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#1 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 07:16 PM

how do i check the individual voltage of 1 cell with a multimeter??
 
how do i check the voltage of the cells 1 by 1 with a multimeter??

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90939

people told me to use the balancing tab on my battery, but the balancing tab has 4 wires/holes and the multimeter (see link) only has 2 medal pins sticking out. how do i use it ???

please help!!

#2 hall woo Sep 15, 2006 07:22 PM

I sharpened my test probes to measure the exposed pins on side of balance connector, adjacent pins should read ~ 3.7-4.2V

#3 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 07:30 PM

huh????????? :confused:
there is no pin on the side of the balancing connector....i am using a thunder power 1320.

:(

#4 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 07:31 PM

can i just use one test probe and shouve it in one hole in the balancing connector at a time? then do the rest?

thanks :o

#5 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 07:32 PM

oh yeah, and also how do those $2.99 HF multimeters (u have 4) work?

#6 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 07:32 PM

thanks :)

#7 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 08:16 PM

please help :(

#8 Santini Sep 15, 2006 08:33 PM

Stop, please. Google, "how to use a multimeter" or similar. Before you ruin your meter, your battery or do worse. Also see the commonsenserc.com site, educational section for pack wiring. This will tell you the leads to test. Trust me, first, understand what to do before you start poking with a multimeter. :)

#9 john-rcg Sep 15, 2006 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Santini
Stop, please. Google, "how to use a multimeter" or similar. Before you ruin your meter, your battery or do worse. Also see the commonsenserc.com site, educational section for pack wiring. This will tell you the leads to test. Trust me, first, understand what to do before you start poking with a multimeter. :)


ok. :cool:

EDIT:...common sense's pack wiring is for nicads :censored:
and google does not give me the results i need :mad:

#10 Santini Sep 15, 2006 09:47 PM

Look again at the commonsense as the wiring is for three cells (lipo).

http://www.commonsenserc.com/page.ph...g_diagram.html


In this diagram, testing black and blue gives you first cell; blue and yellow, second cell; yellow and red gives you third; black and red the whole pack. more:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569930


But read about multimeters and don't touch the tips and short the pack out. You kind of need to study a bit and search. That's the only way. The answer was only several posts below your post.

:)


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