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Old May 06, 2010, 06:50 AM
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HobbyKing ECO6 50W 5A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories

HobbyKing ECO6 50W 5A Balancer/Charger with accessories for US$ 18.99



Features:
Microprocessor controlled
Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd)
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.

Specifications:
Input Voltage: 11~18v
Circuit power: Max Charge: 50W / Max Discharge: 5W
Charge Current Range: .1~5.0A
Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~15
Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6
Pb battery voltage: 2~20v
Weight: 170g
Dimensions: 138x75x23mm
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Old May 06, 2010, 11:25 AM
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I just ordered one along with a couple 3s 1800 40c Turnigy packs to check out... Coming EMS Express so it should get here next week if they can get it out the door in a day or 3...
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Old May 06, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Just noticed this, price is great. Looks like it has an AC plug in that you could plug laptop power supply into.

Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old May 06, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Looks like it has an AC plug in that you could plug laptop power supply into.

Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old May 06, 2010, 08:59 PM
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More info on the charger

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=11696
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Old May 10, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Ooh, that's not very reassuring... We'll see how it goes, worth the gamble for under $20. Should leave HK tomorrow.
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Old May 10, 2010, 12:11 PM
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They are gone now...
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Old May 10, 2010, 11:36 PM
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Back up with a new product id:
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...dproduct=11060
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Old May 11, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Up, but out of stock, and quickly.

This seems to be another clone:

http://www.toysonics.com/extreme-x-6...e-charger.html

same as this?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028
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Old May 17, 2010, 01:35 AM
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Well, been using it a couple days now and it seems to be working pretty well. I don't have a nice DMM to check balance accuracy, but according to it's readout it's getting the cells within .01v of each other...

Only complaint so far is the fan. Sounds like the sleeve bearing is bad...
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:09 AM
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It's back in stock now! See first post for link.
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Old May 21, 2010, 04:26 PM
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I can't believe the price is so low!!

Can somebody answer this question: why pay a lot more for a Triton Jr when this hobbyking can give you the same at a much cheaper price? Where is the trick if there is one?

I will consider this hobbyking as this one has storage setting!
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Old May 28, 2010, 06:58 AM
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Is the minimum charge current 1A? Its odd that imax b6, this and the ac-6 all has 1A minimum, but the imax b8 has 0.1A? IS the b8 that different?

I have a blade msr with tiny batteries and being able to charge one of them would be nice if I want to. I can use 1A if I parallell-charge only.
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Old May 28, 2010, 07:05 AM
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Where did you find that it has a 1A minimum? I opened the page from the link in the first post and it says: Charge Current Range: .1~5.0A

Edit: the first post also mentions the same values.
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Old May 28, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Bambino. Unlike other resellers, I have read a few times that Hobbyking is satisfied with a much lower profit than most distributors/resellers. That is also why they are cheaper probably.
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