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You are the man! Thank you very much for all this info. Will let you know if I ever get around to it, it just needs to bug me enough first :)
The fuse thing fixed the issue! Thank you!! Charged two batt's last night. Both drained to the same level. One with the stock charger, one with the multi charger. The Multi took about 1/2 an hour less than the stock so that was nice (plus I could do multi at the speed so yay!). One Thing that would be cool would be to add a way to charge the controller as well. Just out of convenience, not having to carry an extra charger etc. Would be cool. Thanks again for everything!!
Thanks for the tip about the fuse! Ordered some more, should hopefully fix the issue. Continuity seemed fine. Battery thing makes complete sense, I tried with batteries that were completely drained and I was able to pull more. I noticed it drops constantly though like between 5.3 - 4.6 on the first light, 4.6 - 3.8 ish on the second etc.. so I'm wondering if eventually it just stays hits some number and stays there. Will keep an eye on it this morning. Good luck with the LLC and thanks for all the help! (incl the video :) )
Thank you for the reply! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I finally opened it up and rechecked everything. I'm a total newbie with the multimeter, and I believe I had used the wrong setting. In the process of trying to set it to 5.9 amps, I've come across two problems. Problem one, I accidentally blew one of the yeecos :( hehe. Problem 2, I was hoping you might know based on the guide - I've attached a pic of my multimeter. I think I am using the right setting now to measure the 5.9, but for some reason I can't go higher than about 4.3 no matter how much I turn the knob. I know you mentioned it briefly, but is there a reason for this? Is it just the multimeter or am I missing something? I'd feel a lot better if I saw the 5.9 :) Thanks in advance!
Hey Grant. Thank you very much for putting this together!! Much appreciated. I went ahead and made it myself based on your designs and steps. I had some questions I was hoping you could help with, and then just some general feedback.Question: How long should it take to charge all 5 batteries? I had some issues getting the brushless fan (finally arrived today), but I remembered I had two 12V computer fans that I didn't need. It seems to be charging pretty slow, so I detached them to see if it would make a difference, but it still seems kinda slow. Would the two fans connected at the same time make any difference to overall charging? I'm assuming charging 1 battery vs 5 would take the same amount of time based on this design?I noticed if I unplug the power, the batteries stay on, I have to manually power them off. Any way around that?General feedback: Guide was pretty easy to follow so thank you! the only thing I had the most trouble with was the 3D printing. I used a third party service which may be the issue, also I don't know enough about the STL file etc, but the screw posts for the power bar seemed too far apart (see attached pic), and the tips for the wires were crazy tight, I ended up doing some crazy stuff to use them (the tips were probably printing issues, but the posts?).Thanks again!
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