February 25, 2010

HPI Reactor 500 charger

HPI Reactor 500 charger

HPI have released the Reactor 500 the ultimate charging companion for every RC hobbyist’s toolbox. With universal voltage input, total compatibility with all available battery types including Li-Ion, LiPo, LiFE and Pb, fast charging up to 5 amps, discharging, balancing, cycling, multiple profiles and microprocessor control, you won’t have a need for any other charger on your pit table.

HPI Reactor 500 charger

Main Features
– Power Input: DC 11-18V or auto-switching AC 100-240V
– Battery Types Supported: Li-Po, Li-Ion & LiFe (1S-6S), Pb (2V-20V), NiCd & NiMH (1-15 cells)
– Up to 5 amp Charge Rate
– Balance Charging
– Discharger
– LiPo Storage Cycling

Perfect for All RC Hobbyists
With the ability to charge a wide variety of battery types in various sizes and capabilities, the Reactor 500 is ideal for all car, airplane and boat RC enthusiasts.

Microprocessor Controlled
The optimized microprocessor controller perfectly controls the charging, balancing and discharging, and prevents the overcharging of all types of batteries. The microprocessor disconnects the charge current and sounds and alarm if there is a malfunction.

LiPo & Li-Ion Charger/Balancer
Safe charging of lithium polymer (LiPo) or Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries from 1S up to 6S. Maximum charge voltage of 4.2V/cell for LiPo, 4.1V/cell for Li-Ion; up to 1C fast charge per cell.

A123/LiFe Charger/Balancer
Charge the latest LiFe batteries (up to 6S) with complete confidence. Maximum charge voltage of 3.6V/cell up to 4C fast charge per cell.

NiMH & NiCd Battery Charging
Charge all current NiMH or older NiCd cells at up to 5 amps for safe and fast charging, from 1 to 15 cells.

Pb Battery Charging
Pb (lead-acid) batteries from 2-20V can be easily charged fro engine starters, etc.

Discharge cells at a safe rate to maximize capacity and lengthen life. NiMH and NiCd discharging from 0.1 to 1 amp. Individual lithium battery cell discharging fro maximum safety.

Lithium Battery Balancing
The internal lithium battery balancer eliminates the need for a separate cell balancer, allowing you to totally balance your LiPo, Li-Ion or LiFe batteries at any time.

Storage Mode
Choose this easy storage charge mode for confident long-term lithium battery storage.

Extra-Safe Charging
Safety limits include: voltage, current, capacity, time and input power. Delta-peak sensitivity prevents too much voltage going into the battery; automatic cutoff when the battery reaches maximum capacity; maximum charge time can be set; lower input voltage level.

Multiple Charging Profiles
Simplify charging my storing up to 5 battery pack profiles for charging different types of car/plane batteries, transmitter pack, receiver batteries and more.

Easy Cycling of Battery Packs
Revive battery packs for periodic maintenance or after a long storage. The charger safely charges the battery to full capacity, then slowly discharges it to a safe level up to 5 times. Ideal if you don’t use your batteries regularly.

HPI Reactor 500 charger

Multiple Connectors Included
Power inputs: EU or UK mains lead for 100-120V AC, 12V power lead with 4mm gold connectors plus crocodile-style clips for power supply or car battery
Charger outputs: 4mm gold connector with small crocodile clips, 4mm gold connector with standard Tamiya battery connector, 4mm gold connector with glow plug connector, 4mm gold connector with BEC connector, 4mm gold connector with Futaba connector, plus 4mm gold connectors with bare wire leads to make your own connector

Full Specification:
Power Input: DC 11-18V or auto-switching AC 100-240V
Charge Current Range: 0.1-5.0 amp (50W max)
Discharge Current Range: 0.1-1.0 amp (5W max)
Current Drain for Balancing Point: 300 mA/cell
NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1-15 cells
Li-Ion/LiPo/LiFe cell count: 1S-6S
Pb battery voltage: 2V-20V
Weight: 645g
Dimensions: 145 x 134 x 40mm
Colour Instruction Manual in English, German, French & Japanese

Source: HPI [hpiracing.co.uk]


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