The Accucel-8150 is a Lipoly/LiFe battery charging workhorse. Capable of handling up to 8S, 7A or a maximum of 150W charging current plus it balances and discharges packs which is critical for keeping your expensive batteries in perfect condition. This charger has a 12v input and can be used with a mains 12v power supply or your car battery when at the field. TURNIGY Accucel chargers are built with quality components and produced in robotic pick-n-place SMT technology machines to produce a reliable and accurate charger. You wont find a better priced quality 8 Cell charger!
The Accucell has various programming and charging modes and will accept and safely charge NiCd,Lilo, Lipo, LiFe, Pb batteries.
ATTENTION. There are several chargers now entering the China market that look similar to the Accucel-8. These chargers are produced with cheaper FETs and unfortunately much less accurate and very unsafe. There has been reports of the copied chargers over-charging packs and not balancing correctly. Our chargers have CE and RoHS certification, proving there safety. Plus, thousands of customers the world over have used our chargers with excellent success. Your batteries are expensive. We understand this and thats why we will not carry low-quality charging devices. "CONNECTION BREAK" : This indicates you need to have the discharge AND balance plugs connected. This unit charges through the discharge wires and balances through the balance wires. Connect all wires or you will get a "CONNECTION BREAK" message.
Spec. Operating voltage range: 11.0~18.0Volt Circuit power: max. 150W Charge current range: 0.1~7.0A Discharge current range: 0.1~5.0A NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1~27 cells Lithium bettery cell count: 1~8 Series Pb battery voltage: 2 to 36V Weight: 625g Dimensions: 170X125X35mm
This charger has a JST-XH charge plug, which makes it compatible with Zippy, TURNIGY and any pack with a JST adapter, balance ports are for 3s~8s packs only.
I found out how the NiMH Auto mode works. When Ampere is blinking press Inc and Dec (or Auto/Man) keys together. The charger changes to auto mode what you can see on the display. Ampere is now the maximum value for charging.
Mr WinTurbo Can you point to the particular website. HK does not allow ww_ in the webname, so just the name without ww_ and com at the end. I have mod a pc power supply to provide about 8 amps. Just removed the 5v wiring and using existing 12v output.
Hi Khaled, you have to use a power supply with at least 150W rating, or else it will take a really long time to charge your 5000mah 8s lipo. Something like the 20A twin 12v switching DC Power Supply for Chargers or the HobbyKing 350w 25A Power Supply (220v~240v). A 150W power supply capable of delivering 11.0~18.0Volt 7A from your local electronic shop is also a good alternative.
I'm having trouble with a number of these chargers.
Basically I have a number of 8 cell packs that show up as 7 cell.
ie, I set the charger to 8 cell and when I start the charge, the charger shows:
R: 7SER S: 8SER
it errors our after a while with a 'Vol Select Err'
Any suggestions? If I charge a few times until I get the error it comes good and shows 8 and 8.
This is with a number of chargers and if I check the cells when the error occurs, all 8 cells are within /-20mv of 3.6V
Hi James, I think one of your cell gets overdischarged so low that the charger detects it as a 7S instead of an 8S. When this happens again, check the voltage of the individual cell and note the lowest voltage of every cell. You might have one weak cell in your lipo already.
Re: Turnigy Accucell-8150 charger, just arrived, and I'm new to electrics. I watched the helpful You-tube video on its use. Learned that the manual could be downloaded from a FILES TAB on the website, but I couldn't find the tab. Could you help direct me to a manual? Two additional questions: I have 3 small 12V gel cell battery 7 AH that are in good shape. Although a car battery is mentioned as the 12V source for this charger, would one of these 7 AH batteries be a reasonably alternative? They are a lot easier to lug around. Could I also use a car battery charger (2-10 amps, gets to 13-14 volts) on the 7 AH battery as a booster at the same time I'm powering the Accucel-8150 to charge a LiPo (3 cell) battery?
Hi Michael, the files tab you are looking for is just below the 5 stars customer rating for this product. Just above this post. Click the first file named "manual(1).pdf". And yes, your battery charger and 12v gel battery can be used as power source.
I figured that out now... "CONNECTION BREAK" : This indicates you need to have the discharge AND balance plugs connected. This unit charges through the discharge wires and balances through the balance wires. Connect all wires or you will get a "CONNECTION BREAK" message. Ty
Does anyone know what kind of power supply to plug it in to the wall? I was wondering about making a plug to go into wall socket right to the alligator clips. Is this ok? Or is it a bad idea?i don't want to burn my house down. What's every one else doing?
Hi Steve, I hope you're having a little joke with us. If not, whatever you do, DON'T plug your charger directly into an AC (wall) outlet. You need a 12V-17V DC power source with at least 100W output, but preferably 160W if you want to take full advantage of this charger. This can be a car battery or a plug-in power supply like what comes with laptop computers, but a laptop supply probably won't have enough watts. The best option from HobbyKing would be PRODUCT ID: A20S, $30, which is in stock. Cheers, EA!
