Charge at home on 110/240v or in the field on 12v. The B6-AC handles both! The IMAX B6-AC is a rock solid charger thats able to charge, balance and discharge Lion, LiPo, LiFe (A123), NiCd and NiMH batteries. This is not a fake. It is a genuine IMAX B6. Our fault rate/returns on this charger are extremely low.
Features; AC 100~240v or 12V DC input Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable Large range of charge currents Store function, allows safe storage current Time limit function Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) Data storage (Store up to 5 packs in memory) Battery break in and cycling.
Spec. Input Voltage: 11~18v Circuit power: Max Charge: 50W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: .1~5.0A Discharge current range: .1~1.0A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~15 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~20v Weight: 580g Dimensions: 133x87x33mm
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST adapter.
Note: Power supply not included.
This is a Genuine iMAX B6AC charger. If you want a cheaper price, purchase the FAKE iMax B6. (search on the left for FY-B6AC)
They make both a DC and an AC/DC mine plugs in to
a 110V AC but you can use a voltage converter
Or 12v battery on the dc end as well. It a great product
Just make sure you right voltage for your country
in the photo and on you tube it seems to show that this product is suppled with a 240AC plug and lead which can be pluged into a wall socket and directly into the imax? Is this correct or do you need a independent power supply.
If so which product should it be.
How much time will need the IMAX B6-AC (~) to load one of Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack? And how long for 2?
If i understand correctly i cant plug this one on a car battery!?
Maybe it is better to buy the IMAX B6 with an external power supply?
Andreas - The most basic rule of thumb is to charge LiPO batteries at 1C = 1xCapacity. For a 2200 mAh pack this is 2.2 amps. Charging at 1C always results in taking 1 hour to fully charge a pack. If the pack is half discharged, then half an hour. This is limited by the power capacity of the charger. A 3S pack is nominally 12 volts. Multiply by the desired amperage (2.2), and you get 26.4 watts - this is a 50 watt charger, so good. If you try to charge two packs, the charger doesn't have enough power to be able to charge them both at the same time. On the question about using a car battery, this charger has BOTH inputs, AC and DC. This is basically an iMax B6, with an added AC power supply. It comes with both AC and DC input cords.
This charger can be powered by plugging it into a wall socket, but since i'ts also got a 12V connection you can also connect it to a car battery. That also means you can use a 12V power supply, but obviously you would not need that (and such a power source is not included, which is not a problem at all).
Alvin, it's normal to charge at 1C, which would be 5.6 Amps for a 5600 mah pack. However, the charger maxes out at 5.0 Amps. However, people don't normally discharge their batteries more than 50%, and at worst 80%, at which point your ESC is likely to cut out. That means you'll normally be putting something like 3000 mah back into the packs. At 5.0 Amps, this should take about 36 minutes, perhaps 40 or 45 if you balance charge. I hope this helps!
You could say that. Many people like to have their battery farther away from their charger than just the length of the balance lead on the battery. If a battery goes up in smoke 2 inches from your charger, it's gonna cook the charger as well. A balance board gets you farther from the charger, so I use a separate balance board plugged into the 6S socket on the side of the charger. So I meant NO, you don't get a balance board that sits a decent distance away from the charger - you have to buy one if you want that particular benefit of the balance board. I don't see the two as equal. YMMV
I must say thank you to all who have responded. I have been to some other forums and have found out *
White is negative or Neutral(-)
Black is positive or live ( )
Green is earth.
Black wire which is the live here should always be connected to the right hand side of terminal in a plug socket.
"You need an ohmmeter or a continuity tester. Identify protective earth. If you exchange neutral and line it doesn't matter. However, I am just looking straight into cloverleaf plug connectors: neutral - left, earth - middle (up), right - line.
"Hi LeszeKJ, Yes I DO know that* when looking at a plug from the cover side, prongs facing away, as if it is plugged in the socket, LIVE is always on your right. So in a wall socket the top hole represents earth, right hole is live and the left is neutral. I ALSO KNOW RED OR BROWN IS LIVE, GREEN OR GREEN/YELLOW IS EARTH AND BLUE OR BLACK IS USUALLY NEUTRAL. BUT WHAT ABOUT WHITE GREEN and BLACK?? Only Hobby King can tell!!!
