Over the years we've seen continuous improvements in battery technology and I'm sure further improvements are on the horizon!
Since all our drone and fixed wing aircraft run on electric power, having a decent drone battery charger is very important to ensure your batteries last a long time and you get the most out of them. It's also important to have a quality charger from a safety point of view.
Best Overall Lipo Drone Charger
Our lipo battery balance chargers are what offer the best radio of features, performance and cost. These digital battery chargers are ideal for people looking for a charger they will not need to replace after a few months, but also do not want to break the bank and buy the ultimate charger.
Best Budget professional drones Lipo Chargers
PC1080 is a dual channel 6S LiPo charger for industrial application drones. It is reliable, safe and easy to operate while with comprehensive functionality, like battery voltage meter, internal resistance meter, LiHV charging mode, also the time saving synchronization mode.
Best Budget Commercial Battery Charger
If you are looking for the best charger you can get for the least money this is the section you want to read. Here I list chargers that are cheap, whilst still being reliable and achieving excellent performance. They might not have all the bells and whistles but get the job done!
E430 - Best Budget Charger
The E430 balance charger wins as the best budget charger, sure there are some cheaper options but none are as powerful (30W) or as accurate as this one, keeping the cell voltage to +-.0.1V. The E430 offers quite alot of functionality for a charger at this price, allowing you to charge 2S,3S and 4S Lipos. This is ideal as 90% of us only ever use 2-4S lipos. In addition to that, you can also charge LiFe batteries which is good as these batteries become more popular (as the energy density gets closer to LiPo's). You also have the ability to set the charge rate between 1-3A. This means that if you are in a rush you can crank it up to 3A (Assuming you are charging a bigger battery, or one that supports a higher charge rate). This charger has a built in power supply so it can be powered directly from a wall plug keeping the overall package to a minimum.
E3 - Best Cheapest Charger
If you are looking for the absolute cheapest charger that still works well the E3 is your best bet. It is super easy to use, just plug into a plug socket, and connect your battery balance lead and it will start charging. The only downside is that it has only 11W of power so you can charge at a maximum of 1A, so this limits the charger to Lipo Batteries less than 3500Mah, otherwise you will end up waiting several hours to charge your battery.