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Category: Batteries and Chargers
Product: C4 Universal Battery Charger
Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

Pixo C4 Universal Charger Review - Daniel Bell charges a variety of batteries with the Pixo C4 Universal Charger.

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The Pixo C4 Universal Charger is able to charge a number of different battery types including iPhones, iPad, NiMH and NiCd AA / AAA batteries, camera batteries and more. It comes with a power supply for your mains as well as a 12V car adapter. It is available from around £30.00.

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Pixo C4 Universal Charger Features

  • Charges 3.4-4.2V and 6.8-8.4V Li-ion / LiPo battery packs
  • Battery activator function to revive deep discharged Li-ion batteries
  • Automatic polarity and voltage detection for Li-ion batteries
  • 4 (2 + 2) NiMH / NiCd AA Mignon / AAA Micro
  • Charge time 1-4 hours
  • Charge current 800 mA
  • 2 x USB charge output 5 V / 2 x 1 A
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod and smart phone ready
  • Base unit 133 x 85 x 29 mm with 100-240V power supply and 12V car adapter
  • Charge cable with Micro-USB and Mini-USB adapters
  • Weighs 250g
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Pixo C4 Universal Charger Handling

There are two slots on the top of the charger for USB devices, so this is where you'd plug your phone and tablet devices. To charge other batteries, the lower half of the front slides down, it is spring loaded so will go back up when released. This opens to a width that allows you to place AA or AAA batteries in. You can also charge your lithium-ion camera batteries using the connectors that sit towards the right. Both of these connectors can be slid downwards to allow you to adjust them for different sized batteries. There is a red light to indicate that the charger has power, with green lights to indicate whether the batteries are charging, or indeed have charged.

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Pixo C4 Universal Charger Performance

We tested the device by charging an iPhone, iPad, AA and AAA batteries and the lithium-ion battery from a Nikon D3000, all of which successfully fully recharged in a matter of hours. You can even charge more than one item at a time, so is a handy device to have around when you are travelling. The Pixo C4 charger gets a little warm during use, but this is typical for a charger.

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Pixo C4 Universal Charger Verdict

We have tested the Pixo C4 Universal Charger on a number of different battery types and are happy to report it has been successful at charging all of them. The charger is an appealing option when travelling; you can charge your camera lithium battery, while charging your smartphone and tablet, particularly useful if there are limited sockets where you are staying. 

The Pixo C4 Universal Charger can handle a number of batteries, including charging more than one at a time.

Pixo C4 Universal Charger Pros

Charges a variety of batteries
Decent value for money
Includes a 12V car adapter

Pixo C4 Universal Charger Cons

The connectors for lithium-ion batteries are a little fiddly


Pixo C4 Universal Battery Charger Specifications

Weight 250g
Width 85mm
Height 133mm

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