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Old 01-03-2009, 06:19 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by tazeat View Post
I can vouch for not having to have a balancer for the Team Orion batteries.

I just check them with a multimeter, if they are out of balance (they were 0.01v different when I bought them) just hook up the charger to one cell (positive on + and negative to the balance port) and charge until you get them exactly the same... I just checked them again like 2 months and a couple dozen runs later and they still show exactly the same on the multimeter...

I use one of the Accucel clone chargers, it was about $50 with the power supply on eBay shipped from HK, haven't had any problems, it has a built in balancer, but I've never used it as I don't have the plug and I haven't taken the effort to make/buy one.
Doing it that way does work. But it's not too bright for the average person. Lipo batteries can be very volatile. Cutting corners to save a few bucks isn't a smart thing to do. They don't need to be balanced often, but inevitably they will need it. Balancing one cell at a time through the balance port manually? Who's got time for that. Get a proper charger w/ a balance setup.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:26 PM   #32
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O.o with alligator plugs it takes less then 2 minutes, I've only had to do it once when the battery first arrived, I just don't worry about it and keep racin'
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