How many times have you been out in the boonies bashing or on a trail drive far from any source of AC or DC power and your cell phone needed to be charged? It happens to us all the time. Gens Ace has a new Power Bank USB Portable Charger to keep your cell phone or tablet going on those long days away from civilization. Measuring in at 120 x 75 x 24 mm and packing over 10,000 mah of Gens Ace Lipo power, the Power Bank is easy to pack around and has plenty of juice to keep all your devices fully charged. It has two USB outputs, both are 5 volts DC but one is good for 1 amp while the other can do 2 amps.
Street price for the Gens Ace Power Bank is $59 and they are available right now. Hit up THIS LINK for more information over on the Gens Ace website.
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Gens Ace Power Bank Gallery
First posted HERE back in April, Hitec has now released full information on their new X1 Touch Charger.
Touch screen battery chargers are hot right now, they are just so easy and fun to use. The X1 Touch comes with a 3.2″ high resolution touch screen to make your life easier. For power, there are 55 watts on tap making for a maximum charge rate of 7 amps. The X1 has a built in power supply, charges all the popular cell chemistry’s, and has an internal balance circuit to keep your packs in tip-top shape.
The part number for the new X1 Touch is #44177 and it has a street price of $109. Hit up THIS LINK to head over to the official Hitec website.
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Hitec X1 Touch Charger Gallery
Venom Group is introducing a new battery charger and a power supply for the summer bash season.
The new Venom Pro Charger 2 comes with an internal power supply and is capable of charging at up to 6 amps. Some of its other features include- can charge up to 6S Lipo, on-board balance block, fan cooled, five memory profiles, and comes with 9 of the most popular charge leads. The part number is #677, the street price is $69, and it is expect to hit hobby shop shelves in mid-May.
Also new from Venom is their PS 600 Power Supply. This is a dual output unit that is constructed out of stamped steel. For power, the PS 600 is good for up to 40 amps (600 watts max) and it has an adjustable output of zero to twenty volts. A backlit LED screen makes it easy to read while a fan helps it to keep its cool. The part number is #0673, the street price is $199, and it has an expected release date of late May.
For more information on all of the fine products from Venom Group hit up THIS LINK.
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Racers Edge has just announced a big new 4 port battery charger, the PRIME CUBE200. This is part of their PRIME series, and as such comes with a very nice aluminum carry case.
The CUBE200 is a DC only charger and can charge at up to 6 amps on each of its 4 ports. If you race a lot of classes, or simply bring a half dozen cars to the local bash spot, one 4 port charger goes a long ways towards saving space while still keeping all your packs charged.
The Racers Edge CUBE200 can charge up to a 6S Lithium pack and has a maximum discharge rate of 1 amp. It also comes with a blue backlit LCD display, a 5v 1 amp USB output, and a 5 year warranty.
Looking for more information on battery chargers? If so, check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.
The Hitec crew was in full force at the Weak Signals 2013 Expo. Hitec is known for their excellent quality servo’s and had their entire line on display. From their blue cased waterproof servo’s to their new red cased Castle powered servo’s, they have a servo for every application.
In addition to servo’s, Hitec was showing off their latest transmitters and battery chargers. The new Hitec Aurora 9X transmitter features ultra fast response and 9 channels for use on your airplane. For chargers, the new Hitec X1 Touch was on display. The new X1 has a touch screen, charges all popular chemistries, and can charge at up to 7 amps.
For more information on all of the fine products from Hitec HERE is the link to their website, for more Hitec news right here on BigSquidRC check out THIS link.
Hitec Booth Weak Signals 2013 Gallery 1
Hitec Booth Weak Signals 2013 Gallery 2
One of the latest products from the crew over at A Main Hobbies is their EcoPower Electron 610 Battery Charger. The new 610 is said to be a very versatile and affordable charger for all your different types of batteries.
Some of the primary features of the EcoPower include- AC/DC, charge rates up to 10 amps, and charges Lipo, LiFe, and NiMH. The 610 is a 200 watt charger that can charge up to 6S Lipo or 18 cell NiMH.
Part number for the Electron 610 is #ECP-1002 and it has a street price of $99. HERE is the link that takes you directly to the Electron 610 on A Main’s website.
