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Old 04-25-2007, 01:47 PM   #1216
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Now I am no electrician, but there are 3 cells in the 3200, but I suspect I need the 2-cell smart stop right?
There are 2 cells in the 3200 (3.7v per cell). That should answer your question about the smart step.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:02 PM   #1217
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According to the information on Tower for the 3200 Orion Pack:

"Number of Cells: 3 cells in a 2S1P configuration (2 cells series and 1 cell parallel)"

Therefore my question.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:52 PM   #1218
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2S1P means there are 2 cells and not 3.

3S1P means 3 cells in series.

2S2P would mean 2 series sets of 2 cells in parallel meaning 4 cells total
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Is there any reason this charger couldn't be used to both charge and balance Orion's batteries? Would you just need to wire up the 2P harness like the previous pictures we've seen to make it work?

http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...=news_Estation

It appears to be the size of the charger many of us are already using, with the ability to balance charge as well.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:41 PM   #1220
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2S1P means there are 2 cells and not 3.

3S1P means 3 cells in series.

2S2P would mean 2 series sets of 2 cells in parallel meaning 4 cells total
TEM is correct, 2S1P means two in Series one in Parallel, correct

S= in Series P = Parallel

Our 4800 is 2S2P you set the charger and discharger based on the S so any thing with 2S would charge and balance as a 2 cell. You go by the S rating to set the charge rate if you where to try and charge the 4800 as a four cell you would damage it.

3S would be treated as a 3 cell.

To simplify it think of 2 cells in Parallel (2P) as two haves of ONE cell.

The P is not a factor in desiding the cell count when it comes to charging or balancing.

1S = 3.7volts, 1 cells
2S = 7.4volts, 2 cells
3S = 11.1volts, 3 cells
4S = 14.8volts, 4 cells
etc, etc.
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According to the information on Tower for the 3200 Orion Pack:

"Number of Cells: 3 cells in a 2S1P configuration (2 cells series and 1 cell parallel)"

Therefore my question.
This is a miss print and we are taking steps to have them correct this as you read this.

It should read "2 cells in a single parallel configurations".
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Thanks for the clarification Mr. Black - I figured, but the Tower description threw me off.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:43 PM   #1223
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I think tower had the weight wrong too..
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:25 PM   #1224
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Well, I finally have a 3200 lipo coming, about time i say. Using it for drifting only, and it sucks, i cant even use it in an official drift comp, but there's dicussions about allowing them.

Running on ABS with a mamba 4600 & an 8.53 ratio, how much runtime do you think i would get out of it?

Also, with the mamba it has an auto cut-off for lipo, but im a bit skeptical about using it, and ill still be using nimh cells aswell. Has anyone used this lipo with there mamba & auto cut-off?
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Does anybody know where I can get a Orion Avionics Advanced Flight Charger?? They've been on backorder for flippin' ever. I'm kicking myself for not getting one when I had the chance. Any ideas?
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Does anybody know where I can get a Orion Avionics Advanced Flight Charger?? They've been on backorder for flippin' ever. I'm kicking myself for not getting one when I had the chance. Any ideas?
You're in luck, we just received a shipment that will be heading to distributors/dealers beginning tomorrow. Our website is down, otherwise that info would have been posted.
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So far our intitial testing has not shown any problems with placing it at 110% however this has only been done a couple of cycles. So the full test is yet to be complete. Setting it to 90% fully charges the cells and is the recommended setting until further notice.

So any update on the testing? My ICE was set at 100% but I have less than 30 cycles on my platinum and less than 15 on my carbon. What's the effect of having it 100%? I didn't see it go over 8.45v.
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ill just have to figure out how to charge them when i get them and read the book that comes with the orion charger.
and to charge the 3200's right.
im lost with lipo's
or can someone say in a simple way with 3200 orion pack how to charge with an orion charger.
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ill just have to figure out how to charge them when i get them and read the book that comes with the orion charger.
and to charge the 3200's right.
im lost with lipo's
or can someone say in a simple way with 3200 orion pack how to charge with an orion charger.
There's 3 options, battery type, capacity and voltage.

LiPo, 3200mAH, 7.4V -> charge. With the advanced flight charger, that's all there is to it. It shouldn't go any higher than 3.2A when it's charging, and will steadily drop the charge rate until it's finished. When you hear it beep, it'll usually say "end" which means you're done.
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There's 3 options, battery type, capacity and voltage.

LiPo, 3200mAH, 7.4V -> charge. With the advanced flight charger, that's all there is to it. It shouldn't go any higher than 3.2A when it's charging, and will steadily drop the charge rate until it's finished. When you hear it beep, it'll usually say "end" which means you're done.
oh i should have said the advantage carbon charger or do they do the same when charging lipos.
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