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.

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

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


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:

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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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