Monday, November 4, 2013

Review - XP4 Panzer Battery Charger by XTAR

I recently acquired this new charger from XTAR codenamed the "PANZER".

Here are some features taken from the Product website

1. Professional Li-ion/Ni-MH battery charger with three optional charging current (0.25A
2. Charge four 10440/14500/14650/16340/17500/17670/18350/18500/18650/18700 Li-ion batteries and AAA/AA/A Ni-MH batteries or two 22650/25500/26650 (3.6V/3.7V)Li-ion batteries and SC/C Ni-MH batteries simultaneously but respectively
3. 0V battery activation
4. Reverse polarity protection and short circuit protection
5. Battery-type recognition   
6. For different type of batteries, XP4adopts different charging methods: for lithium batteries, XP4 adopts three-stage charging (TC, CC, CV); Ni-MH batteries, XP4 adopts pulse charging and 0△V,-△V judge method  plus stopping charging when overtime and over voltage function
7. USB Output (Synchronous-rectified method)
8. The built-in USB output with low voltage, overload, short circuit, overheat and reverse-polarity protection plus stopping supplying when low voltage
9.  For Ni-MH batteries, XP4 has the discharge function to repair the battery capacity
10. Adopts PWM technology to control the high efficiency DC-DC circuit, lower the voltage and reduce energy loss.

Charge four 10440/14500/14650/16340/17500/17670/18350/18500/18650/18700 Li-ion batteries and AAA/AA/A Ni-MH batteries
Or two 22650/25500/26650 (3.6V/3.7V)Li-ion batteries and SC/C Ni-MH batteries simultaneously but respectively.

I got the said charger for around 1000+ PHP from a mobile seller here in the Philippines you may also check on your own local Brick and Mortar shop or search ebay.

I bought this because I want to upgrade my MP1s Charger also from XTAR since I am already getting different size batteries and also have some Eneloop (Ni-MH) batteries for my wireless devices.

Let's take a look shall we?

Front of the box with features

Back of the box

Battery sizes that the XP4 can accommodate

What's in the box


TOP - USB OUT PORT and Charger Input

Anti-Fake Code for Verification (Website service)

Button on the upper right changes the charging current from 0.25A , 0.5A and 1.0A also activates USB Power Out feature and Discharge feature (for Ni-MH battery only)

Nippled and Flat top battery
XP4 can charge them both since the negative contact is adjustable (spring loaded)

Charging IMR batteries

Can charge Ni-MH batteries too!

  • XP4 must not be connected to a power source
  • Put an 18650 battery on CH4 bay of the charger 
  • Press and hold the CC button until the USB led indicator lights up
  • USE a standard usb cable to charge your device
  • USB OUTPUT = 5V / 1A

Only CH4 can be used in charging your device

Charging my Android Phone

  • This  mode is for Ni-MH batteries only!
  • XP4 must not be connected to a power source
  • Put the Ni-MH battery on CH1 bay of the charger
  • Press and Hold the CC button until the led lights up
  • Wait for the battery to be discharged

And there you go, I think XTAR really build a tank on this charger with additional features for other purposes.

Would I recommend this to you? Of course if you have varying sizes of IMR batteries and Ni-MH/Ni-Cd type batteries for your other gadgets this is a multipurpose charger that can accommodate various type of batteries, can also act as a power bank, intelligent enough to take care and charge your batteries and last of all is named after a tank! How cool is that :)

But of course these are opinions on my own and further research on your part is needed. I am not a battery / electric engineer and I know that other people have reviewed this device but in my 3 months usage of this device it has never let me down.

 There you go folks XP4 "PANZER" Battery Charger by XTAR is a multipurpose charger reviewed by PinoyVapeTech.

Thanks and watch out for more upcoming reviews and news! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Coming Soon - 'SWITCH' Tank Conversion Kit by OHMZ

Do you have ERA or a REVOLUTION R1 rebuildable dripping atomizer lying around somewhere in your vape room why not convert it to a genesis tank by getting the 'SWITCH' Tank Conversion Kit an upcoming item from OHMZ.

