Wanted to show off my Christmas present for yours truly.

I've been reading a lot of specifications and reviews lately in my search for a new charger set up for my LiPo batteries. Finally I decided on a pair of iCharger 206B's and one iCharger P350 power supply. I found them reasonably priced in a web shop in Germany and delivery time was less than 36 hours to Denmark. Nice.

Currently I run 2s 5400mAh Team Orion batteries and have plans for 3s 6400mAh some time in the near future. I did a bit of calculation on charging the batteries and this is what I came up with:

Charging a battery at 1C I get:

- 2s x 1C = (8.4V) x 1(5400mAh) = ~45W

Charging a battery at 2C I get:

- 2s x 2C = (8.4V) x 2(5400mAh) = ~91W

Using both chargers at the same time on the same PS and on 2C will consume less than 200W.

In the future when I try 3s batteries it looks like this; Charging a battery at 1C I get:

- 3s x 1C = (12.6V) x 1(6400mAh) = ~81W

Charging a battery at 2C I get:

- 3s x 2C = (12.6V) x 2(6400mAh) = ~161W

Using both chargers at the same time on the same PS and on 2C will consume around ~320W. That should be doable. Normally I only charge at 1C though.

iCharger 206B:

http://www.jun-si.com/EnProductShow.asp?ID=97

Specifications:

+ Input voltage range: 10 - 28.0VDC
+ Charge current range: 0.05 - 20.0A
+ Discharge current range: 0.05 - 20.0A
+ Maximum charge power capacity: 300W @ input voltage > 18V
+ Maximum discharge power capacity: 20W
+ Maximum extern discharge power capacity: 500W @ 25V/20A
+ Current drain for balancing: <350mA
+ Balance accuracy: <10mV
+ Lithium (LiPo/LiIo/LiFe) battery cell count: 1 - 6 series (In non-balance mode, expand LiFe to 8s)
+ NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1 - 17 series
+ Pb battery cell count: 1 - 12 series (2 - 24V)
+ Log Files storage: 16Mbit (36 hours)
+ Battery setup memories: 10
+ Intelligent temperature control: Yes
+ PC Connect: USB port
+ Weight: 350g
+ Dimensions (L *W * D): 134*83*25mm

iCharger P350 PS:

http://www.jun-si.com/EnProductShow.asp?ID=95

Specifications:

+ Power: 350W
+ Output Voltage range: 14.9-15.5VDC
+Efficiency: 88%

My hand is on one of the pictures so you can get a sense of the size of these things: