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Turnigy 12v 2-3S Basic Balance Charger

Turnigy 12v 2-3S Basic Balance Charger

This Turnigy balance charger is simple to use, reliable and safe for any modeler. It features a smart charge protection to ensure the batteries are not overcharged and has real time monitoring increasing the cycle life of your battery packs. It can be powered from any 12V output and charges at 800mA. Charging is through the JST-XH balance lead on your compatible battery. Suits all Turnigy, Zippy and most other battery types. You can easily connect several of these chargers to the same power source to charge multiple packs at once.

• Smart charging protection
• 2~3S Compatible
• Charges through the balance lead
• Easy to use, safe and reliable
• Includes power lead with Croc Clips

Input Voltage: 11~14V
Output Voltage: 8.4~12.6V DC
Output Current: 800mA (Max)
Dimensions: 74x50x25mm
Weight: 46g

PRODUCT ID: Turnigy-3S

Weight: 99g
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Total of 474 discussions.
Roy  3 points - 10/23/2015
I know this charger is ranged at 11-14 volts, but there is a power supply on this site having 15V, will it hurt to use that?
 Adriano 13 points
No, but it's a risk, you power supply maybe are not precise and can give 16V and you burn the charger. Be careful.
Roy  3 points - 10/14/2015
is this charging 800ma per cell?
 handyjap 714 points
From charging a 800mAh 2S battery in just more than an hour, I would have to say yes.
Andrea  1 points - 9/15/2015
Does it work on 3S Li ion battery pack?
 Maxxheadroom 37 points
Yes it does, I have been using mine for 2 years now DAILY without a single issue!
 Andrea 1 points
I heard that 3,6v rated li-ion battery has an end voltage of 4.1v (instead of lipo's 4.2v). Charging li-ion up to 4.2v can reduce the battery life span. However i'm supposed to charge a pack of 6*18650 panasonic li-ion battery. The battery pack is made of 2 rows in parallel of 3*18650 so I have an equivalent 3S (10.8v) 4400mah battery pack.
 Adriano 13 points
Yes, it work.
Cid156  383 points - 9/4/2015
Green light blinking = input power to low I tried to charge a 3s 750mah with a 12V 0.8A power supply but the green light was blinking and nothing happens... Then I used a 12V 5A the green light stay steady
Andreas  149 points - 8/24/2015
We need a 4s version of this!!!
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40 thumbs up!
I haven't been able to fly my planes for a very long time because my family was in an economic crisis. I had nothing to do this christmas. I didn't get any gifts and i was sad because all this wonderful time was being wasted. Thanks to hobbycity they made my christmas a little more special. I had to sell my old charger for the money. I had no way of charging my lipos, i bought this charger and now i can go to the park and fly and do what i love.

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29 thumbs up!
The charger comes with no instructions, but a quick check shows that the RED led means the charger is connected to 12 volts, the GREEN led means the unit is charging and the charging is complete when the GREEN led goes out.

The charger seems to work just fine and the price is hard to beat.

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10 thumbs up!
It's just red led is power on..
Red led & green Led.. Power ON and charging..
Other indicators/audio??? None...
It seems to charge at regular rate of around 500 mA so nothing else is needed..
If your batteries are in good shape (and they should always be) this little sucker is SO CHEAP! and effective.
At this price and current draw you could use several at once..
For obvious reasons, limited to 2S & 3S.
Balancing is well within the performance of other much more expensive units..
Definitely a buy even if, like me, you are just curious..

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3 thumbs up!
I am using this charger for more than a year and I am very happy with it. Individual cell voltages are in the 4.15 to 4.17 volt range. For me this is good, the 3 led version(AC or DC) overcharge cells 4.21 to 4.24 volt.
I have no proof that can balance packs, but surely at abnormal voltage the green led blinks. The 3 led version can charge individual cell of the pack. Recently I made a connector and measured charging current 0.82Ah as advertised

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2 thumbs up!
This charger is great! Bought 2 of them and it was money well spent! Every cell is balanced within .05v and the charger and battery keep at room temp during charge. I also got lucky and found an old 12 power supply from an old video game that works great with it. You can't beat the price! I will get more in the future!

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