Is ToolkitRC M6DAC LiPo Charger Better than HOTA D6 Pro?

Is ToolkitRC M6DAC LiPo Charger Better than HOTA D6 Pro?

ToolkitRC simply launched a brand new LiPo charger – the M6DAC. It appears fairly much like HOTA D6 Pro which has been closely praised in our neighborhood. Both are twin channel charger and might take AC and DC as energy provide, however which is best?

This shouldn’t be a assessment, only a specs comparability – if you would like a extra in-depth assessment of the M6DAC please let me know within the remark.

Further Reading:

ToolkitRC M6DAC:

HOTA D6 Pro:

  • Dual outputs – i can concurrently cost two completely different batteries (or two parallel boards)
  • Built-in AC energy provide, could be powered by each AC and DC
  • Powerful 65W fast cost USB output – identical function within the P200 PSU

Here’s a specs comparability between the ToolkitRC M6DAC and HOTA D6 Pro LiPo chargers.

M6DAC D6 Pro
Price (Lowest) $157 $119
Total Power (DC) 700W 650W
Total Power (AC) 200W 200W
Max Charge Current 15A 15A
Max Balance Current 1.0A 1.6A
Max Discharge Power 15W 3A x 2 15W 3A x 2
Support External Discharge Yes Yes
DC Input Voltage 7.0V – 28.0V 6.5V – 30.0V
USB Output 65W, max 3.25A, @ as much as 20.0V 5V / 2.1A
Dimension 158 * 134 * 63 mm 110 * 110 * 94 mm
Weight 700g 555g

Just primarily based on the specs, there are particular fascinating qualities from the brand new ToolkitRC M6DAC LiPo charger, resembling the marginally greater charging energy in DC (700W vs 650W), however you’ll want a strong exterior PSU to energy it. You can convert a server/computer PSU for this function, you may get them pretty cheaply on eBay.

Both chargers have built-in PSU and might take AC, however the output energy can be restricted to 200W. Still that’s lots for extraordinary pilots. 200W can end charging 8x 4S 1500mAh LiPo on the identical time in beneath one hour.

USB output within the ToolkitRC is extra highly effective and fashionable, it’s rated for 65W and helps protocols resembling PD, QC, AFC, FCP, SCP, PE, SFCP, VOC. On the opposite hand the HOTA solely has a easy 10W 5V USB output. If you could have a contemporary cell system that helps one of many quicker charging protocols, the ToolkitRC will be capable of cost it a lot quicker, you may even use it to energy a soldering iron like the TS80P.

However, the benefits of the ToolkitRC M6DAC appear to cease there.

The HOTA D6 Pro is a greater worth LiPo charger (simply primarily based on the specs) – it’s $38 cheaper for comparable efficiency.

In truth the HOTA has a lot greater stability present than the ToolkitRC (1600mA vs 1000mA), which implies it could possibly full charging quicker, particularly when the cells in your LiPo battery are out of stability. This is likely one of the most necessary attributes that many individuals overlook when selecting a LiPo charger.

Finally, the HOTA is definitely smaller and lighter than the ToolkitRC M6DAC, which makes it slightly simpler to hold round if you wish to use it within the subject.

ToolkitRC M6DAC


HOTA D6 Pro: