HobbyKing Quattro 4x6S Lithium Polymer Multi Charger
Hobby King Quattro 4x6 can charge four batteries packs simultaneously no matter what battery type you have.
The Quattro 4x6 is equipped with 4 high performance microprocessors to charge each battery individually. It's efficient cooling system ensures safe operation throughout the charge or discharge process.
With the Quattro4x6 you're able to balance charge a lipoly pack on Port-1 while series charging a LiFePo4 or NiMH battery on Port-2. All ports work independently of each other.
Operating voltage range: DC 11~15V
Power source: 12V DC Charge power: 50watts, current is regulated accordingly
e.g. 11.1V battery, charge current approx. 4.5A
e.g. 22.2V battery, charge current approx. 2.2A
Discharge power: 5 Watts, current is regulated accordingly
Does this charger do the following?
1. Can timer be TURNED OFF? meaning NOT have a timer limit of 250mins, which all my chargers have, and that kills my nimh charging at 0.2amps for 12 or more hours, my chargers stink.
2. Does the charger remember the values and NOT disappear so i can see them later when i get back to the charger like next morning or eve?
I would like to charge to batteries and the same time.
2 batteries like this: Turnigy nano-tecnologí*a 2S 12800mah 40 ~ 80C Lipo Pack de (TRA2875 Cumbre / E-Revo / E-Maxx compatible.
It is possible?
Hi, i bought Nanotech 6000mAh 3S batteries and Hobby King Quattro charger. when i select the number of Amps and voltage on the Quattro it doesnt let me go up to 6 Amps and its maximum is 5Amps. what shall i do when i balance/charge?
I received my new Hobby King Quattro Charger last week and it is great. It is quality made and very reasonably priced. Unless you are new to the hobby, you don't need a manual. It is the same menus as the Accucel & Imax & probably most other chargers. you can plug the balance plugs directly into the charger if you don't feel like ordering 3 extra balance boards. Great price.... I ordered it from the USA warehouse (west coast USA) and it cost $20 to ship to New York. I weighed it and I checked on the UPS website when it arrived & Yes that was the correct Priority Mail cost of shipping.....so Hobby King DID NOT rip me off on the shipping! ...Other chargers on the market cost twice the price & don't do anything more than this charger. Good Going Hobby King !!! ...Buy it and be Happy !!!!!
Think this charger is almost the same as the one I use so should be the same as this.
Press left hand button until you see "User set programme",then press the "Start" button,will most probably then say "Lipo V Type" and 3.7v,press enter again and the 3.7v should start flashing,press the down button and it should change to 3.3v and "Life",press enter and it will now be in "Life" mode which is good for all types of Life batteries.
you can charge up to 4 batteries at a time providing you order the 2 extra sets of balance and charge leads because it only comes with 2 sets. equipped with 4 high performance microprocessors to charge each battery individually
it is possible to use this power supply for the HobbyKing Quattro 4x6S Lithium Polymer Multi Charger Operating voltage range: DC 11~15V Power source: 12V DC Charge power: 50watts, current is regulated accordingly
I'm curious, would a 50W be able to handle two fo these chargers charging up to 8 lipos 3c with no issues, would it charge 8 6c lipos also? where do the amps come into play? i have modified an old 500W pc PSU btw, the 12v rail is ratted at 25Amp but i am guessing i require 40amp to run two chargers simultaneously?
This units does not include any power source. It has banana plugs to either connect directly to a car battery (using the supplied alligator clips) or to a DC source power supply there is a new unit on HK for a 500w psu or you could make your own psu from an old computer psu, there are youtube videos showing you how, pls be warned, do NOT try to make such a psu while the psu is connected to a wall socket.
Rachman, i see no reason why not to get this, it can charge 4 lipos at once, or any other battery type for that matter, it has built in balancing so this charger should extend the life of your battery, well to be exact, it should maintain the current life expectancy of any given battery. I have one and will have two soon *)
just tried this charger for first time but it keeps saying low voltage input error on the 2nd port. the other 3 seem fine. charged 3s lipo on 1st port. I made sure to turn the voltage select to the right to ensure it is on the higher setting. (on the power supply) help!
