Turnigy Mega 200Wx2 Battery charger/discharger (400w) V2
Tired of carrying two chargers to the field? Need serious charging power without the hassle of multiple chargers? Then the Turnigy Mega 200Wx2 is the charger you have been waiting for!
This charger features dual 200w outputs, that’s 400w of total charging power! Each output is independent and 2 JST-XH balance boards have been included for balancing Li-XX batteries. A temperature sensor has also been included for monitoring battery temperature during the charge process.
Just for something a little different a 5v/1A USB power output has been included, you can use this power output to charge phones or power any USB compatible device.
Spec. Charging Output: 2 x 200w (400w Total) Input voltage: 12~18v DC (500 Watt minimum) Charge Current Range: 0.1~10.0A Discharge Current: 0.1~5.0A Discharge power: 25watt Balance Current Drain: 200mAh/cell Li-XX Cell Count: 1~6s Ni-XX Cell Count: 1~18s Pb battery voltage: 2~24v Battery setup memories: 10 Intelligent temp control: Yes PC Link: Mini USB Cooling: Dual Fan USB Power supply: 5v/1A Weight: 900g Dimensions: 195x125x54mm
Includes. 2 x JST-XH Balance boards Temp Sensor 1 x Alligator clip charge lead 2 x 4mm Bullet connector pig tails (Custom fit your own connectors)
* Note: User manual and software available under the files tab. This is the improved V2 version of the Turnigy Mega 200Wx2.
I use this one: HK600W. So far (almost a year) the combination has worked great. I often charge two 5000mAh 6S batteries with this charger, no problem even at maximum current (which is a bit over 8A with 6S).
Rejoice Marco, because everything is included! :-) The thick red and black cables you see extending from the charger in the picture end in 4mm banana plugs, which fit directly into the power supply terminals.
Thank You Leszek
One more quastion.
After around 10-12 minutes of charging the LCD
turns off and there is no way to turn it back on.
Only if I disconnect power to it and connect back in it will
be on again. First I was thinking to chesk settings for display
but other than brightnes there is no option to do anything more
Ok, I get it. I am sorry for the confusion. This charger has the USB socket for charging a mobile or a player. Of course, it will work. This USB socket output power is less than 5W so you can use your charger at full power (200W, 10A if battery voltage is less than 20V).
Can somebody please tell me if both fans blow air OUT of the unit? The left fan was extremely loud (sounded like quiet ducted fan), so I switched fans to see if it was the fan or the electronics, but now I don't remember if both fans were blowing air out, or if the left one was blowing air in and the right one blowing air out.
By the way, switching fans made the loud noise go away, so perhaps there was something restricting the fan's movement, causing it to be loud.
I cannot get my mega200x2 charger to work at all.I have tried supply it from the car 12vdc out the cigarette socket and then I tried it from my variable power supply from 12Vdc with 0.50v increments up to 18vdc but it keep saying "Connection Break"I tried three different battery's with the same output. And tried both chargers with 1 staying on green and 2 staying on a amber light both the same output error. Am I doing something wrong? Can anyone please help?
Cigarete socket is not a good idea. Instead, you may try to clip your charger directly to the car battery if you know how to do it safely. What is the power limit (max current at 12V) of your variable PSU?
If the charger says "Connection break", then I would say you have a problem with the connection to the battery. Note that you have to connect both the charging cables (the thick red and black one) and the balancing cable (the thin multi-cable with the balancing board at the end) to your LiPo in order for the charger to accept the battery and start charging. What kind of battery are you trying to charge, and how do you connect them to the charger?
You would have to split the balance cable from the battery then, and feed one end to the charger, and one to the mega checker, so I guess yes but isn't this an unnecessary complication? This is a balancing charger that monitors and displays each cell's voltage, and it also keeps track of how many mAh you put in and take out of the battery. So why would you want to use the mega checker?
You can do some plotting and monitoring via the PC software that is available under the Files section here. This is done by installing the software and connecting the charger to a PC via a USB cable. I have tested it, but it's not something I use regularly (because the charger tells me the amount of mAh put back in, which basically is good enough for me).
