S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide & troubleshooting

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S120 USB-C SMART BATTERY CHARGER
S120 USB-C LADEGERÄT FÜR SMART-AKKUS
CHARGEUR DE BATTERIE S120 USB-C SMART
CARICABATTERIE SMART USB-C S120

NOTICE
All instructions, warranties, and other collateral documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of Horizon Hobby, LLC. For
up-to-date product literature, visit horizonhobby.com or towerhobbies.com and click on the support or resources tab for this product.

Meaning of Special Language

The following terms are used throughout the product literature to indicate various levels of potential harm when operating this product:
WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of property damage, collateral damage, and serious injury OR create a high probability of superficial injury.
CAUTION: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of physical property damage AND a possibility of serious injury.
NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility of physical property damage AND a little or no possibility of injury.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 4 WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly can result in damage to the product, personal property and cause serious injury.
This is a sophisticated hobby product. It must be operated with caution and common sense and requires some basic mechanical ability. Failure to operate this Product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This product is not intended for use by children without direct adult supervision. Do not attempt disassembly, use incompatible components, or augment the product in any way without the approval of Horizon Hobby, LLC. This manual contains instructions for safety, operation, and maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to operate correctly and avoid damage or serious injury.

Age Recommendation: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 5 WARNING AGAINST COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS
Always purchase from a Horizon Hobby, LLC authorized dealer to ensure authentic high-quality Spektrum product. Horizon Hobby, LLC disclaims all support and warranty with regards to, but not limited to, compatibility and performance of counterfeit products or products claiming compatibility with DSM or Spektrum technology.

NOTICE: This product is only intended for use with unmanned, hobby-grade, remote-controlled vehicles and aircraft. Horizon Hobby disclaims all liability outside of the intended purpose and will not provide warranty service related thereto.

WARRANTY REGISTRATION

Visit www.spektrumrc.com/registration today to register your product.

BATTERY CHARGER WARNINGS

NOTICE: This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 6 WARNING: Failure to exercise caution while using this product and comply with the following warnings could result in a product malfunction, electrical issues, excessive heat, FIRE, and ultimately injury and property damage.

  • NEVER LEAVE CHARGING BATTERIES UNATTENDED.
  • NEVER CHARGE BATTERIES OVERNIGHT.
  • Never attempt to charge dead, damaged, or wet battery packs.
  • Never attempt to charge a battery pack containing different types of batteries.
  • Never allow children under 14 years of age to charge battery packs.
  • Never charge batteries in extremely hot or cold places or place in direct sunlight.
  • Never charge a battery if the cable has been pinched or shorted.
  • Never connect the charger if the power cable has been pinched or shorted.
  • Never attempt to dismantle the charger or use a damaged charger.
  • Always use only rechargeable batteries designed for use with this type of charger.
  • Always inspect the battery before charging.
  • Always keep the battery away from any material that could be affected by heat.
  • Always monitor the charging area and have a fire extinguisher available at all times.
  • Always end the charging process if the battery becomes hot to the touch or starts to change form (swell) during the charging process.
  • Always connect the positive leads (+) and negative leads (–) correctly.
  • Always disconnect the battery after charging, and let the charger cool between charges.
  • Always charge in a well-ventilated area.
  • Always terminate all processes and contact Horizon Hobby if the product malfunctions.
  • Charge only rechargeable batteries. Charging non-rechargeable batteries may cause the batteries to burst, resulting in injury to persons and/or damage to property.
  • The USB outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 7CAUTION: Always ensure the battery you are charging meets the specifications of this charger. Not doing so can result in excessive heat and other related product malfunctions, which can lead to user injury or property damage.
Please contact Horizon Hobby or an authorized retailer with compatibility questions.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 8CAUTION: If at any time during the charging process the battery pack becomes hot or begins to puff, disconnect the battery immediately and discontinue the charging process as batteries can cause fire, collateral damage, and injuries.

Spektrum™ S120 SMART Battery Charger Diagram

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A. Spektrum S120 Charger
B. Spektrum IC3 Battery connector
C. Battery balance lead (LiPo Only)
D. USB Cable
E. USB power supply (not included)

Spektrum S120 SMART Battery Charger

The SPMXC1020 SMART Battery Charger is only compatible with Spektrum SMART batteries. The charger can be powered from any USB power supply.
Use a USB-C QC-type power supply for the quickest possible charge times.
USB power supply required (not included) For more information on Spektrum SMART battery technology visit: http://www.spektrumrc.com

