would the Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger. Direct 110/240v Input
charge a E-Flite 1800mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo Battery for a Double Horse 9053 26 Inches 3.5 Channel im thinking about buying the Turnigy FBL100 3D Micro Helicopter any though's
I use this charger for a 1800mAh 2s,2650mAh 2s,and a 3300mAh 3s.Works great even though the larger packs take some time.have at least 15 charges on each pack and have had no "puff" issues or problems.i even had a pack discharged too far and tricked the charger into charging it.Time how long a pack takes to charge,discharge and recharge for half the time and store it till you wanna run then charge the other half.
There is a safety timeout where this charger stops after 5 hours. This means you have a pack greater than 3500MAH you have to charge your pack twice to be sure it is fully charged. You will know your pack is done when you put it on the charger and the lights immediately turn green. If you see your pack on the charger with all 3 lights red and it has been there over 5 hours unplug the pack from the charger and plug it back in.
Yeah the lights blink red but the thing is that i just got this battery this week and wanted to connect it to the charger to make sure it was fully charged, and it did not charge well i guess i got a defective battery Thanks
Okay i just bought one and I have a 2 cell battery i want to charge but every time i connect the battery to the charge the all three lights blink and do no go of or change to 2 red and one green. Am i doing something wrong?
do you have a volt meter? I had this happen to one of my lipo packs that went too low of a charge. The charger needs to see a minimum voltage in the battery before it starts charging it. What I did to be able to charge this battery is to put my lipo on a 600mah wall charger for nimh for about 1/2 hour, charging with the battery plug and not the balance plug. This brought the cell voltage up high enough so the lipo charger could charge it properly. the battery survived.
HI GREGG- IM IN UK -WERE CAN I GET THE WALL CHARGER USAID AS I HAVE A FEW NEW LIPOS THAT ONLY BLINK RED AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO SEE IF I CAN LICK START THEM AGAIN**IS IT RISKY THANX WEZZER
it is risky, so you would put it on a non-balancing charger only for a few minutes. The wall charger I mean is the typical slow charger that comes with RTR car RC's. Typically around 120mah. Test the voltage of the pack now. It should be around 6.6 volts. If it is lower put it on that slow charger and monitor the charge until tha pack is around 7 volt. Do not charge higher than that. Then put the pack on this lipo charger. A full charge on a lipo is about 8.4 volt.
if you have a 3 cell lipo or know someone who does i know a neat little trick to make it charge a low voltage battery.this will also work if you have a 3 cell thats too discharged and you have a 2 cell around.first plug in your over discharged lipo.next take the second pack and just touch it to the other charge port.be ready to unplug it again as soon as it clicks over to charge.this tricks the charger into thinking your low pack has more voltage and will start its charge cycle.I had discovered this trick when my son left his lipo plugged in after use.please award best answer credit if this helps.
I have noticed when I charge really large capacity packs this charger does not finish charging them. I think there is a charge time limit on the charger, but I do not see this in its documentation. When I charge a small capacity lipo and leave it on the charger too long the lights will change from all green (charged) to all red. I have 4 chargers and they all do this. Can someone confirm if they see this behaviour too? Or can confirm this timeout?
I just tested this. It does have a timeout. After approximately 5 hours the charger stops charging and turns all lights red. It did this on 3 of my chargers. With this charger you have to charge your high lipo packs twice.
i am using the traxxas charger for a 5000mAh 7.4v battery and there is only 1 light on but it is for the other side charger, so the 2 lights to the left there is no lights , so if u know anything please reply back
This is how the charger works. The one green light on is showing it is charging the first cell. The other 2 lights are red until it finishes the charge. It is going to take about 7 hours for this charger to charge your 5000 mah battery.
Just tried this charger for the first time and charged a 2200mAh battery with it and left it for the whole night and when I came down the next morning the three leds were still red. Checked with a voltage meter and the battery was fully charged, I just wonder why the leds didn't turn green like they should and if it's safe to still use the charger. If only the leds don't work correctly I don't care, as long as the cells get charged and balanced properly.
Definitely a faulty charger i guess . Tried another battery packs ? The charger cutoff system should work . Was your battery overcharged next day? If cutoff is working then its safe .I think you can claim warranty too !
There is no problem with the charger, this is the way it works. I have 4 of these and they all do this same process: The battery was charged after about 3 hours and all lights turned green. If you leave the battery on the charger after it it charged all the lights will turn red after a 'timeout'. Not sure how many hours it takes to go into this timeout. I think it is a fail safe in case a lipo did not charge properly thet it turns off after several hours.
hello, i have this charger and it works normally well, but from time to time the three light blinks on/off/on and continue charging.
Sometimes when i come the three light are in red and blinking and i must power off the charger, wait a moment and power it on.
It could be a faulty battery or charger it self . It happens with all the batteries ? If yes then its the damaged charger and if not then the battery must be damaged. You have any cell checker to check the voltage on each ? It might help you
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You can connect it directly into wall. You probably will need adaptor for plug (or different plug that's easy to find at local store) - this one comes with US plug (same to china and japan) take a look on photo. Hope that helps.
