I got my Accu-Cycle Elite about 2 months ago, from Tower Hobbies. It 'lists' for
$149.99, but I got mine for $137.98 with various discounts.
Spent the first week cycling my NiCd's, and then started using it on my Kokam
When you input the Voltage + capacity/mAh + type of battery, it then
charge/discharge rates, albeit on the very conservative side & works just fine.
For my 3S/1500mah LiPo's it's Auto-configure set itself for 0.20mah charge
rate.....which would have taken forever, but is best for battery longevity &
Naturally I reset it upping it to 1.00mah. Since these LiPo's can handle 1C
(1.5mah) I'm still well below the max & charges are faster, no heat either.
Something for ALL to remember when charging higher end LiPo's, they tend to
life out of your field box battery.....so charge them at home first, then expect
charge your field box battery after a day at the field.
Another thing; the Accu-Cycle Elite is primarily a 'cycler' that also properly
charges LiPo's. Fast charging at high amp's has no place in such a cycler. If
wants higher charge rates &/or wants to 'cook' their batteries, this is not for
For it's intended use, the Accu-Cycle Elite does a really great job, and I love
I've re-programmed 9 of it's 10 memories to better suit the various battery pack
use. Leaving the 10th memory open for those various odd jobs, like a
screwdriver I have & other misc battery packs I'll come across in the future.
I also got the temperature sensors for it, but 1 turned out defective. Called
Hobbies & they're mailing me a free replacement!
Only shortcoming I found is in the length of those temp sensors wires (about 6"
leads), but Futaba servo extensions are a direct connection, so extending them
I fly electric/glow 50/50 and this cycler/charger fits everything I need it for.
really like the various ways you can power it; off it's included 110v.
converter/house current, off a battery/alligator clips, or just plug it into
Using - Virtual Access(OLR), ZAP 5.1, & WinXP Pro w/SP2
- posted 17 years ago