Capable of handling up to 300W or 20A charge rates. Lipoly, LiFe and Lilo compatible as well as able to charge up to 6 cell packs. The iCharger is famous for its ultra-accurate balancing feature. Each unit is calibrated at the factory prior to shipping! This is a quality precision charger.
Spec. Input voltage range: 10~28.0VDC Charge current range: 0.05 20.0A Discharge current range: 0.05 20.0A Maximum charge power capacity: 300W @ input voltage > 18V Maximum discharge power capacity: 20W Maximum extern discharge power capacity: 500W @ 25V/20A Current drain for balancing: <350mA Balance accuracy: <10mV Lithium (LiPo/LiIo/LiFe) battery cell count: 1~6 series (In non-balance mode, expand LiFe to 8s) NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1~17 series Pb battery cell count: 1~12 series (2~24V) Log Files storage: 16Mbit (36 hours) Battery setup memories: 10 Intelligent temperature control: Yes PC Connect: USB port Weight: 350g Dimensions (L X W X D): 134 x 83 x 25mm (5.28 x 3.27 x 0.98in)
I have purchase this charger for about a year and he has begin to charge at just 0.6a and if you smash it the amp get up at 12amp for about a minute and he down at 0.6a.Any advice for this problem will be greatly appreciated!
Not clear if you can't set the programmed current or if the charger is not doing what you tell it to?
Smashing an electronic device isn't a common procedure. I would guess that you could have a bad solder join somewhere inside your charger.
0.6A to 12 A Hmm! Enough to be in deep trouble if you charge Lipos!
I guess you could send it for repair for safety reasons.
I have a big 22.2V 8Ah 30c Lipo battery and wonder if this charger is safe and powerful enough to charge with this charger? I don't know which one to buy? I want the charger to be as safe and good as possible!
Yes absolutely safe and no power problem. Your battery: 6S is (4.2 volts * 6) * 8 = 201 Watts. So no problem here.. Less than 300 Watts.
Just a side note: It is better to power your charger with a 24 Volts power supply rather than a 12 volts one.
And for safety: *Always* balance charge your batteries.
As per listing, the iCharger 206B should be able to output a max 20A current.
I'm guessing you have a 8000mAh 6s pack. So if you stick with 1C charge rate of 8A, this charger should be more than enough for your purpose. HTH.
it depends of the power of your PSU, the maximum would be around 12 V x 5 or 6 or 10 or 20 amps your PSU has, divided by 25V(6S pack) then you have maximum Amps you can charge, it only depends of your PSU POWER. If is 250W you´ll be able to charge at 10A.
To get max amps from the 206b it needs over 18 volts with a max of 28, no reason you can't get two car batteries and connect in series to get 24 volts, you can still charge them in parallel at 12 volts.
If your charger's fan is dead, you may invoke the one year warranty on all of Junsi's products like your charger. Junsi or EP Buddy (a licensed distributor in the US) can handle the replacement. If your charger is past a year old, Junsi has a replacement policy that costs half the original price of the charger. Once again, Junsi or EP Buddy can take care of that for you.
The A30: 25A 14v DC Power Supply for Chargers (350W) power supply is more a good power supply and will handle this charger, if you look in the forums under buddy buddy you might find one at a dibuddy rate also.
I just purchased the same charger and this 6 pack at a time charging card www.link have to say this works great, it lets me charge anywhere from 6 6s packs all the way down to 2 s packs all at the same time aslong as they have deans or the hobbyking versions connectors on the packs. So you won't have a problem with chargeing your 2 3s packs with this card. You will need a bullet to deans connector though, I made mine.
Sure, you just need to charge them in paralel. Make sure that the intensity is set to the one of the two batteries added together. i.e.if you want to charge two 5000mAh 3s then you have to select 11,1v and 10A charge in order to charge them in 1h.
Make sure your balance plugs are also in paralel. don't worry, as one cell in one battery will balance its pair in the other one.
BUT: all the batteries should have the same level of discharge before doing this so be careful.
One of the best chargers that I have seen. It came with the firmware: 3.12c which i upgraded to 3.13b this is a pretty simple and a sweet charger. I have gone through all the menus, however could not find the menu for regenerative discharing. Maybe it appears only when powered through a rechargable source.There was no manual with the system, so you need to download it from the internet or from the provided CD.
Overall I would rate the charger 5plus as the balancing was accurate. However I had to calibrate my charger with my digital multimeter. Calibration is simple: 1.) Power OFF the charger. 2.) Hold all the buttons and power on 3.) Release the buttons after hearing the 4 beeps while powering on. 4.) Hold the stop button for 3 sec to enter into voltage monitor mode. 5.) press and hold the dec, inc, and start button to enter into calibration mode. MORE INFORMATION ON CALIBRATION HERE: hobbyking.com www.link CHECK THE FILES SECTION.
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And the best at all is, after installing the new firmware 3.13c you`ll get the menupoint "Regenerative Discharge". This allows to discharge your Lipos, up to 20A/500W, back into the car-battery. No additional, extrenal, discharge resistance is needed any longer.
Awesome Charger. Really nice high quality and capable f charging at 20 amps, perfect for new lipo packs that can handle high charge rates. Internal resistance measurement of packs is also a handy feature. Worth the money over cheaper chargers and a very compact size as well.