I am looking for a good economy quad, double or single AC/DC Charger for a friend. He has been out of the hobby for about 15 years, and the technology has changed since he left. I am familiar with products like Electrifly and Hitec, but need some different more economical ideas for him. Anybody got any ideas? I would really like to be able to give him a list of quad, double or single chargers, so he can research them for himself. Something AC/DC that will charge NICD, NIMH and Lipos. He will not be charging anything 6s.
Quad... get the "real" Hitec. Cost is so close to the copies that its just not worth getting a lesser quality product. Also Hitec comes with more charging cords.
For most people the X4 (DC only) or X4 Plus (AC/DC) will do just fine 50 watts per port. They have a newer higher power per port also (I think 80 watt per port) These will charge 4 cell 4000 at or very close to 1C rate (1 hour from dead to full)
For extreme power look into the Hitec X2 chargers
These all will do ALL batter chemistries. Charge, discharge, balance and cycle. If it doesn't have the right settings programmed in at the factory the end user programming can accept any settings (up to the charger's max voltage and current) that you need.