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Old 09-16-2019, 04:20 PM
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Best Charger for 6S 5000mah Lipo

Just getting into electrics and I am looking for opinions on this charger for a 6S 5000 mah Lipo packs.

I only need a single port. The specs and price ($100.00) seems reasonable.

Thoughts ?

HITEC Power Peak E7
Specifications
AC Input: 100-240 Volts AC
DC Input: 11-18 Volts DC
Charge Circuit Power: 200 Watts
Charge Current Range: 0.1 - 20.0 Amps
Discharge Current Power: 36 Watts *
Discharge Current Range: 0.1 10.0 Amps
Current Drain for LiPo Balancing: 200mA per Cell *
NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1-18 Cells
LiPo/LiFe/LiHV/LiIon Cell Count: 1-7 Cells
Pb Battery Voltage: 2-24 Volts
Weight: 52.5 oz. (1.5kg)
Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 3.3 in. (163 x 200 x 85mm)
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:06 PM
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Here’s another option. I have one of these running on 24V and it works great. It’s a little more money @$159.00. But it goes up to 30 amps.

https://www.progressiverc.com/icharg...SAAEgKWa_D_BwE
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:23 PM
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... Charge Circuit Power: 200 Watts ...
Multiply batterypackvoltage and desired charge current, it will give you desired charge power (in watt). If desired power is higher than 200watt, charger can not deliver current.


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Old 09-17-2019, 12:35 AM
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I've been using this charger for a few years now. 300 watts per channel. Works great.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turbo-ch...version-2.html
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:30 AM
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Honestly the best way to go with big electrics (I have 1-35cc and 3-60cc electrics) is to have a DC charger and then a AC->DC 24 power supply (usually converted server supplies):
I'd recommend some of these options:
Dual channel & compact with 325w per channel (13A for 6S):https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Dual channel & 500w per channel (20A for 6S) + fall 15 code for 15% off:http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/...ory/GT500DUO_2
The iCharger Duo lineup is also very impressive.
Here are examples of the 24v server supplies from two reputable sellers:
https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/...d.php?t=257247
http://lipoconnectionsolutions.com/2...pplies_c14.htm
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:50 PM
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Multiply batterypackvoltage and desired charge current, it will give you desired charge power (in watt). If desired power is higher than 200watt, charger can not deliver ...
Here maximum charge current (power/voltage) would be
200W / (64V) = 8A

Charger and power supply calculators (not by me, originally by www.scriptasylum.com)
kpn.nl/ronvans/scriptasylum
→ RC calculations
→ electrical
→ chargers (2 menu items)
The other menu items and demos are also veeeeery handy/instructive for e-folk, add site to your favourites?

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... looking for opinions ...
Plenty of charger tests under 'Loader tests'
translate...www.elektromodellflug.de
And also battery, controller, motor, power supply, electronic, plane etc. tests.


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Just getting into electrics ...
Some well-structured reading for rainy/windy days, including two e-books, and some handy e-tools as well. Will save you, and us a lot of questions. Notably the 'what went wrong?' kind of questions Will also prevent you from burning up several controllers and/or motors and/or battery:
E-flight primer and tools

And pleasepleaseplease, do your RC equipment, wallet, ego, battery, controller, motor, house/garage/car a big favour ... get a watt-meter. It will more than pay for itself, will save you at least one fried motor and one fried controller. Will also help you finding the best setup.
Keep battery-/-watt-/multi-meter wires short!
too long wires batteryside will kill ESC over time: precautions, solutions & workarounds


Vriendelijke groeten Ron
• Without a watt-meter you are in the dark ... until something starts to glow •
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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The iCharger series. The 308, 406 or 4010. Dual channels. Can charge 6S packs withour breaking a sweat.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:39 PM
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If you only need 1 output have a look at the newer iCharger X6. Pretty amazing at 800 watt / 30 amp, and fits in the palm of your hand. Regenerative discharge is pretty cool too.


https://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-x6.html


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Old 09-17-2019, 10:30 PM
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What pack-voltage and -current do do you want to charge at, simultaneously? Don't forget future power systems and requirements.
Those two numbers will give you charger minimum current and minimum power (= minimum_current pack-voltage) requirements. Add 10% for losses). Both requirements are essential, lower minimum power will reduce current.

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Old 09-18-2019, 05:54 AM
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Do you want the best charger for 6s or do you want a the most economical single port charger that you wont grow old waiting for it to finish? If you want the best get something like the icharger 406 duo or one of the cell pro powerlab chargers. They need a separate 24v powersupply. If you want the latter the charger you mentioned will work fine for one battery at a time charging at 1.5C.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:36 PM
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:34 AM
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Charger not delivering full current? Here's why (8 min 21 sec)
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