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Hitec RDX1 AC/DC Battery Charger/Discharger

Hitec has a new tower charger that works with most battery chemistries and features an LCD screen. Read on to learn more!

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The RDX1 Charger

The RDX1is an ultra-performance microprocessor-controlled battery charger/discharger. It has management features suitable for all popular chemistries. Its tower design allows front-loading plug-in convenience of balancing and temperature sensor ports, a USB link and USB 5VDC 2.1 amps and 4mm battery sockets.

Features include a 3.2-inch easy-to-read LCD screen and our Charge Master software which allows the unparalleled ability to operate the RDX1 through the computer. This c]60-watt charger brings integrated balancing, convenience and ease to all your charging operations.

Features

  • Optimized Operating Software
  • 10 Battery Memory
  • Internal Lithium Battery Balancer
  • Multiple Lithium Battery Charge Modes
  • Works with Hitec's Charge Master Software
  • LiPo Battery Meter
  • Slim In-line Design Saves Valuable Space

Specifications

  • AC Input Voltage: 100-240V
  • DC Input: 11-18V
  • Charge Power: 60W
  • Charge Current Range: 0.1 - 6.0A
  • Max. Discharge Power: 5W
  • Discharge Current Range: 0.1 - 2.0A
  • Balancing Port Current Drain: 200MA/Cell
  • NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1-15 Cells
  • LiPo/LiHV/LiFe/LiIon Cell Count: 1 - 6 Cells
  • Pb Battery Voltage: 2 - 20V
  • Net Weight: 470g
  • Dimensions: 159 x 72.5 x 123mm

Learn More

Head over to the product page to learn more about this charger.

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Jul 07, 2017, 05:56 PM
Build to fly, fly to fix
I bought this a couple of months back. It's a sweet little charger that's right for my indoor flying planes in the off season. Arguably it's a little skinny on the output side for bigger lipos, but like most HiTec products it's well made, and it has a USB port to charge your smart phones or other devices.
Jul 07, 2017, 07:33 PM
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I could never justify the high price of the Hitec sticker, is this another rebadged charger sold by Hitec?
Jul 07, 2017, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jonnyflyboy
I could never justify the high price of the Hitec sticker, is this another rebadged charger sold by Hitec?
More than likely yes. As far as price, this one is quite palatable. There are many more brands such as Graupner, Thunderpower, Hyperion, Revolectrix and others i can't remeber, but their prices are just as or even higher. I would not even risk bringing something no name you find on Alibaba or Banggood into my house....or even think twice about Turnigy. But that's just my opinion.

I have an original X4 that was my work horse for years, i picked up a second hand X80Plus, and also have an X1. And just recently added a Thunderpower TP820HVC for my 6S batteries.

Cheers
Jul 10, 2017, 09:08 AM
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We also have a PRO version coming out:

http://hitecrcd.com/products/charger...1-pro-/product

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Originally Posted by jonnyflyboy
I could never justify the high price of the Hitec sticker, is this another rebadged charger sold by Hitec?
Not really, it's made by an OEM company exclusively for us.
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Jul 10, 2017, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Xpress..
We also have a PRO version coming out:.
Interesting! What's "pro" about that version?
Jul 30, 2017, 06:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xpress..
We also have a PRO version coming out:

http://hitecrcd.com/products/charger...1-pro-/product
Any idea when the Pro will be available?
Jul 31, 2017, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CavRecon
Interesting! What's "pro" about that version?
It's higher power. The above link lists all of the details.

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Originally Posted by DaveNH
Any idea when the Pro will be available?
We just received them last week so it will be a few weeks until they hit shelves. Tower Hobbies typically has them first before anyone else.
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Aug 14, 2017, 12:35 PM
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RDX1 tripping my breaker when I plug it into a wall


Hi everyone I have not been active in the RC hobby for many years . I have a couple small quadcopters and I have just bought a RDX1. This morning I had a 1S battery hooked up to the charger prior to plugging it into the wall. It tripped the breaker on a backup battery power supply that my PC is also plugged into. Is this because I had a pack plugged into the charger before plugging the charger into the wall? Any tips or help is much appreciated.
Aug 14, 2017, 01:27 PM
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What happens when you plug just the charger itself into the wall without a battery connected?
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Aug 14, 2017, 04:18 PM
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It seems to draw less amperage . The Battery Backup for my PC clicks but it doesn't seem to trip completely like it did with the battery pack hooked up to it prior to plugging it into the wall.
Aug 14, 2017, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by KiLLBoT
It seems to draw less amperage . The Battery Backup for my PC clicks but it doesn't seem to trip completely like it did with the battery pack hooked up to it prior to plugging it into the wall.
Have you tried to start a charge then?
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Aug 14, 2017, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by KiLLBoT
It seems to draw less amperage . The Battery Backup for my PC clicks but it doesn't seem to trip completely like it did with the battery pack hooked up to it prior to plugging it into the wall.
The manual does state to connect the charger to it's power source before connecting a battery.
Aug 30, 2017, 10:28 PM
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RDX1 is not discharging to the proper storage voltage


I bought the Hitec RDX1 about 3 weeks ago. It has seemed to do a great job on my 1s 2s and 3s batteries. Although tonight I cam home from flying and had a few 1s batteries that I wanted to put into storage mode at 3.82 volts. The charger beeps and says its done. But the meter on the charger says it still has a voltage of 4.00 volts. I crossed referenced this with a multi meter and a Lithium voltage tester. All reading 4.0 volts. I have tried discharging at lower rates and discharging at higher rates. But it still does the same thing. It beeps saying its done but the 1s pack still reads at 4.0 volts not the 3.82 that it is supposed to be discharged to. Is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?
Sep 06, 2017, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by KiLLBoT
I bought the Hitec RDX1 about 3 weeks ago. It has seemed to do a great job on my 1s 2s and 3s batteries. Although tonight I cam home from flying and had a few 1s batteries that I wanted to put into storage mode at 3.82 volts. The charger beeps and says its done. But the meter on the charger says it still has a voltage of 4.00 volts. I crossed referenced this with a multi meter and a Lithium voltage tester. All reading 4.0 volts. I have tried discharging at lower rates and discharging at higher rates. But it still does the same thing. It beeps saying its done but the 1s pack still reads at 4.0 volts not the 3.82 that it is supposed to be discharged to. Is there anything I can do to remedy this problem?
What current rate are you discharging the 1S packs at? How big are these 1S packs?
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