Best 8-Bay 18650/21700 Battery Chargers in 2022

Oct 28, 2022 | XTAR

8-bay battery chargers is a must for those that have many cells and vape devices. A solid 8-bay charger can serve for the whole family. Then, what are the best 18650 and 21700 battery chargers in 2022? After a lot of research, we list the top 5 picks and made a feature comparison.

The top 5 smart 8-bay battery chargers are: XTAR VC8 PLUS, Miboxer C8, GyrFalcon All-88, Nitecore i8, and Efest LUSH Q8. Here is the product comparison of them.

1. XTAR VC8 PLUS: The best battery charger and analyzer

XTAR VC8 PLUS is the best 8-bay 3.7V/1.2V battery charger and analyzer. It has several advanced features. It charge, analyze, and store cells , and let you know when your cells need replacing.

In charging mode, 8×1 amp is awesomeness! And it can charge 8pcs protected 21700 batteries simultaneously. This is a big reason for the vapers and the person in flashlight community bought this charger, because they use those batteries more than anything else.

In grading mode, the charger tests batteries’ real capacity, so that users can know whether the battery capacity is overstated or not. This is a big bonus for those who like to DIY 18650 power walls.

The charger can also charge or discharge the battery to it’s rated voltage in storing mode. This is a good way to prelong the life of your 18650 rechargeable batteries. When you don’t need to use your batteries in more than one month, use this mode to adjust the battery voltage before store them.

This intelligent 8-bay battery charger and analyzer is sold in only $45.99, the best price you could find from a reputable dealer.

2. Miboxer C8: The best charger with 10 selectable charging currents

Miboxer C8 is the 8-bay charger that can charge protected 21700 batteries and support adjustable charging current. The display is very informative but at the same time, simple and easy to read. It can also test the batteries’ internal resistance. This is useful for you to know the health status of your batteries.

Although the max charging current of the Miboxer C8 is only 4 x 1.5 amps, it supports manually control the charging speed. It provides selectable charging current from 0.1A to 1.5A. If you charge a small 14500 battery, a slower speed is better to increase the battery life. Many users like the current levels.

It has the same price of the XTAR VC8 PLUS. If you like the slow charging speed of 0.1A and 0.2A, it is a good choice.

3. GyrFalcon All-88: The best univeral charger for Li-ion, NiMH & LifePO4

GyrFalcon All-88 is the best 8-bay univeral battery charger for Li-ion, Ni-MH and LifePO4. It’s not the most feature rich, or precise, but it seems solid and it has 8 bays which can all charge at 1 amp at the same time!

It also provides selectable charging current, four levels with 0.1A, 0.25A, 0.5A, and 1A. 8 bays is wide enough to fit 8x 26650s at the same time, so the size would be larger than others. The LCD display charging parameters and progress of each channel.

But it has the highest price among those five chargers, around $54.99 at the time of this article.

4. Nitecore i8: The best 8-bay charger with output function

Nitecore i8 is the only 8-bay battery charger with output function. Compatible with 3.6/3.7V Li-ion batteries and 1.2V Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The max charging current is 1.5A x 2. For a 8-bay charger, it is a little bit slower to charge the big capacity 21700 and 26650 batteries.

It automatically detects power levels of batteries and selects the appropriate voltage and charging mode. The output of 8 cells makes it a high capacity power bank.

This charger has a very special appearance. It lets the batteries sit standing up. So it takes up less surface area than other 8-bay 18650 battery chargers.

5. Efest LUSH Q8: The simplest 8-bay 18650 charger

Efest LUSH Q8 is the simpest 8-bay battery charger. It has no LCD display. The max charging curent is 2A x 2, with automatic selective charging mode, and a suite of safety features. It is optimized for individuals looking for a simple yet effective way to charge.

A reliable 8-bay battery charger and bulk 18650 batteries bring you a good experience in vape gears, flashlights, and emergency preparedness, etc. We will bring more electronics, battery and charging information, tips, guides for you in our industry review category.


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