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Old 05-09-2017, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Balance lead only charging??

I've asked this question once before a while ago but since there have been several firmware changes to the BC I'm not sure how to do this.

I'm wanting to use the FMA parallel board to charge a few of my 2s 150x packs. They only have a balance connector and no main leads.

I believe the old process was to create a bump tag and uncheck "balance" but this was for 1s packs. I've tried to create a new tag but cancelled at the final step before the no turning back screen and have also tried manual charging. Both say "no pack" and/or "bad cell count".

I've also tried changing from JST/XH to FMA and no difference. Instructions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Someone will probably come forward and tell you how to do it in the software, but if all else fails you can make an adapter out of a balance lead extension cable.
Take a battery connector that suits your board (Deans, EC5 or whatever) with a couple of tails soldered on and tap the tails into the outer two wires of the balance cable (with correct polarity obviously).
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Thanks for the tip!


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Yes, you want to buy/make appropriate cable/board to split out balance into balance+mains for the PL.
I do exact same for UMX connector packs for micro heli - i bought one of the small safe balance boards and replaced the banana plugs with a Deans female so i can just plug it into the MPA (along with the 2s balance cable) and parallel charge several on the micro board.
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http://www.progressiverc.com/safe-pa...-umx-130x.html
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok cool thanks. I had a squid I just put an xt60 on it. Worked great


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