Go Back  RCU Forums > Electric Aircraft Universe > Electric Training
Reload this Page >

How do you charge this thing!! Help, Newbie to Lipos

Electric Training If you are new to electric learn more about them here or ask questions.

How do you charge this thing!! Help, Newbie to Lipos

Reply

Old 08-12-2006, 01:37 PM
  #1  
zope_pope
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
zope_pope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,082
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default How do you charge this thing!! Help, Newbie to Lipos

Hey guys,

Almost completed my Airfoilz Edge and this is my first electric. Many years in glow, but I have never tried anything but nicad and nimh. I have a Thunder Power 1320 11.1v 3cell, and it came with two leads to connect to the esc, and another lead with four connectors. The leads I am used to have three connectors and on batteries only two are actually there. Any help figuring out the best way to charge this would be great. I have an accucycle elite which supports Lipo's. Thanks in advance.

Adam
zope_pope is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2006, 09:29 PM
  #2  
jdetray
Senior Member
 
jdetray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Napoleon, OH
Posts: 1,617
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How do you charge this thing!! Help, Newbie to Lipos

The 4-pin connector is the balancer connector. If you have a compatible charger with a balancer, you would charge the pack through this connector. Thunder Power sells such charging systems.

You can also check the voltage of the individual cells through this connector.

Since you don't have a balancing charger, you can charge the battery through the 2-pin connector. You can still use the balancer connector to check the voltage of the individual cells from time to time to make sure the pack is in balance. If you ever find the cells are out of balance, you can charge the individual cells one at a time through the balancer connector.

- Jeff
jdetray is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2006, 06:01 PM
  #3  
zope_pope
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
zope_pope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,082
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: How do you charge this thing!! Help, Newbie to Lipos

Thanks for the info. It makes sense. Have a good one!
zope_pope is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service