Hey Durbz. If you are getting a low voltage error on all ports, then I would check your power supply. Make sure it is set to the correct voltage. Mine has 100 and 120 volt. Since I am in the US, I have to set it to 120. But in my case, I only get the error on port 2 so no clue why.
That is for charging from a car battery. (DC input voltage) To charge using AC, a power supply of at least 200 watts is required. I have a 540 W which is overkill but the voltage is 100 or 120 depending on your country. I just tested it on my car battery and don't have the issue. All 4 ports work fine. So now I question if the issue is with the power supply or the charger using AC input. Problem is, the power supply just has a tiny little dial you turn with a tiny flat head screwdriver and I can't tell for sure what voltage it is on but it says to turn right to increment, and left to decrement. I also opened a support ticket with Hobbyking. Hoping they will have suggestions.
Well this is weird. I finally got rid of the low voltage error msg on port 2. All I did was turn the voltage selector screw on the power supply slightly to the left. Not sure why this worked b/c my voltage is 120, not 100. Perhaps, it is backwards on the power supply? but so far it seems to be working.
*Durbz - Some will not like this solution but if you put it on NiMh charge and let it run for about 3 minutes, you may be able to start the balance charge. If it still won't start a balance charge, use a meter and look at the voltage of each cell. If you have one that is 0, it is a dead cell and you will have to do something about it. If they all have some voltage, then try the Nimh for 3 more minutes.
It is important that you BALANCE charge the pack. The pack may have one or more cell that have died.
Now, even if you do get it to charge, it may be damaged. You can use the cycle function of your charger to see if it is up to par on the capacity.
Keep an eye on it as it is most likely not as good as new.
I could add the temp sensor to that specific charging port, and enable temp cut off at the lowest temp possible, above room temp, that way you can almost be sure that your lipo wont go critical mass on you =D just an idea.
The charger will not recognize the battery correctly. It may see a 3S as a 2S or worse. This happens when the lipo is discharged too far. You can put the back on NIMH charge for a short time. This will try to bring the cells up enough for the lipo balance charge to work. Put it on for a couple of minutes, stop the charge, change to Lipo Balance mode, and try to charge. If the charger still does not recognize the pack correctly ,then put it back on NIMH for another minute or two and try balance charge again. If it still does not start, look at the voltages of the individual cells. One may have died and still show a very low or no voltage. In this case, stop. I don't recommend it for everyone but I usually disassemble the pack and remove the bad cell.
THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS SO DON'T DO IT UNLESS YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!!!!!
This process for trying to revive a deep discharged lipo is the same for almost all chargers. Batteries that have been deep discharged are considered compromised so you should keep an eye on them. and possibly derate them.
IF YOU WANT TO BE REALLY SAFE, YOU CAN DISPOSE OF LIPOS THAT HAVE BEEN DEEP DISCHARGED.
I don't need any responses about this being a bad idea or dangerous. I just said that. I have done this successfully many times but that is my choice and I don't advocate others doing it unless you are comfortable with the risks.
So, is this 50W total or 50W/channel? Reason I'm asking, I have a Turnagy 1080W power supply, so plenty of input juice. I want to charge 4S 2700mah cells at 1C, this will require about 45W/channel.
I'm assuming that either there are 4 balance jacks or at least these are available seperatly. For the price this seems like a pretty good deal.
It is four 50W chargers in one box. Each channel has a balance plug and main leads. It only comes with one set of main leads and two balance boards. The two balance boards are for two different plug types. So the charger comes with the cords/balance boards to charge one battery. You can order the additional balance boards for your batteries and additional main lead cords as needed.
The main cords are pretty easy to fabricate, some decent quality banana plugs, heavy wire, and your battery connection. I would want to order enough balance connectors, as these are more customized to the input of the charger.
