Ultra fire CR123A Batteries and Charger review


Ultra fire CR123A Batteries and Charger review

 

Supplier:

The item was supplied by Airsoft Club from Hong Kong, their customer service did not respond to my emails, it was only when I emailed the wholesale address that I got through to “Dennis” one of the managers there in charge of wholesale. Once I was dealing with Dennis, the process was smooth and they gave me a few choices of items that they wanted reviewing.

Packaging:

The three items that I received from Airsoft Club were wrapped together inside the helmet which was covered in a thin foam style packaging and then placed inside a box for transit. The box was not sealed, just tied together with string. The items never got damaged or lost so this was adequate packaging.

Postage:

The item was shipped via Hong Kong Airmail and took about 8 working days to arrive. The item was able to be tracked, however I wasn’t supplied this tracking number. This is no problem as it got here safely.

1st Impressions:

Both the
charger and batteries were just as I expected. Apart from the charger which had
an US plug on it instead of either an EU of UK plug which would have made more
sense.

Fitment of batteries:

The batteries
just slide into place and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to get them
the right way round either with a big + and – marked on the unit and a diagram
of the battery shape as well.

Usability:

You can use this to charge both 3v and 3.7v CR123A Batteries.

The batteries are used in a wide variety of units from the M6 weapon light systems to a sure-fire weapon light. Mainly these batteries are used for lights and lasers as they hold the charge well and deliver it for a reasonable amount of time. These batteries are 880MaH which will deliver 880milli amps for an hour continuously.

Charge Process:

There are 2 windows, 1 about each battery which I would have presumed would have been for charge indicators, But upon plugging the batteries in and switching the charger on there was no lights at all. I left the charger for a couple of hours and when I took the batteries out they were charged but no lights were showing on the charger unit.

Conclusion:

Over all these batteries will save me a lot of money on batteries for my weapon lights, but I just wish the charger had indication lights to remind me that they are on charge and if they are fully charged.

I would recommend these to anyone buying a weapon light, torch or any other device that uses CR123A batteries as it will easily cost you more in normal batteries than the small out lay for a set of rechargeable batteries.

 

Ratings:

Charger Build Quality: 6/10
Value for money 8.5/10
Ease of use: 8/10
Charger quality: 4/10
Batteries Quality: 8/10