Battery chargers for R/C vehicles come in all shapes and sizes and the same is true for the batteries themselves. No matter how many options there are, the end goal is the same: providing power for yoru radio-controlled machines.
Traxxas has released a number of unique battery and charger options through the years, with their latest development being their EZ-Peak chargers “iD” battery identification system. Through added tech in the charger, they are able to take some of manual work out of the charging process by identifying what the battery type is and what it requires for an optimal charge.
Expanding on their iD charger line is EZ-Peak Live charger and companion smartphone app (for iOS and Android). Using the same battery identification tech as with previous EZ-Peak charging systems, the new “Live” varient adds Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to monitor the charging process as well as make adjustments.
Don’t worry if your machine isn’t running the latest Traxxas-branded batteries, as the EZ-Peak Live charger is able to charge and maintain packs with the 1st Generation Traxxxas High-Current Connector, LiPo Balance Connector (without iD), the High-Current Connector (with iD) and High-Current Connectors with Integraded Balance Wires (and iD).
Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Specifications:
- AC Input: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 1.5A
- Charge Current Range: 1.0—12.0A
- Discharge Current Range: 665mAh
- Current Drain for Balance Ports: 665mAh
- NiMH Battery Cell Count: 5-8 Cells
- LiPo Cell Count: 2-4 Cells
- Net Weight: 526g
- Dimensions: 133 x 169 x 55mm
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