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New Hitec Chargers - Power Peak E7 and X2 High Power

Hitec has been releasing battery chargers fast and furious lately giving you more choices and options than ever before. The two latest models to come across our desk is the Power Peak E7 and the X2 High Power.

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Hitec has been releasing battery chargers fast and furious lately giving you more choices and options than ever before. The two latest models to come across our desk is the Power Peak E7 and the X2 High Power. Check out the info below for more details and specs.

Hitec Power Peak E7 Charger

The E7 is a powerful 200 watt single port battery charger that can take care of all chemistry types and pump out up to 20A for large packs. It's an AC/DC charger making it convenient to use at home or at the field. The screen is easy to read and it has some cool extras like the BID (Battery Identification) system and USB ports on the front for keeping your mobile devices topped off.

Click here for more info on the E7

Specifications

  • AC Input: 100-240 Volts AC
  • DC Input: 11-18 Volts DC
  • Charge Circuit Power: 200 Watts
  • Charge Current Range: 0.1 - 20.0 Amps
  • Discharge Current Power: 36 Watts *
  • Discharge Current Range: 0.1 10.0 Amps
  • Current Drain for LiPo Balancing: 200mA per Cell *
  • NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1-18 Cells
  • LiPo/LiFe/LiHV/LiIon Cell Count: 1-7 Cells
  • Pb Battery Voltage: 2-24 Volts
  • Weight: 52.5 oz. (1.5kg)
  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 3.3 in. (163 x 200 x 85mm)

Hitec X2 High Power Multi-Function Charger

The X2 is great for when you have lots of batteries to charge. It's also AC/DC and it features dual charging ports and you can distribute its 250 watt power to each port based on what you need for different batteries, which is really neat. There are 10 different charge/discharge profiles and this model has a really cool Voice Guide function when setting up the charger making it easy to learn and use.

Click here for more info on the X2

Specifications

  • AC Input: 100-240 Volts AC
  • DC Input: 11-18 Volts DC
  • Charge Circuit Power (CH1 + CH2 + PS = 250W)
  • Charge Current Range: 0.1 10.0 Amps x 2
  • Discharge Current Range: 0.1 2.0 Amps x 2
  • Discharge Current Power: 10 Watts x 2
  • Current Drain for LiPo Balancing: 300mA per Cell
  • NiCd/NiMH Cell Count: 1-15 Cells
  • LiPo/LiHV/LiFe/LiIon Cell Count: 1-6 Cells
  • Pb Voltage: 2-20 Volts
  • Dimensions: 7.24 x 5.74 x 2.75 in. (184 x 146 x 70mm)
  • Weight: 2.85 lbs. (1293g)

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Jul 19, 2017, 05:09 PM
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A red version of the SkyRC D250, not sure what the grey one is.
Jul 20, 2017, 07:02 AM
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Bill Glover's Avatar
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The E7 is a powerful 200 watt single port battery charger that can take care of all chemistry types and pump out up to 20A for large packs.
Only large 2S packs though. 200W means just 10V when the charge current is 20A.
Jul 20, 2017, 07:40 AM
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What is the expected street price on the X2 High?
Jul 20, 2017, 09:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Glover
Only large 2S packs though. 200W means just 10V when the charge current is 20A.
Here's a breakdown (based on nominal cell voltage):

1S- 20 amp
2S- 20 amp
3S- 18 amp
4S- 13.5 amp
5S- 10.8 amp
6S- 9 amp

It is essentially a single port version of our D7 charger, there was a need for a smaller charger that could still put out the power to charge large packs. My 6S 5000 packs I could charge in a little under 40 minutes. The D7 an E7 are manufactured by Multiplex.

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Originally Posted by teckbot
What is the expected street price on the X2 High?
X2 HP: $144.99

A neat feature not mentioned is when operating the X2 HP on AC power, the DC port serves as a DC power supply- power can be distributed to the DC port, anywhere from 10-150W.
Jul 20, 2017, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Xpress..
Here's a breakdown (based on nominal cell voltage):

1S- 20 amp
2S- 20 amp
3S- 18 amp
4S- 13.5 amp
5S- 10.8 amp
6S- 9 amp
Not sure that nominal cell voltage is relevant here.

For 3S that would be 3 x 3.7 = 11.1V, but in order to push 18 amps into the pack the charger would have to supply a much higher voltage than that (at 11.1V no current would flow at all). This would mean reducing the current, because of the 200W limit.

So I don't think those figures are achievable (apart from 1S and possibly 2S)?
Jul 20, 2017, 12:21 PM
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Those are maximum possible current capabilities based upon the battery being charged.
Jul 20, 2017, 01:21 PM
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As above, you need a lot more than 11.1V to put 18A into a 3S pack. So with a 200W limit 18A is not possible.

Even a totally flat 3S pack is going to be around 10V. I don't think a 1.1V voltage difference is going to give 18A of charge current.
Jul 20, 2017, 02:13 PM
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Watts = Amps x volts so taking the 200 and dividing it by the voltage of the pack will be what the maximum amperage the charger can charge at (approximately.) I.E: 200w/11.1v (3S Pack) = 18A.

You can set the charger for 20A and it will just do what it can do based on Ohms law. Not sure what the confusion is here?

Mike.
Jul 20, 2017, 03:36 PM
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Here is what the charger actually reads. 17.71 amps at 11.2v.
Last edited by Xpress..; Jul 20, 2017 at 03:44 PM.
Jul 21, 2017, 06:03 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeMayberry
Watts = Amps x volts so taking the 200 and dividing it by the voltage of the pack will be what the maximum amperage the charger can charge at (approximately.) I.E: 200w/11.1v (3S Pack) = 18A.

You can set the charger for 20A and it will just do what it can do based on Ohms law. Not sure what the confusion is here?

Mike.
Hi Mike, the confusion is the statement above that 200W will get you 18A of charge current on a 3S pack.

In order to get current to flow, the charger must apply a higher voltage than the pack voltage. If a 3S pack is at 11.1V and the charger applies 11.1V then zero amps (not 18A) will be the result. Like you say, Ohm's law.

To push 18A into an 11.1V pack requires a much higher voltage from the charger. When the output power in watts is limited then increasing the voltage means dropping the amps.

Here's one of my chargers putting just 9A into a 3S pack - note that 12.6V is required to do this. This is at the start of the charge (4 minutes in, with 650 mAh into an 8000 mAh pack). As the charge progresses the pack voltage rises and the voltage the charger must supply to maintain the charge current will increase.

To achieve 18A rather than 9A it's clear that significantly more than 12.6V would be required from the charger. But the E7 can only output 200W, and 18A x 12.6V would already be 226W ...
Jul 21, 2017, 04:10 PM
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Wowsers a 26 Watt difference.
Jul 21, 2017, 05:52 PM
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Is there a release date for the X2 HP?
Jul 22, 2017, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnyflyboy
Wowsers a 26 Watt difference.
I obviously didn't explain it very well.

That would be the case if 12.6V from a charger gave you 18A on a 3S. But it doesn't, 12.6V gives approximately half that i.e. 9A.

Yet it's being stated here that 11.1V on a 3S will give you 18A of charge current. That's what I'm querying.
Jul 24, 2017, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by eric1313
Is there a release date for the X2 HP?
No exact date yet, we are expecting the shipment sometime early August.


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