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    Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    what is going on? the people at the LHS told me that this "balance charger" would charge my 6.6v 200mah LiFe battery. I'm pretty sure that this won't charge unless there's a balance lead ALSO.

    Can anyone confirm this? Why doesn't it say on the box that it won't charge unless you have a balance lead? It just claims it's a charger on the back of the box. WHY??????

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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    The only way to balance without a lead is manually and almost no-one does it. A balance charger does indeed need to have the battery's lead plugged into the charger if no balance lead is provided.



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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    I have this charger and yes for lipo you need the balance plug plugged in to charge. As for life I dont own any so i cant say, it does have a selection button for charging them.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Uhoh, you really need the balance lead plugged in? to charge lipos or life? That's a bummer.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Just checked the manual and yes you have to plug in the balance tap from your battery for it to charge. does your pack not have a balance lead?
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Nope, no balance lead. It's just a tiny 2c LiFe. I hope they will let me exchange it because it's their fault for telling me it would work. I don't know what I'm going to do if they don't let me.

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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    They should take it back, good luck and let us know what happens.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Maybe they'll let you exchange it. It is the only one I've seen that requires a balance lead for a non-balancing charge. It seems you can charge w/out balancing , but they still want to monitor the individual cells. Another fix might be to install a center pin on your pack for balancing. It may be a great idea to check the cell balance anyways since it has never been checked or adjusted since new, right?
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    that is correct, how would I put a "center pin" on it? I bought the balance charger and battery at the same time, so that will be my only evidence proving it's their fault if it's a different person tomorrow. It does say no returns on the receipt for electronics. But why would they tell you no returns until AFTER you buy it on the receipt? shouldn't they have to warn you before you buy it? It doesn't say no exchanges though so that's my best bet at this point. I'll let you guys know tomorrow what happens.

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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger


    ORIGINAL: guver

    Maybe they'll let you exchange it. It is the only one I've seen that requires a balance lead for a non-balancing charge. It seems you can charge w/out balancing , but they still want to monitor the individual cells. Another fix might be to install a center pin on your pack for balancing. It may be a great idea to check the cell balance anyways since it has never been checked or adjusted since new, right?
    I cant see how you can charge without balancing? Mine just has one button and it always balance's
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Yay! They let me exchange it no questions asked.

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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Thats great, [sm=thumbup.gif]
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    alright now I have two more questions, this LiFe battery(6.6v 200mah) recommends charging at 1c instead of 2c to prolong its life. However with this new charger, the Onyx 230, when I try to charge it at 1c it says wrong voltage??? Also, the current should be set to 0.2 amps right, or should it be 0.1amps?

    Thanks for your help RC Universe.

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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    yeah .2 would be 1c on 200 mah
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    I'm not sure how it would charge w/out balancing , but if I understand the manual properly it will. If not, then what's the dif between regular charge and balance charge (both require the balance connector)

    If there's no dif then it wouldn't be the first charger like that.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    You sure your not looking at the ultra passport? and not the 6s passport? Here is the manual for the above charger manual

    I cant see how you can not balance charge, Mind you it takes no longer to charge than a non balancing charger.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    Yep, my bad . I was reading the wrong manual.
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    I thought so You had me looking at my charger for a way to non-balance charge
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    RE: Dynamite Passport lipo 6s balance charger

    alright guys I got it figured out and I'm very happy with my onyx 230.

    here's my thanks to you guys, I made this video today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmKKqEzQzg

    @ 2:18 you can see I had a very close call with the baseball fence. Not doing that again! hahah


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