Turnigy Smart6 80w 7A Balance Charger with Graph Screen
The Turnigy Smart6 will handle LiPo/LiFe up to 6S and NiMH/NiCd up to 17S with a charge rate up to 7amp. The Smart6 also offers unique functions usually found in much more expensive equipment. The LCD screen shows an amps/volts graph throughout the charge/discharge process giving you easy to read, realtime data. Also shown are individual cell voltage during charge with realtime updates throughout the charge cycle. There is also resistance display for checking the condition/performance of your packs, no more guesswork! Features; Charge/Discharge paremeters Graph Display Adjustable cut-off for charge/discharge functions Measures the internal resistance of your battery for perfromance checking Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable 7A Max charge current Store function, allows safe storage current Time limit function Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) Data storage (Store 10 packs in memory) Battery break in and cycling.
Spec. Input Voltage: 10~18v Circuit power: Max Charge: 80W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: 0.1~7.0A Discharge current range: 0.1~1.5A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~17 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~20v Weight: 255g Dimensions: 135x80x25mm
This charger has built in JST-XH balance ports, which makes it compatible with Flightmax,Turnigy, Rhino and any pack with a JST-XH adapter.
PRODUCT ID: Turnig-X6
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When you connect the charger to the PSU, voltage doesn't change. It means that you have a perfect supply unit (which doesn't exist) or there is no electrical connection. The power jack or one of the charger internal components doesn't conduct.
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HK should make it clear no 120v ac adapter is included!
it is likely pre-calibrated as most of the HobbyKing chargers are . and are pretty accurate as i have compared mine to Multimeter and are only out at the most .01volts . also use a good multimeter not a cheap meter to check. as results will vary with cheap meters.
I just got the package with that charger and my brand new lipo packs (Turnigy nano-tech 7600mah 2S 40~80C Lipo Pack)
Some one can help me with configuring the charger? What setting I shuld use? Thanks a lot.!
1- What is the XT60 with alligator connector for? No user guide provided and no explications of power in pdf on your website. 2- Can I charge only with balancing plug or battery needs to be connected with balacing port and power at same time always? 3- How can I charge 2S, I need a XT60 to JST adapter?
1-The aligator clips with xt60 is for charging the L acid (pb) baterieas like card, bikes, field box batteries
2- you need to charge with power black and red wires for charging without balance and power balance port for charging balance mode.
3- you can get a xt60 to jst or make your own Or buy some banana plugs and make and jst pigtail and make your own lead
If this happening to same battery or to all of them. If you got a damage cell that can happend. Messure the internal resistance to male sufe all cells are more or less in same ramge. Then try a few cicles at slow charge balancing at .5c
You can set the end voltage for discharge at the settup menu.
I tried slow at 0.5, still same thing always 4.12 to 4.15 at best, with all batteries. I tried to increase 50Mah capaticy of battery, 1050 for a 1000Mah batt, and ended up at 4.26 !!!! Really weird. Any idea?
Ok, My fault on some readings, sometimes I forgot to unplug XT60 connector which gave bad reader on external reader while plugged into charger! But I need to put 50Mah more than bettery capacity to have goo charge.
About discharge where is it in setup, if I want to store them I want all cells at 3.8....
Hello I have the same Problem as Realbob.
I setup chargeing-voltage of 4.20V and discharge-voltage of 3.0V. But when i am charging or discharging the LiPo, single cells get 4,23V or 2,5V. This is verby Bad for LiPos. What did you do to solve the Problem?
Balancer is switched on!!
Trying to get the charger to stop charging. How do you set the charge limit? I set the capacity to the appropriate size of the battery, but it never shuts off. I do not see a place to set the volts per cell - is this possible or is it pre-programmed? The timer shut off works, but how to I get it to shut off based on the charge? Thanks in advance!
Have you checked the "Battery Type" menu? Click the botton that says "Battery Type" and select your type of battery with the "enter" button. Scroll down until you see "Max capa" and set it to the desired capacity you wish to charge to. Make sure you press and hold the "Enter/Start" button while on this screen to ensure the settings are used.
I have a smart6, and have two batteries 2s 1600 mah, 4s 4500 mah.
This is my first charger and I have som questions:
Which Power Supply
Do I need to feed the charger with correct Voltage and Ampere or does the charger handle this by itself? Do I need two Power supplies one for the 2s battery and one for the 4s battery?
I was thinking to use a PSU of 12v 6A, or do I need to use 15v 7A(this is over 80w)?
I have read the manual, but still have some questions:
This are my settings: 2s,1600 mah and a 4s, 4500 mah battery
Li type = Lipo
Chg = chg
series = 2s 4s
current = 1,6 4,5
Balc chg = On
Chg speed = Normal
max capa = 1,6 4,5
safe time = 70 70
cycle = 0
Setup = Default settings
Are these settings correct for my two batteries?
yes u can use psu 12v-6A. n 15v-7A. ur setting for both batteries also corect. but if u want (charge)to prolong life for lipo i suggest u can set it the Ampere to 1.0A-1.5A.takes times about 3-4hrs full charge.
1)Connect a battery, chose type of a batttery, select "discharge", select range 1,5A, then press enter (long pressing). 2)You can't to set the charge/discharge range at this charger, if you don't want to fully charge or discharge a battery. You can only charge or discharge a battery to storage range or fully.
