Spektrum DX6 6-Channel Transmitter Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charger Unboxing, Review, and Test



This video is my Unboxing, Review, and Test of my new lithium ion battery pack for my Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter. This battery pack and charger for my RC aircraft radio is made by Spektrum RC brand, which is owned and run by Horizon Hobby.

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DX6 Radio link: https://amzn.to/2RgoDes

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Here are my unboxing, review, and test notes for this set-up:

Cons:
– Pretty expensive
– Takes a long time to charge (Over 5 hours on a brand new pack)
– No charge light on charger to know when the pack is done charging

Pros:
– Simple upgrade
– Operates at a higher voltage, so in theory better performance
– It should save me a lot of money over time vs alkaline batteries

Note: This is NOT a lipo battery. It is a lithium ion battery like the one found in your cell phone.

Keep reading to learn more about the DX6 radio this battery pack and charger was designed for:

The DX6 is modeled after the Spektrum DX8, Spektrum DX9, and Spektrum DX18. This is newer than the DX8 and has more model memory, while the DX9 and DX18 have way more of everything. Those at the present time are just too much radio for me.

I bought this because my Spektrum DX6i ran out of model memory a long time ago since my hangar continues to grow every day. It is full of Parkzone and E-flite brand BNF & PNP RC Aircraft using 2.4GHz DSM2 and DSMX. That is what this transmitter is designed to run on. I was also inspired by it due to the E-flite P-51 Mustang “Dallas Doll” that just came out with flaps and retracts built-in. I just bought that one and I may end up getting the new E-flite Corsair as well once I know that that the SAFE system functions well with it.

This is how Horizon Hobby describes this radio:

“The Spektrum™ DX6 has been designed from the ground up to deliver way more than you would ever expect from a 6-channel transmitter in its price range.

Programmable Voice Alerts
With voice alerts, the DX6 will allow you to keep tabs on important functions without ever taking your eyes off what you’re flying. They can be programmed to call out what flight mode you’ve chosen or report telemetry information on demand. If an alarm goes off, you won’t have to look at the transmitter display to see what’s happening. The DX6 will tell you.

Wireless Trainer Link
The wireless trainer link gives instructors the option to wirelessly ”buddy box” with another DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter. Once bound to another transmitter, ModelMatch™ technology will allow the DX6 to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.

Programming for Airplanes, Helicopters and Sailplanes
In addition to its extensive airplane and heli programming, the DX6 includes an impressive list of programming features for sailplanes as well. Five available flight modes, 4 wing types, 3 tail types, a flap-to-elevator curve mix – it has all this and more. The intuitive SimpleScroll™ programming interface makes all of these functions incredibly easy to access and use.

250 Model Memory
The enormous capacity of the DX6’s on-board memory means you will rarely, if ever, need to juggle models between transmitter memory and your SD card. The model memory menu is easier to navigate too. Only memory slots with model settings saved to them will appear. You won’t have to scroll through empty slots or move models around if one is deleted.

Fly Smarter with Built-In Telemetry
The DX6 is equipped with a built-in telemetry feature that gives you real-time information on things like your model’s battery voltage, signal quality, engine or motor temperature, airspeed, altitude and more.*

Using the voice alert system, you can program the DX6 to tell you when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define. You can also have it call out a sequence of telemetry values on demand with the flip of a switch. If you want to review telemetry after a flight, the DX6 can be set up to record the data to its SD card.”

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What's New: Spektrum XBC100 Smart Battery Checker, Balancer, Servo Tester & USB Charger



The Spektrum XBC100 Smart Battery Checker is a must have tool for the serious r/c enthusiast.

Check out the Smart Battery Checker here: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-xbc100-smart-battery-checker-servo-driver-spmxbc100/p892935?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum&utm_content=/spektrum-rc-xbc100-smart-battery-checker-servo-driver-spmxbc100/p892935

Smart Chargers:
DC S1200: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-s1200-dc-smart-lipo-lihv-balance-charger-6s-8a-200w-spmxc1000/p802499?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum&utm_content=/spektrum-rc-s1200-dc-smart-lipo-lihv-balance-charger-6s-8a-200w-spmxc1000/p802499
AC S2100: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-s2100-ac-smart-charger-6s-12a-100w-x2-spmxc1010/p802500?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Power Supplies:
30A, 540W: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-smart-30a-power-supply-540w-spmxc10201/p802502?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Batteries:
2S, 5000mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-2s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-7.4v-5000mah-spmx50002s30h5/p802493?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
2S, 5000mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-2s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-7.4v-5000mah-spmx50002s30h3/p802492?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 1300mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-1300mah-spmx13003s30/p802487?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 2200mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-2200mah-spmx22003s30/p802488?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 3200mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-3200mah-spmx32003s30/p802490?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 5000mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-5000mah-spmx50003s30h3/p802494?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
4S, 5000mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-4s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-14.8v-5000mah-spmx50004s30h5/p802496?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
6S, 3200mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-6s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-22.2v-3200mah-spmx32006s30/p802491?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart IC5 Adapter (required for IC5 equipped batteries):
https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-ic5-4-device-to-ic3-battery-charge-lead-spmxca507/p802523?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Adapter Options:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-car-charge-leads/c654?fb=63&lg=fb&utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

