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Old Oct 05, 2013, 03:39 AM
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Turnigy accucell 6

Hi All,
I have just purchased a turbigy accucell 6 to charge some 3s 2200mah batteries but realised i don't have a power supply for it.

I notices in the manual it output at up to 5 amps. Some-one gave me a 12v 1.25amp power supply though so i was wondering whether this would be ok? IT does fit but not sure if suitable.

Would it just charge slower?

Thanks
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Old Oct 05, 2013, 03:55 AM
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Your Turnigy charger is capable of charging up to 50 watts.
Charging a 3S 2200mah battery at 1C (2.2 amps) would require 27 watts.
Your power supply is only capable of supplying 15 watts.
To keep from burning out the power supply you would have to limit the battery charge to 1 amp (12.6 watts).

So the answer to your question is yes, it would charge slower. It would take about 2.5 hours to charge a 3S 2200mah battery.

May I suggest you read the following:
https://sites.google.com/site/tjingu...arging-how-tos

There are lots of answers to battery related questions there.

Glen
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Old Oct 05, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Ebay has those PS bricks for cheap,what you need is 12v 5a. A 15v version would be even better.
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Old Oct 05, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Another option is to grab an old Xbox360 power supply off craigslist/ebay for $10-20.

I believe they are rated for ~200w and ~16A (these are of course peak). I've been using one for a long time.
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Old Oct 05, 2013, 09:49 AM
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This power supply is very inexpensive and will allow you to easily run your charger at full power:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-100-240V-...item484c80a91a
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Old Oct 05, 2013, 12:53 PM
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I bought similar :-).
Prices vary around 10$ but some offer free shipping.
Mine's been in use for almost 2 years with No problems whatsoever.
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Old Oct 06, 2013, 05:46 AM
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The 6 Series chargers are rated at 50W total ... and that equates to ~5A.

Most ebay and other sellers give out 5A power adaptors to use with these but my advise is to do up from that ... a 5A supply will often be working hard and near it's limits. I've had them burn out doing repeated charges at near max ...

So my chargers are now powered by 10A mains adaptors and the difference is immediately obvious. The usual 5A supply case was warm to near hot after a few packs charged ... my 10A is barely warm.

ebay has loads of adaptors ... and it needs to be a regulated power adaptor .. otherwise the charger will default out.

My 10A job was about $20 ... yes higher price than 5A ... 6A jobs ... but hopefully will last longer. I could if I really wanted to split the supply to power both my 6 chargers ... but prefer not to risk burn-out.

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Old Oct 06, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Hey thanks guys. I balance charged a battery today at 1 amp. Went well. Took about 80 mins. Will get myself a laptop 50 watt charger though.
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Old Oct 06, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Get at least a 70 watt power supply (linked above) to provide some headroom.
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Old Oct 22, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Great info and leads on this thread. I ordered a LCD Monitor power brick from Amazon prior to reading this thread... and luckily everything matches up.

So a "wall wart" type power supply (specifically 12V, 1.25A) will do for up to 1A output from the charger? For instnace, parallel charging a bunch of 1S batteries at .9A then I should be okay. This will be a nice little travel charger...
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Old Oct 22, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Great info and leads on this thread. I ordered a LCD Monitor power brick from Amazon prior to reading this thread... and luckily everything matches up.

So a "wall wart" type power supply (specifically 12V, 1.25A) will do for up to 1A output from the charger? For instnace, parallel charging a bunch of 1S batteries at .9A then I should be okay. This will be a nice little travel charger...
Some low amp adaptors will not start the charger as the supply is not 'clean' ... you will get INPUT ERROR ... I know - I have various adaptors that wont work up to and including 14.4v 3A ...

Personally ... carry an ITX mains adaptor .. that will be smallest 6A 12v you can get ... and usually capable of 100 - 240v input.

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Old Oct 22, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Some low amp adaptors will not start the charger as the supply is not 'clean' ... you will get INPUT ERROR ... I know - I have various adaptors that wont work up to and including 14.4v 3A ...

Personally ... carry an ITX mains adaptor .. that will be smallest 6A 12v you can get ... and usually capable of 100 - 240v input.

Nigel
Thanks. When will the charger report the "INPUT ERROR"? On startup of the unit or during a charge cycle?
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 01:03 AM
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Thanks. When will the charger report the "INPUT ERROR"? On startup of the unit or during a charge cycle?
I've had it both ways ... some of the adaptors don't even light the screen up .. some do but when you press START ... it faults out.

Suggest you test first before travel !

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Old Oct 23, 2013, 09:23 AM
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After a couple of years as a back up charger the fan is noisy and thee buttons are not making contact every time you press,i know the fix for the fan what's the fix for the buttons other than spray contact cleaner?
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I've had it both ways ... some of the adaptors don't even light the screen up .. some do but when you press START ... it faults out.

Suggest you test first before travel !

Nigel
Thanks! I tried it out last night and successfully charged a few batteries without a problem.
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