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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

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Total of 424 discussions.
AlbEagle007  542 points - 7/17/2014
Hobbyking should put this in the description: 1. you can ONLY charge 2S and 3S LIPO batteries. 2. You CAN NOT charge one 2S and one 3S at the same time. 3. You can use any 12 V 1A adapter. 4. Never leave batteries out of your attention whlie charging.
 jzzto 316 points
AlbEagle007, i would like to notice that the description includes all except your point 2, but it is quite understandable not to add it... also, your point 4, is included in all battery labels and in the manual as well, so, i believe the items are covered
 AlbEagle007 542 points
jzzto, it is true but my comment was ment for the customers. If you read the questions asked in the discussion forum, I think all the answers are answered in these 4 points *)
 AlbEagle007 542 points
I meant all the questions are answered in these 4 points :)
Succar  844 points - 7/15/2014
Nick  2 points - 7/14/2014
Can I use this power supply?: ***********lightinthebox****/cctv-system-power-adapt
 Gerry01 4308 points
Yes, it will work ok.
 jzzto 316 points
yes, it will work but you should take into consideration that 1000mah is the maximum output, and it will probably be working at that power constantly (800mah battery and internal consumption), so i would recommend something a little bigger, 1500mah or more
Aloysius  1 points - 7/14/2014
I'm unsure if this can charge LiFePO4s, can anyone clarify?
 DAJARAJA 506 points
the answer is no friend .Lithium Iron Phosphate (life).check manual in files and also says it on front of charger in pic.dont cred happy to help:)
 jzzto 316 points
hi, it will overcharge the cells, lifepo have less top voltage and it will fry it
Michał  2 points - 7/14/2014
Can I use this charger to charge Zippy Flightmax LiFePO4 9.9 V Tx Pack ?
 DAJARAJA 506 points
the answer is no friend .Lithium Iron Phosphate (life).check manual in files and also says it on front of charger in pic.dont cred happy to help:)
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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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