Capable of charging any size Lipoly battery up to 6 cells or at 5A. The ECO-SIX includes an array of charging plugs and wires to suit almost any application and comes with JST-XH balancing plugs so you can charge and balance your ZIPPY/TURNIGY packs easily. Input power is 11-18v, perfect for car batteries or pc/laptop powersupply.
Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) 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.
I have an old power adapter from a laptop which outputs 19V. This charger is rated for 11-18V input.
Would anyone know if it would be acceptable to use my laptop adapter to power this charging device?
I know in the description it says laptop power supplies should be OK, but I just want to confirm.
No you need to stay in the windows between 11v to 18v. The charger checks the input voltage. In any case it is always better to input as less voltage as possible. Every volt extra needs to be wasted by the internal regulator which produces heat. And heat is never good for electronic devices. I recommend to get a 12V power supply, this would be the optimum. HobbyKing sells several of such power supplies you can even find one in the related products section above.
I got a reply message from Hobby King support. Apparently there is no support for charging 4.35V Lithium Ion batteries. They can be charged to 4.2V which isn't full capacity but they can't be charged to full capacity.
As for charging Lithium Ion 18650 or 14500, I'm supposed to just use the LiPo 3.7V setting.
I read the manual and it said that we are supposed to use 3.6V (4.1V terminal voltage) for Lithium-Ion batteries. But most 18650 or 14500 Lithium Ion batteries these days are 3.7V with 4.2V terminal voltage. A few of the Samsung high capacity 3.8V 18650 batteries even need 4.35V terminal voltages. Are we supposed to use the Lithium Polymer (LiPo) setting to charge 3.7V Lithium Ions?
And what about those 3.8V Lithium Ions? Is there a custom setting for charging at 4.35V?
Hi Napster, You're right that it's an EH board, but I'm 99% sure that XH connectors will work on it. The only difference between the connector is the EH have the solid block protruding off the side of the connector whereas the XH have 2 parallel ribs, but the pin spacing should be the same as they are both JST connectors. Also, the plug that goes into the charger appears to be a XH. I had a look thru the other options in the list and didn't see any better matches. If you're placing an order for other gear, the $1.58 spent on one of these would be a reasonable roll of the dice. Cheers, EA!
Just wondering if anyone else has noticed a problem with their screen going blank after a while (less than 10 mins). I'm trying to charge my 4000 mAh 3cell 11.1v Battery for an hour * 4A but its a little tricky when the screen keeps going blank. Did i get a faulty unit or something ?
Se fundio el integrado IC1 de mi eco six 6 , alguien me puede decir el có*digo para su reemplazo o el sitio donde pueda encontrar este có*digo.
Melted the integrated IC1 my eco six 6, anyone can tell me the code for replacement or site where I can find this code.
Ich habe zwei Lader bestellt. Leider musste ich feststellen dass die Qualitä*t nicht zufriedenstellend ist. Beide der Lader machen sehr merkwü*rdige Gerä*usche, so dass ich sie nicht mehr verwenden werde. Aber das ist das Risiko bei Produkten zu dem Preis..
The first charger was the accucel 6, i assume it was defected as when i tried to charge my battery it only read 1 cell (for both batteries) and the other charger was etronix powerpal pocket plus lipo charger
Hi Luke, I can't think of any possible reason why your accucel-6 wouldn't have charged your 220mah/2S nanotech. Are you sure you had BOTH leads from the battery plugged into the charger and had selected 2 cells for the cell count? Cheers, EA!
Hi Luke, I would be frustrated too if I had gotten 2 different chargers that wouldn't work. If I had to choose between this and the Accucel-6, I would choose the Accucel. I own both and the Accucel has never given me any trouble and is a bit more precise than this one. But it sounds like you're just wanting to get a charger that works for as little additional expense as possible. Go for this one and pray! Cheers, EA!
Buy this product HobbyKing 150W 7A 8S ECO8 Bal / Dis / Cyc Charger w / acc. The order number is 2006214121. It turns out that with only 3 days of use does not work, when I try to load a lipo tells me "connection break". What can be the problem, as I do??
