Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)

Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
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The Spektrum S2100 Smart Charger is the first dual-output AC Smart Charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging technology. Small and portable, this 200W charger features the Spektrum IC3™connector that delivers a robust connection that also reads vital battery content that relays to a bright LCD color display to clearly show unique information and log data about your Smart Battery such as how many charge cycles the pack has, and much more.

Spektrum Smart Overview
Spektrum Smart technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It’s a connection that puts you in complete control, makes you more aware and more confident about the capability of your equipment—all the while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever. The combined result is a sense that will make you wish everything about your hobby was “smarter.”

For all radio control hobbyists that are looking for a better way to charge batteries, Spektrum Smart Chargers and Smart Batteries combine for an intuitive charging experience that results in a simple, connected, and safer charging experience. Spektrum Smart Charging virtually eliminates the hassle from charging your LiPo batteries. This is made possible by an integrated microchip on each Smart battery that communicates with your Smart charger to automatically determine the best charging settings. Plug it in, and just press start. While all hobbyists will enjoy this simple experience, advanced hobbyists can take advantage of unique data such as cycle count, unhealthy activity like overcharge and discharge, battery temperature, C rating and much more, all saved within each battery. Additionally, automatic discharge to storage ensures a better, and healthier, lifespan for your batteries.

Specifications:
Input: 100-240V AC
# Cells: LiHv (1-6S) LiPo (1-6S) LiFe (1-6S) Lilon (1-6S) NiMH (1-6S) Cd (1-16S) Pb (1-12S)
Current Discharge: 0.1-3.0 A
Charge Rate: 0.1-12.0 A
Input Connector: AC cord
Output Connector: IC3 x2 - compatible with EC3
Cooling Method: Fan
Voltmeter: Yes - on main LCD display
Amp Meter: Yes - on main LCD display
LCD: Yes
Discharge: Yes
Length: 4.7 in (120mm)
Width: 4.3 in (108mm)
Height: 2.8 in (72mm)

Note:
This charger supports IC5 batteries, but does not include the IC5 lead. The IC5 connector (SPMXCA507) is sold separately.
WARNING NOTE: This charger is not compatible with Traxxas iD equipped LiPo Batteries; only Traxxas iD chargers properly charge Traxxas iD LiPo Batteries. NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, use this charger to charge a Traxxas iD equipped LiPo Battery.

This product was added to our catalog on December 27, 2018

Verified Owner
Thursday, May 28 2020 (5 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
Let's just say the last time I was into RCs, Nimh batteries were the only choice. Getting back into it, and learning LiPo tech wasn't as intimidating as I thought. This charger, with just enough bells & whistles made charging easy and simple. As close to "set-it & forget-it" as you can get. If you want a bit of manual control, you can do that too. For someone getting back into it, with room to grow, it's an easy choice.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 15 2020 (7 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
great charger. does one 4s battery in about 25 min. 2 4s batteries in 45 min.no programing just plug in and hit go.even better if you have the smart batteries.you can program them to discharge whenever you want them to.
Verified Owner
Monday, Feb 24 2020 (8 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
I'm returning to the hobby after decades away--pre-lipo! I went from 6cells in the 90s to nitro, so jumping in was very intimidating. This smart charger made it as fool-proof as possible.
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 6 2019 (11 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
Really revolutionary product, but you're paying a premium. Costs about 50% more than similarly-capable chargers that don't have Smarts, and you must use batteries with IC3 connectors to get the Smart charging. You can also charge EC3 batteries, but it won't be smart. The lack of any battery adapters is also pretty disappointing - they should at a minimum include an IC5 connector, given that it's a Spektrum Smart product.

A few other observations:
(1) The Smart setting for my Spektrum 5000MAh 2S LiPo IC3 battery used a fairly high charge rate, something like 2C. I would never manually charge a LiPo at that level (I stick to 1C), but my guess is that the Smarts allow this type of charge rate to be used without degrading the cells.
(2) When plugging in an IC3 LiPo, I was shocked that the charger wasn't smart enough to avoid warning me about the lack of a balance plug attached. Of course this is one of the huge advantages of using IC3 LiPos, and yet someone in product development let this one slip - pretty silly. Spektrum will hopefully issue a firmware update (if that's even possible).
(3) I charged an EC3 NiMH battery using this charger, and it worked fine. Seemed to set an appropriate charge rate to avoid overheating.
(4) The packaging of this charger is quite slick, but the manual is pretty unacceptable in terms of level of detail. If I didn't already know how to charge non-Smart batteries, I'd feel very uncomfortable using this charger with them.

Overall, I think this is a GREAT charger for anyone new to the hobby who is buying a new Horizon model and is going to buy a new battery as well. It's a tougher sell if you have a stockpile of other batteries or any non-Horizon kits, as EC3/IC3 plugs are only in Horizon kits.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 8 2020 (7 weeks ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
Best and easiest to use charger...i just would like to see on the users manual how to balance charge the battery, i had to go investigate online, its simple and easy once you learn how...
Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 20 2020 (3 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
I dont know about the parts I bought yet,but Amain's service is always spot on
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 18 2020 (3 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
This charger is a treat to use. It’s accurate, fast and easy to use. Highly recommend.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 16 2020 (4 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
I bought into the Spektrum smart batteries. If you have, too, you NEED this charger (or the Spektrum S1100)!
- If you want to set the auto discharge and custom charge amperage rates, this charger will do it (The Spektrum S150 will not)
- You want to actually actively discharge your battery for safe storage (did it rain, did plans change?), this charger will do it
- If you want to charge a Spektrum 6S Battery quickly (it's HUGE), this charger will do this (Amazing the difference between the S150.)

I was very happy with the Spektrum S150 (1 x 50W), a good entry-level charger that will do the job. But this charger lets you explore the value of the smart charging.
Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 15 2020 (5 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
Great smart charger. Really good for balancing batteries etc. Loving this charger can’t say enough good things about it. Definitely a great purchase for the price.
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 28 2020 (5 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
I'm extremely happy with my purchase, I bought a Kraton and decided to buy this charger and battery for the truck. I ordered from there web Site for the convenience, however I do like to shop at my local Hobbytown to support my local Hobby Store.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Apr 4 2020 (7 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
Super easy to use, super fast. whats not to like? Wish it came with the adapter cables out of the box. But other than that its been great.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 30 2020 (9 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
This is an excellent charging system. A lot of thought, design and engineering has been included in this product. It is very simple to use and makes it easy for the novice RC user to charge LIPO and other batteries without worrying about settings, charge levels, etc. Great product, I personally believe this is the vision for the future of RC battery technology.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 23 2019 (11 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
So far this is a great charger. I needed something with more capabilities than the little starter charger I got to get me started.

It has a lot of capabilities a starter charger doesn't. My only complaint is not so much with the charger as with the Flite test store.
I needed charging octopuses so I can charge all the types of batteries I'm accumulating so I ordered the ones that are listed as going with this. Well, they have the wrong connector to go to the charger. Luckily I had adaptors in my kit so there was no panic but people need to be made aware of what connectors are on chargers and octopuses.
Verified Owner
Friday, Sep 27 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
First I must appreciate the efforts taken by AMain Hobbes to deliver the product on time for that I am thankful to you guys,and about the charger, its a very good product and I am using most of the product from Spektrum it took some time to know it but after that, I could use it blindfolded and I would recommend it to all my friends Thanks.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 19 2020 (4 months ago)
Spektrum RC S2100 AC Smart Charger (6S/12A/100W x2)
I have not received the package yet so I can not review it