This is the ProTek R/C "Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC" AC/DC Battery Charger. The next generation of Prodigy has arrived. The Prodigy Touch 625 DUO AC features an intuitive and easy-to-use touch screen interface with no physical buttons to wear out. Two independently-controlled 200 Watt internal power supplies provide a staggering 25 amps of charge current - per channel - making the Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC an excellent choice for both surface and aircraft enthusiasts.
The 625 DUO Touch AC also provides important information during the charging process, including a data graph, internal resistance of the battery and individual cell voltage. Additional features include adjustable per-cell end voltage, worldwide voltage compatibility, automatic cell count recognition, and a Digital Power setting that allows you to power additional DC powered equipment when you aren't charging a battery. These features only scratch the surface of what the Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC delivers.
There's a reason some of the most respected R/C professionals in the world use ProTek R/C. Pick up the Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC today and see for yourself.
This charger features a Hi-Voltage LiHV mode that allows you to safely charge Hi-Voltage LiHV capable batteries. You can adjust the charging end voltage of this mode up to 4.40V per cell, which is considerably higher than 4.20V per cell of an ordinary LiPo battery. Charging at this higher end voltage requires a Hi-Voltage LiHV capable battery, but the power gains are significant to the overall punch and power for the R/C model. But please note: battery voltages exceeding 4.20V per cell is prohibited from sanctioned racing rules, such as ROAR, IFMAR, etc.
Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC Features:
- Dual Channel Touch Screen Digital AC/DC Balance Charger
- Maximum 25A Charge Current, up to 200W Per Channel
- Maximum 5A Discharge Current, up to 30W Per Channel
- 100V - 240V AC Input
- 11.0V - 18.0V DC Input Voltage Range
- 5V/2.1A USB Port
- Automatic Lithium Cell Count Recognition
- LiPo, LiHV, Nickel & Lead Acid Compatible
- Adjustable Charge End Voltage
- Simple & Efficient User Interface
- ±0.01 Balance Tolerance Range
- Microprocessor Controlled
- Multiple Safety Functions
- Individual Cell Balancing
- Heavy Duty Metal Case
- Delta-Peak Sensitivity
- Back-Light Screen
- Efficient Heat Sink
DC Input Voltage: 11.0V - 18.0V
Charge Power: 200W x2
Discharge Power: 30W x2
Charge Current: 0.1 - 25A x2
Discharge Current: 0.1 - 5.0A x2
Balance Current: 400mA/cell
LiPo/LiHV/LiFe Cell Count: 1-6S
NiMH/NiCd Cell Count: 1-16 cells
Pb Battery Voltage: 2-24V
- (1) Prodigy 625 DUO Touch AC Charger
- (1) DC Power Input Cable w/XT60 Connector
- (2) XH Type LiPo Balance Board
- (1) AC Power Input Cable
- (2) Bullet to T-Plug Charge Lead
- (1) Touch Screen Stylus Pen
- (1) Alligator Clip Charge Lead
- (2) Alligator Clips
NOTE: Included power cord is only compatible with Type B 110V outlets. "Type E/F" (PTK-5316), "Type G" (PTK-5317), and "Type I" (PTK-5318) power cords are available and must be purchased separately.
How To Calculate Your Charging Needs
To determine if this charger is suitable for your application, you must perform this calculation to determine the maximum amp rate the charger can supply. Divide the Watts of the charger by the Voltage of the battery pack. This will tell you the maximum amp rate the charger can deliver (Watts / Voltage = Amps). For example, if using the Touch 625 AC and a 6S LiPo battery, you would divide 200 Watts by 22.2 Volts to realize a 9 Amp charge rate. This means that the charger can supply a maximum of 9 amps to a 22.2 Volt 6S battery. This amp rate will gradually reduce as the battery voltage increases during the charge cycle.
LiPo Battery & Charger Warnings:
1) DO NOT leave the battery in your model when charging
2) DO NOT leave unattended when charging
3) ALWAYS balance charge the battery
4) ALWAYS use a LiPo charging bag
5) YOU MUST use a Li-Poly specific charger to charge the pack (NiMH or NiCd only chargers WILL NOT WORK!)
6) YOU MUST not over discharge the Li-Poly battery pack
7) READ & UNDERSTAND the instructions carefully before operating this battery
WARNING NOTE: This charger is not recommended for use with Traxxas batteries with ID connectors or Spektrum Smart batteries with IC connectors. Charging batteries equipped with ID or IC connectors may require additional steps in order to safely balance charge your Lipo batteries. Please refer to your vehicle or aircraft owner’s manual for recommended batteries and charging equipment.
This product was added to our catalog on February 28, 2017
Love the touch screen. Even comes with a little stylus. Multi configurations for memory enables you to save any of your settings to a specific memory setting. Recall it from the charge screen and you're good to go! Even charges LiHv.
Relatively quiet for the size and how much juice it can provide. Love the dual ports. True 200w/ channel charging. You can even discharge on one side and charge on the other! MUST BUY!
The measurements per cell are accurate, no abnormal heating observed so far and the ventilation is not too noisy.
In short, very good product for a reasonable price.
Final Review 12/16/19 - Well the new charger has the same problems as the first. If you power up the charger with batteries connected, the screens will likely be blank. So I just power up the charger first. I’ve never done it this way with other chargers for safety reasons but I can live with this. The internal resistance problem still exists on the new charger. Channel two is always about twice what you see on channel one. As noted above, I know channel two is wrong. Since I know channel one is correct and I have a really good IR meter, I’m living with this issue as well. Other than these problems, the charger works great and suits my needs.