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XTAR VC8 3A USB Fast Charger Batteries10440 16340 18650 26650 AAA AA C 5 Optional Currents Charge 8X21700 Simultaneously £21.49 Fogstar
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XTAR VC8 3A USB Fast Charger Batteries10440 16340 18650 26650 AAA AA C 5 Optional Currents Charge 8X21700 Simultaneously £21.49 Fogstar

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Posted 5th Dec 2019

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Good, versatile, 8 bay intelligent charger at probably the best price around by a very long margin - substantially cheaper than anywhere else. Even AliExpress is more expensive.

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Supports Li-ion, NiMH, and NiCd Chemistries

The Xtar VC8 is an 8-channel charger that supports Li-ion, NiMH, and NiCd chemistries. This charger supports QC3.0 fast charging and has a max 3A current for each slot. This can be changed manually to either 3A, 2A, 1A, 0.5A, or 0.25A allowing the user to adjust the currents to the demands of their batteries. The Xtar VC8 utilizes a USB-C input current for faster charging of all the batteries. Another great bonus to this battery charger is that integrated LCD screen that provides real-time information including voltage, capacity, internal resistance, and battery type. The VC8 has two user modes: grade and storage. Storage mode makes it easier to charge or discharge batteries to its rated voltage to maximize the lifespan of your batteries especially when they're in transport. Grade mode tests the true capacity of your batteries so you'll know what they're truly capable of.

Features:
  • 0V Activation Function revives over-discharged batteries
  • Internal Resistance Testing
  • Automatically chooses the best charging current
  • USB Type-C input port


Specifications:
  • Input: QC3.0 (5V 2A / 9V 2A)
  • Adjustable Constant Current: 3Ax1 / 2Ax2 / 1Ax4 / 0.5Ax8
  • End-of Charge Voltage: 4.20±0.05V / 1.45±0.1V
  • End-of Charge Current: <120mA
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40° C
  • Compatible Batteries:
    • 3.6V/3.7V Li-ion/IMR/INR/ICR: 10440, 14500, 14650, 16340, 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 18700, 20700, 21700, 22650, 25500, 26650
    • Can charge protected 20700/21700 batteries
    • 1.2V NiMH/Ni-Cd: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, SC, C







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Good charger, but after some usage it never gives full amperage for charging, so charging takes ages..
Rimi05/12/2019 10:32

Good charger, but after some usage it never gives full amperage for …Good charger, but after some usage it never gives full amperage for charging, so charging takes ages..


Not a problem for me. Far better for the batteries. Fast charging produces heat and drastically shortens their life.
Newbold05/12/2019 11:32

Not a problem for me. Far better for the batteries. Fast charging …Not a problem for me. Far better for the batteries. Fast charging produces heat and drastically shortens their life.



Well, it depends how you look at it; when it says 1A I would like to have 1A, as this is quite slow charge anyway, but now it only gives 0.4A with same power adaptor and same batteries, and 0.4A is painfully sloooow.
You forgot to mention they charge £5 for a charger
Rimi05/12/2019 12:03

Well, it depends how you look at it; when it says 1A I would like to have …Well, it depends how you look at it; when it says 1A I would like to have 1A, as this is quite slow charge anyway, but now it only gives 0.4A with same power adaptor and same batteries, and 0.4A is painfully sloooow.

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According to the manual you can only use 3A on one battery when charging.
DryUrEyesMate05/12/2019 12:24

[Image] According to the manual you can only use 3A on one battery when …[Image] According to the manual you can only use 3A on one battery when charging.



I know this all very well. But when I put 1 battery it charges only 1.2A( was charging 3A no problem when new for few months)
Rimi05/12/2019 12:29

I know this all very well. But when I put 1 battery it charges only 1.2A( …I know this all very well. But when I put 1 battery it charges only 1.2A( was charging 3A no problem when new for few months)


Can i ask which slot you are using for 3A charging and which power adaptor?
Ive found the problem
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No you didnt, unfortunately. I am using adapter made by Xtar and same problem. Don't take to my word, just test by yourself. These XTAR chargers, be it VC8 or VC4 or VC2 have same problem I have mentioned. My first XTAR VC4 is 4 years old now and only gives 0.2A (instead of 1A) when charging 2 batteries in correct slots, and if I put 4 batteries, charge current drops to 0. It does charges, but to charge 4 AA 1800mAh batteries takes 57 hours.
Rimi05/12/2019 12:59

No you didnt, unfortunately. I am using adapter made by Xtar and same …No you didnt, unfortunately. I am using adapter made by Xtar and same problem. Don't take to my word, just test by yourself. These XTAR chargers, be it VC8 or VC4 or VC2 have same problem I have mentioned. My first XTAR VC4 is 4 years old now and only gives 0.2A (instead of 1A) when charging 2 batteries in correct slots, and if I put 4 batteries, charge current drops to 0. It does charges, but to charge 4 AA 1800mAh batteries takes 57 hours.


Try watching this review as he has the exact same problem as you mentioned then read the comment below to resolve the issue..



You must be doing something wrong.
I have same problem and I am savvy at these things as working for this industry. Common problem with lower quality parts used in chargers. Nothing you can do, just buy better quality charger. DryUrEyesMate you will meet this same problem after longer using charger, maybe after a year or so.
Bokstas05/12/2019 16:00

I have same problem and I am savvy at these things as working for this …I have same problem and I am savvy at these things as working for this industry. Common problem with lower quality parts used in chargers. Nothing you can do, just buy better quality charger. DryUrEyesMate you will meet this same problem after longer using charger, maybe after a year or so.


And yet after using Xtar chargers for some time now, I’ve seen no change in performance.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for a slowish charger? I need one to charge AA and AAA batteries and care more about the batteries lasting longer rather than charging faster.
eldaras05/12/2019 19:59

Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for …Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for a slowish charger? I need one to charge AA and AAA batteries and care more about the batteries lasting longer rather than charging faster.


Errrrr....this one?
eldaras05/12/2019 19:59

Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for …Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for a slowish charger? I need one to charge AA and AAA batteries and care more about the batteries lasting longer rather than charging faster.



Techno line bc1000 or Lidl Tronic chargers performs a lot better than xtar. I would suggest Techno Line, as it charges batteries correctly and always gives full amperage, not like xtar.
Newbold05/12/2019 20:18

Errrrr....this one?



Thanks! I completely skipped the part of the description that said : 'This can be changed manually to either 3A, 2A, 1A, 0.5A, or 0.25A allowing the user to adjust the currents to the demands of their batteries.
eldaras05/12/2019 19:59

Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for …Sorry to hijack the thread, but does anyone have a good recommendation for a slowish charger? I need one to charge AA and AAA batteries and care more about the batteries lasting longer rather than charging faster.


What about these? Says "gentle overnight charger", i guess not an intelligent one + some batteries if you need.
Thanks, in the end I got the Xtar VC4S (also from frogstar), as I needed to charge some C batteries too. I got the VC4S today and works pretty well so far. I connected it to a normal usb charger and outputs ~250ma, which is exactly what I wanted.

I did try connecting a fast phone charger, but it output 1A, which is a bit too much in my eyes.
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