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12-30-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,117
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

If you want the most expensive charger you can...

If you want the most expensive charger you can buy, a PowerLabs is the one.
If you want a well made affordable high output charger, iCharger 306B is it.

With 6S 5000mAh packs I wouldn't consider...
12-18-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

If you can handle how slow that charger would be,...

If you can handle how slow that charger would be, you should continue to use it from D.C power.
I would trash it a get something a little more modern and more powerful.
11-23-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

The more money you invest in batteries, I would...

The more money you invest in batteries, I would say it gets more important to use a better charger.
Get a charger that has a screen where you can see what is happening.
Because you have 3S 2200mAh...
10-28-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

I would highly recommend EP Buddy. ...

I would highly recommend EP Buddy.

http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17_1
09-29-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Good luck there.

Good luck there.
09-09-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Oh my God. Sorry, I don't know anything...

Oh my God.

Sorry, I don't know anything about toys.
09-09-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,426
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

What the heck does one have to do with the...

What the heck does one have to do with the other??????????????
08-16-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,727
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

If your battery voltages are very similar,...

If your battery voltages are very similar, plugging in the main or balance leads doesn't matter.
If the voltage of the packs are quite different plug in the main lead first.
The voltage difference...
08-13-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,727
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

You will get a spark. No worries. You also will...

You will get a spark. No worries.
You also will get an error message if you only have the balance lead plugged in and not the main lead. That will happen, not a problem.
If you have both the...
07-15-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

It is not the end of the world.

It is not the end of the world.
07-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Good to see you over here Mark. I see by...

Good to see you over here Mark.

I see by your post count you don't visit often.
07-07-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Maximum sustainable could be debated, I agree. ...

Maximum sustainable could be debated, I agree.
Different people would want different things from that.
I would want the battery to be usable after that.
How many more times after that is the trick.
07-07-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

I just built one with a few of my own headings. ...

I just built one with a few of my own headings.

I think "C" rating by definition is maximum, sustainable discharge current calculated by multiplying the Ah of the pack by the Number (C).

I...
07-07-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

JetPlane, Glad you cracked the spread sheet....

JetPlane,

Glad you cracked the spread sheet.
They wouldn't give me the pass word to modify it.

NJ,

So do you think this is a reasonable calculation of True C?
07-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

That guy runs around trying to generate sales for...

That guy runs around trying to generate sales for MaxAmps.
MaxAmps is the biggest offender I have seen of advertising exorbitant "C" figures.
No one over there testing batteries has bought one to...
07-06-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Well, that was not the point I was trying to make...

Well, that was not the point I was trying to make but that does seem to be the result.
Point being that is it almost impossible to have a 55C battery.
The advertising is a little misleading.
07-06-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,898
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Guy of the guys over on RC Groups have developed...

Guy of the guys over on RC Groups have developed a formula to calculate true "C" for a battery pack.
You need to be able to measure the internal resistance and plug in some number into a...
06-19-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,237
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

+1 You have used up your batteries. They...

+1

You have used up your batteries.
They should be replaced when they loose 20% of their original power.
06-17-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,545
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

I would highly recommend returning what you can...

I would highly recommend returning what you can and buying a charger with internal balancing.

I just looked up your charger and read the specs and manufacturers information.
What you have is...
06-17-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,545
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Now they are some real dummy's to say LiPo don't...

Now they are some real dummy's to say LiPo don't need balancing.
And a really dangerous thing to say.
LiPo's are notorious for some bad fires and by far a majority of them are from charging without...
06-16-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,545
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

What you have is not a modern LiPO charger. And...

What you have is not a modern LiPO charger.
And you are sure it will charge LiPO's?
06-14-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,545
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Throw that thing away and buy a modern LiPO...

Throw that thing away and buy a modern LiPO charger that balances.
06-09-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Here you go, buy this - ...

Here you go, buy this -
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18066__Turnigy_Accucel_6_50W_6A_Balancer_Charger_w_accessories_USA_Warehouse_.html
06-09-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

You should replace the electrolytic capacitor and...

You should replace the electrolytic capacitor and try it.

If it doesn't work pitch it in the trash and buy a new $25 charger from Hobby King.
04-28-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

It will balance better than what you have. But...

It will balance better than what you have.
But if your battery is shot it will not fix it.
04-27-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,728
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

You have been buying cheap chargers that...

You have been buying cheap chargers that don't/can't balance very well.

Buy an FMA or an iCharger.

They WORK.
04-27-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,452
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Well not wanting to have to upgrade is a wise...

Well not wanting to have to upgrade is a wise move.

Most any charger you can find that has a built in power supply (can plug into the wall)
is pretty low output.
These are definitely not very...
04-22-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,107
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Depending what charger you get, many will not...

Depending what charger you get, many will not charge through the balance leads.
You have to use the main power leads to charge.
It is always good and never bad to use the balance leads for what...
04-01-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

The iCharger does NOT charge through the...

The iCharger does NOT charge through the balancing plug.
You will have to connect the main leads to the chargers output.
03-03-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By TheWoodCrafter

Most any charger I have seen has a VERY LIMITED...

Most any charger I have seen has a VERY LIMITED discharge capability.
So much so that discharging at the chargers max could take hours depending on the battery pack.
That is why I mentioned the...
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