Capable of handling up to 250W or 10A 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 : 10.0 – 18.0VDC Charge current range : 0.05 – 10.0A Discharge current range : 0.05 – 7.0A Maximum charge power capacity : 250W @ input voltage > 13.5V Maximum discharge power capacity : 20W Maximum extern discharge power capacity : 170W @ 20V/7A Current drain for balancing : <300mA Balance accuracy : <10mV Lithium (LiPo/LiIo/LiFe) battery cell count : 1 – 6 series NiCd/NiMH battery cell count : 1 – 17 series Pb battery cell count : 1 – 12 series (2 – 24V) Battery setup memories : 10 Intelligent temperature control : Yes PC Connect : USB port Weight : 350g Dimensions (L X W X D) : 134X83X25mm
Glad you solved it. BUT your power supply is 12V 2A? That is far too weak for charging your batteries. The 3S-2650 at 1C charging rate needs a power output of 33,4W. Your power input with your PSU is max. 24W which is way too low.
The power supplys you are trying to use with the charger will never work. Get a regulated switching power supply. Or just to prove that your powersupply is the problem go to your car and charge from your car battery. Your connection break problems will not happen
DAMMIT! I've just had my SECOND 106b go up in smoke on me. Just like last time, as soon as I connected it to my battery something inside went POOF. Polarity was correct.
Has anyone else had this happen??? I won't opt for another this time. I'll ask for something different!
it can start out charging the 6s lipo at 10A, but then will lower down to 9.8A once it hits 25.2 volts. it is a 250W max charger. you will also need to have 18V input in order to realize the full potential of this charger
I have this problem the output voltage shows always 12.05 V regardless the number of cell I try to charge with the result that if I try to charge a 2 cells battery the charger the charger say:"V out over". If I try to charge a 4 cells battery say: "low voltage".Have I to thru the charge away? tks for suggestions
Hi Leszekj the charger is two years old used 1 or2 times a week I charge 3 and 4 cells 5000 mA and 2 cells 2100 mA,if you give me your e mail I can send you some photos my email al.sanna*yahoo.it tks a lot ciao
it depend how many C u wanna to charge ur battery.
this charger support up to 10A 250W.
so ur 3S Lipo 4200mah can charge support up to 10A.
if u deliver full capasity 10A equipvalent to (10/4.2 = 2.38C) so support the charger will finish to charge at approximately 26 minutes (60minutes / 2.38C = 26 Min)
hope these info help.
credits if info usefull for u.. :P
Hi Rustler, it depend how many C u wanna to charge ur battery. this charger support up to 10A 250W. so ur 3S Lipo 4200mah can charge support up to 10A. if u deliver full capasity 10A equipvalent to (10/4.2 = 2.38C) so support the charger will finish to charge at approximately 26 minutes (60minutes / 2.38C = 26 Min) hope these info help. credits if info usefull for u.. :P thanks
Thanks for the answer.
I do not find the deans (or XT) adapter I need to connect my LiPo. What is the reference?
I also want to buy http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24230__Pa rallel_charging_Board_for_6_packs_2_6S_T_Connector_. html in order to charge my 3 LiPo 2S 5.3Ah at the same time.
Is it ok for that?
Well, mine just smoked up and now doesn't work. Happened the moment I connected it to my deep cycle battery. Poles were correct. Good job I have a cheap backup Turnigy charger, but I'm not impressed. One might assume it could take anything up to a month for me to get my replacement.
Just to add a theory.. my voltage issues as stated earlier might have been a warning sign, come to think of it. Maybe a voltage regulator or something was dodgy from the factory and was merely waiting to turn into pretty puffs of white smoke.
In-rush current. LiPo battery has extremely low internal resistance and the in-rush current might destroy the input protection components of the charger. Open the charger case and look for burnt or cracked parts.
So why the manufacture state out it can take up to 18V input? This product should be designed to withstand 18V DC, no matter it is from Lipo or power supply. I did not open up the case instead I send the charger back. So if there is any precaution to use Lipo as a power source without frying the electronic?
The charger works fine with my 13.8V Power Supply but when I tried to use a 4S Lipo as an input it just smoked up! I am 100% sure the polarities are correct. A fully charged 4S is only 16.8V which is within the 18V input voltage limit. I do not recommend anyone to try it if you did not. So anyone have experience on that?
Anyone else have issues where this charger doesn't seem to charge all the way to 8.4v on a 2s lipo? It's not even consistent. Sometimes it'll charge to 8.4v, other times it will decide it is finishes at as low as 8.27v. I have all mah and timing limits set to off, temp is set at 80. I don't know what else to try.
iCharger 106b - 250W! Hi guys we got the above charger & we are very happy with it - it works like a dream! Two quetsions : (a) Does anyone know what the DISCHARGE sign mean? (b) We tried to find the regenerative discharge setting in the menu but this was not possible - do we have to use a Pb battery in order for the menu to show the ''Regenarative discharge'' message? Thanks to anyone who can help us!
(a) We are discussing it just below. Discharge_plus, external or expanded discharge are the names of the same process - the charger discharges a battery through an additional serial resistor. Most of the generated heat is dissipated by this additional resistor.
(b) Go to Settings, find the REGENERATIVE DSC. Set the limits (max voltage and current) proper for the recharging of your power source (Pb battery most likely) and switch it ON. From this moment, the iCharger will try to send energy back to the main battery every time you start to discharge the battery connected to the charger output.
The iCharger is capable of using an external load OR regenerative charging. They are different modes. The iCharger still controls and tracks the discharge with an external load. The load is wired in series, not parallel.
I see some comments re regenerative discharge, but i believe this is being confused with high power discharge using an external load.
Has anyone used a load with this charger?
And if so does it still appear to calculate the power (mah) it discharged correctly?
I beg your pardon, I have to shake your belief:) Besides standard discharge, iChargers may be used for the expanded discharge (external load) and/or for the regenenerative discharge (energy return to the main battery). Electric charge (mAh) transfered from the battery during discharge does not depend on the external load. That is why, it calculates it correcly.
Yes it does. I have some old NiCd Stickpacks that I wanted to reanimate, so I used discharge with external load (light bulb). It showed the correct capacity (1800 still after 15 years storage. Great old Sanyos...).
High measurements accuracy, high charging power, fast balance algorithm, upgrades, IR measurements, high power regenerative discharge, full balancer calibration, great technical support from the manufacturer (Junsi)...
WOW... 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.
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IF YOUR CHARGER IS NOT SHOWING CORRECT VOLTAGES, THEN YOU MAY CALIBRATE IT BY FOLLOWING THESE STEPS.
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Excellent charger. Very intuitive, easy to use, although it cant charge more than one battery at a time, its much more versatile. The Logview program is a VERY useful addition if you really care about your batteries. Ive been running it monitoring the discharge characteristics of my LiPo batteries and it shows you what is really happening with each of the cells individually. Doing this on a regular basis will enable you to predict impending batte
Big power in small size. Balancing is one of the best in class with excellect accuracy. Powerfull charger with many extra features. Resistance check is great for checking health of batteries. Will charge any type battery you have, lead-acid to li-ion. Charges my 6s 2200mah 40c battery in 14 minutes from a car battery. Only need 2 packs to fly all day! Could get away with 1 pack at most fields becuse you have to wait to fly.