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Old Nov 24, 2011, 12:57 PM
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No and yes.
MOSFETs take this role sometimes
Lol that's what I figured.


Hopefully Santa will drop off some tp batts this year but all of my setups are xh.

This guy is what I need correct?
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...products_id=38

Its not rated to the 30x series though. That shouldn't matter though correct?
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Is there a fuse in these chargers in case the user does something stupid?
There is a 7A fuse on the DC jack input. That's all.

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Old Nov 26, 2011, 11:19 AM
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icharger input solar

to junsi
is it possible to input power into an icharger using a solar panel?
Does the icharger require contant voltage/constant current input?
Would an mppt ( max power point tracker) be useable if it is possible as solar input source to icharger?
If answer to the above is 'no' : would it be possible to modify icharger so it acts as mppt and has input plug for solar input?
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 11:54 AM
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A mppt would be nice. The charger itself can be set to a minimum input voltage. If that voltage is undershot, the charge current will be reduced automatically, so that the supply voltage hovers around the level that was set. This way, the charger can compensate the fluctuating output of the panel, and will not just stop with a low voltage error. Just make sure, that the panel's maximum voltage does not exceed the chargers specs.
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 02:55 PM
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I'm looking to get my first real charger, and the iCharger 206B and 208B caught my eye. Right now my packs range from 1S 160 mAh to 3S 1300 mAh, but I want the charger to be somewhat future-proof and be able to handle larger 4S-6S packs I might use in the coming years.

I know the 206B will handle my current packs, but will it be able to handle the larger packs in the future at decent charging rates, or charging two packs at once?
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 03:17 PM
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I went shopping for a good LiPo charger about 2 months ago.

I wanted something future proof also.
I wanted to be able to charge up to 6S batteries.
I needed something that would not take an hour at the field to charge.
I use 2700 mAh batteries now but knew I would be going to 5000 mAh batteries.
I wanted to be able to parallel charge multiple packs in a reasonable amount of time.
So I jumped in the deep end and bought a 306B and built a PS.

I don't think I will ever need another charger.
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 04:14 PM
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The 30x series is not that much more for what you get. I have thought about adding a 29xhalf series with my 306 but the 306 is about twenty bucks more, well worth it fir what you get.
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Hello Junsi -- that is the correct address. Thank you for getting in touch and I hope to be charging again ASAP.
Thanks for your patience all other readers.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Perhaps a better means of contac

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=143941
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Thank you very much Charles. I struggled to find that contact. I somehow just miss these things when scanning the page. This will prove just ideal.
Apologies again.
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Old Nov 28, 2011, 10:39 PM
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For a forming charge on a 4000 may nicad I charge at a quarter c, so its 1.0a.

Is there anything else I have to do when doing a first charge on a nicad?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:40 AM
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balance without charging

Charger Icharger208 +. There is no charge-balancing mode?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:51 PM
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I went shopping for a good LiPo charger about 2 months ago.

I wanted something future proof also.
I wanted to be able to charge up to 6S batteries.
I needed something that would not take an hour at the field to charge.
I use 2700 mAh batteries now but knew I would be going to 5000 mAh batteries.
I wanted to be able to parallel charge multiple packs in a reasonable amount of time.
So I jumped in the deep end and bought a 306B and built a PS.

I don't think I will ever need another charger.
Same position I was in several months ago, and ended up with the 306B and this 12/24v selectable power supply.
I even have the same case from Harbor Freight. I'm very pleased with this setup.

Stan
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Same position I was in several months ago, and ended up with the 306B and this 12/24v selectable power supply.
I even have the same case from Harbor Freight. I'm very pleased with this setup.

Stan
Funny how great minds think alike...

Got any pictures?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Funny how great minds think alike...

Got any pictures?
Actually, no. But I can fix that when I get home tonight...

Stan
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