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XTAR XP4 on fasttech


can someone start a group buy for XTAR XP4 ?

Edited by: zelee on 09/09/2013 - 08:32
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Whoa that’s a great price already. Does Fasttech do group buys?

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FastTech do bulk pricing and drop shipping so if someone wanted to they could organise the group buy here, take payments and FastTech would ship to each address.

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Is it an original charger? not fake?
The price is very good and I’d try it.

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HKJ hasn't reviewed this one yet, has he? I've had that newer 4 channel SoShine on my wishlist but now this is available. 

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BLF coupon code also works on the chargers. ^^

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kreisler wrote:

i'll wait for reviews.

there is no hurry or whatsoever.

 

meanwhile, work on the dream charger is progressing. end of the year bang.

http://bit.ly/dreamcharger

 

BANG! All dreams will come through! 

Ill wait for HKJ review on the WP4

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I’d rather just pick up another VP1 or SP2.

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Kriesler, you and your mysterious “dream charger” Wink I cant charge my 3&4× 26650s at the same time with a dream though. I’m still looking around, but its kinda hard for people to wait for “we arent sure yet” from “we dont know” thats available “we have no real idea”.

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kreisler wrote:

B42 wrote:
but its kinda hard for people to wait for “we arent sure yet” from “we dont know” thats available “we have no real idea”.

i need you guys to take a leap of faith.

project is progressing.

i understand that your 4×26650 don’t get charged by waiting say 3 months so by all means if you folks cannot wait, the XP4 is even cheaper than the dream charger will be.

but it’s for flashlights right? so how urgent can it (your 3×26650’s waiting for a charge) be to not wait until dee end of year and celebrate together?

 

kriesl will be hero by then, so many peeps will be thanking me for the heads up.

trust me man. i’ve been senior squirrel for almost 2 full years now. Smile

Senior squirrel? Does that mean you forget where you hide your nuts? Wink

Well, if you really do know of a charger “coming out” that takes 4×26650/2×32650 and can charge at 2A plus, you should say so Smile But waiting would still be tough, we are entering the dark times of the year, when I’m charging 3-4×26650 daily sometimes, the waiting sucks.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I’d rather just pick up another VP1 or SP2.

I am tempted to get another VP1 also – they’re nice little chargers. And I’ll wait for HKJ’s review of the XP4 before I consider getting that one.

@kreisler – If your dream charger ever turns out to be more than a dream, and if it’s as good as you’ve been hinting, it will sell well enough on it’s own merit. People buying other chargers right now won’t change that, but it will it will get some cells charged.

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photon1k wrote:
People buying other chargers right now won't change that, but it will it will get some cells charged.

 

I'm certainly not going to wait for kreislers charger based on vague hints and trolling.

The low mode should be lower.

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I can’t help think these new chargers may just be as bad as the i4 variants. I’m not in any rush to buy a multibay charger. They all seem to lack features I want, or heat up too much.

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The VP1and SP2 are excellent chargers. I might buy another of each. A charger that does everything will never be as good as a dedicated charger. Li Ions should have a Li Ion charger, and NiHms should have a NiHm charger.

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leaftye wrote:

photon1k wrote:
People buying other chargers right now won’t change that, but it will it will get some cells charged.

 

I’m certainly not going to wait for kreislers charger based on vague hints and trolling.

I don’t think anyone who needs one now is going to wait either. If the one kreisler’s promoting ends up being a good one, great, there’s always room for more good chargers. But it might not even happen. I’m interested in the XP4 for the selectable charge rate and 26650 support and hoping it has a good CC/CV profile. It would be even better if it had an LCD like the VP1. Silly
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I’m very interested in the TR-008, 3× 18650/26650/26700/32650, 1.3A, supposedly works as a USB powersource, and it says it charges NiMH too?

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kreisler wrote:

photon1k wrote:
If the one kreisler’s promoting ends up being a good one, great, there’s always room for more good chargers.
photon1k wrote:
If your dream charger ever turns out to be more than a dream, and if it’s as good as you’ve been hinting, it will sell well enough on it’s own merit.

