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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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Price  HKD34.84

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Total of 445 discussions.
Maxim  1 points - 12/20/2014
Does this fit the charger for the battery (
nejohn  1 points - 12/12/2014
thejaswaroup  1 points - 12/12/2014
only two cells are getting charged . there isnt any input on my 3rd cell of my 3s . And its not balacing my lipo. any clue ?
aubrey  4 points - 12/1/2014
is it 800mah per cell or is it 800mah all together on a 3s
 Wambly 21 points
Each cell in a battery(accu) pack has (nearly) the same capacity, else you need more power on balancing than on charging. But this is a charger, so he has not 800mAh but 800mA charge currend. That means you need for a 800mAh Accu 1hour plus some minutes, for a 1,6Ah accu you need 2 hour.
 Andreas 24 points
all together on a 3s
 Andreas 24 points
1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, and so on each cell will be charged with 800mA at the same time
 Wambly 21 points
Yes, the charging current (800mA at this one) flows throw all cells witch are in series. At xS2P accus, the current is nearly the 1/2 current in each cell, the cells have also 1/2 capacity (mAh) of the accupack. Info: This charger can only charge 2S or 3S at the same time, NOT 2S and 3S at the same time!!! And only LiPo, NOT LiPoFe!!!
 Andreas 24 points
I was thinking again about this and now im not totally sure. Because this charger only uses the balancing plug to charge the lipo. It could be charged in parallel... And then on an 2s lipo ech cell would be charged with 400mA. I will check it by measurement.
tukan  27 points - 11/24/2014
What does it mean when the Green led blinks ?
 handyjap 557 points
I only had this issue when the cells in the battery pack are not balanced. The green light flashed until the cells were balanced and then it charged with red LED again.
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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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