You can send him a message thru the following sites:

'SWITCH' Tank Conversion Kit
  • SRP: 2,500 PHP
  • Compatible with ERA and REVOLUTION R1 base (the kit is an add on to the RDAs)
  • 2 Tank sleeves included (SS and See through sleeve)
  • 5 colors to choose from (See through sleeve - Material used can't be disclosed for now)
  • Can accommodate silica or mesh builds

(c) Image by OHMZ

Rumor from the 'SWITCH' creator that they may release a conversion kit also for the Nimbus RDA and an additional airflow cap would be available in the near future.

NOTE: You must have an ERA or REVOLUTION RDA base for the said conversion kit.
There will be a booth in the upcoming PVF anniversary to showcase their items.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pinoy Vapers Forum Third Annivesary

Pinoy Vapers Forum (PVF) wants you to join their upcoming anniversary / vape convention on August 24, 2013 at the SMX Convetion Center Taguig located in SM Aura Premier (near Market! Market!).

You can join their forum at this website: 
Also don't forget to join PVF's facebook group page: 
Interested exhibitors / booth participant may send inquiries to the following email:
(c) Image with Permission from Jan Viray

There would be exhibitors from your loved modders to show case their new products, E-juice companies will surely be there to showcase new flavors , open talk forum will be hosted by modders/juice companies/pro vaping groups regarding certain topics which pertains to mostly vaping in the Philippines. Meet and greet other vapers and have a great time surely the event will host raffles and freebies.
Get ready guys! Charge those batteries, bring lots of re coiling materials and juice it will surely be a great event for vapers and also we would like to welcome smokers who want to quit the analogs.

Entrance fee for this event is not yet stated I will again post further details regarding this event with directions to the venue.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Morpheus Mod by VIP Customs

VIP Customs just released their first mod in the Philippines!

Like their facebook product page for product order or inquiry:

  • SRP : 5000 PHP (Includes the 18650,18490,18350 battery tubes)

(c) Image by VIP Customs
Morpheus in 18350 mode compared to a 10ml juice bottle
(c) Image by VIP Customs
Morpheus Mod undergoing QC
(c) Image by VIP Customs

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Coming Soon - Vanilla Mod by Smok-E Mountain

Smok-E Mountain recently unveiled their mechanical mod which is just food for our eyes.

You can like their facebook shop page for product inquiry / order:


(c) Image by Smok-E Mountain Mech Works
Simplicity and class makes this mod a stunning device to see, the mod is still in production you can access their FB page to get the latest new about the Vanilla and also check their other products.

(c) Image by Smok-E Mountain Mech Works

No SRP stay tuned for updates regarding this mod.

SRP 3500 PHP (18650 tube) , additional tubes may cost extra

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hydra Mod SS by BBGroups

BBGroups debuted when they released the Tres Mod and BB driptips. 

Presenting their current mechanical mod...


Mod Specifications:
  • SILVER positive contact pin with engraved serial number (First in the Philippine Market)
  • SOLID BRASS for negative contact pin
  • Pure Stainless Steel 304 food grade material
  • Adjustable negative and positive pin
  • Adjustable firing button
  • Serial engraved 
  • Accommodates 18650 battery
  • 510 thread
  • SRP: 3000 PHP 

You can like their facebook product page for product inquiry / orders: 

(c) Image by BBGroups

A brass Hydra Mod can also be seen on their FB page

(c) Image by BBGroups

I can't wait to see upcoming mods from BBGroups...

(L to R) Lagarto and Mini Lagarto
Teaser pic from BBGroups

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

International Feature - Kayfun Lite by SvoëMesto

SvoëMesto recently released the Kayfun Lite. This si Kayfun v3.1 ES brother that will surely be reachable for the vaping masses.

Designed in Russia and made in Germany the Kayfun Lite is truly a masterpiece of both countries.

You can order the Kayfun Lite from the following sites: (This is for outside EU countries)

Kayfun Lite is a bottom coil rebuildable tank atomizer that utilizes SS materials and an additional clear window middle section while it doesn't retain v3.1 ' s airflow control it still has the air vents on the side and a replaceable 510 driptip.

Kayfun Lite Promo from SvoëMesto.

Todd's review on the Kayfun Lite. (Be sure to subscribe to his channel: )


Current SRP for Kayfun Lite on the links above are convertible to Philippine Peso including PayPal fees or Tax fees or Shipping fees. Please do find time to read the fine print before ordering one.