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Turnigy Accucel-8 150W 7A Balancer/Charger

Turnigy Accucel-8 150W 7A Balancer/Charger

The Accucel-8150 is a Lipoly/LiFe battery charging workhorse. Capable of handling up to 8S, 7A or a maximum of 150W charging current plus it balances and discharges packs which is critical for keeping your expensive batteries in perfect condition.
This charger has a 12v input and can be used with a mains 12v power supply or your car battery when at the field.
TURNIGY Accucel chargers are built with quality components and produced in robotic pick-n-place SMT technology machines to produce a reliable and accurate charger.
You wont find a better priced quality 8 Cell charger!

The Accucell has various programming and charging modes and will accept and safely charge NiCd,Lilo, Lipo, LiFe, Pb batteries.

There are several chargers now entering the China market that look similar to the Accucel-8. These chargers are produced with cheaper FET's and are much less accurate and very unsafe. There have been reports of the copied chargers over-charging packs and not balancing correctly.
Our chargers have CE and RoHS certification, proving there safety. Plus, thousands of customers the world over have used our chargers with excellent success.
Your batteries are expensive. We understand this and thats why we will not carry low-quality charging devices.

"CONNECTION BREAK" : This indicates you need to have the discharge AND balance plugs connected. This unit charges through the discharge wires and balances through the balance wires. Connect all wires or you will get a "CONNECTION BREAK" message.

Operating voltage range: 11.0~18.0V
Circuit power: max: 150W
Charge current range: 0.1~7.0A
Discharge current range: 0.1~5.0A
NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1~27 cells
Lithium bettery cell count: 1~8 Series
Pb battery voltage: 2 to 36V
Weight: 625g
Dimensions: 170X125X35mm

This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST adapter, balance ports are for 3s~8s packs only.

Note: Power supply not included.

PRODUCT ID: Accucel8150

Weight: 990g
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 Customer rated
Total of 393 discussions.
Graphite 74  55 points - 9/11/2015
I bought it years ago and takes thousands of loads, it acts as the first day !!! To charge the 2s lipos, I installed the connector balanced lipo 3s and 3s port connected to the works wonders !!!
adriano  2 points - 7/27/2015
Hi, I recently bought a couple of "Turnigy nano-tech Ultimate 6600mah 2S2P 90C Hardcase Lipo Pack (ROAR & BRCA Approved)" for my Basher 1/8 RC car.... that need to be charged... I already had the accurel 8150, but wonder how to balance these 2S battery packs... there is no 2S balance port on the charger.. any suggestions? thanks, Adriano
 Christ 803 points
hello Adriano there are some modification you can do, however the simplest is just to insert the 2S balance connector to a 3 S input after cutting the small plastic extension on the top. The black connection is on the right side when you look at the ballance connector. Enjoy
 adriano 2 points
Thank you Christ, I already had made the same thought... I plugged the 2S into the 3S after cutting one of the 2 plastic "guides" on top of the connector....
Chris  1 points - 6/30/2015
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is the PSU, I noted some of the negative reviews but the unit checked out OK and seems to work OK.
Chris  1 points - 6/30/2015
Hi Christ, thanks for the prompt response. Yes the PSU is rated at 14.5 V, and this is close to what my Multimeter showed.
 Christ 803 points
hello Chris did you checked the connection between the main board and the screen? as the IN power seems good you should try there. not difficult to open. Try and let us know.
 Chris 1 points
Thanks for the suggestion Christ. I can't check until the middle of next week, but will let you know as soon as possible.
Chris  1 points - 6/29/2015
I purchased one of these some time ago but never had a decent PSU, so didn't get to use it for any charging. I finally purchased a suitable PSU from Hobbyking and the PSU checked out OK. Unfortunately when I powered up the 8150 the display was blank, but lit. From time to time the display flickers, and occasionally shows a proper display, but not for long enough to do any charging, or testing. My question is, do I have a defective unit, or am I possibly missing something. Is it repairable? No power source seems to get a standby display on the unit. Any suggestions anyone (other than bin it). Thanks in advance.
 Christ 803 points
hello Chris this is looking like not enough voltage to IN connection. did you measure what your new PSU is giving? must be at least 11V so you can connect it to a fully charged 3S or 4S battery just to test.. Let us know.
 Matej 1 points
Hi, one question, how smart is to connect it to 19v power supply from laptop? It says that it goes up to 18 but 1V does not seems to be so dangerous, or am I wrong? thanks
 Christ 803 points
hello Matej yes 1 volt is not so much, but can be too much. the risk is to burn the transistors. Also the power supply from laptop is not giving enough current to feed the charger properly. can eventually be used only if you charge small batteries. the best is to measure the voltage of the laptop power supply and eventually add 2 diodes in serie to drop a bit of voltage. Good luck
Customer Reviews
Overall Rating
Nicolas Augusto Schnyder Berte
54 thumbs up!
I Bought this charger because i tested a friends one and im really happy with it!!!
Best Price, excelent accesories.
You can charge really a123 at 7 amps!!!! this is 18 minute charge on 6s1pa123 pack

First i tested the Balancer, it works fine. Holds each cell at exactly 4.2V during charge. I didnt expect it to be that accurate.
You can set the minimum input battery voltage between 10 and 11V so you wont run your car battery dry.

Second tested the output voltages with my FLUKE tester. In a fresh charged pack in BALANCE mode, the results was:

6s1p 4000mah lipo

4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 CHARGER

4.201 4.199 4.200 4.203 4.201 4.210
So there is an excelent balancer too!!!!

Third the temperatures of the internal circuits, never raise over 40Cº in a 5amp discharge, it seems that the cooling design was good

PC conectivity needs drivers and you can download the manual too if you haven´t one

My overall opinion is that this unit works very well, enables accurate charging, comes with just about every connector you might need, In both quality and function it is comparable to units costing 2 to 3 times as much.] Several of my friends are currently considering purchase of these now because of the great overall value. I would purchase another one without reservation especially in light of the cost to performance ratio. Absolutely incredible. I will be making more purchases from Hobby City.

The only thing i recomend to improve in this

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35 thumbs up!
Balance mode works well - see this graph:
part battery was very unbalanced before first charging...

USB driver is compatible with Bantam LogView works with e-Station BC8 config

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Overall Rating
25 thumbs up!
Great charger.
Used it for my LiFE batterys.
BUT... after a couple months I can no longer select the LiFE batteries in the menu... it has disappeared without reason!!!
I can do no software update because the usb connection didn't work.

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24 thumbs up!
Otherwise works as marketed but the voltages are off big time. plus-0.12 at worst and that really makes me wonder whether they calibrate these things at the factory at all. Also the "Energy" reading that the charger gives out when using the USB link is completely useless and no where near the realistic values. Hence 3 stars although due to not giving 5 stars this review is probably going to be deleted by the HobbyKing Gestapo in no time.

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23 thumbs up!
There has been some changes to this charger. Gone are the temperature probe and the USB port. Plan to return as these 2 features are not implemented and there are other cheaper charger like Turnigy MAX80W 7A would be a better choice.

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