I hate charging LiPos. Will this help?
LiPo are slow and painful. I am still not so comfortable with abusing Lipos because I always have always had charge instability on my Kyosho charger with early capacity excess before voltage peak and connection breaks for no reason. Even with new batteries. So I always charge at safe levels. once at a time.
This means charging the whole morning and then throughout the day to get 4 batteries up to speed.
I've tried power splitting boards to spread the power and charge simultaneously and speed up that 90 minute charge, but I'm still not convinced.
This product was advertised in Japan in March. Then has been delayed again and again for 6 months. Finally released, so I jumped at it. Many people have been waiting as most tracks in Japan have AC outlets anyway. 3 firends have bought the same item having reserved it since March.
It's cheap too...! $220 Why? because it doesn't include enough ancillaries to be useful.
Instead of charging 4 lipo or 4 life. You can still only charge 1 because they don't include 4 connectors.
But out of the box you can charge 4 different kinds of batteries? Like I want to do that.
I only charge 2 kinds. Transmitter and Lipo. Sometimes a friends NiMh.
I think another $50 or more will see me purchase the following.
3 x LiPo connector balance boards,
2 x Euro -> Deans connectors with 2s balance wire.
2 x charge safety bags.
Cut and solder more deans connectors on half of the unwanted ancillary cables. (I have 3 spare luckily)
Anyway. Charger project start.
I went back to get the connectors... They had dropped the price by $20 GRRRRRRRRRRR!
No discount for those who waited so long. That could have paid for my connectors.
All leads made up and ready to charge 4 at a time. May give it a whirl tomorrow.
... Future plans....
Red and silver bling wire for direct charge leads.
New custom face design.
Pins for the balance charge boards already bending.... dangerous.
The place for the charge board connectors to connect is just a big hole with no support.
I've already broken one pin as they don't line up.
so I have to be very careful as I always am with these lipos and especially this charger.
I'm also having trouble charging AA packs of NiMh that my old Kyosho charger had no issues with.