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Chargers Icharger Duo 4010 Balance Issue

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Hungomez, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. Hungomez

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    Hi. Anyone has a balance problem with the icharger ?
    My won’t balance, is mean newer finish off the charge, or any other task witch have to be balanced. Doesn’t matter what kind of balance I setting up, newer ending the story.
    Here is a picture of the balance only after a charge. Just have look on the time. ( also all off my batteries been checked, no issues on my other charger. )
     

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    I think @Smoggie has one of these. But I believe they have a setting in them that regulates the current while balancing. One thing I notice is the cells are at 4.18 mostly with a couple at 4.19. Hopefully Steve can be of more help since I"m not familiar with the Duo.
     
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    Hi. Yes , almost perfectly balanced on changing as well, but never finish off. Usually less then 1/10v different on one cell.
     
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    Bear in mind that the display on the iCharger Duo is to three decimal places, so that's down to thousandths of a volt. You batteries in the display are actually generally within around 1/100th of a volt (a lot better than 1/10thV)

    But they shouldn't be taking an hour to balance. I'd suggest to leave them rest for an hour and do an IR (Internal Resistance) check. It's likely that a cell in the battery is suffering from increased IR which makes it hard for the charger to balance.
     
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    Batteries are fine. This is with the pictures a new packs. All my batteries have been tested, I have no higher ir as 4. Doesn’t matter what size, how many cells, is just don’t finish any of the tasks what ending with balance.
     
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    That’s strange. It could maybe be a fault with the balancing circuit in the charger. It’s not something I’ve experienced with my 4010 Duo. All I can suggest is contacting your dealer or Junsi technical support.
     
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    Ok. Thanks. I try to get some contact.
     
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    I was setting up my own 4010 Duo yesterday and came across a setting that would help with this problem. In the setup there is an option to finish balancing when current drops to a certain % of charge current. This option is disabled by default but I set it to 10% so as to make balancing quicker. Attached are the settings required to enable this feature

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    Ok. I have look later. Thanks for your help. :)
    This screen is somewhere in the charger setup?
     
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    Yes, the screens are in the setup menu where you configure your charge parameters. If you cant find it just say.
     
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    Check out the thread below and let me know. I just so happened to have the same issue that you are having for the first time. Very interesting to me and I think I may know why it is happening, but still testing.

    Chargers - Balance Charger Never Completing Charge
     
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