ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)

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ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Price: $139.99
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This is the ProTek R/C Prodigy 610 Duo. The Prodigy 610 Duo has the power you need to get your batteries charged quickly, with the features, reliability, and customer support you have come to expect from ProTek R/C!

The 610 Duo features two independent channels, each capable of supplying 200W and monitoring the battery's condition with its own internal balance port and temperature sensor port so you can charge your batteries quickly and safely. A 5V, 1000mA USB port allows you to charge any USB device conveniently at your work space, while the PC Link port gives you the option to monitor and log overall pack voltage, temperature, current, and total capacity. Additionally, an intuitive touch-sensitive navigation panel will allow you to easily make your way through the charger menus without worrying about buttons malfunctioning due to debris, and the blue backlit LCD display with white characters offers clear visibility in any environment.

The Prodigy 610 Duo can handle LiPo, LiFe, and Li-Ion batteries up to 6S; up to 18-cell NiCd and NiMH batteries per channel; and 2-24V lead-acid batteries. With the ability to fast charge, balance charge, and storage charge lithium cells, you can easily tailor the charge process to suit your needs, while individual cell voltage can be monitored during balance mode charging, allowing you to identify an imbalance in the cells and spot a weak cell before it becomes a problem. Other features include a dual-fan cooling system that utilizes a push-pull design that will keep the charger cool, even when working at maximum capacity.

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NOTE: A 20 amp power supply (minimum) is recommended for efficient operation with 2S applications. When charging two 4S packs at 10 amp rates, a 30 amp power supply (minimum) will be required, and when charging two 6S packs at 10 amp rates a 40 amp power supply (minimum) is required.

Features:

  • Optimized Operating Software: An optimized “Auto” function controls the charge rate during the charging and discharging process. This will help to prevent damage due to user error.  If there is a malfunction, the circuit will be disconnected automatically and an alarm will sound. All operating modes are controlled through a two-way communication process between the charger and the battery in order to maintain maximum safety, and all settings can be configured by the user.
  • Internal Lithium Battery Balancer: Each channel features an individual cell voltage balancer. An external balancer is not required for balance charging.
  • Individual Cell Discharge Balancing: When discharging, each cell is monitored and balanced individually. If the voltage of any cell is abnormal, an error message will be displayed and the process will be terminated.
  • Lithium Battery Adaptability: Compatible with the three most common Lithium battery types: LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe.
  • Multiple Lithium Battery Charge Modes: Programming allows Fast Charge, Balance Charge or Storage Charge Modes for LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe batteries.
    • “Fast” Charge Mode: Reduces charging time, but does not balance the cells and charges the battery to approximately 90% capacity.
    • “Balance” Charge Mode: Monitors individual cell voltage, keeps the cells within an acceptable voltage range and charges the pack to peak capacity.
    • “Storage” Charge Mode: Used for long-term battery storage. Adjusts the voltage level so the battery will not be damaged during storage.
  • Maximum Safety Through Delta-Peak Technology: The automatic charge termination program uses Delta-Peak voltage detection. When the battery's voltage exceeds the threshold, the process will be terminated automatically.
  • Automatic Charging Current Limit: The upper limit of the charge current can be set for charging NiCd or NiMH batteries. This is useful for NiMH batteries with low resistance and capacity in the 'AUTO' charging mode.
  • Temperature Threshold: The batteries internal chemical reaction can cause the temperature of the battery to rise during charging. If the temperature limit is reached, the charging process will be terminated. This function is only available when using the temperature probe and its parameters are user-specified.
  • Processing Time Limit: The user can set the maximum charging time. If the charging time exceeds the limit, the process will be terminated automatically.
  • 10 User Presets: Customize 10 individual presets, each with different parameters set for a particular battery type. This allows the user to "call up" the settings for a particular battery without additional programming needed.
  • Cyclic Charging/Discharging: Batteries can be set Charge/Discharge or Discharge/Charge for up to 5 cycles.

Specifications:
Operating Voltage Range: 11-18 Volts DC
Max Charge Power: 2x200 watts
Max Discharge Power: 2x25 watts
Charge Current Range: 0.1-10.0A
Discharge Current Range: 0.1-5.0A
Current Drain for Balancing LiPo/Li-ion/LiFe: 200mA/cell
LiPo/Li-ion/LiFe Cell Count: 1-6 cells
NiCd/NiMH Cell Count: 1-18 cells
Pb Battery Voltage: 2V-24V
Dimension: 200x135x57mm

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ProTek R/C is an AMain Sports & Hobbies brand.

