The most advanced cylindrical cell charger on the market, the MC3000 is the best of both worlds - the accuracy, versatility and power of a hobby charger, tailored to a high quality battery tray for single cell cylinders. Able to charge any chemistry cell, the MC3000 offers a rich user interface that can be controlled directly from the charger, from a computer, or even from an app on your Android or iOS phone! Independent charge cycles let you charge multiple sizes or even chemistries simultaneously. Pulling up a charge program from the 30 available user-defined preset slots is a matter of just a few clicks on the intuitive menu, or use one of the six standard operation modes: Charge, Discharge, Refresh/Analyze, Break-In, Cycle, and Storage.
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The SkyRC MC3000 is the most flexible and accurate charger/analyzer for cylindrical batteries available today. For a very detailed analysis of the charger please read the following review by Henrik K. Jensen. Google for lygte-info.dk, MC3000
The MC3000 thread on CandlePowerForums is many pages long and is an excellent resource for information on the charger. Google for Candlepowerforums, MC3000. It should be the first item shown.
The MC3000 offers the capability and versatility of hobby chargers without having separate battery holders and connectors. The unit is easy to program once you become familiar with the charger. For anyone wanting the best and most capable universal high accuracy charge/analyzer for all chemistries and sizes of cylindrical batteries, this unit is highly recommended.
What a fun thing this machine of a charger is! It feels heavy, big, robust, has 8 buttons to play with, and can charge all common battery chemistries with 3 amps in each slot at the same time, the included power adapter delivers up to 60 Watts omg. Personally i don't mind the smartphone app but i am mightily impressed by the PC connectivity through a third-party application called DataExplorer (Win/Mac/Linux 32-bit/64-bit), you can google it. The manufacturer provides seasonal updates for the proprietary PC application (Win only), the phone app, and most importantly the device firmware. When users come up with strong suggestions for new functionality, the manufacturer listens and is open to incorporate them to please as many owners as possible, we are witnessing community support on the www and it gives imho additional value and satisfaction to the product set. Some particular things to note, i wished the dimensions were smaller, the box packaging is huge, compares to my...
I gave it 5 stars because I guess it is a good product. I am usually good at figuring things out but I think the manual was written by an engineer, I'm not one. This to me is NOT user friendly and at this point feel I wasted a hundred dollars on something that I could maybe get to refresh some of my older NiMH batteries, haven't been able to figure it out yet, just got it today so maybe that is why. YouTube wasn't any help to me either, either someone saying look at the pretty, or a sales pitch about the charger. I went to their monitoring software and 'installed' it, it is a stand alone program. Hooked it to my PC with them running, couldn't figure out what it was suppose to be doing except sitting there, and it does not like USB3, make sure you use USB2 to connect it to your computer.
If all you want to do is to charge your batteries and don't care what their status is, don't buy this one unless you are an engineer. Maybe I will figure it out, but right not I'm not to...
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