Well, it wasn't a joke, but as soon as I sent it, I thought about what I wrote, I know I can't just do that, but was wondering what I could use. I've always used a 12V lawn mower battery, but it won't hold a charge anymore, and I want to be able to plug it in. I don't know much about electricity, but I do know it needs to be a lot less than what's coming out of the wall. Thanks for your answer.
Hi Steve, Thanks for the credit. The bottom line is you need a DC power source that puts out at least 10A (amps) at 12 volts (120W), but 12A at 14v-15v would be better. V x A = W, so 14V x 12A = 168W which gives you a little more than the 150W this charger is rated. That's a lot more power than you'll get from the little black "wall warts" that come with routers, laptops, etc. so you'll either need a car battery or a high-power DC power supply like the one I suggested. You could probably run this charger off of a 100W power supply, but if you push the charge rate too high it'll exceed 100W and the charger will flake out. Cheers, EA!
Thanks for the info EA. I will probably just order the power supply you suggested. I guess it's about time I learned about this as I've been flying electric now for a couple of years. I never really had to worry about it flying glow planes, cause your not charging 10 or 12 batteries every time you go flying like I do flying electric. My little law mower battery was fine for that, but now it's pretty beat. Thanks again for the info.
I use an old computer power supply from a desktop computer. Just cut and gang together all the black and gang all the yellow wires for 12v . You also need to ground the green wire near the center of the main output plug that plugs into the computer board to the black wire, there is one right beside it. This activates the power supply.
hello, I have a problem, my charger is broken, I need to know what is de ohms value for the R69 resistor, please help me! That resistor is missing due to a short circuit. I will be very grateful with you!!
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This has been a great charger for me for over 2 years, but now all the push button switches have stopped working, or just barely work. You have to hit the buttons as hard as you can to get them to work. I took it apart and I can't find replacement for the switches. Does anyone know where I can find replacements? I have other switches for flysky 9x switch replacements I have had to replace, but these are much different. I could solder them in but the buttons won't fit any more. I don't really want to leave the cover off to use it with the wrong fitting switches. Any one have any ideas. All 4 switches need to be replaced.
Lightwave. I had the same issue with the first one I bought after about a year of heavy use. I never could get it to work correctly again. I wound up buying three more and so far all have been working perfectly. As inexpensive as these chargers are I would say just grab up another. I cannot think of a better value to feature charger anywhere. Happy Landings
Hi Mark, Yes there is a program for just about every type of battery: NiCd, NiMH, LiFe, etc. You just set the number of cells and the charge rate and it does the rest. This is the sort of charger you buy as your primary one to use on every size/type of battery pack you will ever use in the hobby. It will even charge your 12v car battery. Cheers, EA!
hi i have a lipo batt,5.6amp and want to do storage charge as i intend not to use the batt for awhile, but i can only select up to 5amp on the charger only, so how can i select to 5.6amp? am i doin the storege charge in the right way?
Personal Accucel my Turnigy 8150 began also with this error, and the source is requested under the conditions now appearing out of nowhere get this message "CONNECT BREAK". Does Hoobikyng and or Turnigy, will take steps to solve the problem, because in fact may be an error in the same project? If someone has a positive solution and can pass, Already thank you very much!
Are you sure your power supply is capable of providing the required amps for the charger? Try to charge with a lower amp, about half of the required current, if it doesn't throw the connection break error, you need to change to a more capable power supply.
Hi Daves, The most common cause of a "Connection Break" error is not having both leads (main power and balancing lead) plugged in when you start charging. The charger uses both leads for the charging/balancing process so it checks for the presence before it starts. Cheers, EA!
Hi, I have two questions.
1. Can someone tell me which termo sensor is apropriate for this charger. Can I just connect NTC thermistor.
2. How can I connect charger to PC. Which software is
Thanks for answers
Hi guys I am writing from Italy so please be patient with my English.
By the way, as written in the subject, I am experiencing a strange issue with my charger, I discovered it just accidentally, looking at the display while it was in use. When the time elapsed counter arrives to 231 mins, it doesn't go up. I mean that the two digits of the seconds continues to run from 00 to 59 but, after that, the minutes don't increase to 232, 233 and so on, even if the charger continues to run with the battery...
Any similar issue ? At the moment I discovered this during a NIMH pack recharge. I will post a video ASAP.
It is usually in the garage where it's 15 degrees, but it is completely dead when I try to turn it on. When I have it for 25 degrees about 1 hour then it starts up fine without any problem. using a Turnigy T-20PR. 16A (220W)power supply, so it should be more than enough power. it worked fine the first month, it is now in the past I have to warm it up before I can start it
Hi all, im having some trouble with the cold weather in uk, all my digits on the display look all gibberish untill it warms up then its ok, still charges but annoying because i cant see the amount of charge its getting and if its ballancing properly also the fan is atrociously noisy just waiting for it to go pop.
