I bought this charger about a month ago here on the site
I'm so pleased with this crazy charge!
I'll sum it up in three words. Small, strong, smart!
Worth every dollar!
Throws all the toys (chargers) I have in the trash (:
incidentally. There is software update 2.18 for LiHV battery
It took me quite awhile to realize the potential and justify the price of a high end charger, but after seeing for myself from my fellow racers what a charger like this can do, I was convinced. I purchased my iCharger 406Duo here from Amain Hobbies. I haven't had it very long but so far Hands down THE best charger I have ever owned. It actually stays on the charge or discharge current you set it on (unlike my Hitec) and will significantly reduce your charging, discharging or cycling times. I feel that this charger is so much more accurate which is very important to me because I have a lot of money invested in race lipo packs and I want the best performance possible out of them and I want them to last.
Great charger, fast charging, a bit confusing at first, but if you go through the manual, its easy to understand. you'll need a power supply and you'll have some soldering to do!
Very good charger easy to use and powerful and i should say its a nice piece
Best charger you can get! 40 amp charge and 40 amp discharge!
Its okay for the money I wish I would of got something more up-to-date! this charger has been around for a long time. You need a 100$ power supply to power this charger so your looking at 400$ yikes! I guess it charges good but I cant tell the difference I charge my batteries at 1c so its not faster than my other chargers. I could turn it up to 40 amps but I wouldn't want to hurt my lipos!
best charger out there! 40 amp charge and discharge is crucial!
Awesome charger does what it says I recommend this if u want the best
Great charger worth the money. Would recommend to anybody looking for a top of the line charger
Great charger have been wanting to try for awhile now well worth the wait!!
Arguably one of the "BEST" charger on the market. A steep learning curve but once you get the hang of the menu layout, navigation becomes easy. Love the external battery load feature for discharging. Too many features to mention that are very useful, before i forget: the charger can be connected to a personal computer and DATA logging be conducted. I use this feature to check my battery performance or degradation over time. If anyone needs help with this feature email me at [email protected]
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Best charger in the game hands down! If you're into competitive racing you have to get yourself one of these well worth the money.
Great charger with lots of options,i charge 1s on one side and 2s on the other works great! Also dicharges and you can cycle packs.
Very good charger. It balances better than any charger I ever had. Great display that tells you what you need to know. The programing is easy and you can customize the charger system to your own liking. This is the second iCharger 406DUO I bought from Flight Test Store and it took 4 days to get to my home.
Really great charger. Allows you to monitor everything going on with each cell while charging. Menu took some getting used to but once you do its easy I just played around with it till I figured it out. Highly recommend
This is the first charger I have purchased since getting back into racing and I could be happier. It is simple to use and I have had no issues thus far. I know I've only scratched the surface with what this charger can do!
I liked mine so much after a week of using it I bought a second one! One for indoor and outdoor racing! After using it you will never own another charger!
This is replacing my Orion Duo charger, which decided to puke the electronics display. It also is not my first iCharger, as I currently own a 4010 Duo (Purchased used), an X6 (From Amain), and X8 (From Amain).
I chose another iCharger because of familiarity and their robust construction. I wanted something smaller than the 4010, to take to the track with the X6 & X8. My whole family races, which means 5 cars are on the track, at a minimum. The 406 is a perfect blend of power and size.
My only point to be critical of is the balance board. The form factor is great, when charging bullet connection batteries, with the usual cables having the balance JST connector wires running the length of the cable. However, when batteries have to be butted up or stacked, to permit their JST connectors to reach one board—On both channels, it’s quite awkward spacially speaking. Two individual balance boards would have been nice (Like the 4010 includes).
I know, I know. It's expensive. And you'll still need a power supply, which is likely another $60 to $90, plus, you may want a discharge bank (which I do not have, unneeded for me)--but if you're willing to put down the cash, it is, by bar, the best premier charger on the market.
I read all the reviews, the raging popularity with this unit--never saw anyone complain, every pro always ran this unit. But why? Well, I finally understand. Its just fabulous. Every aspect of it it. Easy to use. All the data / information kept on the cells, the speed and flexibility--heck, I can even charge my iPhone on it when I have too. I've "saved" batteries that I thought were dead, with this unit.
If you're serious about this hobby, then you likely have a a buggy (with electronics) that you've invested $1000 on, you have a $300 to $500 radio system, each good quality battery is $60 to $100 (or more)--why would you have a cheap, crappy charger. Batteries are expensive, dangerous, and need as much care as your buggy. Don't take the cheap path here. Invest in. your charge.
Buy a freaking iCharger. You wil question it the decision, up until you do, but you will never question it after you buy...
Awesome charger/discharger. Charge and discharge 2 packs at 40 amps. Small learning curve. I did print off the owners manual rather looking at the CD they send with the charger.