Xtar VP2 vs Opus BT-C3100 v2.1 vs NiteCore Intellicharger i4 V2

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Well, while I was waiting for another review for the lii300, i made the (maybe wrong) idea there must be something very bad about it (HKJ already burned the Lii260 and other chargers shared the same end before he completed his reviews), since he already wrote about other 5 reviews since then , and he stated that everything was almost ready a month or so ago.

You cannot use my review time as an indicator on the result of the review. With the Lii300 I have bought it, that means it goes in the low priority queue. The oldest charger in that queue has been there for more than half a year with the review ready.

When I publish from the low priority queue I try to take the stuff that is most interesting at the current time and it looks like many people is interested in the Lii300.

Anyway I plan on publishing on Saturday and the charger do not get a perfect score.

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ok thanks. I cannot imagine you did all those interest priority queue reasoning. I just thought usually they are FIFO with little variations based on the moment flow of interest of the subject.

It’s still a mistery to me how can you put all these efforts in buying stuff just to test them. Well, you, for what you do, and mainly for you knowledge have my respect, and your work inspired my new obsession….( i don’t know if i have to thank you or not Evil :bigsmile: ) just kidding…thank you.

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ok thanks. I cannot imagine you did all those interest priority queue reasoning. I just thought usually they are FIFO with little variations based on the moment flow of interest of the subject.

When dealers and manufacturers send me stuff they usual want it tested/reviewed ASAP, they do not really like if I have to put their stuff on hold for months. That is the main reason for running two queues.

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It's still a mistery to me how can you put all these efforts in buying stuff just to test them.

Most of the stuff I buy to test is fairly cheap. Many of the chargers and batteries I test I got without paying for them.

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TheBo wrote:
Well, while I was waiting for another review for the lii300, i made the (maybe wrong) idea there must be something very bad about it (HKJ already burned the Lii260 and other chargers shared the same end before he completed his reviews), since he already wrote about other 5 reviews since then , and he stated that everything was almost ready a month or so ago.

So i almost made my decison for a Turnigy Reaktor 300W 20A, should be a good learning tool.
Regarding the VC4, you should wait HKJ review about it, and also keep in mind that comes without power adapter, It is feeded by a USB plug, so if you have a good 5-5.1V @2.0-2.1A power adapter for smartphone or tablet you should be good to go….I’m not that sure if using it that intensively could stress it bytheway, so keep this possibility in account


I agree the vc4 “looks” to be the winner at 29.99. I am waiting for the hjk review.
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And that’s a valuable opinion, since you have both.
Thanks for that. Sadly it mixes things up more. As seems there is not a valid charger that charges decently and also measures capacity. Maybe charging with vp2 and analyze with liitokala.
Or just go for Hobby chargers Sad
Well , last year I ordered a Littokala 260 , and whilst waiting for delivery , I won one of the 20 or so VP2s from Xtar’s competition givaway :bigsmile: I must admit , it is perfect.
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P.S: opus 3400 and 3100 v2.1 are the same thing....so if you find a deal on 3100v2.1 don't mess seeking for a 3400 which is the same thing
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UPDATE! AHA! Just learned the answer of the differences: (From Amazon)

 

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The C3100 had problems. One was overloading the power adapter when charging 4 cells. Those issues have all been resolved in the C3400.

The problem with the above, is *which* C3100 are they comparing the C3400 too? There have been 3 versions: The 1.0, the 2.0, and the 2.1. The above is likely true if the C3400 is being compared to a rev 1.0 C3100, and maybe true if compared to a rev 2.0, but is really likely untrue if compared to a rev 2.1.

What I've heard, is that the BT-C3400 is simply the BT-C3100 rev 2.1, that has had custom labels and markings made up for the seller "rdana" who sells on eBay and Amazon. Basically, if you have a C3400, then you *know* you have rev 2.1 of the software. If you buy a used C3100, you could get 1 of 3 different revs.

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gcronau - Yes this is what I have gathered as well. Your post says it exactly.

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Yes that is what the 3400 is, a specifically requested relabeling of the 3100 v2.1 for a specific seller, although whether or not the name was rdana or not I dont recall.

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It should not be too much longer until the SkyRC M3000 becomes available. This will be THE charger to have I do believe!

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