The HobbyKing HKC6 charger/balancer features programing functionality found in more expensive chargers at a fraction of the cost. Includes plugs and leads as shown.
Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable Store function, allows safe storage current Fast charge Function Data store/load Backlit LCD Internal resistance checker
Operating voltage range: 10.0~18.0Volt Circuit power: max.50W for charging, max.5W for discharging Charge current range: 0.1~5.0A Discharge current range: 0.1~1.0A Current drain for balancing Li-po: 300mAh/cell NiCd/ NiMH battery cell count: 1~15cells Lithium battery cell count: 1~6Series Pb battery voltage: 2 to 20V Dimension: 135×100×40mm
Hello, I would like buy this charger for battery "Turnigy LSD 6.0V 2300mAh Ni-MH Flat Receiver Pack" and my question is will be it work together ? I dont want let burn out this battery pack... thank you for your answers
This charger will work for Ni-MH packs but you have to set it up for Ni-MH charging with a voltage cut-off. You will also need an adapter cable for the Ni-MH pack. That will be a female XT60 plug to male JR Servo plug.
Hi Max, The input voltage doesn't put a limit on the output voltage, as the charger's internal circuitry steps up the voltage for LiPos up to 6S. You just need to be sure that your power source has stable output of 50W (preferably 60W) or more. Cheers, EA!
I dont have any problems with fake or not fake CE marks, just as long as i seem it to be electric safe and HK have quite good things in this aspect.
You could buy any chinese thing you want but the CE mark could easily be printed on anything with no problem at all but could you trust to 100% that the company that did that had (according to law) tested the eguipment to its fully extent as the CE mark tells them to do before they export it? I seriously doubt that in 96% of all cheap china equipment to the consumer market.
Unless a company doesnt have all the papers for a CE test at hand to proof that they were allowed to do so the CE mark are not allowed to be there.
Its actually impossibe to know from a cutomer point, only the company a really tell you if its markt right. But the problem is that even if it was fake so would a company say it was totally genuine.
**By affixing the CE marking on a product, a manufacturer is declaring, at its sole responsibility, conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking and therefore ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout the European Economic Area.** Wikipedia.
So with others words so promise HK that all products with a CE mark on is ok in all aspects to the CE mark. This is quite much and also very very expensive to test it out as they reslly should do because they cant promise anything if they havent tested the product.
I would be happy to hear HK say its really a genine CE mark and even a FCC mark and that it have been fully tested and such but utill the day they say it im a little doubtful but i hope im wrong.
If i dont remember wrong so did i test a 19V ps when i first bought this but it complained about to high voltage and didnt start.
You could of course try since it doesnt destroy it if the one you get is different in this manner. You or your dad could otherwise buy cheap laptop ps and that have lower output voltage around 16 - 17V or so. I have one that puts out 16.8V and that works perfectly.
Just as a matter of interest people,.. I know it says it's a 5amp charger, BUT..it's description says it's a "HKC6" I wondered what the C6 stood for?, and when I checked mine it actually charges at upto 6amps!!! "It's a SIX AMP charger!!!"
i have seen a lot of similiar charges and believe they all share the same guts - and all of them are rated at max 5 a (even in the description of this one you have 5a regardles what someone put on the box) - and the number 6 after c refers to 6 lipo cells (6s) the charge can balance during charging - compare to imax b6 *)
Jakub, I have this charger, the program can be set for 6amps! It's program lets you set 6AMPS! whether or not it's on the the casing the software goes to 6amps! you may have seen a few similar chargers but obviously not this one! If you don't know don't make random statements! you waste peoples time!
Ralf, you asked a question and I was trying to answer it to the best of my knowledge. But I think we misunderstood - you asked about the C6 in the name - I believe it is derived from the number of cells in series it can charge and not from the max current it can handle. However, it is quite interesting that once again HK is giving not quite accurate description (it says 5.0A on this page above) :) Have a good day!
