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Old 07-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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I bought a 11.1v LiPo for my transmitter thinking I could charge it with my Orion chargers. Turns out my Orions only charge 1 or 2 cell LiPos. Any one have or know of an inexpensive charger that will charge a 3 cell? I only need to charge at one amp or so, but in CC/CV. I am thinking something that plugs into a wall or the likes. Thanks fellas

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Old 07-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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I have this one:
http://www.modelelectronicscorp.com/...flight-109.php

ASTROFLIGHT 109 LITHIUM CHARGER/DISCHARGER
Charges from one to nine cell Lithium Poly Battery Packs. Charge rate 50 ma to 8 amps.
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Thanks but 110$ is a bit steep just to charge my transmitter pack. Thanks though!
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http://www.fmadirect.com/products.htm?cat=45&nid=4

these are supposed to be pretty good
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I bought a 11.1v LiPo for my transmitter thinking I could charge it with my Orion chargers. Turns out my Orions only charge 1 or 2 cell LiPos. Any one have or know of an inexpensive charger that will charge a 3 cell? I only need to charge at one amp or so, but in CC/CV. I am thinking something that plugs into a wall or the likes. Thanks fellas

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Which Orion charger? Mine does 11.1v no problem. I've got the little Advanced Flight thingy. I charge my transmitter LiPo with it all the time. Well, about once a year, they last that long.
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if your 3s lipo has a balance plug, then check into the eflight charger that is used for the blade cp helicopter, charges at less then one amp and balances pack at same time. think they are around 20-40 bucks, forgot what i paid

4 cell battery for size comparison, little adapter plug, could be rewired to fit battery plug if no balance plug on battery, i would check with someone that knows for sure on the re wiring..

just read the label, it charges at .65 amp
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@syndrome-I have two orion carbon advantages
@ pilot-That looks interesting. My lipo has a built in balancer, so I would ahve to adapt the leads, but I'm pretty sure I could get it figured out. Thakns for the help guys

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