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Old Mar 03, 2007, 06:21 PM
Rufus T. Firefly
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charger/balancer question

Hi, I'd like to know why my balancer tells me that my lipos are fully charged a full half an hour before my charger beeps. I'm using a Thunder power 425 charger, and a TP 205 balancer. Charging a TP 3 cell 2070 mAh extreme pack. Should I shut down the charger when the balancer beeps, or should I keep charging until I hear the charger beep? Thanks
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Old Mar 03, 2007, 08:13 PM
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The balancer is not telling you the battery is fully charged. It is telling you one or more cells has reached 4.2V. There is a difference.

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Old Mar 04, 2007, 02:10 AM
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Yes you should shut down the charger. If one cell has reached 4.2 volts and the charger is still going then eventually that cell will be overcharged and could possibly be damaged.

Stop the charge and measure the voltage on each cell to see what is going on. If one cell has reached 4.2 volts then keep the balancer on until the pack is balanced. Then if the pack is still low you can continue the charge.

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Old Mar 04, 2007, 01:51 PM
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the Tp 205 is a current BLEEDER
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