The Turnigy Accucel 6 Balance Charger utilises quality FET's and resistors to accurately balance and charge Lithium Polymer and NiMH batteries. The Accucel-6 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. The intuitive menu system means charging and cycling is an easy process and can be done quickly and accurately either at the field by using a 12v input such as a car battery or at home with a 12v power supply. Bundled with the Accucel-6 is a bunch of input and output wires which should satisfy any charging requirement.
ATTENTION. There are several chargers now entering the China market that look similar to the Accucel. These chargers are produced with cheaper FET's and are unfortunately much less accurate and very unsafe. There has been reports of the copied chargers over-charging packs and not balancing correctly. The Accucel-6 is the first charger in the market with this PCB layout Circuit design. Any charger with the same circuit diagram is most definitely a copy. We have tested the copied chargers ourselves, their componentry is of a very low quality and the manufacturing company that has produced the copy has used a process of duplicating our CPU(MCU)'s hex file and flashed a similar chip(MCU) to produce a similar product. This means they do not have the original code and therefore cannot bug-test(QC) or update the charger at any point. Our chargers have CE and RoHS certification, proving their safety. Plus, thousands of customers the world over have used our chargers with excellent results. Your batteries are expensive. We understand this and thats why we will not carry low-quality charging devices. Trust only in TURNIGY® quality charging devices. Features; Microprocessor controlled Delta-peak sensitivity (NiMH/NiCd) Individual cell balancing Li-ion, LiPo and LiFe capable Ni-Cd and NiMH capable Large range of charge currents Store function, allows safe storage current Time limit function Input voltage monitoring. (Protects car batteries at the field) Data storage (Store up to 5 packs in memory) Battery break in and cycling.
Spec. Input Voltage: 11~17v Circuit power: Max Charge: 50W / Max Discharge: 5W Charge Current Range: .1~6.0A Ni-MH/NiCd cells: 1~15 Li-ion/Poly cells: 1~6 Pb battery voltage: 2~20v Weight: 355g
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, HXT, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST-XH adapter.
It looks like if you charge a 6 cell lipo it does not automatically balance even if the connector is inserted. You have to run the balance program in the lithium menu for it to charge and balance. While charging I displayed the 6 cell voltages and they all climbed to 4.20 volts but in fact several had gone over before the charge completed. One cell had reached 4.25 volts in a 5000mah pack.
I am not sure of the specs on how this charger balances......But you may be charging * higher rate than the balancer can bleed off. Try to run a storage discharge and keep an eye on your individual voltage. When/if they become balanced, stop the discharge and go back to balance charge * slower rate. (Less amps on charge)
that would make sense if the current had not tapered off as it reached full charge for the 99 minutes and 1915mah that I put into a 5000mah pack but it did taper off so it was not charging very fast anyway plus I charged it again at 0.2amps and it went over voltage again and even went a little too high in balance mode. I read that there is suppose to be a calibration menu but that doesn't seem to work in my charger and I got it from the USA warehouse a week ago. Fortunately I have an MKS Propro that balances that I checked it with and it is not the first time I went a little over on the charge - just surprised that the Accucell6 did not read above the 4.20 volts when it was 4.247 volts.
hi there there is a calibration menu. to enter the menu you have to push and hold the - ( the minus button) and start then turn on the charger. it will initialize and go into calibration menu. I had to adjust mine as well because it was over charging a few cells in my 6s packs. then again it could be my cheap cell meter is inaccurate. but I'd rather my packs be a little under full than over.
Seems to have a problem charging 12 volt Lead batteries detecting only 5S when the battery is at 11 volts only charging to 12.0 instead of 14.4 volts. Also for Gell batteries charging to 14.4 volt is too hig the max recommended is 14.2 volts.
Are putting it on the correct charge setting? The unit shouldnt say anything about how many cells if your charging a 12v lead battery. What kind of battery are you refering to? Give me the model not a link.
