The Prodigy 610 QUAD AC delivers a variety of powerful, yet useful features. The Digital Power setting allows users to power additional DC powered equipment, while the Pre-Charge function gives users an opportunity to save Lithium batteries that have been discharged too far. Additionally, compatibility with all common battery types means the Prodigy 610 QUAD AC is an all in one solution for your battery management needs.
These features only scratch the surface of what the Prodigy 610 QUAD AC delivers. Pick one up and see for yourself why Protek R/C is found on the benches of some of the most respected R/C professionals in the world, including racer Atsushi Hara, pilot Tim Jones and more. The next generation has arrived. Don't get left behind.
This charger features a Hi-Voltage LiHV mode that allows you to safely charge Hi-Voltage LiHV capable batteries. You can adjust the charging end voltage of this mode up to 4.40V per cell, which is considerably higher than 4.20V per cell of an ordinary LiPo battery. Charging at this higher end voltage requires a Hi-Voltage LiHV capable battery, but the power gains are significant to the overall punch and power for the R/C model. But please note: battery voltages exceeding 4.20V per cell is prohibited from sanctioned racing rules, such as ROAR, IFMAR, etc.
Prodigy 610 QUAD AC Features:
- QUAD Channel Digital AC/DC Balance Charger
- Maximum 10A Charge Current, up to 100W Per Channel
- Maximum 5A Discharge Current, up to 10W Per Channel
- 10 Charge/Discharge Profiles
- 110V or 220V AC Input
- Hi-Voltage LiHV charging mode allows charging end voltage up to 4.40V
- Pre-Charge Function to Help Restore Lithium Packs with Cells Below 3.0V
- Digital Power Program Delivers 3V - 24V to Power Other DC Devices
- Supports up to 6S Lithium & 15 Cell Nickel Battery Packs
- Lithium, Nickel & Lead Acid Compatible
- Heavy Duty XT 60 DC input Connector
- ±0.01 Balance Tolerance Range
- Multiple Safety Functions
- Heavy Duty Metal Case
- Back-Light Screen
- Efficient Heat Sink
|Charger Model||Prodigy 610 QUAD AC
|AC Input Voltage Range||AC 110V or 220V
|DC Input Voltage Range|| DC 11.0V - 18.0V
|Charge Current Range||0.1 - 10.0A
|Discharge Current Range||0.1 - 5.0A
|Charge Power Limit||Max. 100W x4
|Discharge Power Limit||Max. 10W x4
|Balance Current||Max. 250mA
|NiCd/NiMH Cell Count||1 - 15 Cells
|Lithium Battery Types||LiHV, LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe
|Lithium Battery Cell Count||1 - 6 Cells
|Pb Battery Voltage||2 - 20V
|Digital Power||3 - 24V
NOTE: To determine if this charger is suitable for your application, you must perform this calculation to determine the maximum amp rate the charger can supply. Divide the Watts of the charger by the Voltage of the battery pack. This will tell you the maximum amp rate the charger can deliver (Watts / Voltage = Amps). So using the 610 QUAD AC as an example and a 6S LiPo battery pack, would be 100 Watts divided by 22.2 Volts, which equals 4.5 Amps. This means that the charger can supply a maximum of 4.5 amps to a 22.2 Volt 6S battery. This amp rate will gradually reduce as the battery voltage increases during the charge cycle.
1) DO NOT leave the battery in your model when charging
2) DO NOT leave unattended when charging
3) ALWAYS balance charge the battery
4) ALWAYS use a LiPo charging bag
5) YOU MUST use a Li-Poly specific charger to charge the pack (NiMH or NiCD only chargers WILL NOT WORK!)
6) YOU MUST not over discharge the Li-Poly battery pack
7) READ & UNDERSTAND the instructions carefully before operating this battery
- (1) Prodigy 610 QUAD AC Charger
- (1) DC Power Input Cable w/XT60 Connector
- (1) AC Power Input Cable
- (1) JST Connector Charge Lead
- (1) Futaba Connector Charge Lead
- (4) T-Plug Charge Leads
- (1) Alligator Clip Charge Lead
- (2) Battery Clamps
- (4) XH Type LiPo Balance Board
NOTE: Included power cord is only compatible with Type B 110V outlets. "Type E/F" (PTK-5316), "Type G" (PTK-5317), and "Type I" (PTK-5318) power cords are available and must be purchased separately.
WARNING NOTE: This charger is not recommended for use with Traxxas batteries with ID connectors or Spektrum Smart batteries with IC connectors. Charging batteries equipped with ID or IC connectors may require additional steps in order to safely balance charge your Lipo batteries. Please refer to your vehicle or aircraft owner’s manual for recommended batteries and charging equipment.
This product was added to our catalog on July 14, 2016
- 4 individual channels
- comes with 4 deans charge leads
- comes with 4 balance boards
- comes with battery clamps and leads for DC as well as AC power cord for 110v
- controls are easy to use and understand
- can configure any or all charging channels as a power output at up to 24v
- DO NOT LEAVE DC (battery) LEADS CONNECTED TO CHARGER WHEN USING 110V AC POWER, despite there being no mention of this in the manual the DC input port provides the full output of the AC power supply when active, if you accidentally short the DC input leads it will blow the AC power supply (if the alligator clips touch for example). This will result in only being able to power the charger via the DC input as your AC power supply will be dead.
- cooling fan seems to run constantly even if you aren't charging and it's reasonably loud
- DC input maximum is 18v so when at the track you can't run it off of 2 deep cycle batteries in series, would have been nice to set it up to handle 24v input.
Aside from the manual missing the obvious warning regarding the ability to smoke your AC power supply by shorting the DC inputs when the AC power supply is in use I think this is a great charger. I would definitely recommend it. I would have given it 5 stars if the manual included the warning, or better yet if they had integrated a breaker to prevent this from being possible.
I want to tell about the excellent service by Amainhobbies.
The first charger was broken on my own fault, I connected it to 220 volt power source while the switch was set to 110 volt, the charger gone up in smoke immediately.
I talked to Amain and asked how much it will cost to fix it, their response was much above my expectations, they sent me a new charger completely for free and even didn't ask me to send back broken one, they said I could keep it for parts.
Amazing customer service and excellent product!!!
Will get a 2nd unit for charging total 8 lipos in a single shot! The interface menu per channel is almost same as icharger 106b+ thus think of it as 4 x ichargers wired together in a compact single unit
On NiMH manual charging mode, when I set the amps lower than 1.8A, it still starts the charge at 1.8A. Even if I set it to 0.1A to start, it _still_ starts the charge at 1.8A, and ramps it down to the desired voltage over five or ten seconds. I could see this being a problem; in fact I believe it's caused early charge termination on a battery pack I'm trying to charge, as it said the battery was done charging when I started charging at 1 amp, even though it very much is not near full, but charges fine if I start it at 1.8A.
The selection buttons are not consistent across all menus. In at least one menu, using the "left" and "right" buttons to scroll through the menu options are instead replaced by the "stop/back" and "left" buttons. This feels like a straight-up programming error, and does not inspire confidence.
Some of the charge port connectors rattle loosely, while others don't.
Overall construction seems good, but the issues above, especially the one where it starts NiMH charging at 1.8A even if you set the manual charge mode to start at 0.1A, seem pretty unacceptable for a charger that costs this much money.