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Old 06-05-2008, 02:47 PM
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I have a Triton 2 charger and Equinox balancer.
Do I need to use my balancer on every charge or can I charge direct
and use the balancer say once a week or every so many times of use?

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:51 PM
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You can do it either way but using the balancer is a good idea. A lot
of people use chargers that balance the pack every time. You won't hurt
the battery by balancing it, so more often is better than less.

If it were me, I'd do it every time.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:13 PM
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Thanks Jim for the fast reply. I will take your advise.

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Old 06-06-2008, 06:30 AM
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The other major reason to use a balancer every time is safty. Your far less likely to burn your house down

Good in-line balancers will stop the charge if any cell in the pack goes over voltage.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:41 PM
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The other major reason to use a balancer every time is safty. Your far less likely to burn your house down

Good in-line balancers will stop the charge if any cell in the pack goes over voltage.
Thanks Larry, I will for sure charge outside.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:19 PM
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If you have it then use it. The balancer prevents any cell from charging more than 4.2v. That is a sure way for premature cell weakening.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:40 PM
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I have been looking at the Triton JR as well, but this statement throws me off a bit:

Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post

Good in-line balancers will stop the charge if any cell in the pack goes over voltage.
The JR has output ports for charging. The Lipos typically have two connections: One for receiving the charge from a charger (such as the JR), and the other for balancing.

How would the JR be able to support in-line balancing then? The balancer connected to the Lipo would not be able to shut the charge off. Maybe I should not be looking at the JR if it doesn't provide an in-line balancer? I read a lot of comments on the charger, as well as http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...81&skey=23f2d7

Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:43 PM
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I suppose here is one answer to my question: http://www.electrifly.com/chargers/gpmm3160.html

But If I bought this product, I would then be locked into Electrify Lipos (Is that correct?).
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:35 PM
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Equinox is same as Hyperion LBA6 now discontinued / replaced by LBA10.
I made apapters and used LBA6 with PolyQuest/ Hyperion, Vampower Pro,DuelSky, Thunder Power,Electri Power,E Tec and several other brands of LiPolys.
Best advice I can offer anyone is to learn how packs / balancing leads are wired,learn to solder and make whatever adapter you need to use Brand X with Brand Y as the vendors will not standarize.

The madness has been going on for well over three years.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=29


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Old 06-06-2008, 10:24 PM
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Thanks everydayflyer,

That sounds like a great way to keep from purchasing multiple balancers. It is a little duanting to solder whatever adapter I need. (especially given the results if a mistake is made.) Perhaps I will just be better off by finally deciding to purchase a few lipos of the same brand with their associated balancer. Does that sound appropriate?

I have read through the long threads on which is best, and it seems that I can't go wrong with quite a few of the choices.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:30 AM
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This may help.

http://www.rcaccessory.com/pdf/Batte...on%20Guide.pdf

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