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Old 01-14-2011, 05:09 PM
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HAS ANYBODY SEEN HOW MUCH TOWERHOBBIES.COM HAS THIS CHARGER FOR? IT GOES DOWN IN PRICE EVERY DAY.IT WAS 124.99 NOW IT ONLY 92.95 THAT IS A AWESOME PRICE I THINK.DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHY THEY ARE LOWERING THE PRICE SO MUCH?
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:22 PM
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Not really, but suspect they just have more inventory than they want, so they're reducing the price to move them. When I bought mine last year, it was on sale them too, maybe not quite this low, but way down from normal price.


In a world dominated buy lipos and balancing chargers, this is not a popular choice especially given the normal price. I bought one cause my Ice took a dump and I needed a good cycling NiMh charger.
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Not really, but suspect they just have more inventory than they want, so they're reducing the price to move them. When I bought mine last year, it was on sale them too, maybe not quite this low, but way down from normal price.


In a world dominated buy lipos and balancing chargers, this is not a popular choice especially given the normal price. I bought one cause my Ice took a dump and I needed a good cycling NiMh charger.
do you like the charger?had any trouble out of it?is it worth the price cause i see that it is at 90.25 this morning?please let me know pro and cons of this charger. i will be charging the gensace 5000mah and turnigy 5200mah batteries with it
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I've had no probs with mine, but if I was interested in a charger for only lipos only, this one wouldn't be my choice. I'd want a balancing charger, the TC1030 does not have a builtin balancer which makes lipo balance charging more complicated with the extra separate balancer and the assoicated wiring. You would still need a balancer to go with this and the power supply fo run the charger.


I use mine for NiMh and have other balancing type chargers I use for lipos.
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Hey guys could anyone share their settings for this charger for a 1s LiPo battery. I just got one and im trying to charge my LiPo and before I start I wanna make sure im doing this right. Also, the setting that's called discharge voltage, is that how low the charger will drop the voltage per cell? For LiPo, should I leave this set at 3.4v? Lastly, the fully charged voltage per LiPo cell is suppose to be 4.2v? My battery only reaches around 3.89 to 3.90 before the charger stops charging. Is that normal?
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Originally Posted by M3Roc View Post
Hey guys could anyone share their settings for this charger for a 1s LiPo battery. I just got one and im trying to charge my LiPo and before I start I wanna make sure im doing this right. Also, the setting that's called discharge voltage, is that how low the charger will drop the voltage per cell? For LiPo, should I leave this set at 3.4v?
On a discharge, correct, that is where it will stop. 3.4V is probably good if you feel the need to discharge, not much energy left after that on the relatively moderate rate of discharge available on a charger.

Tip, if you have a charged pack that needs stored, turn it up to 3.7V, after a discharge the battery will rebound a little to a good storage voltage, ~3.8-3.85V.

Lastly, the fully charged voltage per LiPo cell is suppose to be 4.2v? My battery only reaches around 3.89 to 3.90 before the charger stops charging. Is that normal?
Yes, 4.2V per cell is full charge. This charger is sensitive to charge leads. Be sure the leads aren't excessively long and are making good connections on each end. Even so that seems quite low. Do you have a meter to double check with?
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Yeah, I used a meter to check them with after the charger quit charging early. Yesterday at the track it seemed to be charging ok but I wasn't sure if that was normal of not.
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