ProTek RC "Prodigy 640" High Power LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/40A/1000W)

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This is the ProTek R/C "Prodigy 640" High Power LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger. The next generation of Prodigy has arrived. Can your charger charge a 6S pack at 40 amps with power to spare? Does it take forever to parallel charge multiple packs at once, because your charger is lacking? Demanding enthusiasts demand power. With 1000 Watts of power and 40 amps of charging current on tap, the Prodigy 640 is the obvious choice for your high power charging needs.

Features include a 1000W Energy Transfer Discharge function that allows the user to transfer stored energy from a charged battery pack, back into a Pb battery DC power source. The Digital Power mode allows users to supply power to additional DC powered equipment. The Pre-Charge function gives users an opportunity to save Lithium batteries that have been discharged too far. Additionally, the software can be updated to support future upgrades, and a heavy duty XT60 connector is used to provide a safe and secure charge lead connection.

These features only scratch the surface of what the Prodigy 640 delivers. Grab a Prodigy 640 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 640 Features:
  • High Power Digital DC Balance Charger
  • 0.1 - 40A Charge/Discharge Current
  • 500W @ <24V Charge Power
  • 1000W @ >24V Charge Power
  • Maximum 5A Discharge Current, up to 100W
  • 32 Bit MCU
  • Pre-Charge Function to Help Restore Lithium Packs
  • Digital Power Program Delivers 3V - 24V to Power Other DC Devices
  • 1000W Energy Transfer Discharge - Transfer stored energy from your battery pack back into a Pb battery DC power source
  • Supports up to 6S Lithium & 16 Cell Nickel Battery Packs
  • Updateable Software to Support Future Upgrades
  • Lithium, Nickel & Lead Acid Compatible
  • Heavy Duty XT60 Output Connector
  • Charge leads included for a variety of applications
  • Balance board is compatible with XH, EH, TP/FP and HP/PQ style balance plugs
  • 11 - 32V DC Input Voltage Range
  • 0.01 Balance Tolerance Range
  • Multiple Safety Functions
  • Balance Current up to 1A
  • 5V/1A USB Charging Port
  • Heavy Duty Metal Case
  • Back-Light Screen
  • Efficient Heat Sink


Charger Model
Prodigy 640 DC
DC Input Voltage Range DC 11.0V - 32.0V
Charge Current Range 0.1 - 40.0A
Discharge Current Range 0.1 - 40.0A
Charge Power Input<24V:500W/Input>24V:1000W
Discharge Power Limit Max. 100W
Energy Transfer Mode Max. 1000W
Balance Tolerance 0.01V
Balance Current Max. 1000mA
NiCd/NiMH Cell Count 1 - 16 Cells
Lithium Battery Cell Count 1 - 6 Cells
Pb Battery Voltage 2 - 20V
Digital Power 3 - 24V
USB Charge Current 5V/1A
Weight 1520g
Dimensions 148x167x78mm

IMPORTANT:
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 

Includes:

  • (1) Prodigy 640 DC Charger
  • (1) Deans Charge Lead
  • (1) Alligator Clip Charge Lead
  • (1) Combination JST/Receiver Battery/Glow Ignitor Charge Lead
  • (2) Battery Clamps
  • (2) Multi-Type LiPo Balance Board

Note: To maximize the performance of this charger use a ProTek 2-6S Parallel Charge Board (PTK-5335) to charge four batteries at once. 

ProTek R/C is an AMain.com brand.

This product was added to our catalog on November 14, 2013.

Derek
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 7 2015 (8 weeks ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 640" High Power LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/40A/1000W)
Initially, I was kinda annoyed with this charger because the firmware inside it will storage charge at 3.7 volts when the manual says it will storage charge 3.85 volts. It has a couple other quirks that all relate to firmware. I picked up another of these chargers while it was on sale and I can tell you why it's worth the minor quirks. POWER. Yes, this charger can put 40 Amps on a 6s battery whereas other 1000W chargers usually only manage 30 amps. So its powerful there. But it also has a balance lead power of 1 amp where most other chargers only have about 300mA. This charger can also discharge at 100 watts- which means you can discharge those unused packs pretty quickly. Lastly and probably most importantly... This charger has the best balancer I have ever seen. You can program it to charge every cell... and I mean every cell to exactly 4.2 volts LIPO. It stops exactly on time and never hang balances. You can also control end voltage. So even though its not perfect entirely... it is more than perfect at charging and balancing. I do recommend it for ridiculous charge power and precision balancing. Now to be fair... because of the firmware quirks.. this should get a four star rating. But the charger power and balancing is so good. I gotta say its 5 stars.

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