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Old 06-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Still scratching my head as to how this thing made it through testing to production. You'd think anyone of sane mind would not ship a product that 100% over heats irrespective of ambient temps. It's just a horribly hobbeled charger.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Still scratching my head as to how this thing made it through testing to production. You'd think anyone of sane mind would not ship a product that 100% over heats irrespective of ambient temps. It's just a horribly hobbeled charger.
Yes, the charger design is lacking but we shouldn't extend the criticism beyond reality.

Temperature rise is almost completely independent of ambient temperature. It can be used to predict internal temperatures in a particular environment. In a 10 Deg. C ambient (maybe even 15 Deg. C), the temperature rise of this charger is such that it would charge 12s at 10A without thermal shutdown.

BTW. I also charge a 10s pack. Unfortunately, it is much the same story trying to charge 10s at 20A....
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm actually somewhat an expert in thermal design. It's a rather straight forward process to adequately heatsink and provide the required airflow to meet a products operational requirements. Obviously the 3 lines of math that is required to predict this was not done here.

In addition at 12s 10A (500W) the charger overheats as well.

Hopefully this is all just a horrible firmware bug and it will be all good in a couple of weeks.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Annyone knows if it is anny ways too get past 9900 mah limmit on this charger ?

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I haven't seen a work-around for this on any of the forums yet.

Side note - In my iCharger, I can turn this limit off.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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If it is like the 1430, you can:
- set the charger to allow 25% overcharge, or
- wait for a firmware update
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Still no firmware update. :-(
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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A new update "will be released very soon". In quotes as the previous estimate was several weeks several months ago...
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