Xtar VP1 Charger
The XTAR VP1 Charger is the latest intelligent charger from XTAR. It features an algorithm charging system with an adjustable charging current (250mA, 500mA, 1A). It also has a switchable LCD indicator to show the real time charging voltage and battery status. The VP1 also has a soft start feature and reverse polarity protection. It can charge the following Li-ion batteries: 10440/14500/14650/16340/17670/18350/18500/18650/18700
1.Two independent charging channels for 10440/16340/14500/14650/17500/17670/18350/18500/18650/18700 Li-ion battery. 2. Algorithm(CC.CV)charging system
3. Optional and adjustable charge current:250mA,500mA,1A
4. VP1 with switchable LCD indicator to display the real-time charging voltage and battery status
5. Activation function for over discharging battery.VP1 can recover the overly dicharging protected batteries
6. Soft start function avoids damage from a large current surge
7. Automatically restart charging when batteries voltage(full charged batteries not taken out from the charger channel)is below 3.9V(batteries may self discharge)
8. Reverse-polarity protection circuit board
Only for use with Li-ion batteries and by experienced users.
Never leave batteries on charge unattended
- One of the Best! Review by Doug
- Awesome Charger! Review by Rob
- awesome, great build and fast charging Review by Kevin
I am not an expert when it comes to li-ion batteries and chargers but this seems to be well regarded in the flashlight community. They say it uses the correct charging algorithm and it doesn't charge past 4.2 volts which I think will be better in the long run for safety and battery health.
Charges fast! Ability to set charging rate is great. No longer am I waiting all day for batteries to charge, look at the screen and know exactly where you are without dragging out the multimeter. Also includes a 12v car adapter which is pretty useful if you travel alot. I recommend. (Posted on 7/25/13)