TEST: Eachine Touch T-100, 100W charger with 4.3″ tactile screen

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INTRODUCTION

Here is the Eachine Touch T100, a direct cloning of another popular model introducing here a nice 4.3″ LCD screen to navigate and monitor in real time important informations. The charger is a 100W model, charging up to 7A and discharging up to 1A with a limitation of 5W maximum.

BOX CONTENT

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+ 1 x Eachine Touch T100
+ 1 x Power cable
+ 1 x Banana-Tdean male cable
+ 1 x Tdean female-XT60 male adaptor
+ 1 x DC plug to crocodile plug
+ 1 x Instruction manual

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OVERVIEW

The LCD scren is dominant and occupy more than 2/3 of the upper sufrace. I really like the mate plastic very confortable to touch. The type of battery supported are classic: LiPo, Lion, LiFe, Pb, NiMH and NiCD….. no LiHv for example 🙁 ….

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The right side welcomes the AC plug for 110V-240V inputs, a DC connector to connect the T100 to any battery or DC charger

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The left side welcomes the banana plugs for the main lead cables and 5 balancer ports from 2S up to 6S.

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Menu navigation

The main screen is splut in different screen division. On the right one, you will be able to monitor in real time as soon as a charger mode is started output/input voltage, time ellapsed, individual cells voltage and the GAP (the maximum votage difference between individual cells).
The central division plots in real time some curves whom can be turned on/off by pressing on their correspondance buttons. For example, you can monitor the output voltage, the input one, as well as some temperature (external one but you need temperature prob) and internal one of the charger. You can also display the charge in mAh. The right panel display the external temperature (should stay at 0 if you don’t connect the temperature prob), the internal charger temperature, the current amperage consummed and the total Watt. You have also below and thin horizondal gauge indicating the mAh volume send/spread by the charger.

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The first tactil button allows to save up to 8 profils.

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The second menu select the type of battery… As said previously, no LiHv battery (4.35V/cell)

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The different modes offered by the T100. If most important are here, I regret the absence of the battery voltage monitor and probably more important the battery internal resistance mode… this mode quantify the health’s quality of your battery and expressed in ohms. The lower this value is, the better condition your battery is.

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Select the number of cells

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and the maximum amperage for charging and discharging. The second is also used for the storage mode.

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The right panel displays in real time the input regulated voltage (should remain constant), the current LiPo voltage

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-WEIGHT

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UNBOXING & TESTING

After some difficulties to power it (I had to try several times, the charger was starting to boot then stopping), everything was fine. The touch screen is responsive even for some zones, you need to insist a bit to fully validate an option. In practice, if you already used an Emax charger, it’s exactly the same type of navigation except here everything is done with a nice GUI and it’s much more confortable and efficient. Really I like. It’s a very nice addiction to be able to see in real time the charge/voltage and mAh volume…

For discharge and storage mode, of course the fan is pushed to its maximum to spread emitted heat…. but it’s not so loud.

CONCLUSIONS

A good charger strong enough to be able to recharge 2 or 3 3S mid-capacity LiPo (<= 2000mAh). The screen display is a big plus and make the selection/navigation much more confortable and user friendly. I regret the absence of new modern feature such as the possibility to handle LIHv battery and to measure the internal battery resistance.

PROS

+ Large 4.3″ screen
+ Real time monitoring: voltage, temperature, mAh,
+ 100W
+ Charging up to 7A
+ Builtin AC/DC power unit
+ 8 profils can be saved

CONS

– No LIHv support
– No Battery internal resistance mode
– No possibility to monitor battery voltage without start a mode

This charger have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thank them for this attitude.
You can find it actually for 70USD at http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Touch-T100-7A-100W-ACDC-Balance-Charger-Discharger-For-LiPoNiCdPB-Battery-p-1062476.html

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