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XTAR VC4S Smart Battery Charger | 4 Bay

  • XTAR VC4S four-bay charger and is designed for charging Li-ion, NiMH and NiCd batteries. This charger comes standard with XTAR's Award-winning 0V Activation Function which can revive over-discharged batteries and bring them back to life.

    The VC4S supports QC3.0 fast charging to ensure that your batteries charge as quickly as possible. The USB Type C 3.0 input easily charges from a USB wall charger (not included) or powerbank.

    The VC4S Smart Charger will charge up to four batteries at one time and selects the optimal charging strategy by:  detecting the internal resistance of the charged battery; the type of batteries used; input power and it also adjusts it's charging mode depending on the quantity of batteries put on to charge.

    The XTAR VC4S has an integrated LCD screen that provides real-time information including charging status, charging mode and whether the charger is in grade or storage mode.

    Storage mode makes it easier to charge or discharge batteries to their rated voltage, perfect for Long Term Battery Storage. Grade mode tests the true capacity of your batteries by charging, discharging then re-charging your batteries back to their full potential.

  • Brand:  XTAR
    Model:  VC4S Charger
    Battery Capacity:  4 spring-loaded slots
    Size:  149mm x 115mm x 35mm
    Weight:  212g
    Colour:  Black

    Performance
    Input:  QC3.0 | USB-C (5V 3Amp | 9V 2Amp)
    Adjustable Constant Current:  3Ax1 | 2Ax2 | 1Ax4 | 0.5Ax4
    End-of Charge Voltage:  4.20±0.05V / 1.45±0.1V
    End-of Charge Current:  <120mA
    Operating Temperature:  0-40° C
    Charge Current:  3000mA

    2.1Amp wall charger will supply sufficient power for following charging speeds (per bay):
    1x Battery @ 2Amps
    2x Batteries @ 1Amp
    3x Batteries @ 0.5Amps
    4x Batteries @ 0.5Amps

    4.5Amp QC3.0/USB-C wall charger will provide enough power for higher charging speed (per bay):
    1x Battery @ 3Amps
    2x Batteries @ 2Amps
    3x Batteries @ 1Amp
    4x Batteries @ 1Amp

    Please always follow XTAR & Battery Manufacturers charging recommendations especially when charging batteries at 3Amps. Quick Link: XTAR

    Features
    QC3.0 fast charging, Max 3Amps for a single slot
    Test batteries real capacity and maximize lifespan
    Micro-USB C input allows this charger to charge anywhere
    Automatic battery detection
    High precision and auto cut-off when batteries are fully charged
    TC-CC-CV charging method efficiently charges batteries 0V Activation function can revive batteries that appear to be dead from over-discharging and bring them back to life.
    Charge Mode: Once the cell is inserted, the VC4S recognizes the type of chemistry and automatically chooses the ideal charging current.
    Grade Mode:During this phase the charger tests the real capacity of the cell through a "charge-discharge-recharge" process.
    Storage Mode: In this mode the battery is brought to its nominal voltage 1.2V / 3.7V. This voltage is ideal for storage should the cell not be used for a long time.

    XTAR's full safety protection suite includes protection circuits | reverse polarity | over-current |over-charge | over-voltage | short-circuit |soft-start functions.

    Battery Compatibility
    3.6V/3.7V Li-ion/LiFePO4/IMR/INR/ICR: 10440 | 14500 | 14650 | 16340 | 17335 | 17500 | 17670 | 18350 | 18490 | 18500 | 18650 | 18700 | 20700 | 21700 | 22650 | 25500 | 26650 | 32650

    Cannot charge protected 20700/21700 batteries. Can maximally charge two 32650 cells (bay1 & bay4) and two 18650 cells (bay2 & bay3) simultaneously.

    1.2V NiMH | Ni-Cd: AAAA | AAA | AA | A | SC | C | D

    Product Certification & Warranties
    CE, FCC, RoHS Certification
    Please refer to XTAR after-sales process for warranty queries: click here

  • 1x VC4S 4 Bay Battery Charger
    1x 1x Micro-USB Cable
    1x Battery pocket sleeve
    1x User Manual
    Batteries & Wall Charger Not Included

XTAR VC4 before it, the VC4S utilizes an external 2-amp DC power supply. One of the changes from the VC4 is that they went to a micro-usb plug, instead of a round DC port. I like this change, as it is easy to replace or find when on the go.
The XTAR VC4S The charger has a few different options for how fast it will charge. When connected to a 2-amp charger, placing batteries on the outer two slots will charge at 2 amps, but will also charge 3 or 4 batteries at .5 amps per battery.
VC4S will charge batteries up to their peak voltage, depending on the type of the battery and is compatible with Ni-MH, Ni, CD, and Lithium-Ion IMR, INR, and CR batteries.
XTAR VC4S Battery Charger 32650 charger Max 3A for 3.6V/3.7V Li-ion 18650 18700 26650 32650 1.2V Ni-MH Ni-CD AAA Battery charger
xtar XTAR VC4S  Professional Auto Charger Intelligent Charger   with QC3.0 Fast Charging Protocol. Charging is equipped with an LCD display on 4 independent channels for charging lithium-ion (Li-ion IMR, INR, ICR) and nickel-metal hydride/cadmium Ni-MH
The Xtar VC4s is capable of recharging Li-ion, IMR, INR, ICR, and Ni-MH batteries so this will cover the most common cells found today in your flashlights, vape pens, and other electronics. Let me run through some of the details here on the charging side

Battery & Battery Charging Disclaimer

Battery Care and Charging: There is an inherent risk with the use of any and all rechargeable batteries in any circumstance. All Li-ion & Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries may vent or explode if they are misused. Never leave your batteries unattended while they charge & do not charge it in your vehicle. Always remove batteries from charger when they are done charging. Never store batteries loosely in a pocket or purse. Never allow foreign metallic items come in contact with any part of the battery. Always store and transport rechargeable cells in a safe, non-conductive container in a controlled environment. Never discharge a battery past its specified cut-off voltage, which is typically 3.0 volts. Never surpass the batteries’ specified discharge rates given by the manufacturer. Do not use any rechargeable battery as well as any battery charger if any visible damage is present, as well as if the cell or charger has been stressed through mishandling, accidental or otherwise, even if damage may not be visible. Vape Bureau will not be held responsible or liable for any injury, damage, or defect, permanent or temporary that may be caused by the improper use of a Li-ion (Lithium-ion), LiPo (Lithium-ion Polymer) and any rechargeable battery/batteries or battery powered devices. Please examine the device upon delivery for any manufacturer defects. 

Domestic and International Travel with Batteries: Batteries pose a unique hazard during air transport and can cause a fire if not transported correctly. The carriage of portable electronic devices (PED) and batteries is for personal use and to assist you from carrying any batteries and quantities that are prohibited by law. Spare or loose batteries - Are those batteries not installed in the device, carried separately or items such as Vape devices/power banks/packs designed to power or back-up another device. Spare/loose batteries (including power banks/packs/holders/storage cases must be in carry-on baggage only and must be protected against short circuit by, placing in its original retail packaging, placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch or insulating terminals by taping over exposed terminals. Refer to Virgin Australia Airline here and Vape Bureau FAQs for further information.