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Smart PowerCharge Vs DJI HEX Charger
87 5 2017-4-20 19:49:32
MrSilicon
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So I need a charger that will charge i1 batteries simultaneously, and I'm looking the Smart Powercharge and the DJI HEX.

The pros and cons I've found for both are:

Smart Powercharge ($700AUD)
Pros: Can deep cycle, charges slightly faster, seems more durable.
Cons: About $200 more expensive, charges only 4x batts, bulkier.

DJI HEX ($500AUD)
Pros: Cheaper, charges 6x batts.
Cons: No deep cycle, slower charging.

What do you guys think? Deep cycle would be a plus, but I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $200

Is there anything I'm missing?

Cheers!
2017-4-20 19:49:32
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RichJ53
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Hi Si

  Edit:  Sorry, you are talking about the charger for the Inspire 1  not I2 (yet)   

I really like my SPC for the Inspire 1 ...... I have had my charging system for over 1 year and it works perfectly, it has been covered many times in the forums. You can get a beta FW update to have this unit set for a storage charge level also. 4X batteries, 2 devices and 2 remotes all at the same time. It is spendy but worth the price IMO.



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2017-4-20 20:30:53
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MrSilicon
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If money was no object I would definitely lean toward the SPC, but I do like the fact that the HEX charges 6 batts at once, plus two remotes.

Like I said deep cycling would be a plus, but I've done it myself in the past without too much issue.

Tough choice!
2017-4-21 19:37:25
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MrSilicon Posted at 2017-4-21 19:37
If money was no object I would definitely lean toward the SPC, but I do like the fact that the HEX charges 6 batts at once, plus two remotes.

Like I said deep cycling would be a plus, but I've done it myself in the past without too much issue.


I understand your point but, the SPC has over a 400 watt power supply for charging 4 batteries and the DJI HEX only uses the stock Inspire 1 180 watt power supply. That is certainly very light on power to charge 6 at one time. That is not counting the remotes and devices too.
I do not mean to be negative on this choice..

Sorry, the math does not add up on this one.

Rich
2017-4-21 20:54:05
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MrSilicon
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RichJ53 Posted at 2017-4-21 20:54
I understand your point but, the SPC has over a 400 watt power supply for charging 4 batteries and the DJI HEX only uses the stock Inspire 1 180 watt power supply. That is certainly very light on power to charge 6 at one time. That is not counting the remotes and devices too.
I do not mean to be negative on this choice..

How long does it take you to charge 4x batteries from around 20-30% with the SPC?

I did see a video where the hex charged 6x TB47S batteries in 1h 48min from 20%
**Update**
I just convinced a retailer to sell me their display model SPC for $100 off. That solves that problem!

2017-4-21 23:42:20
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MrSilicon Posted at 2017-4-21 23:42
How long does it take you to charge 4x batteries from around 20-30% with the SPC?

I did see a video where the hex charged 6x TB47S batteries in 1h 48min from 20%

I am sure you will like it

I have not timed my battery charging (sorry to say).   I believe that it should charge TB47  fully in about 80 minutes.  please remember that this is all 4 batteries at once, plus 2 remotes , 2 devices too    

That's my best guess  
Rich
2017-4-22 20:05:18
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