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Old 08-25-2003, 04:37 PM
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Trying to locate a schematic for the old Ace ChargeMaster. Anyone out there have one ?
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:51 PM
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Send me an email. I may have it_bob
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Old 08-26-2003, 11:08 AM
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I have the assembly and operation manual if you are still interested_bob
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If all else fails, I am in Santa Ana and have the Chargemaster info. (714)540-4935
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I sent a couple of emails but they came back. Don't know what's goin on there, but also sent a PM from here. I can fax it_bob
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I saw all the responses and if all else fails mine is in the box and 99 percent sure its got papers..
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Old 08-28-2003, 08:24 PM
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I faxed over a couple of pages today. Let me know if that's all you needed_bob
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I also have an Ace Chargemaster that is suspect in operation. It appears that a TX plugged in feeds back thru the unit and actually charges RX batteries when switched off. I recieved the unit and it was this way. Can it be fixed? I am electrically challenged and would like to get this thing operable. Any help would be appreciated.
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There's nothing wrong with your charger. The older ACE units all had this trait. If the power fails or the units are turned off, they discharge through the unit. Just keep an eye on the power if you leave batteries plugged in or use trickle_bob
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Thanks. I will now feel better using this charger. I'll watch the power and use the trickle as noted. You reply is appreciated.
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I re-read our posts and wanted to clarify something. If the power fails or the unit is switched off while you are charging, or if the power fails or the unit is switched off while on trickle, the unit will reverse charge. I didn't want you to think that leaving a battery on trickle would eliminate the backflow of current.
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I understand what you mean. If there is a loss of power, or the unit is switched off, unplug the batteries or they will discharge. Your comments have been very useful and I appreciate it very much. Great thing this internet. Thanks again.
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Well that's good to know, I've had an Ace charge master since about 1992 and never realized this. I always leave my planes on trickle when not in use, can't recall to many power outages. I almost always check my batteries before that first flight with my old Ace Voltmaster ll. Perhaps I've been lucky but I will be aware of it now, especially that I have recently acquired a second charge master by someone who left the hobby. They are a great reliable charger, just don't have auto trickle. I find all the older Ace equipment to quite reliable. Thanks for the info!
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Ran across this thread looking for the schematic and thought I would try to post it here since I did find it.
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I have most of the old ACE products paperwork if anyone needs them.
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Just getting back into flying and I read the post for the ACE ChargerMaster as being an antique. Well I have two of them that work perfect. I also have two Electrostar systems Super Cycle. I am thinking do I need a new charger? I am going to start flying electric, what is the overall best charger for batteries? I am still going to fly glow and start flying gas so I am looking for a charger that can charge all the batteries. Receiver, Transmitter, and motor packs.
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Just getting back into flying and I read the post for the ACE ChargerMaster as being an antique. Well I have two of them that work perfect. I also have two Electrostar systems Super Cycle. I am thinking do I need a new charger? I am going to start flying electric, what is the overall best charger for batteries? I am still going to fly glow and start flying gas so I am looking for a charger that can charge all the batteries. Receiver, Transmitter, and motor packs.
The Charger will certainly work on the RX and TX nicad and metal hydride batteries, but you will need a special charger that the LiPo power packs use. Make sure you get a fire proof bag for them as well as there have been cases of batteries bursting into flames and burning down houses or vehicles. I had a helicopter that had the battery melt down just sitting in the shop. You have to study and learn proper charging and use techniques on the LiPo batteries, which I learned the expensive way!

I love the Ace Charge Master I picked up as I can see at a glance that the planes or transmitters are charging. I do plan on modifying it with some diodes. If the power goes out or you unplug the unit, it will drain your batteries. It is a pretty simple modification. Ace made a lot of great products.
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