Which charger to use?
Monday December 18, 2017

Many people wonder what kind of charger to use at home and at the field. Here's a brief summary of various charger possibilities current as of June 2013.

1. These charger come with a built in power supply for home and can be hooked up to a 12v deep cycle battery or car battery at the field.

For chargers listed to only charge single batteries, it might be possible to obtain adapters to charge multiple batteries at a time. It depends on the charger. It would be best to contact the manufacturer or distributor for more information.
 
1 battery at a time, but it might be possible to charge multiple batteries with the correct adapters/cables.
Celectra 80W AC/DC Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger by E-flite (EFLC3025)
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/celectra-80w-ac-dc-multi-chemistry-battery-charger-EFLC3025
More information: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1494899
 
4 batteries at a time
X4 AC+ 4 Channel AC/DC Charger by Hitec RCD Inc. (HRC44167)
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/x4-ac-4-channel-ac-dc-charger-HRC44167
More information: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1524644
Good discussion: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1565813
 
1 battery at a time, but it might be possible to charge multiple batteries with the correct adapters/cables.
Thunder Power TP610C-ACDC 1-6 Cell LiPo AC/DC Charger w/Balancer
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/tp610c-acdc-1-6-cell-lipo-ac-dc-charger-w-balancer-THP610CACDC

 

2. These chargers require a power supply at home, or can be attached to a 12v deep cycle battery or car battery at the field.

1 battery at a time, but it might be possible to charge multiple batteries with the correct adapters/cables.
Celectra 200W DC Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger by E-flite (EFLC3020)
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/celectra-200w-dc-multi-chemistry-battery-charger-EFLC3020
 
up to 6 batteries at a time
iCharger 206B
Distributor: http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-206b.html
Parallel charger board - ProgressiveRC.com
Distributor: http://www.progressiverc.com/adapter-cables-and-boards/parallel-boards
12V 47A Power Supply: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1563369
 
6 batteries at a time
TURNIGY MEGA 400W V2 Lithium Polymer Battery Charger (Version 2)
Distributor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__23590__TURNIGY_MEGA_400W_V2_Lithium_Polymer_Battery_Charger_Version_2_USA_Warehouse_.html
Parallel board to charge 6 batteries at once
Distributor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__37808__Parallel_charging_Board_for_6_packs_2_6S_T_Connector_USA_Warehouse_.html
 
Cellpro chargers are of high quality
http://www.revolectrix.com/product_selector.htm
http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/

1 battery at a time
Cellpro Multi4, 4A, 50W, Multi-Chemistry Charger
http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/Products_2/Cellpro-Multi4_3 2 batteries at a time
Cellpro 10XP, 15A, 600W Multi-Chemistry Charger
http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/Products_2/Cellpro-10XP_2
 
4 batteries at a time
X4-80 4 Port DC Multicharger by Hitec RCD Inc. (HRC44169) 80 watt each
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/x4-80-4-port-dc-multicharger-HRC44169
 
4 batteries at a time
X4 Four-Channel DC Multicharger by Hitec RCD Inc. (HRC44151) 50 Watt each
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/x4-four-channel-dc-multicharger-HRC44151
 
4 batteries at a time
X4-80 4 Port DC Multicharger by Hitec RCD Inc. (HRC44169)
Distributor: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/x4-80-4-port-dc-multicharger-HRC44169

 

3. Additional items
 
Power supplies
http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/Products_2/Power-Supplies_2
http://www.buddyrc.com/power-supply.html
 
Connectors and other items
http://www.buddyrc.com/paraboard-parallel-charge-board.html?limit=48
http://www.progressiverc.com/adapter-cables-and-boards/parallel-boards