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Old Nov 28, 2007, 05:37 AM
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Imax B6 temp sense probe


Hi,

Anybody tried diy B6 temp. probe? I think LM335 should work.


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Old Feb 04, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Anyone ?!

I think it's either the LM335, or possibly the LM35.

I've got an LM35 on order with a bunch of other stuff, so I'll give it a try when I get it. If it works I'll let you know.

Sam.
Old Mar 19, 2008, 09:30 AM
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IMAX B6 Temperature Sensor -> LM35


Just tested the LM35 (not LM335) and it works well. Wiring diagram attached.
Old Mar 24, 2008, 09:07 AM
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how much is the LM35?
i bought for my estation BC6 for 10USD...
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 05:34 AM
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LM35 should be about 2USD I think. Plus cost of plug.
Old Mar 29, 2008, 06:13 AM
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FYI here's an actual E-Station temperature probe with the shrinkwrap removed. Same chip, same connections...
Old Mar 30, 2008, 01:05 AM
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Thanks for the confirmation Bruce.
Old May 21, 2008, 03:13 PM
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I know this is a stupid question, but please humour me. What is the purpose of a temp sensor on a charger like this? Are you supposed to position the temp sensor on the lipo pack so the charger terminates the charge when the pack gets too hot, or is it about sensing the ambient temperature and varying the charge voltage as a result?
Old May 21, 2008, 04:34 PM
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its normally used when charching NIMH/NICD batteries which heat up towards the end of the charge.
When charging at a high rate they can get really hot. Charger can be set to terminate charge if temp exceeds a preset.

In some cases (hotliners spring to mind) some people keep charging untill the pack hits a certain temp (as high as 80C sometimes, if remember rightly) - then immediately use the hot pack (apparently give better output on launch or something)
Old May 22, 2008, 06:19 AM
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So it's not to do with terminating a lipo charge before 4.2V / cell if you're going to use the cells in a cold environment?
Old Sep 12, 2008, 10:16 PM
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I hope I don't get yelled at for dragging this thread up.


Is this the same type of probe used by the Triton series?
Old Sep 12, 2008, 11:02 PM
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I use my lipo only Cxarge charger's temp probe to charge my tx nimh pack. I set the charger to 3S and temp cutoff to 35 deg C. It works like a charm, cutting off current at exactly 35 deg C and sounding an alarm.
Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:56 AM
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I use my lipo only Cxarge charger's temp probe to charge my tx nimh pack. I set the charger to 3S and temp cutoff to 35 deg C. It works like a charm, cutting off current at exactly 35 deg C and sounding an alarm.

Was that meant for me somehow?
Old Sep 13, 2008, 06:18 AM
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It's meant for anyone who could use the information.
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Quote:
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Is this the same type of probe used by the Triton series?
Yes.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/2445303-post1222.html
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Originally Posted by gusanoloco
the thermal probe for Duratrax ICE, G.Planes Triton, and Supernovas, Robitronics and clones is based on an integrated circuit, this is the LM35


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