Turnigy T-20Pro Quality 16A Power Supply 180~240V (220W)
Turnigy T-20Pro can supply a constant and solid 16A at 14v. Even if you dont charge at high rates, having a solid power supply like this will ensure the charger is supplied with a good constant current, helping it to balance cells more accurately.
The charger will suit 100-240v 50-60Hz home power points. The plug is a common kettle/laptop type, so it will be easy to source a local power cord.
Hi AS, one more question, the only Charger's available in the US warehouse dont include the ones we were discussing, their is the one right below this one, it is Blue with Yellow Trim. It is $40 and seems to be more then enought to run The H/h quad Charger with 4 / 4S batteries being charged at once. Do you agree before I pull the trigger? Thanks you have been a tremedous help!
Hi Oregon, You're referring to the 350W x 25A power supply (PRODUCT ID: T-25PS-220). It's a good choice based on the reviews I've read. The only common complaint is a noisy fan, but that's trivial. It will provide more than enough power for 4B6 charger or any other charger you choose. Cheers, EA!
Thanks for the help E/A! Do I need to look at Amps or Volts? Not overly knowledgable in this area of electrical. DC 220W to 250W is all I need to make sure of? Thanks allot, the charger works great, to bad they cannot do the same for the power supply and or have one made to go with it as an upgrade or add on. Take care and hope all is good down under :-) Oregon Flyer!
Hi Oregon, You just need to look for a PS with 200W minimum power output at a stable voltage between 12-17 vdc. The 4B6 can run on up to 18vdc, but you risk getting errors if you're even 0.1 volt over 18vdc. A 12V x 20A (240W, W=VxA) should be readily available at a reasonable price. Cheers, EA!
HI, hopefully Electric Aussie can help out W/more advise or anyone else who may have the knowledge. Can you suggest a different power supply for the H/K 4B6 Quad Charger?? Since the T20 Pro Power Supply H/K suggets is know to blow up and short out more often then not, yet H/K does nothing about it, continues suggesting it and trying to return anything to them is a royal nightmare! Can anyone suggest a different power supplie that is compatible? Maybe the A20S or the T25PS-220. Both are more then needed but not sure what else to do since H/K wants us to buy the T-20 and then have to be subjected to their horrible customer service trying to get a new one since their are so many buyers who have their break in the 1st 24 hrs. Thanks. (Sorry H/K but it is your own doing, care more about your buyers & FIX OR REMOVE BAD PRODUCTS!!
Hi Oregon, Unfortunately there's only one other PS from HK that's the right power/price for the 4B6 charger: PRODUCT ID: A20S, $30. It also has a dodgy track record. Try eBay under both the hobby and electronics categories and you should find a reasonably priced 220W-250W power supply. Cheers, EA!
My one started smelling like burning after about 4 months of use, then it went pop and lets the magic smoke out. There were some sparks that came out of the fan outlet, and after pulling it apart it looks like there's a reasonable amount of scorching on the bottom of the PCB, but I can't tell exactly which bit burned, and if I can fix it... Does anyone have a god clear photo of the bottom of the PCB from a working one?
Oh this is a ****. One time it works with Turnigy Accucel-6 for ca. 6 hours. After i turned it off and then after 30 minutes i turned it on and then BOOOM it has gone to its nirvana.
Now what should i do from germany?
Hi Annisa, This "snap, crackle, pop .... dead!" saga with this power supply has been going on for a year. Mine still works, but I count myself among the lucky few who didn't have theirs smoke in the first few uses. My switch failed in the ON position and the fan sounds like a truck, but it's still chugging along. Cheers, EA!
Hi Roberto, Yes this power supply is a good match for the 4B6 charger. However, before you order one you should read through the other posts on this board to see how many people have had problems with this power supply. There seems to be quality control problems which cause lots of these to fail almost immediately. Mine is still working after almost 2 years of constant use, but the switch failed (in the ON position) and the fan sounds like a truck. I consider myself lucky. Cheers, EA!
Not a relable unit plugged it in turned it on and bang, flash followed by smoke and tripping of my house safety switch. Operating in Australia on 240 volts
Having read other the posts on this item I think it is dangerous and have advised hobbyking to remove the item from sale before it kills someone.
