If you're looking for an easy to use LiPoly / LiFe charger capable of using AC mains supply when you're home or a car battery if you are in the field, this could be the charger for you. The Turnigy P403 AC/DC charger is designed with one thing in mind, simplicity!
The P403 can charge Lipoly / LiFe batteries from 2-4s and simply uses the balance lead to charge your packs. The charger also features an autostart function, as soon as you plug in your pack the battery will begin charging automatically.
The P403 Charger provides 40 watts of power with a charge rate of 0.1 - 3.0 amps and has an input power range of 100-240v AC or 10-18v DC.
• Detects current rate and capacity of individual cells
• Automatically detects the number of cells per battery
• Auto charge function, begins charging as soon as the battery is connected
• Automatic cut off when battery reaches capacity
• Temperature overheat protection
• Tests battery voltage (when charge current is set to 0)
Max Power: 40W
Current rate: 3A max (adjustable)
Charge Voltage Range: 2-4S (11.1 - 14.8v)
Input Voltage: 100-240v AC, to 10-18v DC
Charger Weight: 310g
Dimensions: 145 x 130 x 45mm
Liked it so much I bought a second for faster flight charging rotation. The primary feature for me was the ability to charge from a DC source as I am using a deep cycle battery to power my transmitter and headset in the field and can use the same source to charge my 4S flight batteries too.I've had this for a year now. Been charging my 3s batteries with no problem. But today I charged my first 4s battery, when it was full, the charger popped and magic smoke came out. Luckily I was sitting right there. The battery had 4.2 volts per cell.
Now my charger is toast. I'm rather upset it over charged my 4s battery and killed itself.Turnigy P403 LiPoly / LiFe AC/DC Battery Charger the best for the price it reel easly to useI bought this charger mainly because it had two features that I like: 1) it charges through the battery balance tap alone, without having to connect the main discharge plug too (there are not many chargers that can do that), and 2) it has both AC and DC power-input capability built-in. HOWEVER, after using the charger for a several months (and being very happy with its performance), I have to add a great big caveat to that second feature: unlike all my other chargers, the DC power input of this charger DOES NOT HAVE REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION. That's right, one day I absentmindedly hooked up the black alligator clip to the red pole on the power source (and vice versa), and "poof"...that was the end of my charger. If it weren't for that unfortunate drawback, I would give this charger five stars. So mind that warning and be extra alert if and when using this charger with a DC power source. As an AC charger at home, it's very convenient. It remembers the last charge rate that you input, so when charging a pile of same-sized LiPos, changing batteries is a simple matter of pulling out one balance tap and plugging in the next one.Overall an excellent charger. I would never consider using any of the so called balance chargers as I worry about the degree of balancing that is possible. This unit (like the hextronik that preceded it) charges each cell individually. This is a much better and safer approach. It also drops the current to do a top-off at the end of the charge. MikeGewicht 335g ohne Kabel
Kabel mit Stecker und Krkoklemmen fuer 10 - 18V 40cm lang
Kabel fuer 100 - 240V KEIN europaeischer Stecker dabei, 115cm lang!
Abmessungen 143 x 132 x 50mm
Display hell und gut ablesbar
Bedienung sehr einfach, das einzige auf dass mann achten muss: merkt sich letzte Ladestromeinstellung - falls man eine andere bentigt muss man innerhalb einer Min umstellen.Ordered mine as soon as they became available. Then re-ordered again and again a few times to keep up inventory. This is perhaps the most easily sold item from HobbyKing, at such as reasonable price, and high quality charging, with balance charge setting; yet it has been in BackOrdered state for 2 months now! :(
Charges fast and very evenly. Never gets warm, even.fantastic charger very good price