The unit has an individual-cell-voltage balancer built in. So it does not need an external balancer when
charging Lithium batteries for cell balancing. It can also monitor and balance individual cells during the discharge process.
If the voltage of any one cell varies abnormally, the process will be stopped with an error message.
charge capability reduces the charging time of Lithium batteries and Storage mode sets the final voltage of the battery at
a level suitable for long term storage (several months or longer). Periodically the packs should be submitted to the storage
charge to assure their voltage has not dropped to a level detrimental to the pack.
Each of the 5 data
memories can be recalled at any time you need without reprogramming.
Perform 1 to 5 cycles of charge>discharge
or discharge>charge for battery performance confirmation.
For the advanced user, the BC-6 offers
an optional PC based program that shows a graph of voltage, current, capacity and temperature curves. It also shows the individual
voltage of each cell in the Lithium battery pack. Connection to the computer is via USB port.
unit is housed in an aluminum case which provides for efficient cooling.
Adapters are available for most popular battery
systems including Align/Dualsky/Electrifly/E-Flight/Polyquest/Hyperion/E-Tec/MaxAmps/Kokam/Thunder Power. They also supply
adapter plug pig tail to make up your own as I did for a CellPro 4S pack to BC-6 (shown below the charger).
can review the manual at: BC-6 Manual
I did find one interesting aspect of this charger.
The 12 volt input cable is hot; it has 12
volts on it when the unit is connected to an AC outlet.
If these are shorted together the unit shuts down,
the good news is that you can use this as a 12 volt supply to run another charger at the same time you are using it.
The amount of current available is limited but ample for most chargers/cyclers
I simply cut the 12 volt source leads about 4” from the unit (see Figure 2), soldered on some 5/32 brass tubing,
covered with heat shrink and can now plug in another charger or leads with alligator clips when needed and not have a long
cord cluttering up the bench when it is plugged into AC.