Turnigy Lipo Charger

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by Thestig, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    So, I have been researching this for a while, and am still a little confused. I have been debating on whether or not to go Lipo, and the only thing that is holding me back is the confusion over chargers. I see some that just have the alligator clamps, but you need a power source for that. So I cam across This: (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8247__Turnigy_2S_3S_Balance_Charger_Direct_110_240v_Input.html) and wanted to know, would it work well for charging lipos? I have not seen anything on this specific charger.
     
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  3. Thestig

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  4. wolf00

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    Dude buy a smart charger, it has the aligator clamps and its made for charging batteries
     
  5. Thestig

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    I have a smart charger for my NiMh batteries. You just Can't clamp those plugs onto the lipos. They need a special plug to balance.

    And also, if you would have looked at the link, I did link a balance charger. I wanted to know the quality though...
     
  6. wolf00

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    Ah i see, sorry i though i knew what i was talking about
     
  7. Thestig

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    Remember that when you think you know about something before you post. I won't rip you apart, but some members will.
     
  8. Thestig

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    Time to bump this up. I still want some more opinions on this charger. Also, would using a 65W power source be too much for the B6. I don't know if you can put in 5W over what is recommended, and be fine or not.
     
  9. Cerveza

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    I've read a lot of people claiming that this is the absolute best for lipo.

    LINK - Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger/Discharger w/ AC Adapter
     
  10. g_love

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    I personally use the above charger for my lipo battery, and I have to say that I am a big fan. I had to do some soldering to put deans on one of the wires, but it wasn't too hard and I am glad that I did because this charger works like a charm.
     
  11. Thestig

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    The one that I linked, or the one in the post above?
     
  12. g_love

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    Sorry if that was unclear! I meant the post above mine regarding the thunder charger
     
  13. Thestig

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    Ok, well unless somebody comes up with something about the charger I linked in like the next week, I think I will buy it. It would be like $20 for my whole order, why not try it?
     
  14. alex

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    no. smart chargers do not balance cells.
     
  15. Thestig

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    I know that. Did I not state it above? I was wondering how well the charger I linked balanced lipos.
     
  16. CoppertopNeasg

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    What is the difference between a 3s and 4s LiPo? I'm pretty sure it's not the number of cells as I have seen Turnigy 11.1 35c LiPo's labeled both. The charger you linked does balance LiPo's and does come with an integrated power supply. It is rated up to 3 cells(11.1) LiPo and below(7.4)
     
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  17. Thestig

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    3s LiPos are 11.1 Volts. 4s are 14.8 volts.

    I didn't know how well the charger balanced. If I don't buy a box of parts, I might get it, and see how it works. For $20 for the charger and LiPo, I don't see why not.

    Edit. Math error.
     
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  19. Thestig

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    I can not add 1+7. I am in AP Calc. I want to be an engineer. I am screwed.
     
  20. alex

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    each LiPo cell is 3.7v