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IMAX B6 50W 5A Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells (GENUINE)

IMAX B6 50W 5A Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells (GENUINE)

The IMAX B6 is a very advanced charger, able to charge, balance and discharge LiIon, LiPoly, LiFe (A123), NiCd and NiMH batteries. It is microprocessor controlled just like all the best chargers and will balance the indervidual cells in you Li-XX batteries. It will charge from 0.1 to 5.0A and is capable of charging packs up to 6S packs. It features input voltage protection so as not to flatten your car battery at the field and will also storage charge you packs for when you are not using them. You can power it with any power supply delivering from 11~18V so it is very flexible.

This is a GENUINE iMax B6.If you would like a lower priced 6S charger please check our website for other brands.

Features:
• Microprocessor controlled
• Delta-peak sensitivity
• Individual cell balancing
• LiIon, LiPoly and LiFe capable
• NiCd and NiMH capable
• Large range of charge currents
• Storage charge function
• Time limit function
• Input voltage monitoring (Protects car batteries at the field)
• Data storage (Store up to 5 packs in its memory)
• Battery break in and cycling.

Specs:
Input Voltage: 11~18v
Circuit Power: Max Charge 50W - Max Discharge 5W
Charge Current Range: 0.1~5.0A
Discharge Current Range: 0.1~1.0A
NiMH/NiCd Cells: 1~15
LiIon/LiPoly Cells: 1~6
Pb Battery Voltage: 2~20v
Weight: 277g
Dimensions: 133x87x33mm

Manual:
http://hobbycity.com/cs/files/folders/manuals/default.aspx
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT, Loong Max and any pack with a JST adapter.

Note: Power supply not included.




PRODUCT ID: IMAXB6

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Total of 399 discussions.
Diego  2 points - 1/8/2015
 
Hi, i have 2 questions: 1) How can i give power to the charger without the power supply? Can i use the computer's cable? 2) Are the batteries's cable adapters included in the box or it's necessary to buy them separately?
 EstebanT 722 points
Hello Diego. You can use any 11 to 18V DC power source with a minimum of 75 watts. A 12V car battery will work perfectly and a CPU power supply will work fine too (only a simple modification is required to "hack" the power-on/off button action). Power input can be connected using the provided alligator clips input cable. Charging cables (output cables) include a bunch of connector types, including Deans-T, but do not include XT60s. If your batteries have XT60 connectors, you need to get an adapter separately. Hope you find this answer helpful. Best Regards!
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 n-nike 22 points
hello diego-Input Voltage: 11~18v-so you can use virtually anything as long as it is within the input voltage range including a car battery but i dont think a comp power supply would be any good.you can also use a 12 v adapter which usually comes with video games.
 Diego 2 points
Thank you!
Baree  1 points - 12/20/2014
 
Hi all. Does it charge http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8932__Tur
nigy_2200mAh_3S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html
or http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21347__ZI
PPY_Compact_2200mAh_4S_25C_Lipo_Pack.html
batteries? Where can I get power supply accessories to this charger? Thank you in advance.
 EstebanT 722 points
Yes, this charger can charge those batteries perfectly. However, you will need a charging plug adapter from female Deans-T to male XT60 (see PRODUCT ID: 601A-XTTB). Regarding Power Supply (PS), you can use the 12V output line of a PC power supply, a 12V car or motorcycle battery, or you can also buy a commercial PS like Hobbyking 105W 15V/7A Switching DC Power Supply (PRODUCT ID: 9052000023-3) or simmilar. Hope you find this answer helpful. Best Regards!
 Superspit 106 points
Laptop power supply works great.
Marek  1 points - 12/8/2014
 
does this come with a wall socket plug?
 simmo24 99 points
unfortunately no it doesn't
 EstebanT 722 points
Hi Marek! This charger requires an additional power supply.
Patrik  9 points - 12/7/2014
 
