has a new
A great buy at $50, the Hitec X4 LiPo charger
is dedicated to single-cell batteries such as
those used on micro aircraft. It can operate
on AC or DC power, and has four outputs for
simultaneous battery charging.
I have had
a copy. Can
you update its status and availability?
A603: Ron and I go back more than 60
years of model aircraft flying. We were
club members of the old Long Island
Gas Monkeys FF club in the early 1950s.
We are presently members of the Silent
Electric Flyers of Long Island.
I contacted Ron who explained
that he has arranged for a new book
distributor. It is now offered by the
Cooper-Hewitt National Design
Museum, which is part of the
Smithsonian Institution. The
museum has been closed
for a major renovation, but
is scheduled to reopen in
December 2014. I’ve listed
the website where you can
purchase a copy of Ron’s book.
While on that website, I
suggest that that you also click
on “Museum,” then click on
“See All.” I think you will find
this interesting, especially if
you travel in the Washington,
D.C. area. Good luck, Ron!
Single LiPo-Cell Battery Charger
Q604: I fly micro-size indoor RC aircraft
that are typically powered by a single
LiPo battery cell. I’d like to purchase
a charger dedicated to single-cell
operation, with multiple outputs and
both AC and DC input power. Do you
have any ideas?
A604: This is an easy answer for me
because I just bought one. An excellent
charger to meet your micro-flying needs
is the new Hitec X4 AC/DC 1-Cell
LiPo Charger that sells for $50. It has
four separate outputs and is powered by
either a 12-volt DC source or 115- to
240-volt AC source.
The charge current can range from 0.1
to 1.0 amps ( 100 mA to 1,000 mA). Its
dimensions are 5. 2 x 3. 9 x 2.0 inches.
Each output is provided with four of the
most popular battery connectors for the
size and type of batteries encountered
in micro flying. I’ve had several single-cell chargers throughout the years that
were difficult to operate. This charger
perfectly suits my needs.
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Hitec RCD X4 Micro AC/DC 1-Cell LiPo Charger
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