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Q200
AC/DC Quattro Charger

Instruction Manual

[Version 1.1]

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    Q200 AC/DC Quattro Charger Instruction Manual [Version 1.1]...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Battery Memory Set and Call Out................... System Setting........................ Battery Voltage Meter...................... Battery Resistance Meter....................Warning and Error Message................... Using The Charge Control Software “Charge Master”..........Firmware Update......................User Voltage Calibration....................Apps for Q200........................SetContains........................Specifications........................Conformity Declaration....................Commonly Used Terms....................Warranty And Service......................
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Congratulations on your choice of SKYRC Q200 AC/DC Quattro Charger. This unit is simple to use, but the operation of a sophisticated automatic charger such as SKYRC Q200 does require some knowledge on the part of the user. These operating instructions are designed to ensure that you quickly become familiar with its functions.
  • Page 4 Channel D Cooling Micro USB Port for PC Link USB Port 5V/2.1A Temperature Channel C Sensor Port Channel A Balance Power Lead Socket Switch Output Socket 4mm Banana Plug Channel B AC Input DC Input 11-18V 100-240V · 02 Q200...
  • Page 5: Special Features

    Special Features Four-channel Charger SKYRC Q200 allows you to connect 4 batteries to one charger simultaneously, the charger will intelligently and automatically charge 4 batteries at once to their maximum capacities. And the batteries being charged do not even need to have the same cell configuration or same battery chemistry.
  • Page 6 Special Features Optimized Operating Software SKYRC Q200 features the so-called AUTO function that sets the feeding current during the process of charging or discharging. Especially for lithium batteries, it can prevent the overcharging which may lead to battery explosion due to the user's fault. It can disconnect the circuit automatically and alarm when detecting some malfunction.
  • Page 7 Special Features Supports Various Types of Lithium Batteries SKYRC Q200 supports various types of lithium batteries, such as LiPo, LiIon and the new LiFe series of batteries. LiHV Mode Available The additional LiHV mode is able to charge the new generation of LiPo and LiIon batteries with a higher end of charge voltage (4.35V).
  • Page 8 This function is available by connecting optional temperature probe, which is not included in the package. Processing Time Limit: You can also limit the maximum process time to avoid unforeseeable problems. USB Power 5V/2.1A You can charge your phone and tablet using the built-in USB power output port. · 06 Q200...
  • Page 9: Warning And Safety Notes

    3.0-3.3V/cell 2.9-3.2V/cell 2.6-2.9V/cell 3.1-3.4V/cell Voltage Be very careful to choose the correct voltage for different types of batteries, or otherwise you may cause damage to the batteries. Incorrect settings could cause the cells to catch fire or explode. Q200 07 ·...
  • Page 10 Especially, the lithium battery should be charged strictly according to the charging instruction provided by the manufacturer. Special attention should be paid to the connection of lithium battery. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack arbitrarily. · 08 Q200...
  • Page 11 - Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. - Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Q200 09 ·...
  • Page 12: Program Flow Chart

    ENTER [ BATT MEMORY 3 ] START Pb CHARGE ENTER CHARGER [ BATT MEMORY 3 ] SAVE PROGRAM SAVE PROGRAM Pb 4.0V (2S ) 3.3A 4.0V(2P) LOAD…… C:3.3A D:1.5A SAVE…. ENTER ENTER STARG/ENTER>3s Pb DISCHARGE 1.5A 4.0V(2P) · 10 Q200...
  • Page 13: Explanation Of Buttons

    When you are ready to start the program, press and hold the START/ENTER button for 3 seconds. When you want to stop the program or go back to the previous step/screen, press the BATT PROG/STOP button once. Q200 11 ·...
  • Page 14: Power And Battery Connection

    Power and Battery Connection 1. Connecting to power source There are two kinds of inputs for SKYRC Q200, DC 11-18V and AC 100-240V. AC 100-240V power source connection. 12V DC Battery / DC power supply connection. · 12 Q200...
  • Page 15 BATT/PROGRAM BAL.Connection SYSTEM SETTING The balance wire attached to the battery must be connected to the charger with the black wire aligned with the negative marking. Ensure correct polarity! 2) NiMH/NiCd or Pb Battery Connection NiMH Q200 13 ·...
  • Page 16: Power Distribution