Yes you can connect the balance plug directly to the charger. the main reason for the balance boards is so you can get the battery a little ways away from the charger while charging as hooking the balance plug directly to the charger keeps the battery very close. For me the easiest way to do that is to unplug the main charge leads. Plug in the balance plug the plug the main leads in and charge away. I love this charger it makes life nice when you have as many batteries as I do lol
is there a particular power supply product here at hobbyking anyone can recommend to purchase with this charger that will give the max power this device needs to be most effective? (Can I use the 12V 5A power pack supply I use to power my turnigy accucel- 6 single lipo balance charger or is that not enough power- is it even possible to use as this HobbyKing Quattro 4x6S Lithium Polymer Multi Charger doesn't appear to have a barrel connector type of socket for the input DC power anyway..? thanks in advance
I have this charger and use part#a30 power supply it has 25 amp and like 340w and I charge 4 lipo's, 6000mah at a 6amp charge all the time at the same time and the power supply doesn't get but a little warm, the fans just kick on once and awhile and it keeps on working, the reason your 5amp won't work is cause it can charge up to 6amp's per battery so just charging just one battery it wont put out the power for that, but charge 4 at a time on max 6amps=24amps
Unboxing, Review, Setup and Tutorial on the Quattro 4 x 6s charger from Hobby King.
This is an awesome charger for a reasonable money, i got it from the Hobby King USA warehouse for around $90
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__1968 1__HobbyKing_Quattro_4x6S_Lithium_Polymer_Multi_Char ger_USA_Warehouse_.html
It can charge 50 watts per channel = 4.5 amps for a 3s battery, 2.2amps for a 6s battery
First 11 Min: unboxing, review and charging a lipoly battery.
Next 5 min: Charging a Nicad and using the Temperature probe to monitor battery temp.
Last 5 min: Setting up and using the Charge Monitor Program to graph charge profile on your pc.
It comes with leads to charge one battery. You will need three more leads and probably three more balance boards. The two balance boards included are different. I use the XH type so only one of the boards works for me. I don't remember which plugs the other one is. I ordered three more balance boards and three more charge plugs in order to fully us the charger.
Hi friends... Two important questions:
- Has this charger the car battery protection like the HobbyKing 4B6 Balance Charger? I mean, it cuts the voltage in order to don't discharge the car battery (that's says).
- Can i connect my 3S battery balancer plug without an adapter? It seems in the user's guide.
Primera pregunta - No tienes ni idea, Segunda pregunta - Tampoco. You're wrong, the charger cuts off if the input voltage is lower and i can connect the batteries directly. If you don't know about this, don't talk, it doesn't help.
It has input voltage limit. You can set it so the charger stops if the input voltage is lower than the set voltage. You would need to set this for each channel.
31 thumbs up!
I bought this charger to take care of all of my needs. Lipo works great! I have NiCad, NiMh, and LiPo batteries. I do not find it as reliable as I would like when cycling my NiMh batteries. You can cycle the same battery on different ports and get wild fluctuations. I would like a manual too. However, until someone else comes out with all of these features at a better price, what can you expect for such a great price.
Excellent charger. straight forward to use but came with no instructions. I'd like to be able to check the input voltage that my swallow ac/dc EQ will let me do but can't find how with this charger.4 stars because there is no instruction manual
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29 thumbs up!
Charger works well and is great for charging 4 of anything at once. I agree with others that it should come with 4 of everything instead of one. Problem with mine is when balance charging 3S lipos the middle cell is always around 4.22v (its been as high as 4.25v on occasion) and the 2 outer cells around 4.15v, so the balance side of it is a bit inaccurate hence the 4 stars.
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29 thumbs up!
I did a full video review and found this charger very nice. I can't speak for everyone but even the accuracy balancing was with in .02v on all cells. Take a look at the review www.link
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After a week of thinking I had a defective charger from the factory and dreading sending it back to HK and waiting ten to twelve weeks for a replacement, I figured out what I was doing wrong. It would be very nice if HK would include a copy of the instructions with the package. I just happen to find a printable copy under the FILES tab below the item description. At least package a note with the location of such information. Great charger now.