Tower of Power: Hitec’s New X1 Pro Charger and ePowerBox Power Supply

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

Hitec’s 180 watt battery juicer-upper will charge everything in your RC arsenal, including all lithium battery varieties and lead-acid batteries. You can get the X1 by itself, but the hot setup is definitely the combo with the ePowerBox 17amp power supply, which docks with the X1 for a compact footprint and easy hookup (and it looks super rad). Check the specs below in the official Hitec hype.

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Our X1 Pro DC/DC battery charger delivers a powerful 180 watts to your Lithium-based, NiCd, NiMH and Lead-Acid batteries. With an adjustable charge current rate of 0.1~16 amps, this single port powerhouse provides exactly what your hobby demands in the workshop, at the field or in the pits. The X1 Pro design includes docking capability with our ePowerBox 17A power supply upping its ante in convenience and portability. This extremely efficient power supply converts 100~240 AC volts into 17 amps of continuous 13.8 volt DC power, making it compatible with a wide variety of DC chargers. Available as separate versatile units or as a cohesive, innovative combination, the X1 Pro and ePowerBox 17A prove why Hitec takes charging to the next level. Take Charge of Your Hobby with Hitec!

X1 Pro Specs:

Input Voltage Range: 11~18 Volts DC
Charge Circuit Power: 180 Watts
Discharge Circuit Power: 30 Watts
Charge Current Range: 0.1~16.0 Amps
Discharge Current Range: 0.1~8.0 Amps
LiPo, LiFe & LiIon Balancing Current Drain: 200mA per Cell
LiPo, LiFe & LiIon Cell Count: 1~6 Cells
Maximum NiCd/NiMh Cell Count: 1~15 Cells
Lead Acid (Pb) Cells / Voltage: 2~20 Volts
Dimensions: 3.6 x 4.4 x 2.0 in.
Weight 14.3 oz.

ePowerBox 17A Specs:

Input Voltage: 100~240 Volts AC
AC Input Voltage Frequency: 50~60Hz
Output Voltage: 13.8 Volts DC ± 0.2V
Current Overload Protection: 17.5A 500ms
Input Current Protection: 5A Fuse
Output Voltage Ripple: <150mV
USB Output Voltage/Current: 5V / 2.1A
Power Efficiency: 91%
Power Factor: >0.98
Temperature Protection Cutoff: 65℃
Cooling Method: Temperature Controlled Fan
Dimensions: 5.0 x 3.6 x 2.0 in.
Net Weight: 21 oz.

#44215 – X1 Pro – Estimated Street Price: $84.99
#44216 – ePowerBox17A – Estimated Street Price: $99.99
#61070 – X1 Pro & ePowerBox17A Combo – Estimated Street Price: $179.99

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