Forgot to add, my accucel 8s 'semi-died' on the weekend.
I say semi-died because it won't seem to balance charge, and is overheating even on 0.2 amps of bulk charge. I had to rig up a second fan to bulk charge and set the temperature alert to max 80 degrees. The thing stinks like burnt plastic so I am charging in the middle of a very large concrete floor with a long lead and a good safety switch. Don't want to spend my last moments getting fried on the concrete. I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not waving and screaming like the people who were in the back seat of his car....
Awhile ago I switched on my charger and a family of earwigs came piling out of the fan hole on my accucel, perhaps a few didnt make it out...
But the weird bit is that when I switch the PSU off, it is allowing power to pass from a still connected battery to the input side of the charger where the fans are, and the fans keep going.
Anyways, i ordered the hobbyking no-name equivalent that is about ten bucks cheaper and it should arrive this week. It seems to come with an 8s balance cable extension, which is good. Because when you put two cells into the old battery case it gets hard to get the balance cables to stick out far enough to hook up. We will see I suppose.
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