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The battery charger is the same as a laptop battery charger.

1500X and 2000XR charger

  • The Battery Charger (1500X) and Battery Charger (2000XR) are the same
  • On the charger is written

"Smart Charging System"
CVCC Battery Charger with Float Voltage Circuit
Model: 1500X - 16V (DSC-631W-19)
Input: 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz 80W
Conditioning Charge 19.8 V
Float Charge 19.0 V
(User should disconnect after 48 hours)
Max Output 3.2A

2000X charger

  • The Battery Charger (2000X) is substantially cheaper
  • 2000X Power Supply

Go Motorboard Switching Power Supply for use on 14.4V only
Model: WT-5143
Input: 100-240V-50/60Hz 2.0A
Output: 18.5 – 3.3A 62W

Several important points

  • Just like with laptops, it is healthier for your charger to plug it in BEFORE you connect it to the motorboard.
  • Because the charger has no on/off switch, there can be a power surge when it is plugged in. This can blow a fuse, or damage the charger. It is recommended to use a power strip with an on/off switch: a) Plug the charger in. b) Turn on the power. c) Connect it to the motorboard
  • The battery is very powerful. For example I accidentally shorted the connector while trying to measure charged voltage. I managed to completely melt off the end of the volt meter probes.