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Best Multiple Balanced Charger

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MKheng, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. MKheng

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    Hi All, I want to buy a balanced charger that can charge 4 or more LiPos simultaneously. Wondered what people was using and thoughts as I want to buy one that actually does the job.
    Thanks all in advance.
     
  2. The Editor

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    Thsi is what I use http://www.revolectrix.com/pl6_description_tab.htm

    With one of these http://www.revolectrix.com/MPA_XH.htm to give you the ability to charge up to six packs at once SAFELY !

    You can actually daisy chain MPA boards if you want to enable you to charge 12/18/24 packs etc at once. Limited by the total power of the charger and your power supply.
     
  3. rilot

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    That's the same way I do it.
    Accucel 6 with a 6 way balance board.
     
  4. marcus_canada

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    Just for the record, you can't balance charge packs in parallel no matter how verbose or fancy the text may be on the manufacturers site.
    The only way to balance charge more than one pack is to have individual balance connectors, like a multi charger such as the Futaba X4 has.

    Yu can charge a lipo without balancing a few times at least before rebalancing if you're in a pinch but I wouldn't even parallel charge 2 or more lipos without balancing either, it's just too dangerous.

    People are getting more and more blasé about charging lipos lately.
     
  5. Loppy

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    I really like my little Tenergy TB-6AC 50W/5A. I run a splitter that goes from 2-3 cell balance plug to 1-6 port plug. The lead plugs into a lead plug on the supplied octopus (I think it picked a Deans, but it doesn't matter) that fakes the charger into thinking its one big 6 cell battery. I charge 2 at once, that's as far as I'm willing to push it, and it works swimmingly. :mrgreen:

    http://www.tenergy.com/01322?sc=59&category=38231