10 Best FENIX 18650 Battery Chargers
for November 2022

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We've tested over 50 different flashlights and battery chargers over the years, and for this update, we've selected 10 of the best battery chargers on the market to comprehensively and rigorously test side-by-side. In our next installment of the review, we'll test the top 10 flashlights. For this update, we evaluated features including charging performance, ease of charging, voltage output, and duration of a battery charge. We recorded each of these details in our laboratory and reviewed each charger in real-world scenarios to assess their performance. Take a look at our recommendations below to find the charger that fits your needs and budget.

The flashlight and battery market has a vast array of options, perfect for everyone from the Army elite to weekend campers. If you're in the market for new lighting, such as headlamps, headlamps, or lanterns, take a look at our flashlight reviews.

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Fenix are-X1 18650/16340 Battery Charger and EdisonBright EB-4U 4-Port USB Charging Station Bundle

Fenix are-X1 18650/16340 Battery Charger and EB-4U EdisonBright 4-Port USB Charging Station Bundle

by EdisonBright

This bundle includes EdisonBright EB-4U 4-port USB charging station

The Fenix are-X1 18650/16340 Battery Charger and EdisonBright EB-4U 4-Port USB Charging Station Bundle are a great set of accessories for anyone who's planning to buy an 18650 or 16340 battery. The charger is simple to use and charges both 18650 and 16340 batteries to 4.2 volts within 1.5 hours. The included docking station has four USB ports, so it can charge four devices at the same time. It charges 18650 and 26650 batteries simultaneously, and it supports both charging and discharging. The docking station is compact, so it's easy to carry. And the charger is sensitive enough that it can detect when a battery is fully charged, so you won't overcharge it. The charger and docking station are both small and light, making them easy to pack for a trip. Unfortunately, both accessories are not compatible with 18350 batteries.

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Fenix PD35 1000 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Compact Tactical Flashlight Bundle with EdisonBright 18650 2600mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

Fenix PD35 1000 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Compact Tactical Flashlight with Bundle EdisonBright 18650 2600mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

by Fenix

Bundle Includes Fenix ARE-C1+ Battery charger, Fenix ARB-L18-2600 rechargeable battery and 2 X EdisonBright CR123A Lithium batteries

The Fenix PD35 is one of the lightest and brightest tactical flashlights we've tested, and it's waterproof and shockproof. The PD35's head and tail switches are easy to operate, and the tail switch is reversible, so you can use it with either hand. A rubber O-ring around the flashlight's head acts as a gasket, so it's waterproof to 6.6 feet (2m). The PD35's maximum output (1000 lumens) is bright enough to keep you visible at night, but it's dimmer than comparable flashlights, such as the SureFire X400 and Neewer M41. The PD35's beam is also narrower than similar flashlights, such as the SureFire X400's and Neewer M41's, so it's less suitable for searching (where you want your beam to be as wide or as wide as possible). The PD35's light is also somewhat yellow, so it's less suitable for close distance lighting, although it's not bad at tasks like reading, where you don't need a very wide beam. The PD35's output and beam quality are enhanced by the included EdisonBright 18650 2600mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Charger, which have a 10-hour charge time and a standard 3.7-volt output. The charger can charge two batteries simultaneously.

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Fenix TK22 v2.0 1600 Lumen 442 Yard Long Throw Tactical Flashlight with 2x Fenix 5000mAh Battery, Dual Slot Charger, and LumenTac Battery Organizer

Fenix Flashlights Fenix TK22 v2.0 1600 Lumen 442 Yard Throw Long Tactical Flashlight with 2x Fenix 5000mAh Battery

by Fenix Flashlights

BUILT TO LAST - Durable construction that is waterproof and impact resistant. At just under six inches, this is a solid choice as a duty light or EDC flashlight with the included metal pocket clip, lanyard, or holster.

The Fenix TK22 v2.0 is one of the most powerful flashlights we've tested, and it's one of the most capable throwers, too. The TK22 v2.0 has a bright output that is easily visible from over 300 yards away, and the throw is long enough that we were able to illuminate a steep ravine without the light being hit by tree branches. The TK22 v2.0 has a side switch on the side, which is a nice feature for tactical use, and it has a tail switch for momentary-on and constant-on. The TK22 also has a nice feature called Lumen Tactical, which allows users to choose different brightness levels in an instant. The TK22 v2.0 also comes with a dual slot charger, and Fenix included a flashlight holster and lanyard with the flashlight. The TK22 v2.0 also accepts either one 21700 battery or 18650 battery (not included), and it comes with a battery adapter sleeve for 21700 batteries. The TK22 v2.0 is considerably more expensive than our previous pick, the Fenix TK11, but the TK22 offers more versatility, longer runtimes, and more brightness level options.

