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    Default Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    I may be a little slow, and I found it difficult to figure out the user interface of the Xtar Vp4 Plus Dragon, even after looking at the nice reviews by stephenk and HKJ. The included instructions are a joke.

    So I tried to gather the pertinent operating instructions to write down for myself. Could anyone confirm if I have this correct? Are there known firmware changes that might operate differently?

    I will probably write myself an extended user manual, as I have a habit of forgetting details and like to be able to look them up in later years without having to hunt down articles on the internet.

    Xtar VP4 Plus Dragon
    OPERATION SUMMARY

    In all modes:
    -Long-press DISPLAY button turns off backlight.
    -Click DISPLAY button to toggle display/slot data with 3-4 cells.
    -Double click RECORD/TEST button to toggle beeper.
    -LEDs blue = discharge; LEDs red = charge; LEDs green = full/complete/idle

    From CHARGE Mode:
    Change charge current = click CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Go to REFRESH mode = long press CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Go to TEST mode = long press RECORD/TEST button
    Display test RECORDs = click RECORD/TEST button


    From REFRESH Mode:
    Change charge current = click CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Go to CHARGE mode = long press CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Go to TEST mode = long press RECORD/TEST button
    Display test RECORDs = click RECORD/TEST button


    From TEST Mode:
    Change charge current = click CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Go to CHARGE mode = long press RECORD/TEST button
    Go to REFRESH mode = long press CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Display test RECORDs = click RECORD/TEST button


    From RECORD Mode (display test records):

    Display lower number test (down) = click CURRENT/REFRESH button
    Display higher number test (up) = click RECORD/TEST button
    Exit RECORD mode to previous mode = double click DISPLAY button
    Toggle display/slot data = click DISPLAY button

    Erase single test entry = select record entry number; double click CURRENT/REFRESH button – entry number flashes – click DISPLAY button to erase. Double click CURRENT/REFRESH button again to exit erase mode, or exit to previous mode by double clicking DISPLAY.

    Erase all test entries = double click CURRENT/REFRESH button, then double click CURRENT/REFRESH button again – ALL RECORD flashes, click DISPLAY to erase all. Double click CURRENT/REFRESH button again to exit erase mode, or exit to previous mode by double clicking DISPLAY.

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    I just got one of these and found this thread. I can't believe no buddy replied to it. I can't say if there is any inaccurate info but it checks out so far. Did you ever write an extended user manual?
    Thanks for the info

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    You're the only peep to the post! I wrote the same info out on a Word doc so I could print it out, that's about it.

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    Ok thanks

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    You can PM me with your email and I'll send my Word docx manual.

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    Great job researching and documenting all this. Thanks!
    It is better to buy a beautiful, expensive, custom flashlight than to curse the darkness.

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    I just received mine, and couldn't figure out how to erase the test entry.
    I will try out your instructions and hope for the best.
    I hope my charger has the latest firmware!

    Scott

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    Default Re: Xtar Dragon - better instructions

    Great stuff louie,I have had the dragon for a while but after six months of not using it I forgot most of what I learned about features.
    This post helped a lot.

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