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Old Mar 25, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Chargers and parallel charging


What connectors do I need to charge two 4000 mah 4 cell lipos on a cellpro 10 charger? How do you use channel one and two, and what kind of adapter do I need? How does the parallel connectors work and can I ge tone to charge the two batteries mentioned above?
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:28 AM
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That charger is designed to charge 2 batteries as-is without any special setup for parallel charging. Is the goal to charge multiple on each port? I think you will run low on watts pretty quickly especially if you are doing 2C or greater charge rates.

Do you have the manual for the charger? If not, you can find it here:

http://www.fmadirect.com/downloads.htm
Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Just a friendly little note that Cell Pro 10 works well charging two LiPolys (one on each output) as long as they are the same capacity and discharged the same amount as when used in parallel or series however if they are used seperately and not discharged evenly charging can take a very long time. When the first one reaches the CV stage and the rate is reduced the rate is also reduced for the other battery.

A couple of perhaps helpful post. I got tired of looking for my mis matched packs charge that took forever and a day.


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=381


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=372



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Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Yeah, when I do my morning charge I check all the batteries and group them by similar charge levels. For the ones going on the Cellpros it's for speed and for the ones going on the iChargers with parallel cables, it's to be gentle on the batteries.
Old Apr 06, 2011, 06:05 PM
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charging two lipos cellpro 10


No I don't want to charge more than two batteries at the same time but I have another dumb question: The adapters I have for the cellpro 10 are the same. I also picked one up for Thunderpower lipos. The two adapters have different ports, channel one and channel two, for the data clips. How do I set this up to charge two skylipos 4000 mah 4 cell batteries on channel one and channel two at the same time when they have the same connectors?




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That charger is designed to charge 2 batteries as-is without any special setup for parallel charging. Is the goal to charge multiple on each port? I think you will run low on watts pretty quickly especially if you are doing 2C or greater charge rates.

Do you have the manual for the charger? If not, you can find it here:

http://www.fmadirect.com/downloads.htm
Old Apr 07, 2011, 09:11 AM
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No I don't want to charge more than two batteries at the same time but I have another dumb question: The adapters I have for the cellpro 10 are the same. I also picked one up for Thunderpower lipos. The two adapters have different ports, channel one and channel two, for the data clips. How do I set this up to charge two skylipos 4000 mah 4 cell batteries on channel one and channel two at the same time when they have the same connectors?
http://www.tjinguytech.com/charging-how-tos

^^^^ This should help you.

Bob


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