Charging 10180 cells with XTAR VC4L? Bad Idea?

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Charging 10180 cells with XTAR VC4L? Bad Idea?

I assume the answer is probably yes, but figured id ask anyway.

Would it be a bad idea to bridge the gap with some magnets and charge 10180 cells in the XTAR VC4L?

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At a minimum of 500mA, it’s too robust for the diminutive 10180 cells, IMO.

Look for the Xtar XP1 Hummingbird USB charger, which does 250/500 mA and AA/14500 and smaller.

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I do have the charger that came with the GT Nano, but since I have the XTAR now, I was just curious if I could start charging the 10180s in it aswell.

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CRC wrote:
I do have the charger that came with the GT Nano, but since I have the XTAR now, I was just curious if I could start charging the 10180s in it aswell.

Most 10180s are at best 300mAh, so 500mA would be 1.67C and while you won’t blow up Planet Earth, it’s not a great practice for cell longevity, IMO.

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Alright, thanks.
I’ll just continue to use that GT Nano charger for them.