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Reviews Categories | QRP Accessories | W4RT Electronics One FAST Charger Help


Reviews Summary for W4RT Electronics One FAST Charger
W4RT Electronics One FAST Charger Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $79.95
Description: W4RT Electronics has developed the One FAST Charger (OFC), which is a fast charger for the FT-817 One Plug Power (OPP). The OFC charges the 1800 mAh OPP in two hours, and is small (4"x2.8"x2.3"), lightweight (about 6 oz), and versatile. There are three versions, viz., one for 9.6 VDC NiMH packs, one for the 13.2 VDC NiMH packs for the FT-897, and one for 12 VDC SLA batteries. The two NiMH fast chargers use negative voltage slope detection and have a 180-minute timeout to prevent inadvertent overcharging, and have power (green) and fast charge (red) LED indicators. The nominal output current of the OFC-817 is 1000 mA while the nominal output of the OFC-897 is 1250 mA. The OFC-817 chargers all use the standard Molex RC connector typical of the Radio Shack 9.6 VDC NiMH battery packs and the OPP fast charge cable (supplied with the OPP). This technique allows the OFC to quickly and easily connect to the OPP or to other 9.6 VDC NiMH battery packs. The OFC-897 uses the mating 6-pin plug that is used on the FNB-78 batrtery or the W4RT OPP-897. The power input to the OFC uses 4-pin connector (two for AC and two for DC inputs). The supplied wall wart plugs connects via this connector.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.w4rt.com/html/hardware.html#chargers
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WV7F Rating: 5/5 Mar 4, 2011 11:10 Send this review to a friend
Not the chargers problem  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
After re-examining the cables, I was charging the wrong battery. So I resend my previous review. The charger works great!!
 
N9QGU Rating: 5/5 Feb 4, 2011 17:19 Send this review to a friend
Works as advertised  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I purchased on of these with the W4RT battery pack for my FT-817ND. I'm very happy with it. The original one had a problem and never went into trickle mode. I called W4RT and they replaced it no problem. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
 
AI4WC Rating: 5/5 Jun 28, 2008 09:04 Send this review to a friend
Great battery pack!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
The One FAST Charger and battery pack from W4RT for my FT-897 is a great value. It works as advertised, charges in about 2 hours and, as a bonus, can be configured with a suitable solar panel. I give it an enthusiastic "thumbs up." W4RT products and service are top notch!
 


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