Guys, tell me. Enjoyed this charge, but it's very confusing to the lack of field-effect transistors! On what he has implemented power circuit? And they confuse www.link Choosing between this and the iMax B8 , advise.
I have two 3S 30C 5000 battery packs, one charges to completion. the other charges for a while then I get TEP OV message. I can't find reference to it in the manual... Cell voltages are 4.08, 4.21 and 4.09. Any advice please? Is battery pack faulty?
......I would ordered one, but because the "reviews" and "discussions" comments, the units will go after a time all in "power error" and are no longer working.......I don't risk it now. Is this problem solved now at the moment?? How do we know this?? new updated series??
I have one and love it! The only time I've had a power problem was when my power supply voltage was too high, too low, or could not supply the amperage needed to finish the charge. Perhaps you are having this issue? Try connecting your charger directly to a car battery and see if it still happens.
Has anyone faced a problem with Smart6 charger not discharging above 0.4A. Despite trying different battery types I couldn't make it discharge to its full which is 1.5A. Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
Make sure the cables are well connected, or if the battery is charging is good.
If everything is ok, the problem is the charger in IMAX when it happens is the software has to arrange for the warranty or contact the seller to give you a credit.
16v 3.3amp power supply is only 55 watts this charger is a 80 watt charger but for safe measures you should always have a power supply that is higher then needed so in-case you have a voltage drop during charging
Power supply has nothing to do with this (POW ER) error. If you don't charge at full power you don't need 80W power supply! For example if you have 3S 2200mAh batter pack and if you charge at 1C (2.2A) you only need ~30W. I hope this helps.
BTW: still waiting for official HK response about this error!
The line that goes from top to bottom indicates that the charge current gradually decreases as the battery charges The one that goes from the bottom upwards indicates the total voltage of the cells that more going forward over the tension is mounting. In the upper left is the final battery voltage and the current total to date in the battery during charge cycle
Graphs give an overview of the charge process showing both amperage (the drop off) and the pack total voltage. I have always found pressing the inc button to see the individual cell voltage on lipo packs to be much more useful info. The graph helps to know if there was a long period of low amp charging to possibly show a balance problem in the pack though.
What is your input power? It will give you that error if the voltage is too high or too low. The charger is rated from 10v DC to 18v DC so basically for it run your going to need to have bare minium of 11v and a tops of 17v. I had a 18v power supply that measured 18.2 and it gave same error. Hope this helps
I have the same problem. In vol low is 10V. I've tried using field battery and power supply as input power.
I've measured the powersupply as 12.83V. The charger also says 12.83. When it tries to start charging, the voltage drops to 12.6 momentarily before the charger starts complaining.
Additionally, the input power port is loose, it only works when there's slight downward pressure on the port...
I dont know if you can calibrate the Volts reading, But I can tell you that I purchase one of this and compare the Volts read from the charger againts my Fluke voltmeter and they where in the 0 error, so I dont see any reason to calibrate then.
Hope this help you
Yes, you can calibrate the voltage by going into the setup menu and using the advanced settings. This is all detailed in the PDF manual linked on the files tab on the charger's page. I haven't found the need to calibrate mine as the voltages seem very very close to actual. (within 0.01v)
This review is based on very quick test. I deliberately selected a worn 3s Lipo for this test knowing that the middle cell was beginning to give up and running lower than the two others. I had used a balancer but apparently the imbalance was too bad for it to fully deal with it and it could not charge the battery completely any more.
To my surprise, this charger noticed what was going on, dropped the charge current to 300mA and kept the other two cells at 4.20V while the middle one was charging up. It took a little while but it looks like the middle cell was charged up to almost full capacity as well. Probably this battery is close to the end of its life but this test proves that this charger does something right!
Being a skeptic person, I also followed the charging voltage with a Fluke 189 multimeter which has accuracy of ±0.025 when measuring DC voltage. The results were pretty good here as well: On the first three cells, the measurement differences were between 6mV and 15mV to the multimeter. In all cases the charger was underestimating the voltage which causes it to overcharge slightly but the error is very well within acceptable limit. I have not checked all the 6 channels (cells) since I had only 3s batteries to test with. There is a way to adjust the maximum charge voltage for each chemistry if you want to make sure that the cells are kept below recommended maximum. I
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Turnigy Smart 6 The unit Work very good, have charge 2200/4000 mamp 3S Lipo and 4000 4s Lipos w/o a problem, balance is very good (check or QC with a good voltmeter) so no complaints, I like very much this little charger, the Graphs is OK to understand how the battery is performing but I wish they had provided a manual with some explanations to interpreted better the graphs, HobbyKing should MINIMUM supply a manual in PDF format so you can download that is why one less star. Pros: Good Quality, small foot print (easy to port to the field), accurate, user friendly (very intuitive menu), good quality Cons: Letters on the screen are a little small (in my opinion), it don’t come with a complete set of charging cables (basically it only come with XT60 charging connector no deans or etc.) so you better get the others if you need then, no manual, No banana plugs to connect to the Power Supply (it only come with alligator clip connectors), discharging is only 2 Amps will be better is it was around 4 or 5 amps.
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i tested with 2200mah 3s lipo battery after full charge with smart6, cells are 4.20x4.20x4.20 full charged. easy menu, good cooling (not more noise), what i need i can see with one touch. and i plug "Temperature Sensor w/ Futaba plug (product id 11777)" to smart6 then i can read of battery temperature correctly. and the smart6 charger manual link is www.link stars product to this price. thank HK and turnigy