Yes the charger can be set to any voltage in 2 volt increments up to 20 - not 24 BTW and I have it set to 12 = 6S... but it detects the cell count when you start it charging and only detects 5S if the battery voltage is a little low. I am charging a Hawker 25ah AGM which needs a slow charge from sitting around for too many years. Another 12 volt 7ah battery with a higher charge level does detect 6S when it starts and then charged properly but that only happens if it is nearly full. It's a case of the charger being too smart and ignoring the set voltage level.
I have a 12v 2.5a power supply. Will this be good enough for charging the 7.4v 2s 850mah Turnigy Nano Tech batteries? I know 12v 5a to 6a would be better, but the charder I have been using only has a 12v 500ma supply and it charges the batteries just fine in about 1.5 hours.
Elementary question probably, but if I have a turnigy nano-tech which has a 5C charge rating, and is 2200mAh 3S battery, I'm assuming because this charger can only do 6amps, that the most I can charge my battery at is roughly 3C (since 3C would be 3 x 2200mAh which is over 6amps, but this charger can only handle 6amps)? Just looking for those times at the field when I would want to charge more than 1C. Also for parallel charging, assuming the same battery as above, what is the max amount of Lipo's I can charge in parallel on this charger at once? I'm still looking for a parallel charging board as well
The charger max at 50watts not necessarily 6amps max. For example I have a 6s 2200 mah battery this charger can only charge it at 2.2 amps max. I can set it for 6amps all day long but it will only charge at 2.2 amps. If you want faster and higher c charge you want a higher watt rated charger. As far as parallel charging you are not necessarily gonna get faster charge time because for each similar battery added to the parallel board you are doubling the capacity so it doubles the time at the set charge rate. just saves you the hassle of having to charge one at a time. Hope this helps :)
thats wrong. its 50 watts output (amps times volts) so if you charging a 2200mah 3 cell thats dead so 11ish volts it'll charge at a max of 4.55 amps. but by the time the battery is full (12.6 volts) it'll max charge at 3.97 amps. Ive had this charger forever it's amazing. technically the only way to charge at 6 amps is if its output is less that 8.3 volts. so 2s batteries.
sorry if I confused you with my example with a 6s 2200 mah battery, I know the question is about 3s 2200 battery. but its the same principle 6s is about 25v at with 50 watts max output on the charger the max charge can only be at 2.2amps trust me I have this charger as well and its a great charger. I parallel 4 6s at a time when I'm not in a hurry.
excellent... I understand. I was just reaffirming that my statement was not wrong and was merely showing an example why different size and cell count lipos will yield a different max charge rate due to the max output of 50watts on the charger. Because the question gets asked a lot why the charger doesn't charge at 6amps max as advertised.
Hello. Do I need an adapter to charge (T2650.3S.1C) with this charger? The battery says it has JST-XH and this charger says it accepts that, but is that all that's needed to charge? Or is that just the balance plug? Please help, I'll vote best answer.
yes. this charger has balance ports for 2s to 6s jst-xh type. also comes with the xt-60 plug for your main battery charge/discharge lead. Turnigy, Zippy's and pretty much all the lipos you get from hk has jst-xh balance plugs.
So, as you say, the battery uses a 3s jst-xh balance plug, but what type of main battery charge lead does it use and what kid of adapter is needed to charge it using this charger? Btw, the battery is a transmitter battery. Thanks, I appreciate it.
it comes with an xt60 adapter and alligator clips. You can find charge leads for this charger under chargers>charge leads. I don't know what connector your battery uses (main connector) if its the yellow one its an xt60 and you're covered. Otherwise buy the correct one or do what I do and use the clips to manually connect to your cattery. jst-xh is just the balance plug.
if you want to calibrate the end voltage of a battery you can do so by entering the calibration menu. push down and hold on the start and - button while power up your charger. this enters the calibration on the end voltage. use the /- button to set the correct full charge voltage for your battery. I just got this charger and its pretty dead on with balance charging. hope this helps
I had the same problem. But look up 4 button lipo charger on youtube, and you'll see videos of instructions.
Apparently a BUNCH of these 4 button lipo chargers are the same thing, just branded differently.