If you run this on 12volts like a car battery, then it does'nt need the power supply, the middle set of leads in the picture above is for getting power from a car battery (12volts), There are smaller chargers that come with a power lead (like a B3 charger) but they will take 3 times longer to charge. I think this is best value/dollar, Good luck with your choices
All of these chargers are pretty much the same. Master one (it's not difficult) and you wont have a problem with the rest. This is a great charger for the price and it works well. Be sure to charge your LiPo's in a LiPo-safe bag!
Hi Scott, Glad you found a connector that fits. I'm surprised that the 2.1mm ID wouldn't work, as that's the size that works on both of my HK/Turnigy chargers. I would have expected the socket on all HK chargers to be all the same since the power supplies sold by HK are standardized with the same plug. You learn something every day in this hobby. Cheers, EA!
Hi Scott, The connector plug should be a 5.5mmOD x 2.1mmID, but a 5.5mm x 2.5mm should also work. Easiest way might be to take the charger with you to your local electronics store so that you can try the plug before you buy it. Cheers, EA!
It depends on the Amp output you select in the charger.I charge my 2200mAh 3s batteries at 2.2 Amps with this charger and it takes about 20 minutes to charge them.Nano-tech batteries can be charged up to 5 Amps so it will take less than ten minutes to charge them.
I need to charge a LiFe 3S battery. I set the charger for Life (3.3V per cell) but I'm not sure about stopping the charge procedure... Will it stop automatically when the battery is full or I have to stop it manually at some point?
I assume it is the same procedure as when charging LiPo batteries, when the battery is close to full, the charger lower the charging amp bit by bit, untill the battery is full, then the charger automatically stops.
Hi Dragan, The charging/balancing process is fully automated. Once you set the number of cells and the charge rate amps, you start the charge and the charger will stop/beep when the pack is fully charged. Cheers, EA!
I ordered 3 PRODUCT HobbyKing 50watt 5A X-Charger/Balancer. Two out of Three are working great. One of them does not come up with the option LiPo battery type when I press the "Battery Type" button. Other battery types come up but LiPo battery does not. Like I said the other 2 work fine and I know how to use the battery charger. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this issue?
Thanks in Advance.
10-18volts (named "Operating voltage range" in specification). You can use this charger from car battery or power supply from HK: 9052000014 (just copy this ID into the search string).
Most of notebook power supplies seem to exceed these limits (they are 19V). Some toshiba notebooks have a 15V power supply, but the internal hole of the connector is too big, which is fixable (I use it this way).
I cant calibrate my charger, dont know why. I hold up the - and the start button, (second and last), plug the power cable, and it sends me to the charging menu, just like it would do if i´*m not pressing anything.
Did they changed anything in the firmware? or am i doing something wrong here?
I was unable to calibrate as well. Seems that it has a new firmware - internal resistance and voltage tests were added.
I checked out the precision and was very pleased - the difference between shown and real value was no more than 0.01V. I have a thought, that voltage measuring circuit was upgraded, so no calibration is needed any more. But may be I was lucky to receive the accidentally good charger. I would like to read about your experience - do you have a bad precision, or why do you want to calibrate it?
i need the calibration problem to solve a balancing precision issue, because in the charger it display a perfect balance, in a 3S lipo, all the sells are at 4.20V, but when i measure it with a battery monitor, the number are all over the place, like 4.18, 4.22 and 4.20.
I was hopping that the calibration process would help me fix this issue.
That's weird. It fits standard -0.03v precision for lithium rechargeables, but more than tolerance I was getting with the total pack voltage. I'll check the balance voltages today and report the results
Our Australian warehouse jacks the price up on the planes but the postage is lower so most the time it's around the same price, but they don't have as much stock in Australia warehouse so I end up most the time buying from International, Anyway the chargers good!
Henady, it is not the fault of hobbyking - they send packages in one-two days. The rest depends on post services. It was the new year season - I've just received the package shipped at the end of november! Most of the time package was between Chinese and Russian border.
The new orders are delivered for one month or so - no holidays, no gifts jam problem
Alexander, thanks for answer.
HK sent package in 7 days!!! i paid at nov. 23, sent nov. 30.
i steel look HK service as terrible service.
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You can use this one from hobbyking 15volt 7 amp
PRODUCT ID: 9052000023 it's about $14 postage, it comes with a US style lead, the lead is interchangeable. or you can use a laptop power supply as long as it's no more than 18volt and can supply 5 amps minimum.
