hiTEC SMART CHARGER AC/DC still going strong
This is the only chargers I will use for my RC electric work sailplanes. I have 2 of these chargers I use in both of my work trucks. The chargers are powered by a 12 volt deep cycle car battery . I fly 8 hours per day 6 days a week and charge small 3 cells to 6 cell 5000 lipos most of the time. I will have 2 to 4 batteries charging at a time. I have been using these chargers for over 5 years now without any problems. I have used many lipo batterie chargers in the 15 years of flying RC airplanes / sailplanes for a living. Most of the other chargers only lasted 1 to 2 years at most. I never write reviews but this charger is worth the investment.
Does 95% of all your charging needs
This is a great AC charger. It allows you to charge your batteries at home from the wall socket while you have your breakfast. At 200 watts I can charge just about any battery in the time it takes me to load up the car and eat breakfast. Also the bluetooth notifications are nice as it can let the other members of the house sleep. 300 watts of DC power is great for the at the field charging. It can handle all but my largest EDF batteries is short order. (the larger ones just take a longer). The only real limitation is that the DC input is limited to 18V (I'd like to see a 24v option). I'd also like to see the dated T connector substituted for a modern high power cable like an EC-5. But as a 300 watt charger it is fantastic.
I charge a 3S 16000, a 6s 1300, and a couple 4S 2200s all at the same time and have not had a single problem. Really nice charger.