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Old Nov 11, 2011, 01:41 PM
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finished at 01:38 hrs.

should I try a 2c charge? what would be the amp setting?
You can set current to 10A max, which is close to 2C (10.8A).
Maybe you should study the last part of a charge to get familiar with how the charger operates. Enter cell voltage display and see what the voltage of each cell is. When a cell reaches 4.20V, current will start to drop to make sure the voltage stops rising. If all cells are the same, current will drop to a fraction of the initial current and the charge ends. If the pack is unbalanced, it will start to discharge high cells (cell voltage flash on display) while it continues to charge low ones at low current. This means that this last phase will take longer to complete.

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Old Nov 11, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Well, I just smoked my 306B charger today. It had been working awesome up to this point. I was parallel charging 2 6S 5000mah packs at 20 amps and all of a sudden smoke started pouring out of the cooling fan housing.

I purchased it from EP Buddy about a month ago. What is the warranty service like? Will they replace this with out hassle or do I just throw it in the trash and buy something different? This is my only charger and I'm down until I get it replaced. Never should have sold my hyperion.

JAW
I wanted to follow up on this post and did not want to leave it hanging. Dale at EP Buddy took care of me. I was able to get a replacement and in time to be able to fly this weekend. I'm glad to see a company stand behind their product and take care of their customers!

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Old Nov 12, 2011, 09:33 AM
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You can set current to 10A max, which is close to 2C (10.8A).
Maybe you should study the last part of a charge to get familiar with how the charger operates. Enter cell voltage display and see what the voltage of each cell is. When a cell reaches 4.20V, current will start to drop to make sure the voltage stops rising. If all cells are the same, current will drop to a fraction of the initial current and the charge ends. If the pack is unbalanced, it will start to discharge high cells (cell voltage flash on display) while it continues to charge low ones at low current. This means that this last phase will take longer to complete.

Fred
Fred, thanks for that valuable feedback!
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 01:16 AM
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Can i use my iCharger 206B to re-charge a 12v acid and/or dry car battery? (using a 110/230v powersupply at home)

I mean, i expect it to manage it, but i dont know what program to use etc..
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Yes. A car battery is a 12V Pb battery. As such, use 12V Pb setting.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 04:07 AM
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"After starting the charger" doesn't mean "when you are charging a battery".
Well the original instruction is hardly clear about this whole procedure.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Have you tried letting go of the buttons after the third beep rather than waiting for the fourth?

Have you heard how quick the beeps are! My fingers and reactions arent as quick as they once were
Surely if this was the case, the procedure would have mentioned it - I still havent had a response as to WHY the darn thing is beeping FOUR times, when all thats mentioned is 3.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Hi. I just bought a 306b and am waiting on delivery. Does it need to be calibrated. Score use? I'm using Parallel cables. I still want to use the balance charge setting on the charger , yes ?
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Quick question about parallel charging. If I am parallel charging 2 3s 1000 mah batteries can I set the amps to 2.2. Or 3 3s 1000 set the amps to 3.3. Is this correct?
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I just Receiced My Icharger i106b Plus from Hobbyking.com

I having problem with that charger.

Today I put a 2200mah battery for balance charge,
after few minutes. i checked on charger its was showing 4.27, 4.25, 4.27
charging was still still not finished, but I stoped charging process becuase I wanted to charger charge my lipo any more..


Why this charger over charged my lipo,



second problem.
when ever I put my batteries for storage voltage, if battery already have voltage of 3.50 to 3.70 or something near this per cell, charger instantly show DONE<

I already received my charger with firmware version 3.14

what to do?
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Quick question about parallel charging. If I am parallel charging 2 3s 1000 mah batteries can I set the amps to 2.2. Or 3 3s 1000 set the amps to 3.3. Is this correct?
For a 1C charge in parallel you add up the total MAH of the batteries. Two 1000mah batteries = 2 amps.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Just wanted to report that all is well with my new iCharger 106b. About an hour to balance charge 5 3c 1800. Migrating to the 2200mAh 30c, and will be happy charging 4 at a time.

Of course, once one understands the iCharger settings, charging is a breeze!

Thanks to all for your help!
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 02:20 AM
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I just Receiced My Icharger i106b Plus from Hobbyking.com

I having problem with that charger.

Today I put a 2200mah battery for balance charge,
after few minutes. i checked on charger its was showing 4.27, 4.25, 4.27
charging was still still not finished, but I stoped charging process becuase I wanted to charger charge my lipo any more..


Why this charger over charged my lipo,



second problem.
when ever I put my batteries for storage voltage, if battery already have voltage of 3.50 to 3.70 or something near this per cell, charger instantly show DONE<

I already received my charger with firmware version 3.14

what to do?

any one plz tell me about my problem plz
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 03:11 AM
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Charging 2 6S 5Ah in parallel at 2C each: charge time = ~25 minutes
Charging 2 6S 5Ah in parallel at 3C each: charge time = ~29 minutes

Balancing starts in CV mode (which seems to take longer when charging at 3C compared to 2C) and balancing mode is set to slow. Both batteries are fairly new, IR ~ 2mOhm/ cell and balance within <10mv

What could cause a 3C charge rate to take longer than a 2C charge rate?


-Patriek
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