Trying to connect my imax B6 to my computer with a USB-TTL adapter, ground to ground and TX on charger to RX on TTL adapter, but it is not working, nothing comes up on Logview or on ChargeMaster software. I also tried another TTL adapter with DSUB9 instead of USB, not working. I have all the needed drivers for the adapters, and USB on the charger is enabled. Any ideas what the problem might be, and maybe a solution?
 NewToHobbyKing 15006 points
Patrik this charger cannot be connected to a computer. The pin outs are for heat probes. These can be placed on your batteries to check for over heating. Sadly the probes come to suit cylinder batteries only. OK for Li-Ion and Ni-Cad cells but not so good for LiPo cells!
 Patrik 9 points
What?? I have seen in a lot of places that the pins for heat measuring also can be used to connect the imax B6 charger to a computer?? There are several Youtube videos that shows how this is done and i even think there is a text file here on Hobbyking´*s file section that shows the correct Pin configuration to connect the B6 to a computer? That was strange. About the heat probe, does it need to touch the battery, or is it okay if it is a bit over the battery surface since the probe is curved? Or if it needs to lay flat on the battery does it work to take out the actual probe from the curved housing?
 NewToHobbyKing 15006 points
Well PAT I asked the maker of the B6 and they say not possible. You could not get it to work could you? The Prob must touch the battery. I have not tried to mod the probes! They are a molded plastic, I could file them flat. I do like the text file on how the re cal, the B6.
 Patrik 9 points
Maybe you are correct, But very strange that there are youtube video actually showing the process. Can there be a difference on the original B6 and the copy B6? About the heat probe, i just noticed the housing has three screws so maybe it will come loose? I have seen that people makes their own heat probes by just buying the small sensor part in the middle, so i guess it works fine to take the sensor part out and use only that one.
 NewToHobbyKing 15006 points
Patrik to date I have not use the heat probe. They did not come with it. I hope you are correct and I am wrong. Could I have the you tube link. Also any where else I may find info on connecting to computer. Are you saying they connect a usb cable to the to the Heat Prob in. I bought these hopping to connect to computer but everywhere I went I was told I could not!
 Patrik 9 points
Well here is one youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqVJ91iD9Zg
 Patrik 9 points
Here is another link, even though his charger looks a bit different but he calls it a imax B6, but in the first link it is a imax B6 for sure. The other link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSv8El2ahg
 Patrik 9 points
There is also a file in the file section in one of the B6 chargers pages that says "PC software for Genuine B6 chargers" So i don't know if only the genuine B6 can be connected to a computer?
 NewToHobbyKing 15006 points
Sorry which file in the "Purple File Tab".
 NewToHobbyKing 15006 points
That video is not very clear on the USB pinning! But it looks very cool, Sorry
 Patrik 9 points
The pin configuration should be from left to right, Pin 1 is 5 V ( 5V for LM35 Temperature sensor), Pin 2 is TTL TX, Pin 3 is Ground. DATA for Logging is TTL and you need to convert it to RS232 or USB with an adapter or MAX3232 IC, Simply connect GND-GND and TX from IMAX B6 to RX of adapter. Software could be LOGview. This is what my document says?
Customer Reviews
Overall Rating
Ben Caris
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ValueUNRATED
QualityUNRATED
21 thumbs up!
Very good charger with only one problem: balancer is not accurate. Have found the problem ( 1 percent resistors used instead of 0.1 percent resistors). I am in contact with SkyRC about a possible improvement in the design.

But as said, besides the balancer incaccuracy this is a great product!


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Panagiotis Nikiforidis
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QualityUNRATED
12 thumbs up!
very good charger for the price, charges everything, has safety features. I 've found the reported problem of balancing lipos not too serious. I have measured differences of 0,04 to 0,05 volts (4,2 to 4,25). It is still annoying especially as the voltage exceeds 4,2. Overall I would recommend it as a first do-it-all charger


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Andreas Berndt
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QualityUNRATED
7 thumbs up!
Good charger, but the balancer does not work very exactly. Overall worth the money.


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Alon Almog
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QualityUNRATED
4 thumbs up!
I got mine about 2 weeks ago. Charges all my NiMh and LiPo's without a hitch. Very good balancer.

The discharge rate is quite slow - but sufficient. Who really needs to discharge at high rates?

Only drawback it has is that it doesn't come with it's own AC adapter. You can either connect it to your car battery or buy a power supply for it (which might not be cheap, remember we need 5AMPs at 12V!).

In any way - spend the few extra bucks and get a REGULATED adapter - it's a shame to burn out this charger.

If it came with it's own power supply I would give it 5 stars with no hesitations.


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Pedro Perez Marquet
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QualityUNRATED
4 thumbs up!
A pesar de no ser extremadamente exacto funciona muy bien. Mucho mejor que el b5 porque descarga y acepta A123.
Experiencia con LiPO 3S y 4S perfecta
RECOMENDADO


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