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FENIX TK35 UE 2015 version (TK35 Ultimate Edition) 2000 Lumen CREE XHP 50 LED Tactical Flashlight with 2 x Fenix ARB-L2 2600mAh Li-ion rechargeable batteries, 4 X EdisonBright CR123A Lithium batteries, Fenix ARE-C1 18650 batery charger, in-car Charger ada

EdisonBright FENIX TK35 UE 2015 version (TK35 Ultimate Edition) 2000 Lumen CREE XHP LED 50 Tactical Flashlight with 2 x Fenix ARB-L2 2600mAh Li-ion rechargeable batteries

by Fenix

Bundle includes two Fenix ARB-L2 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries, Fenix ARE-C1 digital battery charger and four EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries

The FENIX TK35 UE is a high-quality tactical flashlight that is not only bright, but powerful, rugged, and easy to operate. The TK35 UE's tail-stand switch is intuitive to use, and its two-stage output adjustment makes it easy to dial in the light you need. The TK35 UE is a great general-purpose flashlight, but it's especially handy for camping, hunting, and outdoor activities, and it packs enough power to illuminate a large work area. The TK35 UE's two-stage output adjustment makes it easy to dial in the light you need, and the single meter-long tail-stand design makes it easy to use while standing. The TK35 UE is a large flashlight that weighs 2.6 pounds, but it's comfortable to hold and use, and it's well built, so it's rugged enough to withstand an accidental drop. The TK35 UE uses the same 18650 batteries as its predecessor, but the new version uses CREE XHP 50 LED which produces 2000 lumens, and it has a lifespan of 50,000 hours. The TK35 UE has an orange-peel reflector which produces a 75-degree wide beam angle which gives you maximum mid-range coverage. The TK35 UE's 4.1-foot cable and adjustable head make it easy to use from a standing or seated position.

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The Fenix TK35 is a short, compact flashlight that emits 960 lumens of illumination. It's bright, but it throws a pretty narrow beam, and it's quite hot, so it's best for close-up tasks. The TK35 also features a strobe mode, which is useful for signaling, but it only works when the flashlight is running on six or fewer batteries, so it's less than ideal for emergency situations. One nice feature of the TK35 is that, unlike most other flashlights, it runs on 18650 batteries, which are slightly larger than CR123A batteries but provide more light for the same amount of power. The TK35 also comes with two Fenix ARB-L2M 2300mAh Li-ion rechargeable batteries, which Energizer says are the most powerful rechargeable industrial batteries currently available.

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Fenix TK22 v2.0 1600 Lumen 442 Yard Long Throw Tactical Flashlight with Fenix 5000mAh Battery, Charger, and LumenTac Battery Organizer

Fenix Flashlights Fenix TK22 v2.0 1600 Lumen 442 Long Yard Throw Tactical Flashlight with Fenix 5000mAh Battery

by Fenix Flashlights

BUILT TO LAST - Durable construction that is waterproof and impact resistant. At just under six inches, this is a solid choice as a duty light or EDC flashlight with the included metal pocket clip, lanyard, or holster.

The Fenix TK22 v2.0 is an easy-to-use, high-performance tactical flashlight. With four brightness levels, a strobe function, and an intuitive user interface, it's ideal for both everyday use and professional use. The flashlight is also compatible with the Fenix 5000mAh battery (not included), so you can charge it on the go. The flashlight's tail switch is easy to operate, and it's perfect for tactical use. The flashlight comes with a holster and lanyard.

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EdisonBright Fenix HL60R 950 Lumen USB Rechargeable CREE XM-L2 T6 LED Headlamp, 2 X Fenix 18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries,are-X1 Charger with 2 X CR123A Back-up Batteries Bundle

EdisonBright Fenix HL60R 950 Lumen USB CREE Rechargeable XM-L2 T6 LED Headlamp

by EdisonBright

Includes Fenix ARE-X1 charger, additional Fenix 18650 rechargeable battery, two EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries

