SkyRC MC3000 alternative? Gyrfalcon S8000

TimMc

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Enova kindly sent the Gyrfalcon S8000 Battery Charger and Analyzer for review earlier in the year.

There's a micro USB port that can be used to update the firmware. Enova has provided half a dozen updates while adding features and fixing things.

I tried to follow HKJ's setup for testing chargers:

I used two Zotek ZT-300AB (ANENG AN9002) digital multimeters with Bluetooth to measure the voltage and current:


Here is my full review:

This is what the setup looked like:

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Here are the graphs that I produced using matplotlib:
Please note: There are some small gaps in the graphs where Bluetooth connectivity dropped (bluez in Linux). I redid the tests where there where Bluetooth connectivity dropped during important parts (e.g. charging was almost complete).
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Do you have the SkyRC MC3000? Do you think that the Gyrfalcon S8000 would be a worthy alternative?
 

Viking

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Thanks for making us aware of this new advanced charger (y)

The charger looks very interesting, and looks to be the first to really challenge the SKYrcr mc3000.

But I hate the fact it has capacitive touch buttons, which I unfortunately have very bad experiences with. Often it is necessary to press several times to get a response.
Like you I much prefer mechanical buttons.

But I will definitely take a closer look at it.
 
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