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Old 04-04-2016, 05:28 PM
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Yep. My channel 2 will no longer balance so it sits there indefinitely, not finishing the charge cycle. Mine was about 18 months old. I've since replaced it. Doesn't make me feel like it was a worthwhile investment. $250 for something that just sits on a bench to not even make it 2 years.
Did you try to get it serviced? or anything I'm curious if anyone can fix it. I don't mind paying 50-60 bucks for somebody to fix it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:03 AM
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Last I read, you have to send it to Junsi (Asia) for servicing. Progressive RC services them supposedly if you bought it there. Either way, I'm not putting anymore money into it. I've actually had 2 iChargers and neither one of them was reliable for any length of time. I'm sure I'm the exception with the reliability issues, but I'm done with their stuff. Moved on to Hitec who is at least in the US.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:53 AM
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Did you try to get it serviced? or anything I'm curious if anyone can fix it. I don't mind paying 50-60 bucks for somebody to fix it.
Luckily mine did this under warranty, and so I got it replaced at no charge. But, from what I understand repair isn't really an option.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:26 AM
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From what I've read else where, Progressive won't repair it unless you bought it directly from them. So if you bought it somewhere else, you're out of luck unless some electronics genius can do it for you.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:27 AM
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From what I've read else where, Progressive won't repair it unless you bought it directly from them. So if you bought it somewhere else, you're out of luck unless some electronics genius can do it for you.
you need to buy it from an authorized seller. That being said, I would at least contact PRC and see what they say.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
you need to buy it from an authorized seller. That being said, I would at least contact PRC and see what they say.
Got mine from AMain. I've already replaced it now. I keep it around to charge my kid's NiMH for his EMaxx but no more LiPo duty for it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:57 PM
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HI guys. The lipo batt manufacturer for my battery recommends ....."in order to maximize performance, discharge this pack from a storage level (3.8 volts per cell) at 25-30 amps down to 3.4 volts per cell. Then immediately recharge it at 2C until fully charged. This lowers the IR of the pack and gives it more punch.

Now... how do I do that with my 308duo? I know how to put the pack in storage...how do I discharge it at 25-30 amps? The pack is a 2s 4600Mah 90c.
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Old 05-25-2016, 06:05 PM
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You need a discharge resistor to get anything more than about 10A. PM me and I can direct you where to get one.

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HI guys. The lipo batt manufacturer for my battery recommends ....."in order to maximize performance, discharge this pack from a storage level (3.8 volts per cell) at 25-30 amps down to 3.4 volts per cell. Then immediately recharge it at 2C until fully charged. This lowers the IR of the pack and gives it more punch.

Now... how do I do that with my 308duo? I know how to put the pack in storage...how do I discharge it at 25-30 amps? The pack is a 2s 4600Mah 90c.
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Originally Posted by dr_hfuhuhurr View Post
You need a discharge resistor to get anything more than about 10A. PM me and I can direct you where to get one.
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I read this entire thread and found a few questions about 1s charging with the balance leads but never a full answer. I understand how and where to plug into the charger but what do I do with the blue wire/plug? There is no port like a 2s battery, do I attach it to the pos wire/plug?
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Huh? why do you want to charge 1s packs through the balance port?
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by chris moore View Post
I read this entire thread and found a few questions about 1s charging with the balance leads but never a full answer. I understand how and where to plug into the charger but what do I do with the blue wire/plug? There is no port like a 2s battery, do I attach it to the pos wire/plug?
If it's 1S...there's nothing to balance bro.
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You can balance charge a 1s on the iCharger. You just need special cables like the Tuning Hause or the new Trinity charging cables. When you balance charge a 1s battery you can measure the internal resistance. It has a little connector on the charging lead that you plug in the balancer cable plug.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971 View Post
Huh? why do you want to charge 1s packs through the balance port?
If you read farther back in this thread it is noted that using the balance port/wires is the only way to get an accurate IR reading. It has nothing to do with balancing.

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If it's 1S...there's nothing to balance bro.
Yes I know, read my reply above.

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You can balance charge a 1s on the iCharger. You just need special cables like the Tuning Hause or the new Trinity charging cables. When you balance charge a 1s battery you can measure the internal resistance. It has a little connector on the charging lead that you plug in the balancer cable plug.
Thanks, I just purchased the Tuning Haus cables and wanted to be sure before I smoke a port.
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ah, ok. Yeah, I charged a 2s the other day without balance and you are correct, no IR. The tuning haus cable should fix you up.
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