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To prolong the health of RC batteries, you need to balance charge them correctly and discharge them properly too. That means not leaving unused batteries fully charged, but discharging them to their storage voltage. That is where this device comes in handy. The BD200 is powerful battery discharging device. While most good battery chargers have a discharge function, they are more suited to charging batteries so their discharge rates tend to be just a couple of amps at best; anymore and they would overheat. If you are using high capacity, high voltage batteries this means discharging can take forever. Not so with the BD200, with its mighty cooling fan it can discharge a battery at up to 30 amps or 200 watts continuously, saving you time and not putting stress on the electronics of your charger. Now you have no excuse for not storage charging your LiPo battieries!
The BD200 is great at discharging batteries, but it’s equally a really useful bit of test equipment for measuring battery capacity and running load tests. It can be control via its rotary dial, or through a PC application. If you operate it via a computer, you can graphically log the discharge curve of the battery. This can allow you to do useful things like helping you to compare performance and health of different batteries.
The discharger is compatible with any battery chemistry down to a minimum voltage of 5.4v and up to 35volts - which is equivalent to an 8S LiPo. The unit is also self-powered from your battery, so you can use it anywhere.
- Simple and intuitive operation via rotary dial.
- Digital LED displays shows real time battery voltage, discharged mAH count and discharge current.
- Compatible with LiPo, LiHV, LiFe, NiCd, NiMH& Pb batteries.
- Compatible with PC software to graphically log battery discharge curves.
IMPORTANT: Never discharge batteries unattended! Constant supervision is required as batteries can be dangerous when mishandled. We recommend discharging your batteries inside a protective charging bag.
Software Interface for BD200
- Discharge Voltage Range: 5.40-35.00V
- Low Voltage Alert: <5.2V
- High Voltage Alert: >35V
- Max. Discharge Power: 200W
- Discharge Current Range: 0.01A-30.00A
- Current Consumption in Sleep Mode: <100uA
- Standby Current: ≤35mA
- Current Display Accuracy: 0.01-10.00A ±50mA, 10.00-30.00A ±2%
- Voltage Display Accuracy: 6-10V ±40mV, 10-20V ±120mV, 20-35V ±160mV
- Capacity Display Accuracy: ±1%
- Application: Suitable for 2-8S LiPo/LiFe/LiHV, 6-30S NiMH/NiCd and 6-32V Pb Battery.
- 1x SkyRC BD200 200W 30A Battery Discharger & Analyzer
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UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.
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For a guaranteed next day delivery we recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery or one of our courier delivery options. Royal Mail Special Delivery will arrive by 1PM the next day and for an extra fee can be delivered on Saturdays. APC Overnight offers next day delivery with full tracking and a 2hr time slot pre-delivery text notification. DHL is a good option for larger consignments and remote locations such as Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. All high value orders are fully insured and will likely require a signature on delivery.
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