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Unboxing the Spektrum S2100 AC Smart Charger for RC Air and Surface Batteries



In this video, we unbox and go over the basic features of the Spektrum AC S2100 Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger featuring SMART technology.

Spektrum was the first rc brand to embrace smart technology in the world of RC. The DX6R transmitter Incorporated an Android operating system to create a smart radio. They are now expanding upon what smart means with a new line of battery chargers. they recently provided the channel with one of their new AC S2100 SMART Chargers, and it’s pretty impressive

Inside the box itself you will find a nice little hunk of a charger. The very front of the charger features two charging ports and two balance ports. The first piece of the smart charging technology is found in these charging ports, as they utilize the new IC3 battery connector that Horizon Hobby has launched.

The IC3 connector is very similar to the previous generation EC3 connector. It basically uses a shrouded barrel and tube connector to plug into each other, however there is a small pin between both of these connectors. This is what transfers the data between your battery, if it is so equipped, and the charger. This does more than just balance charge your battery however, there is a small integrated circuit board inside each Spektrum SMART battery that retains information such as cycles, voltage, and other information to really allow you to monitor the life of your battery pack. It also makes it possible for the smart chargers to automatically detect the battery type when plugged in, setting the charging parameters accordingly. It takes the confusion out of setting up a charger for less experienced hobbyists.

The overall footprint of the AC S2100 is pretty small, a lot smaller than the Orion Touch Duo charger I’ve used for the past four or five years. Much like that Orion charger, the AC S2100 features a color display. Unlike the Orion charger, however, the display is not touch screen. Instead, it uses a jog dial, very similar to the iPod classic. Most users should be pretty familiar with how this works and, I have to admit, I had my doubts but playing around with it initially it worked well.

Since the SMART charger is designed to work with SMART batteries you may find a few quirks when initially setting it up. if you want to set up one side of the charger for high voltage LiPO batteries and the other side for standard LiPO batteries, you can’t exactly do that. By that I mean you have to set the chemistry and charge type for the battery on one channel and start charging before you can set the chemistry type and charging profile for the other channel. like I say, it’s a minor quirk but once you understand that’s how the menu structure on this charger works I don’t think it’ll be a major issue

No charge leads or adapters are included with the AC S2100, something that may leave some people scratching their heads. The reason for that is simple, this is designed to be part of a charging system, the charger is just part of the puzzle. To get the most out of it you will want to use SMART equipped batteries, however it’s not required. For someone like me who uses a lot of shorty LiPO batteries for my Team Associated B6 .1D Lite you can still use regular, non smart equipped batteries, and Spektrum either has adapters available for that or they will be available in the near future.

My initial reaction is that this is a nicely put together piece of hardware. I’ve gotten to use it a little bit so far and I really like how it’s performed. Make sure you stay tuned for our follow-up review here on the channel.

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World’s Easiest Advanced Hobby Grade Charger – Smart S2100 Spektrum Charger – TheRcSaylors



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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dreamt of this day. Now the possibility of having ALL of your hobby grade batteries for your trucks, planes, drones and more can all be easily managed with this Smart charger system! It’s not proprietary and very universal and the best part is, it’s the easiest to use system I’ve ever come across! You simply plug in your battery, and hit go! You no longer need to know what voltage, or mah your battery is. Newcomers to the hobby don’t have to feel overwhelmed and ask a million questions just to go flying (though we still encourage everyone to take the time to learn about their batteries). Welcome to the future of RC! We simply can’t wait to start putting this to the test. Let us know what you guys think of this set up in the comments below. Happy Flying!

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Horizon Insider Tech Talk: Get SMART with Spektrum Battery/Charger Technology!



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Horizon Insider Tech Talk: Get SMART with Spektrum Battery/Charger Technology!

In this episode of Horizon Insider, Kyle chats about some of the key benefits of Spektrum SMART technology. Kyle also covers how the SMART ecosystem is beneficial AND available for any application!

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What’s New: Spektrum Smart Technology Batteries, Chargers & Power Supplies



For all radio control hobbyists that are looking for a better way to charge batteries, Spektrum Smart Chargers and Smart Batteries combine for an intuitive charging experience that results in a simple, connected, and safer charging experience.

