This is an Intelligent Parallel Charger for Li-Po / Li-Fe. Its intelligent design does not work like those old style balance chargers (eg. iMax B6) which always discharge and recharge the battery in order to make all the cells balanced (this is just very stupid and wasting time). Instead of that, RCX BC168 Charger will monitor the voltage of each cell and stop charging that particular cell when it is full while other cells will continue to be charged until they are full.
One of the great features of BC168 is that you can charge multiple batteries
at once. You can either charge
- 1 x 6-Cell Battery
- 2 x 3-Cell Battery
- 3 x 2-Cell Battery
- You can charge 2-6S (included 4S & 5S) battery with the external charging board.
simultaneously to save your time.
This is a "Ready To Charge"
full package which includes:
A close up on wiring between Power Supply and Charger.
- 1 x RCX BC168 Charger
- 1 x RCX03-181 - 12V 30A 360W Power Supply (click here to learn more)
- 1 x AC Adapter Cable w/ Tailored Made Connector (Power Input)
This is a "Charger Only"
package which excludes Power Supply & Cables:
- 1 x RCX BC168 Charger ONLY!
- The charger is design for Li-polymer and Lithium Cell. Available to charge, balance, discharge, measure the series batteries accurately.
- The charger use 4 button controls all function. 3 of the buttons are shortcut key, only need to press and then can finish charge, fast charge, balance, discharge all functions.
- This charger use high-precision battery detects PCB, the voltage control accuracy reach +/- 0.001V. the current control accuracy reach +/-0.1A based on any situation of the battery. Once finished the discharge, the voltage tolerance of battery will be <=0.002V.
- There is no conflict between each circuit. The power can maintain 8A output, all voltage , current will be display accordingly.
- Well designed for protection of whole circuit. The product will be stop working if there is exceed or overload.
- Automatic heat protection & thermal protection designed.
- The rate voltage for DC is 11V – 15V when input voltage less 11V or over 15V, the charger will be under protection status and then indicate the error of wrong input voltage.
- This charger working with free option input current. The current formula as followings:
- Maximum Power / Input Voltage = input current
** Warning: Unattended battery is dangerous while charging with any battery charger.
- Input Voltage: DC 12 - 15V (you need an external AC Adapter)
- Warning: Do not use a Power Supply over 14V of Voltage. There will be a repairing cost for over input current because the factory knows that when the particular ICs burnt out on the PCB.
- Input Wattage: 250W
- Charge Power: 200W (33W x 6Cells)
- Discharger Power: 25.2W (4.2W x 6Cells)
- Balance Power: 200W (33W x 6Cells)
- Charger Voltage Adjustable Range: 1.50V 4.20V (Pre-set up 4.2V)
- Charger Current Adjustable Range: 0.1A -8.0A (Pre-set up 1.0A)
- Charge Temperature Alarm Adjustable Range: 20 80 Degree C (Pre-set up 80 Degree C)
- Discharge Voltage Adjustable Range: 2.00V 4.20V (Pre-set up 3.80V)
- Discharge Current Adjustable Range: 0.1A 1.0A (Pre-set up 1.0A)
- Balance Voltage Adjustable Range: 2.00V 4.20V (Pre-set up 3.80V)
- Balance Current Adjustable Range: 0.1A 8.0A (Pre-set up 1.0A)
- Charge Voltage Precision: +/-0.001V
- Discharge Voltage Precision: +/-0.001V
- Balance Voltage Precision: +/-0.001V
- Charge Shift Efficiency: =>80%
- Charger Consumed Power: =<1.8W (12V 0.15A)
- Suitable Battery Type: 1 6Cells (Working Well with LiPo / Lilo / Life)
- Weight: 750g
- Dimension: 165 x 123 x 52mm
** Warning: With experience, it is good to have a >=25A power input for this charger if you charge the batteries in high current (eg. 8A.)
** Although many chargers have a discharge function for balancing (or for Storage Mode) but it is usually limited to 5W only which is a joke (5W is too low). Because if you discharge a battery with large capacity, then you need to wait for a terrible long time (usually the charger will timeout the operation after a period of time). If you need the discharge function, please consider to buy the RCX 150W Discharger OR RCX 50W Discharger. They work super fast for balancing and discharging.