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XTAR VC8 Smart Battery Charger | 8 Bay

  • XTAR VC8 is an eight-bay charging station with dual-channel integrated LCD screens designed for charging Li-ion, LiFePO4, NiMH and NiCd batteries, including 18650, 20700 and 21700 protected cells. The VC8 charger comes standard with XTAR's Award-winning 0V Activation Function which can revive over-discharged batteries and bring them back to life.

    Just like the VC4S, the VC8 supports USB Type C fast charging to ensure that batteries charge as quickly as possible. The VC8 Smart Charger will charge up to eight batteries and select an optimal charging strategy by detecting the internal resistance of the charged battery, and according to the number of the batteries, input power, and battery type.

    The VC8 super clear LCD screens will dim after a minute with non-use or you can manually switch-off at any time. The displays provide real-time information including charging status, charging mode, and whether the charger is in grade or storage mode.

    In charging mode you can manually set two batteries to charge at either 3000mA or 2000mA, four batteries at 1000mA or eight batteries at 500mA or 250milliamps.

    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:  VC8 Charger
    Battery Capacity:  8 spring-loaded slots
    Size:  195mm x 134mm x 35mm
    Weight:  355g
    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

    2.1 Amp wall charger will supply sufficient power for following charging speeds (per bay):
    1x Battery @ 2Amps
    2x Batteries @ 1Amp
    4x Batteries @ 0.5Amps
    8x Batteries @ 0.25Amps

    3 Amp QC3.0/USB-C wall charger will provide enough power for higher charging speed (per bay):
    1x Battery @ 3Amps
    2x Batteries @ 2Amps
    4x Batteries @ 1Amp
    8x Batteries @ 0.5Amps

    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 VC8 recognizes the type of chemistry and automatically chooses the ideal charging current. You can also manually set the charge depending on the battery type, the number of batteries inserted and total input power.
    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

    Can charge protected 20700/21700 batteries.

    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 VC8 8Bay Battery Charger
    1x 1x USB Type C to  Cable
    1x Battery pocket sleeve
    1x User Manual
    Batteries & Wall Charger Not Included

The XTAR VC8 is a great charger. All the battery types fit in the slots very well, even a 75mm long 21700 cell.
XTAR VC8 can charge 8 batteries at the same time at 0.5 A. Fits eight 21700 batteries fit perfectly side by side.
VC8 Charger has the smarts to know which sizes of lithium batteries can be charged at a higher rate, and which ones can’t. Charge IMR 18650, IMR 18350, and a 14500. The two smaller capacity batteries got special treatment.

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.