Hi Alfredo, Both leads from the LiPo must be connected because some of the charging/discharging is done thru the main lead and the balancing is done through the balancing plug, so the charger automatically checks both connections before it begins any charging operation. If both leads aren't connected it will give you a "Connection Break" error. Cheers, EA!
Hi nigel, The power supply amps (3.5) is about right, but these chargers will not tolerate voltage above 18.0vdc, you'll just get an error message. The power supply also needs to be stable (regulated) output or you'll get an error message. Some people have tried using the little wall pack chargers that come with stuff like cordless phones as a power supply for this charger and don't realize that the voltage spec written on the pack is a "nominal voltage" but the output voltage fluctuates. Result: "ERROR!" Cheers, EA!
NÃ*O COMPRE, QUER UM CONSELHO!
Já* tive 03 carregadores destes, e todos DERAM PROBLEMAS, ou de carga, ou de curto circuitos, nao vale a pena comprar, ...gaste uns dollares a mais, e compre um Turnigy Accucell 6.
I´*m having problems with this charger. It said in the manual that it can charge up to 5A, but all the chargers I bought you charge at 2,5A. Do you now if is there any problem? Is there any setting that is needed to change? Thank you.
Hi Chino, It will probably only charge 1S or 2S LiPos at the 5A charging rate. As soon as you go to 3S, the maximum wattage (50W) is exceeded, so it's programmed to limit the rate to a lower charge rate. But if what you're saying is your other chargers only go to 2.5A and this one goes higher, keep in mind that you don't want to exceed a rate of 1C for the LiPo you're charging. Example, if it's a 2200mah/3S, set the charger to 2.2A and 3 cells to safely charge that battery. Cheers, EA!
Hi Marcelo, You haven't said exactly what battery you have so I can't tell you which adapter you need. Click on "Chargers and Accessories" in the menu above left. Select "Charge Leads" from the menu that pops up. Go thru the items and you'll find a lead that has the same connector as your battery on one end and 4mm "banana plugs" on the other end. That's what you need. Cheers, EA!
Hi Baden, You can only use a DC (direct current) to power these chargers. AC (alternating current) is what house power points put out. The safest power supply to use is a regulated (constant output) supply between 12vdc-17.5vdc. It won't make any difference what voltage in this range you use, but it must be DC and it must be stable/constant. It can be a car battery or a regulated power supply like a computer monitor power pack. Cheers, EA!
Hi Marcelo, All of the HK/Turnigy chargers are very sensitive to what input voltage is used. If you try to use your 18.5vdc power supply the chargers will give an Error message and won't go any farther. The safest power supply to use is a regulated (constant output) supply between 12vdc-17.5vdc. Cheers, EA!
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bought this a few days ago. I recieved it today. Here is my take on this.
Positives: 1 Small and light weight. 2 Easy to operate - self learning 3 inbuilt fan. (not visible though) 4 comes with whole set of connectors 5 comes with balance connector 6 same software as other 50W chargers. (Turnigy etc) 7 VALUE FOR MONEY
Negatives 1 plastic body, bottom is metal so heats the bottom 2 missing vents for fan 3 hard to push buttons
Pour charger vos LIPO: Passez votre chemin! Equilibreur hors spcification de plus de 110mV. Dangereux! Non ajustable. Seul la tension totale peut tre ajuste en maintenant enfonc la touche "-" et la touche de droite l allumage pendant plus de 4 secondes.
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4 thumbs up!
This is the same charger as the imacrc B6PRO, i have tried it and it was good. This should also be good. there was a problem in nimh cell balancing... it didnt balance the nimh cells properly... The IMAXRC B6PRO didnt need any calibrations, i dont know about this one... A deans plug is missing in the charging leads... it should have had a deans plug...
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3 thumbs up!
I have now had a chance to test my two charges. Both displayed incorrect voltages by more than .1v. I was about to return them when I found out that you can calibrate the voltage. The process to calibrate is the same as the Accucell-6. Check the forums or the web for the process. I am dropping one star due to these not have been calibrated in the factory.
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This little charger is unbelievably cheap & yet still able to deliver quality charging. The case is Nylon and the base is alloy and used as a heatsink. It's only 5A, but thats plenty for most parkflyers and foamie customers. We tested this charger for almost 1 week without fault. 5 Stars for price!