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Old 05-03-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Icharger 208 Parallel Setup Verification and question

Hello, ok I have researched but I am a little unsure on a few thing and I just want to verify my set up.

Gear:
I-Charger 208
350Watt pwr sply
Balance Board
Balance Cable Adapter
Battery Cable Adapter
10s 5000mAh 30C (2 5s 5000 30C's)
10s 4000mAh 30C (2 5s 4000 30C's)

Both adapters have enough leads to charge all 4 at the same time.

1. Charger has a direct connector for
The balance cable adapter. Do I plug my balance lead there or do I plug into balance board then from board to charger?

2. Math- can I charge all 4 even though 2 are 5000mAh and 2 are 4000mAh?

So I dont blow up my kitchen, can you tell me what my charging numbers should be? Amps and Volts?

Thanks for all your help!

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Hello, ok I have researched but I am a little unsure on a few thing and I just want to verify my set up.

Gear:
I-Charger 208
350Watt pwr sply
Balance Board
Balance Cable Adapter
Battery Cable Adapter
10s 5000mAh 30C (2 5s 5000 30C's)
10s 4000mAh 30C (2 5s 4000 30C's)

Both adapters have enough leads to charge all 4 at the same time.

1. Charger has a direct connector for
The balance cable adapter. Do I plug my balance lead there or do I plug into balance board then from board to charger?

2. Math- can I charge all 4 even though 2 are 5000mAh and 2 are 4000mAh?

So I dont blow up my kitchen, can you tell me what my charging numbers should be? Amps and Volts?

Thanks for all your help!

G 3
1. Balance leads (all 4) go into parallel board or leads then to charger, you dont need to use the breakout board if you dont want to.

2. You can charge all 4 together, to calculate charge rates just add up the capacity, so charge as if it was a 5S 18Ah pack (so 1C is 18A, you wont even get that out of your PSU so i wouldn't worry).
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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What desertstalker said plus, you will need a better charger and a bigger PS if you plan on using packs that big.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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Technically Wood, he can charge 100 packs in parallel with that charger, he just has to be willing to wait. So does he "need" a bigger charger to charge those packs in parallel? No. Might he one day wish he had a bigger charger? Probably.

Sometimes the word "need" is misleading.
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You're right Chris.

I would want a better than that one.

The point of the hobby is to fly not spend your time charging batteries.
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