1. is for Ni-MH/NiCad batteries.
2. is for rechargeable alkaline batteries.
3. is for LiFePO batteries.
4. is for rechargeable Li-Ion batteries.
1200 mAh output at all voltages so it charges batteries fast. Easily fits 18650, 18500, 18350, 14500, 17670, 10440, 16340 and CR123. Plugs directly into a wall outlet and has a seperate LED to provide charge status for each channel. AC cord is about 2ft long. Easy to use and operate. Color may vary.
Terrible unit Review by Lee
I got mine today. Doesn't do anything but one light comes on. Nothing charges and it smelled like burned plastic after a while. Feels VERY cheap. Probably cost 2 dollars or less to make. They should definitely drop this from their inventory or sell it for a lot less. Worst purchase I've made in some time. (Posted on 5/17/13)
Works as advertised! Charges 18650's to 4.3 Volts! Review by dawog
I purchased this last week -- it was the only multi-battery charger remaining in stock. So far it has worked perfectly, charging anywhere from 1 to 4 18650 batteries at once. All batteries have been charged to 4.2-4.3 volts. I especially like the variety of battery types that may be charged with this model. (Posted on 3/22/13)
a huge stink Review by alice
i dont see the problem. it does what it promises. i give it 5 stars because neither the batts or the charger have failed (Posted on 2/9/13)
Works but built cheaply Review by Lee
So I have been using the charger for about 2 months now and one of the charging channels spring broke. The peg that holds the springs is made from a very thin cheap piece of plastic and it not fixable. I will have to jury rig something to fix it. I also have one of the trust fire chargers and had the same thing happen, but the spring just slipped off the peg and I was able to fix it. Other than this problem the charger works good. I linked a few photos of the inside of the charger.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dbQvO5lrdiVV3_dbcj7FQ2kQS2gMBc-Z7lBaFtzbSKA?feat=directlink (Posted on 10/1/12)
Broke Review by Lee
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not sure about this one Review by Michael
The lights seem to do what they want to do and don't seem to mean anything.The batteries have worked so it must be workin.Here are the instructions in English.
4 Channels battery charger
-Protected from the short-circuit
1412W 4 channels universal automatic stop rechargeable battery charger / travel charger / electric supercharger
1, only charge the same series at a time, for example, you can only charge Ni-MH batteries at a time, adjust the switch to stay at the corresponding charging mode.
2, there are 4 switches mode,
1 mode is for Ni-MH/NiCad batteries;
2 mode is for alkaline batteries;
3 mode is for LiFePO batteries;
4 mode is for li-ion rechargeable batteries.
3, It is under charging when the indicator light is red, the fast charging stop when the indicator light is off, then enter into the trickle charging. Because the difference between the batteries, some indicator lights will stop in advance, you had better to take out all the batteries when all the indicator lights are off. That will be best if keeping charging for few hours after that.
NOTE: DO NOT CHARGE THE DIFFERENT SERIES BATTERIES AT A TIME, DO NOT PLACE THE WRONG CHARGING MODE, OR IT WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY LEAKAGE OR BOMB.
1, if the indicator light does not work, it is possibly the battery is full or placed the wrong charging mode. if it is on without batteries, possibly the batteries are over-charged or placed the wrong charging mode.
2, if the batteries power is different, it will cause some channels indicator lights off in advance. Please take all of them out when they are all full.
3, if the battery surface is hot with charging, it shows this battery is broken. DO NOT charge it, or it will be leakage or bomb.
4, the alkaline cell is rechargeable, or it will be possibly leakage or bomb if it is normal alkaline cell.
5, only be used indoor, DO NOT use it under high temperature/wet condition; DO NOT be inversion or subversion during usage.
(Posted on 8/20/12)
Neutral on this for now Review by Phillip
The charger came with no instructions. The switch isn't labeled with type of battery but with voltages. So, be sure to use the additional info provided if you have lion, limh, lipo, and other types of batteries. It seems to charge ok. But, since the writing is in chinese and there are no instructions to ensure proper use it only goes to three stars. (Posted on 8/11/12)
HG-1412W charger Review by Chris Hayes
Was a great charger to begin with fits all cells mentioned in the other review and charges really quick, but woke up today and plugged it in to charge my 14500's and it doesnt work at all, im sure MV would replace it but its a bit of a hassle on my end at the moment and i dont have the time to rectify the problem. again it was a great charger and im sure the other folks that have ordered it may have had better luck than i. (Posted on 11/24/11)
HG-1412W Battery Charger Review by Christopher Corbell
Only charges batteries to 4.1 volts. It could charge to 4.15 and still accomplish the same thing without loosing much capacity per charge. The charge rate of 1.2amps is split up between all 4 slots. If you are only charging one battery it will get charged at 1.2 amps. If charging 4 batteries they each will only get .3 amps. My only real complaint is it puts of this high pitched whine any time it is plugged in so it would be best to unplug if not using. (Posted on 11/11/11)