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P J Hearne29/02/2020 01:39:37
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I did find on the net a charger for UMX Timber but I cant find it now.

Also it came without a power lead, would this be because the lead is a 'figure of eight' power lead?

Anyone can give me a clue on where or how best to power the Timber thanks in advance.

Shaun Walsh29/02/2020 07:16:11
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It uses a 2S lipo so any mains lipo charger that can charge 2S batteries will do but you will need a suitable charge lead. Give your LMS a call.

Denis Watkins29/02/2020 08:13:57
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Dozens of chargers PJ, look at this balance charger from overloader

**LINK**

For your battery range but

200-280mAh 2S LiPo flight battery

Edited By Denis Watkins on 29/02/2020 08:14:19

John Lee29/02/2020 09:28:38
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I acquired one of these models from a Clubmate who was giving up & know your difficulty. The problem is the batteries, connectors & wiring are pretty much unique for a fixed wing model, although I believe the arrangement has been used by some Blade helicopters:

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A conventional charger will not work without some adaption.

I think you have 3 options:

1) Rewire to 'conventional' plus & sockets

2) Purchase the dedicated charger you were looking for, E-Flite EFLUC1007, they are no longer in production but I have found one here

3) Make up an adaptor lead for charging as alluded to in your OP. That is what I did. You will need a 2S balance lead, I salvaged one from an old battery, a Mini Micro JST 2.0 PH 3-Pin connector, available from Amazon & elsewhere for pennies and the input plug from your charger, mine uses XT60. Here's what I ended up with:

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Shaun Walsh29/02/2020 11:19:38
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Ready made charging lead here.

**LINK**

P J Hearne01/03/2020 20:59:03
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More puzzlement Here also is a Battery for UMX Timber https://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/280mah-2s-30c-lipo-for-f-16 Not showing any Balancer lead though?

John Lee02/03/2020 09:49:23
698 forum posts
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Yes they have combined the power & balance leads in one as I have illustrated above. That is why you need a special charging harness.

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