It has the 19V output, but maximum allowed voltage is 18. Well, it might be safe, but do it on your own risk - reliability can be significantly decreased.
I have a more powerful (more current) 19V power supply - but decided not to use it because of potential problems - I use 12V wall power supply from my scanner and connect charger to my home PC when I need more power than 20W. I ordered 15V power supply for toshiba notebook, but it is still being shipped to me.
Dica88 that power supply is only 1.5amp! it is not enough for the charger, the charger needs up to 5amps! things will go wrong if you draw more than 1.5 amps with it! You can't charge at 2.2amps if your power supply maximum output is 1.5amps!!!!!!!!! on the power supply it says OUTPUT 19volts at 1.58amps
I intend to get this for charging the Turnigy LSD 4.8V 2300mAh Ni-MH battery.
since I am based in asia, my domestic power supply will be 230 VAC, 50 Hz,
I assumed that the charge does not come with DC adapter, I only need to find one that outputs ~15 VDC, right?
Yes, just make sure, that it has the correct polarity (I assume, that it is the same as my turnigy charger, so plus is on the center pin). Also, you can connect it to 12V of your home computer, you'll need the correct connector. You can use PATA to SATA power cable.
well, actually you can use and less powerful one. I often use the 12V 1.66A power supply from my very old BENQ scanner. It's just necessary to meet the power requirements.
For example, my config - 12v*1.66A is about 20W.
Divide power by maximum battery voltage and you'll get maximum safe current:
1s: 20/4.2 = 4.76a. decrease a bit for safety - 4A is good.
2s 20/8.4 = 2.38, 2A is safe
3s 20/12.6 = 1.6. 1.4 is safe
As you can see, this power supply is good for 1.3 ah 3s batteries or 2ah 2s.
Oh, and about connection to computer - I didn't tell the whole truth. You should cut off the PATA power connector and solder the compatible connector, or connect charger with crocodile-connector cable supplied. Last one seems to be not very safe in terms of potential short circuit. Yellow is 12, black is zero.
I found this very interesting , but it is not clear for me . This is my first time with this type of battery/chargers , so i want to make sure im doing the correct... This is the battery charger/balancer i do have(hkc6) and these are my batteries Minimum Capacity: 2200mAh
Configuration: 3S1P / 11.1v / 3Cell
Constant Discharge: 25C
Peak Discharge (10sec): 35C.
I found this charger from a older laptop at home ( picture attached) .
Hi Dennis, Yes, it'll handle 4S fine. However, when you were asking about the little DC-4S charger you didn't mention 4S in regards to your 5000mah LiPo. If you're wanting to charge a 5000mah/4S at the fastest rate (1C=5A) you will be drawing a lot more than the 50W this charger can deliver (15V x 5A = 75W). This charger will be much quicker and more versatile than the DC-4S, but probably won't charge a 5000mah/4S in an hour. It'll take more like 90 minutes. Cheers, EA!
Looking for a charger 6.0V NI-MK Power Pack Can U Help? Duncan Mackintosh
Nice charger you can charge
2S LIPO at 5A
3S Lipo at 4.4
4S Lipo at 3.2
5s Lipo at 2.7
6s Lipo at 2.1
good performance it will be better if nwe can charge all lipo at 5 A
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Easy to use, appears well made, does what the specs say, no instructions included, but very full instructions downloadable.Exceptional value.Recommended.
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Does not charge LiFE or Lion. Which is why I bought it for. Seems alright anyway. Could do better with the descriptions
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Test with FlightMax 4S and with Hyperion G3 3S.
Charge is OK, seem to be well balanced.
Infos are clearly displayed.
It's easy to understand each features in few minutes even without manual.
Discharge or storage( of fully charged lipo ) works but with no fan the charger became very hot, even when drawin 0.5A on 3S, so I won't recommand using discharge to ensure durability of the charger.
Great value for the price.
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Fine charger for charge power upto 50W, balancing is accurate to about 10mV. Very easy to use, good value for money, balancing plugs are included. The cable set not have a transmitter charging plug.