Paul, I had the exact same problem. If you click on the FILES tab down below the product you will see instructions you can download and print. It's been a while for me so I do not remember exactly which one has them. You may need to go to the Global warehouse Accucel6 to find them. Same product just different location listings. Anyway the directions were very helpful and complete. Have fun.
Hey guys this may have been answered before but I couldnt find it in the posts. My accucel 6 charges my 2s 5000mah batt to about 7.5-7.6 volts then cuts off showing VOL SELECT ERROR. It does charge but only to those voltages, the charger is set to cutoff of 8.4v so I'm getting only 1/2 charge. My power supply is 15v 1 amp. and charge is set to .8 amp. Its low but i cant go much higher on this supply. Would the VOL SELECT ERROR be from my power supply or a setting I cant find?
there are several safety shut offs on the Accucel6, one is time, another is total milliamps sent to the battery, another is the temperature sensor. I tend to not have mine set for a long enough time period. I would look in those settings first. Also, the rate of charge for a 5000 mh battery should be .5amp ie:10% of the batteries rating. these are the areas I would check first.
Francis, that supply will work but product ID 9052000023 is a better choice because it has more amps for larger lipo batteries. The your selection will just charge your batteries more slowly. For the price difference, I went with the larger amp power supply. Have fun.
The accucel may be powered off a wall adapter or a car adapter. Here is the number for the wall adapter. PRODUCT ID: 9052000023. this will let you charge the higher cell count lipos with no problem. Have fun.
I just got one of these and followed the instructions for balanced charging of a 3 cell (11.1) lipo.
I selected balanced and 3 cells and 11.1 volts and it confirmed and I started it....battery is properly plugged in (both plugs, input and output).
However, now that it is charging it shows "Lipo charge 3.7V 1S" on the screen.
I went through the steps again to confirm, and it shows the same thing again.
Is this just showing because it is charging one cell at a time? It seems to differ from the manual which says it should be displaying the total program.
I am charging Turnigy 2200 mah 11.1 volt batts.
If you set it as you say, then something is definately wrong. Apply to customer service for Warranty assesment/replacement. I've never had mine do that to me. That is not how it's supposed to work at all. Sorry you had a bad experience with it.
Heya Michael! I'm using a cheap 12V 5A power supply. Folks are using 12V 10A computer power supplies for theirs. I guess they work well but for me for now, I prefer to go slightly under powered to ensure that my Accucel-6 lasts a long time. I try to match up the amp rate of the power supply to the max amp rate of the charger. I feel it to be safe that way. Just my opinion. I hope this helps!
Hobbyking 105W 15V/7A Switching DC Power Supply, the PRODUCT ID: 9052000023 will let you find it faster. This 15v supply will charge your higher cell count lipos, with plenty of amperage, has it's own cooling fan. Price is cheap enough. Have fun
I've used a few different kinds of chargers, so long as your within specs (10-18v) and not pulling more amperage from charging than your power source is, your fine. It all depends on what your charging needs are:
12v*1a charger worked for 1A NiMH charging. Haven't tried further.
18.5*3.8a charger from an old laptop works for almost everything else i've tried, up to a 16S 19.6v NiMH * 1A, Pb 12v *3a , 3s LiPo 11.1v * 4.4a, etc. I had it tell me low input voltage with this power brick when I tried to Pb 12v any higher than 3a.
Now I'm using an old 360 power brick, as it's 12v * 15a, and charging my Pb 12v * 6a no problem.
Hobbyking 105W 15V/7A Switching DC Power Supply, the PRODUCT ID: 9052000023 will let you find it faster. This 15v supply will charge your higher cell count lipos, with plenty of amperage, has it's own cooling fan. Price is cheap enough. Have fun.
Not as of yet, don't fly anything that big. I would imagine that it would charge it if it will accept/acknowledge a 6 cell. It may just charge it slower as it's max charging amps are 6A (if I'm not mistaken).
I've never tried it either, but I ran into a problem of having a power supply too small for what I was trying to charge. As long as your power supply can keep up and isn't too much for the charger it should work. Hopefully someone who's tried it can give you a better answer.
sometimes the memory chip gets a ram jam so to speak on boot up. This happens to a lot of equipment sometimes. Try turning it on again. If that doesn't do it the trick contact customer service for a warranty claim.
