Coming from Etronix is the new PowerPal 3.0 AC/DC balance charger for LiXX, NiXX and Pb cells. It offers up to 10A of charge current, it is microprocessor-controlled and features precision Lithium cell balancing. Other features include cyclic charging and discharging for NiXX cells, a 2.1A USB charge socket, servo testing function and a DJI Phantom 2 and 3 battery charge programs. A dedicated LiHV charge mode rounds out the package.
Horizon Hobby have introduced the new Dynamite Passport P2 AC Plus 2 port AC/DC multi-charger. With dual 100W output capability, the device can charge Li-Po batteries in half the time it takes lower wattage/amperage chargers. In addition, owners get the full gamut of charging features, including the ability to charge virtually all battery types that can be monitored using the intuitive LCD display.
Coming from Reedy is their new 123-S compact balance charger. Easy to use and in a compact package, the device is specifically designed to balance charge LiPo batteries in 2S to 3S configurations, making it suitable for a variety of applications. The charger is ideal for compact LiPo batteries used to power radios, receivers, and small-scale vehicles. Charging is as simple as inserting the battery’s balance lead into the appropriate charge port. Once connected, the charging process begins automatically. Convenient LEDs provide useful charging information and display error codes should users encounter a faulty battery or poor connections. The charger is available separately or including a Wolfpack 1600mAh 2S LiPo battery.
Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate Pro-10 dual touch AC/DC charger. Offering two 100W outputs the device is good for up to 10A of charging current and it features two backlit LC touch displays, individual cell balancing, fast charge and storage modes, as well as input power monitoring. The charger is housed in a sturdy red and black anodised aluminium case and it is available now.
Coming from Horizon Hobby are the new Spektrum Smart Technology chargers and LiPo battery packs. The Spektrum Smart Technology practically takes care of all of the battery’s vital aspects while storing unique data such as chemistry type, cycle count, charge rate, error log, and more, plus programming options to custom tailor the Smart LiPo battery to the owner’s needs. This innovative connection is made possible by an installed microchip on every battery, feeding the unique information through a data cable to the new IC3 and IC5 connectors. Every Smart LiPo battery is factory assembled with the next-generation IC3 or IC5 output connector that’s conveniently compatible with older devices equipped with EC3 and EC5 connectors. Owners can use Smart batteries with non-Smart systems, but only when connected to a Spektrum Smart device will all the benefits of Smart technology become obvious.
New from RC Maker is a simple and versatile carbon fibre charger and power supply stand. It features a slot together, compact footprint and is constructed from high quality 3mm carbon fibre. The stand itself is very sturdy, and made sturdier by holding the power supply underneath, which stabilises the whole unit. Increasing the room on your pit table, it also allows for more ventilation for the charger and power supply, allowing them to run cooler and more efficient. It sports two different width settings to house the smallest chargers – such as the iCharger X6 – right through to the bigger range of iChargers and other brands.
Coming from Horizon Hobby is the new Dynamite Passport P1 Mini AC-input balance charger and discharger. The affordable, durable and full-powered AC charger can be utilised for surface, air and marine RC charging purposes and features a wide range of selectable charge currents to fit any batteries’ needs. With 60W of charge power the device is capable of up to 6A of charge current and it features an internal balancer, banana-type output connectors and a back-lit display. Included with the charger comes a selection of adapters to fit a wide range of batteries.
T-Works have introduced a LCD screen protector for the new Muchmore Hybrid Touch Duo charger. The crystal clear protector will prevent the screen from becoming scratched while also making for easier cleaning thanks to the included cleaning cloth.