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Old Aug 12, 2006, 09:04 PM
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Charger / Balancer recommendations

Would I be wrong to expect to be able to charge my 3s 2100 packs at 6A if I were using the LBA10 and an Astro 109 charger? The charge leads on the LBA 10 appear to be a little on the small side to charge at this high of a rate.
These are the biggest packs I have. It looks like I can get the charge rate I want with this combo, or am I just better off spending the extra money and getting the TP charger and balancer?
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 10:20 PM
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That combination will work fine at 6A. Be aware of the possible reduction in cell life if you charge at 6A.
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 03:15 AM
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I would suggest you to save your money if you can wait for a couple of months.
we will have a new charger take care your needs.

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Would I be wrong to expect to be able to charge my 3s 2100 packs at 6A if I were using the LBA10 and an Astro 109 charger? The charge leads on the LBA 10 appear to be a little on the small side to charge at this high of a rate.
These are the biggest packs I have. It looks like I can get the charge rate I want with this combo, or am I just better off spending the extra money and getting the TP charger and balancer?
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 10:59 AM
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YES, a balancing charger capable of 12 amps for each cell for 4400 mah packs
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 11:05 AM
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YES, a balancing charger capable of 12 amps for each cell for 4400 mah packs
hall , are you going to use 20 ga. super flex wire and Deans Ultras or Sermos/APP connectors for the taps?
Show me a factory / vendor supplied LiPoly tap that can stand a 12A charge through it. I have had some to over heat at 2A.

Charles.
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 11:18 AM
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how about a compact standard female multi-pin dc connector onboard the 4400 mah packs, many to choose from
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 11:30 AM
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And you are going to convince all of the LiPoly vendors to use the same connector,right?

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Old Aug 13, 2006, 05:48 PM
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NO, again they will use their own special dc power connector and again we have to worry about adaptors for the balancers again
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 02:55 PM
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I'm not sure where this thread went with the ...12 amps for each cell for 4400 mah packs....


So what is the consensus? Am I good going with the Astro 109 and the LBA10 to charge my TP 3S 2100 packs at 6A (3C)? or do I need to spend the extra money and go with the TP charger an balancer? The TP set up is what I have seen a few of the guys at the field use, but I would prefer to save $100 if I can and get another battery.
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