This is the ProTek R/C "Prodigy 612 DUO AC" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger. A dual port AC/DC charger that can handle 6S packs, is capable of 12 amp charge rates, worldwide 110V/220V voltage versatility, with 100 Watts of power per side...the next generation of Prodigy has arrived. Backed by ProTek R/C's revolutionary customer support, the Prodigy 612 DUO AC delivers the power you need to get your batteries charged fast and eliminates the need for an external power supply!
The Prodigy 612 DUO AC delivers a variety of powerful, yet useful features. The Digital Power setting allows users to power additional DC powered equipment, while the Pre-Charge function gives users an opportunity to save Lithium batteries that have been discharged too far. Additionally, compatibility with all common battery types means the Prodigy 612 DUO AC is an all in one solution for your battery management needs.
These features only scratch the surface of what the Prodigy 612 DUO AC delivers. Pick one up and see for yourself why Protek R/C is found on the benches of some of the most respected R/C professionals in the world, including racer Atsushi Hara, pilot Tim Jones and more. The next generation has arrived. Don't get left behind.
Prodigy 612 DUO AC Features:
- Dual Channel Digital AC/DC Balance Charger
- Maximum 12A Charge Current, up to 100W Per Channel
- Maximum 5A Discharge Current, up to 20W Per Channel
- 110V or 220V AC Input
- Pre-Charge Function to Help Restore Lithium Packs with Cells Below 3.0V
- Digital Power Program Delivers 3V - 24V to Power Other DC Devices
- Supports up to 6S Lithium & 16 Cell Nickel Battery Packs
- Lithium, Nickel & Lead Acid Compatible
- Heavy Duty XT 60 DC input Connector
- ±0.01 Balance Tolerance Range
- Multiple Safety Functions
- Heavy Duty Metal Case
- Back-Light Screen
- Efficient Heat Sink
||Prodigy 612 DUO AC
|AC Input Voltage Range
||AC 110V or 220V
|DC Input Voltage Range
|| DC 11.0V - 18.0V
|Charge Current Range
||0.1 - 12.0A
|Discharge Current Range
||0.1 - 5.0A
|Charge Power Limit
||Max. 100W x2
|Discharge Power Limit
||Max. 20W x2
|NiCd/NiMH Cell Count
||1 - 16 Cells
|Lithium Battery Types
||LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe
|Lithium Battery Cell Count
||1 - 6 Cells
|Pb Battery Voltage
||2 - 20V
||3 - 24V
NOTE: To determine if this charger is suitable for your application, you must perform this calculation to determine the maximum amp rate the charger can supply. Divide the Watts of the charger by the Voltage of the battery pack. This will tell you the maximum amp rate the charger can deliver (Watts / Voltage = Amps). So using the 612 DUO AC as an example and a 6S LiPo battery pack, would be 100 Watts divided by 22.2 Volts, which equals 4.5 Amps. This means that the charger can supply a maximum of 4.5 amps to a 22.2 Volt 6S battery. This amp rate will gradually reduce as the battery voltage increases during the charge cycle.
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) Prodigy 612 DUO AC Charger
- (1) DC Power Input Cable w/XT60 Connector
- (1) AC Power Input Cable
- (1) Tamiya Charge Lead
- (1) Open Ended Charge Lead
- (1) Alligator Clip Charge Lead
- (2) Battery Clamps
- (2) XH Type LiPo Balance Board
NOTE: Included power cord is only compatible with Type B 110V outlets. "Type E/F" (PTK-5316), "Type G" (PTK-5317), and "Type I" (PTK-5318) power cords are available and must be purchased separately.
ProTek R/C is an AMain.com brand.
This product was added to our catalog on November 14, 2013.
This is a great quality charger. Don't skimp on costs when it comes to getting a safe, reliable LiPo charger.
This is a great charger easy to use, easier to use than my old duratrax Ice and way faster. Like the AC/DC feature no power supply needed. Charges two 6500 70c 4s batteries at the time same no problem and every other battery for all my rc cars . I even charged my lithium electric shaver that the charger broke on after it sat uncharged for a year. A main hobbies tech support is the best in the business and Travis and Adam were both patient and very helpful and when I though I had a problem with the charger were ready to replace it as soon as they had verification it was shipped. thanks A Main Hobbies
Brad in Texas
Picked one of these up last week. Overall happy with it. ~~~~~~~~~~~What I like?~~ It charges 4s high capacity batts quickly with the 100w on-board power supply.~~ Navigation is very straightforward and similar to the HiTec charger, so it was easy for me to move right in and get started charging.~~ Seems plenty durable.~~~~~~~~~~What I didn't like as much?~~The overall look and feel is VERY generic. I realize that the way something looks doesn't necessarily indicate how well it works, which is the case here.~~ The buttons are very loud and 'clicky' when pushed, But, maybe this will help them last longer. Dunno.~~ Spicing it up aesthetically would be a huge plus to me, but not a necessity.~~~~~~~~~~~Overall, I would definitely recommend this charger. It's a no frills charger that does what it's supposed to, and does it well.
Excellent, no-nonsense charger for the money. It is great having this much wattage available in an AC/DC charger, and not have to lug an external power supply around. It is not flashy (rather basic looking, to be honest) but it does everything you would expect of a quality charger. The quality of construction feels good. The buttons are a little noisy when you press them, but I doubt they will wear out. The built-in cooling fan is a great feature too.
Bought this charger after my dura trax failed after its 3rd use.. Very happy with it, and no issues..
Had this charger for about a month now. Great charger, charges my 7200mah 2s batteries at 12a all day long no problem.
Simple great fast it just does the job . And it does it well
A very easy to use charger,I was looking for a simple to use charger and this one fits the bill. Nice to be able to use a power supply or ac power.For the money you can not go wrong.And as always great service.
Great charger I've been charging two 4s packs at same time using 8 amp each battery and have not had any issues what so ever I'm completely amazed at how well a ac type charger can charge these lipo life packs I never would have believed it till I saw it for myself but I'm charging only 4s as of tight now and I haven't used a external power supply yet. And that's Another nice thing with this charger you have that option to use dc power overall great product plus I like the plain look in my experiance if it looks fancy it's overcompensating for the fact it don't have high level performance
Stan The Man
Very nice charger, have been getting more serious about racing and the charger was the last thing to upgrade and I am glad I picked the 612 Duo. Straight forward easy to use and packs a nice amount of power. I am able to charge batteries a heck of a lot faster and I am not stressing the charger or the batteries. Being able to charge at up to 12 amps is nice. I would definitely recommend this charger to anyone looking to upgrade their current charger.
This is a great charger. Picked one up to replace my 4 year old ProTek 610 Duo/Super Pro 40 combo because I was tired of lugging around a power supply. The power of this charger suits my needs perfectly. The menu's are easy to navigate, and the overall package just feels solid. 6 amp/100 Watt specs is plenty of power for my 4S packs is more than enough for my 2S packs. I highly recommend this charger to anyone....
Charger is great. Such a great upgrade from most of the smaller internal power supply chargers. The increase amps of this charger on both channels is the biggest reason for my purchase.
Broke after 2nd use. I could not charge without balance cable unlike Hyperion. This is bad when you need to need to quickly charge a nitro recvr pack.
Love the AC power but I have learned if you want a "duo" type charger, do not look for integrated power.