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Old Mar 27, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Yes, the latest firmware revisions (starting with v3.08) actually offer this, here's the history on this user requested update:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2128
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2137
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2371

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Old Mar 27, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Aftermarket charger expansion boards are available from Progressiverc for $9.99 a pop - for one.
How about $7 one.

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Perfect. I like this charger already.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 03:50 AM
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7S balancing connection to 1010B+

Hi.

I have now received iCharger 1010B+.

And, I plan to charge 7S A123.

Since it does not have 7S balancing port, I wonder if I can just pull out the PCB board and do as in the photo.

8 pins from the right side on the chager's balancing port directly.

Would this be a correct way of balancing 7S batteries?

Thanks.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 03:59 AM
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Hi.

Since it does not have 7S balancing port, I wonder if I can just pull out the PCB board and do as in the photo.

8 pins from the right side on the chager's balancing port directly.

Would this be a correct way of balancing 7S batteries?
Yes, this would work. But why not use a 8pin connector? You can plug them directly to the Charger, without board, when you remove just ONE of the "noses" on the connectors - and the other "noses" will still make it impossible to plug it in wrong...

At the time I configured my 7S A123, I couldn't find a 8pin connector... So I uses a 11pin cable (intended for connecting a balancer board to charger) and cut part of it. I just had to move the red cable to have it "look right"



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Old Mar 28, 2009, 04:03 AM
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Yes, this would work. But why not use a 8pin connector? You can plug them directly to the Charger, without board, when you remove just ONE of the "noses" on the connectors - and the other "noses" will still make it impossible to plug it in wrong...

- Oliver
Oh, it's just I want to experience 7S A123 first and decide whether I will go for more 7S A123 or not. So, I did not buy 8 pin connectors.
I am going to use some spare balancing connectors. That's all.

And, I don't have 10S balancing connectors either

Anyway, thanks for confirmation
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Yes, that will work, but plugging directly into the socket on the charger is mechanically difficult. You will need quite long balance leads on your 7S pack to be able to get enough access to plug directly into the charger. Far better IMO to use the balance adapter board and simply use 2 x 4S connectors like discussed here:
A123 on the Protos post #73
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Yes, that will work, but plugging directly into the socket on the charger is mechanically difficult. You will need quite long balance leads on your 7S pack to be able to get enough access to plug directly into the charger. Far better IMO to use the balance adapter board and simply use 2 x 4S connectors like discussed here:
A123 on the Protos post #73
How to balance A123 7S
Oh, I see what you mean.

This links are very helpfull. Thank you very much.

Finally, my Protos kit was shipped out today from aerofever.net.

I hope there is no missing parts in the box.

Thank you again
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by write2dgray
Yes, the latest firmware revisions (starting with v3.08) actually offer this, here's the history on this user requested update:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2128
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2137
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2371

- David
Excellent stuff David, this is perfect. I will go and read up on how to update teh firmware and get my charger 12S A123 enabled.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 10:04 AM
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3 X 3S charging

I wonder if iCharger 1010b+ can charge three 3S batteries at the same time with the PCB board provided as its name says Syncronous Balance Charge?

Or should I make a special wiring to do so?

I have read the manual now, but I do not think it said anything about this?

Thanks
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Sure it can, but you will likely benefit from the use of a balance board or adapter to facilitate this. Take a look at this thread here and it should answer all your questions:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932319

I recommend charging in parallel vs. in series, although both are certainly possible.

Cheers,
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 12:27 PM
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If im gonna charge two 3s 4000mah lipos in parallel, shall i set the charger at 6S 4000mah?

Does the charger balance both packs?
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Nope, to do a 1C charge on two 3s 4000mah lipos in parallel you would set the charger to 3S and 8 amps.

Parallel doubles capacity, series doubles voltage.

And yes, it would balance both packs equally .

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Old Mar 28, 2009, 04:36 PM
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106b+

Again thanks a lot for the explainations.

New question : is it possible to charge more than one 3S/1000 mA on the 106B+ at the same time. If yes, How to do it.
Same question for 2/500 mA

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Sure it can, but you will likely benefit from the use of a balance board or adapter to facilitate this. Take a look at this thread here and it should answer all your questions:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932319

I recommend charging in parallel vs. in series, although both are certainly possible.

Cheers,
David

Wow.. This is the bible of using iCharger.

But, I think it will take some time to fully understand this.

THANKS!!!
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 06:28 PM
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Sure it can, but you will likely benefit from the use of a balance board or adapter to facilitate this. Take a look at this thread here and it should answer all your questions:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932319

I recommend charging in parallel vs. in series, although both are certainly possible.

Cheers,
David

Hi David.

I am very curious about the way you chage 5 X 2S batteries. I attached your photo here.

And, my question is,

* I want to charge 4 X 3S batteries of 2100mah
* I want to charge them at 1C (in this case 8.4A)

So, I do,

* connect one 3S battery to 3S plug of the PCB board provided
* connect one 3S battery to 4S plug of the PCB board provided
* connect one 3S battery to 5S plug of the PCB board provided
* connect one 3S battery to 6S plug of the PCB board provided

AND,

Connect all four 3S batteries' power connectors in paprarelle.

Is this the way to charge four 2100mah 3S batteries at the same time at 8.4A??

In the attached photo of yours, you did not connect four of five 2S batteries power connector to anywhere. Only one(the first one is connected)
But, if all batteries power outputs are connected in pararelle and then connected to the charger's output power, then you can charge at 1C of all five 2S batteries, right?

Thanks!!
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