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Skyrc Imax B6 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction.........................01 Special features........................02 Lithium polymer balance charge program connection diagram ..........04 Warning and safety notes.....................05 Program flow chart.......................10 Initial parameter setup (users set up) ..................12 Charging of lithium battery....................16 Balance charging of lithium battery..................17 Fast charging of lithium battery .....................18 Storage control of lithium battery ...................19...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Introduction Thank you for purchasing the iMAX-B6 Professional Balance Charger by iMAX. This product is a rapid charger with a high performance microprocessor and specialized operating software. Please read this entire operating manual completely and attentively before using this product, as it covers a wide range of information on operating and safety.
  • Page 4: Special Features

    SPECIAL FEATURES Special features Optimized operating software IMAX-B6 features the so-called AUTO function that set the feeding current during the process of charging or discharging. Especially for Lithium batteries, it can prevent the overcharging which may lead to an explosion due to the user's fault. It can disconnect the circuit automatically and alarm once detecting any malfunction.
  • Page 5 SPECIAL FEATURES Maximum safety Delta-peak sensitivity: The automatic charge termination program based on the principle of the Delta-peak voltage detection. When the battery's voltage exceeds the threshold, the process will be terminated automatically. Automatic charging current limit You can set up the upper limit of the charging current when charging your NiCd or NiMH battery; it is useful for the NiMH battery of low impedance and capacity in the 'AUTO' charging mode.
  • Page 6: Lithium Polymer Balance Charge Program Connection Diagram

    LITHIUM POLYMER BALANCE CHARGE PROGRAM CONNECTION DIAGRAM Lithium polymer balance charge program connection diagram This diagram shows the correct way to connect your battery to the IMAX-B6 while charging in the balance charge program mode only. WARNING: Failure to connect as shown in this diagram will damage this charger. The main battery leads must be connected along with the balance lead connector as shown before charging your battery ..
  • Page 7: Warning And Safety Notes

    WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES These warnings and safety notes are particularly important.Please follow the instructions for maximum safety; otherwise the charger and the battery can be damagedor at worst it can cause a fire. Never leave the charger unattended when it is connected to its power supply. If any malfunction is found, TERMINATE THE PROCESS AT ONCE and refer to the operation manual.
  • Page 8 WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES NiCd/NiMH Voltage level: 1.2V/cell Allowable fast charge current: 1C-2C (depends on the performance of cell) Discharge voltage cut off level: 0.85V/cell (NiCd), 1.0V/cell(NiMH) Li-ion Voltage level: 3.6V/cell Max. charge voltage: 4.1V/cell Allowable fast charge current: 1C or less Min.
  • Page 9 WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES To avoid short circuit between the charge lead always connect the charge cable to the charger first, then connect the battery. Reverse the sequence when disconnecting. Do not connect more than one battery pack to this charger at any one time. Never attempt to charge or discharge the following types of batteries.
  • Page 10 WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES Please bear in mind the following points before commencing charging: “ Did you select the appropriate program suitable for the type of battery you are charging? “ Did you set up adequate current for charging or discharging? “...
  • Page 11 WARNING AND SAFETY NOTES Always refer to the manual by the battery manufacturer pertaining to charging methods, recommended charging current and charging time. Especially, the Lithium battery should be charged according the charging instruction provided by the manufacturer strictly. Attention should be paid to the connection of Lithium battery especially. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack arbitrarily.
  • Page 12: Program Flow Chart

    PROGRAM FLOW CHART Program flow chart Continue on next page!
  • Page 13 PROGRAM FLOW CHART Program flow chart...
  • Page 14: Initial Parameter Setup (Users Set Up)

    INITIAL PARAMETER SETUP (USERS SET UP) As default this charger will be set to typical user settings when it is connected to DC 11~18V for the first time. The screen displays the following information in sequence and the user can change the parameter on each screen.
  • Page 15 INITIAL PARAMETER SETUP (USERS SET UP) This shows the trigger voltage for automatic charge termination of NiMH and NiCd battery. The effective value ranges from 5 to 20mV per cell. If the trigger voltage is set higher, there is a danger of overcharging the battery; if DEC INC it is set lower, there is a possibility of premature termination.
  • Page 16 INITIAL PARAMETER SETUP (USERS SET UP) The battery becomes warm after cycles of charge/discharge process. The program will insert a time delay after each charge/discharge process to LiFe allow the battery enough time to cool down before beginning next cycle of V.Type 3.3V charge/discharge process.
  • Page 17 INITIAL PARAMETER SETUP (USERS SET UP) The program provides maximum capacity protection function. If the Delta- LiFe peak voltage can not be detected or the safety timer times out, the charge V.Type 3.3V process will stop automatically, when the battery reaches the user-set maximum charge capacity, The beep to confirm users' operation sounds every time a button is pressed.
  • Page 18: Charging Of Lithium Battery

    Charging of Lithium battery Charging of lithium battery The left side of the first line shows the type of battery you choose. NiMH Sensitivity The value on the left of the second line of the charger is current D.Peak Default u s e r s e t , A f t e r s e t t i n g t h e c u r r e n t a n d v o l t a g e , p r e s s START/ENTER key for more than 3 seconds to start the process.(charge current: 0.1-5.0A, voltage: 3.7-22.2V).
  • Page 19: Balance Charging Of Lithium Battery

    BALANCE CHARGING OF LITHIUM BATTERY Balance charging of lithium battery The left side of the first line shows the type of battery you choose. NiMH Sensitivity The value on the left of the second line of the charger is current D.Peak Default u s e r s e t , A f t e r s e t t i n g t h e c u r r e n t a n d v o l t a g e , p r e s s...
  • Page 20: Fast Charging Of Lithium Battery

