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James Thomas 202/02/2017 16:28:00
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Hi, got a question, I have just bought a ARTF model,( Unknown mini racer but with Radio ,ESC and Motor plus 2 micro servos) and the Lipo is a 500 2S with a tiny White two pin plug and normal XH balancer plug. Now to recharge it I need a matching Plug, which I don't have!! Can I recharge,with a low Charge current useing just the Balance plug?? I need the original plug to connect to the ESC, Help please!!

Simon Chaddock02/02/2017 16:53:43
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To balance charge any LiPo of more than one cell you need to use the balance plug and an appropriate LiPo charger. wink 2

Many small LiPo chargers like this only charge through balance plug but do require a suitable 10 - 15V supply..

James Thomas 202/02/2017 17:00:04
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I have a good Lipo charger, but want to know if the Lipo will Charge just from the Balancer socket and with no main leads connected?

Phil Green02/02/2017 18:51:15
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Posted by James Thomas 2 on 02/02/2017 17:00:04:

I have a good Lipo charger, but want to know if the Lipo will Charge just from the Balancer socket and with no main leads connected?

Some small 'toy' chargers charge via the balance plug alone, but generally 'proper' chargers dont.
If you have a B6 or generic 4-button charger then you can if you make up a lead, charge pos to balance pos, charge neg to balance neg. Easy peasy 2 minute job.

Cheers
Phil

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