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10-15-2005 04:26 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Hellijunky

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i just got a thunder power tp205 cell balancer for my new tp 2100 pro lites
the documantation that it came with is less than clear....when i plug in one of my batterys to it ,it makes a tone the status light turns green then it lights up
1cl , 2cl , 3cl, one at a time,then all three go solid for a second then it goes out
does that mean my cell.s are balanced ? also there is a data output on the left side , what is that for ?

thanks guys

Hj

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10-15-2005 04:34 AM  13 years agoPost 2
aircrew1

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Yes, this means youre cells are balanced to less than 0.03 V between the cells.

Imbalance Under 0.03V: Yellow status LED "ON", red LED's "ON" for about 1 - 2 seconds.

Imbalance 0.03V to 0.2V: Yellow status LED "OFF", red LED's flash for 5 seconds

Imbalance over 0.2V: Yellow status LED "OFF", red LED's flash for 60 seconds.

TREX450SE / Fut 9CHP / GY401 / TP2100S Pro/ Kontronix40-6-18 / HS65's/Medusa 28-32-3400

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10-15-2005 04:35 AM  13 years agoPost 3
aircrew1

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Forgot to answer youre other question. The data port is for connection to a Thunder Power charger or other options.

TREX450SE / Fut 9CHP / GY401 / TP2100S Pro/ Kontronix40-6-18 / HS65's/Medusa 28-32-3400

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10-15-2005 04:39 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Stack

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The instructions are lacking on the TP205

Yours acts a little different than with all of my batts.

When I plug mine in I get tone.. then status plus 1,2,and 3CL come on for a moment. Then they all go off. (which means we are balanced)

Not sure why yours are stepping up .. maybe it's new to the design?

Also, my status LED is yellow not green (no biggie)

The more you use it , the more it will make sense.

When a cell goes out of balance the corresponding red led will come on... conditions AB and C are actually accurate descriptions of what it will look like when a battery is in that condition.

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10-15-2005 04:50 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Hellijunky

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soooo...then if the cells are out of balance this gizmo just tells you they are out of balance ? or will it balance them for you ?

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10-15-2005 05:23 AM  13 years agoPost 6
lakespinner2

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Here's a thread that has a TON of info on the tp-205 balancer. Better brew a big pot of coffee when tackling this thread; it's verrrrrrrry long.

tp-205 balancer info -- http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369998

I thought the instructions were a little confusing when I got mine; hopefully they've cleared them up a little.

now that I've had it for awhile i just plug the battery into it every time I recharge the battery and let it balance them while they charge. If the lights blink occasionally I know the cell associated with that light is being bled down to match the others. Usually they blink a few times briefly during the charge cycle. If it's not blinking when it's finished charging i'm satisfied they're charged and balanced. It does start beeping every half minute or so when it nears full charge, my charger usually puts in 2 or 3 hundred mah after the beeping commences before the charge is complete.

It's pretty simple to use. To completely understand it down to the last millivolt and error status light pattern I'm afraid the instruction sheet and forum threads might be needed.

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10-15-2005 05:28 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Jcopter

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Thats what I would like to know? Just how does this thing work? I thought it would somehow either balance charge itself (Plug in to a charging source) or plug in between the battery & charger. I looked at one at my LHS expected to see a charging cord, Suprise no cord just a box, could not see any way to even hook it between a T-power charger & a battery. But seems like 50 + & 50 + dollars is a lot to pay for a charger and then a balancer.
What do you think

Jack

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10-15-2005 05:56 AM  13 years agoPost 8
KevinR

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Thats what I would like to know? Just how does this thing work?
From what I understand it will discharge the high cell to match the low cells. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, my 205 is still in the mail so I could be mistaken.

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