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i agree. well, except for the group of buyers who really want to own 1 single charger (e.g. i4 or xp4 are totally fine these days) only because of drawer space or budget limitations or other reasonable reasons. people who buy the xp4 now for urgent reasons will no doubt be in line for the dream charger too as soon as it is officially announced and yes i’ll be part of the promotion so you guys can thank me then or now already Wink

personally i am not worried about people buying the xp4 now heck i (and danaco) are going to get the xp4 ourselves. it’s just a friendly advice by a senior squirrel to hold out and hold off on the expenditure if the charger purchase is not too urgent.

the project is happening and the public release is going to happen, no worries. You got my word. just sit tight and i’ll keep you posted with more vague details on the progress of the project. when we get to the poll on ‘what are you willing to pay for your dream charger’, you’ll indirectly know that i am guaranteeing that the project is in its final shoes.

 

@leaftye

you’re offended because you don’t appreciate being teased. i get it Silly

Hmm, well is it 2A+ per channel for 3-4×26650/32650 thats part of the charger’s workings? Lots of big powerful 3-4× 26650+ plunger lights out there need a faster recharge Wink

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most people here wating for HKJ review,i wonder if XTAR send a sample to HKJ Smile

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zelee wrote:
most people here wating for HKJ review,i wonder if XTAR send a sample to HKJ Smile

Well, I’m pretty sure Trustfire didnt sent one TR-008 to HKJ to review… Silly

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zelee wrote:
most people here wating for HKJ review,i wonder if XTAR send a sample to HKJ :)

They have said they will, but it will be a few weeks before they do.

I.e. it will be more than a month before I can publish a review.

 

B42 wrote:
Well, I'm pretty sure Trustfire didnt sent one TR-008 to HKJ to review... :P

Correct.

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thanks for your answer HKJ Smile
my I4 charger is kinda slow to charge 4× 18650,if this charger can deliver 1A each slot that gonna really help me a lot Wink

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I’ve got a tr008 and some feilong 32650 cells inbound, how good it is? I can only really check what it terminates at.

A good 4 bay 26650 charger with a 2a charge rate would definitely sell, I’ve given up hoping for a hobby charger built into a normal bay style charger, maybe some day, someone will listen and build one but I doubt it, we’re just not important enough in a sales perspective.

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gords1001 wrote:
I’ve got a tr008 and some feilong 32650 cells inbound, how good it is? I can only really check what it terminates at.

A good 4 bay 26650 charger with a 2a charge rate would definitely sell, I’ve given up hoping for a hobby charger built into a normal bay style charger, maybe some day, someone will listen and build one but I doubt it, we’re just not important enough in a sales perspective.


since a good 26650 capacity is twice as 18650 battery i hope some manufacture made 4 slot and 2A charge rate independently :bigsmile:
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gords1001 wrote:
I’ve got a tr008 and some feilong 32650 cells inbound, how good it is? I can only really check what it terminates at.

A good 4 bay 26650 charger with a 2a charge rate would definitely sell, I’ve given up hoping for a hobby charger built into a normal bay style charger, maybe some day, someone will listen and build one but I doubt it, we’re just not important enough in a sales perspective.

Nice. When you get the TR-008 please post how it does charging and termination! I just cant justify the purchase unless I know it does at least 1.3A each slot/bay and I cant find any info on that anywhere, I certainly dont want to buy it if its 433mA/slot. Especially going to 32650s, thats a minimum all day charger at that point.

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I’ll not be testing charge current, just charge time, they couldn’t be stupid enough to split 1.3a between three bays could they? 1.3a on 32650 cells is bad enough, why not 2a/bay and just make people use a decent power supply?

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I can't believe it's 1.3A split among charge bays either.  That's just stupid!  Not for a charger designed up to 32650 size!

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I struggled to believe 1.3a/bay to be honest, this thing is charging cells of at least 5000mah capacity, not piddly little 16340 or 14500 cells

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Right, it doesnt make sense…but that didnt stop them on other topics…so thats why I waited Wink Your charging time of a cell should give us an idea: if its split it will take about 11hrs to fill a cell, if 1.3A it should be 3.25+

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Think we shouldn’t judge too early. Let’s await for HKJ review. It doesn’t pay to be early adopter.
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C-channel wrote:
Think we shouldn’t judge too early. Let’s await for HKJ review. It doesn’t pay to be early adopter. 2nd edition is always better…

Gords bought one already, and HKJ isn’t going to review it unless you buy one and send it to him! Smile

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Think we shouldn’t judge too early. Let’s await for HKJ review. It doesn’t pay to be early adopter. 2nd edition is always better…

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