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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 485 discussions.
Scott  5 points - 10/12/2016
I bought 6 of these to use with a friend. I charged up 6 brand new 3s 1.3 turnigy graphene batteries with these and all of them failed to deliver enough power for my quad to maintain lift. Previously I'd used the same type of battery with a more expensive charger and they worked great from the first charge. Balancing, discharging and recharging the batteries on a better charger appears to have them delivering power correctly but one of them refuses to charge at all due to a low voltage warning on the more expensive charger. Have I done something wrong charging these or is there anything I can do to bring this battery back to life? I'm really disappointed with these chargers.
 handyjap 842 points
This was my first charger. I had to use a 13.8V power supply to be able to charge a 3S LiPo. With a 12V 1A power supply I got very funny feedback from the LED's and the batteries did not charge properly. for 2S 800mAh batteries it did work well and even with 1050mAh 2S batteries.
sadab  1 points - 8/1/2016
when it will be available
Doug  25 points - 1/31/2016
This is a great, easy to use, and reliable charger. It's the only charger I own and I've used it for two years with no issues.
 Doug 25 points
I plug mine into the wall with an old Wifi router AC-DC converter I had lying around. Just make sure it puts out around 12V DC.
Kayade  4 points - 1/17/2016
Can I plug this into the wall?
 handyjap 842 points
I needs a AC-DC converter with DC output between 11VDC and 14VDC.
Bishwajit  2 points - 1/16/2016
This module blows off if the output terminal is reversed. there is no protection for over current as well. We need to make sure that the input current is not more than 800 milliamp. if we supply 12volt *2amps and the 3 cell lipo is discharged below 9 volt, then it will burn the charger circuit. this is the same with the output terminals.
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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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