Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Charger

Tower Stock# LXEYD4  •  Manufacturer Stock# HCAP0280
Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Charger (large view)
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Notes from our tech department:
This is the Hobbico AC/DC Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Cycler.
Charges, Discharges and Cycles NiCd, NiMH and Lithium-based battery packs.
Perfect for radio batteries, Lithium Park Flyer batteries,
plus single cell glow starter cells.

*** 2 Year Warranty ***

FEATURES

Charges and Discharges 1-3 cell Lithium-Ion and Lithium Polymer packs
For LiPo packs that are wired for balancing, a LiPo Cell Balancer
such as Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox (GPMM3160) is compatible
with the Accu Cycle Elite
Peak Charges, Discharges and Cycles 1-10 cell NiCd or NiMH packs
Charges two batteries at once
Auto Smart Set automatically calculates safety time-out, Charge Rate,
TRICKLE Rate and Discharge Voltage cut-off based on battery type,
capacity, and voltage
Custom Charging and Discharging routines can be created for up to 10
packs and stored in memory
Prevents overcharging with Peak Detection for NiCd and NiMH packs and
CC/CV detection for Lithium-based packs
On-screen messages appear on large easy to see two line 16-character
LCD screen, messages feature less abbreviations, better
explanations and units of measurement with every number
AC/DC compatible for at home or on the field recharging
Optional Temperature Sensor (HCAP0281) functions w/ all battery types
Two Temperature Sensor ports
Two year warranty

INCLUDES

One Accu-Cycle Elite cycler
One AC adapter/power supply (NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY)
Two (Red & Black) alligator clips w/banana jacks
One instruction booklet
One Main/Memory menu sheet
One NiCd, NiMH, and Lithium menu sheet
One Charge/Discharge chart w/blank memory chart

REQUIREMENTS

If needed, a 12V DC source, such as HCAP0800 & HCAP0200
If temperature sensor is needed, use HCAP0281

Connectors to go from the charger to the battery or radio:
HCAP0101....FUTABA J Tx/Rx LEADS ALL RADIOS EXCEPT 9VAP
FUTABA J Tx/Rx LEADS 9VAP ONLY
HCAP0105....JR Tx/Rx LEADS
HCAP0106....HITEC Tx/Rx LEADS
HCAP0108....CHARGE LEADS, BANANA PLUGS TO ALLIGATOR CLIPS
HCAP0110....Tx BATTERY WITH 9V CONNECTOR, FUTABA J Rx CHARGE LEAD
HCAP0310....BANANA PLUGS ONLY (3 PAIR)

SPECIFICATIONS

Input Voltage: 11-14.5V DC
AC Power Supply: 110V AC 60Hz input, 14.5V DC 2.5A output
Number of Output Ports: two
For BOTH Outputs:
Battery Types: Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number Cells: 1-10 NiCd or NiMH (1.2-12V)
1-3 LiPo or Li-Ion (3.6-11.1V)
Fast Charge Current: * 50-2000mA
Fast Charge Termination:
NiCd/MH -"negative deltaV'" Peak Detection,
LiPo -"Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage" (4.2V/cell max.)
Li-Ion -"Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage" (4.lV/cell max.)
Peak Detection Sensitivity: 3-15mV per cell adjustable
Fast Chg Safety Timer: * automatically calculated
TRICKLE Charge Current: * 0-200mA
Peak Detection Delay: 3 minutes
Discharge Current: 50-2000mA
Discharge Cutoff Voltage:
* 0.8-1.2V per cell adjustable for NiCd & NiMH
3.7V per cell fixed for Li-Ion and LiPo
Cycle Count: 1 to 5 (NiCd and NiMH only)
Cycle Delay- Chg/Dsch: 10 minutes
Status Indicators: two tri -color LEDs (Red/Amber/Green)
Optional Temp. Cutoff: ** 60-130F (15-54C)
Output Connectors: banana jacks
Battery Memories: ten
Display Type: 2-line, 16 character LCD
Case Size: 3.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 in (94 x 30.5 x 155mm)
Weight: 13.23oz (375g, not including Power Supply)
Length: 6.1" (155mm)
Width: 3.7" (94mm)
Height: 1.2" (30.5mm)

* Auto Smart Set Feature, can be manually overridden except
for Fast Charge safety timer
** Requires optional Temperature Sensor HCAP0281

COMMENTS

To achieve Elite's maximum potential when using a DC input the
power source must be capable of delivering at least 5A of current
while maintaining 12V DC
The alligator clips are the Insta-Gator Alligator Clips (TACP0111).

jxs 3/22/04
ir/jxs
upd NNA 7/07/04
updt jxs 8/17/04
Updated jbm 11/9/05
Updated jbm 2/1/06

Resources
See Tower Catalog page 148.
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