Xtar VC4 Four Bay NiMH / Li-ion Battery Charger

Product Code:  VC4
Brand:  Xtar
Product Type:  Battery Charger
No. Of Charging Bays:  4

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Good experience
Saturday, 25 March 2017  |  Christopher

Helpful pre-purchase advice, prompt dispatch. The torch is everything I expected and hoped for.


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Great service
Saturday, 25 March 2017  |  Roy

I live in Denmark, I ordered the torch on 17th March and it arrived on the 23rd of march thank you everyone at Torch Direct for a speedy service. As for the torch itself, I look forward to having it with me on the pennines this year and also when I'm out kayaking at night.


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Saturday, 25 February 2017  |  Martin

Fast smooth service from Torch Direct again. Recommended!

Xtar VC4 Four Bay NiMH / Li-ion Battery Charger

Charges Li-ion and NiMH batteries

  (Avg rating from 10 reviews)

The Xtar VC4 battery charger has four independent charging bays and is suitable for charging NiMH and lithium-ion batteries. The VC4 is suitable for charging the following batteries; NiMH: AAAA, AAA, AA, A, C and D cell batteries. Lithium-ion: 10440, 14500, 14650, 16340, 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 18700, 22650, 25500, 26650 lithium-ion type batteries.

Availability:  

10+ in stock
£23.95

The Xtar VC4 battery charger has four independent charging bays and is suitable for charging NiMH and lithium-ion batteries.

The VC4 is suitable for charging the following batteries;

NiMH:

AAAA, AAA, AA, A, C and D cell batteries.

Lithium-ion:

10440, 14500, 14650, 16340, 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, 18700, 22650, 25500, 26650 lithium-ion type batteries.

For charging 3.6 V or 3.7 V lithium-ion batteries only.

The LCD screen displays charging current, battery voltage and charging capacity. The charger will intelligently identify the power input and automatically adjust the charging current to the suitable mode and can charge Li-ion and NiMH batteries at the same time.

The maximum charging current is 1 A, but only channels 1 & 4 are capable of doing so. All four channels can charge at 0.5 A.

Supplied with a USB charging cable.

If you need a mains charger or a car charging adaptor, please see above (underneath the add to basket button).

Note: Always use in accordance with instruction manual and read before first use.

Product Features

Three-modes ( TC.CC.CV ) charging system
Reverse polarity and short circuit protection
0 V activation function to revive over-discharged batteries
Batteries can be left in the charger over night
Cuts off when charging is complete
Backlit LCD with energy saving feature
Independent charging bays
Soft start charging


Charger Specifications

Operating temperature: 0-40 ℃
Input Voltage: 5 V dc 2.1 A
Dimensions: 149 x 115 x 35 (mm)
Weight: 210 grams

Lithium-ion Charging Specifications

0.5 A CC Current: 500 ±50 mA
1.0 A CC Current: 1000 ±80 mA
Cut-off Voltage: 4.2 ±0.05 V

NiMH Charging Specifications

0.5 A Pulse charging current: 500 ±50 mA
1 A Pulse charging current: 1000 ±80 mA
Cut-off voltage: 1.45 ±0.1 V

Packaging and Contents

Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
VC4 four bay charger x 1
USB charge cable x 1
Pull string pouch x 1
Instruction manual x 1
Warranty card x 1


Safety Notes

1. Charge only rechargeable NiMH or 3.6/3.7 V lithium-ion batteries.
2. Charging any other types of batteries may cause them to leak rupture or explode.
3. Do not disassemble or modify any part of the charger or use as a power source.
4. Always unplug the charger from outlet before attempting maintenance or cleaning.
5. This charger should not be used by persons without adequate training or knowledge.

Average Rating (Avg rating from 10 reviews):  

Rating:  
Good charger
Wednesday, 4 January 2017  | 

This is a good charger. Works fine with a mix of NiMh and 18650s. It needs a true 2.1A usb output to maintain fast charging for multiple batteries otherwise the charge rate will step down gradually. The display is excellent and easy to view and the ability to completely turn off the display is brilliant for overnight charging. For NiMh the unit will first provide a trickle charge for around 10 minutes before stepping up. This works with a power bank with a 2.1A output but will struggle on laptop/desktop USB ports due to the current limitations. Its worth reading the user guide as channels 1 and 4 provide fast 1A charging whereas 2 and 3 will step down to 500 mA.

The unit warms up very slightly when 4 batteries are being charged but batteries remain cool until nearing the end of the charge cycle when they may warm up very slightly unlike a lot of cheaper chargers.

As always order processing and delivery were outstanding.


Rating:  
Xtar VC4 charger
Saturday, 13 August 2016  | 

Easy to use works well


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Great charger - even better service
Sunday, 12 June 2016  | 

I did make enquiries of several other companies before deciding on Torch Direct. I chose them because they were prompt, thoughtful and seemed to know what they were talking about rather then just 'box shifting'. Whilst I'm always happy to pay a bit more for better service I did find their pricing VERY competitative.
I have another charger that was sold to me as "an excellent home charger" - this is the Anasamann Super 8 - but it just simply fails on so many different batteries - I had a box full of batteries that charged once and never again. The XTAR unit looked really compact and I had my suspicions but every single battery is now fully charged.
I've not 'played' with the unit very much yet and I believe that fast charging is possible but currently I'd say that it was significantly slower overall (then the Suoer 8) - maybe 30% slower -but it recharged all my batteries so I'm very pleased.
Final call out to Torch Direct - great service, thank you.


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Charger
Tuesday, 24 May 2016  | 

Fantastic charger and super quick delivery


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Good
Saturday, 20 February 2016  | 

Great charger for my vtc 4 batts


Rating:  
Excellent charger for a great price
Wednesday, 23 December 2015  | 

Can't complain about this charger at all.

Great build quality, bright easy to read informative display.

Plus, fantastic service from torchdirect. Speedy communication and delivery.


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Xtar VC4 Four Bay NiMH / Li-ion Battery Charger
Sunday, 29 November 2015  | 

Service very impressive and charger does exactly what it says on the box brilliant


Rating:  
Top charger
Saturday, 31 October 2015  | 

The best charger I have owned does all you really need from a battery charger easy to use and top quality highly recommended.


Rating:  
Excellent service
Monday, 5 October 2015  | 

I wanted a decent charger for my new torch batteries, and this VC4 is just that. It has the capacity to charge various types of batteries which is a good feature, and another good one is that is has a "Speedometer" style display which gives plenty of charging information. It also has a simple "Red" light for charging and a "Green" light for Charged. How reliable it will be remains to be seen. As for Torch Direct, I can't fault them as they delivered it with my torch the very next day whilst giving up to date information via email and text for it's arrival. Excellent service.


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Fantastic charger
Wednesday, 5 August 2015  | 

Fantastic charger, and great value for money. Arrived quickly, great service thanks

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