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Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger Battery Charger

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GRehbein, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. GRehbein

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    I am new to the forum and waiting on my P2V+ to ship. I'm looking for some suggestions as to battery chargers. What do you recommend? I was looking for a charger that I could use when I am out flying. Does anyone recommend charging in the field or just having extra batteries? I was looking at the Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger or should I be looking for something like the Hitec X4 AC Plus 4 Port AC/DC Multi-Charger and just charge at home? I am open to suggestions or recommendations.
     
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    Re: Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger Battery Charge

    Whatever charger you choose, if you want to charge Vision, Vision+ and P2 batteries you need a charger that can do a program fe charge (lead acid). LiPo programs won't work because the intelligence is in the battery.

    I just use the stock charger most of the time and with an inverter in the field.
     
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    Re: Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger Battery Charge

    Same here, I have an inverter with a 12V @ 10A capacity from the cigarette lighter, this lets me use 2 of the DJI chargers (12V @ 4A each) without having to hard wire to the battery.
     
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    Re: Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger Battery Charge

    You're probably fine but for load level matching you need to compare the 120 vac inverter output with the 120 vac pull of the charger X 2.
     
  6. GRehbein

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    Re: Hitec 44169 X4-Eighty 4-Port Multicharger Battery Charge

    Thanks for the info guys. I think I'll be headed for the inverter option based on your feedback.