Ever been in a situation where you need batteries, but only can find someones that are almost out of juice? Worry no more, Fenix has the solution for you. The ARE-X2 Dual Channel smart charger is capable of charging virtually any commercially available battery and the lithium-ion batteries of Fenix flashlights. The ARE-X2 supports both Micro-USB charging and discharging for easy and quick charging wherever there is a USB port. This makes the ARE-X2 very versatile and good for travel; just plug the charger into your computer or compatible USB block and get a fast charge, every time. The small 115mm x 63mm x 30mm (LxWxH) casing weighs only 96 grams and can easily fit in your pocket, backpack, purse, or jacket. Now you can have freshly charged backup batteries whenever you need them.
The ARE-X2 is unique in that you can charge batteries of virtually any size: 18650 batteries, 26650, 1630, 14500,10440, even commercially available AA and AAA batteries. Brightly colored LED indicators on the faceplate clearly display the level of battery charge so you won't have to guess when it is full. The blue LED indicator flashes while charging is underway then goes out when the final discharging is complete. The max charge current is 1.0A which can recharge most Fenix flashlight batteries in just under 2 hours. The onboard microchip processor automatically modulates the current to the detected battery type to give the optimal charge and extend the life of your batteries. Short-circuit, over-current, and over-voltage protection protects the hardware against power surges and prevent batteries from being damaged from too much current or voltage. Built-in reverse polarity protection prevents damage from reversed currents.
Even better, when Li-ion batteries are plugged in, the device turns into a portable charger for USB compatible devices. Putting in a Li-ion battery lets the ARE-X2 act as a power bank to charge smartphones, tablets, and even compatible LED Fenix flashlights. You can even discharge when only one of the battery slots is occupied; perfect for when you need a quick charge on the go. The device defaults to the left slot for discharging but will look at the battery to determine which slot has a Li-ion battery in it. It will discharge until the discharge voltage reaches 3.0V, preventing the battery from being completely drained. The ARE-X2 combines the utility of a battery charger and power bank to give a powerful 2-in-1 device that has virtually unlimited utility. Please note that Ni-MH and Ni-CD batteries will not activate the discharge function.
The ARE-X2 is compatible with most common lithium-ion batteries, including 26650, 18560, 16340, 14500, and 10440, as well as NI-MH and Ni-CD batteries. No matter the kind of battery, the ARE-X2 can charge it to the optimum level. Even better is the price. The ARE-X2 is extremely affordable where other, more expensive power banks can break the bank (pun intended). Perfect for use at home, in the office, or on vacation, never have to worry about.