The Bantam E-Station BC6 ‘Dual Power’ AC/DC charger looks like a winner for those of you that can afford a POWER SUPPLY and a lipo charger. This combines both in one unit. For $139.00 this is a good buy.
– Dual input power – AC/DC
The BC-6 is AC and DC compatible right out of the box, no external power adapter needed. Charge up to 16 cells of NiCd/NiMH and 6S of Lithium batteries with a maximum charge rate of 5.0A.
– Balances and Charges your lipos
The BC-6 has an individual-cell-voltage balancer built in, so you won’t need an external balancer when charging Lithium batteries (Li-Ion/LiPo/LiFe).
Be sure to pick up an adapter board so you can take advantage of this charger’s balancing function. Adapter boards are not included with charger. Choose from the list below –
Single Battery Adapters –
Bantam E-Station balancing adapter board – PolyQuest-style
Bantam E-Station balancing adapter board – CSRC/Align/E-Flite-style
Bantam E-Station balancing adapter board – Kokam/Graupner-style
Bantam E-Station balancing adapter board – Thunder Power-style
Multiple Battery Adapters –
Bantam E-Station multi-pack balancing board – PolyQuest-style
Bantam E-Station multi-pack balancing board – CSRC/Align/E-Flite-style
Bantam E-Station multi-pack balancing board – Kokam/Graupner-style
Bantam E-Station multi-pack balancing board – Thunder Power-style
– Balances individual cells during discharge
The BC-6 also can monitor and balance individual cells during the discharge process. If the voltage of any one cell varies abnormally, the process will stop an error message will appear.
– Charges several types of lithium batteries
The BC-6 charges three types of Lithium batteries – LiIo, LiPo and LiFe. Safely charges any of these battery chemistries.
– Lithium battery ‘Fast’ and ‘Storage’ modes
‘Fast’ charge reduces the charging time of Lithium batteries and ‘Storage’ mode controls the final voltage of the battery for long-term storage.
– Data store/load
The BC6 stores information about up to 5 batteries in its internal memory. Each battery’s info can be recalled at any time, saving you time in reprogramming.
– Cyclic charging/discharging
Perform 1 to 5 cycles of charge and discharge to keep your batteries refreshed and balanced.
– PC based analysis through USB port
For advanced users, the BC-6 offers an optional PC-based program that can analyze your battery via a USB connection. It shows a graph of voltage, current, capacity and temperature curves. It also shows the individual voltage of each cell in your pack.
– Tough aluminum outer case
High-quality aluminum case is durable and helps the charger cool efficiently.
Source: Common Sense RC