The iMax B6 is a rapid charger with a high performance microprocessor and specialized operating software.
Optimized operating software
The iMax B6 features an AUTO function that controls the charge rate during charging and discharging. For Lithium batteries, this helps prevent overcharging which can lead to an explosion or fire due to improper charging settings entered by the user. It will disconnect the circuit automatically and initiate an alarm if there is any malfunction. All the operating modes of this charger are controlled through two way communication, between the charger and the battery to achieve maximum safety. All the settings can be configured by the user.
Internal independent lithium battery balancer
The iMax B6 employs an individual-cell-voltage balancer. It is not necessary to connect an external balancer for balance charging.
Balancing individual cells battery discharging
During the process of discharging the charger can monitor and balance each cell of the battery individually. An error message will be displayed and the process will be ended automatically if the voltage of any single one cell is abnormal.
Adaptable to various types of lithium battery
The iMax B6 is adaptable to various types of Lithium batteries, such as Li-ion, LiPo and the new LiFe series of batteries.
Fast and storage mode for lithium batteries
There are various methods of charging Lithium batteries. Fast charge reduces the charging time whereas a store charge can control the final voltage of your battery. This method is best for long term storage and protects the useful life of the battery.
PC based analysis using USB communication
The B6AC+ offers a PC based program that can analyze the characteristics of the battery via USB port. It shows a graph of voltage, current, capacity curves, and the individual cell voltage of each cell in a lithium battery pack. The PC-LINK USB adapter and software can be purchased separately.
Delta-peak sensitivity: The automatic charge termination program based on the principle of the Delta-peak voltage detection. When the battery’s voltage exceeds the threshold, the process will be terminated automatically.
Automatic charging current limit
You can set the upper limit of the charge current when charging your NiCd or NiMH batteries. This is useful for NiMH batteries of low impedance and capacity in the ‘AUTO’ charging mode.
The batteries internal chemical reaction can cause the temperature of the battery to rise during charging. If the temperature limit is reached (set by the user), the charging process will be terminated. This function is available by connecting an optional temperature probe, which is not included in with the charger.
Processing time limit
The user can set the maximum charging time. If the charging time exceeds the limit, the process will be terminated automatically when you set the maximum time for the charging mode.
The charger can store data from five different batteries. The user can set the charging / discharging parameters for a particular battery type and recall these settings to charge a battery without additional programming needed.
Batteries can be set to charge/ discharge for 5 cycles if needed.
- Dimension approx: 5.25×3.5×1.25 inches
- Weight approx: 10oz
- NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1-6 cells
- Li-ion/Fe/Polymer cell count: 1-15 cells
- Power supply voltage: 11-18V DC
- Pb battery voltage: 2-20V
- Current drain for balancing Li-po: 300mA/cell
- Max. discharge power 5W
- Charge current range: 0.1-5.0A (50W)
- Discharge current range: 0.1-1.0A
- Package includes alligator clips to connect to DC power source and 4mm banana output connectors with bare wires to connect your favorite battery connectors.