Hedbox RP-DC50/UK (RPDC50UK, RPDC50/UK, RP/DC50/UK, RP DC50/UK) Digital Dual Battery Charger
The Hedbox DC50 Dual Battery Charger features a large backlit LCD screen with readouts that give you a clear understanding of the status information of any connected battery, USB output and DC 12V input. Dual charging plates allow for either one or two batteries to be charged simultaneously, while an Intelligent Control MCU can automatically identify the voltage and number of batteries fitted to the charger and prevent overcharging regardless of the operating mode selected. Fully interchangeable battery plates allow the DC50 to be used to charge virtually any type of battery. No plates are included with the DC50 but Hedbox have an extensive array comprising no less than 37 different plate types supporting hundreds of types of batteries.
Intelligent charging technology within the DC50 allows much finer control over the charging process than regular chargers. As a safety precaution with high capacity batteries a pre-charging stage is used. The charging cycle is initiated with a low current and if there is no corresponding rise in the battery voltage it indicates that there is possibly a Short Circuit in the Battery (zero voltage activation). Constant Current / Constant Voltage (CC/CV) charging is an effective way to charge Lithium-Ion batteries and works by applying a constant current charge to the battery when it is nearly empty and the charger CPU automatically adjusts the charging current to be lower than the maximum charging current that the battery can accept. With constant charging the voltage of the battery is slowly increasing until the battery voltage reaches the max charging voltage at which point the charger makes sure the charging voltage is fixed as “constant voltage” and reduces the charging current until the battery is fully charged.
The DC50 provides both HIGH and LOW charging modes. The Boost function enables High speed charging with a 1.5A current to one battery slot or 0.8A to each battery slot. In the standard (Low) charging mode 1A is sent to one battery slot or 0.5A to each battery slot. Included with the DC50 is a 12V-24V DC power source adapter enabling in-car use out of the box, or charging on an airplane, bus, train or other location where 12-24V DC power is supplied.
In The Box