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Best 2-6s lipo charger for about 100$

evranch

Active member
#3
I have a very similar charger with different branding and only one channel, and I've had good service out of it. My only concern with that one is that 50 watts per channel is not very much power. It can't deliver 5A into a 3s, and the charge rates for newer lipos seem to be steadily on their way up.

Depending on how you fly and charge, it's up to you to determine if it is more valuable to charge two packs slower or one pack faster, and if you are flying large enough packs to fully use the extra power. If I had the choice, though, I'd spend a bit more money for a two-channel charger with a bit more power than that, probably 100W/channel. Your charger is an item like a transmitter that you will have for a long time.


Another option is: buy this single-channel 100W charger for $65: https://store.flitetest.com/protek-...-battery-charger-6s-10a-100w-ptk-8522/p696353

Later, you can buy another one, for a total of $130. So you have paid $20 more, but you now have 200W of charger instead of 100W, and have spread out your purchase over a couple paychecks.
 
#4
I have a very similar charger with different branding and only one channel, and I've had good service out of it. My only concern with that one is that 50 watts per channel is not very much power. It can't deliver 5A into a 3s, and the charge rates for newer lipos seem to be steadily on their way up.

Depending on how you fly and charge, it's up to you to determine if it is more valuable to charge two packs slower or one pack faster, and if you are flying large enough packs to fully use the extra power. If I had the choice, though, I'd spend a bit more money for a two-channel charger with a bit more power than that, probably 100W/channel. Your charger is an item like a transmitter that you will have for a long time.


Another option is: buy this single-channel 100W charger for $65: https://store.flitetest.com/protek-...-battery-charger-6s-10a-100w-ptk-8522/p696353

Later, you can buy another one, for a total of $130. So you have paid $20 more, but you now have 200W of charger instead of 100W, and have spread out your purchase over a couple paychecks.
What if I use that with one of these if this is even necessary.
 
#6
I personally like the ISDT chargers - they have some nice features like automatically detecting cell count, where you have to select it manually on most other chargers I've tried. Since you likely don't have a large 12-24 volt DC power supply, you'd be looking at the ISDT D2 model. Banggood currently has it in their US warehouse for about 120 shipped. If you do happen to have a DC power supply, the ISDT q6 lite/pro is a great unit. The pro model is currently $48.48 on ebay with fast and free (US priority mail) shipping.

Another option might be to get a hobbymate unit that can do quite a few other tasks - there is a limited quantity of coupons each day here - https://deliciouspromos.com/promo/hobbymate-300w-15a-lipo-battery-charger-cell-checker-servo-tester/, this would be a super charger for $20, but you'd need to find that separate DC power supply.

Hobbymate also has a 2 channel unit that looks interesting - https://www.racedayquads.com/produc...ger-w-wireless-cellphone-charging-ac-dc-input

I personally have two of the q6 pro units, powered from a largish 24v power supply, and I'm quite happy with performance. The ISDT units were the best option for me about a year and a half ago, I can't say for sure if I'd go the same route with newer models being launched fairly rapidly - since I'm happy with my setup, I haven't been paying too much attention. There are almost too many choices, good luck.