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Apr 08, 2010, 07:33 PM
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You are likely one of a select few that only require this, since NiXX has faded from popularity and LiPos usually demand more power. There are certainly some high powered chargers on the market that can also function at this low current level, I know for example the iChargers will operate down to 50mA.

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Apr 08, 2010, 07:36 PM
AKA Don
I need one too. for 1S
Apr 09, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bz1mcr
I need one too. for 1S
What are you hoping to charge with it ?

The only one I know of is the BiCha, I think it's American.

They are pretty damn expensive over here.....
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Apr 10, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Von Trippenhopf
Hi,

Does anyone know of an affordable low current lipo charger ?

Looking for anything that can charge at below 100 mA.

Can be mains, 12v or battery powered....



TIA !
FMA Cellpro POWERLAB 8. charges 1 to 8S Li at 10mA to 30amps.

Charles
Apr 10, 2010, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by everydayflyer
FMA Cellpro POWERLAB 8. charges 1 to 8S Li at 10mA to 30amps.

Charles
Seems a little overkill to charge a 70mAh lipo.....
Apr 10, 2010, 03:45 PM
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You may want to look into the Four-Play charger.

There are cheaper ways to charge small lipo's, but most require modding.

KC

Edit: Here is the original thread.
Apr 10, 2010, 06:24 PM
Prof. Aeronautical Inventor
No cheaper options ?

I just want to be able to charge 60 - 70 mAh lipos at a nice rate....
Apr 11, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Von Trippenhopf
No cheaper options ?

I just want to be able to charge 60 - 70 mAh lipos at a nice rate....
I just use an esky lipo charger,its 2 or 3 cell charger but you put a small harness on it and then i charge 3-400 mah 1 cell lipos at once and it works perfect,they are about £7.00 on flee bay and a few £ for the harness.
Apr 11, 2010, 08:51 PM
Prof. Aeronautical Inventor
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Originally Posted by Magic k2
I just use an esky lipo charger,its 2 or 3 cell charger but you put a small harness on it and then i charge 3-400 mah 1 cell lipos at once and it works perfect,they are about £7.00 on flee bay and a few £ for the harness.
Hi,

Are you talking about serial charging ?

Or parallel ?
Apr 11, 2010, 11:19 PM
AKA Don
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Originally Posted by Magic k2
I just use an esky lipo charger,its 2 or 3 cell charger but you put a small harness on it and then i charge 3-400 mah 1 cell lipos at once and it works perfect,they are about £7.00 on flee bay and a few £ for the harness.
You can't charg 30-100 mAh batteries at 400 mAh. That's the problem. We need a charger that will not over current small batteries. we need an adjustable output of about 30-200 mAh.
Apr 11, 2010, 11:45 PM
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does any one know if there is another option for the Celectra 4-Port 1-Cell 3.7V 0.3A DC Li-Po Charger, cause reading its araound $ 55 plus shipping and its too much pay for a charger for a $ 100 plane is there a 2 port charger or similar , cause im interested in it having DC so not having to buy so many batteries for the charger ( 4 AA batt ) and i will be charging a 150mAh 1S 3.7 lipo-battery , what would you recomend me ?????? or any ideas ?
Apr 12, 2010, 02:19 AM
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If you are somewhat handy with a soldering iron and have a multimeter at your disposal you can do it real sheep. But I assume this is not the case here, or?
If it is you could ask for a 4.2V current limited to 60mAh solution in the DYI forum part

/Håkan
Apr 12, 2010, 02:36 AM
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Maybe this will suit you: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...roducts_id=726
Apr 12, 2010, 04:44 AM
Prof. Aeronautical Inventor
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Originally Posted by kgfly
Afraid not, I've already checked this one out.

I've already got a 100mA output charger, plus that one defaults to 300mA if you run it from external power.

The BiCha is far closer to ideal, just ridiculously expensive.

Cheers anyway.

Apr 12, 2010, 05:42 AM
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FAILED POWER SUPPLY - Has anyone had a problem with their Revlectrics (FMA Direct) 12V 28A power supply? Mine went up in smoke last night while charging. The fuse blew, and when replaced blew again, rather violently. I thought these were thermally protected. With SEFF coming up I'm starting to pack up for the trip and have got to have a replacement soon. How is FMA on warranty issues?


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