Xtar VC4 Multi Charger (Li-ion & NiMh)
Xtar chargers are top notch and the VC4 is a 6th generation charger. I searched high and low for the best value (performance + price) in a modern charger and this is it. the VC4 even shows you how much capacity was delivered during charge.
Just like its two-station sibling, the VC4 displays detailed charge information on 4 separate charging channels. The VC4 also allows you to charge ANY type of rechargeable battery that will fit: Li-Ion, Ni-Mh, and even Nicd.
The charger automatically detects the battery type and sets the appropriate charge parameters. You can even charge four different battery sizes/types at the same time because of the 4 separate charging channels.
Be advised, you can plug the VC4 into any USB port to initiate a charge; however, a standard USB port only delivers 500mA of current. If you put in 4 batteries the current (500mA) gets divided by 4. If you use the 2A USB wall adapter you can charge 4 batteries at 500mA per channel. If you are only charging on 1-2 channels, each one will get a maximum of 1000mA.
Never charge batteries when the cell is cold! You can discharge cold batteries, but charging a cold battery can create an internal short circuit causing catastrophic damage and a possible fire. This effect is immediate, dramatic, and irreversible.
* USB Cable
* Storage bag
* Instruction Manual USB 120V Wall Adapter is an option accessory, it is NOT included
inputDC 5V USB (2.1A)
output1A-0.5A per channel (x4)
charge termination voltage4.2V +/- 0.05V (Li-Ion) or 1.45V +/- 0.1V (NiMh)
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