This is the EcoPower "Electron 65 AC" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger. Every hobby enthusiast is unique, each with their own specific needs and expectations. Not everyone needs a professional grade, high performance battery charger, while others simply don’t want to spend big bucks on the latest “flavor of the month”. The common thread between these customers is they both want a reliable and affordable charger that can charge anything and at the same time provide consistent performance. A Main Hobbies is ready to deliver with EcoPower!
The EcoPower "Electron 65 AC" is a computer controlled single port balance charger that features a high performance microprocessor, combined with specialized operating software that allows you to reliably charge batteries of varying chemistry's and cell counts. Multiple charge modes, a 6S cell limit, five user programmable charge profiles, PC based battery analysis* and an internal lithium cell balancer are only a few of the features that make this charger a powerful and flexible tool for any RC enthusiast. So stop beating yourself with cheap chargers, and buy from a trusted source that proves itself time after time with outstanding customer service and quality products at affordable prices!
- Internal auto-switching 110/220V AC power supply
- Optimized operating software
- Built in lithium battery cell balancer
- Balance discharge capability
- LiPo/LiFe/LiIon compatible
- Normal, fast and storage charge modes
- Automatic error detection and shut off
- Delta peak voltage detection
- Stores up to five charge profiles
DC Input: 11-18 Volt
AC Input: 110-240 Volt 50/60Hz
Charger Current Range: 0.1-5.0A (50W max)
Discharge Current Range: 0.1-1.0A (5W max)
Current Drain for Balancing Port: 300mA/cell
LiPo/LiIon/LiFe Cell Count: 1-6 Cells
NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1-15 cells
Pb Battery Voltage: 2V-20V
Net Weight: 550g
1) DO NOT leave the battery in your model when charging
2) DO NOT leave unattended when charging
3) ALWAYS balance charge the battery
4) ALWAYS use a LiPo charging bag
5) YOU MUST use a Li-Poly specific charger to charge the pack (NiMH or NiCD only chargers WILL NOT WORK!)
6) YOU MUST not over discharge the Li-Poly battery pack
7) READ & UNDERSTAND the instructions carefully before operating this battery
- (1) EcoPower Electron 65 AC charger
- (1) Deans style T-Plug Charge Plug
- (1) Glow Plug Ignitor Charge Plug
- (1) JST Charge Plug
- (1) JR Charge Plug
- (1) Alligator Clip Charge Plug
- (1) 12V Battery Adapter
*NOTE: The PC-Link USB adapter is not included and must be purchased separately.
EcoPower is an A Main Hobbies brand.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
This charger is exactly what I was looking for. All I use it for is charging my mSRX batteries and it does a great job at it. I bought this for use while on deployment because having a DC only charger AND a power supply is just too much to bring around. This charger is a little bigger than your standard paperback book and has an integrated "balance board" on its right side along with the pos and neg banana ports that the charge leads plug in to. The left side has the 3 prong AC port and a (I think 5mm) DC plug (it has a lead that plugs into the DC port and has alligator clips on the other end for running off a deep cycle batt). One thing it doesn't have is a power switch so once you plug it in it comes on and stays on until you lose power. It isn't too bad but if you have it plugged into a battery you will have to disconnect one of the alligator leads when it isn't in use. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the ac cord that came with it was a little messed up in that the middle female part for ground was a tad too small so it wouldnt fit onto the charger. Its the style that is used on some laptop power supplies so I was able to use my laptop's cord. All in all, its a great "beginner" charger in the fact that it is really easy to use and its compact so if you are a travelling business person that likes to bring an mSRX everywhere you stay and want to charge more than one battery at a decent charge rate, this is a great choice. A note though, it does NOT come with a micro battery port so you will need to buy a deans to micro lead or do what I did and buy a JST to mirco parallel charging board and charge to your heart's content!
Well.....this is my 3rd charger and i have got to say i love this one for the price. Had a x1 and it was the biggest piece of crap! Had to go through two of them before ending up with this one. Great charger :^0)
Bought this charger cause I needed a cheap AC charger for around the house.
Goes up to 5amps so if I'm in a rush, that helps.
Good amount of lipo charge options(charge,fast charge,balance, etc...)
Easy built in balancer so you don't have to worry about balancing boards
Has the same menu setup as all the other ecopower products so it's easy to use whether you've owned another ecopower charger or not.
Comes with large variety of charging cables that hookup to a main deans line.
ONLY THING I HAD AN ISSUE WITH:
Couldn't get the temp reading to work, bought a sensor that works with my 65 quad it will not work with this 65 AC charger.
But I still HIGHLY recommend this charger for a cheap solution to high end chargers.