Do not connect the charger to the PC yet. First download and install the "Software" file that is found under the Files tab on this web page. Then, download and unzip the "CP210x_driver" file (also in the Files tab here), run the appropriate installer depending on if you run 32-bit or 64-bit windows (x86 for 32-bit, x64 for 64-bit). Now you may connect the charger USB cable (make sure to connect the USB cable from the PC to the small slave port on the charger labelled PC LINK). Now the charger should be recognized by Windows. Use the Windows Device Manager to check which COM port is added when you connect the charger (I got COM11). Start the ChargerMonitor software. Select a directory for the log files, set the correct COM port for your charger, click Start and you should be good to go. HTH
The fans are not pulling air from each other, one push air into the charger, the other one suck air out (i.e. the fans should help each other). If this is not the case, then there is something wrong with your charger I would say. There are two modifications to kill the howling from the fans and I recommend the one that involves cutting out the opening for the fan so instead of slots for the air, you have a whole circular opening. This removes most of the sound (but be aware that the fans are noisy in themselves too). You want a nice strong flow of air straight through the charger, so I wouldn't use any baffle or other mods that can reduce the airflow. HTH
Can I use this charger to charge 2S2P battery pack?
The manual says "You have to pay attention to verify the capacity and the voltage of the Lithium battery pack. It may be composed of parallel and series connection mixed. In parallel link the capacity of the battery pack is multiplied by the number of cells but the voltage remains same. This kind of voltage imbalance causes a fre or explosion during charge process. We recommend you compose the Lithium battery pack in series only."
If it can be charged, what settings should I use? would my battery 2S2P be considered 2 cell or 4 cell?
From the point of view of the charger, the battery would be a 2 cell. And since the cells are connected in pairs internally, and if you charge the battery in balance mode, all cells will charge to the same voltage, so you should be fine. So 2S (7.4V) in balance mode is what I recommend.
I have plugged it up to my computer and installed the right software and it keeps coming up that the battery is not connected. looking into it a bit more it says that the driver for CP210x USB to UART Bridge is missing. Any idears where i could find the drives
So, I have a 10S Lipo battery with 2X5 balancer connectors coming out.
I thought this charger could charge only from the balancer connector but apparantly it needs the two /- leads to charge.
I am thinking of connecting:
port1 '-' to battey '-'
port1 ' ' to Port2 '-'
Port2 ' ' to battery ' '
but i am not sure if the internal circuit is a floating circuit.
Can anyone confirm this ?
Does anybody have an idea how to charge my 10S using this 2X5 charger ?
Does anybody else's charger only charge up to 20v pb? Mine says it will charge 2-24v lead acid (pb)on the front panel but in the menu it will only go as high 20v in both charge and discharge functions. When I first got the charger it did the same thing, only going up to 20v and I put it down to me using a 13v power supply. However I've since tried it on a 18v power supply and still only goes up to 20v. I've looked in the settings menu but no settings to change it. Any thoughts on this? Its supposed to be v2 if that helps. Thanks.
2 thumbs up!
Recived mine today , looks very robust , already charged two 6 cell lipo at 4A Each (since my P.S is Max 10A ...) no problem at all - I'm very happy, thank you . H.K
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to stop the wailing noise on the left side. cut out the case back to near the screw holes for the fan so leaving a round hole the size of the fan. its not the fan making noise but the air being sucked in over the case. massive difference, i now do not want to smash things or pull my hair out when charging. i liked the charger alot before i did this but now i like it a whole lot more. was 4 star now 5 star. Happy charging ;)
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Piccolo e potente, carica fino a 10A e fino a 6 celle.
Il mio aveva una ventola rumorosa, smontata e rimontata ha smesso ed ora è perfetta.
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4 nylon spacers installed along with longer screws inside the unit between housing and left side fan will stop the fan noise. Use appropriate length spacers so the fan doesn't touch the heatsink. The openings in the case itself are causing the loud howling effect. Disconnecting the left fan will raise internal temperature when using number one port, not recommended. Make sure air flow is coming in with left fan and going out with right fan.