    2) Operating in DC mode Please connect SKYRC Q200 to AC/DC power supply with the supplied DC input cable. You could also use terminal clips with DC connectors and attach them directly to 12V car batteries. It is critically important that you use either a fully charged 13.8V car battery or a high quality AC/DC power supply in the range of 11-18V DC output with minimum power 400W or higher to ensure reliable performance.
  • Page 17: Lithium Battery Program (Lipo/Life/Lilon/Lihv)

    INC and DEC to change the value and press START/ ENTER to confirm your setting. START/ENTER Program Start LiPo BALANCE CHG 2.0A 11.1V (3S) Press and hold START/ENTER for 3 seconds to start the program. START/ENTER > 3 Seconds Q200 15 ·...
  • Page 18 FINISHED” and the charger will emit a ringing sound. The charger also displays battery voltage, charging capacity and [ Time: 00: 45: 32 ] elapsed time. 16.8V 2600mAh Program Stop During the charging process, press STOP to stop the charging process. · 16 Q200...
  • Page 19: Various Information During The Process

    Temperature probe needs to be connected to show external temperature. Int. Temp 37°C Temp Cut-Off Cut off temperature.     Safety Time Safety timer ON and duration of time in minutes. ON 200min Capacity Cut-Off Capacity cut-off ON and value of the set capacity limit. 5000mAh Q200 17 ·...
  • Page 20: Nimh/Nicd Battery Program

    NiMH/NiCd charge modes: Charge, Auto Charge, Discharge, Re-Peak and Cycle. Selecting the Battery Type: After powering on the Q200, press the INC or DEC button repeatedly until you reach the appropriate program for the battery type you wish to charge. For this example we have chosen the “NiMH BATT“...
  • Page 21 Follow the instructions provided on your battery when setting the voltage cut-off. The Q200 will stop discharging when the battery has reached the preset voltage cut-off. Press and hold the START button for 3 seconds to start discharging.
  • Page 22 A five-minute cool-down delay occurs after each re-peak charge. IN RE-PEAK MODE, THE Q200 USES THE CHARGE AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGE SETTINGS ENTERED IN CHARGE MODE.
  • Page 23 Once the cycling process is complete, the screen will read “END: CYCLE” and the charger will emit a ringing sound. The Q200 will display the charge/discharge capacity for each cycle. Using the + and - buttons, you can scroll through this data for each cycle.
  • Page 24: Pb Lead-Acid Battery Program

    Pb Lead-Acid Battery Program Additional NiMH/NiCd Process Information: During the NiMH/NiCd battery charging/discharging process the Q200 can display a variety of information. Using the INC or DEC buttons, you can also view the following information: Delta Peak Voltage In Power Voltage...
  • Page 25 Additional Pb Process Information: During the Pb battery charging/discharging process the Q200 can display a variety of information. Using the INC or DEC buttons you can also view the following information: Capacity cut-...
  • Page 26: Battery Memory Set And Call Out

    Set the discharge current (0.1-2.0A). 2.0A DEC INC DSCH VOLTAGE Set the discharge cut-off voltage (3.0-3.3V/Cell). 3.0V/CELL DEC INC TVC=YOUR RISK Set the terminal charge voltage (4.18-4.25V). 4.20V DEC INC SAVE PROGRAM Press ENTER to save the program. ENTER START/ENTER · 24 Q200...
  • Page 27 LiPo 11.1V(3S) button to confirm the selection. Press the START button again and hold it to recall the selected memory. Press and hold the START button for 3 seconds to start the LiPo BALANCE program. 2.5A 11.1V(3S) Q200 25 ·...
  • Page 28: System Setting

    80 C/176 F Celsius You can choose the temperature to be Temperature Unit displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit Celsius Rest time allows the battery to cool down Rest Time 1-60Min between charging/discharging cycle. CHG>DCHG 10Min · 26 Q200...
  • Page 29 Max Charge Power for CH A/CH B 100W Max Charge Power for CH C/CH D 50W Load Factory Set Press ENTER to load factory default settings. Enter It indicates the hardware and firmware Version version. HW:1.00 SW: 1.00 Q200 27 ·...
  • Page 30: Battery Voltage Meter

