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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:24 PM
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I picked one of these up this week, haven't had time to turn it on even, how have people made out with these? It's weird that the thread died and not much has been said about this charger...

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:29 PM
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I'm still planning on getting one. I'm planning on converting my Seagull Harrier .46 to electric, and that's going to require a fairly serious battery that I won't want to wait on my x4 80 to charge.

Let us know how you like yours. I suspect it to be a great product if my x4 80 is any indication. I kind of wish I would have had time to get an x2 400 instead of an x4 80, but the x4 80 has been really useful and very solid.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:27 AM
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I'm still planning on getting one. I'm planning on converting my Seagull Harrier .46 to electric, and that's going to require a fairly serious battery that I won't want to wait on my x4 80 to charge.

Let us know how you like yours. I suspect it to be a great product if my x4 80 is any indication. I kind of wish I would have had time to get an x2 400 instead of an x4 80, but the x4 80 has been really useful and very solid.

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I'll definitely report back. I also have a quad charger but it's only 50 watts per circuit, still an awesome charger for smaller lipos since you can do 4 at once. I may buy another quad, the x4 80 is an option, or may just get another thunder t6 multi like the one I already have. I'm moving from 4S 2650 sized or smaller batteries to 6S 3200 and up, so I figure the X2 400 is a good fit to whack the larger batteries. Hopefully it performs well...

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Definitely a good fit. I'm going to be moving up to 4400 5s batteries if I do the electric conversion on my plane, plus 5000 and 6000 3s if I get an RC truck, which is likely, so I'm thinking an x2 400 will serve me well for those. Between that and my x4 80, I feel as though I can charge pretty much anything 6s or under... lol The x4 80 is really, really nice for cycling the couple of NiCDs I have. Just start it and let it go for 2 or 3 days... lol Its also great for charging my 2200 3s batteries I use in my TwinStar, too. Love it!

If I ever need something bigger than 6s, I'll just buy an iCharger 1010 or something. I don't think I ever will, though, so I'm comfortable buying 6s chargers for now. I've learned long ago to not buy technology now based on what I might do in the future as it will be better and cheaper by the time I get there, and battery chargers are certainly advancing.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Definitely a good fit. I'm going to be moving up to 4400 5s batteries if I do the electric conversion on my plane, plus 5000 and 6000 3s if I get an RC truck, which is likely, so I'm thinking an x2 400 will serve me well for those. Between that and my x4 80, I feel as though I can charge pretty much anything 6s or under... lol The x4 80 is really, really nice for cycling the couple of NiCDs I have. Just start it and let it go for 2 or 3 days... lol Its also great for charging my 2200 3s batteries I use in my TwinStar, too. Love it!

If I ever need something bigger than 6s, I'll just buy an iCharger 1010 or something. I don't think I ever will, though, so I'm comfortable buying 6s chargers for now. I've learned long ago to not buy technology now based on what I might do in the future as it will be better and cheaper by the time I get there, and battery chargers are certainly advancing.

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Everything I look at that is larger than 6S for me is 2 6S, like a trex 700 for example, or a 50cc equivalent electric plane. Both of them typically run 2 6S batt's in series, so I'm still safe with a 6S charger. For the time being though, I'm sticking with 6S or smaller aircraft as the economy of scales really kicks in quickly with those larger ships...

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:03 AM
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So far, So good

I haven't fully exercised this charger yet, but I did use it to charge and discharge a whole bunch of small and medium sized batteries. Seemed to handle things just fine. The storage function is a little iffy though, I hooked up some batteries that were not at storage voltage but were close, and it wouldn't bring them to storage, it just beeped and said done.

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Been charging 3S 2200mah batteries for my parkzone visionaire with it, 2 at a time, and it handles things like a champ so far... 6S won't happen until the weather improves...

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Nice! Thanks for keeping us updated, Tom. I can't wait to pick one of these up... mainly because it will be because I will have new toys with bigger batteries I need to charge quickly.

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I'll try to keep updating as I use the charger more, it's a quiet time of year for flying especially with the blizzard so it may not be until spring that I really get to exercise it! So far, so good though!

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I've bought Hitec X2 400 charger in 2013 and I've charged my 6S 5450mAh lipos over 400 times with it. Today the charger failed and let the smoke out. I took the cover off and checked the damage. Looks like one component has burnt. Does anybody know the specs for this component? I'd like to replace the burnt component with new one. I already asked hitec support, but they did not want to help. Please see attached photo for information.
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Anyone charging at a specific amperage and the charger not stay currently at the voltage you set it at?
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I've bought Hitec X2 400 charger in 2013 and I've charged my 6S 5450mAh lipos over 400 times with it. Today the charger failed and let the smoke out. I took the cover off and checked the damage. Looks like one component has burnt. Does anybody know the specs for this component? I'd like to replace the burnt component with new one. I already asked hitec support, but they did not want to help. Please see attached photo for information.
At what rate do you charge the 6s packs? Do you think this happened from extensive usage or stressing the charger at high amperage?
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Anyone charging at a specific amperage and the charger not stay currently at the voltage you set it at?
Do you mean like this?

With 2, 6s5000mah packs plugged into the charger and the charge rate for 5A, the current goes up to 5a then to 4.8V and hangs right around there occasionally going to 5a and back down 4.8,4.9V. My power supply is a 40A/600W.
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At what rate do you charge the 6s packs? Do you think this happened from extensive usage or stressing the charger at high amperage?
I charged 6s pack with 12A, so it is total 12A x 25V = 300W x 2channels = 600W. So I'm not even near 800W which is max power for this charger. I do not know why charger failed.

Does anybody have this charger? I would like to know burnt component specs so I could fix my broken charger.
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