Hi Paul, OMG IT'S BACK!!!!! I thought HK finally killed this thing off and buried the remains. This "snap, crackle, pop .... dead!" saga has been going on for a year. Mine still works, but I count myself among the lucky few who didn't have theirs smoke in the first few uses. My switch failed in the ON position and the fan sounds like a truck, but it's still chugging along. Cheers, EA!
Hi T.O., Keep your fingers crossed. It seems that once thru the initial few months new problems cease to appear. HK must have sold hundreds of these, so if the QA at the factory was dodgy it's understandable that so many complaints have appeared on this board. Cheers, EA!
I've had mine for a while now, so maybe I missed the bad batch. I've used it maybe 10 or 20 times so far.
I am pretty handy with electronics, so I'll pull mine down and see what I can do to improve reliability (capacitor replacement, clean the PCB etc).
Hi T.O., If you read thru the posts, it's a dog's breakfast of problems. Dodgy soldering, failed switches, blown electronics, etc. I think a quick inspection for obvious problems wouldn't hurt, but "don't fix it if it ain't broke!" I run mine almost every day with 2 chargers running together and it's still working fine after almost 2 years. Cheers, EA!
Well I pulled mine down, replaced all the dodgy cheap capacitors with Rubycon ZL series caps (I keep a stock of caps for repairs) and gave the solder side of the PCB a coat of lacquer.
It's going strong and looks ok inside so maybe I'm a lucky one. Kind of a hacking shame in a way as I like building and playing with inverters and this could be a fun thing to fix for the hell of it. :)
After second usage puff...Dont work anymore, I open an RMA but a lot of money to send back to China. I'm trying to repair it and until now I figure that fuse is broken because KBL406 component is broken and puts the with - together. Will replace it and see if works again.
Absolute garbage! Just recieved it in UK and like almost everyone else, mine blew up as soon as I switched it on. The soldering inside is really bad, spattering and big blobs everywhere with bits touching that shouldn't be. It's a joke to put a quality control sticker on this. HobbyKing, why are you still selling these? I've spent a lot of money with HobbyKing lately but this purchase has knocked my confidence in their products.
I just received my power supply in the UK. and surprise surprise it exploded straight away didn't even get to charge a battery, have sent it back this morning so lets see what happens.....there is obviously a big issue with these in the UK and they should state this in the item description.
I was just using this power supply for the first time to and like other uses seem to have happened my unit exploded...there was a huge band and flash from the power supply and the unit puffed out smoke. It scared the hell out of me.
Is there a problem with the manufacture of this power supply? Is there an alternate power supply suitable for the Turnigy Accucel Charger?
u can get urself a atx powersupply from a borken computer, realy easy to make as a charger and cheap. lost of videos about it in youtube.
i never had any problems whit my powersupply, strange that so many got bad ones.
Hi Chopper50, it went pop and threw all the lights & sockets out in my house, i really would not recommend this unit for the UK, it may work great in the US, but not in the UK. I went to my local hobby shop nearby and got a 240v version with a 3 pin UK plug, and it works perfect, thats my advise if anyone wants to buy this unit for the UK.
Received mine this week, plugged into a UK shavor point, no probs, decided to cut off the 2 pin plug on the power lead and connect to UK style 3 pin plug, Brown to live, blue to neutral & green/yellow to earth....POP blew in one second ?? can someone tell me what the cable colours relate to, and i believe for the uk market this unit is not earthed to uk standards ie a mechanical (plugged in) as opposed to a s****ing earth system.
Hi, Sorry to hear about the pop, I had mine wired same way, Brown to live, blue to neutral & green/yellow to earth, worked great for a while then went pop too!!!! sent it back with my new plug fitted to uk whearhouse after a few days they credited me with the value of the power supply only! and they keeped my new plug, so i bought the Hobbyking PS35 DC Power Supply, had to pay for shipping AGAIN and a new plug, I could have bought a better quality product from my local model shop for the price ive paid so far.
Hi, I burned mine like a month ago. At first I thought it was due to its poor quality but now I guess if did not connect well my battery to the charger, it has 4 ports, and I could have connected my battery charge connector to a port and the balance connector to the next one. Could this be the cause for the power supply to burn...
Today I found that it has a fuse, it is inside a shrink tube so I did not see then. My problem is that the PCB is a bit smoked and I cant read the Amps I need, it seems to say 15A, buts thats long too much, no? Any clue?
