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Old 03-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Anybody using the Losi Lithium Charge Converter for other batteries?

They have a list of batteries that they say are only to be used with this thing. It would be nice if it worked for others as well. Any experience out there?
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I am interested as well...
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The directions also say, will charge up to 90%, personally, i would want to charge 100% myself...
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I have actually been using this thing quite a bunch. I have a Turbo 30 (Old skool one) and an Orion 3200 and a TrueRC 4000 pack. I follow the directions, hooking things up and pressing buttons, and it seems to charge just fine. My friend that I race with has regular LiPo chargers, and the pack definitely gets shut off before it's fully charged. The 90% figure is spot on, each pack took an extra 10% of their capacity when charged on a lipo charger after they finished with the Losi Converter. I raced 2wd stock and mod (with the TrueRC pack) and truck mod (with the Orion pack) and only charged with the converter. Neither pack had problems running the 7 minute mains we were running. 5 minutes of running took about 1400mAh with the buggy in modified, so the 400mAh I was missing was not a big deal at all.

Hey, for 35 bucks, the thing works. There are cheap lipo chargers out now, but if you don't want to add another charger to your collection, the Lipo Converter works just fune.
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Thanks for the info. It sounds like I need to have these in the shop in order to ease the transition to lipo for my racers.
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Something interesting in the instructions is that they mention the converter can handle up to 5 cells in series. No packs on their "approved" list are more than 3s, so they obviously feel it is capable of charging packs other than those on their list. As for how it works, I believe it just does the constant current portion of the charge, since that's how Ni-based chargers charge anyways. The constant voltage part is what gives you the last 10% of charge and takes the most time to complete as current tapers to zero at the end.
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