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|Thread: Battery chargers|
I'm the little leprechaun in the corner riding the small purple giraffe!
Thanks for the help. I've just been on the Aeroshack site and ordered an octopus charge lead - overkill but I don't want to be found wanting next time I need to charge a battery!
I'll read up on the battery bits.
I've just worked out what 'C' means and thanks to Timbos bit I now have an idea what the Delta V is.
I don't know about sanding sealer but all this is making my head spin...
And here was me wanting to make and fly planes and now I've got to be an electrician too. I'm pretty good with balsa and glue though.
There must be a market for someone to come up with an idiots guide to batteries, leads, chargers etc etc.... I still have no idea why you would need to put the voltage in as a parameter when you're discharging a battery - surely you want it nearly empty (The clue for me was in the word discharge) ? (I realise you don't with LiPO's because it wrecks them).
It's a good job you're around otherwise I think I would have thrown the charger through the window. £70 and I still can't charge my batteries!!
me again....and you were quite right...
Just read the manual which says I may need to buy an adapter - why not supply one with the charger as I can't imagine any aicraft receiver packs etc come fitted with banana jack plugs ! This is madness and pretty disappointing... I mean they supply all manner of LiPo balance charger connectors..
IThanks for the warm welcome.
I know this sounds daft but how can I connest the little plastic plug on the batteries to the main banana outlets? Is there some kind of adapter?
(First post as a new member...)
I've recently returned to model building after a 20 some year break. Bought and built a kit and now have to get into the confusing world of chargers.
I've two battery packs - one is a NiMH pack (green with Sakura Ni-MH AA 1400mAh 9.6V written on it) and is for powering a small electric motor. The second is a NiCad pack (Lilac with Overlander 800mAh - charge 80 mAh for 14 hours on it).
I bought a Fusion Elysium LX60B Pro charger thinking this would cover all my charging needs (inc LiPo) mainly because it takes 240V AC input as well as 12VDC and has a pretty comprehensive suite of balance charge connectors.
Now for the dim bit......
The instructions assume some knowledge that I don't have. When I finally found the JST-EHR socket and plugged in the battery it started asking for all kinds of info I don't have e.g. Discharge ampage and voltage ? Charge ampage ? Delta peak in mV per cell ? !! Is there some idiots guide that I can turn to ....pleeeeese....
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