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newbie here: seek help locating a parallel charge board

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by bobrolfe, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. bobrolfe

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    Hi:

    I'm a newbie when it comes to the DJI system. I have the Phantom 1 and have recently purchased a second set of batteries for it to extend my fly/fun time. In is a pain in the tail to charge the batteries one by one with the charger supplied by DJI. I was on Amazon.com and saw a Parallel Charging Board by Common Sense RC. I ordered it, got it and found that I could not use it because the "balance plug" was 7 prong and that is not available on the side of the DJI charger.

    Does anyone have an economical suggestion for a Parallel Charging Board that I can use to charge 4-6 batteries at one time? I need something "plug n play" as I am not electronic savvy.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Sincerely,

    Bob
     
  2. OI Photography

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    The DJI stock charger is capped at something like 2.2A, so even if you could use a parallel board with it, it would take a very long time to charge more than one batt. Now that you already have a balance board (same one I use), you can just get a decent charger with more Amps available to use with it, and it won't take nearly as long to charge. This is a good example of one that would fit the bill: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... duct=30917

    If you're going to get in to charging multiple batts at once, and you want to be able to charge 4 or more in less than 2 hours, you'll need to use something more along the lines of this: http://www.allerc.com/hyperion-eos720i- ... -5655.html