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Super brain 989- charging LiPo batteries help

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Old 05-11-2016, 06:57 AM
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I have an old super brain 989 that I used for NiMH batteries. My son now has a LiPo Trinity. What do I need to be able to charge the LiPo batteries? I assume I need a separate device to balance but what would be the best options? Or do I need to modernize with a new charger that has a built in balance plug?
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:38 PM
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You need a new charger, yes one with balance plugs is almost a necessity. It is far to dangerous to charge LiPo's without the proper charger as an overcharge can cause a fire and, at the very least, lots of putrefying smoke.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:14 PM
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Hi Cardiacdog,

I apologize for the late reply. The Super Brain 989 is capable of charging a LiPo battery but you will need to use an external balancer. I'm not sure if Trinity sells a balancer specifically for the battery that you own... but you can purchase one from a local hobby shop, or distributor.

We sell the MRC Accutec Balancer, which handles the balancing parallel to the charging of the lithium battery. You can see more at the link below.
http://www.modelrectifier.com/search...w.asp?ID=11403

If you have any further questions about the balancer, or any of our chargers then feel free to post here. You may also email me directly at mrcsupport@modelrectifier.com
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