Balance charging LiPo batteries is one of the best ways to prolong the life of your LiPo battery and achieve maximum performance. Reedy now offers two charge harnesses for balance charging 2S batteries with 4mm socket connectors. The Standard version is equipped with two 4mm connectors and one 2mm connector while the Saddle pack version is equipped with four 4mm connectors. Both feature a JST-XH balance connector and 12 gauge silicone wires which can be equipped with a plug compatible with your favorite charger.
LRP continues to release different, brand new universal charging leads and LiPo hard case adapter wires for a faster and smoother handling of the charging process. Two new versions are available with a 4mm male plug to Traxxas TRX or Tamiya plug. Ideally suited for all LRP LiPo Power/Hyper Packs with Multi Plug System, the cables are 100mm in length.
Replacing the original Prophet Sport from Dynamite, the Prophet Sport II combines more features with a compact design for one affordable and versatile AC/DC charger. The switching power supply provides a sleeker case and an extremely lightweight design. Featuring Peak Detection as well as 1, 2, 3 & 4 amp selectable charge currents, 3 and 4 amp only available when using DC power.
CS Electronic have announced their Professional X2 Charger, a single unit which consists of two individual chargers. Both units operate in parallel and have a 10A output, charging all types of batteries. Each output has its own balancer from 2S to 6S and uses the latest microprocessor technology and optimized charge programs to ensure all batteries are completely charged. To operate the X2, the operator uses a clear and quick to use click wheel, while the backlit display provides all the necessary information in a clear and easy to understand manner. The charger can be powered by a 12V power source or by any power supply with 11-18V and 5-30A.
Venom have released two new chargers, the first this Pro Charger Ultimate which represents the next generation of high power battery charging in RC. Capable of charging up to 10 amps and discharging at 5 amps, it is built to withstand today’s high power systems. The Charger will charge all types of batteries, including LiPO, LiFe, Li-Ion, NiCD, NiMH, and Lead Acid batteries. Additionally, it has a 5V 1amp USB output for charging devices that use a USB style charger. The sealed touch panel display eliminates unwanted dirt and debris from interfering with button function. The 2nd release is the Easy Balance LiPo charger which was developed with high performance, low cost, and ease of use in mind. Simple turn of the knob current adjustment is all you need to be ready to charge your 2-4 cell Lithium Polymer battery pack. The included AC wall adapter gives you the convenience of charging at home without buying another power supply.
Hitec’s new X4 four-channel multi-charger has four port computer controlled capability and is priced to keep you in charge of your wallet as well as your batteries. This compact charger with battery management and integral balancer is simple to use and utterly reliable. It features four identical and independent 50-watt power outputs, for a total output power of 200 watts. Each output can handle up to 15 NiCd/NiMh cells, or a 6S Lithium pack simultaneously. Four individual balancing ports eliminate the need for a separate balancer when charging Lithium batteries. Equipped with a twin fan cooling system which has an internal sensor for controlling fan speed, the charger is both efficient and safe. View another image of the charger here
Robitronic have released a number of new simple wall chargers. Starting with the twin charger, it features 2 outputs with a multiplug system. Output 1 can handle 7-8 cell NiCd/NiMh at 120mAh, while output 2 can do 4-7 cell NiCd/NiMh at 900mAh with Delta peak cut off. The multi plug system includes connectors for Tamiya-style plugs, transmitter plugs, (polarity switchable) BEC and receiver plugs and microplug. The quick charger features a reliable delta peak cutoff and is especially suitable for the rc beginner handling 4-8 cells NiCd/NiMH at 1000mAh charge current. Reverse polarity protected with Tamiya-style plug and it works with 110-240 volts mains. Finally there is this starter kit for electric cars, which is a convenient set including the quick wall charger, 3000mAh stick battery and 8xAA TX batteries.
The new Team Orion Advantage IQ240 is a compact, easy to use and mains powered charger which also automatically balances your batteries, improving performance and safety. It can be used with an input voltage of 110 to 240VAC meaning that it can be powered by mains power outlets anywhere in the world and three versions are available with different power cords (EU, UK and USA). The IQ240 charges 2S and 3S LiPo batteries with up to 700mA and thanks to the integrated balancer, it delivers precise and safe charging and its compact size makes this charger ideal for traveling. This charger is ideal for our Rocket Pack LiPo and Avionics LiPo up to 4000mAh and they also offer a special combo for the Kyosho Airium, which includes an Avionics 450mAh 7.4V 30C LiPo battery.