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Icharger 406 duo HELP!!!

Old 03-06-2018, 02:05 PM
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Angry Icharger 406 duo HELP!!!

I need help figuring out how to fix my iCharger 406 duo. 2 weeks ago it started doing this. Everything is normal, I go through the process of setting it to charge. Press run and then the charge begins as normal. Except no amperage is going through it to actually charge the battery. Both ports are doing this, I've tried 4 different charge leads, 2 different power supplies and 3 different batteries. All with the same result. My guess is maybe the FETs in the charger went bad? I bought it from Amain Hobbies and unfortunately due to it being 4 EFFING months out of Warranty, they "can't" do anything for me. Since everything else in it seems to be working, I'm guessing it's quite repairable. But I just don't know where to go to get it done or how to do it myself. Any suggestions? I have a big race in just under two weeks in Vegas, so hopefully I can get this ironed out beforehand. Thanks for any help you guys can give!
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:42 PM
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If it is the feta, there are videos on YouTube on how to fix it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:39 PM
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Cool, how would i know if that's the problem?
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:14 PM
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I think you can send it to progressive rc, but I don't think they would have it back to you in time for your race. Probably gonna cost some $ because you're out of warrantee. There is a really big icharger duo thread on rcgroups. They have answered all my iCharger questions.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:47 PM
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Cool, thanks for the link. I'll see what they say. I also just watched this vid by Nick Adams. Pretty interesting stuff. I've watched his vids for motor testing for a while now. Good vids.

https://youtu.be/q1Vh7Hk7KYg
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Follow the nick Adams videos on this as the repairs are relatively straightforward. I had the same issue on CH2 of my icharger and found it to be a blown capacitor. Very easy and cheap to fix.
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