XTAR VP1 Dual Bay LCD Charger

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Found in a thread in the charger section. Also, seems relatively inexpensive: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Enedepots-1-2V-3-0V-3-2V-3-7V-In...

Would appreciate your feedback as one of the cell gurus.

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Why bothering with this one if you have an original i4 for the same price Smile

Jason, have you tried 26650?

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m wrote:
Found in a thread in the charger section. Also, seems relatively inexpensive: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Enedepots-1-2V-3-0V-3-2V-3-7V-In...

Would appreciate your feedback as one of the cell gurus.

!http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/679/860/475/475860679_870.jpg!


Why bothering with this one if you have an original i4 for the same price Smile

Jason, have you tried 26650?

Sorry, the 26650 doesn’t fit comfortably in there.

+1 on the i4. If it’s a LiION/NiMH, I’d much rather go with a “brand name” than a knock off for safety sake — even if many of the components are the same.

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SashiX wrote:
Why bothering with this one if you have an original i4 for the same price Smile Jason, have you tried 26650?

I have checked a few, with the help of tinfoil is they do connect:

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

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SashiX wrote:
Why bothering with this one if you have an original i4 for the same price Smile Jason, have you tried 26650?

I have checked a few, with the help of tinfoil is they do connect:

Notice I did say safely Smile could alligator clip it to a 26650 holder with magnets. Though, 1A may be slow for this feller.

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SashiX wrote:
m wrote:
Found in a thread in the charger section. Also, seems relatively inexpensive: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Enedepots-1-2V-3-0V-3-2V-3-7V-In...

Would appreciate your feedback as one of the cell gurus.

!http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/679/860/475/475860679_870.jpg!


Why bothering with this one if you have an original i4 for the same price Smile

Jason, have you tried 26650?


I would assume because it does 3.0/3.2V. I personally would stick with my i4, although I’d like to see a new version that could do up to 2 amps for Li-Ion.
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H., J. – thanks for trying that Smile Much appreciated! Beer

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I would assume because it does 3.0/3.2V. I personally would stick with my i4, although I’d like to see a new version that could do up to 2 amps for Li-Ion.

Hm, that’s true. LiPo support is quite… rare. i4 nor XTAR SP2 support this type of cells.
Anyway, I personally don’t like these all-in-one chargers, unless it’s hobby charger. Right now I prefer one, but good, charger for li-ion and other one for NiMh.

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Right now I prefer one, but good, charger for li-ion and other one for NiMh

That’s the way I think. An all in one charger is handy, but I would rather have two chargers that each have a single purpose, and do excellently.

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Okay Jason, I ordered one. I’ll stick my SP2 in a drawer until I need it to charge 26650. I sure hope the slides are nice and smooth, I hate sticky sliders.

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i think it is good enough. which more kind of feature do you look forward to?

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great review ,still have too wait till cost comes down a Wink bit though

let there b rock (i mean light)

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I don’t think the price is going to come down too much. $35 has been the norm for SP2 for a while. $15 more for the VP1 isn’t too bad when you consider.
What pushed me over the edge was…I got a brand new Eye40 and wanted to charge my cells so I could test it out…staring at those three solid red LEDs on my SP2 with no idea of how the charge was doing was driving me nuts.

The price is $50 everywhere I’ve looked. Buying it from Ualnosaj at HID Canada I feel more comfortable if I encounter any problems. Hell, I could just drive over there if I wanted. Sometimes getting $5 cheaper from some site in China, isn’t worth the bother if you encounter problems.
$50 with free shipping, and a coupon that covered the HST…I’m happy.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I don’t think the price is going to come down too much. $35 has been the norm for SP2 for a while. $15 more for the VP1 isn’t too bad when you consider.
What pushed me over the edge was…I got a brand new Eye40 and wanted to charge my cells so I could test it out…staring at those three solid red LEDs on my SP2 with no idea of how the charge was doing was driving me nuts.

The price is $50 everywhere I’ve looked. Buying it from Ualnosaj at HID Canada I feel more comfortable if I encounter any problems. Hell, I could just drive over there if I wanted. Sometimes getting $5 cheaper from some site in China, isn’t worth the bother if you encounter problems.
$50 with free shipping, and a coupon that covered the HST…I’m happy.


I know what u mean i have sat in kitchen up and down checking temp of batteries on charge watching for the light to go green for last couple of hours lol…

let there b rock (i mean light)

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