X2-400 2 Channel DC Multi-Charger (6S/20A/400W x 2) by Hitec
This product was added to our catalog on June 18, 2012.
This is the Hitec X2-400 2 Channel DC Multi-Charger. The X2-400 is a microprocessor-controlled, two-port battery charger and is capable of charging all types of high amperage batteries. Two identical yet independent 400-watt power output ports combine for a total of 800 watts of charging power. Each port charges at up to 20 amps and discharges at 0.1-5 amps, offering the perfect solution for batteries of all common chemistries, including 1-6S Lithium (LiPo, LiFe and Li-Ion), 1-15 cell NiCd/NiMH and 2-20V lead acid packs. Additional features include internal cell balancers, high contrast LCD displays and important warning and safety functions. Designed with a stylish aluminum case for rapid heat dissipation, the X2-400 offers drivers and pilots the most powerful dual-port charging capacity on the market.
- Optimized Operating Software
- Internal Independent Lithium Battery Balancers
- Charges Most Popular Lithium Chemistry Batteries (Li-Ion, LiPo, LiFe)
- Multiple Lithium Battery Charge Modes (Fast, Balance & Storage Modes)
- 5 User Customizable Presets Per Channel
- Delta Peak Technology for Maximum Safety
- Automatic Charging Current Limit
- User Set Capacity and Processing Time Limit
- Temperature Threshold*
- Cyclic Charging / Discharging
- PC Based Analysis Using USB Communication**
** A PC-LINK USB adaptor can be purchased separately.
* This function is available by connecting an optional temperature probe, which is not included with the charger
Input Voltage Range: DC 12 - 18 Volts DC
Required Input Amperage: 60 Amps
Charger Circuit Power: 400 Watts x 2
Discharge Circuit Power: 25 Watts
Charge Current Range: 0.1 - 20.0 Amps per Channel
Discharge Current Range: 0.1 - 5.0 Amps per Channel
LiPo, LiFe & Li Ion Balancing Current Drain: 200mA per Cell
LiPo, LiFe & Li Ion Cell Count: 1 - 6 Cells
Maximum NiCd/NiMh Cell Count: 1 - 15 Cells
Lead Acid (Pb) Cells / Voltage: 2 - 20 Volts
Dimensions (W x D x H): 8.9x6.7x2.6”
Weight: 3.4 lbs.
The charger is easy to learn and does what you'd expect: gets a pair of 5c 4s 4000mah batteries ready to race in about 10 minutes)
I purchased this charger in February 2016. I chose this charger because it comes from a reputable company that has been around for a long time and other owners have had good things to say. I'm really not sure where my issue lies...is it with Hitec or with AMain Hobbies??
When the charger arrived at my door and I opened it up I noticed something strange. The clear plastic protective film that cover most electronics screens when you first unbox them was very wrinkled and barely holding on. It was quite apparent to me the film had been removed once before and set aside. I know that this is abnormal from experience. My second red flag came when I powered the unit for the first time and noticed that it was already programmed for a 6s LiPo. This is highly unusual since upon first powering a new unit there are several set up menus you have to navigate and set. I grew quite agitated to say the least but I was in desperate need of a charger. My own stupidity...I'll admit. Rather than call AMain and ask why they sold me a used charger and represented it as new, I just put it into service.
Exactly three month to the date of purchase the charger fails without warning!! Mind you this charger has always been used in doors and never subjected to harsh environments or extreme use. Furthermore, I've never charged above 1c with this unit. I gave it absolutely no reason to fail. I have never pushed the unit to where it warmed above room temperature. I found myself screwed because AMain washes their hands of you in these circumstances and any such repair or replacement work shall be directed at the manufacturer. Now I have been forced to purchase another charger while I wait two weeks before Hitec can even get around to troubleshooting it. No telling how long it will be away.
I am very disappointed in AMain. I considered myself a loyal customer until now. I have spent thousands of dollars here just this year alone and they send me a second rate, used piece of equipment that has let me down. Not sure if it is as a result of faulty manufacturing or misuse/abuse by AMain before re-boxing it and selling it to me (I vote for the ladder). I never dreamed a company such as this would do such things to its customers. I urge anyone to closely inspect items they receive from AMain and promptly return them if something looks amiss.)