Metallover wrote: The charger is rated for 250w output and has a built in balancer. There is a charger link feature; if you have two identical chargers you can charge 12s packs at 500w. The biggest downside of one charger is the 6s max lipo capability.
Metallover wrote:ATM I have a towel I wrap around them and I duct tape that to secure it.
The way I mounted the batteries,, It takes some work to make a nice enclosure. If I plan to leave the bike locked up in public, I'll really need something pedestrian-proof. I am working on a better enclosure, ideas welcome. The one I have right now, I don't think it'll work out because I dont have access to a welder.
Metallover wrote:This feature is specific to hyperion chargers. You might be able to hook other chargers together, but I don't know anything about that.
This is what I am talking about. The chargers hook together with a little cable that just sends data.
emergence wrote:I take it if you want to have a single plug solution for charging then you need to make up a series to parallel adapter like AussieJester, disconnect (or use a switch) the pack from your speed controller including the series connections, then plug the parallel connector into the charging rig.
emergence wrote:This is a great thread for us Lipo newbies. Please keep posting!
Also re charging I'm still pretty confused about the whole process. I take it if you want to have a single plug solution for charging then you need to make up a series to parallel adapter like AussieJester, disconnect (or use a switch) the pack from your speed controller including the series connections, then plug the parallel connector into the charging rig.
Depends on your setup entirely. If you're running up to 14S ( ~52v nominal ), a hyperion 1420 will allow you to charge everything in series.. or even better, balance charge it all..
amberwolf wrote: You can use a setup like Method's HVC/LVC built into your pack
Farfle wrote:Heres my battery setup, 24s3p of turnigy nano-tech 50c packs. First wrapped in fiberglass tape to prevent expansion, then a layer of aluminum is added to the top and bottom, then the whole thing is wrapped in gorilla tape. it measures exactly 4"x12"x6" .Everything battery side is wired with triple paralleled 10 awg, and everything motor side is single 6awg. Its all charged with a ggoodrum/fechter "lite" BMS mated to a pair of 48v meanwells.
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