The Turnigy Accucel 6 Balance Charger utilises quality FET's and resistors to accurately balance and charge LiPoly and NiMH batteries. The Accucel-6 will handle LiPoly/LiFe up to 6S and NiMH/NiCd up to 15S and shows individual cell voltage during charge with realtime updates throughout the charge cycle. The intuitive menu system means charging and cycling is an easy process and can be done quickly and accurately either at the field by using a 12v input such as a car battery or at home with a 12v power supply. Bundled with the Accucel-6 is a bunch of input and output wires which should satisfy any charging requirement.
ATTENTION. There are several chargers now entering the China market that look similar to the Accucel. These chargers are produced with cheaper FET's and are unfortunately much less accurate and very unsafe. There has been reports of the copied chargers over-charging packs and not balancing correctly. The Accucel-6 is the first charger in the market with this PCB layout Circuit design. Any charger with the same circuit diagram is most definitely a copy. We have tested the copied chargers ourselves, their componentry is of a very low quality and the manufacturing company that has produced the copy has used a process of duplicating our CPU(MCU)'s hex file and flashed a similar chip(MCU) to produce a similar product. This means they do not have the original code and therefore cannot bug-test(QC) or update the charger at any point. Our chargers have CE and RoHS certification, proving their safety. Plus, thousands of customers the world over have used our chargers with excellent results. Your batteries are expensive. We understand this and thats why we will not carry low-quality charging devices. Trust only in TURNIGY® quality charging devices.
Features: • Microprocessor controlled • Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) • Individual cell balancing • Li-ion, LiPoly and LiFe capable • Ni-Cd and NiMH capable • Large range of charge currents • Store function, allows safe storage current • Time limit function • Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) • Data storage (Store up to 5 packs in memory) • Battery break in and cycling.
Specs: Input Voltage: 11~17v Circuit Power: Max Charge: 50W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: .1~6.0A NiMH/NiCd Cells: 1~15 LiIon/LiPoly Cells: 1~6 Pb battery Voltage: 2~20v Weight: 355g
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST-XH adapter.
this charger never fails me, it can almost charge anything even my car battery. it best for lipo 1S-6S, i bought this on May 2010 and still working good until now. I think it best to use 15V 5A Power Supply for this balancer if you want to charge 3S or 4S battery.
Wait so should we avoid these for now or what? I'm new to this and I'm making a build, should I still get this one or is there an alternative from this site? I need one for a 3s and a 4s mostly 4s though.
Hello Juan, I'm not sure what your question is, but let me tell you that the charger you need will depend mainly on the capacity and number of cells of your batteries. Of course a small charger will work with high capacity batteries, but will take more time to charge. With a 50W-6A charger like this, you can charge 3S LiPos at a maximum of about 4 to 4.5 amps, which is very good because you can charge at 1C even the 4500mAh batteries. A 4S LiPo will be charged at a maximum of about 3 amps, so, the 1C charge rate will be limited to the 3000mAh LiPos or smaller. Bigger batteries will take longer. This is because of the power limitations of this unit. Despite this, this charger has a very good reputation. I have one and I am very happy with it. Hope you find this answer helpful. Best Regards!
You need a Power Supply (PS) with a DC output of 11 to 18V (however I don't recommend to use less than 12V), with a minimum of 75 Watts. Hobby King's Prod ID 9052000023-3 is a very good choice. You can also use a Notebook PS with suitable voltage/power range, a 12V car battery, or the 12V output lines of a modified CPU PS. Connecting plug jack must be 2.5mm ID x 5.5mm OD x 9 to 11 mm plug length. Positive is inside contact. Hope this answer helps you. Have a great day!
Just a heads up. I have 3 of these all good. however one started playing up. When I plugged it in and, say the battery was a2200, it would always show 12.6 on the top rt hand line even though the battery may only be 11.8. as I had used it. This meant that the charge rate would drop from the 1c of 2.2 down to around .8 fast. This meant it took a long long time to charge the batt.
I found the problem to be a lose connection on one of the charge leads.I re soldered both and now it works fine.
Accucel-6 is a really nice product. The firmware of thie charger is exactly same as of any other 50W charger. It has a blue backlit which is easily readable in the sunlight or in dark. Along with the cigarette lighter adapter, you can use this to charge your batteries while driving down to the field. http://www.hobbyking.com www.link ANY SPACES IN THE ABOVE LINK)
The buttons are good and it has all metal body which is really good as compared to the Hobby King $18.99 charger.
This charger comes with a multiple charge lead connector which you can use with any kind of battery.
You can even calibrate the charger if you feel the readings are a little incorrect.
For calibrating this charger follow these steps:
1.) Power off the charger. 2.) Press and hold the (dec" and "start" buttons. 3.) Power on the charger. (you will hear 3 beeps in a row). Keep the buttons pressed. 4.) You will enter into the calibration screen where the voltage detected by the charger is displayed on the screen (voltage on output leads). 5.) Attach any battery to the output leads of the charger. 6.) Using a digital multimeter, correct the reading of the voltage by pressing "inc" or "dec" buttons till the reading matches with that of the multimeter. 7.) Press "Stop" when you are done. 8.) Your charger is calibrated now.
You can repeat these steps as many number of times
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235 thumbs up!
I'm very happy with this charger. I tested with my cheap voltmeter the final volatge and it seemed lower than displayed by the charger. So i tried to calibrate it :
Hold on "ENTER" and "-" button at while powering on the charger. The charger display something like this :
plus00 VOL: x.xxV SAVE(ENTER)
Then plug in a battery in the charging plug and you can see the voltage detected by the charger. Now you can adjust it by pressing plus or -
I just have to find a good voltmeter because i don't trust my voltmeter more than the accucel !
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150 thumbs up!
I ordered 2 of these chargers from HobbyCity, as I wanted a simple, easy-to-use charger for my Li-Po batteries. I found the charger very user-friendly, even though no manual is supplied with it. However, I have found a link to the charger manual here which may be useful to www.link read it through, the Turnigy Accucel-6 has even more capability than I first believed just by pressing the buttons!! The balance functions work really well and much information can be obtained from the charger displays. This is a really impressive charger, all the more so given the price.
Thanks again HobbyCity for a great product!!
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115 thumbs up!
Bought one as support to my standard field charger (MPX LN5014). Some of the features I like (vs old charger): plusbright display easily readable in the sun. plusbalancer functionality with detailed voltage display of all cells. plusfaster LIPO loading without the final "trickle charge" plusstore discharge, memory etc. plusnice set of connecting cables. pluslow shipping weight. -only visible drawback is the black housing, which will tend to get hotter in direct sunlight.
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106 thumbs up!
Nice charger, not so good discharger.
Good: 1) bright display easily readable 2) balancer functionality with detailed voltage display of all cells on one screen. 3) Memory for batteries 4) USB data collection 5) Many connecting cables. 6) Cheap to buy 7) Can be used with Twin pack charge lead to charge two 3s1p: www.link Good, easy to use menu
Bad: (reason for 4 stars) 1) Discharge function is only so so. With a 3s1p you can discharge at a maximum of .5a and with 6s1p just .2a so it can take all night just to discharge a pack. 2) Fan makes a lot of noise, this is probably due to the charge's small size they had to put a small fan that moves a lot of air to cool it down. It is a budget charger with above budget performance, you don't need to discharge a lot of full packs get it.
Note to the review below, you need to plug in the power and balancing port at the same time to balance charge.