S250 AC 2x50W Smart Charger

Spektrum - Item No. SPMXC2060
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The 2-channel S250 Smart AC Charger — from the new "Generation 2" of Spektrum Smart electronics — brings today's most advanced and user-friendly charging technology to RC pilots and drivers of all skill levels.

(1) S250 2x50W AC Smart Charger

(1) AC Power Cord

(1) ) S250 2x50W AC Smart Charger Manual

Advanced, user-friendly Smart G2 charging technology that fits into any hobby budget

Includes selectable IC3® and IC5® charging ports — no separate adapters required

Charges AND balances Smart G2 batteries with one simple IC3® or IC5® connection — no separate balance lead needed

Charges 1 - 4S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon/LiHV, 1 - 12S NiCd and 1 - 12S Smart NiMH batteries

Delivers 2x50W of charging power and charges two batteries simultaneously or use a single channel for up to 80W of power.

Introduction

The Spektrum Smart S250 2x50W Charger provides easy charging for all modelers, especially using Smart batteries — with Auto Charge simplicity, one-connection balancing, IC3® or IC5® output ports for adapter-free convenience, and more. The Smart technology ecosystem give users the most advanced and easiest-to-use battery and charging technology.

Features

  • Advanced, user-friendly Smart G2 charging technology that fits into any hobby budget
  • Delivers 2x50W of charging power and charges two batteries simultaneously or use a single channel for up to 80W of power.
  • Includes selectable IC3® and IC5® charging ports — no separate adapters required
  • Charges AND balances Smart G2 batteries with one simple IC3® or IC5® connection — no separate balance lead needed
  • Charges 1 - 4S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon/LiHV, 1 - 12S NiCd and 1 - 12S Smart NiMH batteries
  • Color LCD screen interface features intuitive menus, icons and navigation tools
  • Clock counts down remaining charge time until your Smart battery is fully charged and ready to use
  • Charges virtually any Smart battery
  • Auto Charge recognizes Smart battery charging parameters and starts charging automatically when connected
  • USB-C input for updating firmware
  • Includes an efficient, low-noise cooling fan

Overview

With up to 50W power per channel or 80W on one channel for faster charging, plus the ability to charge batteries on either the IC3® or IC5® integrated output ports, the Spektrum Smart S250 2x50W Charger delivers a versatile and truly hassle-free charging experience. The S250 charger works with virtually any Smart battery and is backwards compatible with EC3 and EC5 connectors. Use it together with Smart G1 or G2 batteries and you'll be amazed by its incredible functionality and performance.

The S250 Smart AC Charger makes battery charging the easiest it has ever been. Its Auto Charge feature recognizes your Smart battery's parameters, such as chemistry type and charge rate, and begins safe, correct charging automatically when the charge lead is connected. A clock on the charger's screen counts down the time until your Smart battery is fully charged and ready to use.

Balancing Smart G2 batteries is just as simple. The S250 charger will balance your Smart G2 LiPo packs through the same, single IC connection used for charging. No separate, confusing balance leads are required.

The S250 Smart AC Charger's user interface features fresh, intuitive menus, icons, and navigation tools. Its clear, easily understandable indicators of Smart battery history and performance provide the information you need to make the best decisions about your batteries when putting gear together for a day at the field or track.

The USB-C port is exclusively for firmware updating so you always have the latest version. The S250 Smart AC Charger also includes a cooling fan, detachable power cord, and sleek case that fits perfectly on your workbench and in your pit or field bag.

SELECT IC3<sup>®</sup> or IC5<sup>®</sup> CHARGING OUTPUT
SELECT IC3® or IC5® CHARGING OUTPUT

The Spektrum S250 Smart AC Charger includes IC3® and IC5® output ports for charging your Smart batteries without adapters. Use the slider to select either the IC3® or IC5® port and then charge your battery — at up to 50W power per channel or 80W on one channel for fast charging. You can charge AND balance Smart G2 batteries with one simple IC3® or IC5® connection. No separate balance lead is required.

 

IMPROVED USER INTERFACE
IMPROVED USER INTERFACE

To provide the easiest, most helpful, and most hassle-free charging experience, the S250 Smart AC Charger includes a color LCD screen and updated user interface with improved menus, icons, and navigation tools — plus non-slip, easy to use buttons. For maximum safety, simplicity, and charging ease, a new Auto Charge feature recognizes Smart battery charging parameters as soon as you connect your pack and begins proper charging automatically.

 

CHARGE TIME REMAINING CLOCK
CHARGE TIME REMAINING CLOCK

In real time, a clock on the S250 Smart AC charger's screen counts down the minutes until your Smart battery is fully charged and ready to be used.

 

SLEEK CASE DESIGN
SLEEK CASE DESIGN

The charger's sleek case fits perfectly on your workbench and in your pit or field bag. Its power cord is detachable for easy transport. USB-C input and output ports enable you to update charger firmware and to charge secondary devices. Other features include sleep mode and low-noise cooling fan.

 

PRODUCT SPECS

Display
Color LCD
Input Voltage
100-240V AC
Product Height
2.04" (52 mm)
Connector Type
IC3, IC5
Maximum Charge Rate
8A
Product Length
4.33" (110 mm)
Reverse Polarity Protection
Yes
Thermal Protection
Yes
Battery Type
LiFe (3.3V per cell), LiHV (3.8V per cell), LiIon (3.3V per cell), LiPo (3.7V per cell), NiCd (1.2V per cell), NiMH (1.2V per cell), Non Smart, Pb (2.0V per cell), Smart, Smart NiMH (1.2V per cell)
Programmable
Yes
Safety Timer
Yes
Application
RC model battery charger
Peak Detection
Yes
Product Weight
15.34oz (435g)
Short Circuit Protection
Yes
Battery Balance Connector
JST-XH
Battery Temperature Monitoring
Yes
Charge Protection Circuitry
Yes
Selectable Charge Rate
Yes
Integrated Balancing
Yes - Internal Balancer & Internal Adapter
Maximum Continuous Discharge Current
1.5A
Product Width
4.64" (118 mm)
Software Updates
Yes
Technology
Smart
Voltage Meter
Yes