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Charge 3.7 LI-ION using Turnigy accucel 6

Old 03-16-2011, 03:30 AM
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Default Charge 3.7 LI-ION using Turnigy accucel 6

Hi all, sorry for the weird question (its for a small electric project)
Is it possible to charge this battery using the Turnigy accucel 6:



Thank you!
Old 03-16-2011, 06:12 AM
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Don't see why not. You will have to make your own connector and I can't see any provision for balancing. Perhaps it is a single cell. Charge rate would be 1.3 amps max (I would use 1.0).
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:12 PM
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ORIGINAL: Walt Thyng

Don't see why not. You will have to make your own connector and I can't see any provision for balancing. Perhaps it is a single cell. Charge rate would be 1.3 amps max (I would use 1.0).
Walt

Thank you Walt
If it is a single cell why would it have 4 terminals?
The battery have 4 terminals, 2 of them marked as (+) and (-) they will be connected to the accucel power terminal,
The remaining 2 terminal connectors are probably for balancing?
Any idea how to connect them to the accucel balancing port?



Old 03-17-2011, 05:51 AM
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Default RE: Charge 3.7 LI-ION using Turnigy accucel 6

If it is a single cell it would not need balancing. Nothing to balance it to. The other two contacts could be some type of safety check for heat or rate of charge or something like that. Possibly parrelel out put, one is the charger port and one for the output for the device it powers. I googled it up but no one has any specs as to if it is a single cell or 2 in parrellel. At the price that they are asking for them it cant be too complicated internally I wouldnt think though. As stated above I would try it at no more than 1C, maybe less and see how it goes.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:03 AM
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Default RE: Charge 3.7 LI-ION using Turnigy accucel 6

OK, I took the cover of an old battery out , It seems like a single cell,
I uploaded front and back images of the battery entrails can you confirm that its single cell by the images?

Thank you for your help!
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:26 AM
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Looks like 1 cell to me. Just a guess but I would say that the strip below the cell in the picture is part of a safety sensor device. Probably a temperature sensor that will open up the circuit in case of too much heat because of a overload in discharge or overcharge problem. Too much heat is a LiIons enemy and will cause them to swell and burst or even burst into flames I have heard. Also Lithium type batteries do not like to be drawn down too far in voltage so it could be a circuit that opens up if the voltage goes below the safe value. Dont know what you are planning to use the pack for but use caution as to the amount of amps drawn from the battery and how far you discharge the battery. Most of these type of battereis are made for a small discharge current like maybe 1 or 2C max and I wouldnt go below 3.5v just to be on the safe side. Accually the 3.7v nominal volts is almost dead anyway, maybe 10-15% capacity left in them.


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Old 03-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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I will be cautious
Thank you very much!

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