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Offline Bad Raven

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3210 on: January 01, 2019, 16:04:13 »
.. And another parcel containing the 3x 2S 450mAh batteries from BangGood that I'd assumed had been lost in the post because the tracking on them had stopped over 20 days back while still in Hong Kong......  What would you have thought?

Honestly?  I'd have known from many previous times that LiPo take ages and ages and aaaaggggggeeeeessss to come from Banggood, far longer than other stuff from them, as do (weirdly) micro SD cards.  Their tracking is not worth anything, proven so many times to be rubbish that I totally ignore it.

You might form the opinion that they wait till they have a BIG sack of stuff, then bury the LiPo in the bottom so as to evade anyone noticing. I could not possibly comment.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3211 on: January 08, 2019, 13:57:45 »
Six adjustable voltage regulators ,  Amazon really went O.T.T.
on the packaging.....

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3212 on: January 08, 2019, 23:10:07 »
Today I received the Balance plug crimp set I've wanting for ages (And no one thought to get me for Christmas..... It's like my friends don't even know me !!!!  :angry:) and a cheap little Eachine 6x 1S "Tiny whoop" battery charger.

The crimper seems pretty good, And it comes with a shed load of the plugs, Sockets and pins, So it should keep me going for a while. The charger on the other hand is slightly concerning. I plugged it into a 12V supply and the display was scrolling through the channels saying stuff like "CH1 4.19V, CH2 3.80v, CH3 3.96v......". That would have been OK, Except I hadn't connected any batteries to it at that point !?!?!

With cells plugged in it seems to be reading roughly the storage charge they should have in them, But it's a bit strange it seems to be making info up if there's no cells attached.  :hmm:
I need a pay rise........ Though I'd settle for a reduction in the amount of hours I need to work to get the same money.

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Re: What did the postman bring today?
« Reply #3213 on: January 09, 2019, 05:24:44 »
The charger on the other hand is slightly concerning. I plugged it into a 12V supply and the display was scrolling through the channels saying stuff like "CH1 4.19V, CH2 3.80v, CH3 3.96v......". That would have been OK, Except I hadn't connected any batteries to it at that point !?!?!

With cells plugged in it seems to be reading roughly the storage charge they should have in them, But it's a bit strange it seems to be making info up if there's no cells attached.  :hmm:

Yes, they do that, it holds the last result or just comes up random, corrects as soon as a battery on that port.

If we are talking the unit that has switches to go between 4.35v and 4.20v take very careful note of the differing flash rates for each type.  I also used liquid paper on the switches to show their state better.

AND.................. try this.  With power on, insert 6x4.20 std batteries needing charge and charge, then measure their voltage.  Then on same batteries and a second time on another 6 more with power OFF connect the batteries, and THEN connect the power. Then measure the results.

You may find the results interesting (and useful).

I started out using a 4S LiPo supply but there is no cut off for under voltage check/warning/shutdown on supply XT60 input, so am now using a PSU from the "Black Pearl" screen which pairs with it really well.