RCU Review: Venom's Pro charger Plus

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    Contributed by: Matthew LeMay | Published: May 2012 | Views: 15773 | 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 Plus


    Weight: 21.1 oz (598.2 g)
    Dimensions: 164 x 120 x 45 mm
    Charge Current: 0.1-7.0A
    NiCD/NiMH Cell Count: 1-27 Cell
    LiPO/LiFe/Li-ION: 1-8 Series
    Pb Battery Voltage: 2-36V

    • Lipo battery to charge



    Many features

    Includes 8 different style connectors

    10 Battery memory

    AC/DC connections

    Leads reversed on Traxxas plug


    Venom Easy Charger
    Venom Box
    Power supply


    Venom's Pro charger Plus 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

    The power supply is Model # ADP-150BB B

    Input: 100-240V-1.8A 50-60Hz
    Output: 12V 12.5A

    The external power supply plugs into the charger with a standard 3-prong monitor 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.

    An on/off switch is located on the side of the charger near the power inputs. The other end of the charger contains the output connections as well as the balance ports.

    To the right of the cooling fan is an LCD screen with two lines of information is located on top of the charger above four buttons.

    • Battery Type/Stop
    • Decrease
    • Increase
    • Start/Enter

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


    Using the Pro Charger Plus:

    The pro charger plus provided plenty of power and fairly easy 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 almost all 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 handy.

    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 and the USB PC Link is a great feature though I seldom use it. The charge lengths seem to be right on track with similar chargers and I like being able to charge my larger packs.


    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


    Comments on RCU Review: Venom's Pro charger Plus

    Posted by: lordraptor1 on 10/27/2017
    the pc link on these chargers was useless for 2 reasons: 1. the main reason program only worked on 32 bit windows xp and 2. (according to venom) it basically just showed you the info the charger was showing but in graph form. the charger is great no question about seeing as i still use it today and i have charged ni-mh, lipo, and the lead acis battery in my riding mower :D with it :D
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