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    Contributed by: Matthew LeMay | Published: May 2012 | Views: 14098 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    Easy balance lipo charger
    Charger Reviews
    Review by: Matt LeMay


    Matt LeMay


    Venom Racing
    Phone: 1-800-705-0620
    Fax: 208-712-3053

    Pro Charger


    Weight: 12.3 oz (350 g)
    Dimensions: 136 x 90 x 30 mm
    Operating Voltage: 10.0-18.0 Volts
    Circuit Power: 50 Watts
    Charge Current: 0.1-5.0A
    Current Drain of Balancing Lipo: 200mAh per Cell
    NiCD/NiMH Cell Count: 1-15 Cell
    LiPO/LiFe/Li-ION: 1-6 Cell
    Pb Battery Voltage: 2-20V

    • Lipo battery to charge



    Many features

    Includes 8 different style connectors

    5 Battery memory

    AC/DC connections

    Leads reversed on Traxxas plug



    Venom Easy Charger
    Venom Box
    Power supply


    Venom's Pro charger includes several different charging leads as well as some other goodies.

    • Tamiya
    • EC3
    • Deans style
    • Glow plug connector
    • Small connector for charging receiver batteries
    • JST adapter
    • Alligator clips (for lead acid batteries)
    • Push in adapter lead
    • Temp sensor probe
    • Cell balance block
    • USB PC Link
    • CD ROM program disc (to keep track of charging rates on the computer)

    Power Supply: External

    Venom Pro Charger AC Adapter

    Input: 100-240V-1.2A-0.6A 50-60Hz
    Output: 15V 5A

    The external power supply plugs into the charger with a standard pin type plug and plugs into the wall with a standard 2-prong plug.

    The Charger:

    The charger is also equipped with permanent DC battery clips for use with DC power sources such as a car battery.

    The USB and Temp probe inputs are located by the power inputs on the left side of the charger. The Charge leads as well as balance leads are located on the right side of the charger.

    To the left of the cooling fan is an LCD screen is located on top of the charger above four buttons.

    • Main Menu / stop
    • Decrease
    • Increase
    • Start/Enter

    Easy lipo charger
    easy charger
    easy charger
    power cord
    venom booklet
    venom charge lead
    power cord


    Using the Pro Charger:

    The pro charger provides adequate current to quickly charge small to medium sized packs and is easy to use, though its complexity may confuse you initially. I mainly used the charger on two types of batteries, LiPo and NiMH.

    You can alter or adjust many components of this charger like end voltage, capacity cutoff, safety timer, Temperature cutoff, Ext/Int temperatures, Input power, and cell balancing.

    There are many charge cycles including fast charge, balance charge, discharge, storage, and cycle. All have their uses and can be very useful.

    Using the USB PC Link allows you to see the actual charge progression and individual cell voltages. This is great for trouble shooting weak batteries or making sure new ones are charging correctly.

    The Charger has performed great at home or at the track. This is the charger I usually take with me to the track because it's small and doesn't drain a whole lot from my car battery. The charge lengths seem to be right on track with similar chargers and perfectly charges my 2s LiPos.


    Venom Group International
    United States of America
    14028 N. Ohio Street
    Rathdrum, Idaho 83858

    Email: customerservice@venom-group.com

    Phone: 1-800-705-0620
    Fax: 208-712-3053
    Website: www.venom-group.com


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