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March 27, 2019

Car 3 or 4 cell NiMH/NiCad peak charger, 600 mA for 3.6 volt and 4.8 volt battery packs

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Small car peak charger for 3 or 4 cell NiMH or NiCad useful in 12V or 24V vehicles
This is a sophisticated smart battery cigarette-lighter style charger which will work with 3-cell and 4-cell nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride battery packs. These automatically detect packs that are 3.6V or 4.8V and have a wide DC input for use in 12V or 24V vehicles and planes.
Quantity 1-10 11-50 51-100 101-500 501-1000 1001+
PST-CAR0508N For charging 3.6 and 4.8 Volt NiCad and NiMH batteries
car charger for NiMH and NiCad 3 or 4 cell batteries
$17.90 $16.50 $14.80 $10.85 $9.80
PST-WX12 ---- Output adapter barrel plug kit 7 connector kit (see list belowplugset) $7.00
Barrel conenctor socket to al\ligator clips Barrel connector socket 5.5x2.1mm to alligator clip adapter with 18 inch zip cord in between $3.25
Optional barrel plug to screw terminal adapter ZHJX002 adapters with a barrel connector input and screw terminal output $2.50 each
General Information
Model PST-CAR0508N
Name 3.6 and 4.8 Volt charger for NiMH and NiCad Batteries.
Type Battery for R/C, Robots, instruments, toys
ROHS ROHS available on special order
Technical Information
Rated input voltage 10VDC to 28VDC, useful in 12V and 24V vehicles, cigarette lighter input
Battery Voltage 3.6VDC or 4.8VDC packs
Input Frequency DC
Cell count (series) 3 cells for 3.6V or 4 cells for 4.8 Volts
Battery size 700mAH to 6400 mAH
Charging current 600 mA typical, 1 amp peak
Charger type Nickel Metal Hydride or Nickel Cadmium chemistry
Charging algorithm Charging begins when a battery voltage of >2.5V is applied
Constant current -Delta V
Termination -5mV per cell, 1.6 V per cell or 8 hour time out
Green "Charged" light turns on and trickle charge turned on at Termination
No-input reverse draw If the input power is lost the charger can draw up to 200microamps from the battery
Trickle Current <80 mA
Style Car power point mount
Output power 4W maximum
Output voltage 6.4 V typical maximum
Output options included 5.5 mm OD x 2.1 mm ID barrel More barrel connectors available separately, see below
Weight 65 grams, 0.65 kg, 0.14 pounds, 2.3 oz
Cooling Natural convection, no fan
Efficiency >60%
Size 88 x 38 x 28 mm, 3 x 2 x 1 inches
Environment -10°C to +40°C operating, -40°C to +70°C storage
Temperature rise <40°C rise on case under any line voltage and maximum rated load
Vibration, Impact 5mm, 50Hz, 600 Seconds, 1 meter drop 3 times
Protections Short circuit protection. Output voltage protection keeps the output voltage from going too high to damage the battery, even in a fault condition.
Reverse polarity protection NO reverse polarity protection
LED Indications Power on, but no battery connected Black
Charging Red
Charged/Trickle Charging Green
Important note: Due to the erratic charge behavior of NiMH and NiCad batteries when first placed on charge there is a delay of up to 15 minutes before an accurate charge termination can be read. In worst case a battery can be taken off the charger and reattached, and charged for 15 minutes before the "charged" light comes on again. In addition, new packs should be charged and discharged several times before they "settle in" to a predictable charging condition.
Twelve optional DC Plugs slip over the 5.5 x 2.1 mm connector if desired.
  • 2.35 OD x 0.7 ID Barrel
  • 3.0 OD x 1.1 ID Barrel
  • 3.5 OD x 1.35 ID Barrel
  • 4.0 OD x 1.7 ID Barrel
  • 4.75 mm OD x 1.75 mm ID Barrel EIAJ-03
  • 5.0 mm OD x 3.5 mm ID with center pin
  • 5.5 mm OD x 1.5 mm ID type 2 Barrel
  • 5.5 mm OD x 2.5 mm ID Barrel
  • 6.3 OD x 3.0 ID center pin Barrel
  • 6.0 OD x 4.4 ID center pin Barrel
  • 7.4 mm OD x 5.0 center pin ID Barrel
  • 7.9 OD x 5.6 ID center pin Barrel

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