The team over at Orion have been announcing all kinds of new products lately and their latest is a touch screen charger named the Advantage Touch Advance. This is an AC/DC unit (built in 100 watt PS), so you don’t have to pack around a separate power supply, and can charge at up to a 10 Amp rate. The Advantage Touch can charge up to 6S Lipo or 15 cell NiMH. Some of its other features and specs include-
* Microprocessor controlled advanced digital circuit
* Input Voltage: 11-18VDC and 100-240VAC
* Screen: Spectra TFT 400×240 color touch screen
* Functions: charge, discharge, storage, cycle, balance
* Cells supported: LiPo/LiFe/LiIon 1-6S, NiMH/NiCd 1-15, Pb 2-20V
* Charge Current: adjustable 0.1-10A
* Discharge Current: adjustable 0.1-5A (10W max)
* Charge and discharge curve graphic engine
* ATTS Advanced Touch Technology Software
* HPC High Precision Charging System
* Cycle modes: C->D, D->C, D->C->D
* Unique 4-in-1 Balancing Board included (XH, TP/FP, EH, HP/PQ)
* Balancing: adjustable on/off
* Advanced Stand Alone Balancing
* Discharge Cut-off voltage: adjustable
* Charge and discharge data storage for later review
* Adjustable automatic delta-peak charge cutoff
* Temperature monitoring and cut-off (optional)
* TRX-, Deans-, EC3-, Tamiya-, Crocodile Clips, BEC- and Futaba- charging cables
* Dimensions: L 170mm x W 158mm x H 45mm
* Weight: 744g
* American part #ORI30209
No word on a street price or a release date yet, but hit up the official Team Orion Website for the scoop on their other products.
The guys over at Team Orion have a new Lipo that is quite interesting- you can get it with two pairs of 12 gauge wire that terminates in a Dean’s, or you can get it with four 4mm bullet outputs. Orion states that this helps lower resistance, thus giving you more power. Another interesting feature of their latest pack is its capacity- 8000 mah from a standard ROAR form factor (138mm x 46mm x 24mm), to give you more run-time. Part numbers for the Orion Carbon Pro 2S 8000 mah 90C Lipo packs are #ORI14056 for bullets and #ORI14057 for Deans.
No word on a street price or release date yet, but you can hit up the official Orion Website for more information. For more Orion news on BigSquidRC, HERE is the link you want.
The guys over at Orion have introduced a new Battery Safety Bag for use while storing and/or charging your battery packs. The Team Orion bag is made out of a fire resistant material and uses a hook and loop flap for easy access. The bag holds up to two 2S Lipo batteries and you can expect a street price of around $20. Hit up THIS link for more information on the official Orion website.
Looking for more Lipo battery information right here on BigSquidRC? Try THIS link.
This video is pretty cool. Team Orion just posted a video showing how their Lipo batteries are made. Sort of a mini tour of the factory, the production process, stuff like that. Check out the video below.
New from Team Orion is the Carbon Pro WTS (Weight Transfer System) Lipo Battery. The new battery has a 90C discharge rate, and comes in the new carbon fiber case with an adjustable weight system. You can adjust the weight of the pack from 204 g (without weights) to 411 g with all 3 brass weights installed. The 4000mah packs will really let you fine tune your rides.
Team Orion is going to be distributing the new Hype Powerhouse X20 LCD power supply. The X20 features adjustable volt/amp output with maximums of 15V and 20A of power available. The LCD screen tells you exactly how much the X20 is putting out. The power outputs are gold-plated 4mm banana plugs and they are switched so you can turn the power off when you don’t need it. There’s no other info available, it’s not even showing up on the Team Orion web site yet, so just keep your eyes open for price and availability.
The crew at Team Orion is ready to present to you their brand new Advantage IQ605Battery Management System. The IQ605 is an AC/DC charger that can pump the juice into all the various acronymed batteries like LiPo, LiFe, NiMH, and NiCd, and even some non-acronymed batteries like lead-acid. Other features include charge rates of up to 5A, discharge up to 1A, and an integrated balancer for up to 6S LiPos/LiFes. It also works with the optional USB Data Link software so you can keep track of your batteries charge and discharge curves to help you gauge performance over the life of your battery.
Sorry, no price or ship date is given, but for a bit more detail check out the Team Orion web site.
Got LiPos? Got a LiPo charger? Don’t have a balancer? Check this new Digital Balancer from Team Orion. It’s a small module that will auto balance your LiPo and LiFe packs from 1-6S (wait… 1S lipos need to be balanced?). The digital display will tell you the voltage of each cell independently and total pack voltage. You can use the Digital Balancer to balance your cells after you charge them or while they’re charging. It’s a simple plug-n-play solution.
No word on availability or price, but “soon” and “not a lot” are probably acceptable, the product number is ORI30136. Keep an eye on Team Orion’s web site for more info.