No power supply needed. You can just connect into wall and everything will work. As I said you may need adaptor or another power cord (I have wall socket with round contact but wire with flat as shown on photo).
in Reply To Tyler If You Have A 5000Mah Battery The This Charger Charges At A Rate Of 650Mah So 7.69 Hrs To Charge It I Should'nt Take That long Seeing that You Should Never Run A Lipo Pack Down To The Point below 3 Volts on Two Cell Pack Only Two light should go red The Third Should Stay Green When Charged The Other Two Will go Green When Each Cell Reachs full Charge For any one that does not Know how to get the time required for your batt take your batt Mah and devide it by 650 the charge rate of charger A 3000Mah Batt By 650 = 4.615hrs
This answer is incorrect. Each cell has the same mah capacity of the pack. You cannot divide the total charge time. The 2 cells are in series which means each cell must carry the same load which means they are both the same mah. If the cells were in parallel your answer would be true but the pack voltage would be half (3.7 volt).
Having trouble with mine as well. Im charging a 1000mah turnigy lippo, when I switch the charger on and start charging, the 3 lights come on turn to red and keep flashing. Has anybody got any ideas what Im doing wrong?
There is none (documentation), aside from what's on the side of the box... I'm looking for trouble shooting. First off I am charging 5000mah (2 cell), I know I should expect it to take around 8 hours or more for a full charge and it is the first real charge, but...
I bought 2 (chargers) with the batteries. When I first turned them on all three lights got the short, initial orange(y) lights, then all went green. I plugged a battery into each one. Cell 1 and cell 2 lights went red and cell 3 light stayed green. I'm charging two cell batteries so that makes sense, again with no real documentation indicating the WAY the lights light up. After 5 or so hours the cell 3 light went red?
The box states that when red charging, when charged green. I don't have a volt reader yet, will post the findings when I get them. I'm thinking I'm just an idiot as what the chance of getting two faulty chargers?
Is 5000mah too much for the charger? Should I expect it to take longer (I left one battery charging a total of about 10 hours uninterrupted as neither the battery or charger were hot and I wanted to see if the cell 1 and 2 lights eventually went green, which they didn't).
Sorry for the read :(
hmm thats quit long my battery is just a 500mah and is full in around 40 mins its starts with the cell3 to be green after its full all lights gonna be green so maby its not long enough but it should work. If i were i would probably wait to see if all lights go green becuase 5000mah is alot but my cell3 never gone red so thats quit strange
Even if you really deep discharged your battery, this charger should charge it. Try to get multimeter. Probably your battery was deep discharged and disbalanced. If so, you can charge it forever - one cell charged, but another one is not. You can find out pinout-table of balance plug to getting know what's voltage every cell is giving now. Or you can get (buy or rent) more informative charger (like accucell 6) so it will show voltage on every cell. Anyway, we're talking about nothing before you don't have voltage meter.
I think the charger has a safety timeout. I found the same thing when I charged my 6600mah 2 cell packs. It may be exceding a charging timeout limit. When I charge my smaller(1000mah) packs this is the process I see:
- Plug in = all green
- put 2 cell pack on = 1 green light 2 red
- finished charging = 3 green lights
- leave the pack on the charger for a long time (timeout?) = all lights go red again.
Confirmed. There is a safety timeout. After 5 hours these changers will stop charging regardless if the pack is complete or not. In your case you will have to unplug the battery and plug it back in. It will need to charge the additional 2.5 hours to finish charging your pack. I have 6.6mah packs and I also have to charge them twice.
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17 thumbs up!
good and easy to use home charger....charges zippo n other 3cell batteries well, good value for money...full charge of 3cell zippoY batt(1600,25C in 50mins).
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15 thumbs up!
Good charger, best for the buck as they say.
It is small, goes directly into the 220V socket so no adapter is required.
If you will only charge 2S or 3S LiPo batteries then the Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger is the cheap option you want to get! Have bought 2 and very happy with them!
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9 thumbs up!
I charged my turnigy 2200mA 3S, and at the end one cell was 4,27V the cell at the center was 4,18V or 4,19V and the other 4,19V.
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8 thumbs up!
Great charger for LiPos over 650mA. Bought one two weeks ago and will buy more.
Unlike many other charger/balancers, this charges each cell independently (it has one red/green LED per cell so you can see this in action). My [name brand with external balancer] charges all cells together while simultaneously discharging the high cells. Also, this one seems not to discharge cells if they are left plugged after a cycle. I will order more.
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6 thumbs up!
It worked fine for the first week or 2 after that it only charges 2 cell packs. If I connect a used (11.45v) 3s pack, all 3 leds turn green as in fully charged. Now I use it to charge my 2s packs for my gas planes for radio and ignition but I can't use it to charge 3s packs for my foamies. Bummer.