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Aug 03, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 3dflyboy1
This is what I have and I love it:
I have this charger. It is decent upto about 2A charge rates. After that it struggles to balance the cells and charge times begin to become extremely long and unpredictable because it can't balance and terminate.

That said, you can charge a single Gens Ace 2S 450 @2.2 amps (5C) and it will finish the pack in 10-12 minutes.

For my larger packs and higher charge rates, I have a Power Lab 6 running on 24v. Awesome setup! The only thing better IMHO is a Power Lab 8.

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Aug 03, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaeolien
I have the thunder charger and it's great. I love it. Very happy with that purchase. I do need to snag a parallel board still.
Hone1er gave a link a few pages back.
Aug 03, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Geez, you guys charge fast, I've always charged my packs at .5C, maybe I'm missing something but I thought slow charge rate equals longer battery life. I hate buying batteries, I want to maximize the life of the ones I have.
Aug 03, 2012, 10:59 PM
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I have the parallel board but dont remember where I got it. Ebay I think. I'll look through my stuff and see where it came from. Maybe it from progressive rc.

Aug 03, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Lol! So you charge for two hours? you can easily charge most packs these days at 2C, if not 3 with barely any damage. You are just wasting precious flying time!
Aug 04, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JC Spohr

You can charge a single Gens Ace 2S 450 @2.2 amps (5C) and it will finish the pack in 10-12 minutes.

Hey JC - Do you know what is the maximum amps you can charge the Gens Ace 2S 450's at with a Thunder Power 610C charger and still balance them? is charging at 5C on the batteries? Is that hammering on them pretty hard? Wondering how much it would decrease the life expectancy of the pack compared to say charging at 4C, 3C, 2C or 1C...

How about for 3S?

EDIT...Oops! Didn't mean the Gens Ace batteries, meant the Twisted Hobbys batteries. $9 for 2S each...
Last edited by STLAV8R; Aug 04, 2012 at 01:25 PM.
Aug 04, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Does it matter? They are $3.20 each! If you get a month out of them you've gotten your moneys worth! Dang....... 10 minute charge
Aug 04, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I kinda really want some more of those gens ace 450s. I only have one at the moment...
Aug 04, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Same here. I think when they come back into stock ill order 5, so ill be in the air constantly
Aug 04, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Gens Ace 3S 25C 450's are in stock right now. Can't seem to find the 2S can someone give me a link?
Aug 04, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Aug 04, 2012, 01:06 PM
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All this talk about charging has me wondering...I use the Gforce Lipos from valuehobby in my Xtra slick. A bit more $ than the gens ace, but usually in stock. Anyway, I have been charging them (2s 500mah, 20C) at .5amps, and it takes about 2 hours to charge them. Is it safe to charge these packs at a higher rate? I think my charger can output 2amps, and if the batteries will take it, I am all for quick charging.

Aug 04, 2012, 01:10 PM
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I don't know much about those batteries but charging at 2 amps is like 4.5C. If they can take a 5C charge then do it!
Aug 04, 2012, 01:13 PM
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If your battery doesn't state the charge rate then 1c is usually the safest bet.
Aug 04, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Ok. Now the problem is charger only lists charge rate in amps, not C. If someone could share the formula for calculating amps to C, and C to amps, that would be great.

Thanks guys. I am learning something today.

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