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Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by betty, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. betty

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    Posted by betty, Dec 29, 2017 #1
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  2. Av8Chuck

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    Posted by Av8Chuck, Dec 30, 2017 #2
    Not sure what it is?
     
  3. DroneTalk

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    Posted by DroneTalk, Dec 30, 2017 #3
    Most good chargers already have protections built in.
     
  4. jamesb72

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    Posted by jamesb72, Dec 31, 2017 #4
    I think the idea is this is secondary protection. Its fairly common to set wrong cell type or count on charger which this should detect and cutoff before you over voltage the pack which can cause swelling/pack damage or potentially fire. Also if charger has a fault and continues to charge (again this is not unheard of) this should cut off when over voltage.

    If you want a belt and braces option this might be of interest even if your charger does this checking (some don't - you can plug a 4S balance tap in and set cell count to 5 and charger will start and charge to higher level, as its only using tap for balancing not monitoring).

    More details here and a list of what its checking: https://www.genstattu.com/gens-ace-...hut-off-safety-charger-adapter-connector.html

    I use cellpro chargers which do a lot of monitoring on balance tap (and only use tap for charging up to 4A), so theoretically it is already checking no cell goes over voltage, and pack adds up to correct voltage, but if the software/firmware hung/failed this might not always work.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017
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