GT500 Battery Charger

Regular price $142.87

500W (STD JST-XH balance port) Battery Charger with EC5-equipped input cable

Model GT500 for use with LiPo, LiIon, LiPoHV, LiFePO4 (or A123), NiCd, NiMH, and Pb (Lead Acid) battery packs


Selectable charge rates range from 25mA to 20A
Continuous maximum output power rating, 500W @ +24VDC input voltage, 250W @ +12VDC input voltage
Native support of JST XH balance connectors allows direct connection of 1s-8s LiPo/LiHV Batteries without requiring any adapters. Also supports Revolectrix SPA and MPA Safe Parallel Adapters; the industry's safest methods for parallel charging multiple, same-cellcount packs. These items are peripheral products, available separately or as part of Combo packages, not included as a part of the basic GT500 unit
Smart Power Management allows customer to select between programmable input power sources. Available settings include power supply input current limit, input low voltage limit, regenerative discharge rate and voltage limit. GT500 stores 1 set-up for Power Supply and 1 set-up for Battery and can be programmed to ask for verification one time on start-up
GT500 supports charging through the main discharge wires only for certain scenarios (see features tab for full details). For balanced charging, the unit requires balance wires in combination with the discharge wires (charge rate support up to 20A max)
Initiate charge, discharge, store, monitor, and multiple cycles at the GT500
The unit comes equipped with basic presets for all battery chemistries currently available as well as 28 EMPTY user preset positions. During the course of operation, any changes that are made at the charger may be named and saved ("SAVE AS") or saved over ("SAVE") to the user presets bank. The process is analogous to opening a document in a PC application, making changes, and then using the "Save" or "Save As" menu options from the PC application to store the unique setup parameters chosen during the course of using the charger for its intended purpose; charging and managing your batteries. Best of all, everything happens at the charger, which makes it ideal for taking it on the road
0.1mohm resolution allows accurate four point internal resistance measurement of each cell
Environmentally friendly, regenerative discharge capability of up to 500W. Unlike traditional methods of discharge, which deplete the output battery's energy in the form of heat across a transistor, regenerative discharge takes most of that energy and puts it back into the input battery. In other words, when you discharge your LiPo for storage, you will be re-charging your Lead Acid input battery. The total amount of power that you can achieve is limited only by the amount of current that your input battery can accept, or 500W, whichever is lower
GT500 is also equipped with a traditional, 50W internal discharge capability which is nonregenerative
Large cooling fan
Massive over-sized internal heat sink
12AWG silicon input power cable terminating in an EC-5 female pin connector. A plier clip assembly with EC-5 on one end and red/black plier clips on the other is available as an accessory item
Massive sendust core toroid capable of 25A continuous input current requirement for maximum output specifications

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