TrakPower VR-1 DC Dual Channel Racing Charger (6S/20A/6A/250W)

[TKPP5000]
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This is the TrakPower VR-1 DC Dual Channel Racing Charger. The TrakPower VR-1 Dual Racing Charger is a high performance, fully programmable and computerized battery charger designed for the electric racer. Dual outputs with built-in balancing provide the ability to charge two batteries simultaneously and eliminate the need for a separate in-line balancer. A large, tilt-able, reversed backlit graphic LCD makes it easy to view at any angle, indoors or out. Capable of charging all chemistry types in the R/C industry, the VR-1 can handle 20A (up to 6S) on Channel 1 and 6A (up to 4S) on Channel 2, the VR-1 quickly and safely charges batteries so you can get back on the track!

Special Features:
  • Two outputs, both with built-in balancing
  • 40 model memories for storing all essential battery parameters
  • Special charge mode for battery storage
  • Balancer function
  • Large graphic reversed LCD w/tilt viewing
  • Mini-USB jack for firmware updates
  • Built-in cell checker for quick cell readings
  • Graphical data such as temperature, current and voltage
  • 12V DC inputs and direct plug system for the TrakPower DPS Power Supply (TKPP5505)
Standard Features:
  • Computer controlled universal fast charger
  • Ultra simple to operate, with clearly arranged program structure, four buttons and a rotary knob
  • Charges LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe and lead-acid cells (Pb) using constant current/constant voltage (CC/CV) method
  • Protected against short circuit, overload and reversed polarity
  • Switchable buzzer, selectable melody
  • Variable safety timer
  • Internal battery resistance display
  • Individual cell voltage display for lithium based batteries
  • Three cooling fans
  • Includes balance boards and banana-to-Deans adapters for each output

Specifications:
Input Voltage:
11-15V external DC power supply
Number of Outputs: 2
Controls: 4 membrane push-buttons; jog dial/switch
Display Type: 128x64 graphic LCD (21x 8 characters), negative B&W, backlit
Display Backlight: White
Case Material: Aluminum w/plastic buttons
Cooling System: Built-in, two 40mm and one 25mm DC fan
Case Size: 7.0x6.1x2.56 in (180x155x65mm)
Weight: 34.2 oz (970g)
External Port: LM35 sensor probe, Mini USB for firmware updates
Delta Peak Detection: NiCD: 5-25mV/cell, NiMH: Zero-15mV/cell
Trickle Charge: off, 50-500mA, auto
Charge Cutoff Temperature: 50-176F (10-80C) adjustable
Charge Voltage: NiCD/NiMH: Delta peak detection, LiPo: 3.7-4.3V/cell, Li-Ion: 3.6-4.2V/cell
Balance Current: 300mA
Reading Voltage Range: 0.15-5.5V per cell

Output Channel 1 Specifications:

  • Battery Types/Cells: NiCd/NiMH: 1-14 cells, LiPo/Li-Ion/LiFe:1-6 cells, Pb: 1-12 (24V)
  • Battery Capacity Range: NiCd/NiMH: 100-9900mAh, LiPo/Li-Ion/LiFe: 100-20,000mAh, Pb: 500-50000mAh
  • Fast Charge Current: 0.1-20.0A (0.1A increments)
  • Safety Timer: Auto, 10-900 minutes, Off; Li-Ion: 3.6-4.2V/cell
  • Charge Wattage: 250W maximum (adjustable)
  • Discharge Current: 0.1-10.0A (0.1A increments)
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: NiCD/NiMH: 0.1-1.2V/cell (0.9V fixed in cycle mode), LiPo: 3.0-4.2V/cell, Li-Ion: 3.0-4.1V/cell
  • Discharge Wattage: 80W
  • Balance Cells: 6 cells
  • NiMH ONLY Cut-off Voltage: 1.10-1.30V, 1.20V at 100mA
  • Memory: 40 models
  • Charge Method: CC/CV for lithium types; Auto, normal, linear, GMVIS, Impulse, reflex and re-peak for Ni-XX types

Output Channel 2 Specifications:

  • Battery Types/Cells: NiCd/NiMH: 1-10 cells, LiPo/Li-Ion/LiFe: 1-4 cells
  • Battery Capacity Range: NiCd/NiMH: 100-9,900mAh, LiPo/Li-Ion/LiFe: 100-9,900mAh
  • Fast Charge Current: 0.1-6.0A (0.1A increments)
  • Charge Wattage: 50W maximum
  • Charge Method: CC/CV for lithium types; Normal for Ni-XX type

This product was added to our catalog on December 7, 2012.

Ron Rankin
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jody berna
this charger only charge at 1 to 20 amps on first port the second port charge at only 6 amps
Chris
Great charger when purchased with the docking power supply (another 100 bucks) and you wish to charge only one battery at a time. Rather expensive charger that allows full capabilities on one side and limited power and capability for the second side.
Ryan Rudy
I have owned one for about 2 months now, it has a very nice appearance, looks great with the trakpower power supply as well, but is not worth it to me. It only has the full capabilities on channel one. It's okay if you only run one car and have 2 batteries, but if you are running two classes or more, and need to be able to charge two at a time, you are limited to 6 amps on channel 2. There is basically nothing on channel two, you can change about 5 settings and hit charge, that's about it. Channel one is great though, up to 20 amps if needed. For a few bucks cheaper you can get the ProTek dual charger with 20 amps on both channels, that is what I will most likely get next.

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