This product was added to our catalog on March 3, 2011

Verified Owner
Friday, May 27 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
This charger is just what the Dr. ordered for keeping multiple packs charged.It will charge 2, 5000mah, 2s packs in about 40 minutes.The fans are not that loud and they move quite a bit of air keeping the inner electrics cool.The buttons seemed to be a little non sensative but after speaking to the Amain product support I found they are heat sensative buttons.Rub your finger tips together and they work on command.All in all I am very satisifed with the charger so far.Easy set up and programming,Audible alarms when charge is completed.Being able to swap back and forth between channel #1 and #2 during the charge process is nice as well as checking indivdual cell progress.Yes,$150.00 for a charger is a tough one to chew on but this one works! If you have multiple packs to keep charged,get this charger!
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 14 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Awesome charger. Charge's my 2s Lipo's at Ten amps in about 35mins. Fans on the Sides are nice and big and keep this charger cool. Nice backlit display. Easy to use.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 24 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Great charger. easy to figure out and program. Right when i got it second port wasnt working. Amain was very helpful and fixed it with out ant hassle.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 4 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Great charger! Powerful! I can balance charge 2 6S 65C 5000 mAh Turnigy Nano-Tech batteries at 10 amps each in about 40 mins. If I use "Charge" instead of "Balance Charge" I can charge them in about 15 or 20 mins. If I choose fast charge, it's about 8 minutes. All in all, this is an EXCELLENT charger. I am using it with the ProTek Super Pro 40 Amp power supply. Also, the power supply is top notch! Thanks AMainHobbies for putting out a great charger at a reasonable price! I highly recommend this charger!
Verified Owner
Saturday, Aug 6 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
i love this charger, its really an excellent product, very much well worth the money. i have shown it to my lhs guy and he was shocked to know how much it cost in comparison to the hyperions which they sell. its a definite recommendation, you won't look back :)
Verified Owner
Monday, May 16 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
for what you pay for you dont get all the connectors you need. butt its a good charger.
Verified Owner
Friday, Mar 30 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Charges and balances well.
But very noisy fan!!! It's not possible to sit next to this charger!
Thursday, Mar 8 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
I just bought this charger to replace my two other AC/DC chargers and this is very compact DC charger and does the job as it describes. Plus way smaller then my Hyperion ac/dc charger. Wish I would have bought this a long time ago as I have been thinking about it for awhile. I have done a lot of research and for the price and options, this is in the top 3 charger list for sure. Realize other companies make a similar one too. I love how compact this is and it is blue. I am running it with a 276W (13.8v x 20A) power supply and it easily charges 2 x (4S) 5000 packs at 9.0Amps both at the same time. Only wish it had dual screens, but to switch between channel 1 and 2 is one quick click button.
Besides the quick stock options, you can also program you own preset options too. Just remember when you charge to choose 'Balance' option when charging as by default it only does a charge and not balance unless you choose the balance charge option (just one more click). It also has fans on each side. Besides being small, it is very lightweight too.
The monitor software and USB cable included is a cool idea, if you are a serious battery guru who wants to monitor your battery charging times at the track by using your own laptop.

For the price and options, this is a must have DC charger.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Mar 3 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
I bought this charger a few weeks ago and have been very pleased with it. Totally adjustable parameters. I use this with a 20A power supply and am able to charge 2 2S Lipo's at 8 amps simultaneously. You can charge up to 10A per side 6S with bigger power supply. I especially like the storage feature for Lipo's which will charge or discharge your batteries to storage voltage (also adjustable) automatically. Discharge features for NiCD and NiMH work great with cut off voltage. In a nut shell it does everything it says it will in the description. Well worth 150 bucks and A-Main shipped it fast!
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 22 2012 (about 10 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
We used this charger for all our batteries at Motorama 2012 and it was fantastic!
Verified Owner
Sunday, Oct 30 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
This charger is cool, I am super fussy when it comes to my rc gear, but Protek have nailed it with this one, it even has usb port for charging cell phones and all that type of stuff. This unit pushes out 200w per channel so can charge two batteries at a time @10amps per channel. The cooling system is awsome you can realy hear the fans working, you can even feel the air pushing out the sides. I think my favourite part of the charger is how well the heat sensitive buttons work, this thing is feature packed and for the money it amazing. Ive had many chargers over the years but this by far the best. The speed in witch you can charge your batteries really helps take the pressure off when your running a couple of cars. If your looking at spending around the $150-200 mark you need not look any further, trust me if it was no good I would be bagging it big time, but they have definitly ticked all the boxes on this one. It comes very well pakaged witch is always a good indication of what a product will be like. If I had to find a negative there would only be one, and that would the finish on plastic it not 100% perfect more like 90% but I get the feeling there products are getting better by the day and there technolgy is very up to date. So good job Protek you have one very happy customer and good job A main for bringing it to me at such a good price....Happy racing
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 7 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
When getting back to electric flying after a 3 year absence and rebuilding my LiPo collection back up I realized I needed a newer more capable charger. The 610 DUO was just the ticket, nicely made with very cool touch controls, great display and a very complete menu structure.
While the menu is very complete it took me quite a while to figure out how to access these features. But once my thick brain got it, boy it's a cool device!
I paired this unit up with the ProTek Super Pro 40 power supply, now I'm ready to charge any battery that I may require for years to come.

If I have any complaints it would be a slightly more comprehensive owners manual. The operating info is in the little booklet style manual but a charger this capable should have all its functions explained in a more detailed step-by-step manner.

All in all an excellent product.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 7 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Just got one, fully satisfied. Big coolers and quality build of this charger is what you really need to charge big expensive lipos at high amp.
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 29 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Ordered one of these after seeing how expensive less featured chargers were. Very happy though early days.
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 14 2011 (about 11 years ago)
ProTek RC "Prodigy 610 DUO" LiPo/LiFe/NiMH DC Battery Charger (6S/10A/200W x 2)
Update- nearly 5 months in on this charger and it continues to perform flawlessly! Don't think you will find a better one for the money. Thanks Amain!