Xtar VP1 - dual-slot Li-Ion charger with LCD display

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Xtar VP1 - dual-slot Li-Ion charger with LCD display

Claimed functionality:

Charging profile: CC/CV
Capability of protection reset
LCD shows current voltage of battery
Charge currents: 0.25A, 0.5A, 1.0A
Supported batteries: 10440, 16340, 14500, 16650, 17670, 18650, 18650 (and similar sizes)
Soft-charge for batteries which have been drained below safe voltage

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Wow, looks high tech!

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xtar is known for flashlight battery chargers

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Why not 26650 ???

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Do you know when/where we can buy one? Big Smile

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Hmmmm….I like the look of this charger. The 250mA setting is the clincher.

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Pok wrote:
Why not 26650 ???

No 2A charging either. Maybe they don’t want to kill all their SP2 sales?

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I expected them to release one with capacity display, while this looks more like rich-mans volt meter :D!
There are cheapo DIY variations of lithium chargers with volt meters installed.

I dont know why, but I expected that this also might come with 26650 and NiMh support :D!

Oh well, Ill keep on dreaming until Soshine release theirs…

Not that I need 26650 support or any other except for 18650 and NiMh.

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vēer wrote:
I expected them to release one with capacity display, while this looks more like rich-mans volt meter :D! There are cheapo DIY variations of lithium chargers with volt meters installed. I dont know why, but I expected that this also might come with 26650 and NiMh support :D! Oh well, Ill keep on dreaming until Soshine release theirs... Not that I need 26650 support or any other except for 18650 and NiMh.

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Voltmeter is lame. Tru.

My DMM can measure stuff like 1.2345V and 4.199V, which is more accurate than a b*stard  4.20V reading.

i like the functionality of my C9000. measures discharge capacity!!!

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I’d have preferred it to measure capacity, as said, I don’t really need a volt meter, but since I am looking for a decent 18650 charger, I may bare this one in mind, price depending…

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Really depends on price tho. Voltmeter is only going to be worth a slight premium for convenience to savvy users.

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Nice.
If the price on the other hand meets or exceeds SP2, will it sell?

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Now if they'd make a version that fits 26650's as well as this charger fits 18650's, and has a charge mode with 1.5A or more.

 

I only have 14500's and 26650's, and the only reason I'd get a 18650 is if I got a ZL H600.

The low mode should be lower.

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Pok wrote:
Why not 26650 ???

seriously. missed a home run by that much…

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Please post a link to the supplier/seller of this…

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My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): http://lygte-info.dk/

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Charge amps and cell voltage. Lets hope this one performs as well as it looks. Now wouldnt that be something? Somehow, I have serious doubts.

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HKJ wrote:

There is also more info at Xtars website.

HKJ are you going to review it in detail? Wink

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kreisler wrote:
HKJ are you going to review it in detail? ;)

Xtar has not asked me, but I will probably buy one and test.

With a 250mA charge current this charger is may be perfect for 10440.

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Bump. They sell for 50usd. Anyone have one yet or know if they are cheaper anywhere else?

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50$? Totally not worth it, IMO!
We dont know how good or bad it is at charging, but still, too expensive for Chinese charget which cant charge NiMh and cant take 26650 batteries and doesnt have battery capacity display function, Id say its a fail!

Im not in a rush for new charger, yet Im waiting for Soshine SC-L2 that will support NiMh cells up to D size, will accept 26650 and shows approximate capacity of battery in mAh’s!

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I will buy one, but not for $50. I can always charge 26650 on my SP2. The SP2 was highly priced when it first arrived also. I’m betting that it will accept 26650, but only one bay at a time. I’m hoping the VP1 will outperform the SP2, which I believe to be one of the best. The VP1s 250/500/1000mA charging rate is a fabulous combo for the widest range of Li-ion. I really don’t like chargers that try to be too smart. Do one thing, and do it well. Li-ion charger for Li-ions, NiMh chargers for NiMhs.
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It’s 2013 and we’re still looking for the ideal charger. Problems that still persist:

Doesn’t support 26650

Doesn’t include voltmeter

Doesn’t display capacity

Doesn’t charge NiMH and/or LiFePO4

Not enough bays

Too expensive

Seriously.. how come no one has figured it out yet?

This new XTAR offering is a fail if it’s really priced near $50. That would be a joke. Also, I still prefer the convenience of a charger that measures voltage over having to manually check with my DMM every time. Then again, I also prefer automatic transmissions. I like progress and convenience Smile

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Xtar VP1

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Anyone know where the VP1 is in stock? – or at least an estimate of when it might come back in stock? Every site I’ve tried has them listed as out of stock or backordered Sad

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I just got one. I was going to give you a link…but…sold out too.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I just got one. I was going to give you a link…but…sold out too.

This always happens when I hesitate to order something – LOL!

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myst999 wrote:
Anyone know where the VP1 is in stock? – or at least an estimate of when it might come back in stock? Every site I’ve tried has them listed as out of stock or backordered Sad

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Wallbuys had it in stock. (link and price removed)

It will take some time before the product is sent. If you are not familiar with wallbuys, you can read up on them in other threads. Some people are not happy with them.
(please, no wallbuys talk in this thread!)

That video posted longer up in this thread. The charger looks really nice! drool…

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Thanks for the link! I will definitely read those threads.

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RaceR86 wrote:
myst999 wrote:
Anyone know where the VP1 is in stock? – or at least an estimate of when it might come back in stock? Every site I’ve tried has them listed as out of stock or backordered Sad

It will take some time before the product is sent. If you are not familiar with wallbuys, you can read up on them in other threads. Some people are not happy with them.
(please, no wallbuys talk in this thread!)

That video posted longer up in this thread. The charger looks really nice! drool…


That’s a really nice price Big Smile Thanks for the heads up Beer

BTW, WTF?! That cell is not compatible AFAIK Shocked

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