Choose a suitable battery charger for your dive lights

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Your dive lights require powerful batteries to run normally. It’s always necessary to bring a portable charger alongside, which can charge up your batteries anywhere. So how to choose a suitable battery charger for your dive lights? There are some suggestions below.

1. Make sure which type of batteries your dive lights use
Not all chargers support all battery types. Therefore, you need to know what kind of rechargeable batteries your dive lights use and you’d like to expand in the future. Most dive lights require Li-ion batteries, such as 18650, 21700, 26650, and some also use AA/AAA Ni-MH batteries. When picking out a charger, ensure you have checked the supported battery type and sizes, to make sure the charger accept your batteries.

2. Check what convenient features the charger offer
The smart chargers’ convenient features can make your charging experience more enjoyable. Such as chargers with multi-bays, apparently, the more bays the charger has, the more batteries it can change simultaneously, which speeds up the charging process. But you also need to consider the charger’s size and portability during your diving trip. The two, four bays battery chargers are considered as more favorable ones. Besides, some chargers with LED indicator or LCD screen, can show real time charging status and monitor the charging progress, really convenient! What’s more, some chargers with fast charging features can save your time on the tips. It’ s surely handy when you wait for batteries to charge up before diving.

3. Confirm how you power the battery charger
There are two common types of chargers’ input port - AC and USB. Generally, the charger with AC input port is convenient to use indoors just by connecting its own power cord to the wall outlet. As for the charger with USB input port, it’s much easier to carry outside during your journey, easily compatible with your USB cables and phone adapter.

If you are interested in the chargers or just looking for one, can learn more about XTAR battery charger lineup here, that can meet your different demands.

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https://www.shearwater.com/products/peregrine/

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