IMAX B6 -- Read this before you buy.. - Page 8 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Jun 16, 2009, 05:37 PM

Blanked, no readings, high bright display

I purchased a IMAX B6 recently. It worked well for many charging cycles. But recently, the display flickered, letters disappeared, and finally the display stayed highlighted (bright light), but no readings anymore. Got it once back, after unplugging the power, but at the end of the charge (beep, beep, …) the display had no readings anymore!

Is there a way to reset the unit, or to change the brightness?

Thank You,

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jun 17, 2009, 04:01 AM
still charging
still charging's Avatar
I had a similar malfunction with mine and returned it promptly for a replacement. I then had problems with the second one as well. That went back and I just went with a Hyperion charger since it's moderately priced and will balance within .01 without having to mess with those tiny little resistors, lol. If I were you I would get your cash back and opt for a better charger. It really is worth it in the long run imho. §tay up!
Jul 24, 2009, 09:29 AM
Registered User
I was just thinking buy this cycler, but now... What other cycler you may recomend with better quality but not too expensive
Aug 20, 2009, 04:31 PM
Registered User
hey, i just baught the imax b8, and it says able to charge 1-8 cell lipos, but i can seem to find where to plug in my 2cell battery?? theres no slot they start at 3??

any ideas??
Aug 21, 2009, 02:27 PM
Registered User
Well, I just got my B6 for $38 plus $19 for shipping (but that included a BL motor, ESC, two LiPo's). I used it and compared it to a Hyperion charger and there are no significant differences. It charged and balanced to 4.19 - 4.20 - 4.20 my 3c lipo. Maybe I am just lucky, or they have improved their stuff after all these comments of yours!! Since I got it mainly for the lipo's I am satisfied. BUT there is one thing: while charging NiMH, I can't get it to AUTO mode. It is stuck to MANUAL. Manual says I have to press INC and DEC together but nothing happens. It also says to make it blink and then press... but it never blinks.. Am I doing something wrong? The only think that blinks is the current at the down / right side. Any ideas?

Aug 21, 2009, 02:48 PM
Registered User
OUUUUPS!!! I am realy sorry... I thought I gave it another try and it works!! I guess the current option has to be blinking and then the two buttons to be pressed together.
Aug 21, 2009, 08:30 PM
It´s your fault HAHAHA
QuarX's Avatar
I have a problem that drives me crazy.
My ImaX-B6 not charge over 1,5 amp.

Passed 5 or 7 seconds show the error BREAK DOWN ???????

If the charger current is set to 1.4 not problem.

I checked mosfet´s; shunt´s none of the components appears to be damaged.
Seems to be activate a software limitation or protection in the internal program for any reason.
this charger killing me
I apreciated some info that indicates where is the problem.

Thanks in advance

Aug 22, 2009, 03:27 AM
Registered User
Originally Posted by jarrodh
hey, i just baught the imax b8, and it says able to charge 1-8 cell lipos, but i can seem to find where to plug in my 2cell battery?? theres no slot they start at 3??

any ideas??

nevermind, i figured it
Oct 02, 2009, 07:18 AM
My name is Tom
Tommygunn's Avatar
Does anyone know if the manufacturer has corrected the problem?
If so, can anyone tell from the info on my circuit board whether it indicates that my charger is a new version, or whether I should replace the resistors?

Oct 02, 2009, 02:12 PM
Registered User
As far as I know they never solved the problem

Oct 19, 2009, 04:24 PM
Registered User
what will happen if I will set the maximum voltage of cell to less then 4.2 volts?
Oct 19, 2009, 05:13 PM
Registered User
Then the charger will still not balance right. It may not overcharge a cell, but some cells will be charged to a higher level than others (so some cells will be discharged earlier than others, possibly even overdischarged).

Oct 19, 2009, 06:10 PM
Registered User
better than destroying the cells, I think. when I will charge with balancing, it should hold at least a little accurate balance of the cells.
Oct 20, 2009, 01:02 PM
Registered User
Better charge normal without balancing. The cells end up worse than started with after balance charging!

Dec 03, 2009, 10:37 PM
Registered User
invert's Avatar
Well im on a budget and my choices were the Align RCC-4CX 2-4 cell balance charger and the iMax B6 .I ended up going with the iMax B6 so I hope I made the right choice ...

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Don't read this if you hate Tiger Moths Al P Parkflyers 13 Jul 18, 2016 11:37 PM
Discussion Final word on the TopFlite Cessna 310 - read this if you want to buy m898 Glow to Electric Conversions 65 May 20, 2015 11:36 AM
Discussion Before You Buy that Ultra-Cheap "Made in China" ARF Read This TheSaint Life, The Universe, and Politics 84 Jun 14, 2007 12:07 PM
JR 652 Problem! Read this if you own a JR! R. Green Electric Plane Talk 0 Dec 11, 2001 11:31 PM
PLEASE READ THIS before posting yet another "too many forums" topic! Andy W Site Chat 0 Oct 05, 2001 09:15 AM