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Old Jul 14, 2016, 07:27 PM
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Lipo balance connecter?

I recieved two 5000mah batteries for an impulse 31. But they have a 3 wire balance connecter, my charger uses a 4 wire connecter.

I can't charge, do I need to buy another charger?
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Old Jul 14, 2016, 07:51 PM
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which charger? do you have an external balance board?
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Old Jul 14, 2016, 08:45 PM
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Onyx 150 ac/dc LiPo Charger
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Old Jul 14, 2016, 08:50 PM
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What brand batteries? You probably just need a balance plug adapter to go from TP to JST-XH.
Check here
http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-...nce-connectors
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Old Jul 14, 2016, 08:50 PM
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3-wire is for 2S packs. Do the packs you have say 2S or 3S on them?

According to their description of the charger:
"You can balance and charge 3S packs by plugging directly into the balancing port, or use the included adapter for 2S packs."

Didn't yours come with said adapter? Details here: http://www.duratrax.com/chargers/onyx/dtxp4195.html
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Thunder Power and some other 2s packs have a 4 wire balance plug.
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Thunder Power and some other 2s packs have a 4 wire balance plug.
Interesting. I wonder if they gave each cell it's own isolated ground?
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Old Jul 14, 2016, 10:27 PM
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My favorite site to order charging stuff (chargers, cables, boards, etc) is

Progressive RC

http://www.progressiverc.com

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Old Jul 15, 2016, 01:27 PM
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I'm going to go to a hobby shop see if I can get an adapter.

Thanks,

Shawn.
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Shawn,

Which batteries did you receive?
Got a link?

Regards, Jan.
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Old Jul 15, 2016, 07:11 PM
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I bought a charger and the instructions aren't clear how I pick the appropriate amp setting .

How do I know what amp setting to choose?

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Old Jul 15, 2016, 08:26 PM
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Shawn,

Which batteries did you receive?
Got a link?

Regards, Jan.
These ones.

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Steps? What steps?
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It is best to charge at 1C or less. On your 5000 mAh pack, charge at 5 amps.



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I bought a charger and the instructions aren't clear how I pick the appropriate amp setting .

How do I know what amp setting to choose?
Charge a 1000mah lipo pack at 1 amp, a 2200 mah at 2.2Amps, and so on.

Ah. Your packs ARE 2S (7.4v), hence the 3-conductor balance plug.
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Those are 2s batteries.

That's how turnigy marks their cell count, filling in the dot with black.
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