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)
Why is it that Hobbyking keep removing this message?
I have just received one of these chargers. It will not charge 2S or 3S LiPos when on mains charging but it will charge 4S. When on 12V supply it charges 2S, 3S and 4S. I have seen that others have had the same problem.
How could I charge my car´*s lead-acid battery (connection diagram) on this charger?
The instructions manual describes the Pb (lead-acid) charging process on page 26, but don´*t shows the connection diagram neither a picture of this connection. Anyone could help me?
Hi Paulo, The nominal voltage of lead-acid single cells is 1.5V, which is 1/8 of the nominal voltage of a 12v car battery. If you switch the charger to Pb mode and set the numbers of cells to "8-cell" it should charge your car battery to its normal 13.8V full-charge voltage. You can set the charge rate to maximum (approx. 5A). The first time you do this you should keep a close eye on the voltage. If it begins to exceed 14V it could damage the battery. Cheers, EA!
Hi, Aussie. Ok, I understood you and thank you, but and the connection diagram? How can I connect and where I connect each cable (battery x charger)? We have the balance connectors and the power output (red and black ones) in the charger. I suppose that the power output will be necessary and the balance plugs won´*t. Am I correct?
Hi Paulo, Thanks for the credit. The balance plugs aren't required for charging Pb, NiCd, or NiMH batteries. To charge your car battery you just need to plug the red/black banana plugs into the charger and connect the red/black clips to the car battery's pos/neg terminals. Cheers, EA!
I have just received this Charger bought from HobbyKing and it does not have the Hologram on the bottom and the CE marking is on the bottom of the unit and not on the top as shown in all of the images on the box, manual and HobbyKing website? Have I bought a fake? I am being told by SKYRC that this is not a Genuine part....HELP Please?
The words "power supply NOT included' baffle me.
Does this charger plug into a normal Australian electric wall socket of 220 to 240 volts and thus allow me to charge my LIPO batteries from the wall socket, as well as allowing me to charge ( whilst at the flying field) from a 12 volt battery .
I have read all the discussions which add to my confusion as they conflict.
Why do people write about products that they do not own?
Hi tardis, The words "power supply NOT included' are probably because HK uses a web template page for chargers, 98% of which don't have built-in power supplies. They just didn't delete this from the page. This charger has a built-in AC/DC power supply and will work fine on AU power points. You'll need to replace the US/Canada power cord with a AU cord which can be had for a few dollars. (Alternatively, you can cut the ground pin off the US cord and twist the 2 blades 45 degrees which will allow it to plug into AU power points. BTW, I never told you to do this, as it's a big no-no from an electrical safety perspective.) Cheers, EA!
I Agree with ElectricAussie. I have this model and it came with a power supply included. built in.
As said you can replace the cord with a new 8shaped Interlock ground electrical Cord. or you can (but should not do) twist the connector to fit the AUS outlet.
When the info on this charger says "Power supply not included" does that mean ther is no AC power cord provided. If so is an AC cord available? Is this a fast charger or over night? I prefer over night. Thanks
The unit is provided with a 3-pole cord, for accepting AC power between 50 - 60 Hz, at 100 - 240 V AC. The plug on the cord is a type I have never seen before, but I think may be specific to either China or the United States - there are many excellent international plug adaptors suitable for providing power. The charging plugs are the familiar two-pole purple connectors (someone correct me on name!), which I am upgrading to XT60 connectors which my stunning Spitfire came supplied with. The charger is [I][B]Brilliant[/B][/I] and will accommodate itself to your needs, and as a balance charger will stop charging after the cells have achieved their balance point. It is possible to let the charger run overnight....but its a better idea to let it run over an afternoon. Remember to ALWAYS keep the lipos in a protective bag while charging - $5 at Hobbyking is better than burning down the house !
Just be careful not to touch the bullet connectors to each other or you'll get a spark and most likely ruin the battery...I used to use bullet connectors until my son touched them together :( The XT 60 plugs are great.
I've got the error message:
BATTERY VOL ERR CELL CONNECT.
Have successfully used the charger 9 times. LIPO 3 cell
Now when I connect the charger the cell in the middle seems not to be connected. The Charger says 3.6 0.3.6 to start with.
then it goes up to 3.6 1.4 3.6 for a 2 second and then stops.
Is this a programatical error or a physical error? (Component)
Something I can measure and fix.
Possibly balance leads (the white plug on battery) could be faulty perhaps sorry if I have mistaken u. Have your tried charging the battery on another charger as the balance plug on the charger maybe faulty???
Hi Mark, This charger is available from the US warehouse and is in stock for $45. Why don't you order from there, as the shipping should be very reasonable. You can also get pretty much any of the nano-tech line from the US warehouse. Cheers, EA!
Anyone know how to reset this charger to factory specs?
Maybe I press two outer buttons while powering on? I can't get the menu to behave properly for my various LiFe and LiPo and have stored values I would sooner erase.
I already got this bal charger and i will charge my turnigy nano 5600 mah 50c 2s and iam just wonderin what should be the current charge for this batt? By the way tnx crawdad for the answer to my previous question?tnx
Hi Alvin, The nano-tech LiPos can be safely charged at higher rates (up to 5C) than standard LiPos (1C), but you will be limited to the 5A max charge rate for this charger. It will take approx. 1 hour to charge your LiPo. Cheers, EA!
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.
That's not a 240V cord* it's a "clover" cord for a laptop power supply. It plugs into the charger, and then your wall. You can also use ANY power source that supplies 11-18V as well. You can use something like : PRODUCT ID: 9330000002 too.
Hi Kevin, The charger can be plugged directly into either 110VAC (US/Canada) or 240VAC wall sockets, but it is supplied with a US type plug on the power cord. You can either cut the US plug off and install a UK plug, or go to any electronics/computer shop and buy a UK power cord with the clover leaf plug at the other end. Cheers, EA!
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
23 thumbs up!
I have used this charger for over a year now with no problems
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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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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!
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5 thumbs up!
Using this to charge 6S, 3300mAh batteries (HXT) - works great. Works just fine with Australian power once you switch the plug over.