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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Icharger 206b shows balance error....help?

Even when I connect blanche lead straight to the charger.....any ideas.
Would it be ok to fast charge until resolved? Always balance charge and cells
are all matched and always stored properly.
Thanks in advance
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I'll bite, what is the error?

What are the cell voltages?
What size packs?
How old are they?

And, NO don't fast charge them unless you want to start a fire.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:02 PM
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When I connect the balance lead to the paraboard......balance error on screen appears. Batteries are 3s and 4s.....all in perfect condition and balance.
This just started today....never a problem before with balance charging.

BTW....charger works fine.....just won't balance due to the balance error message.....maybe a charger issue......??
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:12 PM
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You have charged these packs before with no problem?

Or course you have the charger set to LiPo and 3S?

And you plug in the main leads and then the balance leads and that's when an error pops up?
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Yes....used this charger for 4 months...problem free until today.
Batteries are not the issue.....just thought maybe I dumbed thumbed a setting.
Guess I will just charge w/o balance for flying tomorrow.....never done that but I guess it won't hurt this time...,all cells in all my batteries....Hyperion....match perfectly and stored that way
Any ideas would help.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:25 PM
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I had a similar issue on my 206b and turns out I had changed from lipo to life or some other type of battery under balance charge section. All I did was hit start and change it back to lipo and error went away.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Have you ever gotten a spark when plugging in a pack to the balancer board? If so and if you run out of ideas and don't have another balance board to try read this and inspect your balancer board.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1634850

Rick
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Had another brand new board I tested.....did the same thing.....gonna call
Dave at progressive where I got it less than 6 mo ago.....any other ideas would be great..... in the meantime.....I be fast charging.
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Old May 29, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Hi guys,

i have exactly the same problem with my brand new i charger 206B. ( 2 weeks old )
After charging the first LiPo pack ( 3S 1000mAh with 2C ) without problems
i liked to start the next charge of my second pack
( no balance board up till now, and the LiPo packs are brand new ).

I have connected the main plugs first, then the balancer plugs.
After that the message "Bal. Err." appeared.
Now i pressed the start button and read: "Balance Port Voltage Err".
By checking the voltage of each cell ( press Dec one time ) i found out,
that the voltage value of cell one is not listed: There are only 4 lines !
Cell two is displayed with 4.97 volts and cell three with 4.17 volts.

BTW: The same procedure now with my first LiPo pack.

Maybe the balancer port is damaged or a short circuit ?
Any ideas ?

Thanks for help,
greetz from germany,
Heiko
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