IFA 2014, one of the world's relevant trade fairs for consumer electronics and home appliances, did not only unveil Galaxy Note 4 but also premiered a demo of a new advanced charger for us flashlight, ecig, RC toys, camera, charger, electric tools and appliances fans. It is rather big and heavy with its integrated metal heat sink and smart cooling fan, supports multi-chemistry, 73mm long cells, up to 2×26650+2×32650 out of the box, 4×3.00A for a total of "12 amps" charge rate so to speak, also applicable to 12×AA or 16×AAA NiMH parallel charging via holders, and with its pixelated LCD screen and eight buttons shares UI features of a Turnigy or iCharger (just without their balance charging functionality, of course).
if you will - it basically compares to a non-balancing hobby charger with 4 independent channels in an integrated battery tray, the good looks of a Maha, and the build quality of a premium. I got some preliminary specs at hand but much is still in the works. And who knows .. i might turn this thread into a review/test thread when the product becomes available, a final test version or so. Ever since the Maha C9000 was released to market in 2006, i've been dreaming of such a multi-chemistry machine. The Maha was very good, build quality, accuracy, but it lacked LiIon support. A first type of "dreamcharger" on the market was the Intellichage battery charger and it went into the right direction but this one, designed and manufactured by SkyRC, goes imho further: sort of a 2nd gen dreamcharger, i am dubbing it "DC2" for now, to be released in 2015
Since the charger maker may listen to our discussion while continuing with the development , please everybody share your thoughts whether you'd like the idea of a hobby charger with integrated battery tray and what kind of specs and features it should have; at least this new type of round battery charger sounds intriguing, doesn't it?
Q. Hey squirrel you nuts is this another vaporware thread?
A. No Johnny dis ain't another i-want-a-dreamcharger thread, **** just got real!
Q. Btw haven't seen you much around lately. So that's what you've been up to in the recent past?
A. You could say so. I still use my flashlights everyday, i just lost interest in new lights, that's all. The DC2 project has become my new motor in the scene. Genuine joy.
Q. Good for you. The device looks like an expensive overkill but i'd still be interested in learning more about it. Can you provide info, news, or updates on the development?
A. Sure i can, thanks for your interest. Stay tuned, i'll keep you posted. Overkill?, maybe. But also much fun. And things keep getting better, you'll see .
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