My charger keeps shutting off and re starting after a couple minutes of charging my power supply is only rated to 3.33 amps so i never charge over that could there be an issue inside the charger or something wrong with power supply
Hi Daine, You don't say what voltage your PS or the LiPos are, but it sounds like you're power supply is the cause. The watts in/out is the critical factor. The charger is rated 150W max output, so you would want a power supply that can provide at least 160W-170W because of the losses to heat and power used to run the fan, screen, processor, etc. If you're using a 16vdc power supply, it would have to put out 10A (W=V x A) to provide 160W. Makes your PS sound pretty wimpy, doesn't it? A simple way to solve which (charger or PS) is causing the problem. Power the charger from a car battery and charge 1 LiPo at the same charge rate you were using with your PS. If it goes thru the entire charge cycle normally, your PS is the problem. Cheers, EA!
It was charging my 3 cell 2200 batteries for ages now it wont even do those i tried charging my 5amp 3 cell at 5 amps then realised my ps could only do 4amp (not 3.33 sorry thats the other ps i have) could i have done damage thenits a modified sky rc ps just says input: 100-240v ~ 50/60Hz 1.5A
Output:15v 4A it also says its 60W as i said it was working fine untill i tried charging my bigger battery
Hi Daine, Thanks for the credit. The fans are supposed to be temp controlled, but all but one of my HK/Turnigy chargers have experienced fan problems of one sort or another. If the charger is running normally off the car battery (except for fan) then you can be pretty sure the PS was the cause of the trouble. If you pushed the charge rate to where the PS was overloaded the output probably started to fluctuate which is all it takes to have the charger error/shutdown. If the fan hasn't come on, try lightly tapping the case (at the fan opening) with the handle of a screwdriver. If the fan begins running, then it's just in need of a light lube. A small shot of WD40 will fix the problem. Cheers, EA!
Hi Daine, It never hurts to have an extra charger. I have an Accucel-6 50W and a ECO-6 200W at the moment. The Accucel has been flawless. The ECO-6 has a dim screen and the fan sounds like a truck, but they both get used daily and have been going strong for 2 years. At these prices, no complaints! Cheers, EA!
Um. Scratch that last post. It looks to be a browser issue with IE. I switched to Chrome and the files showed up...
Nicolas Augusto Schnyder Berte
54 thumbs up!
I Bought this charger because i tested a friends one and im really happy with it!!! Best Price, excelent accesories. You can charge really a123 at 7 amps!!!! this is 18 minute charge on 6s1pa123 pack
First i tested the Balancer, it works fine. Holds each cell at exactly 4.2V during charge. I didnt expect it to be that accurate. You can set the minimum input battery voltage between 10 and 11V so you wont run your car battery dry.
Second tested the output voltages with my FLUKE tester. In a fresh charged pack in BALANCE mode, the results was:
6s1p 4000mah lipo
4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 4.20 CHARGER
4.201 4.199 4.200 4.203 4.201 4.210 FLUKE READS So there is an excelent balancer too!!!!
Third the temperatures of the internal circuits, never raise over 40Cº in a 5amp discharge, it seems that the cooling design was good
PC conectivity needs drivers and you can download the manual too if you haven´t one
My overall opinion is that this unit works very well, enables accurate charging, comes with just about every connector you might need, In both quality and function it is comparable to units costing 2 to 3 times as much.] Several of my friends are currently considering purchase of these now because of the great overall value. I would purchase another one without reservation especially in light of the cost to performance ratio. Absolutely incredible. I will be making more purchases from Hobby City.
The only thing i recomend to improve in this
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35 thumbs up!
Balance mode works well - see this graph: part www.link www.link battery was very unbalanced before first charging...
USB driver is compatible with Bantam www.link LogView works with e-Station BC8 config http://www.logview.info/
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25 thumbs up!
Great charger. Used it for my LiFE batterys. BUT... after a couple months I can no longer select the LiFE batteries in the menu... it has disappeared without reason!!! I can do no software update because the usb connection didn't work.
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24 thumbs up!
Otherwise works as marketed but the voltages are off big time. plus-0.12 at worst and that really makes me wonder whether they calibrate these things at the factory at all. Also the "Energy" reading that the charger gives out when using the USB link is completely useless and no where near the realistic values. Hence 3 stars although due to not giving 5 stars this review is probably going to be deleted by the HobbyKing Gestapo in no time.
There has been some changes to this charger. Gone are the temperature probe and the USB port. Plan to return as these 2 features are not implemented and there are other cheaper charger like Turnigy MAX80W 7A would be a better choice.