I imagine I’d find a 13 prong plug for all the balance wires of my 12s pack and have 12 of these in a box all connecting to another 13 prong plug. why wouldnt I want to do this? seems a simple cheap and safe balance charger.
if he has any advice I’m interested how he hooks up the power source. I imagine a phone charger wouldn’t put out the amps needed. @Acido I think I’ll have to get a high amp and low voltage power supply too. a fuckton of these is cheaper than a 12s balance charger …as it’s not even available
do I want a supply that puts out more than all the little modules all added together, or do I want the modules to be able to put out more than the supply? I’m guessing I want a higher power supply than the modules.
i purchased a bunch of tp4056’s for cheap from china(ebay). I have all these old phone batteries that are 3.7v 2000mah plus so i wired them to a bunch a stuff (flash lights/remotes/rc remotes/bluetooth speakers/etc) and use the tp4056 to charge them. In my experience, i feel like they charge at 1 amp which isn’t great but serves my purposes. I made a 4 battery 18650 sled that was wired to one of these but it took a while to charge 4 Sammy 25r’s for obvious reasons.
they make higher amp versions. be a nice single plug solution if I could get it up to maybe …8 amps I’d be happy. don’t see any 8amp single lipo chargers out there though. 5 or even 4 amps I’d do it. hard to come back from blasting a pack with 9amps
I use a 50v adjustable power supply now and I’ll balance on the side with a “discharge balancer” and it works but would like a single plug option where everything is external from the board.
I got an 8amp 50v for 60$ with a led screen and knob. I have a couple different ones but that was the cheapest.
how about 12 of these?
paired with a 5 v supply that does…(12x3 amps)…36 amps?
but I need to be reminded: how come I wont end up with a bunch of shorts if I hook 12 of these to a power supply and then to all my cells that are already in series?