A Main Hobbies announced the introduction of the first items in a new line of chargers from ProTek R/C . . . . the Prodigy 65 and Prodigy 65 AC. Continue on to get the details of these ProTek R/C chargers.

ProTek RC - Prodigy 65 Series Chargers


ProTek R/C “Prodigy 65″ LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/5A/50W)
[PTK-8500]
$69.99

This is the ProTek R/C Prodigy 65 LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger. The ProTek R/C Prodigy 65 is a powerful multifunctional balance charger with a high performance microprocessor. The Prodigy 65 delivers 50 watts of output power and produces a maximum charge current of 5.0 amps with an efficient cooling system, allowing the Prodigy 65 to efficiently operate at full power with little effort. The Prodigy 65 features an optimized user interface with a variety of functions that allow you to charge, discharge or cycle up to 15 NiCd/NiMH cells, as well as the three most common Lithium battery types: LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe, up to 6S. The internal balancer will keep your lithium batteries safely balanced when charging in balance mode, while the fast charge mode will get your pack charged quickly and the storage charge mode will get your packs ready for long-term storage. Multiple safety functions, including automatic charge termination, capacity and time limits, and auto charge current limiting will protect you and your gear. Additionally, an optional temperature sensor and optional PC-based analysis software give advanced users the level of control they demand from their equipment.

NOTE: A 5 Amp power supply (minimum) is required for operation.

Features:
*High-Power Circuit and Temperature Stability: The Prodigy 65 delivers 50W of output power. This makes the charger capable of charging and discharging up to 15 NiCd/NiMH cells, as well as up to 6S Lithium batteries with a maximum charge current of 5.0A. The cooling system of the Prodigy 65 is so efficient that it can easily operate at full power without any trouble running the CPU or the operating program.
*Compatible with LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe packs: The Prodigy 65 is compatible with the three most common Lithium battery types: LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe. Each type has specific charge parameters due to its chemistry. Select which type you are charging, select the proper cell count, and the Prodigy does the rest!
*Multiple Lithium Battery Charge Modes: The Prodigy 65 allows you to Fast Charge, Balance Charge or Storage Charge LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe batteries.
- “Fast” Charge Mode: Reduces charging time, but does not balance the cells and charges the battery to approximately 90% capacity.
- “Balance” Charge Mode: Monitors individual cell voltage, keeps the cells within an acceptable voltage range, and charges the pack to full capacity.
- “Storage” Charge Mode: Designed specifically for long term storage and sets the final voltage of the battery so that the pack will not be damaged during storage.
*Optimized User Interface: The Prodigy 65 features an “auto” function that allows the charge current to be set automatically. This helps to prevent overcharge conditions that can lead to damage or a potentially hazardous battery. Every program in the unit is controlled with mutual links and communication to help identify a possible error for maximum safety. These programs can also be adjusted by the user to suit a specific application.
*Internal Lithium Balancer: The Prodigy 65 has an internal cell balancer that efficiently monitors the individual cell voltage during the charge and discharge process. This allows the user to charge or discharge a Lithium battery without the use of an external balancer. If the voltage of any individual cell is determined to be abnormal, the process will automatically stop, and an error message will be displayed.
*Data Store/Load: The Prodigy 65 has the ability to store the data for 10 different batteries. You can set the charge/discharge parameters for a particular battery type, and these settings can be recalled at any time without any additional programming.
*Cyclic Charging/Discharging: The Prodigy 65 can run from 1 to 5 charge/discharge or discharge/charge cycles for battery conditioning and balancing.
*PC-Based Analysis Using USB Communication: For advanced users, the Prodigy 65 offers PC-based program analysis. This allows you to use a USB adapter to display a graph with the characteristics of the battery on a computer. The graph displays voltage, current, capacity and temperature curves. It also shows the individual voltage of each cell in a Lithium battery pack. (Optional PC analysis software, USB adapter, and link wire are not included).

Safety Features:
*Delta-Peak Sensitivity: The Prodigy 65 features an automatic charge termination program that uses Delta-peak voltage detection to determine when the pack is fully charged.
*Auto-Charge Current Limit: When using the “Auto” current mode for charging NiCD or NiMH cells, you can set the upper limit of the charge current to avoid high current charging. This is useful when charging low impedance, low capacity NiMH cells.
*Capacity Limit: The charging capacity is calculated by multiplying the charging current and time. If the charging capacity exceeds the limit the process will be automatically terminated to prevent damage. This limit is user-specified.
*Temperature Threshold: The temperature of a battery will rise during the charging process due to the internal chemical reaction. You set the limit, and if its reached, the process will be terminated. (Optional sensor not included).
*Processing Time Limit: The Prodigy 65 allows you to limit the process time to avoid damage due to a possible battery defect.
*Input Power Monitor: The Prodigy 65 monitors input power to protect the power source from being damaged. If input power drops below an acceptable limit the process will be terminated.

Specifications:
Input voltage: DC 11V-18V
Charge current: 0.1-5A, in 0.1A increments
Discharge current: 0.1-1A, in 0.1A increments
Nicd/NiMH Cells: 1-15 Cell
LiPo/Li-ion/LiFe Cells: 1-6 Cell
Lead-acid (Pb): 2-20V
Temperature Sensor Port: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Balance: 2-6 Lithium Cells
Case: Plastic
Display: 16×2 character LCD
Dimension: 136x75x20mm


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ProTek R/C “Prodigy 65 AC” LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger (6S/5A/50W)
[PTK-8501]
$99.99

This is the ProTek R/C Prodigy 65 AC LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger. The ProTek R/C Prodigy 65 AC is a powerful multifunctional AC balance charger with a high performance microprocessor and built-in 5 Amp power supply. The Prodigy 65 AC delivers 50 watts of output power and produces a maximum charge current of 5.0 amps with an efficient cooling system, allowing the Prodigy 65 AC to efficiently operate at full power with little effort. The Prodigy 65 features an optimized user interface with a variety of functions that allow you to charge, discharge or cycle up to 15 NiCd and NiMH cells, as well as the three most common Lithium battery types: LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe, up to 6S. The internal balancer will keep your lithium batteries safely balanced when charging in balance mode, while the fast charge mode will get your pack charged quickly and the storage charge mode will get your packs ready for long-term storage. Multiple safety functions, including automatic charge termination, capacity and time limits, and auto charge current limiting will protect you and your gear. Additionally, an optional temperature sensor and optional PC-based analysis software give advanced users the level of control they demand from their equipment.

Features:
Same as the Prodigy 65

Safety Features:
Same as the Prodigy 65

Specifications:
Input Voltage: AC 110V-240V, DC 11V-18V
Charge Current: 0.1-5A, 0.1A step
Discharge Current: 0.1-1A, 0.1A step
Power Supply Output: 5A
NiCd/NiMH Cells: 1-15 Cell
LiPo/Li-ion/LiFe Cells: 1-6 Cell
Lead-acid (Pb): 2-20V
Temperature Sensor Port: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Balance: 2-6 Lithium Cells
Case: aluminum
Display: 16×2 character LCD
Dimension: 135x125x34mm

Source: A Main Hobbies

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