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Old 03-22-2010, 05:16 PM
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I need some help please. I have a Ice charger and just bought my first lipo pack for my ofna starter box. I really don't know too much about lipos so If you guys can tell me what settings to set the charger at would be great I thought I would ask the guys who know instead of causing a fire the lipo is a 14.8 20c 2200 mah 4s
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:54 PM
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OK, here's the setup you need -on 1st line, 1st position, select lipo, move over to 2nd position select 14.8v, move to 3rd position on 1st line and select 2200mah. This sets the charger to a 4s lipo with 2200mah and will charge the lipo at a rate of 2.2amps.

The 'dchg volt' should be set to 3volts. This tells charger not to try charging if the voltage is below 3v/cell or in this case - 3 x 4 = 12v.
The only other setting is the last line where it is the 'max chg capa' - make sure thats set to 100%. This will give you a full charge.

Ice uses the CC/Cv lipo charge routine - constant current is 1st part - lipo charges to max cell voltage of 4.2v/cell at constant current (CC). Then you'll see the voltage held constant at the max and the current will decrease as the lipo tops off. This is the constant voltage (CV) part of the charge and you'll see amps dropping to zero or near zero.
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Originally Posted by Duster_360 View Post
OK, here's the setup you need -on 1st line, 1st position, select lipo, move over to 2nd position select 14.8v, move to 3rd position on 1st line and select 2200mah. This sets the charger to a 4s lipo with 2200mah and will charge the lipo at a rate of 2.2amps.

The 'dchg volt' should be set to 3volts. This tells charger not to try charging if the voltage is below 3v/cell or in this case - 3 x 4 = 12v.
The only other setting is the last line where it is the 'max chg capa' - make sure thats set to 100%. This will give you a full charge.

Ice uses the CC/Cv lipo charge routine - constant current is 1st part - lipo charges to max cell voltage of 4.2v/cell at constant current (CC). Then you'll see the voltage held constant at the max and the current will decrease as the lipo tops off. This is the constant voltage (CV) part of the charge and you'll see amps dropping to zero or near zero.
Thank you so much I'm going to print this out and put it in my pit bag to use if I ever need to. Thanks again for helping put this lipo newb
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Ok guys please let me know the settings for a lipo battery 15c 14.8v 2100 mah ? Thanks again
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On 1st line, 1st position, select lipo, move over to 2nd position select 14.8v, move to 3rd position on 1st line and select 1500mah. This sets the charger to a 4s lipo with 1500mah and will charge the lipo at a rate of 1.5amps.

Ice can store these "battery charge profiles" and you can just recell them instead of entering everything every time. Its in the manual.
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Originally Posted by Duster_360 View Post
On 1st line, 1st position, select lipo, move over to 2nd position select 14.8v, move to 3rd position on 1st line and select 1500mah. This sets the charger to a 4s lipo with 1500mah and will charge the lipo at a rate of 1.5amps.

Ice can store these "battery charge profiles" and you can just recell them instead of entering everything every time. Its in the manual.
Yea I make a profile for each of my batteries but I only run humps for the rx and lipos for my starter box so that's why I dumb when it comes to electric and come here to ask the experts instead of burning down my house ! Thanks Duster for all your info and I do use it as I set my settings to what you say and everything is perfect ! Thanks again
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One more thing ! You say 1500 mah but its a 2100 mah does that matter ? Its also for my starter box for my buggy if that helps ? Thanks
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One more thing ! You say 1500 mah but its a 2100 mah does that matter ? Its also for my starter box for my buggy if that helps ? Thanks
Sorry, my bad - yes it does matter - def select 2100mah - that will set the charge rate to 2.1amps like it should be.
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Sorry, my bad - yes it does matter - def select 2100mah - that will set the charge rate to 2.1amps like it should be.
Ok ill put the settings to 2100 thanks for all you help
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