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2-6S LiPo Battery Voltage Monitor

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marciano, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. marciano

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  2. mroberts

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    One pic will be ground, with the other six corresponding to each cell. Line up the Phantom ground wire with the ground pin. Because it's a 3S battery, you'll only use 3 of the other pins.
     
  3. ElGuano

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    As MR says. If you look at the pic on amazon, it's printed right on the circuit board.

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    4S
    3S
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    -

    You just line up the negative end of the balance cable with the - and plug it in from there. The top 3 pins on the monitor will be unused. On mine, I used a black sharpie to "black out" the 4S-6S pins to give a visual indicator not to plug it in from the wrong side.
     
  4. marciano

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    Thank you both!
    In that page, if you see other suggested similar items, the pictures are almost the same, prices vary from $0.* to $10
    Do you know the differences between them?
    Thanks
     
  5. TickTock

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    There is one more thing you should know. On the stock battery, the lone, odd-colored (white) wire is actually the positive and connects to the 3S pin on the monitor. The grey wire opposite is the negative that aligns with the bottom edge.
     
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  7. ElGuano

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    +1, that is the one I have. Mine is actually from Hobbyking and has a hard plastic shell around the circuit board instead of the clear heat shrink but every gram counts when it comes to Phantoms so I run mine "naked" most of the time.
     
  8. TickTock

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    Another nice thing about that model is it shows the total pack volts first, whereas, the OP model steps through each of the cells before displaying the total. I ended up removing the buzzers from mine since I just used it on the bench to check packs and it chirps very loud and sharp every time you connect a battery. A good choice, though, if you are planning to put it on the Phantom since it should be audible from a loong way away.
     
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    Great help!
    Thank you all!