Car batteries get old and weak, and some high-end electric RC cars do not tag along batteries to suit their design. A RC car battery charger is therefore quite essential. In fact you are going to have to seek one out sooner or later. Keep your options open; see if you are at a sales spot where batteries with different voltages are sold.
A handful of standard rechargeable RC batteries include: LiPo, AAs, AAAs, NiCd, Li-ION, and NiMh.
It is possible for you to end up getting an RC charger that is either overpowered or under powered for your needs. Computerized RC chargers are becoming preferred options. What makes them ideal?
One computerized charger supports all major rechargeable battery types; from Lithium and NiCad to PB and NIMH.
On a similar note, you have 4 different types of RC battery chargers to choose from – Li-Ion (Lithium-Ion), NiCd (Nickel-Cadmium), Li-Po (Lithium-Polymer), and NiMH (Nickel-Metal-Hydride).
Charging and maintaining all your batteries irrespective of their chemistry make-up, voltage, size, capacity, etc., computerized chargers are flexible enough to charge not only car batteries but that of flights and transmitters.
By now, you have probably understood that we are not referring to actual cars and flights but hobby based high-end vehicles that are essentially big-boy toys used for racing or leisure purposes.
By relying on safety and accuracy to keep your batteries fuelled, computerized chargers help you save time and money, making them a great long term investment with excellent value for money.
You can infuse fresh life into old batteries through balancing, forming, and cycling processes using what RC chargers bring to the table.
A computerized charger prevents several different battery damage causes.
They have an easy to see display to show you how much charge is going into your batteries. Based on the type of car and how much power it can support, its battery condition is quite readily viewable thanks to computerized RC’s.
Being able to see how much juice is going into your batteries is as useful and practical as being able to see how much fuel or gas is going into your actual car.
Make certain you buy a separate power supply to charge it up. It does not often come with the product you selected. A 12-14 VDCinput is the accepted standard for most computerized chargers pertaining to car batteries.
Things To Consider
You should be smart enough to check for two options when it comes to computerized RC’s: maximum cell count and how much power the charger can deliver.
NIMH and NiCad cell packs display a cell count of 15 while LiPo shows 6.
The maximum charge current, measured in amps, has to be considered next. These will shortlist the type and size of battery charger you require.
Wattage is a crucial factor to consider too. The last thing you want when you charge your battery for the first time and choose a high current charge rate is for the charger to fail at delivering the needed power. Wattage (voltage multiplied by amps) is important for RC car battery chargers.