it`s actually 159 for platinum members ) or you may also get it here for the same price but with free shipping of you are in USdogman wrote:2 6s in series would get you close to 48v. No problem except the usual one of having to make up plug systems for breaking them apart to charge 6s since 12s chargers aren't common. To get a 10 ah pack, you'd paralell connect two 6s packs to make a 10 ah 6s block, and then series connect those two to get bike voltage.
They need to make ebike packs, but the 10s packs are a start, providing a one pack 36v 4.5 ah battery. There is a 10s charger to go with it.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/stor ... ce/Charger
Good charger I suppose, but ouch! $190
I am also curious as to if this will work???maydaverave wrote:Anybody know if there is a small 5s charger that could charge these through the balance leads? If I understand correctly to charge through the power wires you have to have a 10s capable charger but it has two 5s balance leads.
I was thinking about something like this http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store/uh ... 240v_Inputicekreme1002 wrote:I am also curious as to if this will work???maydaverave wrote:Anybody know if there is a small 5s charger that could charge these through the balance leads? If I understand correctly to charge through the power wires you have to have a 10s capable charger but it has two 5s balance leads.
Not that It will suit everyone, but I wonder if you could charge a 5s pack through balance leads and charge plugs, and charge the 10s through some parallel balancing leads at the same time?
Of course balance leads wont take more than 5amp, recommended less, around 2 or 3ish.... But maybe this is an easy way to slow charge for those after 15s setups?
Not really willing to risk 100usd to check though... lol
Well there ya go.... Cheers Mike!mwkeefer wrote:You CANNOT PARALLEL CHARGE a 10S Zippy Pack!
the 3s balance tap charger I linked to is 11.95 and it plugs directly into an outlet with no need for a power supply. even if a 5s version was a bit more you would be looking at about $130.00 for a battery and chargers. Double that and you would have 37v 10ah for $260.00. A great budget setup or spare pack. Only problem is no 5s balance tap charger that I know of .mwkeefer wrote:You CANNOT PARALLEL CHARGE a 10S Zippy Pack!
They have 2 5S balance taps yes but hook them together in parallel and BOOOM, fizzle bye bye balance taps!
You could use (in theory) 2 chargers set to 5S each and hooked in series but you would also need 2 power supplies for them...
The easiest answer by far is get a 36-48v meanwell S-350 (so a -36 or -48)... tune it all the way down (should get around 41.5 on a 48v) for a 48v or up for a 36... Target voltage is 41.5v flat... 41 is ok, 42 is ok, 42.x is not ok!
Connect that supply to a paralleled (9AH) 10S pack and let er rip, for extra measure 2 battery medics (one for each 5S in series) will balance them independently and show you if any of them creep too high.
Total cost to charge:
1 x meanwell S-350-48 @ 31 + 15.00 s&h = $36.00 / 48 for EMS
2 x Any 6S balancer like the Battery Medics @ 25.00 ea = 50.00
Total: 86.00 for a 12-15A charge rate (the Zippy can handle up to 2C according to the website but I've charged them at 4C many, many times)..