[New Release] XTAR VC8 -- Your Intelligent Battery Steward

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[New Release] XTAR VC8 -- Your Intelligent Battery Steward

As the first 8 slots universal battery charger in the history of XTAR, VC8 is a type-C smart charger that could charge 8×21700 protected battery simultaneously and built-in capacity test function. Now it’s officially released on November 08, 2019 and XTAR VCB also available on Amazon.com for only $39.99

The XTAR VC8 multi-slot universal battery charger is one of the best chargers. Different from other 8 bay battery chargers. XTAR VC8 applied the most popular Type-C port, compatible with most phone adapters on the market, no more need for another. Support QC3.0 fast charging, max 3A for a single slot when your batteries are inserted in CH1 & CH8.

XTAR VC8 is capable of charging up 8×21700 protected batteries at the same time, meaning that you would no longer worry about charging the amount of 21700 batteries! It has a unique vertical stand arrangement, and the 8 charging bays are controlled independently, with battery power levels detected independently. In grading mode (for CH1-CH4), the charger tests batteries’ real capacity by “charging-discharging-charging” the batteries, so that users can know whether the battery capacity is overstated or not, and also distinguish good-performance batteries with the bad one. Giving you a better experience of vaping.

XTAR VC8 can automatically detect the status of the battery then give the battery to the appropriate current. Besides the intelligent charging, the charger also has 5 optional currents-3A/2A/1A/0.5A/0.25A for users to choose from according to different needs. We can do it fast and yes we also can do it slowly. With high-definition VA LCD screen, all you need to do just simply pop your battery in, all popular battery types used for vaping are compatible. Whether you need to charge Li-ion or even Ni-MH / Ni-CD batteries, the VC8 makes the job easier than ever.

To sum up, the XTAR VC8 is the perfect multi-functional battery charger when the number of mods you own surpasses recharging more than 4× 18650’s or any of the other vape batteries currently making in-roads into the vape community.

XTAR products and VC8 are sold at Amazon, eBay, Shopee & Aliexpress. To learn more about VC8, please click VC8 or visit: http://www.xtar.cc/product/XTAR-VC8-Charger-125.html

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Nice, i keep thinking of excuses as to why i need another charger i only have 5! Big Smile
and i just got the PB2s which i love.

Nice charger Xtar im interested.

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Looks nice, I like the voltage and capacity display, much better than percentage.

Few questions if you don’t mind…

What is the max charge rate fully populated? 0.5A?

Will it charge 26650 cells even if less due to overlap?

Will it charge from a standard (iPhone/Anker etc) type C charger and C to C cable?

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Such timing… My 8 bay Miboxer(s) are supposed to arrive today.

It mentions a ‘vertical stand arrangement’. Is there an accessory foot included to keep it from tipping forward?

DIY LT1 battery wrap image. "PDF on Google Drive":https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHIEOi1NXu868IYNCzIM7D2Ulpxchmww

Fresh Sanyo NCR18650GAs already wrapped "for sale HERE":http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69120 if you like.

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Jinx wrote:
Looks nice, I like the voltage and capacity display, much better than percentage.

Few questions if you don’t mind...

What is the max charge rate fully populated? 0.5A?

Will it charge 26650 cells even if less due to overlap?

Will it charge from a standard (iPhone/Anker etc) type C charger and C to C cable?

 

With my quick testing of the Xtar VC8 charger, these are my observations:

Assuming using a USB power source with QC2/9v output:
- only 1 slot populated, max charge rate is 3A (only slot 1 & 8 support this, but only 1 of them can charge at 3A at a time),
- only 2 slots populated, max charge rate is 2A
- 3-4 slots populated, max charge rate is 1A
- 5-8 slots populated, max charge rate is 0.5A

-user selectable charge current (3A/2A/1A/0.5A/0.25A), subject to above
-slots 1-4 are linked (select 1 charge rate) and slots 5-8 are linked (can select another charge rate)

Type-C to type-C cable with type-C charger doesn't work as is, as per my test (similar to the LT1 lantern USB-C port)

 

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d_t_a wrote:

Jinx wrote:
Looks nice, I like the voltage and capacity display, much better than percentage.

Few questions if you don’t mind…


What is the max charge rate fully populated? 0.5A?


Will it charge 26650 cells even if less due to overlap?


Will it charge from a standard (iPhone/Anker etc) type C charger and C to C cable?


 


With my quick testing of the Xtar VC8 charger, these are my observations:


Assuming using a USB power source with QC2/9v output:
– only 1 slot populated, max charge rate is 3A (only slot 1 & 8 support this, but only 1 of them can charge at 3A at a time),
– only 2 slots populated, max charge rate is 2A
– 3-4 slots populated, max charge rate is 1A
– 5-8 slots populated, max charge rate is 0.5A


-user selectable charge current (3A/2A/1A/0.5A/0.25A), subject to above
-slots 1-4 are linked (select 1 charge rate) and slots 5-8 are linked (can select another charge rate)


Type-C to type-C cable with type-C charger doesn’t work as is, as per my test (similar to the LT1 lantern USB-C port)

That’s spot on, thanks for your input dta Thumbs Up

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Hmmmm ,

In the future , I would really like to see a plug for a 12v source .. ( Or higher )
I understand that USB is sort of trendy , but ! A 8 slot charger is going to want some power .
Really could see this charger doing some heavy duty work , but not VIA USB .

* , only just started playing .. Pictured are two 5v USB mains adaptors , using a Y USB cable so I can draw power from both . Had to order a 9v adaptor and another ( better ) 5v adaptor . Plan to use the Y cable on the new 5v wall adapter as its a 6 port .. Might have 2× 2.5A ports , but I doubt either would put out more than 1.5A .. ( So hopefully true 3A capability ) Unless you want to shell out $$ , not many serious USB power sources out there . I guess you could cobble something together if you made a custom C cable and fitted it to a dedicated power supply .. ( ????????????????????? ) But why not just add a plug so you can use a real power supply ? ( 10 to 15 volt range ? ) I really like the VC8 , but it’s seriously hampered by what ever source of power one uses .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….