Yes, I unsoldered it. Under the files tab, check the UP image. Up on the left, just between the yellow box and the AC connector for the wires that come from the switch. It is inside a shrinck tube, thats why we could not see it.
System won't let me leave a review so I will put it here.
Bought a unit last year and on first use it went "pop" in the first 1 second of AC being applied. Returned under warranty out of principle (return costs very expensive). Unit found to be faulty and credit given. Had to pay shipping to get a second unit (not happy), upon first use the power switch failed in ON position and the fan is very noisey. Decided to open it up to replace the switch and found that the 0V wire had obviously snapped in production so they soldered it onto the base of the binding post (see attached photo).
Avoid purchasing this unit as there is no quality control based on my experiance and others.
Just an update I have replaced the faulty switch with a new switch from Jaycar (SK0984) and it works a treat, likily I did as the solder holding the 0V DC wire came loose while it was open so I was able to correct it. Once reassembled and running it died a couple minutes later. Cause: the solder on the neutral connection from the AC connector on the PCB had broken (appears the track isn't big enough to handle current so they add solder) however mine wasn't thick enough and blew like a fuse. Resoldered all tracks and everything is ok.
Hi damop, I'll get this written before HK censors your post for daring to mention "sounds like Pay Car, but starts with J." Thanks for sharing your fix. I haven't had to open mine yet. The switch failed in the On position, so I just swithch it at the wall. If and when I do open it up I'll have a look at the areas you mentioned. Cheers, EA!
I might be a little jaded, but I think a good option would be to remove the word "quality" from the product title, don't apply the "QC passed" sticker, that way it isn't misleading and it reduced the build cost (sticker and labour).
Hi Terry, Keep us informed of how HK handles the repair, shipping costs, etc. The dramas around this power supply are taking on a life of their own. It could almost have its own reality TV show! Cheers, EA! P.S. Mine continues to run strong every day, but the fan sounds like it's ready to sheet(sp) the bed.
Hi leung, It will work fine with the ECO8 charger. You'll need to replace the power cord or install a US style plug, as this comes with a Euro plug on the cord. Also, before you buy this power supply you should read the rest of the comments and reviews. There have been a lot of problems with the general quality of the unit. Lots of people have had theirs blow out after just a few uses. Mine is still going strong, but the fan runs constantly and sounds like a truck. The switch now won't switch on/off, but it failed in the ON position so I still use it every day and am happy with it at this price. I just wanted you to know that you're rolling the dice with this unit. Cheers, EA!
Hi Terry, If you don't need the full 220W capacity, the 105W power supply (PRODUCT ID: 9330000002) seems to have far fewer unhappy customers. Otherwise, there's a good selection on eBay at a bit more cost. Cheers, EA!
Hi B, This one's developing a real rep for trouble. I'm amazed that mine still runs okay (if you ignore the noisy fan) with 3 different chargers hanging off it. It's too bad, because it such a nice size and power rating and the price can't be beat. Wonder when HK will finally drop it from their inventory. Cheers, EA!
Hi Joseph, No problem. However, before you buy this power supply you should read the rest of the comments and reviews. There have been a lot of problems with the general quality of the unit. Lots of people have had theirs blow out after just a few uses. Mine is still going strong, but the fan runs constantly and sounds like a truck. The switch now won't switch on/off, but it failed in the ON position so I still use it every day and am happy with it at this price. I just wanted you to know that you're rolling the dice with this unit. Cheers, EA!
I've used mine on a Turnigy Quattro about 15 times and mine has died. Of course it's out of warranty now... I've opened it up and can't see anything wrong anywhere inside. Anyone have any suggestions or should I just spend another $25 Shipping? Electric Aussie you know your stuff, hope you can help and if you're in Brisbane maybe you can look at it for me? Cheers... OzBlueDragon
Hi OBD, Unfortunately I can't help you out because mine hasn't failed and "you can't fix it if it ain't broke." Mine has had a noisy fan that runs constantly since week 3, but the power supply itself keeps on chugging along with 2 LiPo chargers and a Tx pack charger all running at the same time. I'm not in Bris, but farther north on the Sunshine Coast. Cheers, EA!
