The Turnigy dlux Auto Checker is a great tool to have in your flight box. It allows you to quickly and easily check the voltage of your lithium polymer battery's individual cells and overall capacity via an on-screen "fuel gauge".
In addition to voltage checking, the Auto Checker can also balance lithium polymer batteries as well! Balance operation starts automatically about 5 seconds after the battery pack is connected. When the voltage difference between battery cells is over 0.02V, the balancer will begin to work. The corresponding "V" will be blinking during balancing. When the voltage difference between cells reaches 0.01V or less, the balance operation ends and the device enters sleep mode ("SLP" will be displayed on the LCD).
The dlux Auto Checker uses a JST-XH balance port connection, but also includes a TP/FP conversion adapter lead for use with other batteries.
• Compact size
• Super simple to use
• Supports 2~6S lithium polymer batteries
• Visual "Fuel Gauge" display
• Accurately measure individual cell voltages
• Integrated cell balancing function
• Over-discharge protection
• Can be used with XH or TP/FP style balance connectors
Applicable Battery Pack: 2~6S lithium polymer
Voltage Display Tolerance: +/-1.5%
Voltage Display Resolution: 0.01V
Balancing Current: 50mA
Operating Temperature: 10~+45°C
Storage Temperature: -20~+60°C
Case Size: 70x38x11mm
plugged my unbalanced battery in when lowest cell voltage was 3.2v. i didn't keep an eye on it while it was balancing and it just flat out emptied and ruined my battery. but for cell checker it's extremely good. just balance with a proper chargerI have this handy tester with me all the time while flying my quadrocopters.
Its very useful at home as well. Easy to verify if you didnt forget to charge any of your batteries.This is about what you need to check your battery before and after flight.The balancing funktion is nice to have.Take some time.This checker is value for you money.Very simple and practical checker, all cells are dispayed at the same time and i love that.
The first one was getting faulty reading on 5th and 6th cells after wrong connection, bought another one. Also 5th cell is always 0.01v less than others, same in both checkers.
4 stars for value because you can get a programmable gyro at that price !
With a button for backlight would be 5stars.They're great for the price.
I have many of these. Put 1 in your tool box, flight box, where you transport batteries, on the work bench, etc, etc.
So easy to do a quick check before every flight.
PS: The balance function may work, but is tediously slow so not recommended if buying this just for that feature.Display is good and easy to read. I need mark where the minus contact goes, that helps using it correct when out in field.
Did check with my didgital multimeter if the shown voltage of any individual cell is correct. The reading on one port is 0,02V incorrect.
So the item now starting balancing this, even if there is nothing balance.
to quick check the a lipo status it is worth the money.Great tool to check and balance your lipo's when flying in the field.Battery State:
The device provides useful information in a glance: the voltage of the individual cells and an overall battery state in pcnt. This is much more handy than other checkers that show the total voltage followed by cell voltages one by one.
When a cell is below 3V, the device only shows "Ërr" for the cell. I would prefer to see the actual voltage to see how bad the cell condition is.
I have not tried the balancing function. I assume it must be very slow as the device cannot dissipate the energy. Any decent charger can balance and does a much better job IMHO, this feature can be dropped.Tester muy completo para baterias lipo..permite ver el porcentaje de carga de la bateriaGreat! Easy to handle and small, so you can always carry it in your pocket.