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Old Jul 24, 2012, 01:58 AM
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Junsi,
I've been trying to get my 106B+ to work with Logview but keep getting an error message: "COM port can't be opened"

I reinstalled the Logview program and the Junsi USB driver and still the same.
I also tried to register onto Logview for their support but they ask a random question? "beGrlin-G" I have not idea what that is all about.

Please help,
DM
Maybe the problem was caused by the USB driver, try to fix it via reinstalling the latest one from the first post.

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Hi,

My 1010B killed itself while discharging to storage

It was discharging, fan was running and it was not very hot but warm. Then suddenly it showed error: "Input vol err - low voltage".

Now, when I connect to power supply, it first shows correct input voltage (13.xx V) and output voltage (0V). When I connect battery it still shows correct Vi but Vo is shown much too low (should be ~14V). And when I finally connect ballancer port, it first shows Vi=0V for a short time and then the error again: "Input vol err - low voltage".

I made a small video to show this:

http://youtu.be/Ue3Q8l8iNHc

I guess, some "high power part" is broken as it happend on discharge with maximum power. Can anyone tell me which part it is from these symptoms? I can solder and swap parts, but I am not that good at reading circuits

Thanks,
- Oliver
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Any ideas?
Please check the PM we have sent to you, thanks.

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Suddenly Turnigy 5s 2200 mah is reading 3.6v on cell #4 and all others 3.85 on my 106B.I have checked the battery on a Hyperion eos checker and all is fine,then put it on my Acucell 6 and it also reads it correctly.I am apprehensive to use the I Charger on this battery because it is my thought it will overcharge this cell,has anybody had this problem.I am going to charge it up until that cell hits 4.10 and see what it reads i balance from storage.
The i charger is charging this cell too high,there's something wrong with the balance plug on the charger side.The battery charges up in perfect balance on the acucell 6 all at 4.19v and all cells read in balance on the volt meter,this also tells me the balance plug on the battery is fine.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Have you attempted the calibration routine as described in the attachment in post #1 of this thread?

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:06 AM
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This power supply is over 50 years old and still works fine! Not a single chip inside.
Electro Model NFB 0-32 volts at 15 amps.

Hughes500Bob,

Do you use this supply to power you iCharger?


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Old Jul 24, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Ripple spec?

Hi Junsi!

Do you by chance have a spec or know how tolerant an iCharger is to ripple on its input/supply power -- in other words could a Linear or Ferroresonant power supply be used?

I'm guessing a 50 year old supply like Hughes500Bob's is not a switcher.

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Can iChargers be powered off a “running” car?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Can iChargers be powered off a “running” car?
Jim I think you just need to start a dedicated thread to discuss every whacky power source idea you come up with

A quick google search turns up a lot of people saying it's fine, just recommend not connecting the charger till after starting the car. Not really that different from the people who use a car battery to filter the output of a pb charger as a power supply.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Does the charger do this when powered by a battery?
ive not tried that yet. ive got another power supply that can do 20A@12V made by enermax that i might try.

what is a good AC supply to use? i have access to some old server PSU's also.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:18 AM
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ive not tried that yet. ive got another power supply that can do 20A@12V made by enermax that i might try.

what is a good AC supply to use? i have access to some old server PSU's also.
A lot of people run 2 server psu's in series since you need 24V to max out the charger. You just have to properly modify them. Do a search in the forum on your model number, there's instructions for a lot of them.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Jim I think you just need to start a dedicated thread to discuss every whacky power source idea you come up with
Not very nice.

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A quick google search turns up a lot of people saying it's fine, just recommend not connecting the charger till after starting the car. Not really that different from the people who use a car battery to filter the output of a pb charger as a power supply.
Exactly -- typical car spec is 0.5V of ripple; why can't the above posts be answered?
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Not very nice.
All in good fun Jim.
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Exactly -- typical car spec is 0.5V of ripple; why can't the above posts be answered?
My guess they don't want to say because they would rather people use a quality supply then push it to the limits and blow it up. Or they never really determined it. While they may know ripple tolerance for individual components it's possible they have never really figured out just how bad of an input it can tolerate long term.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Yes, it's absolutely acceptable to use any iCharger from a running automobile without issue, provided the alternator and regulator are in acceptable working order.

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:59 AM
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... provided the alternator and regulator are in acceptable working order.
Quite a valuable contribution!
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