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Old 07-02-2011, 07:58 AM #1
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Default Proper charge cycles for CR123A?

It was relatively easy for me to find info on 18650 batteries; WHEN they should be charged, WHAT a full charge is, etc.; found the data on the web AND in the forum.
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18650:
Full charge = ~ 4.1 to 4.2 volts
WHEN they should be charged for best lifetime = 3.7 to 3.8 volts

(please correct me if I am wrong...)
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BUT... I cannot for the life of me find comparable data on CR123A's (?!??). Tried all kinds of searches...

These are: CR123A (16340), 3.7v rechargables. The capacities are 650 & 800 mAh.
I don't know FOR CERTAIN what a full charge is,
and I don't know FOR CERTAIN when I should stop and charge them.
These are used in the 200mw green Gatlin that I got from O-Like.



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Default Re: Proper charge cycles for CR123A?

JB;

Full voltage after charging is 4.2 VDC.

I would discharge them down to about 3.4 VDC (after a few minutes rest).

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LarryDFW; THANKS! You wouldn't BELIEVE how much seaching I've done to try to find a good answer for this.
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