Smart Chargers:
DC S1200: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-s1200-dc-smart-lipo-lihv-balance-charger-6s-8a-200w-spmxc1000/p802499?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum&utm_content=/spektrum-rc-s1200-dc-smart-lipo-lihv-balance-charger-6s-8a-200w-spmxc1000/p802499
AC S2100: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-s2100-ac-smart-charger-6s-12a-100w-x2-spmxc1010/p802500?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Power Supplies:
30A, 540W: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-smart-30a-power-supply-540w-spmxc10201/p802502?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Batteries:
2S, 5000mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-2s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-7.4v-5000mah-spmx50002s30h5/p802493?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
2S, 5000mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-2s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-7.4v-5000mah-spmx50002s30h3/p802492?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 1300mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-1300mah-spmx13003s30/p802487?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 2200mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-2200mah-spmx22003s30/p802488?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 3200mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-3200mah-spmx32003s30/p802490?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
3S, 5000mAh, IC3: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-3s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic3-connector-11.1v-5000mah-spmx50003s30h3/p802494?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
4S, 5000mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-4s-smart-lipo-hard-case-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-14.8v-5000mah-spmx50004s30h5/p802496?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum
6S, 3200mAh, IC5: https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-6s-smart-lipo-battery-pack-w-ic5-connector-22.2v-3200mah-spmx32006s30/p802491?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart IC5 Adapter (required for IC5 equipped batteries):
https://www.amainhobbies.com/spektrum-rc-ic5-4-device-to-ic3-battery-charge-lead-spmxca507/p802523?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_group=spektrum

Smart Adapter Options:
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Spektrum XBC100 Smart Checker Tech Overview



In this video we go in depth in to the Spektrum Smart Checker!

The Spektrum XBC100 Smart Battery Checker is a must have tool for any pilot or drivers pit box. More than a battery checker, it features a built-in cell balancer, integrated servo tester and driver, and Spektrum Smart battery connectivity.

When used with a Spektrum Smart battery, you will be able to see and adjust many of the settings only available with a Spektrum Smart charger. This includes one connection for balance and battery level checking, and providing records like number of cycles, internal battery temperature and exception reports. You can even adjust Smart battery settings right from the XBC100.

The XBC100 also features a Qualcomm 3.0 USB charge port, giving you an easy way to keep your mobile device and Spektrum Smart Transmitters charged when USB power ports are scarce. Better yet, the XBC100 gives you the ability to better setup and test your models with the built in servo tester! Center and test your servo endpoints easily with the integrated PWM output port.

Finally, all of this is displayed on a full color IPS LCD screen that is designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight and is accessed via a user friendly touch interface.

Learn more about the Smart checker and get yours today from your local Spektrum retailer!

https://www.horizonhobby.com/xbc100-smart-battery-checker—servo-driver-p-spmxbc100

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Learn more about the Spektrum S2100 Dual Port Smart Charger – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ S2100 Smart Charger is the first dual-output AC Smart Charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging technology. Small and portable, this 200W charger features the brand new Spektrum IC3™ connector that delivers a robust connection that also reads vital battery content that relays to a bright LCD color display to clearly show unique information and log data about your Smart Battery such as how many charge cycles the pack has, and much more.

Please visit https://www.horizonhobby.com/spektrum-smart-s2100-ac-charger-2x100w-spmxc1010 for more information on the Spektrum S2100 Smart Charger

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Learn more about the Spektrum S1200 Smart Charger – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ S1200 Smart Charger is the first DC smart charger to feature Spektrum Smart Charging technology. Small and portable, this 200W charger features the brand new Spektrum IC3™ connector that delivers a robust connection that also reads vital battery content that relays to a bright LCD color display to clearly showing you how many charge cycles you have on the pack, and much more.

Please visit (https://www.horizonhobby.com/spektrum-smart-s1200-dc-charger-1x200w-spmxc1000) for more information on the Spektrum S1200 Smart Charger

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Learn more about the Spektrum Smart Charger Power Supply – Spektrum Smart Technology



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The Spektrum™ Smart 30A Power Supply is our first switching DC power supply to feature Spektrum current from a wall outlet to 30A of clean DC current that will make your chargers thrive. Spektrum Smart technology delivers a cooling fan that features on-demand operation to make the unit as quiet as possible. You also get protection against over temperature, over loading and short circuits. Current status and adjustable output voltage are easily viewed on a large LCD display that, all-combined, help you make the most intelligent charging power decisions possible.

Please visit https://www.horizonhobby.com/smart-30-amp-power-supply-spmxc10201 for more information on the Spektrum 30A AC to DC Power supply.

Please visit http://bit.ly/SPMSmart to learn more about Spektrum Smart Batteries and everything Smart!

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