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Cool new battery charger tech
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:25:27 AM »
I have been investigating the construction of low cost, high voltage, high output battery packs.  I am not interested in the noisy packs that use regulators to boost the juice, just straight batteries.  Making your own lithium power packs is serious business, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

There is some good news in the way of new, high tech chargers from china.  These sell for $30-$35 on ebay and claim to charge every battery type.  They are very, very smart.  I think there are a lot of over-priced chargers on the market, so these are welcome.

I still need to dig into reviews on these before buying, but thought I'd post a link in case anyone is looking for charger options.  There are a lot of folks building high output packs for r/c aircraft, and I think that is what drives a lot of the hobby side of this.  If you're looking for more info, check out those forums.

One example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/B6-7-4v-11-1v-14-8v-LiPo-RC-Battery-Balance-Charger-650-/160452393963?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item255bb53beb

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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 10:32:30 AM »
These have been out for a few years now - I personanly have never used them but I am curious to.


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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 10:34:23 AM »
Okay, so they're new to me ;)

Actually, it's good that they've been out for a while.  It suggests the software in them has been better debugged... These batteries make me nervous, so that's good.

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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 02:28:29 AM »
AWESOME LINK +T ;D I have been searching for a "smart" charger for my 7.2v/4500mah NIMH RC Batteries that power my 722 ;) I have been using those blue "chun smart chargers" that come w/ them, but I'm getting an inconsistent charge on them w/ those chargers. I would bet I could get more consistent runtimes w/ one of these. And I didnt want to spend $100.00 on a "smart" charger. So thank you for saving me about $60.00 ;D 8)
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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 02:41:50 AM »
Theres just one thing. They say that the AC Adapter is NOT included :( I guess a trip to rat shack would be neessary ehh? :P

EDIT: Nevermind!!! I did some digging around and found this :

http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-12v-5A-Adapter-for-MYSTEKY-iMAX-B5-B6-RC-Charg_W0QQitemZ250303905876QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio_Control_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3a47468054
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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 09:48:10 AM »
Glad I wasn't the only one who hadn't heard of them :P

I'm definitely curious about building some honkin' power packs.  Not for festivals, but for power hungry preamps, etc.

Weird that it doesn't include a wart.. But that is a powerful wart - 5 amps, so that is unusual. You may not find it at the shack.

I'd do some searches for reviews in r/c airplane forums before ordering, to figure out which model and import dealer is best.

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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 02:24:08 PM »
I think these B6 chargers use 12v dc

Do a search for B6 charger on eBay and you should be able to find them being sold by US sellers w/ AC adapters for a little more.

Here's one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/iMAX-B6-Lipo-NiMH-battery-Balance-Charger-AC-Adapter-/220672561021?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33611c0f7d
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Re: Cool new battery charger tech
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 06:12:32 PM »
Hah i am not gonna buy this cheap mean thing......... :P :P :P

 

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