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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 402 discussions.
Succar  680 points - 4/23/2014
ritchdan  2 points - 4/21/2014
I find with the cheap lipo chargers like this one is generally don't charge anything bigger than 2000-2500 Mah. You can go wrong with the iMax range of chargers plus you have more control on the charge
 Succar 680 points
I use to charge my 5000 2s battery. its just take 6,2h to charge.
tertan  5 points - 3/31/2014
why don't you restock in europe warehouse ... the demand is obvious
 FERNANDO 3 points
 tertan 5 points
??? LOGO CHEGA ???
tertan  5 points - 3/25/2014
myne smoked two and now it won't charge but the lights show's it charges but after 10 hours the battery had the same voltage ... contact custommer service for replacement
erv210star  1 points - 3/23/2014
it smoked after I plug it with ZIPPY Flightmax 3000mAh 3S1P 20C because it says it is compatible with all zippy 2s and 3s. What should I do? Thanks
 jzzto 234 points
you could try to open it and see what might have happened, not likely to have only melted soldering paste, you probably burned something... the best thing to do is get a bigger charger
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Overall Rating
39 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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Overall Rating
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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Overall Rating
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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5 thumbs up!
It fully works with 3S only one day. After that something was broken and currently it charges only 2S battery packs. Balancing is good but very slow. It checks if all cells have the same voltage and if not - it will discharge cells with higher voltage before start real charge. It haven't indicator what is doing right now (balancing or charging), so you never know how long it will take. Consider buying a real charger instead of this.

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Overall Rating
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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