New from Schumacher:The CORE RC Universal Digital Charger UAC-40 is a multifunction balance and rapid charger/discharger controlled by a high performance microprocessor.
Multi voltage input of 240v AC or 12v DC with compatibility with all types of batteries including Lipo,(1s-6s) Li-lon, NiMH, NiCd,(1-15cells) Pb and LiFE. Fast charging up to 5 amps, discharging, balancing, cycling and much more….you won’t need any other charger!!!
Input voltage: AC110V-240V, DC 11V-18V
Charge current: 0.1-5A, 0.1A step
Discharge current: 0.1-1A, 0.1A step
Nicd/NiMH Cells: 1-15Cell
Li-Ion/Li-Po/Li-Fe Cells: 1-6Cell
Temperature sensor available
Display: 16*2 character LCD
Dimension: 135mm X 125mm X 34mm
Max Charging: 50Watts
Max Discharging: 5Watts
Internal Independent Lithium Battery Balancer
The UAC-40 employs an individual cell voltage balancer. It is not necessary to connect an external balancer. (Balance leads not included, see CR114 and CR056)
Balancing Individual Cells During Discharge
During the process of discharging, the UAC-40 can monitor and balance each cell of the battery individually. Error message will be indicated and the process will be ended automatically if the voltage of any single cell is abnormal.
Adaptable to Various Types of Lithium Batteries
The UAC-40 is adaptable to various types of Lithium batteries, such as Lipo, Lilon and the new LiFe series of batteries.
Fast and Storage Mode of Lithium Batteries
Purposes to charge Lithium batteries varies, ‘fast’ charge reduces the duration of charging whereas ‘store’ state can control the final voltage of the battery. So as to store for a period when the cell is not in use to protect the useful life of the battery.
Delta Peak sensitivity: The automatic charge termination program based on the principle of the Delta-peak voltage detection. When the battery voltage exceeds the thresholds the process will be terminated automatically.
Automatic Charge Current Limit
You can set up the upper limit of the charging current.
The charging capacity is always calculated as the charging current multiplied by time. If the charging capacity exceeds the limit it can be terminated by the sophisticated microprocessor in the UAC-40.
Processing Time Limit
You can also limit the total processing time to avoid possible defect.
Input Power Monitoring
To protect the 12vDC power source the voltage is monitored by the UDC-40. If the voltage drops below the limit, the process will be ended automatically.
A maximum 5 batteries data can be stored for user convenience. You can keep the date corresponding to program setting of the battery.
1 to 5 cyclic and continuous process of charge>discharge or discharge>charge is operable for battery refreshing and balancing to stimulate the batteries performance.
Trevor “Chilly” Duncan
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