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Old 05-11-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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Hey people,I'm new to lipo and just got a lipo for my m11 controller.11.1v muchmore lipo is the battery.but I'm having trouble finding a good charger for a decent price.and plus I know nothing about lipo.if anyhone can chime in and help me out.it would help.thanks.lookin to buy one and not have any headaches
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Go to your LHS and go into the airplane department. The smaller airplanes use 11.1 volt batteries. If you don't mind slow charging, there are some good and very inexpensive chargers out there. Hobbico makes one for like $40, but the max charge current is 1 amp. Since this is for your radio (low current draw) you don't need any of the fancy multi-C chargers.
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Here is a charger at a great price $20.00
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHNW5&P=7

This would be the bottom dollar (DC only) charger that I know of. Only charges at one amp. You will probably have to change the connector. I'm not familiar with your tx. It would be best to pull the battery out to charge it. Read up on lipo care.

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I always strongly suggest a Balance Charger. There's no better way to care for your lipos. I get mine from Hobby King. Despite the seemingly impossible good price, the charger IS worth it. I have one, and several of the guys I race with have them too.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...w/_accessories
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Thanks for answerin my thread.so I have done some readin and I'm findin that my lipo is a matched lipo which I can use a regular @charger at 1amp to charge it.is this true?itsw a muchmore matched lipo 2100 11.1v.want to know before I buy a lipo charger
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do you want lipo dedicated charger? ac/dc or dc only?

checkout dynamite's new passport charger, it's available in dc only and ac/dc, price is reasonable too.
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Thanks for answerin my thread.so I have done some readin and I'm findin that my lipo is a matched lipo which I can use a regular @charger at 1amp to charge it.is this true?itsw a muchmore matched lipo 2100 11.1v.want to know before I buy a lipo charger
No, you want to balance charge the battery every time you charge it. The battery will live ALLOT longer that way. Charging without balancing, means that one or more cells can go low, or high, and substantially reduce their life span. It's worth the tiny bit of trouble to balance charge every time.
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No, you want to balance charge the battery every time you charge it. The battery will live ALLOT longer that way. Charging without balancing, means that one or more cells can go low, or high, and substantially reduce their life span. It's worth the tiny bit of trouble to balance charge every time.
ok thanks for the info i'll stick with my double aa's intill my charger gets here.how do i balance it if theres only one plug on the lipo?well two white and red lol
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