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.
Features: • Smart charging protection • 2~3S Compatible • Charges through the balance lead • Easy to use, safe and reliable • Includes power lead with Croc Clips
I just got two of these in my latest order last week, and both of them produced smoke/burnt smell and died after about 10 minutes of charging brand new 3000mAh battery packs. I already have 4 of these from previous orders and the old ones work fine. The new ones both brought the battery pack voltage up from about 11.68 to 11.88 before they died. The red led works and the green led still comes on when a battery pack is plugged in but no charging happens (no current flows). The smell is that familiar, acrid "burnt electronics" smell.
Please be aware that the latest ones are defective. Since both of mine failed in the same way at about the same time, this must be a production problem. My 4 old chargers like this are fine.
It's too bad because this used to be a nice charger. I hope they get the production problems fixed.
P.S. The two battery packs that were connected when the two chargers burnt out charged fine with older versions of this charger.
I used my charger once and now the green light no longer lights up. Not only that after I plugged in my 3s lipo after an hour the charge battery's charge went from 9.4v to 8.6 so now I'm afraid the battery is no good as well (not suppose to go under 9v).
I have several of these chargers, and have used them successfully to charge 3300 mAh Turnigy packs for a long time. I just recently got a couple of Zippy 5000mAh packs, and these chargers stop charging before the battery is full - at around 11.8 volts instead of 12.6. Maybe there is a safety timer?
I have to remember to unplug the battery and then plug it in again to get the full charge. This is inconvenient, but I can live with it.
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
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!