Hobby King Pocket Rocket: LiPo Charging On the Cheap

Apr 28, 2014 No Comments by

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to keep your LiPos juiced up–especially if you’re field-charging from a DC power source–then Hobby King’s new Pocket Rocket charger is well worth a look. Priced well under $20 and rated for 80 watts, the charger is truly pocket-sized. Its transistor-radio-like styling  features a single knob for amp rate adjustment (max 10 amps), and a three-position switch to select battery type–LiPo, LiFe, or Li-Ion. Balance ports support 2S-6S packs, and the charger goes to work as soon as you plug in your pack. All you need to add (other than a DC power source) is your preferred connector–unless you’re already using XT60 plugs, in which case you’re good to go.

Official Hobby King info after the pics.

 

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The HobbyKing Pocket Rocket 80W Balance Charger makes charging of your Lipoly batteries easier than ever before. Designed to be simple and easy to use, just select the cell type, charge current, and plug in your battery. Charging will start automatically. The Pocket Rocket can charge not just LiPoly batteries, but the LiFe, and Li-Ion types as well. Input power is from any 11~18V DC source through the included alligator leads.

Features:

  • Simple to use
  • Compact size
  • Automatic charging of 2~6S batteries
  • Up to 10A (max 80W) charge rates
  • Includes XT60 charge lead

Specs:
Operating Voltage: 11~18V DC
Cell Type: LiPoly, LiFe, Li-Ion
Charge Power: 80W max
Charge Current: 10A max;
Balancing Current: 400mA/cell
Cell Count: 2~6 cell (7.4V~22.2V)
Dimensions: 116x77x30mm

#9507000001-0 – $16.73

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