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05-01-2006, 10:57 AM
Love the emaxx. nearly keeps up with my revo!
How do I charge more than one batt at a time?
I have fast charger, but can you hook up multiple batts to them?
05-01-2006, 12:50 PM
Most "fast" charges are merely a timed charger and are not recommended for use in electric cars. None that I know of that of this type can charge multiple packs at once. Use a peak charger.
Some peak chargers have the ability to charge two packs at once. You can use the Dynamite Twin Peak. You can use the DuraTrax Intellipeak Twin Pulse. You can use the MRC Superbrain 977... There are several you can use.
05-01-2006, 04:56 PM
Or buy two low price single chargers like a MRC 959.
05-01-2006, 05:18 PM
If you buy a Triton you can charge 3 at once...
05-01-2006, 06:03 PM
not very fast though..
05-01-2006, 07:23 PM
5 amps isnt it?
05-01-2006, 07:28 PM
with a 90watt max, so for 18 cells it would be under 4amps
05-01-2006, 08:01 PM
well, two at a time then, I think it can do 5 amps...
05-02-2006, 12:26 PM
Multiple lipo can be charged in parallel. Multiple lipo and nickle can be charged in series. Precautions need to be taken for either set-up.
05-02-2006, 09:12 PM
Ok, so the Triton can charge up to 24 cells. So how do you connect the multiple batteries to the charger? A custom made wire harness or can you buy one for it?
05-02-2006, 09:52 PM
You make an adapter.
Just take the positive and wire to positive of one connector, then wire the negative of that connector to the positive of another connector. Then the negative of the second connector to the positive of a third connector, and then the negative of the third connector back to the charger.
Now, be aware that if you make an adapter for 4, it can do only 6 cell packs. If you choose to go 7 cell packs, you can charge only 3 at a time, as having 4, 7 cell packs will exceed the rated limit.
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