    FAST CHARGING OF LITHIUM BATTERY Fast charging of lithium battery The value on the left side of the second lines sets the charge NiCd Sensitivity current. The value on the right side of the second lines sets the D.Peak Default battery pack's voltage.
  • Page 21: Storage Control Of Lithium Battery

    STORAGE CONTROL OF LITHIUM BATTERY Storage control of lithium battery At this screen, you can set up the current and voltage of the battery pack. Charging and discharging will make the batteries come to the voltage level of “storage” state. Batt type Start ‘>3 seconds’...
  • Page 22: Discharging Of Lithium Battery

    DISCHARGING OF LITHIUM BATTERY Discharging of lithium battery The value of discharge current on the left can not exceed 1C, and the NiCd Sensitivity value on the right can not be under the voltage recommended by the D.Peak Default manufacturer to avoid deep discharging. Press START/ENTER for more than 3 seconds to start discharging.
  • Page 23: Charging Of Nicd/Nimh Battery

    CHARGING OF NICD/NIMH BATTERY Charging of NiCd/NiMH battery This program is for charging of NiCd/NiMH batteries associated with R/C NiCd Sensitivity models applications. You can press START/ENTER key to make it blink D.Peak Default and then INC or DEC to change the parameter value. Press START/ENTER key to store the value.
  • Page 24: Discharge Of Nicd/Nimh Battery

    DISCHARGE OF NICD/NIMH BATTERY Discharge of NiCd/NiMH battery Set charge current on the left and the final voltage on the right. Range of the charge current is 0.1-1.0A; range of final voltage is 0.1-25.0V. Press START/ENTER key for more than 3 seconds to start the program.
  • Page 25: Charge/Discharge And Discharge/Charge Cycle Of Nicd/Nimh Battery

    CHARGE/DISCHARGE AND DISCHARGE/CHARGE CYCLE OF NICD/NIMH BATTERY Charge/discharge and discharge/charge cycle of NiCd/NiMH battery You can set up sequence on the left and the number of cycles on the NiCd Sensitivity right. Range of the cycle number is 1-5. D.Peak Default Batt type Start...
  • Page 26: Charging Of The Pb Battery

    CHARGING OF THE PB BATTERY Charging of the Pb battery Set up the charge current on the left and nominal voltage on the right. Range of current is 0.1-5.0A, the voltage should match the battery being charged. Press START/ENTER key for more than 3 seconds to start charging.
  • Page 27: Discharging Of The Pb Battery

    DISCHARGING OF THE PB BATTERY Discharging of the Pb battery Set up the charge current on the left and nominal voltage on the right. Range of discharge current is 0.1-1.0A, the voltage should match the battery being charged. Press START/ENTER key for more than 3 seconds to start charging.
  • Page 28: Storage Data Program

    STORAGE DATA P ROGRAM Storage data program For your convenience, IMAX-B6 has a data storage and load program. It can store five battery data representing the respective specifications of batteries. You can call back the data when charging or discharging without setting up the program again. Press START/ENTER key to make it blink, and use INC or DEC to set up the parameter.
  • Page 29: Load Data Program

    LOAD DATA P ROGRAM Load data program This program is to load the data stored at the “save data” program. Press START/ENTER key to make the data field blink and press INC or DEC for more than 3 seconds to load the data. Start Enter Choose the data number you want to call back.
  • Page 30: Various Information In The Program

    VARIOUS INFORMATION IN THE PROGRAM Various information in the program You can inquire various information on the LCD screen during the charging and discharging process. Press DEC key, the charger will display users' setting. You can press INC key to monitor voltage of each cell while the battery is connected with each port of the charger.
  • Page 31: Warning And Error Message

    WARNING AND ERROR MESSAGE Warning and error message IMAX-B6 incorporates a variety of functions for the systems to verify processes and the state of the electronics. In case of an error the screen will display the cause of error and emit an audible sound.
  • Page 32 WARNING AND ERROR MESSAGE Warning and error message The voltage is higher than which is set. Please check the number of cells in the battery pack. Voltage of one cell in the battery pack is too low, please check the voltage of each cell.
  • Page 33: Recommended Accessories

    RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES 60W Switching Software Kit Temperature EH Adaptor Power Supply Sensor Cable XH Adaptor TP/FP Adaptor HP/PQ Adaptor Dean charging cable TRAXXAS charging cable Glow charging cable Bullet charging cable Tamiya charging cable EC3 charging cable Crocodile clip Futaba RX charging cable charging cable...
  • Page 34: Conformity Declaration

    CONFORMITY DECLARATION IMAX-B6 satisfy all relevant and mandatory EC directives and FCC Part 15 Subpart B: 2008 For EC directives: The product has been tested to meet the following technical standards: This symbol means that you must dispose of electrical from the General household waste when it reaches the end of its useful life.
  • Page 35: Maximum Circuit Power Chart

    MAXIMUM CIRCUIT POWER CHART The total circuit power of this charger; (1) Charge : 50 Watts, (2)Discharge: 5Watts For the voltage of battery more than 10V, the actual amount of charge current delivered to the battery will automatically be limited. The actual feeding current will be as follows;...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Operating voltage range: DC 11~18 Volts Circuit power: Max. Charge power 50Watts Max. Discharge power 5Watts Charge current range: 0.1~5.0A Discharge current range: 0.1~1.0A Current drain for balancing Li-Po/Ion/Fe: 200mA/cell Li-ion/Fe/Polymer cell count: 1~6cells NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1~15cells Pb battery voltage: 2V~20V(1~10cells) Temperature sensor port:...