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Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Cycler HCAP0280


Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Cycler

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More information about Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Cycler HCAP0280

This is the Hobbico AC/DC accu-cycle elite battery cycler. Charges, discharges and cycles NiCd, NiMH and lithium-based battery packs. Perfect for radio batteries, lithium Park Flyer batteries, plus single cell glow starter cells.


  • Accu-Cycle Elite cycler
  • AC adapter/power supply (not available separately)
  • Two (red & black) alligator clips with banana jacks
  • Instruction booklet
  • Main/Memory menu sheet
  • NiCd, NiMH, and Lithium menu sheet
  • Charge/Discharge chart with blank memory chart


  • If needed, a 12V DC source
  • If temperature sensor is needed
  • Connectors to go from the charger to the battery or radio
  • Futaba J Tx/Rx leads all radios except 9VAP
  • Futaba J Tx/Rx leads 9VAP only
  • JR Tx/RX leads
  • Hitec Tx/Rx leads
  • Charge leads
  • Banana plugs to alligator clips
  • Tx battery with 9V connector
  • Futaba J Rx charge lead
  • Banana plugs only (3 pairs)

Note: To achieve Elite's maximum potential when using a DC input the power source must be capable of delivering at least 5A of current while maintaining 12V DC. The alligator clips are the Insta-Gator Alligator Clips.


Specifications for Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite Battery Cycler HCAP0280

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  • Charges and discharges 1-3 cell lithium-ion and lithium polymer packs
  • For LiPo packs that are wired for balancing, a LiPo cell balancer such as Great Planes ElectriFly Equinox is compatible with the Accu-Cycle Elite
  • Peak charges, discharges, and cycles 1-10 cell NiCd or NiMH packs
  • Charges two batteries at once
  • Auto smart set automatically calculates safety time-out, charge rate, trickle rate, and discharge voltage cut-off based on battery type, capacity, and voltage
  • Custom charging and discharging routines can be created for up to 10 packs and stored in memory
  • Prevents overcharging with peak detection for NiCd and NiMH packs and CC/CV detection for lithium-based packs
  • On-screen messages appear on large easy to see two line 16-character LCD screen, messages feature less abbreviations, better explanations, and units of measurement with every number
  • AC/DC compatible for at home or on the field recharging
  • Optional temperature sensor functions with all battery types
  • Two temperature sensor ports


Input Voltage: 11-14.5V DC

AC Power Supply: 110V AC 60Hz input, 14.5V DC 2.5A output

Number of Output Ports: Two

Battery Types: Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Number Cells: 1-10 NiCd or NiMH (1.2-12V), 1-3 LiPo or Li-Ion (3.6-11.1V)

Fast Charge Current: 50-2000mA

Fast Charge Termination: NiCd/MH- "negative deltaV'" Peak Detection, LiPo- "Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage" (4.2V/cell max.), Li-Ion- "Constant-Current/Constant-Voltage" (4.lV/cell max.)

Peak Detection Sensitivity: 3-15mV per cell adjustable

Fast Charge Safety Timer: automatically calculated

TRICKLE Charge Current: 0-200mA

Peak Detection Delay: 3 minutes

Discharge Current: 50-2000mA

Discharge Cutoff Voltage: 0.8-1.2V per cell adjustable for NiCd & NiMH, 3.7V per cell fixed for Li-Ion and LiPo

Cycle Count: 1 to 5 (NiCd and NiMH only)

Cycle Delay- Charge/Discharge: 10 minutes

Status Indicators: Two tri-color LEDs (Red/Amber/Green)

Optional Temp. Cutoff: 60-130°F (15-54°C)

Output Connectors: Banana jacks

Battery Memories: Ten

Display Type: 2-line, 16-character LCD

Case Size: 3.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 in (94 x 30.5 x 155mm)

Weight: 13.23oz (375g, not including Power Supply)

Length: 6.1" (155mm)

Width: 3.7" (94mm)

Height: 1.2" (30.5mm)

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