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Old 11-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default LIPO CUTOFF FAILED!!!

I guess my lipo cutoff was set and now when I go to balance/charge my lipo in says "low voltage" and won't let me go any further.

Anyone have a trick to bring it back to life or do I have a really cool paperweight?? Thanks in advance.
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charge it on nimh for a couple of minutes, should be fine.

also make sure you are on the proper cell number on your charger, (1s, 2s)ect.

and make sure you charger is not set to lilo or life.
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#1 what is the voltage of your pack?
#2 what stack?
#3 check the voltage of each cell on the balance connector using a dmm.

Youll know what to do once you get all this.
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I guess my lipo cutoff was set and now when I go to balance/charge my lipo in says "low voltage" and won't let me go any further.

Anyone have a trick to bring it back to life or do I have a really cool paperweight?? Thanks in advance.

i would not use it as paperweight...could easly take fire!

however, doble ceck the voltage with oneother charger or the small instrument made on purpose.
if it is under the treshold, seriously, i dont think u can do something which is not pretty risky!
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charge it on nimh for a couple of minutes, should be fine.

also make sure you are on the proper cell number on your charger, (1s, 2s)ect.

and make sure you charger is not set to lilo or life.

I put it on the NiMh setting and charged at 5.0 amp until it stopped (about 20 sec) I then flipped it over to Lipo and it charged/balanced without a hitch. Nice trick to learn and I hope I never have to use it again. Thanks!!!
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I put it on the NiMh setting and charged at 5.0 amp until it stopped (about 20 sec) I then flipped it over to Lipo and it charged/balanced without a hitch. Nice trick to learn and I hope I never have to use it again. Thanks!!!
You still need to check the voltage of each cell using the balance tab.

I did this exact something a few years ago. put my charger on nimh for a few
than switched back to lipo. It was charging and looked ok but I was over charging 1 cell.

Once its discharged thats it....
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I put it on the NiMh setting and charged at 5.0 amp until it stopped (about 20 sec) I then flipped it over to Lipo and it charged/balanced without a hitch. Nice trick to learn and I hope I never have to use it again. Thanks!!!
Next time, lower the charge current to around 500mA. Some cell chemistry's do not react kindly to high current conditions while in low voltage states.

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