Thanks Andy I see that now in the setup. Another question is are Life Batteries a good choice over NIMH for reciever paks? Should you order the packs that specifically say reciever? Not the larger 20 or 30c paks or does it matter? I appreciate your help.
The 4AA pack of batteries puts out a little under 6 volts. I don't know of any recievers that will take the 7 volts of a 2s lipo or life, so all of them would require a BEC or UBEC or what I use a 5volt regulator. Once i did have a defective BEC fry a receiver. So you need to regulate the voltage on any of those so called reciever packs somehow to under 6 volts. The receiver will only draw what it needs even though more amps are available so that is not a worry. There is always a chance of a direct short that would fry your circuit no matter what you do. Small as that may be. As to the choice of nimh to life battery. nimh lose charge over time sitting, best in applications where they are charged up and used sameday. Lipo's hold the charge well over time losing very little. So you can charge them a week ahead of time with no worries. Unfortunately, I can not speak of LIFE experience to guide you about some of their qualities, I am sorry. But I suspect the total useable time in the r/c plane/boat etc would be far greater then an nimh pack and worth the switch. Have fun.
Robert, your lipo 2 plus cell lipo batteries have 2 connections, the white one is the balance plug, the other one that goes to the motor needs to be pluged into the output connections on your Accucel, with appropriate adaptor or connections. I believe it only requires both to be plugged in, if you use the storage or balance features. The other options only need the non balance side connected.
Thomas, you can use:
PRODUCT ID: 9052000023 power supply or
PRODUCT ID: PS-6 power supply or from your car
PRODUCT ID: CAR-FU-JR-TX use the Futaba marked plug
note: the warning for the car adapter:
DO NOT CONNECT THIS TO YOUR TRANSMITTER!
IT IS TO POWER BATTERY CHARGERS ONLY.
I FOUND IN THE USA YOU CAN ORDER ONE FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE AND ITS IN THE US SO SHIPPING IS WAY CHEAPER THAN INTERNATIONAL GO TO HOBBY PART Z . COM LOOK AT THE CHARGER FOR THE GEN A C E IT WORKED PERFECTLY FOR THE CHARGER HAVE NO COMPLAINTS WITH IT
One cell batteries don't need to be plugged into the balance ports at all. All you need is to use a charging cable that matches the charge lead on your battery. What kind of battery are you charging ? It's also possible to charge multiple single cell batteries in parallel with some of the available parallel leads on hobby king or you can make your own quite easily. Just multiply your normal charge rate by the number of batteries your charging to give you the rate you should actually charge at :)
Thanks. That makes sense. I also have a 2s 7.4v 370 mah Turnigy nano tech that I can't plug into the balance port either. When I try to use the Accucel 6 it reads "connection break."
I have this charger and use it to balance charge all my Lipo and Life batteries, love it! It works well and you can monitor the balance as well as the charge and charge rate of the unit, works just like it should, the menu takes a little getting used to, but so do many of the fancier toys we all use. I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants a fairly priced balance charger with lots of features. I have used it for a while and am very happy with this charger.
18 comments. Reply..
Another great product! Charges and balances my LiPo's so much better than the stock chargers that came with my helis. Runs quiet and easy to use.
No comments. Reply..
Love this charger. Well made , Bright backlit readout , easy to program . Can't touch a charger like this in the USA for under $60. Bought it because my Shultz isl 330-6 ($200) needed a new e-prom chip to update to LiFe charge and would not charge below 300ma for micro stuff.. The e-prom was on backorder and it was $30. A no brainer !!!! Like this one better anyway with balance connectors on the side so you can charge and balance at the same time. You GO Hobby King!!!
3 comments. Reply..
Awesome product!! Easy to use quality charger. I have 2 now and for the price will probably end up with 2 more. Does everything I need and more.
No comments. Reply..
this product is great charging 40c 5000mah 2s batteries...but this item has been out of stock for MORE than 30 days (HK lied about the updated frequently)