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Battery charger

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vignirmar, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Vignirmar

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    Do you recommend any charger that can charge 6 batteries at once or will any of those Ebay chargers do?
     
  2. rilot

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    Don't skimp on a charger. Buy a good quality one.
    I use a Turnigy Accucel 6x but this is only a single battery charger. I use parallel cables to charge multiple batteries at once.

    This multi battery charger is a good one and is essentially 4 of what I have in one: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... arger.html
     
  3. Vignirmar

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    Thank you. This is a little confusing since I have never used one of these ;)
    How about this one: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... arger.html
    Will I need to buy extra cables to charge more at once?
    Another thing I´m not sure about. The power input.. I´m in Iceland with the europlug so will I need some other plug, socket?
     
  4. rilot

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    That is a single battery charger and is fine with parallel charge cables. I'll link you what I use.

    This charger: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html
    This parallel board: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html

    With that setup I can charge 6 batteries at the same time. You do have to be mindful when charging like this that you only parallel charge batteries of the same capacity and roughly the same discharge level.

    You will also need a power supply like this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ouse_.html

    A multi charger like the one I linked before will charge batteries of different types and different capacities at the same time.
     
  5. Roadkilt

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    I bought five identical chargers, with five sets of extension balance plugs (hobbyking sells bags of 10 for cheap). Mounted them on a rack all plugged into a multi-outlet switched extension cord. I set my phone timer for an hour and can do various makes of batteries and discharge levels at the same time. Inexpensive and effective. I also track their pre-charge and post-charge voltages to flag any charging issues.
     
  6. fizzviic

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    I'm using an iCharger 206 with a Paraboard V2. With thise, I can charge up to 6 batteries at a time and vary the amperage to handle the number of batteries being charged in parallel. I power the charger at home with a G.T. Power Rc power supply, 110v/220v in, 12v out. You can up the amps to whatever you might need. The iCharger also has the ability to connect to the 12v solar power station and the R/C field where we fly.

    Just make sure that whatever you buy is quality equipment. Nothing will ruin your day more that a battery explosion or fire on your workbench because of an el cheapo charger cranking out more amps than the battery can handle.