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Horizon Hobby Behind The Innovation: Spektrum Smart G2 Technology [VIDEO]

Horizon Hobby Behind The Innovation: Spektrum Smart G2 Technology [VIDEO]

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In our latest Behind the Innovation video we explore Spektrum Smart G2 Technology. Specifically, what’s new, why these advancements were made, and how this technology makes the hobby more accessible, safer, and Smarter!

Pilots and bashers enjoy even more Smart advantages when using Spektrum™ Smart G2 LiPo batteries to power their aircraft or truck. New “Generation 2” features make these powerful LiPo packs even simpler and safer to use together with your Smart charger.

For example, Spektrum™ Smart G2 technology makes it much easier to balance charge your LiPo flight batteries. Balancing information travels through the unique data wire of each Smart G2 battery’s innovative IC3® or IC5® connector. As a result, only a single connection is needed — no separate balance lead is required.

Smart G2 batteries come from the factory programmed to discharge automatically to a safe storage voltage of 3.90V after 72 hours of inactivity. The benefits include longer battery life, better performance over the life of the pack, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing your Smart battery is maintenance-free. You can change the battery’s Auto Storage settings based on your own preferences. G2 batteries also offer a storage discharge rate that’s three times faster than the previous G1 Smart batteries.

Smart G2 30C soft-case LiPo packs also include thicker internal metal side plates. These plates improve heat dissipation and provide more protection for the cells against punctures during rough landings or in similar impact-prone situations.

As with other Smart batteries, you’ll never have to set your own charging preferences for a Spektrum™ Smart G2 battery until you want to. When a Smart G2 LiPo battery is connected to a Spektrum™ Smart charger, its unique charging parameters and health information upload to the charger from the battery’s integrated memory microchip. Through the charger, you can view and set preferences such as charge rates, so all that’s required to charge the pack is connecting it to your Smart charger. Smart technology takes care of the rest.

The 2-channel S2200 Smart G2 AC Charger — from the new “Generation 2” of Spektrum™ Smart electronics — brings today’s most advanced and user-friendly charging technology to RC pilots and drivers of all skill levels.

With up to 200W power per channel or 380W on one channel for fast charging, plus the ability to charge batteries on either the IC3® or IC5® integrated output ports, the S2200 charger delivers a versatile and truly hassle-free charging experience. The S2200 charger works with virtually any RC battery and is backward compatible with EC3™ and EC5™ connectors. Use it together with Smart G1 or G2 batteries and you’ll be amazed by its incredible functionality and performance.

The S2200 Smart G2 AC Charger makes battery charging the easiest it has ever been. Its Auto Charge feature recognizes your Smart battery’s parameters, such as chemistry type and charge rate, and begins safe, correct charging automatically when the charge lead is connected. A clock on the charger’s screen counts down the time until your Smart battery is fully charged and ready to use.

Balancing Smart G2 batteries is just as simple. The S2200 charger will balance your Smart G2 LiPo packs through the same, single IC connection used for charging. No separate, confusing balance leads are required.

The S2200 Smart G2 AC Charger’s updated, improved user interface features fresh, intuitive menus, icons, and navigation tools. Its clear, easily understandable indicators of Smart battery history and performance provide the information you need to make the best decisions about your batteries when putting gear together for a day at the field or track.

USB input and output ports enable you to charge secondary devices and to update the charger’s firmware so you always have the latest version. The S2200 Smart G2 AC Charger also includes an ON/OFF switch, cooling fan, detachable power cord, and sleek case with rubber grips that fit perfectly on your workbench and in your pit or field bag.
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Updated: January 28, 2021 — 10:48 AM

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