Are you ready for 380W and 20A charge rates for your high C charge rate capable Turnigy/Zippy packs? We know the answer is "YES!", so we offer you the Turnigy Mega 380W high power balance charger!
The Turnigy Mega 380W is a high power balancing charger/discharger which can handle up to 6 cells LiPo/LiFe and NiMH/NiCd up to 18S accurately. Bundled with the Turnigy Mega 380W is an array of charging wires and plugs, suitable for most applications.
Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing charge & discharge Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable High-power and high-performance circuit Store function, allows safe storage current Data storage (Store up to 10 packs in memory) Cyclic charging/discharging
Note: Temperature sensor not included.
Spec. Input voltage: 11.0 – 18.0Volt Charge current: 0.1 – 20.0A Discharge current: 0.1 – 5.0A Maximum charge capacity: 380W @ input voltage >15V Maximum discharge capacity: 25W Current drain for balancing Li-po: 200mAh/cell Lithium (LiPo/LiIo/LiFe) battery cell count: 1 – 6 series NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1 – 18 series Pb battery voltage: 2 –24V Battery setup memories: 10 Intelligent temperature control: Yes Weight: 762g Dimensions : 152X145X57mm
Including; 1 x Turnigy Mega 380W charger 1 x Banana Plug w/XT60 1 x Banana Plug w/Aligator Clips 1 x XT60 Lead w/Female Mini JST, Female Futaba and Glow Ignitor Plug 1 x Pair Aligator Clips 1 x JST XH Adapter
This charger has a JST-XH balancing plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST-XH balance lead.
Note: Power supply and temperature sensor not included.
PRODUCT ID: T380W
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I read in the specs that a temperature sensor is not included.
What would I need this for and is there a specific one that you might recommend?
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Thanks for your replies,
To use the full potential of this charger you need at least a 400w power supply,take a look at this one its 600w so will not be overstressed HobbyKing 600W / 17V Power Supply . If you charge the 5000mah 3S 20c pack at a 1c charge rate it will take approx 75/80mins,if you have batteries that can charge at 2c or more then you can cut this down to around 40mins or less.
I have a problem when charging a batteri. That only charging the batteri to 80% and the voltage is to low too. After charging and with another charger(Hyperion) there go to 100%
My powersupply is 540w/30amp and Mega 380w charger
Can anyone suggest an appropriate power supply for this charger? The manual says it should have at least 15 volts for optimum performance. I live in Canada so it would need to be an input of 110 volts.
nothing to do with voltage. you simply need a 380w power supply. i would recommend going higher then 380w like a 400w or 450 w power supply for optimal performance. or if u only gonna charge at 200 w then only get a 250w PS. the charger wont charge over what the PS gives it. hope this helps.
I do believe voltage has a lot to do with it. You NEED over 15V and at least 400W of power to run this charger at its maximum rating. If using only 12V you will only get around 15Amps, even if you have a 600W power supply.
The manual doesn't show any discharge tables like some lipo chargers do. Some chargers state 5 amp discharge, but when it comes to a 5S lipo, the max discharge rate may only be 1.2 amps. Will the charger discharge a 5S lipo at 5 amps? Thank you.
this charger will discharge at up to 5 amps. but its limited by its power supply. the power supply has to be able to handle 5 amp discharge.
if you get a 400w-450w PS then you will have no problem discharging at 5 amps. hope this helps.
I think I have figured it out. The size of the power supply will only affect charging. The discharge power is limited to 25 watts. 25 watts / 18 volts is about 1.4 amps... I need a higher discharge for cycling new batteries.
ive got a 400w turnigy charger, and at fist i ran at 200w and i could only discharge a 6s at 1.2 amp. now ive got a 450w and i can discharge at 3.8 amp. so its totally dependent on the PS , hope this helps.
There's no real way to answer that question. How many mah at what rate? 1C? 5C? at 1C you can charge up to a 20000mah battery, at 5C up to 4000mah. I typically charge my nanotech batteries around 2-1/2C, so it could charge up to a 8000mah battery at that rate.
No no no no no! You need 15v of input voltage to create 380w output power from charger. So if you input is 15v you can cahrage 19A battery at 20A 19Vx20A=380W. But from data sheet you can't say how much output power you get at 12V input...
No T3rry, boissong asked "What is the max charge power with 12v input?"
So with 12V input you can charge LiPos up to 6s = 25.2V or with current of up to 20A if your power supply can handle it, and the carge power will be lower than 380W. Because of charger internal electronics, even if have 12V power supply which can provide 32A*12V = 380W charger can't push that to your battery
You can destroy anything made in this universe...If you dont follow the instructions...Yes youll (prob.) get an 850 mAh batt. to explode if you give it all this baby can handle...But that big 6S 6000 mAh will love it...& no..I dont really see the scary point...Its a charger..Or do you see something else hidden from the rest of us?
lol i like this charger and its a good price plus its turnigy, is this charger safe for 3s 4000mAh 30c & s3 3000mAh 40c & is it safe for 4s batteries in general, and if i set the current to 5A can i charge 2s batteries with it?
Yes to your questions about 3 & 4S batteries..IF you follow the instructions supplied with the batteries..(Like always)...I wouldnt try charging 2 batteries (max 3s)with this baby, unless you get an adapter that could put the batteries in series & still feed the sense from each battery to the charger...Making it look like 1 6S battery to the charger
Great battery charger for the value. Cooling fans are a little noisy when loading batteries with high amperage. The display is bright and easy to read. The buttons and procedures for the programming are the same of the other charger. Well made and sturdy housing. Amply satisfied.
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Rock solid thus far.
Only reached 51C while charging a 6S pack at 12amps. Fans are loud but do a good job cooling the unit.
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Got this charger because I have everything from ni-cads to LiIo computer pulls to charge. It seems to be a great charger...but it is kind of hard to tell without any instructions. I have used it with niXX batteries and it does a very good job at detecting delta-peaks, but until I can decipher the lithium settings I'm not going to be using it on my litho batteries. Does HobbyKing have any instructions for this charger?
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The charger arrived today , 12 days to new zealand, great and well packed.
There have been two issues already the supply lead is way too short, I had to add a meter of (two core cable ) to make it usable.
The white balance plug, to multie balance adaptor wouldnt fit in the hole , I bent it trying to get it in,so pulled the unit apart to fix it. I ended up shaving some plastic off the plug, The heat sink inside has been cut with a massive band saw and never cleaned up, what a mess.
Apart from that the charger works well .I have a little 50 watt turnigy and it wasnt able to charge a 6s above 86pcnt with 2.5 amps, the 380 w takes it to 98pcnt with 20 watts easily.
All up its an ok unit and I would advise others to buy it.
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Been a very good charger for me. does a great job at charging my electric bike batteries. pumps out the power!. But boy is she loud, I guess those loud fans are needed with the kind of power it delivers, just make sure you get a nice big power supply for it. I'd definitly buy it again very good value for money.