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LiFePO4 Battery Charger


#1

My Hobby King charger which I’ve been using to charge and maintain my Zippy Flightmax 4.2 Ah 4 cell LiFePO4 batteries has decided to stop working (reboots itself after 20 secs of charging) it’s just over 3 years old and not really seen an awful lot of use.

Goggling I’ve come across an Optimate TM470 LiFePO4 charger, since I’ve had a Optimate intelligent charger for my SLAB for my Goto Telescope for about 10 years I have a lot more confidence in Optimate than Hobby King.

Any one using one of these or any thoughts on it

Steve
G6UYG


#2

Sorry should have also said charging time is not important, quality and reliability more important.

Steve
G6UYG


#3

Which Hobby King charger is giving you the problem?


#4

Hi Steve,
I have been using TURNIGY accucell 6 for charging ZIPPY batteries for past 12 months with no problems at all.

Regards… Tony - G7OEM


#5

I’ve had a Optimate intelligent charger for my SLAB for my Goto Telescope for about 10 years

Generally, you can use an SLAB charger for LiFePo batteries. Mind the end-of-charge voltage and the maximum current.

Ahoi
Pom


#6

Existing Faulty Charger is HobbyKing Eco Touch

Steve
G6UYG


#7

I’ve used that charger for three years with Zippy batteries…no issues!

73, Brad
WA6MM


#8

Yes, I’d also recommend a Turnigy Accucell 6 charger.


#9

Thanks for the replies, 3 votes for the Turnigy Accucell 6 so will have a look at that, on Amazon see a 50W and 80W version, which one do you guys have ?

73’s
Steve
G6UYG


#10

I have the 50W version.


#11

Same here ----50W model.
73, Brad
WA6MM


#12

+1 50Watt. ( Cannibalised an old laptop PSU to get the 12v input ) No problems.


#13

HI Steve,

My Turnigy accucell 6 is 80Watt 10amp version

Tony - G7OEM


#14

I’ve been using the BC-6 for about 15years for Electric Airplanes, now for Drones and my homebrew 4S1P A123 packs… mine is the AC and DC input version… it hasn’t missed a beat… ever…

Richard // N2GBR


#15

Another vote for Accucell. I’ve had mine for a few years now. No issues.

Roland K7FOP