XTAR VC4 Li-ion/Ni-MH intelligent premium battery charger (AA/AAA/C/D + 10440,14500,14650,16340,17670,18350,18490,18500,18650,18700,22650,25500,26650,32650) £21.43 Amazon delivered
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XTAR VC4 Li-ion/Ni-MH intelligent premium battery charger (AA/AAA/C/D + 10440,14500,14650,16340,17670,18350,18490,18500,18650,18700,22650,25500,26650,32650) £21.43 Amazon delivered

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Found 6th Feb 2016
Not your average charger this - look after all your rechargeable batteries properly (Li-ion and Ni-MH) at a low cost for this type of charger. Unusually, handles C and D cells as well as AA and AA + various others.

Take a look at the review in the next post down.

Xtar VC4 Li-ion and NiMh battery charger with advanced interface

The future of battery charging is here, and the Xtar VC4 is leading the charge with the latest technology and charging power. This charger is capable of charging an incredible amount of batteries ranging between the most popular models of Li-ion, IMR, INR, ICR, NiMh and Ni-Cd cells. Automatically detecting the voltage of inserted batteries, the charger adjusts charge rate and time to suit each unique situation. Along with faster and efficient charging, the VC4 displays a wealth of information about your batteries, with a detailed LCD Screen that updates in real-time. Since this charger uses USB power, it is perfect for users that are on-the-go and need a power source that can be obtained anywhere there is a computer or a USB wall socket. Jam-packed with information and safety features, the VC4 is a great charging choice for professionals and electronics enthusiasts alike.
Features:

Detailed LCD charge status display screen
Charges four batteries simultaneously and independently
Intelligently identifies input power and automatically adjusts suitable charge current
USB interface makes charging flexible and convenient
LED indicators display battery state in real-time
Three-stage charging algorithm
Overheat protection
Built-in reverse polarity and short-circuit protection circuit
0V activation and soft-start function
Undervoltage lockout and self-start functionality
Automatically stops charging when complete
Constructed from durable ABS plastic
Includes:
VC4 Charger
USB Cable
Hop-Pocket
Manual
Warranty Card

Specifications:

Input Power: DC 5.0V 2.1A
0.5A CC Current: 500 or 50mA
1.0A CC Current: 1000 or 80mA
Cut-off Voltage: 4.20V
Operation Temperature: 0-40° C

Compatible Batteries:

Li-Ion / IMR / INR / ICR: 10440, 14500, 14650, 16340, 17500, 17670, 18350, 18490, 18500, 18650, 18700, 22650, 25500, 26650, 32650
NiMh / Ni-Cd: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, SC, C, D

13 Comments

Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the wall - no leads.

That looks great. Just what I was looking for. Thanks

Original Poster

splatsplatsplat

Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the … Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the wall - no leads.


Not with the same specifications, unfortunately. You could, of course, leave this plugged into the wall via a USB wall charger, which is what I'm planning to do.

Wow. Now that's what I call a review. Might have to grab one. Is there anything else I should be cooling at in the similar price bracket ? I know there are a few folks on here that really know there stuff about these things

jouster

Wow. Now that's what I call a review. Might have to grab one. Is there … Wow. Now that's what I call a review. Might have to grab one. Is there anything else I should be cooling at in the similar price bracket ? I know there are a few folks on here that really know there stuff about these things



If you want something else look at Nitecore but they're regarded more low end to these.

splatsplatsplat

Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the … Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the wall - no leads.



Just leave it plugged into a USB outlet. Alternitively look into the Nitecore series. The same price but socketed.

I got this the other day and can honestly say one of the best chargers I've bought. Universal and charges the obscure batteries like 18650 (my main reason for getting it). And the display seems accurate enough, allows you to see exactly what is going in.

Best price around too.

jouster

Wow. Now that's what I call a review. Might have to grab one. Is there … Wow. Now that's what I call a review. Might have to grab one. Is there anything else I should be cooling at in the similar price bracket ? I know there are a few folks on here that really know there stuff about these things

splatsplatsplat

Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the … Do they do a socket version?, would prefer to leave it plugged in the wall - no leads.




Thanks for the comments...happy if you think this is a good charger...have done a flubit on it (instant offer was £22.20) but if it doesn't come back much better than that ill just order direct from Amazon

good little video review on Amazon here

Flubit came back with £20.21. Purchased. Thanks OP and others for info.

If only it also did NiZn Batteries - Want to try these as they are 1.6v.
Is there a charger out there that does the lot ?

Original Poster

Received this today - and it's as impressive as the reviews say it is. Solidly built, with a quality feel to it. I bought it mainly because it's the only fully intelligent charger on the market (so far as I can see) that can cope with AA, AAA, C and D cells (both Li-ion and NiMh) at anything like this price. In fact, I can't find one at any price!

Works well, too.

If only needing to charge NiMh AA and AAA just bought a re-badged BT-C2000 for £16.50 on a best bid on Ebay...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Slots-Intelligent-AA-AAA-NiMH-NiCd-Battery-Charger-Analyzer-Tester-LCD-Display-/301868031917?
Generally good reviews on Amazon .com...
amazon.com/gp/…1H1

I have this -it is superb - I'd bought a load of eneloops and thought it's high time I had a decent smart charger. Plus I also need to charge 18650 and RCR123 batteries so this is ideal - well worth the small outlay.
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