A high powered charger, capable of handling up to 350W or 20A charge rates. Lipoly, LiFe and Lilo compatible as well as able to charge up to 10 cell packs. The iCharger is famous for its super-accurate balancing feature. Each unit is calibrated at the factory prior to shipping!
This is a quality precision charger.
Spec. Input voltage range: 4.5 ~ 32.0VDC Charge current range: 0.05 ~ 20.0A Discharge current range: 0.05 ~ 20.0A Maximum charge power capacity: 350W (@ input voltage > 18V) Maximum discharge power capacity: 30W Maximum extern discharge power capacity: 600W @ 30V/20A Current drain for balancing: <350mA Balance accuracy: <10mV Lithium (LiPo/LiIo/LiFe) battery cell count: 1 ~ 8 series (In non-balance mode, expand LiFe to 10s) NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1 ~ 25 series Pb battery cell count: 1 ~ 18 series (2 ~ 36V) Log Files storage: 16Mbit (36 hours) Battery setup memories: 10 Intelligent temperature control: Yes PC Connect: USB port Weight: 420g Dimensions:(LxWxD) 143 x 97 x 26mm
Included: One copy of the User manual on CD One pair of output alligator clip leads One pair of input alligator clips (30A) and input leads with 4mm bullet connectors One temperature sensor lead: 0 ~ 99°C (32 ~210°F) Four rubber feet One Mini-USB data line(1.2 meter) Balance expansion board and interface cable to connect to the charger
Exactly, you can't do parallel charging, but it is not a big deal as, at least for me, it is absolutely not recommendable with lipo batteries as you can't do real balancing when batteries are in parallel.
Serial charging is far better with lipos and you can do that with this charger building a 1>2 or 1>3 cable to serial connect your batteries to main port and connect balance plugs to the balance board.
!!! Be very careful when doing this !!! Always double, triple, check the order of balance plugs on the balance board cause if you invert 2 plugs you will just short circuit your batteries !!!
WOW... One of the best chargers that I have seen. It came with the firmware: 3.12c which i upgraded to 3.13b this is a pretty simple and a sweet charger. I have gone through all the menus, however could not find the menu for regenerative discharing. Maybe it appears only when powered through a rechargable source.There was no manual with the system, so you need to download it from the internet or from the provided CD.
Overall I would rate the charger 5plus as the balancing was accurate. However I had to calibrate my charger with my digital multimeter. Calibration is simple- just check the the files section for calibration. It is the same as 106Bplus
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I received this charger today and all I can say is WOW! It has all the features you could want and will charge any battery you own. You can even connect the USB cable to your PC and diagnose batteries that are connected to the charger, on screen. The fan is nice and quiet and I was able to program the unit without even opening the manual. Very impressed and can't be beat at this price with so many great charging features!