Nitecore LC10 Magnetic USB Charger/Power Bank: Review/Test

An in depth look at test of the Nitecore LC10 magnetic USB charger. I look at the ultra compact charger and find out the stronger and weaker points of the product. Test includes voltage termination, charging speeds/power bank speeds and overall thoughts on the LC10

Sample supplied via Nitecore for unbiased review and testing

Details from the maker:

The Nitecore LC10 is a portable, fast acting charger for cylindrical lithium ion batteries. Featuring a USB cord on one end and magnetic connectors on the other, you can charge 18650, 16340 and a host of other Li-ion batteries anytime, anywhere! An integrated micro USB cord is included for discharging batteries, making any cell a portable power bank for USB powered devices. For roughing it in the great outdoors, a built-in backup light on the side of the cord can be activated for smooth area lighting that can help you manage your campsite or navigate.
Advanced Charging Action

As a battery charger, the Nitecore LC10 brings the power with a charging rate of up to 1A, getting your batteries back in action fast! A ton of other features keep your batteries charging quickly and safely, including automatic cell identification and constant current technology that provides smooth, steady power. The LC10 can detect when a battery is fully charged and will terminate charging upon completion. The magnetic caps can be attached to either end of the battery, and include additional short circuit protection.
Features:

Charge and discharge functions
Capable of charging cylindrical rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Integrated USB 2.0 input and output ports
Intelligently identifies the positive and negative tips of the battery
Sensory white light with 3 brightness levels and power indicators
3 Power indicators show the charging/discharging status
Automatically detects battery power status and selects appropriate charging mode
Overtime charging protection
Compatible with power bank, 5V solar panel and USB adapter
Made from fire retardant / flame resistant PC + ABS material
Certified by RoHS, CE, FCC and CEC

Specifications:
Input: DC 5V ≥ 0.5A
Output: 4.2V ∓ 1% (Battery) / 5V ∓ 5% (USB) 1A MAX
Dimensions:9.65″ x 0.96″ x 0.73″
Weight:0.98 oz
Compatible with Battery Types: 12650, 13450, 13500, 13650, 14350, 14430, 14500, 14650, 16500, 16340(RECR123), 16650, 17350, 17500, 17650, 17670, 17700, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 18700, 20700, 21700, 22500, 22650, 22700, 25500, 25500, 26500, 26650, 26700

Comments

teddey Bayre says:

Can it be used with a wall charger?

Captain Diomedes says:

Why do you do this to me? Now I want one of those LC10

Bo Holbo Rasmussen says:

Thank you for the review and the direct link to the product page!

Do you happen to know of anyone who has made a teardown video of the LC10?

I was hoping that Bigclive or Julian Ilett had, but unfortunately not..

Andrei Tacu says:

Awesome device!

عبدالرحمن القدومي says:

thank you for the review.
I want a charger that can charge AA, AAA, and D cells and also to charge my phone with.
is this useful to me? do you have better recommendations?

ScrewYouTwice says:

I have one of these incoming. I ordered it before seeing this review, because I just have to have all the latest gadgets. I agree with everything you said about the changes needed and I am one of those that use the smaller Li-Ion batteries. I have several different type of these magnetic charging cable set ups. And the O-Light is the best one I have found so far.

Mr Baz Reviews says:

Links: Nitecore – https://charger.nitecore.com/product/lc10
Support honest reviews on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/mrbazreviews

121dodgers says:

I find your content really interesting and informative… I noticed your suaoki portable solar panel… Do you have a review on it or others?

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