Hi I have just received this charger with a Chinese plug and need to change it to UK plug 220 volts. After cutting the plug I have realised* three wires are white , green and black. If Green is earth than which one is live and which one is Neutral??
You need an ohmmeter or a continuity tester. Identify protective earth. If you exchange neutral and line it doesn't matter. However, I am just looking straight into cloverleaf plug connectors: neutral - left, earth - middle (up), right - line.
1. "Note: Power supply not included". You prefer answer on question, without correction description. As from title of item - AC, so it don't need DC Power Supply. Please, remove "Note: Power supply not included."
2. Include list or photos of cables this item has and list of ports,
please. It is touched item "IMAXB6" also. As I understood, for a lot of batteries they need 601CC-14-30c product. So think to mention this in description.
Thank in advance.
This charger plugs directly into the mains power (100-240 volts). Whilst you can also run it off 12 volts, why would you bother getting out a PSU to run it, when it natively supports line voltage?
Perhaps you mean the IMAX B6 which only has 11-18V input? In that case your ATX PSU is handy for powering it - works perfectly for me too!
I just ordered this charger but then realized that I dont see the balance ports to balance charge a lipo in the picture. the description said it would charge 1-6s lipo so I assumed it came with the balance ports. Does it come with the balance ports or not? If not is there anyway to add a balance port to the order I just placed so I dont have to pay shipping twice?
What are the different uses for "storage" and "discharge"? They seem nearly the same, though I understand that if you discharge a lipo too far, the battery is ruined. What is "discharge" used for?
Does this or does this not have a built in power supply.?
The product description says it doesn't, yet some reviewers say it does.. If it does why the heck don't Hobby King amend their incorrect description.?
You can find out by adding one to your cart, then proceeding to the checkout. Once you've entered your address, you'll be presented with your shipping options and their prices. If you don't like it you can cancel the order.
The sensor you have pointed out has been B.O.'d for over 3/4 of a year. Hobbico has a clamp arrangement for handling Lipos. Do the advanced Ebay search and inject item # 290490711147, this is a definate must for HK to have in there suite of "probes". See you on the flip side.
Hey Crawdad, thanks buddy. Ok now this may sound a little lame, but the only method of search I can find on this site is the one up top just slightly right of center. Now is there a way of searching product numbers, and what is this "search on the left" that is written regarding the "cheaper Fake FY-B6AC" seeing as how I do so much dreaming and shopping here at HK I would love to know.
I don't know any other search on this site other than the one above. Try a search on E b a y, the item number I gave you is the only compatible temp sensor that HK has, as far as I know. The sensors are pretty generic, there are a lot of clones of the B6 style charger.
23 thumbs up!
I have used this charger for over a year now with no problems
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13 thumbs up!
Now I can ballance and charge my batteries at home (220V) and at the field (12V) with this charger that has it all power supply, charger and ballancer in one small unit.
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9 thumbs up!
Not a bad little charger for what it can do. Very versatile charges my lipos and nimh just fine. I did notice the balance charge function isn't 100pcnt accurate though. I generally throw my astroflight blinky onto the pack's balance leads after I'm done balance charging anyways. Only takes a few minutes to get it 100pcnt in balance. The quick charge function and other functions work great too. Works with big or small batteries which is perfect.
I've owned it for 4 days shy of a month, and so far no problems at all. The backlight is cool too...:-D
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7 thumbs up!
A lot of features, a good price, integrated power supply, but a balancing mode not enough precise...
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6 thumbs up!
Title say's it all!!! This charger is my batteries life saver. It charges and balances my batteries accuratly. It can set them for storage, speed charge, balance charge, load test, and it can do it in the field from 12v DC or at home from 120v/220v AC.I have check the operation charging volts with my Fluke 77 digital volt meter and this charger is right on the money. This is probably the last charger I will need for a long time. When I got this I gave my Triton charger away because I felt it was obsolete next to this one, and it was half the cost of the competitors!!!
Thanks hobby King for such great products at GREAT prices!