The Turnigy Accucel 6 Balance Charger utilises quality FET's and resistors to accurately balance and charge Lithium Polymer and NiMH batteries. The Accucel-6 will handle LiPo/LiFe up to 6S and NiMH/NiCd up to 15S and shows individual cell voltage during charge with realtime updates throughout the charge cycle. The intuitive menu system means charging and cycling is an easy process and can be done quickly and accurately either at the field by using a 12v input such as a car battery or at home with a 12v power supply. Bundled with the Accucel-6 is a bunch of input and output wires which should satisfy any charging requirement.
ATTENTION. There are several chargers now entering the China market that look similar to the Accucel. These chargers are produced with cheaper FET's and are unfortunately much less accurate and very unsafe. There has been reports of the copied chargers over-charging packs and not balancing correctly. The Accucel-6 is the first charger in the market with this PCB layout Circuit design. Any charger with the same circuit diagram is most definitely a copy. We have tested the copied chargers ourselves, their componentry is of a very low quality and the manufacturing company that has produced the copy has used a process of duplicating our CPU(MCU)'s hex file and flashed a similar chip(MCU) to produce a similar product. This means they do not have the original code and therefore cannot bug-test(QC) or update the charger at any point. Our chargers have CE and RoHS certification, proving their safety. Plus, thousands of customers the world over have used our chargers with excellent results. Your batteries are expensive. We understand this and thats why we will not carry low-quality charging devices. Trust only in TURNIGY® quality charging devices. Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable Large range of charge currents Store function, allows safe storage current Time limit function Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) Data storage (Store up to 5 packs in memory) Battery break in and cycling.
Spec. Input Voltage: 11~17v Circuit power: Max Charge: 50W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: .1~6.0A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~15 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~20v Weight: 355g
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST-XH adapter.
total should be 50 amp power supply. For example, 60 amp 12V x 5A power source in this way I am using does. The product supports up to 50 amps. If you use a power supply is a little higher than 50 amperes will not encounter the problem of overheating.
Has anyone experimented with 18.5 V power supply ? I have an old HP laptop charger. For now I'm using a friends Panasonic Toughbook charger 16V 3,75A. I'm reluctant to put the 18.5V and 3.5 Amps to try ...what to do , what to do :) ? ...on the other hand I could just stick together 4 LM7812 and some capacitors :) .. but I'm lazy
Hi I have just purchased the Acucell 6 but my experience with charging extends to plugging in a wall charger and leaving it for 10 or so hours, now I have this unit and a few 4.8v ni/mh LSD 2300 mah batteries. I have been on the web for a few days and have seen many different recomdations? Is the first charge 230 mah for 10 hours and then 1.5 to 2 v for 2 hours for all subsequent charges or are all charges at 230 mah, please what is safe / best practice .
Limit charging current to 230 mAh and let the charger do the rest. That is theoptimum for NiMh batteries.
If you want fast charge you may go 500 od 750 mAh. I would not do higher as NiMh batterises do not like high charging currents.
The "Charge" setting will allow you to charge 2-6 cell, if your battery connectoris other than HT60 use adapters like: XT60-JSTF or
"Balance" setting requires your balance plug to be the same as Turnigy
Yes. This charger may charge all brands Li-ion, LiPo, LiFe battery with 1~6 cells and NiCd/Ni-MH batteries with 1-15 cells.
This charger came with JST-XH charge plug. If you have other charge plug in battery - you need adapter.
Hello, yes it can. Paste on search bar this code:
9171000152 or this 258000082 (Products ID)
If you also write on search bar "parallel charge" will appear more options. This accessories are connected to your charger. Hope this helps mate, cheers!
Yum! Yum! Yum! Everything works great! Wonderful charge! Charge your battery for the first 2 hours! I'm extremely pleased. I do not know how you can do even better, everything is perfect. I advise you to buy.
There is something loose in my charger, when i turn it upside down i can clearly hear something moving inside, sounds kind of like a screw that isn't attached properly. Will open it tonight and see the damage or if it even turns on.
Hey srijal, you can use the 12v 500mA for charging but you'll get 'error' on the screen of the charger more than often if you are charging a 3S or 4S or higher! Plus as oldbuddy said it will be very very slow! I think you are from India, so it shouldn't be too difficult to get a 12v(15v recommended) and at least 2.5~3A adapter(5A recommended) locally or you can order Product ID: HK15-5!
You can also use a laptop adapter(with output rating under 18 volts) or a car battery as the power source!
Hope this helps! :-)
Robo_Guy, I need the charger for charging 3s battery. You are right, I live in mumbai, india. I already ordered many things and cannot order the adapter from hobbyking now. Plus the laptop adapters here are more than 19v. what should I do?
Do you live in india too?
Srijal, yes I live in India(orissa), too! If you live in mumbai then you should go over to lamington road and get an adapter from one of the many electronics shops there... they are very cheap there..... and if that's a problem then order one from probots(recommended) or onlinetps(low quality chargers)...... and yeah I understand your problem.... ordering too many items... then paying the shipping is really irritating and then there is the conversion from USD to INR....
thanks for the suggestion. but there are no required adapters on both websites. if you find one, give me the link. besides I have a 12v 4A adapter of my tv. can I use it? how do you know about mumbai? ever lived there?
