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.
Ive had my charger for a while now and ive just started charging larger batteries with it. When i charge over 2 amps, the charger turns off, then comes back on. Sometimes it will charge on 2.1 amps but nothing over that. Do i need a bigger power supply?
Don't forget that max power this charger can give is 50W (if you have good PSU). 50W is 3S battery (about 12V) and charge current about 4A. 50W is 6S battery (about 22V) and charge current about 2.2A. So you ,maybe need more powerful charger. But you can still use this charger and it will take more time to charge without any risks to battery.
If you have an multimeter that can measure voltage - check output voltage of your PSU. I had a cheap PSU rated for 12v but it's output jumped from 9 to 14. If your voltage jumps then the problem is PSU
If the voltage does not jumps then your PSU should give 15v x 4a ** 60w and that's enough. If you charge your batteries at 3s (12v) then you can be able to charge it at 4a (if capacity more than 4000mah). If you can't - something is faulty. Maybe your PSU can't give 4a...
I use PSU from Asus EEEPC it gives 12V and 3A. It's for field, of course. At home I use 12V line from my ATX PSU for PC. With it I can charge 3S battery at 4A. You need to use HDD power line - yellow is 12 and black is ground. You need to short green wire on ATX-connector with any ground is you will use this PSU standalone. Refer to wiki and ask ATX pinout because sometimes atx-power wire is NOT green.
Most of the time using a small adapter, 12 v, 2 amps - is sufficient to charge 1-2 batteries and is much more mobile. When you need a big charge - use large power supply, 7 amps is enough for this charger.
Charger specification stated can charge up to 6 amperes, but If use on 4 cell lipo cannot even go beyond 3.3 amperes, very disappointed. Probably need to get a new charger with input voltage more than 24 V DC.
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.