x 18650 charger TOMO M4
  • Scroll to select the type of battery is not 100% but a good way to save space

Emty charger soshine sc7

Detailed review of  Soshine SC-S7 charger

The charger is manufactured in white color .Charger Dimensions are 95mm x 48mm x 23mm design is good. Dimensions of LCD are 26mm x 11mm. LCD has green backlight wich  is good visible in the darkness.The slider can be moved depending on the type and dimension of battery (AA/AAA Nimh ,18650  14500, 16340 for Li-ion,LIFEPO4 is not supo). Sometimes it does not work well battery is not charging because it has a bad contact – you need better press slider.

Ultrafire charged by soshine charger

On the LCD, you can watch battery capacity ,It is a very useful way to test your batteries by charging you can compare capacity.End voltage during charging is important,for example at 3.6V Li-ion battery is 4.2V if the charger has been charged to higher voltages, it would have reduced battery life. Soshine SC-S7 charger is a precision stop the charging at 4.2V for Li-ion battery (Charger is not suitable for LiFePO4 have end voltage – 3.6V)

Good review of SC-S7 charger with measurements 

If is batery bad display of SC7 show “Fail” “Poor Cell”@Li-ion

Table of standard charging times by battery type and capacity:

 

 Battery capacity Nimh Charging tim Li-ion charging time
  600mAh  aprox. 45 min  aprox. 45 min
  1000mAh  aprox. 72 min  aprox. 72 min
  1800mAh  aprox. 110 min  aprox. 110 min
  2200mAh  aprox. 160 min  aprox. 160 min

Where to buy Soshine SC7:

Recommends buying from eBay, a good price is 11-15 USD postage free.When buy must choose EU or US connection.I am from Europe, I chose charger with Eu connection. I have seen  the charger on AliExpress and other Chinese shops.

 

All technical parameters:

  •  Precision end-of-charge voltage detection
  • Floating charge maintains battery in full charge
  • Intelligent reverse-connect protection, detects the polarity of the inserted battery
  • LCD displays multi-information, voltage, time, charging percentage, charging capacity, worse battery and bad battery
  • Metal plates for charging connection can easy adjust for many different types battery cell
  • Automatic 3.7V/1.2V battery cell voltage and polarity detection
  • Over charging time-out protection
  • Power input can use DC12V or Mini USB DC5V for charging
  • Auto active function for Lithium battery cell open (0 Voltage)
  • Brand: Soshine
  • Model: SC-S7
  • Compatible Battery Type:
  •  Li-ion Battery: 18650, 14500, 16340
  • Ni-MH Battery: AA, AAA
  • Charger Mode: CC / CV @ Li-ion / DELTA V @ Ni-MH battery
  • Power Input:
  •  DC12V, 1000mA
  •  USB Input: DC5V, 600mA
  • Output:
  • Li-ion 3.7V Battery: 1000mA
  •  Ni-MH 1.2V Battery: 1000mA
  • Cut-Off Voltage:
  •  Li-ion Battery: 4.2V
  • Ni-MH Battery: 1.4V
  • Operating temperature: 0 ~ 55 Degrees Celsius
  • Storage temperature: -25 ~ 70 Degrees Celsius
  • Dimensions(L x W x H): 95mm x 48mm x 23mm
  • Weight: 51g (without power adapter)
  • Adapter Information:
  • Europe Standard: Round EU plug
  •  Input: 100V-240V, 50-60Hz 0.3A
  • Output: 12V, 1.0A

 

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