The Fenix HL60R is our current pick for best headlamp, and it's easy to see why. While it's designed for outdoor activities, the HL60R performs just as well on urban commutes and night walks. It's perfect for camping and hiking, and it's not only bright enough to illuminate an entire campsite, but also casts a wide, 120-degree beam, allowing you to see farther and farther ahead. The HL60R's 950-lumen output is actually brighter than our previous pick, the Petzl Tikka 2, and thanks to two 18650 rechargeable batteries, the HL60R offers 340 hours of continuous use, which is very respectable for a portable headlamp. The HL60R's dual light source features two Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LEDs that are paired with a neutral white Cree XP-E2 LED, so the light has a fairly even color temperature. The HL60R has three brightness settings, and when set to high, the HL60R's beam can reach up to 120 meters, which is more than enough to light an entire campsite. The HL60R's three settings also work well with cycling and hiking applications, and they can easily be switched using the side-mounted rocker switch. The HL60R has a one-switch operation, so it's very easy to use, and it has a rocker switch on the head of the headlamp that is located high enough so that it's easy to reach.

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Victagen Universal Smart Charger,Speedy 18650 Battery Charger for 3.7V Batteries 14500 Lithium Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd C IMR 10440 Rechargeable Battery (Included two18650 li Batteries)

Victagen Universal Smart Charger

by victagen

Power Bank Function - When the left slot has been put into the charged lithium battery, charger now can be a power bank provide output power to your external devices, it is not only a charger but also a power bank.

The Victagen Universal Smart Charger is versatile, fast-charging, and well-made. During our testing, it charged all of our batteries in about an hour, which is much quicker than other chargers we tested. The charger does exactly what it's supposed to, which is to charge batteries quickly and efficiently. It offers two charge slots, and we found that it charged 2 batteries at 1.8A (the maximum charge current) at the same time, or 2 batteries at 0.5A (the minimum charge current) at the same time. The charger automatically switches between charging modes based on the size of the battery, and it uses Intelligent Charging Technology to optimize charging speed and battery life. The charger features reverse polarity protection, and it includes an AC adapter, two 18650 batteries, and a handy carrying pouch. The charger's price is slightly higher than the average, but it includes a good quantity of batteries, and it's well-made, so it's worth considering.

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EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Plus Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries Bundle

EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE Tactical LED Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery

by Fenix

Bundle includes Fenix ARB-L2 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery, Fenix battery charger and two EdisonBright CR123A lithium batteries

The EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Plus Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries Bundle is everything you need in a tactical flashlight. It has plenty of output (1000 lumens), a durable build, and long battery life. It weighs only 4.1 ounces, so it's easy to carry, and its diameter is 1.6 inches, which is small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket. The TAC 1000 from EdisonBright has a side switch (which is recessed so you can easily access it), a USB port so you can recharge the included batteries, and a 3V USB port so you can recharge your phone or tablet. The PD35 also has a built-in 3-LED flashlight, which comes in handy during power outages or emergencies. It comes with a two-port charger, which charges two 18650 batteries simultaneously, and two CR123A batteries, which will last up to 300 hours in tactical mode and up to 100 hours in outdoor mode. The PD35 is bright enough for most tasks, and the Cree XP-L (V5) LEDs are energy efficient, so it should last for years. It's worth pointing out that the PD35 doesn't come with a holster or wrist strap, so you'll need to purchase one of those separately. The PD35 also isn't water resistant, so it shouldn't hold up well if it spills.

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EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries

EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE Tactical LED Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery

by Fenix

Bundle includes Fenix ARB-L2 battery, Fenix ARE-C1 Battery charger and Two EdisonBright CR123A Lithium Batteries

The EdisonBright Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen Cree LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries is an OK choice for a neatly packaged, reasonably bright, and relatively affordable tactical flashlight. The 1000-lumen maximum output (with two CR123A batteries) should illuminate most outdoor areas comfortably. Plus, the rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery and the Fenix are-C1 battery charger included with this package make it very convenient to use. The rechargeable Li-ion battery has a maximum runtime of 120 minutes. The Fenix are-C1 charger has a 1.5-hour charge time and it supports both IMR 18650 and 18350 Li-ion batteries. The Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen Cree LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries also has a tactical tail switch and a long-throw side switch, so you can change the output from high to low or strobe mode easily. The tail switch and side switch are also equipped with slide-type locks, so they won't accidentally activate when you're not holding them. The Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen Cree LED Tactical Flashlight with Genuine Fenix ARB-L2 Battery, Fenix are-C1 Battery Charger and Two CR123A Lithium Batteries is also durable, water-resistant, and shockproof, and its casing is made of plastic, not aluminum, so it won't get too hot or weigh you down.

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