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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 441 discussions.
tukan  27 points - 11/24/2014
What does it mean when the Green led blinks ?
 handyjap 523 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.
Ghost114179  27 points - 11/18/2014
I have used this charger for a while and have never had any problems until now when I connect a 2S pack, the green light flashes, it does not stay on saying it is charging or go off because it is done charging, it just continuously flashes whenever a 2S pack is plugged in. Has anyone else had this issue?
 handyjap 523 points
I only had this issue when the 2S pack is not balanced. The green light flashed until the 2S was balanced and the it charged with red LED again.
Mohammed  1 points - 11/17/2014
I have bought this , i use it to charge my 2200mAh 3s with it , i am planing to buy a 5200 mAh 3s lipo pack , can it charge that battery?
 Ghost114179 27 points
Yes it can charge that battery although it will take a very long time to charge—*the manual says it outputs 800mA so for a 5200 mAh pack it would take approximately six and a half hours to charge it completely.
 handyjap 523 points
Only for smaller batteries there can be a danger. The C-rating multiplied by the Ah rating have to be less than 0.8A
 Ghost114179 27 points
Just a side note: The "C-Rating" is the Charge C rate, not the discharge rate—*normally you have to pull up the product listing page to find the Charge "C-Rating" because it says the Discharge "C-Rating" on the Battery only
 handyjap 523 points
Thank you, Ghost114179, that could have lead to a terrible problem.
JUAN PABLO  5 points - 11/1/2014
cargador excelente para los que recié*n empiezan solo necesita una fuente de 12 volt para cargar tus lipos
rva1945  16 points - 9/30/2014
I guess that it uses a switching technique to step up the output. Anyway, I think the charger will take longer to charge a pack if t is power by a 12V rather than a 15V source.
 anikeev 1238 points
Doesn't matter the voltage. As far as power supplu can give at least 1A output it will take same time to charge battery with 12V or 15V. You can even power it with 11V and charge 3S battery, but charger will take more current from power suppply.
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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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