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-===== Multi Chemistry Charging with the Hitec X1 Pro =====+===== Hitec X1 Pro Multi-chemistry Charger =====
 I stumbled across a DC powered, multi-chemistry charger that has become absolutely indispensable to me. I use it to charge many types of batteries and battery packs that I have around the house. The charger is the [[https://hitecrcd.com/products/chargers/discontinued-chargers-charging-accessories/x1-pro-dcdc-multicharger/product|X1 Pro multi charger]] made by Hitec RC. Unfortunately, they no longer make this particular charge but, from what I've seen, they have some with the same capabilities to replace it. The [[https://hitecrcd.com/products/chargers/acdc-chargers/power-peak-d7-acdc-charging-station/product|Power Peak D7]] looks like a great replacement should my X1 ever die. I stumbled across a DC powered, multi-chemistry charger that has become absolutely indispensable to me. I use it to charge many types of batteries and battery packs that I have around the house. The charger is the [[https://hitecrcd.com/products/chargers/discontinued-chargers-charging-accessories/x1-pro-dcdc-multicharger/product|X1 Pro multi charger]] made by Hitec RC. Unfortunately, they no longer make this particular charge but, from what I've seen, they have some with the same capabilities to replace it. The [[https://hitecrcd.com/products/chargers/acdc-chargers/power-peak-d7-acdc-charging-station/product|Power Peak D7]] looks like a great replacement should my X1 ever die.
  
 The X1 power source is 11-18v DC and therefore perfectly suited for being powered directly from a typical 12v power source such as battery, car or solar. The Hitec chargers output uses banana jacks, which I am not a fan of. The charger kit included some common adapters for RC car type battery connections, but it was easy enough to adapt to Anderson Powerpole connections from the banana plugs and then use the APP plugs for my field batteries. For car batteries and such that I do not have an APP pigtail on, I have an adapter that goes from APP to gator clips for easy temporary connection.  The X1 power source is 11-18v DC and therefore perfectly suited for being powered directly from a typical 12v power source such as battery, car or solar. The Hitec chargers output uses banana jacks, which I am not a fan of. The charger kit included some common adapters for RC car type battery connections, but it was easy enough to adapt to Anderson Powerpole connections from the banana plugs and then use the APP plugs for my field batteries. For car batteries and such that I do not have an APP pigtail on, I have an adapter that goes from APP to gator clips for easy temporary connection. 
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 +<WRAP round tip>I highly recommend this charger! I use it to charge car batteries, golf cart batteries, 12v SLA field batteries, RC car batteries, NiCd power tool batteries, and just about anything else I throw at it</WRAP>
  
 ==== Lead-acid Battery Charging ==== ==== Lead-acid Battery Charging ====
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 ==== 9v NiMH/NiCd cells ==== ==== 9v NiMH/NiCd cells ====
-Charging 9v cells with the X1 should be possible, given the voltage and battery chemistry, but I have never tried. The lowest charge current the X1 puts out is 100ma and since these batteries are such a low capacity, I prefer to charge at a lower current. +Charging 9v cells with the X1 should be possible, given the voltage and battery chemistry, but I have never tried. The lowest charge current the X1 puts out is 100ma and since these batteries are such a low capacity, I prefer to charge at a lower current
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 +==== AA/AAA/C/D NiMH/NiCd cells ==== 
 +You should be able to use the X1 Pro to charge individual or multiple cells in series. I have not personally done this, because I do not have a battery sled to hold the cells. Assuming you have a sled, there is no reason this charger couldn't charge these cells as well since it is designed for NiCd/NiMH battery packs in series.
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