October 10, 2019

SRP iCharger 308/406 Duo V2 charger stand

Schaffner Racing Products have introduced their new V2 charger stand for the popular iCharger 308 and 406 Duo chargers. The all new design sits 25mm lower than its predecessor, and is easier to assemble due to its unique dual tab/slot design. It also straddles any power supply up to 87mm wide, which helps to maximise the functionality of any pit space and holds the charger at the perfect angle for viewing from the seated position. The stand is 3-D-printed, weighs in at about 56g and it is available in all black as well as black/red, black/pink, black/orange, black/green and black/blue variants.

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October 3, 2019

Hitec RDX1 Mini AC charger

Hitec are expanding their line of RDX1 chargers with the introduction of the AC input, micro processor RDX1 Mini. The sleekly-designed, compact AC charger packs 65 watts of power into a fraction of the size of most chargers and it is compatible with a full range of the most popular battery types, including the new generation LiHV. With 6 Amps of maximum charging current and 2 Amps of discharging current, the device is ideal for hobbyists and racers alike. It features a back-lit display, four different charge modes, 10-profile battery memory functions an a built-in balancer. All this is housed in a compact 117x106x55mm bi-colour case.

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September 5, 2019

Spektrum Smart S1500 DC charger

Coming soon from Spektrum is the Smart S1500 DC 500W DC multi-chemistry charger. Compact enough to carry in a pocket or field bag the charger’s improved, extra-precise scroll wheel interface simplifies setup. When used with Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries having IC3 or IC5 connectors, the device also uploads specific parameters and health data from the battery’s integrated memory chip and displays it on the bright LCD screen for review — giving drivers the information they need to evaluate the packs and make the best charging decisions. For input power the charger uses compatible DC power sources with the included IC3 power cable adapter. The S1500 also has a USB port, a software update port, plus a safety timer and protection against heat, reverse polarity, short circuit, over-current, and low input voltage.

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August 10, 2019

Reedy 4mm/5mm Pro charge lead

Associated Electrics have announced the release of the new Reedy Pro charge lead with stepped 4mm and 5mm battery connectors. It came be used with hardcase batteries that utilise both 4mm and 5mm bullet-type connectors and a standard 2mm bullet connector is provided for the balance connection. On the other end, 4mm bullet connectors plug directly into the charger while an XH 2S balance connector plugs into the charger’s balance port or to a compatible balance board. The 580mm long lead has an all-black appearance for Pro looks.

Source: Associated Electrics [associatedelectrics.com]

July 16, 2019

Yeah Racing 2S balance charge lead

Yeah Racing have announced the release of their new angled 2S balance charge cable. Utilising all-black wires for a professional look, the harness also makes use of angled heavy duty connectors that ensure high durability and the ability to easily change the battery side connectors from 4mm to 5mm without tools. Included come a pair of 4mm and 5mm bullet-type connectors with the balance side being pre-wires with a 2mm bullet and an industry-standard 3-pin XH connector.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]

July 15, 2019

Muchmore Hybrid Touch AC/DC balance charger

Coming from Muchmore is their new Hybrid Touch AC/DC balance charger and discharger. The device features several updates compared to the previous unit such as an enhanced cell voltage balancing system and an improved durability internal power supply. Also new is the improved and orange back-lit touch screen for better visibility as well as the anti-static feature circuit board design. Other features include dual IC-controlled cooling fans, 10-memory slots for storing different charger settings, as well as a 5V/2.1A USB port.

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June 20, 2019

VSR Project Thor wireless transmitter battery charger

Coming from VSR is their Project Thor wireless transmitter battery charging system. Designed for the use with induction charging capable transmitters, such as the Sanwa M17, but also an upgrade for many standard radio systems, the charger set includes the charging station as well as a transmitter battery pack and wireless receiver unit that will be housed in the transmitters battery compartment and that allow “touch-less” charging. The charger unit will be custom-build by VSR to match the respective transmitter while coloured LED units allow for further customisation. The charging unit is USB powered and it will charge a fully discharged battery in about three and a half hours. For more details on the system, check VSR’s website here.

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May 24, 2019

Xtreme Racing iCharger X8 carbon fibre stand

Coming from Xtreme Racing is their new carbon fibre charger stand designed for the popular iCharger X8. The stand will hold the X8 and similar chargers at an angle, making go better viewing and allowing more air around the charger for cooling. The stand will fit perfectly over most server-style 90x40mm power supplies to take less room in the pit space. The set includes two side plates, the charger plate and two aluminium spacers with fasteners.

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