I’m about to take the plunge and try out LiPo technology.
I think I’ve pretty much chosen the battery I will buy, but can anybody recommend a charger?
I have seen lots of chargers ranging from £few to £many, can the cheapo Eastern imports be trusted or is it better to pay more cash for a better ‘name’. I understand that even ‘named’ products can be inferior copies of the originals, so how can I be sure of quality?
I’m a little worried about the risks involved with LiPo’s, so I think it is best to get good quality gear in the first place to minimise these risks.
I don’t have a quality 12V supply at my QTH, so I’d have to factor in either getting a charger that can run from the mains supply or to also purchase a separate 12V supply. I have an old CB 5A pk supply, but I’m not sure that I trust it!
The battery I will probably buy has the following specs: 2200mAh, 3S, 11.1v, 25C, 1C charge rate. (I want to use the battery to run my FT817 and MTR transceivers.Only QRP)
Thanks for any help,