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The crew over at iMaxRC have just finished up work on a new battery charger, the X350. The iMax RC X350 retains many of the traits of its predecessor, the X200, but now features more power. The touch screen X350 is good for up to 350 watts, with a maximum charge rate of 15 amps and a maximum discharge rate of 6 amps. For more information hit up the official iMax RC Website. Will we be seeing the X350 hit our shores any time soon? We’ll have to wait and see.
We reviewed the iMaxRC X200 a few weeks ago, hit up THIS link to read the full review.
iMax RC X350 Charger Gallery
THE Venom Medion Dual 10 amp Battery Charger Review
The battery charger wars have been raging hard lately and one of the hottest new chargers on the market is the Venom Medion Dual 10 amp. The Medion comes not only with all the “standard” features that a high end charger would include, but it “one-ups” the pack by having built in speakers. Are the speakers just a gimmick? Does the Venom provide a quality charge to your battery? And most importantly, is it worth your hard earned cash? Let’s find out shall we…
Traxxas has just announced some new battery charger accessories to go with your Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus (or other compatible chargers).
Pictured to the left is the new Traxxas XH Balance Board for making sure your Lipo batteries get an optimal charge. The part number is #2947 and it has a retail price of $10.
Pictured below are the Traxxas #2946 charge lead, retail price $6 and the new Traxxas Temp Sensor. Part number for the temp sensor is #2928 and it has a retail price of $11.
For more information on these and other fine Traxxas products hit up their official Website.
Looking for more Traxxas news? We have loads more right HERE.
Traxxas Charger Accessory Gallery
THE TrakPower DPS 12 Volt 25 Amp Power Supply Review
If you are into the rc hobby to stay there are a few items that you use all the time where spending the extra money on a high end item is worth it. For example, a good transmitter will last for years and be worth every extra penny. On that same note, if you are a serious hobbyist you need a good 12 volt power supply. A good power supply is well worth the extra cash as the years pass by.
When TrakPower introduced their new VR-1 Battery Charger they also introduced a mating power supply called the DPS 12v 25 amp. When we reviewed the VR-1 the DPS worked as a perfect mate for it, since then we’ve been running the tar out of it on a variety of other battery chargers to see how it stacks up. Let’s get on to the review shall we?
THE Radient Origin AC/DC Battery Charger Review
Every day more and more people make the jump into the wonderful world of hobby grade rc’s. Most of these people end up walking out the hobby shop door with a RTR and low-end Ni-MH battery. New people to the hobby don’t really need some high-zoot uber charger, they need a charger that is easy to use with enough power to get the job done. Today we are taking a closer look at such a charger, the Radient Origin. Is the Origin easy for a noob to use? Can it stand up to the day-to-day beating of a basher? Most importantly, is it worth the cash? Read on and find out…
The latest battery charger from Racers Edge boasts serious power and unique features. For power the new Twin400 can charge at up to 10 amps (200 watts) per channel. For unique features it has a small rack on top to place your batteries while charging, and it comes with a sturdy aluminum carry case for hauling it from track to track. Some of the Twin400′s other features and specifications include-
* DC Input: 12-18 volts
* Max Charge Power: 2 x 200 watts (up to 10 amps)
* Max. Discharge Power: 2 x 25 watts (up to 5 amps)
* Current Drain For Balancing: 200mA/cell
* NiCd/NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1 – 15cells
* LiPo/LiFe/LiIon Cell Count: 1 – 6cells
* Pb Battery Voltage: 2-20volts
* USB Port: 5volts – 1amp
* Display: Blue Backlit LCD
* Net Weight: 3.08 lbs
* Dimensions: 195mm x 92mm x 140mm
* Warranty: 5 year Manufacture Defect
* Part #RCESC2200
Expect a street price of $180 for the Twin400 and you can get more information at THIS link on the Racers Edge website.
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THE TrakPower VR-1 Dual Channel Balancing Battery Charger Review
TrakPower is becoming one of the most respected names in the rc biz via putting out high quality gear for both the racing and basher crowds. Today we’ll be taking a look at their top shelf battery charger, the VR-1 Dual Channel, to see if it indeed is one of the elite chargers on the market. Does the VR-1 give a quality charge? Is it easy to use? And most importantly, is it worth your cash? Read on…