I bought a Passport Ultra before this and I was so disappointed with it. Update: Revising down to 1 star. They are also used to check the status of individual cells during the charging process. Additionally, it can be programmed to perform a re-peak charge following the initial peak charge. The only annoyance is the voice that greets you every time you plug it in, but not a big deal. If the settings are incorrect, the battery may be damaged and could potentially burst into flames or explode. Caution: Be sure to read this section to prevent accidents and damage to your charger.
Instead it keeps charging or just stops. Channel A and Channel B are identical. You are now ready to begin charging. It is more capable than any two chargers I had previously used, and takes up less room than any two. Charging in balancing mode ensures that each cell of the pack has equal voltage. With increased capacity and compatibility, this portable, compact and reliable charging unit affords flexible charging of all battery chemistries whether you are at home or in the field.
Even experienced users can mistakenly make incorrect selections when programming a charger and this cool feature is a nice fail safe. In fact, most people who are involved with this great hobby have 2 or more in my case, many more vehicles across several platforms. Tech geeks will love the ability to link hook it up to a computer with the Charge Master software and will really love the smartphone app too! Lithium battery modes include Balance Charge probably the most popular setting , Fast Charge, Storage Charge, Charge and Discharge. Any and all warranty claims will be handled through the manufacturer directly. My batteries all use deans, which this came with.
This increases battery performance and improves longevity. Each side includes a positive and negative banana plug port, six-pin balance connector port and a 3-pin temp port temp sensor sold separately. Warning Tip: This section will help you maximize the performance of your charger. As the range of battery types and capacity becomes more varied, each battery requires its own dedicated charging process. Since the balancing boards are external they can be removed when charging non-lithium passed packs or can be changed when charging packs that use different balancing connectors. Verify that this item is appropriate for your vehicle.
Once it cools off a bit, it will work the amperage back up. The balance connect is incorrect. Awesome dual charger, plenty of power. It's easy to set up and run programs. One of their newest entries, the is loaded with the newest features, like the ability to link with a smartphone and can charge two separate packs at up to 10. Those that do have one vehicle have several packs, of varying chemistries, for their ride too. This eliminates the need to bring a separate power supply to the racing track or flying filed.
You don't have to use App, but gives you easy access on 1 screen to all info needed while charging. Battery Connection with Balance Adaptor. An incorrect polarity is detected. Using the + or - buttons you can also view the following information:. Ah, mAh: Unit of measurement for the capacity of a battery Amperes x Time Unit;. The battery connection is incorrect. Explicit pairing is not required; after downloading and installing, activate the Bluetooth on your mobile device and launch the App.
When I check those batteries they read fully charged. Update: Revising down to 2 stars. First off, it can charge two packs lithium based batteries, up to 6S in size, at 10. To begin with, it has a 10-model memory so it can save your most commonly used charge parameters for up to 10 batteries. Consult your manual or vehicle manufacturer.
I have done some testing and it seems my charger really only has the thermal capacity to supply about 110-120 total wattage, out of the rated 200, at normal room temperature. To achieve maximum charge capacity, we recommend you use the Lithium Balance Charge Mode. I'm very satisfied with this purchase and would always be on my list. This is done to improve battery performance and to make sure the pack reached capacity during the initial peak charge. Hitec realized this years ago and has for a long while now created phenomenal multi-output chargers. The process is easy and the smart phone app and the voice prompt adds a touch of convenience to it.