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Old 12-24-2011, 10:54 PM
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I have a question with my hitec ultima X2 charger for those who dont know this charger can charge two batteries at once, i just started running electric 1/8 scale and i went to charge my two 4s pack started one and was fine and then the other and about 30 seconds after starting the other the charger said volt error. Im using a LRP 14 amp power supply and i was only charging at 6amp each pack. Now the charger will let me charge a 4s pack and a 2s no problem just not two 4s packs. My 4s packs are two 2s pack wired in a series making them 4s and to avoid the normal questions i set the charger up correct choosing 4s, the packs are 6000 65c wired in series and am charging at 6amp with mAh cutoff at 6000mAh. My question is why will this charger not let me charge my two 4s pack at the same time but will let me do one 4s and one 2s at the same time.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:25 PM
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Can you borrow another power supply to try? Charging 2 4S lipos maybe pushing your supply. I can't find voltage specs on the supply, but if its 13.8v, its good for 193watts. Two 4S lipos at 6a will need 178-202watts depending on the lipos exact voltage. If a diff PS doesn't make any diff, its would look like a charger prob since even with 2 4S lipos at 6a, you're no where near the power or charge rate limits for a port.

The mah cutoff is safety setting intended for NiMh - it should be off for lipo - lipo terminates on voltage, but this is not causing problem you're having. If you are going to use this setting for lipo, set it 10-15% higher than label capacity.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:46 PM
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Did you try to charge both at 5amps? If that works it might be not enough power from the ps.
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