Do I need to purchase a battery charger for the Fenix PD25's or PD25R's rechargeable battery?Updated a year ago
You do not need to purchase a battery charger for either the original PD25 or the newer PD25R
The PD25R includes an ARB-L16-700 rechargeable 16340 battery and can be charged via the flashlight's USB Type-C charging port.
The PD25 (discontinued) comes with an ARB-L16-700U battery that actually has a USB port built in the battery so you would take the battery out of the light and plug a micro-USB cable directly into the battery itself. The PD25 does not come with the charging cable but they are commonly used with many rechargeable electronics and with most Android cell phones, so it is very likely that you already have one!
Fenix Direct Charge batteries can only charge under certain parameters. We recommend using a single port charger that is around 2 Amps with no more than 10 watts max. Most multi-port chargers will not work, this includes computer ports. This is due to interference with the safety circuit in the battery. Samsung and LG are great choices, Apple and Anker for the most part are not.