Capable of handling up to 350W or 20A charge rates. Lipoly, LiFe and Lilo compatible as well as able to charge up to 8 cell packs. The iCharger is famous for its ultra-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 (L X W X D): 143 x 97 x 26mm (5.63 x 3.82 x 1.02in)
Must ask........... but on the 206B review people are confirmed saying their own balance board was detected and used.
Does anyone know 110% if this applies to the entire line of these?
Looking at the assurance an extra 50W the 208B gives me over the 206B
Will get a ganglia/octopus/medusa for the /- XT60 connectors down the road
(My biggest packs are 3000Mah and this charger suits my projected expansions)
All accessories in the picture is in the package:
MiniUSB cable, CD with drivers and Logview, XH-BalancerBoard and connection cable, TempSensor, 2 big alligator clips, 1 charging cable with 2 small alligator clips and 4mm plugs on the other side
When you use an external resistor to increase the discharge rate (page 18 of User's Manual) are you still doing a constant current discharge? Or does the discharge current drop as the battery voltage drops?
Also, what effect does the discharge current setting on the display have on the discharge rate if you are using the external resistor?
Firmware contains bugs, while last firmware was produced in 2010.
What I detected.
I tried to discharge 8S LiIon battery without balancer.
1. Charger detected 10S, and asked me to confirm that battery is 8S. I confirmed.
But anyway, charger treats battery as 10S, and stopped at 25V.
2. During discharge I wasn't able to tune cutoffs, neither check temperature. Since this menu didn't work.
3. When I tried to upgrade my charger firmware I've found that it is latest firmware onboard, and its 4 years old! That's frustrating. Can you do something guys? Perhaps adapt firmware from 308BDUO?
That was my mistake about stopping at 25V, I have just set wrong stop voltage.
BUT! General information menu during discharging doesn't works. When I press "enter", half of screen just blinks, and nothing changed.
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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63 thumbs up!
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!