Love ecopower brand chargers!
Charges 2s at 5a perfectly and quickly 5 star so far!
Worked perfectly since day one. I am able to charge all my packs at 4.0 amps and it's exactly what i was looking for in a charger. haven't had a hick-up yet and im not expecting one. Great value!
This is a great inexpensive charger. I was looking for a charger for 2-3 cell LiPo battery charging for my helicopters and found this to be just what I needed. For the price it's hard to beat. It's also easy to use the built in charger program, select battery type and cell, voltage, and charge rate. In addition it seems well built. I am hoping to get some good use from it. If you want a high wattage fast charger for 6S and larger this is not for you. But it's probably one of the best deals for the price. Also AMain is always a pleasure do deal with if you have any issues so rest assured they will stand behind the product and help their customers.
smaller than expected! and well made... charges fast! and feels trust worthy, would rate five star if it was not for the instructions that are made for miniature people with microscopic zoom vision.
works great! i have a orion charger that was much more expensive, and they look to be exactly the same charge just with someone elses stickers... i would recomend to anyone. may pick up their quad charger in the future as well as a couple more of their eco power batteries.
I bought two of these a couple months back. We have a fleet of traxxas vehicles (5 slash's, 2 slash 4x4's) so these were put to the test. It is great that they come with so many connectors but the power supply just died on one of them. Same menu and display as many other chargers which makes this very generic. It does the job and gives you the option to either balance a lipo or just straight charge it (which is faster).
Awesome charger for the money. Works flawless!! give one a try
I'm a newbie in the lipo battery world and selecting a charger turned into being a difficult process. I spent quite a bit of time researching products and trying to find the best bang for my buck being that I'm just a casual basher. I've had my EcoPower charger closing in on a month and have no problems with it to date. I'm interested in using the charging adapter for my glow starter, haven't got to that yet. Good value for the money for sure!
this awesome charger we use for all of our battery's
I just got my charger , a very nice looking unit but when i plugged it in and hooked up the battery the scree scrambled and everything locked up I unplugged it and reconnected it and the same thing happened the third time it worked like it should however when charging my battery it was working fine untik i touched it and the screen blanked again. After e-mailing a main trey sent me a return postage label no questions ask. I'm sure the replacement will be better. I will keep buying from a main hobbies.
Great charger for the money. Perfect for life and lipo receiver packs.
okay this is my first time using lipo batteries and i have got to say for the price its pretty good. it will charge a 2s lipo 5000mah 30c lipo in a hour. i got this when i got my savage xs and it gets me back to running faster than the traxxas nimh charger. if i could get my savage xs running right i could give a much better review i've used this 6-8 times. it is simple and great for begginers and you just have 4 buttons so its farely easy if you have any problems i would call amainhobbies, they have one of the best customer service centers that i know. thanks,
Charger would turn on then freeze!!! Junk dont waste your time
I bought one of these under the ProTek name (2.5x the $) and got less than 20 2s charges out of it in a years time (due to bad weather here) before it started to re-boot at the start of charging. I called within a month after warranty period and A-Main would do absolutely nothing; Almost laughing at me for being a sucker. I too have severely limited the money I will spend with this place. This is a pungent example of what is wrong in the r/c business where too many companies sell garbage to continue to make money without care for their customers. Because of my experience with this charger (A-Main/ProTek version) I will stay far away from anything power related from A-Main and their re-branded junk; so much so, I will not pit near any of it or allow any of it near any of my property due to its probable erratic hazardous failures.
i didnt have this one but the same make just bigger, can do 4 batteries at a time. well before reading the reviews on this one, i see its a piece of junk as well. mine the screen came apart and fell into the charger, and it keeps saying connection break. i called amain to exchange it for a different charger. i bought it over the winter never used it once, now that the weather is getting nicer i wanted to get everything ready. they said because its passed 3 months warranty (4 and a half) that they wont do anything for me. which is funny cause a spent a ton of money with them, as well that charger is now discontinued cause they know its a piece of shit. i will never buy anything from here again. horrible customer service. now i have to go spend another couple hundred bucks on another charger.
$100 down the drain! Took extreme care of the charger. Put back in original box every time after use. Didn't leave it plugged in after charging etc etc / charged great to begin with but after about 3 months use the leads on the power cord that are attached to the board just burnt up! Should've kept the $$ for a better charger!
Purchased in Sept. Charged around 20 packs. Dead in February. Failed just like many of the others have said. First showed connection errors then would only charge below 1 amp and now will not charge at all.
Strongly do not recommend. It was nice when it worked and was a good price, but not if they fail after 3-4 months.