SPMXC1020 Specifications

Input USB Type C — USB Type C cable included, power supply required
Input Voltage 5V-12V
Charge Power 18W max (dependant on the power supply)
Compatible USB Power Adaptor 5V/1A, 5V/2A, USB Quick Charge (QC) 2.0/3.0
Battery Connector IC3TM and balance port
Battery Types LiPo, NiMH (Spektrum SMART Batteries only)
Supported Cell Count 2-3 cell (LiPo), 6-7 cell (NiMH)
Max Output Voltage 13.05V
Max Output Current Up to 2A (dependant on power supply and battery)
Protection Over-Temp/Over Charge/Reverse Polarity

 

LED Indicator

Power On — No Battery Connected USB 5V/1 A, 5V/2A: White LED

USB Quick Charge 2.0/3.0: Blue LED

LiPo 2S and 3S Spektrum Smart Battery Battery Capacity Purple LED
Less Than 25% Single Flash
25% — 75% Double Flash
76% — 99% Triple Flash
NiMH 6C or 7C Spektrum Smart Battery Battery Capacity Yellow LED
Less Than 25% Single Flash
25% — 75% Double Flash
76% — 99% Triple Flash
Charge Complete Green LED (Solid)
Firmware Update Red-Green-Blue Flashing LED
Error Red LED (Solid)

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OPERATION

  1. Connect the S120 charger to a USB power supply adapter.
  2. Plug the Spektrum SMART Battery IC3 connector into the IC3 charge port on the S120 charger, and plug the battery balancing lead into the charger balance port. Both the IC3 connector and the balance connector from the battery must be plugged into the S120 charger to begin the charging process.
    IMPORTANT: There is no balance connection for SMART NiMH batteries
  3. The battery can be disconnected from the charger at any time to stop the charging process.
  4. A red LED will illuminate to indicate abnormal charging. Follow the operation steps to ensure the proper connection is used to charge the battery.
    Refer to the LED Indicator table on the previous page for charger status.
    IMPORTANT: Non-Smart batteries will cause the LED to illuminate red and the S120 will not recognize or charge the battery.

Warranty and Service Contact Information

What this Warranty Covers – Horizon Hobby, LLC, (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the “Product”) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.

What is Not Covered
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, (v) Product not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer, (vi) Product not compliant with applicable technical regulations, or (vii) use that violates any applicable laws, rules, or regulations.
OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ABOVE, HORIZON MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.

Purchaser’s Remedy
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

Limitation of Liability
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no event, shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification, or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup, or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of the Product, the purchaser is advised to return the Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.

Law
These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principles). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.

WARRANTY SERVICES

Questions, Assistance, and Services
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup, or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please visit our website at www.horizonhobby.com, submit a Product Support Inquiry or call the toll free telephone number referenced in the Warranty and Service Contact Information section to speak with a Product Support
representative.

Inspection or Services
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced and is compliant in the country you live and use the Product in, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/service-center_render-service-center. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain an RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address, and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending products into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.

NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issues with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.

Warranty Requirements
For Warranty consideration, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions have been met, your Product will be serviced or replaced free of charge. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.

Non-Warranty Service
Should your service not be covered by warranty, service will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for service you are agreeing to payment of the service without notification. Service estimates are available upon request. You must include this request with your item submitted for service. Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition, you will be billed for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashier’s checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/service-center_render-service-center.

ATTENTION: Horizon service is limited to Product compliant in the country of use and ownership. If received, a non-compliant Product will not be serviced. Further, the sender will be responsible for arranging return shipment of the un-serviced Product, through a carrier of the sender’s choice and at the sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant Products for a period of 60 days from notification, after which it will be discarded. 

Country of Purchase Horizon Hobby Contact Information Address
United States of America Horizon Service Center (Repairs and Repair Requests) servicecenter.horizonhobby.com/RequestForm/ 2904 Research Rd i Champaign, Illinois, 61822 USA
Horizon Product Support (Pro- duct Technical Assistance) [email protected]

877-504-0233

Sales [email protected]
800-338-4639
EU Horizon Technischer Service [email protected]

+49 (0) 4121 2655 100

Hanskampring 9 D 22885 BarsbOttel Germay.

COMPLIANCE INFORMATION FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION
S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 11EU Compliance Statement: Horizon Hobby, LLC hereby declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the EMC directive.
A copy of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available online at:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/content/support-render-compliance.

S120 USB-C Smart Battery Charger User Guide  & troubleshooting 12Instructions for disposal of WEEE by users in the European Union
This product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it is the user’s responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or where you purchased the product.

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© 2019 Horizon Hobby, LLC. The Smart Technology logo and IC3 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Horizon Hobby, LLC.
The Spektrum trademark is used with the permission of Bachmann Industries, Inc.
All other trademarks, service marks, and logos are the property of their respective owners. Patents pending

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