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It's possibly the knockoff charger because most of them have inferior components. I have a real B6 (verified via sticker on their website) and it charges anything I have thrown at it. You can get a real B6 cheaply enough (I did anyway) that it doesn't make sense to buy a knockoff. You're probably only talking a $15 to $20 difference, I mean, why bother? The other possibility is that It has something to do with your PS to the B6. If the PS can't handle the amps/volts asked of it, the unit will shut down. 4 amps for a 7.2 volt battery is something like 32 watts! My little 17 watt PS I use couldn't handle that either.
The chargers that come with copters are not really smart chargers. A smart charger will decrease the amps when the battery gets closer to being fully charged so it doesn't overshoot the upper voltage limit. I wouldn't mess with charging it inside the copter. if you plan on getting something else in the future I'd just buy a hobby charger like a real B6 (not a knockoff). With one of those and a pigtail, you can charge more than one battery at once and who wants to charge these batteries one at a time?
Why don't you just run it down a little with whatever uses it? Frankly my situation is different because I'm not using batteries as expensive as those but I don't even bother running mine down. I figure since they are off charge, the voltage is going to start dropping down off peak anyway.
Wow, that's a nice little instruction guide for generalized electronics/charging.What I'd like to do is take some solar cells I have laying around and build a small charger incorporating a battery bank (or buy a premade bank and incorporate that) that way you could charge anytime. Thanks!
sorry, i was referring to the talking jemmy board.
Cool, I was considering the manufactured Jem board on the other forum (as you are aware). However, it could potentially be more advantageous to use a board like this that responds to tones more predictively (especially if I can adjust it to respond to low tones on my keys). I already have a talking skull I built that moves to the audio but it can be a little touchy to adjust. I do a lot of latex work to these props and since I enjoy it I'll be pumping out a lot. Too many to buy a lot of Jem boards.
Not for nothing, but I don't think the listed person at SimpleCircuits supplies this board anymore. I attempted to contact them and their email no longer works. Can you build this circuit ok using one of those simple plastic bread boards?
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