Hi OBD, Thanks for the credit. With a strong magnifying glass you should be able to read the diode number on one of the adjacent diodes that isn't burned out. You could probably get one from a local electronics shop (sounds like play car, but with a "J" instead of "P", HK loves to sensor the names of other vendors). If your soldering skills are good it might be worth trying to fix it. Cheers, EA!
You're welcome EA. I'll do what you suggested thought most of them have different numbers on them as I've looked already. Maybe I can post a pick and if you or someone can open theirs and check the corresponding number on the same diode? I have a "play car" near me so that will be easy from their. Thanks for your help EA!
Unfortunately this charger is running approx 1.1 volts higher then it's advertised rating, making it incompatible with my charger which is only rated to 15.0.
Anyone else has experience with this? Do i have a defective charger, is there any cheap way to drop the voltage under 15?
Hi Jeff, If you're saying that your power supply is putting out 15.1vdc, then your charger should still run using this power supply, as 0.1 vdc over the recommended voltage shouldn't be a problem. If you have plugged the charger in and it gives an error message, you're out of luck, but if it runs okay then go with it. Also, what did you use to measure output voltage and are you sure it's a calibrated meter? Although lots of people have reported various problems with this power supply, outputting too high a voltage has not been one of the problems that's been mentioned. Mine puts out 14.18vdc rock solid every time. Cheers, EA!
Thanks for the quick reply. The charger manual states an operating voltage of 12-15v, so while i agree you would think there would be some tolerance there, which doesn't seem to be the case. Charger gives me a warning, stating to "check input voltage".
I used a voltmeter to verify the voltage at 15.1. At this point the charger and meter seem to agree? I may ended up moving to a new charger that supports ac/dc, if i went that route do you have any recommendations?
Hi Jeff, Thanks for the credit. Given that your PSU and charger are clearly not compatible, here's what I would do if I were in your shoes. Don't buy an AC/DC charger because that still leaves you with a PSU/charger that aren't useful. The charger you have will work off your car lighter socket or another PSU running <15vdc, so that can be a backup/field charger. Buy an inexpensive charger that will run on >15vdc so you can use it with this PSU as your primary charger. The Accucell-6 ($25) is available from the US warehouse and it's a great charger. If this PSU eventually fails, replace it with one that puts out 14vdc so that you can run both chargers off the one PSU. I run 2 chargers off this PSU all the time to speed up the charging process. If you stumble across a cheap <15vdc PSU, grab it! Cheers, EA!
Hi, I live in Singapore, does this come with British type plug that I can plug it into the wall socket or do I need to purchase one separately?
also I purchased
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/_ _7898__Turnigy_420_Balancer_Charger_2S_4S.html, do I need to get any special connector to connect between this 2 item?
Hi Michael, It comes with a Euro style 2-pin plug that you can see in the 2nd photo. You can buy a replacement cord at any computer shop or buy a replacement plug at the hardware store. You can also use a travel adapter. Most chargers come with banana plugs that will plug right into the red/black sockets. Cheers, EA!
External build is nice. It was sad to see the labels stating 180-240V, I live in a 110V standard country. Being technician I disassembled it to see if something could be changed, hoping that like some power supplys this one comes with available modifications inside. But nothing, the power supply is pretty simple inside. So I decided to give it a try with 110V.
Working like a charm, charging 6S batteries at 5Amps, not even warm. Voltage input to the charger is solid 14V.
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Just got this and it says 180 to 240v on the power supply , I live in Canada and I plug it to 110v using my laptop wire and it work perfect , I am getting 14.05 to 14.20v output , looks good so far. I bought 2of the SKU: A30 from an other vendor and 1 died within a week and the other was unsable after 1 week ( flikering and not alway powering ) I would stay away from SKU: A30
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Great product. I'm glad this was released. A perfect supply for my A-6-10 charger. Thanks HK
Excellent product. I used it with my Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger. The fan is very quite!
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Using this to power my Turnigy Accucel 6 and both are working great, powercord fits our Swedish power outlets. Only issue i had with it is that opening the box i found 1 M2 nut inside. This came from the fan so i just opened it and fastened the fan.
Knowing the quality is nice and everything working just great i will add 1 more Accucel 6 to the powersupply to shorten my loading times.
I hope it all will work with 2 chargers loading 2 lipos each so that i can load 4 batteries at the same time.