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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:10 am 
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John,

Would you be able to chuck a link/picture up to the RC charger you have. I have the same ebay light as you've just ordered, and I'd like a proper charger rather than the flimsy thing that comes with it

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BobCatMax wrote:
John,

Would you be able to chuck a link/picture up to the RC charger you have. I have the same ebay light as you've just ordered, and I'd like a proper charger rather than the flimsy thing that comes with it

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Bob,

I have the turnigy accucel 6 > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Turnigy-RC-Ca ... 1027135949 . Apparently it should charge these LiIons ok, obv not tried it yet. You need a PSU for it, also might get it cheaper from HK.


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ta very much for that.

Would you mind letting us know if it does work?


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BobCatMax wrote:
John,

Would you be able to chuck a link/picture up to the RC charger you have. I have the same ebay light as you've just ordered, and I'd like a proper charger rather than the flimsy thing that comes with it

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Oddly on the inside it's a standard electronic transformer, that's why they are flimsy. It's a modified USB charging circuit board with neat soldering and well finished. Quite surprised really. The code leads to Singapore Batteries.

Which seems a sensible idea given the current and voltage on USB chargers are for Li-On batteries (rapid charge at 1A)

I had written the details of it, but as I was typing We had a 2 hour power cut in the area... shush, don't tell them I plugged this PSU in ;)

AS for the battery setup, it doesn't look waterproof and I've not pulled the covers off.


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thanks for the details Fluffy,

so you think it's an ok charger?


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I'm really impressed with the light from LGF's suggestion, but how/what should be done for waterproofing these? I considered sealing the battery in a balloon/johnny but do I need be concerned about gas/heat buildup? And what about the charging connector?


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gavinda wrote:
I'm really impressed with the light from LGF's suggestion, but how/what should be done for waterproofing these? I considered sealing the battery in a balloon/johnny but do I need be concerned about gas/heat buildup? And what about the charging connector?


I think both the lights with the rusted batteries on the other thread had been waterproofed by the owners so not sure thats a good idea.


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i've not seen those. i'm confident i could seal them sufficiently, but was more concerned about gas buildup or is that an old battery issue?


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It may be caused by outgassing so sealing might not be a good idea. I don't actually know though!!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... &start=555


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ah, i see what you mean.. maybe ill just get a waterproof 'tribag' and chuck the pack in there instead.


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