19V is too much, because upper limit is 18V (maybe it can be accepted by charger, but it is on components critical voltage value ratings). Do not use PSU for asus, toschiba etc. laptops if you want to have your charger for a little bit more than while. The PSU 15 or 18 V are very common. If you want to have good PSU, you can use professional industrial power sources (MeanWell etc.) from your local electrotechnics store which have very good price\value ratio.
you can try positive voltage regulators like lm317 or 78xx(7812, 7815, etc.) but you'll only get like 1 to 2amps of current that too with a heat sink attached! So its best if you either buy Product ID: HK15-5 or use a car battery! Hope this helps! :-)
Just use some PSU with ideal 15V and about 60W . I can recommend you to use industrial grade PSU which have very good power/price value, but you must to made your own cables and box (if you wana to go this way make about 300W PSU and you can use it almost for every charger on the market). Laptop adapter is also good but only when its voltage does not exceeds 18V.
Hey, richard.... not long ago, I was also having the same dilemma, but I finally decided to buy the IMax B6!
You are right, both the chargers are 99% same(input voltage and charge current are different!) So really you should just flip a coin and decide which one to buy...... but seeing as this one is out of stock... I'd advice you to go for the Imax B6! You can also check out the copy version of the Imax B6(PRODUCT ID: IMAXB6-FAKE).... It is cheaper but still very reliable.
Hope this helps! :-)
good morning, friends secede when I connect the battery and I balancerarla and upload.
the battery only lasts 6 seconds cargardose and swinging around and then I get a message Turnigy and off the charger.
will be due to the battery is new.
This charger can only do up to 5 amps. If your not supplying it with 12v you may not be able to get a 5 amp charge. I charge at Turnigy hard case 4.0 amps for 2s 4000mah lipo's, cant charge these batteries at 5 amps but my next set will be able to be charged at 5 amps and above.
Accucel-6 is a really nice product. The firmware of thie charger is exactly same as of any other 50W charger. It has a blue backlit which is easily readable in the sunlight or in dark. Along with the cigarette lighter adapter, you can use this to charge your batteries while driving down to the field. http://www.hobbyking.com www.link ANY SPACES IN THE ABOVE LINK)
The buttons are good and it has all metal body which is really good as compared to the Hobby King $18.99 charger.
This charger comes with a multiple charge lead connector which you can use with any kind of battery.
You can even calibrate the charger if you feel the readings are a little incorrect.
For calibrating this charger follow these steps:
1.) Power off the charger. 2.) Press and hold the (dec" and "start" buttons. 3.) Power on the charger. (you will hear 3 beeps in a row). Keep the buttons pressed. 4.) You will enter into the calibration screen where the voltage detected by the charger is displayed on the screen (voltage on output leads). 5.) Attach any battery to the output leads of the charger. 6.) Using a digital multimeter, correct the reading of the voltage by pressing "inc" or "dec" buttons till the reading matches with that of the multimeter. 7.) Press "Stop" when you are done. 8.) Your charger is calibrated now.
You can repeat these steps as many number of times
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235 thumbs up!
I'm very happy with this charger. I tested with my cheap voltmeter the final volatge and it seemed lower than displayed by the charger. So i tried to calibrate it :
Hold on "ENTER" and "-" button at while powering on the charger. The charger display something like this :
plus00 VOL: x.xxV SAVE(ENTER)
Then plug in a battery in the charging plug and you can see the voltage detected by the charger. Now you can adjust it by pressing plus or -
I just have to find a good voltmeter because i don't trust my voltmeter more than the accucel !
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150 thumbs up!
I ordered 2 of these chargers from HobbyCity, as I wanted a simple, easy-to-use charger for my Li-Po batteries. I found the charger very user-friendly, even though no manual is supplied with it. However, I have found a link to the charger manual here which may be useful to www.link read it through, the Turnigy Accucel-6 has even more capability than I first believed just by pressing the buttons!! The balance functions work really well and much information can be obtained from the charger displays. This is a really impressive charger, all the more so given the price.
Thanks again HobbyCity for a great product!!
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115 thumbs up!
Bought one as support to my standard field charger (MPX LN5014). Some of the features I like (vs old charger): plusbright display easily readable in the sun. plusbalancer functionality with detailed voltage display of all cells. plusfaster LIPO loading without the final "trickle charge" plusstore discharge, memory etc. plusnice set of connecting cables. pluslow shipping weight. -only visible drawback is the black housing, which will tend to get hotter in direct sunlight.
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106 thumbs up!
Nice charger, not so good discharger.
Good: 1) bright display easily readable 2) balancer functionality with detailed voltage display of all cells on one screen. 3) Memory for batteries 4) USB data collection 5) Many connecting cables. 6) Cheap to buy 7) Can be used with Twin pack charge lead to charge two 3s1p: www.link Good, easy to use menu
Bad: (reason for 4 stars) 1) Discharge function is only so so. With a 3s1p you can discharge at a maximum of .5a and with 6s1p just .2a so it can take all night just to discharge a pack. 2) Fan makes a lot of noise, this is probably due to the charge's small size they had to put a small fan that moves a lot of air to cool it down. It is a budget charger with above budget performance, you don't need to discharge a lot of full packs get it.
Note to the review below, you need to plug in the power and balancing port at the same time to balance charge.