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May 07, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Sounds like it to me, whenever I plug in the Deans connector it beeps and the display turns on. If it is working fine with the balancing connector there might be a problem with the power leads. I would e-mail Electrifly, or if you got it at the LHS see if they'll swap it (mine would). I got an answer back in a day when I sent in a suggestion for the manual.
I'd give Hobbico a call, I'm sure they will sort it out for you.

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May 19, 2012, 04:26 AM
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I'm primarily looking for a watt meter for my small electrics and this sounds like the ticket. I'll see if the local shop has any in stock.
May 19, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I think you'll like it, it works good on the small stuff, but a guy with a $1000+ heli checked his 6S battery packs and he really liked it - he didn't have a good way to check his battery level at the field. This one will check up to 7S.
May 20, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Big Power Lead?


When I plug a pack into the big power lead, I can't change the cell count for LiFe?

What am I doing wrong?
4S is the default...
May 29, 2012, 10:37 AM
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You'll need to use the balance connector to see each cell/change the cell count.

Steve

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When I plug a pack into the big power lead, I can't change the cell count for LiFe?

What am I doing wrong?
4S is the default...
May 30, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Pack Voltage


I just want to use the meter as a voltmeter at this point and check pack voltage.

So, the item isn't a voltmeter then?
Jan 29, 2014, 10:10 AM
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A new question?

I'm using the Power Checker function on small 2S packs.

There is no "AVG", "MIN", "MAX" values on the screens.
The main screen works, but that's it.

It may have something to do with this statement in the manual which I am not sure of -->

"The meter will display and track current, power, and energy data once 500mA has passed through for 3 seconds"

Any thoughts, ideas?

Thanks
Bob
Mar 30, 2015, 07:43 PM
Marty, Louisiana USA
Does anyone know about which way to plug the balancer plug into the unit? it has one red wire and all the rest are black. Is the red wire the ground?
Mar 31, 2015, 01:01 PM
Marty, Louisiana USA
Anybody?
Mar 31, 2015, 02:16 PM
I am a nice guy! Really!
Just looking at the photos in the review, it looks like the most negative point goes on the pin with the triangle label on it, then the others are the first, second,third etc cell of the battery. If you want to be sure which pin is most negative on your battery, you can use a voltmeter from the negative power lead of your battery to each of the balancing leads. The one that shows no voltage would be the negative lead. The others should show increasing voltage levels in about 3.7 volt steps. You can use a fine pin as a probe to insert into the balancing plug for these tests. just be careful not to short any of the points together while testing.
Apr 02, 2015, 07:48 AM
Marty, Louisiana USA
great idea. I will do just that. Thanks a bunch


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