240V, 220V, or both ?
Cause I live in Europe, and outlets are 220V with this shape : *******IMG width='480px'.alibaba****/photo/460538936/European_I P44_electric_plug_with_220v_power_cable_H07RN_F_3G2_ 5.jpg
If a 220V is available in this package, a simple US->EU adapter could do the job.
I live in the Netherlands and use this charger. Very happy with it. But what i did was swap the cable supplied with it for a european one, it is a standard C7 (figure 8) power plug. because a us to eu adapter is just another failure point.
would the Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger. Direct 110/240v Input
charge a E-Flite 1800mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo Battery for a Double Horse 9053 26 Inches 3.5 Channel im thinking about buying the Turnigy FBL100 3D Micro Helicopter any though's
I use this charger for a 1800mAh 2s,2650mAh 2s,and a 3300mAh 3s.Works great even though the larger packs take some time.have at least 15 charges on each pack and have had no "puff" issues or problems.i even had a pack discharged too far and tricked the charger into charging it.Time how long a pack takes to charge,discharge and recharge for half the time and store it till you wanna run then charge the other half.
There is a safety timeout where this charger stops after 5 hours. This means you have a pack greater than 3500MAH you have to charge your pack twice to be sure it is fully charged. You will know your pack is done when you put it on the charger and the lights immediately turn green. If you see your pack on the charger with all 3 lights red and it has been there over 5 hours unplug the pack from the charger and plug it back in.
Yeah the lights blink red but the thing is that i just got this battery this week and wanted to connect it to the charger to make sure it was fully charged, and it did not charge well i guess i got a defective battery Thanks
Okay i just bought one and I have a 2 cell battery i want to charge but every time i connect the battery to the charge the all three lights blink and do no go of or change to 2 red and one green. Am i doing something wrong?
do you have a volt meter? I had this happen to one of my lipo packs that went too low of a charge. The charger needs to see a minimum voltage in the battery before it starts charging it. What I did to be able to charge this battery is to put my lipo on a 600mah wall charger for nimh for about 1/2 hour, charging with the battery plug and not the balance plug. This brought the cell voltage up high enough so the lipo charger could charge it properly. the battery survived.
HI GREGG- IM IN UK -WERE CAN I GET THE WALL CHARGER USAID AS I HAVE A FEW NEW LIPOS THAT ONLY BLINK RED AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO SEE IF I CAN LICK START THEM AGAIN**IS IT RISKY THANX WEZZER
it is risky, so you would put it on a non-balancing charger only for a few minutes. The wall charger I mean is the typical slow charger that comes with RTR car RC's. Typically around 120mah. Test the voltage of the pack now. It should be around 6.6 volts. If it is lower put it on that slow charger and monitor the charge until tha pack is around 7 volt. Do not charge higher than that. Then put the pack on this lipo charger. A full charge on a lipo is about 8.4 volt.
if you have a 3 cell lipo or know someone who does i know a neat little trick to make it charge a low voltage battery.this will also work if you have a 3 cell thats too discharged and you have a 2 cell around.first plug in your over discharged lipo.next take the second pack and just touch it to the other charge port.be ready to unplug it again as soon as it clicks over to charge.this tricks the charger into thinking your low pack has more voltage and will start its charge cycle.I had discovered this trick when my son left his lipo plugged in after use.please award best answer credit if this helps.
I have noticed when I charge really large capacity packs this charger does not finish charging them. I think there is a charge time limit on the charger, but I do not see this in its documentation. When I charge a small capacity lipo and leave it on the charger too long the lights will change from all green (charged) to all red. I have 4 chargers and they all do this. Can someone confirm if they see this behaviour too? Or can confirm this timeout?
I just tested this. It does have a timeout. After approximately 5 hours the charger stops charging and turns all lights red. It did this on 3 of my chargers. With this charger you have to charge your high lipo packs twice.
i am using the traxxas charger for a 5000mAh 7.4v battery and there is only 1 light on but it is for the other side charger, so the 2 lights to the left there is no lights , so if u know anything please reply back
This is how the charger works. The one green light on is showing it is charging the first cell. The other 2 lights are red until it finishes the charge. It is going to take about 7 hours for this charger to charge your 5000 mah battery.
Just tried this charger for the first time and charged a 2200mAh battery with it and left it for the whole night and when I came down the next morning the three leds were still red. Checked with a voltage meter and the battery was fully charged, I just wonder why the leds didn't turn green like they should and if it's safe to still use the charger. If only the leds don't work correctly I don't care, as long as the cells get charged and balanced properly.
Definitely a faulty charger i guess . Tried another battery packs ? The charger cutoff system should work . Was your battery overcharged next day? If cutoff is working then its safe .I think you can claim warranty too !
There is no problem with the charger, this is the way it works. I have 4 of these and they all do this same process: The battery was charged after about 3 hours and all lights turned green. If you leave the battery on the charger after it it charged all the lights will turn red after a 'timeout'. Not sure how many hours it takes to go into this timeout. I think it is a fail safe in case a lipo did not charge properly thet it turns off after several hours.
good and easy to use home charger....charges zippo n other 3cell batteries well, good value for money...full charge of 3cell zippoY batt(1600,25C in 50mins).
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15 thumbs up!
Good charger, best for the buck as they say.
It is small, goes directly into the 220V socket so no adapter is required.
If you will only charge 2S or 3S LiPo batteries then the Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger is the cheap option you want to get! Have bought 2 and very happy with them!
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9 thumbs up!
I charged my turnigy 2200mA 3S, and at the end one cell was 4,27V the cell at the center was 4,18V or 4,19V and the other 4,19V.
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8 thumbs up!
Great charger for LiPos over 650mA. Bought one two weeks ago and will buy more.
Unlike many other charger/balancers, this charges each cell independently (it has one red/green LED per cell so you can see this in action). My [name brand with external balancer] charges all cells together while simultaneously discharging the high cells. Also, this one seems not to discharge cells if they are left plugged after a cycle. I will order more.
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6 thumbs up!
It worked fine for the first week or 2 after that it only charges 2 cell packs. If I connect a used (11.45v) 3s pack, all 3 leds turn green as in fully charged. Now I use it to charge my 2s packs for my gas planes for radio and ignition but I can't use it to charge 3s packs for my foamies. Bummer.