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Old 07-19-2018, 11:59 AM
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What is the discharge rate in amps you are seeing on 2s? I only care about putting the packs into storage mode, lol
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Originally Posted by RLPowerSupplies View Post
It looks like the iCharger X6 will discharge a 2S lipo at 30 amps while being powered off a power supply.

https://youtu.be/i6Rsnm6gqjM
Where's the resistor bank? I couldn't see it in the video.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RLPowerSupplies View Post
It looks like the iCharger X6 will discharge a 2S lipo at 30 amps while being powered off a power supply.

https://youtu.be/i6Rsnm6gqjM
Glad it finally works, know you have been working on it.
Did it finally work due to a new update from Junsi?

Great opportunity for a new cable
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Originally Posted by RLPowerSupplies View Post
It was a combination of beta firmware ( band-aid ) fix to test along with playing with resistor specs
Looks good randy. Looking forward to seeing how you sort out the leads and resistor.
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How does the resistor bank hook up with the X6?
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Originally Posted by ceh329 View Post
How does the resistor bank hook up with the X6?
randy can you share how you hooked up the discharger to do 30amp discharge on the X6? I tried based on the diagram in previous posts with no luck.

Im thinking my X6 is part of the faulty1st batches.

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Originally Posted by Phillip F View Post
a floating stand for this small unit that would clamp to the power supply would be cool.

my buddy AJ make bad ass charger stands for thrnX6 to go on the CPU PSís. Hit him up on Facebook

Bad ass X6 charger stand.
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my buddy AJ make bad ass charger stands for thrnX6 to go on the CPU PSís. Hit him up on Facebook

Bad ass X6 charger stand.
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I've updated the firmware on my charger and wired in a resistor as the manual shows and still cannot achieve a 30a discharge. I'm guessing our typical 1 ohm resistor bank will not work in this configuration?
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Originally Posted by Life_livin View Post
I've updated the firmware on my charger and wired in a resistor as the manual shows and still cannot achieve a 30a discharge. I'm guessing our typical 1 ohm resistor bank will not work in this configuration?
Correct. To use the Discharge+ function on the ICharger, you will need a new resistor bank. You can make your own if you want.

The Discharge+ function on the charger requires a specific resistance to achieve the desired discharge rate. The X6 itself can dissipate up to 30W maximum. To extend this, we need to use external resistors with heatsinks. Assuming that we allow the X6 to dissipate 30W, and the rest will be dissipated by the resistor bank we make, we can use the following formula to calculate the minimum resistance of our bank:

Resistance minimum = (((Vmax * Id) - P) / Id^2 ) , where Vmax is the max battery voltage, Id is the discharge current, and P is the 30W dissipated from the X6.

This results in the following results for:

2S batteries:
10 Amps: 0.54 Ohms, 54 Watts
20 Amps: 0.345 Ohms, 138 Watts
30 Amps: 0.247 Ohms, 222 Watts

1S batteries:
10 Amps: 0.12 Ohms, 12 Watts
20 Amps: 0.135 Ohms, 54 Watts
30 Amps: 0.107 Ohms, 97 Watts

For the desired discharge rate, you will need a resistor bank of the correct value, and rated for the power dissipation. For 30 Amp, 2S discharge, it looks like 4 x 1 Ohm resistors in parallel, each rated for at least 60W, should work. Be sure to attach these resistors to a large heatsink, to dissipate the heat.

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interesting.... but not till someone showing how the discharging works.
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Originally Posted by bd007 View Post
interesting.... but not till someone showing how the discharging works.
It works just like it has on non-Duo iChargers, like the 106, 206 etc. for years.
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Originally Posted by biz77 View Post
It works just like it has on non-Duo iChargers, like the 106, 206 etc. for years.
can you show us a picture or a video how you are discharging with non-duo ichargers?
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Originally Posted by Phillip F View Post
can you show us a picture or a video how you are discharging with non-duo ichargers?
https://www.progressiverc.com/media/...B%20Manual.pdf

Page 18 - Lithium Battery External Expanding discharge mode. I don't have pictures or videos. I've personally built discharge banks and used them successfully on an Icharger 206B and the clone Turnigy Reaktor 300W chargers.

Why do people view this as some sort of witchcraft voodoo?
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Originally Posted by biz77 View Post
https://www.progressiverc.com/media/...B%20Manual.pdf

Page 18 - Lithium Battery External Expanding discharge mode. I don't have pictures or videos. I've personally built discharge banks and used them successfully on an Icharger 206B and the clone Turnigy Reaktor 300W chargers.

Why do people view this as some sort of witchcraft voodoo?
because some of us don't have electronic knowledge and have that type of experience. We just drive toy cars and enjoy it. Some of us would just be happy buying than DIY stuff.
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