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Glyn Roberts

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chargers with power supply leads
« on: June 25, 2015, 05:02:08 PM »

hi,
I have spent 6 hours on Google trying to find a suitable charger, have learned many things including watch out for clones.   What I cant find is a charger that I can plug in and charge.  Why do they not supply a power lead (transformer) I mean everyone does not cart car batteries around with them.

I hope that one of our learned mayhemers can cast some light on this subject.   I am new to lipoly and its likely that I am missing some thing.

Regards Glyn
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 05:11:41 PM »

Give the lads a ring at COMPONENT SHOP they will sort you out
 
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 05:21:53 PM »

Glyn
You've probably discovered by now that LiPo chargers are mainly designed for fast-charging, typically at the lakeside or on the flying field, so mains power isn't an option. There are, however, several LiPo chargers here which run directly from the mains, as well as others with optional AC power supplies. http://www.componentshop.co.uk/chargers/lipo 
A 12v 'field' charger with a separate mains power supply unit is the best option in my opinion.
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(Posted as Dave Jones' reply hove into view. Great minds etc?)
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 05:23:58 PM »

Do exactly what Stav says.
The guys there will put you right
and you have a guarantee and a
guy on the end of the phone to sort
out any problems you may have.
Just a very satisfied customer. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 05:30:07 PM »

12v dc Power supplies can be had on ebay. Or you could scavenge an old PC power supply.
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 05:41:06 PM »

I use this charger and its superb field charging and plug into the wall does everything i need from my rx packs to the big 6s lipos for my plane.


http://www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk/detail.php?JPNO=4402910&activepage=1
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 06:00:15 PM »

There are a load of lookalike chargers on eBay etc
Just make sure the one you buy is not a cheapo
Remember, you are using volatile batteries that
need to be charged in a safe manner.
Caveat Emptor

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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 08:00:47 PM »

Thanks Guys,

I have been able to order a charger to my satisfaction so I thank all those who answered for their time and effort.  My local boat club has facilities for using chargers so I can recharge at lakeside if required.

It has been an interesting journey from ignorance to to apprenticeship and only made possible with the help and support of forum members.

Regards Glyn
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2015, 09:35:34 PM »

This may help
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__58285__IMAX_B6AC_V2_Professional_Balance_Charger_Discharger.html
 
Seems to do anything I need , 12 volt and 240 volt
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2015, 03:36:20 PM »

This may help
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__58285__IMAX_B6AC_V2_Professional_Balance_Charger_Discharger.html
 
Seems to do anything I need , 12 volt and 240 volt
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........ Especially if you buy one of their multi plug adapter leads
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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2015, 11:17:04 PM »

Just bought a basic Lipo charger from Component Shop, came with a mains power supply and battery cable 13.99!!



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Re: chargers with power supply leads
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 02:27:35 AM »

This is a nice charger both 240 volts and 12


http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/skyrc-t6755-lcd-touch-screen-fast-lipo-and-nimh-charger-with-pc-software.html?fee=3&fep=9325&gclid=CL-npKDJtMkCFU63GwodPNUL_g


Charges most battery types and has many other features for monitoring batteries


And the PC link is excellent if you want to log your charges
Not cheap but good value considering the features
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 06:25:34 AM »

 :-)) I use a Fusion ethos LX418 Pro which I got from Component shop,mains or battery powered and does the lot,but not cheap though but worth every penny........Ray :-)) 
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2015, 01:21:07 PM »

Hmmm. Buying a basic lipo charger will soon have you wanting more. And, if you want to charge more than one pack at the same time, you'll find that basic charger just takes two, three or four times (for the number of packs) the times to charge a single pack because the charger only packs 50 to 100 watts if you're lucky

High capacity mains and dc supply chargers are like hens teeth and always have been even in my car racing days. Those dual charger that are out there rarely have the power to charge multiple packs in an hour.

For my helis, I can charge six 5000mah lipo packs at 1C (30amps) in just under the hour. I use an iCharger 306B plugged into a 1200w power supply. Its not a cheap option though.

Note also that you dont want to charge lipo packs at more than 1C if you want a long life out of them.
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