    BATT METER START ENTER 4.20 4.19 4.19 V The screen indicates each cell's voltage. 4.18 4.18 4.19 V The screen indicates the total voltage, the highest MAIN 25.13V cell voltage and the lowest cell voltage. H4.200V L4.182V · 28 Q200...
  • Page 31: Battery Resistance Meter

    Press the START/ENTER to enter the Battery BATT/PROGRAM Resistance program. BATT RESISTANCE Start Enter 012 005 005 mΩ The screen indicates each cell's resistance. mΩ The screen indicates the total resistance, the highest TATAL:28mΩ H:12mΩ L:5mΩ resistance and the lowest resistance. Q200 29 ·...
  • Page 32: Warning And Error Message

    The charging time is longer than the maximum charging OVER TIME LIMIT time which the user has set. The battery voltage is higher than the maximum voltage BATTERY WAS FULL which the user has set when charging in balance mode. · 30 Q200...
  • Page 33: Using The Charge Control Software "Charge Master

    You can control, monitor and operate the charger via computer. The “Charge Master” can be downloaded from www.skyrc.com. Firmware Update Follow the instructions below to update the firmware for Q200. 1. Download the firmware (File Name: Q200_Update_VX.XX.exe) from www.skyrc.com. 2. Power the charger and Press START button once.
  • Page 34: User Voltage Calibration

    User Voltage Calibration During the manufacturing process every Q200 production unit gets tested and calibrated after highest factory standards. Ambitious users who trust their own expensive equipment more or who prefer their personal fluke to serve as reference have the possibility to adjust the Q200 factory calibration by a few counts.
  • Page 35: Apps For Q200

    2.Connect the batteries to the corresponding channels. 3.On your mobile device, enable Bluetooth function. 4. Launch the Q200 APP. If you are using the APP for the first time follow the on-screen instructions to setup the password. (Password 5793 is reserved for system using, please don’t use it.)
  • Page 36 Apps for Q200 5.Select battery type, cells and charging methods. (Figure 1) 6.Select charging current and discharging current and push START. (Figure 2) Revo Revo Revo 15:53 15:53 15:53 CH. A CH. B CH. C CH. D Back CH. A CH.
  • Page 37 Apps for Q200 8. Adding charging program Revo Revo Revo 15:53 15:53 15:53 CH. A CH. B CH. C CH. D CH. A CH. B CH. C CH. D Edit Cancel Save LiPo 6Cell BAL.CHARGE Battery Battery Operation Type Cells...
  • Page 38: SetContains

    The Set Contains 1. SKYRC Q200 Charger 2. XH Adaptor X 4 3. Charging Cable X 2 4. Banana Connectors with XT60 Connector Charging Cable X 4 5. Power Cord · 36 Q200...
  • Page 39: Specifications

    Discharge Wattage: 10Wx4 Balance Cells: 2-6 cells Memory: 10x4 Different Charge/Discharge Profiles Charge Method: CC/CV for Lithium Types and Lead (Pb) Batteries Delta-peak Sensitivity for NiMH/NiCd. Bluetooth Communication: Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy) Range: 20 meters (65 Feet) Q200 37 ·...
  • Page 40: Conformity Declaration

    Conformity Declaration Q200 satisfy all relevant and mandatory CE directives and FCC Part 15 Subpart B: 2016. For EC directives: The product has been tested to meet the following technical standards: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM...
  • Page 41: Commonly Used Terms

    -.LiHV: multiply the total number of cells in the pack by 3.7V. A 4-cell LiHV wired in series will have a nominal voltage of 14.8 volts (4x3.7). If the nominal voltage of the battery is not printed on the battery's label, consult your battery manufacturer or supplier. Do not guess the rated voltage of battery. Q200 39 ·...
  • Page 42: Warranty And Service

    Liability exclusion This charger is designed and approved exclusively for use with the types of battery stated in this Instruction Manual. SkyRC accepts no liability of any kind if the charger is used for any purpose other than that stated.
  • Page 43 This content is subject to change. Latest version can be downloaded from www.skyrc.com If you have any question about this document, please contact SkyRC by sending a message to info@skyrc.cn All Rights Reserved. All specifications and figures are subject to change without notice. FCC ID:REY-Q200 Printed in China 2016.07...