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01-23-2010 09:59 PM  8 years agoPost 1
totally_awesome

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Hello,

What is a good battery charger upgrade for a Blade CX2? I am looking for a balancing charger than can charge more than one battery at a time. I am also thinking of just getting another stock charger so that I can have 2 of them to charge 2 batteries at a time.

Regards, Dave

Regards, Dave

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01-23-2010 10:28 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Rotowerkz

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Windham, NH

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I have a CX2, and I bought a Thunder Power TP610 to handle all of my charging needs up to 6S. For the 2S packs in the CX2, this is a great little charger, albeit a little expensive.

To charge two packs simultaneously and without much thought, you'll need to get a dual channel charger. You can do it with a single channel charger if you follow some rules and pay attention to how the batteries are cabled in. However, I felt that the risks outweighed the benefits.

Hyperion makes a dual channel charger.

Whatever, you choose, make sure that you get a charger that will grow with your needs. That little E-flite charger is useless in my opinion.

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01-23-2010 11:54 PM  8 years agoPost 3
dougly

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spokane wash

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I bought a polycharge4 that will charge up to 4 batteries at once. It will charge from 300 to 3000 mah with adjustments for each battery that you charge.You either have to hook it to a car battery or use a 12 or 13 volt power supply that you plug into the wall. It works great.

Doug McKenzie Flying high,fun,and fast

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01-24-2010 06:26 AM  8 years agoPost 4
RAPTOR 4D

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The only problem with the Polycharger is that it does not balance
the batteries which is not all that great for them. I use the
Kong Power 2s 900 batteries which I must add are the best ever
and I charge them on my Kong Power charger. Always balanced at
4.20 per cell and top out at 8.4 volts every time.

Raptor 50 Titan SE

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01-29-2010 11:34 PM  8 years agoPost 5
whirlydude

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This Align charger is still running flawlessly, and doing one heck of a job. I am charging (2) 2cell 850mAh batteries in around 20 minutes, and the cells are balanced equally. HD is having a hard time keeping it in stock, so that must be a good thing. I am still cycling 6 lipos a day on it for the last 3 months, and life is good.

http://www.helidirect.com/align-new...cc4cx-p-881.hdx

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01-30-2010 12:16 AM  8 years agoPost 6
totally_awesome

rrApprentice

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Thanks for getting back to me
Hello,

Thanks for getting back to me, there are alot of chargers out there. I will most likely have to make a Excel spreadsheet to be able to compare them to each other. I know a want a balancing charger that can handle CX2 batteries and 6S batteries for a TREX 500.

Regards,

Dave

Regards, Dave

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01-30-2010 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 7
whirlydude

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01-30-2010 12:50 AM  8 years agoPost 8
totally_awesome

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Hello,

Thanks I will look at the cell pro 10. I really want to be able to charge more than one battery at a time. This is important to me since you should be there to monitor the battery charging cycle. So if you can charge more than 1 battery at a time, who have to spend less time being a "battery sitter".
I will add this charger to the spreadsheet.

Regards,

Dave

Regards, Dave

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01-30-2010 03:35 AM  8 years agoPost 9
totally_awesome

rrApprentice

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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What do you think of the Hobby King Quattro 4X6S charger?
Hello,

I like the Hobby King 4 X 6S charger, it is a balancing charger and it can charge 4 batteries at a time. So that will reduce the the charging time for me because I can do four batteries at the same time, instead of doing the charging one after another.

Regards, Dave

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01-30-2010 08:51 AM  8 years agoPost 10
whirlydude

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01-30-2010 06:21 PM  8 years agoPost 11
totally_awesome

rrApprentice

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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My comments for a better CX2 charger
Hello,

I am new to runryder so I will probably make rookie mistakes and discuss topics in the wrong location. My initial post started with exploring a better charger for the CX2 heli. The issue I have with the CX2 charger is that it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to charge a single battery. So unless I am missing something here, discussing other chargers that eliminate these issues with the CX2 is consistent with the initial intent of the first posting to runryder. So if the runryder forum owners what to move it to somewhere else, I will do that.
I like the Quattro 4 by 6s charger for the following reasons
    [It can charge 4 batteries at a time]
    [I get information about the charge state of the battery, not just colored lights]
    [Hopefully it will charge the batteries faster that the CX2 charger]
    [it is expandable to 6s batteries for my next copter a TREX-500]
    [I have found info on other forums that the Quattro 4 by 6s can charge a different battery type on each port, so I could have 2 TREX batteries charging and 2 CX2 batteries charging at the same time...this would be awesome]
I have looked at the manual for the Cellpro 10s, yes it can charge 2 batteries at a time, but it can only go to 5s batteries, so it will not work on the TREX-500. So the next step in this saga is to understanding how much money the ideal charger system would cost and compare it to living with what I have or buying multiple single battery chargers to the various copters I have.
At least it doesn't cost any money to dream.......

Regards, Dave

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02-13-2010 12:30 PM  8 years agoPost 12
MutantGarage

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Texas, USA

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The Quattro is limited to 50W per battery, this means for a 6S battery, the biggest cell it can charge at 1C is 2200mAh. Larger capacity batteries will take proportionally longer to charge, ie you will only be able to charge a 4800mAh at 0.5C.

I don't know if the chargers are isolated, if they were , you could bridge two chargers to get 100W , charging 3S per charger. I do something like this with my iMAX B6 charger. It has a cable that lets me charge two identical 3S1P batteries as a 6S1P.

In practice, I use the B6 for balancineg two batteries at the same time, I have another, dumb charger that I use to bulk charge my 3S packs. I let them rest for 1 flight time after flying, bulk charge, rest and then balance. Works well for 4 packs in rotation.

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02-13-2010 06:27 PM  8 years agoPost 13
totally_awesome

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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I may have found a new power supply
Hello,

Supposedly Turnigy will be releasing a new 4 port charger that may be what I am looking for. It was supposed to be out by now by now, but has been delayed. I have been watching the Hobby King forum to see when it will be released. The price of the Quatro 4 port charger is dropping , so this may be a clue that the release will be soon. So when the new Turnigy charger is out I will post to Runryder.
It will ne nice to be be able to charge more than one battery at a time for my CX@ and the TREX 500 that I want to get soon.

Regards, Dave

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