An advanced and powerful charger, the Turnigy A6-10 is able to charge, balance and discharge Lion, LiPo, LiFe (A123), NiCd and NiMH batteries on a maximum output power of 200W. It can charge or discharge up to 18 cells of NiCd / NiMH and 6 series of lithium batteries with maximum current of 10A. It can accept three types of Lithium batteries (Lilo/Lipo/LiFe).
Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity 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: 10~18v Circuit power: Max Charge: 200W / Max Discharge: 25W Charge Current Range: .1~10.0A Discharge current range: .1~5.0A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~18 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~24v Weight: 540g Dimensions: 143x124x37mm
Compatible with all Zippy, Rhino and Turnigy packs.
Hi, can I check that I am using the correct settings to charge a pair of 2200mah 3S lipos.
I use 4Amps to keep it at 1C charging (2x2A)
I initially set it up as 6S 22.2v but got a low voltage message so reset at 3S 11.1v and this works ok. I just thought that two 3S lipos would register as a 6S to the charger but it seems not - maybe because it's in parallel. Thanks
i have a very old computer power supply. i want to know if i can use it for this charger. ihave no idea what all the colors mean, there are no colored cables, just the power cord and the clipi
clips to connect to charger
the power supply says this
"DC OUTPUT: 5V=30A(RED), 12V=19A(YELLLOW), 3.3V=28(ORANGE),PG(GRAY)
-5V=0.5A(WHITE),-12V=0.8A(B LUE), 5Vsb=2.0A(PURPLE)
OUTPUT WATTS 350W, 5V, 3.3V:210W"
Yes, you can. You need to use the Yellow 12V and Black 0V (ground) to power the charger. You also probably have to short the green (or grey depending on your unit) to ground so it will power up. You might also need a 10 watt, 10 ohm resistor on the 5V Red wire to boost the voltage on the 12V line. I highly recommend you watch a few YouTube videos before trying this project.
I'm running this charger with a 600 watt pc power supply. Quite easy, you need to find the green wire on the bunch of wires that plug into the motherboard and short it to any black wire. That will turn on the PS. Then use yellow and black bundle to the charger.
Just a comment. HK replaced my first charger which was bad, kudos! (I had to argue for about 10 minutes to get 'em to do it, but I expected that, heh).
I use a modified server PS that I got on ebay. Just search ebay for "12v Power Supply iCharger". 500 watt PS for $40.
I leaned the charger against the case of the PS and got a nice fat spark, DON'T DO THAT, lol. Didn't seem to affect anything, luckily.
The balance charger likes to overcharge by about .02v, so since someone said this can't be calibrated, I made a Y-harness out of two balance leads (you can 10-packs of 'em from HK cheap), and I use an external cell checker, just to make sure that doesn't work.
Next year, I'm getting an iCharger, but in the mean time, this is cheap and works well (so far, heh). Cheers!
NO, you will overload the power supply (PS) if the charger draws more current than the PS can provide. Th minimum current should be equal or higher than your requirement. If you charge at 10A then the PS should be able to deliver at least 10A.
Since the newer models of these chargers can no longer be calibrated has anyone looked into the possibly rewriting the firmware to to unlock calibration? Is it even possible?. I know the old units allowed a one time access to the calibration screen but the new ones do not. Perhaps someone with more experience than me could look into this.
I ask because my charger is off a bit, On a one cell battery the charger will read 4.2 volts how ever my fluke will read between 4.1 to 4.17, Now if it were always 4.17 I could live with that but 4.1 is way out of spec to me!
Hi snaggers, I don't know what manual are you referring to. but taking a quick look at the Manual - PDF 2528kb also located in the files tab. The specifications match, which is 200W (charging) and 25W (discharging). Hope that clears whatever confusion you have with this product.
It's perfectly possible that it is limited to 25W AND/OR 5A. It would depend on the voltage of the battery being discharged. If you were discharging a single cell lipo to 3.8V then it would hit the amp limit before the watt limit but on 2s or higher it would be the watt limit that you hit first.
This is a similar story to the charging limits which are 10A AND/OR 200W, whatever you hit first.
Hello, If I charge just 1 2200 3S battery i choose 2A, 11.1 (3S) (same as deafult stock charger for my aircraft)
But if I charge 4 batteries at the same time do I have to choose 8A? or just 2A (same that for 1 battery?) Thanks for your answer.
Hi Juan if you want to parallel charge 4 3S 2200mah lipo. 4 multiplied by 2200 = 8.8A and that is 1C rate of charging, if you want to charge at 2C, that is 17.6A which is more than this charger can provide, and be sure your lipo can take the 2C charging rate.
The input voltage can be 10-18v. BUT the input CURRENT (amps) depends on how high power do you load your batteries. The charge current is 10A max, which means the current between charger and the battery charging.
I'm trying to balance my turnigy 6s 5000mAH LIPO batteries at 1C, but the charger goes only at 1,9A and nothing more. I'm using a 12V 33A source for it, so I think it isn't the problem.
I selected the LIPO balance mode, put 6s and 5,0A, but, like I said, the chager don't cross the 1,9A limit.
Anyone can tell me what's happening?
Turnigy A-6-10 is a really nice product. The firmware of thie charger is exactly same as of any other 50W charger except the charging rate can be adjusted upto 10A and the discharge upto 5A. It has a cool blue backlit which is easily readable in the sunlight or in dark.
The buttons are good and it has all metal body which is a really good feel. The fan is automatic and would start when the temperature rises above the defined limit.
This charger comes with multiple charge lead connectors which you can use with any kind of battery. All ar XT60 connectors. The balance port has a 6 cell balancer to which you can attach the extension port to balance 2-6 cells. There is no AC adapter socket, so you need to use the input supply cables only for powering the charger. You can even use the temperature probe (buy separately) with this charger. Any common temp probe will work. The top and the bottom of this charger are the heat Sinks which become quite warm especially during the discharge phase.
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 lea
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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 you want.
Cheers !!! Saurabh.
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I just received this charger and I scroll through the battery selections... and I see Nicad, Nimh, PB, LIPFE.... but no Lipo or Lion.... just curious about it. I bought it for A123's so I should be OK... but had planned on using it as an additional charger for my Lipo's
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Happy with my purchase of this charger. It appears to be better quality than I expected, and seems to be spot on balancing my 4S 5000mah 35c Lipos.
My only negative would be the lack of a manual to cover operation of the settings, but with enough fumbling I got it set to Lipo charge
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It's a good charger for your money. It works verry simple, easy, small.
I have only one thing that is disappoints me. It can not be connected to my Grauper power suply. This PS delivers 13.8V with a max off 20A. Works great with a Shultse, not with the Turnigy. The Turnigy gives, when trying to charge, BATTERY VOL ERR.
The Turnigy needs 12V. Car battery's or PS with 12V and 20A (total 240W).