iMAX-B6AC Balance Charger and Discharger

SKU: POLOLU-2260 Brand: Pololu

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Replaced by: PRT-10473
This product has been replaced by: PRT-10473
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Overview

The iMAX-B6AC is a highly versatile, rapid battery charger, discharger, and balancer. It works with NiMH, NiCd, Pb, LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe batteries, and features an internal independent lithium battery balancer that allows for balance charging and discharging of 2–6 cells. The B6AC has an integrated power adapter that accepts 100–240 VAC (50–60 Hz), which makes it compatible with all standard international mains voltages and frequencies, though the included power cable has a three-prong, US-style plug. Alternatively, it can be powered from an 11–18 VDC input (e.g. from a bench-top power supply or a car battery). The charger ships with input power cables, multiple battery connection cables, and a printed instruction manual.

Feature summary

  • Accepts AC input from 100-240 V (50–60 Hz) or DC input from 11–18 V
  • Charges 2–20 V Pb batteries
  • Charges 1–15 NiMH or NiCd cells
  • Charges 1–6 LiPo, Li-ion, or LiFe cells
  • Integrated independent lithium battery balancer for 2–6 cells
  • Fast charge and storage mode for lithium batteries
  • Charge current range from 0.1–5.0 A (50 W max)
  • Discharge current range from 0.1–1.0 A (5 W max)
  • Delta-peak sensitivity (automatic charge termination using delta-peak voltage detection)
  • Input power monitor to prevent damage to a car battery when charging in the field
  • Charge-current limiting (NiMH, NiCd)
  • Stores up to five user-created program settings
  • Cyclic charging/discharging
  • Temperature monitoring (requires an external temperature probe not included in this kit)
  • 16×2 character LCD display

For a detailed list of features and information about using the charger, please read through the iMAX-B6AC instruction manual (4MB pdf) (a printed version of this manual is included with the charger).

Battery connector options included with the iMAX-B6AC.

Included parts

  • iMAX-B6AC professional balance charger/discharger with built-in AC adapter (~145 × 135 × 35 mm and ~570 g)
  • AC input power adapter cable with three-prong, US-style plug
  • DC input power cable – barrel jack to alligator clips
  • Output charge cable – 4 mm banana plugs to a male T connector
  • Various battery connection cables – female T connector to:
  • Printed instruction manual

Note: There are a number of counterfeit iMAX-B6AC chargers on the market that look almost identical to the real unit but are typically unreliable and inferior. Pololu worked hard to ensure that the chargers we carry are genuine. They include a holographic label with a scratch-and-reveal 16-digit security code that can be entered on the SKYRC web site to check the authenticity of the unit.

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We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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