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battery charging

Started by spiff, Wednesday,April 23, 2014, 06:55:00

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spiff

has anyone found a faster method of charging the batteries?

Chris_D

No, but the batteries are cheap so just buy enough to cycle through them.

Charge 6 @ once with one of these:
http://www.ehirobo.com/HOBBYTIGER-BC-1S06.html
(they have stock in UK warehouse)

Hands0n

They only take 10 minutes or so to charge from a high-amperage USB port.  Also the advice to buy a few and maybe a couple of chargers is good. I have two chargers and three LiPo for my X4. Keeps me in the air almost continuously, except for battery changes.  :smiley:
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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

spiff

Quote from: Hands0n on Wednesday,April 23, 2014, 10:31:24
They only take 10 minutes or so to charge from a high-amperage USB port.  Also the advice to buy a few and maybe a couple of chargers is good. I have two chargers and three LiPo for my X4. Keeps me in the air almost continuously, except for battery changes.  :smiley:



yeah don';t think my laptop has one cause it takes more than an hour to charge :(

I got 2 lipo';s that keep me going for a while doing figure 8';s between my lounge & kitchen.
just when I get the hang of it - the batteries run down :(

will chat with the guy I bought it from and see if he has anymore lipo';s






Hands0n

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Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

quadfather

Get yourself a decent USB mains charger.  I use an Apple 2.3A charger, which I picked up for a tenner on Amazon.

Then get yourself the Hubsan USB Charging Cable, the 1 to 5 splitter, a set of spare LiPos, and Robert is a close relative.

They also do 500mAh LiPos, which are a bit longer than the 380mAh ones and fit the 107C and 107D perfectly.
-rw-rw-rw-  -  The Number of the Beast

Chris_D

One of these, charge up to 6 lipos independantly & run it off a 12v PSU (off a laptop, I use one for an old scanner)
Or run it off a 12v battery if you';re out & about.
http://www.ehirobo.com/HOBBYTIGER-BC-1S06.html

Hands0n

Quote from: Chris_D on Thursday,April 24, 2014, 01:13:01
One of these, charge up to 6 lipos independantly & run it off a 12v PSU (off a laptop, I use one for an old scanner)
Or run it off a 12v battery if you';re out & about.
http://www.ehirobo.com/HOBBYTIGER-BC-1S06.html


Thats a neat find. I visited their website, its £16.51 including shipping from their UK warehouse.  Slightly cheaper on EBay but shipped from Hong Kong. 
--
Danny
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

spiff

 :shrug: damn the new 2nd battery I bought died last night. I charge it up but when I plug it in and switch on I get all the LEDs flashing - battery flat :(


Dougelove

I MADE a 6s balance lead to use on my Genuine imax b6. Takes around 45- hr to charge 6. Keeps me in the air for an hour.  ~~
Everyone has the right to be stupid, some abuse that privilege.
One mans junk is another man's treasure.

Revs

Quote from: Hands0n on Wednesday,April 23, 2014, 10:31:24
They only take 10 minutes or so to charge from a high-amperage USB port


Wouldn';t that be a ~6c charge rate..?

Dougelove

Everyone has the right to be stupid, some abuse that privilege.
One mans junk is another man's treasure.

Revs

Quote from: Dougelove on Thursday,November 20, 2014, 10:53:38
FIRE


Indeed. If the charge is taking less than 30mins I would be concerned as I doubt very much these will take more than a 2c charge rate! These chargers must rely on the limited (500mA usually) current of the USB socket to control the charge rate, which is a little scary.