XTAR VC4 Battery Charger
XTAR VC4 Charger - Affordable, Popular, Easy to Use 4 Bay Charger
The XTAR VC4 Charger is one of the most popular chargers on the market, and for good reason: it offers reliable charging speed (up to 1A x 2), can charge both li-ion and Ni-MH batteries, and has an easy to read display that tells you how much capacity was put into the battery while it was charging.
Perfect balance of features and being easy to use. This is a great every day charger, and especially good for folks who are buying their first charger and want some nice features without too much of a learning curve.
USB Connector. The USB connector on the XTAR VC4 makes it very portable - you can hook it wherever you have a USB outlet available. (Note that for fastest charging, you'll need to use a connector with at least 2.1A power. Our 2.1A wall adapter and 2.1A car adapter are sold separately.)
XTAR Direct. We are an XTAR Authorized dealer, so when you purchase your VC4 from us, you'll know you're getting a genuine XTAR product.
With Car or Wall Adapter Option:
All versions come with the USB cable, but there is a version with car adapter which includes a car adapter that can be used with a 12V cigarette lighter so you have charging options. There is also a version with wall adapter that includes a LiionWholesale 2.1A rated USB wall adapter for easy at home charging. Select which version you would like from the drop down box.
XTAR VC4 Features:
- Easy to read "tachometer" style display shows mAh
- USB connector
- Reverse polarity protection
- Automatic charging cutoff
- 0V battery activation to restore dead batteries
- Charges both li-ion and Ni-MH/Ni-Cd batteries
- Connector type:
- 2.1A wall adapter and 2.1A car adapter versions available in the drop down box
- Minimum 5V/2.1A power source/adapter recommended
- Input voltage: DC 5V/2.1A
- Charge speeds (auto selected):
- .5A x 4
- 1A x 2 (Channel 1 & 4)
- Cut off voltage:
- Li-ion: 4.2V +/- 0.05V
- Ni-MH: 1.45 +/- 0.1V
- Battery chemistry:
- Battery chemistry: Lithium Ion (IMR/INR/ICR 3.6V/3.7V) OR Ni-Mh/Ni-Cd
- Common battery sizes:
- Lithium Ion: 10440, 14500, 18350, 18650, 20700, 21700, 26650
- Will fit all cylindrical lithium ion batteries from 10440 to 32650
- Ni-Mh/Ni-Cd: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, SC, C, D
In the Box:
- XTAR VC4 Charger
- XTAR Carrying Bag
- USB Cord
- battery charger
Good charger as long as you aren’t in a hurry.
Great way to charge multiple batteries, just have to be aware that it is pretty slow when using all 4 bays. Fits my needs perfectly, but may be an issue for some.
Fantastic service and product
Excellent price, quick shipping and a quality product!
What a great charger for the money. It charges pretty much all sizes and chemistries. I like the readout display. Knowing how charged your batteries are is wonderful. I like it does not continue to charge when full. I like it displays the type of battery (Li-ion/Ni-mh....) and the amp output max is 2a for 4 batteries and the max for a single battery is 1a. I do not want to charge any faster than 1a. Outer slots are 1a max whike the center 2 are .5a so I can control the speed if I want to. When charging my NiMh AAA I use the 2 center bays which are .5a max (gets a little to hot for me at 1a) and Then if I need to I can put my 18650’s on th outside bays, so when the AAA finish the 18650’s go from .5a to 1a so I know I’m getting the fastest charge using all 4 slots. It’s great each bay separate from each other. You can always tell when they are not separate because A battery 1/2 charged will finish at the same time as a fully discharged one. I also like it is usb so I can charge in my car or hotel or wherever I take it. Just make sure your power supply is at least 2a output since a lot are only .5a. To split .5a 4x would cause charging anything take forever. I bought the one without the wall power supply because my car and all others are at least 2amp rated. the over discharge recovery feature works. It brought back 2 14500 that were over discharged. So right there it almost paid for the charger. I did not have to buy 2 replacement 14500 which would have been ~$10. I highly recommend this charger.
Great charger for the price
My first charger, will be with me for a while.
I don't have much to compare it to so I'm not sure how useful this review will be, but this charger is easy to use. The spring tension might be a little tight to my taste but I have nothing to compare it to, so from my perspective it's fine. I guess it might have been cool if the prongs had some kind of lip to make it easier to pull them back when there's a cell in the slot.
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