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Old Jan 21, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Awesome, thanks! I will probably just try to read through this thread (I know it's long, but that's ok) whenever I get a chance. I just didn't want to spend alot of time researching something that wasn't going to be a good fit.

I just need to nail down the PS and the harnesses and get this stuff ordered! Stuff seems to make so much more sense once it's in front of you!
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 03:56 PM
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Awesome, thanks! I will probably just try to read through this thread (I know it's long, but that's ok) whenever I get a chance. I just didn't want to spend alot of time researching something that wasn't going to be a good fit.

I just need to nail down the PS and the harnesses and get this stuff ordered! Stuff seems to make so much more sense once it's in front of you!
if u use the search it may speed things up. u will most likely need to get a primer on parallel charging from somewhere else, lots of info in battery and charger forum.

if u are in further need ask.

chuck
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 10:17 AM
when is the wind stopping??
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Hello guys I don't know if this has been mentioned before but I today I tried to charge my batteries and the Accucell after switching on as usual is beeping and showing TEMP OVER ERROR!!!! Has anyone experienced this phenomenon please and is there a remedy??
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Old Feb 07, 2014, 01:09 PM
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Hi everyone,
I had a quick question about termination voltage. In LiPo mode, the Accucel 6 charges each cell to 4.2 V but I was hoping to charge to 4.1 V/cell. I just want to confirm the following if possible:
1. There is no way to directly set the termination voltage with this charger without changing calibration.

2. I could charge in LiLo mode where it automatically terminates at 4.1V/cell. From what I can determine there should be no concern in terms of trouble charging a LiPo battery in Lilo mode (as long as I don't discharge it in LiLo mode)?

I believe the above is correct based on reading this thread but hope for some confirmation. If so, if I want to be able to easily setup termination voltages I may need to buy a better charger, perhaps like an iCharger?

Thanks for any help,
LZT.
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Old Feb 07, 2014, 05:27 PM
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Yes and Yes.The ICharger is better in that it has the features to do these things the basic 4 button chargers can't.Having said that the Acucell 6 has been a fair price allbeit the buttons don't work so well these days.
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Old Feb 07, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for the response Tug!

LZT.
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Old Feb 08, 2014, 07:22 AM
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I have read many posts regarding the buttons on these chargers. In most cases you can open the charger to expose the buttons that sit atop the button switches. Lift off the plastic buttons and the switch units will be accessible.

Spray some electronic spray cleaner (available at Radio Shack) into the switches, put the plastic button back on and operate it by pushing it on and off. Also while pushing on the button twist it back and forth. This will clean the contacts of the switches and the buttons will work like new again.

Hate to see people buying new chargers when this will usually fix the problem.
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Old Feb 08, 2014, 11:48 AM
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This is what mine is doing

turnigy Accucel strange error (0 min 22 sec)
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Old Feb 09, 2014, 12:45 AM
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Try putting it in the freezer awhile
Just a suggestion..what's to lose?
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Old Feb 09, 2014, 04:41 AM
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Try putting it in the freezer awhile
Just a suggestion..what's to lose?
Ohh nothing just a small space from the freezer
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Programming flow chart update - LiXX

I have had this charger a long time and have recommended it to many of my friends.
I only have one gripe about it:
When they added LiFe capability to it they seem to have done a hurried patch to the user interface that makes it REAL hard to change from LiPo to LiFe and back again.
I have struggled with my cryptic notes when I have to make the switch every Spring as I get back into the charging scene. And my friends also need help to do it from time to time.
So, I have finally gotten off of my duff and reworked the Program Flow Chart that is in the Turnigy manual to reflect the hidden structure you need to access for the adjustment between the two battery types.
I hope this helps some of you - I know it will help me - just thought I would share.

Walt
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 03:08 PM
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thanks , printed a couple for myself and a f/b
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 03:47 PM
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Seeing this reminded me of the "Legible Program Flow Chart" I made when I first got my Accucell 6 and simply couldn't read the white-on-blue original flow chart. I did post this on the HK website and thought I had posted it here, but see that I didn't, so here it is.
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 08:08 PM
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Dang, Richard - sorry I didn't see that on the HK site. Much better.
Okay, mabye tomorrow, I will merge my changes with your legible chart.
I will post it here and on the HK site, too.
Walt

EDIT:
I was not able to gracefully paste the two together.
So the diagram in post #3386 will have to do - sorry.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 04:46 PM
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Overcharged lipo

Now this is weird, yesterday I started balance charging a 2200mAh 3 cell lipo and aborted the charge after couple of hours because it took too long. Tried to finish it today but when connecting the lipo, one of the cells reads over 4.4V I measured the voltage with a multimeter and it is indeed over 4.4V.

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