Lithium Polymer batteries are significantly more volatile than the alkaline, Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries used in RC applications. All instructions and warnings must be followed exactly. Mishandling of Li-Po batteries can result in fire. To help ensure a safe charge every time, you MUST read the following safety instructions and warnings before handling, charging or using a Li-Po battery pack. You must charge Li-Po battery packs in a safe area away from flammable materials. Do not charge the battery when installed in a model or device. Never charge the battery unattended. When charging the battery you should always remain in constant observation to monitor the charging process and react to potential problems that may occur. After use, the battery must be cooled to ambient temperature before charging. Failure to do so may result in a fire causing personal injury and/or property damage. You MUST use a Li-Po Balance Charger ONLY. DO NOT use a Ni-Cd or Ni-MH charger. If at any time during the charge or discharge process the battery begins to balloon or swell, discontinue charging or discharging immediately. Quickly and safely disconnect the battery, then place it in a safe, open area away from flammable materials to observe it for at least 15 minutes. Continuing to charge or discharge a battery that has begun to balloon or swell can result in a fire. A battery that has ballooned or swollen even a small amount must be removed from service completely. In the event of a crash, you must quickly and safely disconnect and remove the battery from the model, then place it in a safe, open area away from flammable materials to observe it for at least 15 minutes. Store the battery at room temperature for best results. Do not over-discharge the battery. Discharging the battery too low can cause damage to the pack resulting in reduced performance and duration.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the handling, charging and/or use of Li-Po battery packs, please contact Antics for further information.
Etronix PowerPal DC Balance Charger-Discharger & Cycler ET0205
Etronix adds a new DC Power Pal to their line up. Small and compact this 12v DC
features, microprocessor controlled high performance charger/discharger/cycler for
NiCd/NiMH/Lithium/Pb batteries with an integrated cell voltage balancer.
Input 12v DC, temperature sensor option and integrated Lithium battery balancer. Charge
current up to 5A, discharge current up to 1A, 1 to 6 series of Lilo/LiPo/LiFe, 1 to 15
cells of NiCd/NiMH, 2 to 20v of Lead-acid (Pb).
Multi Charger and Discharger
Features: Battery Type: 1-6 Li-Po, Li-Ion, Li-Fe, 1-15 NiCd/NiMH, 1-6 Lead-Acid Charge Rate: 0.1A-5.0A (Max 50W) Discharge Rate: 0.1A-1A (Max 5W) Cycle: Charge/Discharge 1-5 Cycles(charge>discharge, discharge>charge) Balancer: Built-in individual voltage balancer for Lithium batteries 300mAh/cell current drain Fast/Storage Mode Charge Lithium batteries for special purposes. ?Fast? reduces Charge time, while ?Storage? controls final voltage for long time storage Charge Safety: Delta Peak Sensitivity voltage detection (NiCd/NiMH), Auto-Charge current limit useful for small capacity NiMH, Capacity limit charge, Temp limit charge (option), Time limit charge. Battery Data 5 model memory.
Also Included: Charge leads for Receiver batteries Charge leads for Receiver batteries JST plug Glow stick Deans connector Crocodile Universal clip JST XH Balance Board
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