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Old Aug 29, 2006, 06:57 PM
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The only source at the moment is direct from FMA - at some point they will ship them to Horizon Hobby and then any local hobbystore will be able to get them.
I ordered direct from FMA, got the chargers no problem in Canada.
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Old Aug 29, 2006, 08:26 PM
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I too shipped one over the border. Cost whatever they charge plus GST/PST and $5 handling charge. Oh well.

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Old Aug 29, 2006, 10:10 PM
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Direct it is

Thanks guys, I'll go direct and order one tomorrow.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Great.... A LiPoly charger that won't charge any of my packs without balance taps! Does anyone else find this rather annoying?
All in the name of "Safety" I suppose.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 09:45 AM
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You buy packs without balance taps?

Only my tired, old ones lack taps. And they don't have much life left in them anyways!

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Hello, Jim....

Most all my packs are small TP ProLites... 480mAh, 730mAh and 910. No balance taps on any. Don't seem to need them judging from my 1320 pack which does have them. I really feel that this whole balance thing is WAY overrated. Even my old packs (Kokam 340 and Apache 1200) are still doing great without taps.
All these batteries get used often in a 3D IFO with 311 flight hours on it.

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 11:12 AM
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Great.... A LiPoly charger that won't charge any of my packs without balance taps! Does anyone else find this rather annoying?
All in the name of "Safety" I suppose.

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Actually it is in the name of longer service life.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 11:47 AM
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Service life, safety, performance.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 11:53 AM
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Great.... A LiPoly charger that won't charge any of my packs without balance taps! Does anyone else find this rather annoying?
All in the name of "Safety" I suppose.

rc
No, I don't. There are lots of choices out there for charging packs without taps or without using the taps. The whole point of this charger is to take care of each cell in the pack individually - which requires access to each one.....
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 03:06 PM
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help

I just order my cellpro charger, my lipo`s don`t have balancing
taps. does anyone have pictures or diagrams on how to solder
the connectors on!!
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Wiring adapters

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I just order my cellpro charger, my lipo`s don`t have balancing
taps. does anyone have pictures or diagrams on how to solder
the connectors on!!
http://www.fmadirect.com/support_docs/item_1213.pdf

If you wire the taps on any pack using the FMA pigtails, you will not need an adapter to use your CellPro
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 04:09 PM
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Thanks for your help Fred, I did order the pigtails with my charger!
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Great.... A LiPoly charger that won't charge any of my packs without balance taps! Does anyone else find this rather annoying?
All in the name of "Safety" I suppose.

rc
I believe seat belts usage could also be considered an annoying inconvenience, yet we use them in the name of "Safety". The only cars without seatbelts are ancient ones.
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Does anyone know if the Cellpro 4S needs an adapter to work with Common Sense RC packs?
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 09:30 PM
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Does anyone know if the Cellpro 4S needs an adapter to work with Common Sense RC packs?
I just checked my paperwork on my charger and my TP & PQ adapter and I come up with a ??? Who makes the common sense ?
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