There are a lot of chargers out there. But there's only one that started with the design of R/C Car Action's 2010 Readers' Choice Award winner — and went it one better: the Onyx 235.
The Onyx 235 improves on the features of the proven 230 with balancing and other extras drivers have asked for. The additions make the model 235 the most versatile Onyx charger yet and a great buy for every modeler.
The Model 235 is the most versatile Onyx charger to date. With charge rates of 0.1-8A, it's the right choice for nitro and electric cars and boats, as well as transmitter and receiver packs. It peak charges up to 10 NiCd or NiMH cells, balances and charges up to 4 lithium cells (including LiFeSource LiFe packs) and includes adapters for the five most common battery connectors. In addition to radio battery and balancing jacks, the Onyx 235 also includes a USB jack for charging cell phones, music players and other accessories at the track, plus a mini USB jack for downloading firmware. Detachable AC and DC power cords, a backlit LCD visible under all lighting conditions and a 5-year warranty round out its impressive performance options and protection.
SpecificationsStock Number: DTXP4235AC input: 110V 60Hz—240V 50Hz, 50WDC input: 11-15V, 70WBattery types: 1-10 NiCd or NiMH (1.2-12.0V) 1-4 LiPo, LiIon or LiFe (3.7-14.8V)Battery capacity range: 50-9900mAhFast charge current: 0.1-8.0A linear, adjustable (4C limit for lithiums; 5A limit w/AC input)Fast charge termination:Peak detection (NiCd/MH cells) cc/cv (lithium cells) Fast charge safety timer: off-300 minutesNiCd/MH peak sensitivity: 3-20mV, adjustableNiCd/MH trickle current: 1/20 fast charge setting (auto mode) or 0-250 mA (manual set) Lithium balancing accuracy: 5mV per cellLithium balancing adapters (2): ElectriFly & FlightPower/Thunder PowerControls: 4 push buttonsBattery memories: 10Display type: 2x8 reversed, backlit LCD Data Displayed: input, output and peak voltage (packs), balancing voltages (cells) & charge current, capacity and time. Setup tones: on / offAudible melodies: 5Output connections*: banana jacks; balancing jack; universal jack (for radio packs); USB jack (for cell phones & music players); mini USB jack (for firmware downloads)Protective Devices: solid-state reverse polarity and current overloadCooling system: FanCase Size: 6.3 x 5.3 x 1.7 in (160 x 134 x 43 mm)Weight: 19.7 oz (559 g, w/DC cord attached)