12V lipo battery charger

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  1. raynman

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    Could anyone recommend me a cheap 12V LiPo battery charger?

    Doesn't have to be fast, just has to charge the batteries properly. My batteries came with those nasty cheap ones, and after one shorted I want to get a proper one
     
  2. SLATYE

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    A battery charger that charges 12V LiPos, or a battery charger that charges LiPos using a 12V input?

    Either way, the Turnigy Accucel 6 at HobbyKing is a decent bet. Not the best charger around, but it'll charge up to six cells (ie 22.2V) and you can power it either from a 12V car battery or from a laptop-style 12V power supply. The only downside is that the tiny little fan in it can get a bit noisy at times.
     
  3. Azrael

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    Yeah, i have an Accucel 6, works well.
     
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    iMAX B6 and Turnigy MAX80W are also other options.
    iMAX is a very popular beginner charger (have seen a fair few since I started the hobby) and I own 2 of the Turnigy's with no issues (and it'll charge slightly faster too).
     
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    Oops - I meant to charge 12V batteries. Preferably to run off the 240V mains

    Thanks for the pointers
     
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    Any of them will do that as well, you'll just need a power supply to attach them to.
    I bought some cheap 240W LED power supply of eBay a while ago for like $40 and it's been powering 2x of those Turnigy's that I linked and one iMax B6 just fine.

    Also, generally LiPo's are rated as 3.7V/cell so I'm assuming you have an 11.1V or 3s battery (the "S" stands for series and shows how many are in series).
     
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    If your still looking, the imax b6 from hobbyking is a good score.
    It charges lithiums, lead acid with various charge modes.

    It runs off 12v, however as a poster above mentioned, a 5A laptop charger works well, or an old ATX psu.
     
  8. BigandY

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    12v lipo? You mean 11.1v 3 cells?

    Also have the Turnigy Accucel 6, great charger :thumbup:
     
  9. Azrael

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    I assume he means one that charges from 12v. Could be wrong though.
     
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    Read the thread, it's clearly stated. Why bother replying if you haven't even read it?
     
  11. Azrael

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    If you bothered to read I originally responded before he specified his intentions to charge 12v batteries. Regardless, my suggestion does charge 12v SLAs and regulated 12v LiPos.

    Besides this was resolved almost a month ago and then someone dredged it up again.
     

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