This battery charger is a high-end solution for charging speciality Li-ion batteries, specifically the Xtar 10440, 16340, 14500, 14650, 17500, 17670, 18350, 18500, 18650, and 18700 cells designed for speciality torches and electronic cigarettes. It's engineered to meet the specific requirements of batteries with this chemistry and offers all the high-tech features you'd expect from Xtar, a manufacturer of sophisticated torches for special applications like underwater, tactical and sports use. This model provides intelligent charging and recovery for these batteries in a compact, portable unit that's extremely easy to use, safe and efficient. It even lets you monitor the condition and charging status of each cell in real time.
Lithium ion batteries require complex, two-stage charging and this unit handles the process with control based on a precise algorithm, to ensure top performance and maximum battery life. Sophisticated digital circuitry constantly monitors the charge level and controls input. It contains two completely independent charging channels, enabling you to charge cells of different types simultaneously. Three charging rates can be selected (1A, 0.5A and 0.25A), to let you choose the optimum rate for the situation. A bright, wide-angle LCD display lets you check on charging progress easily. Because the lower contacts are spring-loaded, this charger requires no spacers to adapt to various cells.
Excessive discharging of a high-end Li-ion cell can trigger internal protection circuitry, resulting in a shutdown of the battery. This charger incorporates an activation function that renders these cells usable again. It even restarts charging if a cell self-discharges below 3.9V when left in a charging station. On-board protection features include reverse polarity protection, auto shutoff and a soft start to avoid surges that can damage cells. Heat dissipation is excellent, with no more than 15 degrees C temperature rise during operation. The case is fireproof ABS plastic.
With its host of safety features, versatility and ease of operation, this charger will help you get the most out of Xtar's special-purpose Li-ion cells. The kit comes with the VP1 charger, a power adapter for AC use and a 12VDC power adapter for the car. We have these units ready for delivery right here in the UK, so there's no need to wait for delivery from overseas. Purchase this one to be sure you can have your batteries ready to go anytime, anywhere.