The Turnigy MAX80W is an upgrade of a entry level balancing charger and discharger which can handle up to 6 cells and 7A. The touch pad style Turnigy MAX80W will handle LiPo/LiFe up to 6S and NiMH/NiCd up to 15S and shows individual cell voltage during charge with realtime updates throughout the charge cycle. Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable 7A Max charge current Store function, allows safe storage current Time limit function Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) Data storage (Store 5 packs in memory) Battery break in and cycling.
Spec. Input Voltage: 10~18v Circuit power: Max Charge: 80W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: .1~7.0A Discharge current range: .1~1.0A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~15 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~20v Weight: 300g Dimensions: 135x100x40mm
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT,TURNIGY and any pack with a JST adapter.
So I found the calibration instructions but it did no good, this is starting to aggravate me!
The charger kept charging to 12.45v-12.51v so I did as the instructions said, entered calibration mode, let it warm up, connected a battery which was 12.45v according to my meter, adjusted the charger to also read 12.45v, than tried charging a battery, this time it only charged it to 12.48!
When I went to re-calibrate, when I connected a battery reading 11.45v, the charger read 11.45v so IT IS calibrated but still ONLY CHARGES TO 12.48-12.50! Is it defective, or am I doing something wrong?
Find your local used computer store. Find a laptop power supply in their **** bin (mine was $2.00) that puts out 4 amps * 15 volts. I found a 17v 7amp unit. Charger worked better for me with more power, other than ****py fan which the bearing starts to howl and needs oil. But what should I expect for $32.
So far, I haven't even been able to use the charger I received, and to say HK customer support is lacking would be an understatement. First off, I received the wrong balance board. The balance lead from my Turnigy 3S has a different plug than that on the included board. Also, the board I received does not match that which is pictured and listed in the description. And again, no instructions.
I had to take pictures of what I received, send them to support, wait 3 days for them to look at it, then I get an email asking for not only the product ID (which should be easy enough to find in using the order number I included in the support request) but ALSO they wanted a link to this page!! How is it customer service has no clue how to find a part based upon a customer's order information?
I bought this as a gift for Christmas, and no I not sure if it will even be here before 2013 begins...
Yes it will work as long as the power supply is putting out a true twelve volts. Anything under and you will have problems. I have several cumputer power supplies that I use and all have worked great. Be sure to use one that is rated for more watts than the max load on the charger!
I use a PC power supply for mine, but I also installed load resistors on the 5V rail of the PS to up the output voltage from 11.5 to 12.57V. I just ran mine for two hours straight at 5amp charge rate to charge all my batts, and have no problems.
Same here. Dead chargers, return them and the only ones they have are on backorder. Well I guess I could order from HK, but ive already had to eat like a 20 dollar shipping fee for THEIR first screw up. If I go with HK, I will be throwing away another 30 or 40 bucks for shipping. I dont think I will be using Hobbyking for many more items. I like the stuff that works, but the wait and the chance its broken makes it not worth my time.
I also ordered it on backorder in hopes it would be in stock soon, got tiered of waiting and asked Hobby King to exchange it for the Accucell 8. Cost was 10.53 more and they had no problem doing this for me. Order will be shipped tomorrow 02/25/2012
its a 12v adapter
and i also plugged it to my car, the charger turns on but when i press charge it says low voltage
i also tried a 14v adapter and same message
i am new and on my first build so i dont have any spare batteries to test it out
If you are using a PC power supply you need to add a resistor, i.e. a light bulb or 2. Without the resistor your PC supply cannot achieve 12v. I had this problem and could only charge * 2A or less. If i went any higher my chager/s would say "low voltage".
A viable alternative to using a power resistor is to substitute an 1157 automotive signal lamp in its place. This is a dual filament lamp and its load, with both filaments powered, is usually sufficient to maintain Latch_On and to raise the
i got one last week, it way the correct one, so hopefully they will be shipping all correct ones now
2 thumbs up!
An excellent charger! Supports all the options that I want and charges and balances my lipos very well. The end voltage is set to 12.6, and measured with a Fluke, they are consistently at 12.54. I just need to read how to calibrate this and I am sure it will be correct each time.
Supported modes are (LiPo): Quick Charge, Storage, Charge, Balance Charge, Cycle, Discharge. The menus and features are identical to the Accucel, so grab that manual to read up on the features.
Great charger- definitely recommended! :)
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1 thumbs up!
It may be a charger but it does say "DISCHAGER"
I have one and it works great. Menu is the same as the Accucell 6
Great charger for the money!
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mine came in within 3 days
but the charger says low volt everytime i wanna charge even though i am using a 14v adapter
Great charger. No issues found so far. I'm using it to charge my turnigy 4S 2200mah lipo battery. Only problem I found were the type of connectors. No Deans, so if you wanna do some soldering go ahead. Also remember to connect the black and red wire from the battery to the charger before you start to do anything, other wise it'll show disconnect error.