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Old 03-28-2014, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong View Post
Found the link to the standalone discharger:

http://www.racersmeasurementsystems....r-Dumper-W.htm



To date, I have yet to find any reviews on it.

$199 ouch


you can also make an old school bulb discharger Matt.
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Matt. I have heard of people using this to discharge. they come in different watt ratings.

I got the info from here
http://www.helifreak.com/archive/ind.../t-475511.html


500watt 2ohm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-500W-2-Ohm...3D310579823852


200 watt 2ohm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/390366399443?lpid=82
Do you own an icharger? Have you used an icharger? Have you personally done what they are talking about doing?

My guess is no to all three.
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Randy, feel free to come talk crap to me in person when I am at w3. I was posting info I found for Matt. Please troll me IRL, I welcome it. And yeah, I have had a few chargers and done regen charging. I have been looking into resistive regen for a while. The simplest method for a 20amp load is to use discharge one battery while charging the other on the other channel. Not everyone wants to have a mule pack to use for the work. But again, I welcome you to come say hi to me in person, and stop being a keyboard hero
I will and there was no crap being talked ( this time ) ...
If somebody is asking for help with something that has the possibility to go wrong like a fire starting and a house getting burned down if not done correctly needs tips from somebody that has experience with the task. If you give advice or a tip on how to do something you have never actually done yourself and it results in somebody's house catching on fire are you going to be responsible for the tragedy?
Telling somebody what tires to go buy and them wasting $20 because they didnt work as stated is a lot different than something that could end bad if not done correctly.
Think about it for a minute

And yes, I did have a lipo fire ( in an open area while trying things ) as a result of messing with this to see what can and cant be done
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Here's a resource for iChargers:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1801512
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$199 ouch
It's really no more than an Orion R10 or Tekin RSX, if you think about it.
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Ok so this has been bugging me...not that it really matters but why the heck didn't they call it the 408 Duo? I understand the 308 not being called 3010 as it is in a different case...but they have a 306 and this 406 isn't like that it is like the 308, so why not call it 408?
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Ok so this has been bugging me...not that it really matters but why the heck didn't they call it the 408 Duo? I understand the 308 not being called 3010 as it is in a different case...but they have a 306 and this 406 isn't like that it is like the 308, so why not call it 408?
ask junsi on the rcgroups thread.
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Ok so this has been bugging me...not that it really matters but why the heck didn't they call it the 408 Duo? I understand the 308 not being called 3010 as it is in a different case...but they have a 306 and this 406 isn't like that it is like the 308, so why not call it 408?
It's a 406 Duo because it only does 6 series lithium cells. The last digit(s) in an iCharger name is always the number of lithium cells in series the charger can do. The first digits are the amp capability.
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It's a 406 Duo because it only does 6 series lithium cells. The last digit(s) in an iCharger name is always the number of lithium cells in series the charger can do. The first digits are the amp capability.
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OK a little confused, This charger is actually only capable of discharging at 10 amps?

Can someone explain why there is talk on this thread about using a separate discharge device. Why would you do that if the charger can do this?
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It's a 406 Duo because it only does 6 series lithium cells. The last digit(s) in an iCharger name is always the number of lithium cells in series the charger can do. The first digits are the amp capability.
Ok so the 308 can actually do more cells but at a lower amperage...correct? Not that I would ever need to do 8 cells in series...or charge at 40A (maybe parallel charging?).

Good tidbit, thanks for the education.
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Ok so the 308 can actually do more cells but at a lower amperage...correct? Not that I would ever need to do 8 cells in series...or charge at 40A (maybe parallel charging?).

Good tidbit, thanks for the education.
Correct. The higher cells are mostly used for airplanes & helis, thus the different models.
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OK a little confused, This charger is actually only capable of discharging at 10 amps?

Can someone explain why there is talk on this thread about using a separate discharge device. Why would you do that if the charger can do this?
Depends on the pack voltage, but for a 2S pack 10 amps is about right using only the charger. It can go higher if using regenerative or expanding discharging, or I believe using both ports to discharge one pack while charging another.

A separate discharge device makes things a little simpler in the pits, no need to set up a regen or expanding deal or use a dummy pack. Or switch the charger setup back and forth between modes.
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