Updating Your LiHV Charger Software

Updating Your LiHV Charger Software
WARNING! The LiHV charging mode is only compatible with lithium batteries with a nominal voltage of
3.8V/cell. Charging “standard” lithium batteries (LiPo) with a nominal voltage of 3.7V/cell in LiHV mode
will overcharge the battery, resulting in damage to the battery, fire, or explosion.
1. Download and install the charger 1216-C2 Ver. 4.03 update program on your PC.
https://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/cars_and_trucks/shared/charger_update.zip
DOWNLOAD CHARGER UPDATE
2. Open the charger update program.
3. While the charger is powered off, plug a USB/mini-USB cable into the PC and into the charger’s left (#1
bank) PC Link port.
4. While pressing the STOP and ENTER buttons
simultaneously, power on the charger. When a
series of rectangles is displayed across the top line
of the LCD screen as shown at right, release the
STOP and ENTER buttons.
5. The update program will display the charger’s
current firmware version and the “some data was
sent” message, which confirms that the charger
has been recognized.
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6. Click “Update.” The progress bar will show the
update’s progress in green. DO NOT unplug the
mini-USB cable from the charger during the update
process.
7. The update is complete when the “Upgrade Complete” window appears and
the charger makes a single “beep.” The charger’s screen will return to
normal.
8. Click “OK”
9. Unplug the micro-USB cord from the left PC Link port.
10. Power off the charger.
11. Plug the micro-USB connector into the charger’s right (#2) PC link port, and follow steps #4-7 to update
the #2 bank.
Charger Update Notes
The 1216-C2 4.03 LiHV update makes is possible to charge and discharge LiHV (lithium high voltage)
batteries with a nominal voltage of 3.8V per cell. In addition, you are able to select the charge rate, number
of cells, and terminal voltage.
To determine the correct charge rate and cell count, refer to the instruction manual included with your
battery. If you are unable to determine the charge rate or cell count, contact the battery manufacturer for
guidance before continuing.
The Terminal Voltage Control (TVC) allows you to set the charge voltage to between 4.25V and 4.35V per
cell. This feature can be used to fine-tune the end voltage so that it complies with local racing regulation or
to reduce vehicle power as a tuning option. TVC is only available in LiPo and LiHV Standard, Balance, and
Fast charge modes.
Your charger operates using a CC/CV (Constant Current/Constant Voltage) charging scheme. When the
battery reaches its predetermined voltage, the charge current will drop until the battery has reached
maximum capacity.
The LiHV option is added to your charge menu and operates the same way as the other lithium battery
programs included with your charger. Please consult your original manual for operating procedures.
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Warnings and Safety Notes
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ALWAYS select the appropriate input voltage setting before plugging your charger into AC power
NEVER leave the charger unsupervised during use. If any malfunction is observed, immediately
terminate the charging process
ALWAYS observe warnings and cautions included with your battery.
ALWAYS refer to the instructions included with your battery when determining the proper charge,
discharge, and storage parameters.
NEVER charge a battery that is swollen, appears damaged in any way, consists of different types of
cells (including from different manufacturers), non-rechargeable batteries, batteries with an integral
charger circuit or protection circuit, batteries installed in a vehicle/device or electrically linked to other
components, or batteries that are not expressly stated by the manufacturer to be compatible with the
charger current that this charger delivers during the charging process.
NEVER charge any battery type other than LiHV, LiPo, LiFe, LiIo, NiMH, NiCd, or lead acid (Pb)
batteries.
ALWAYS place the battery and charger on a heat-resistant, non-flammable, and non-conductive
surface away from flammable materials and volatile materials.
ALWAYS place the battery in a fireproof container during the charging process.
ALWAYS double-check all connections prior to starting the charging process.
ALWAYS connect the charge lead to the charger first, then connect the battery to the charge lead.
NEVER remove the charge lead from the charger while the battery is plugged into the charge lead.
ALWAYS remove the battery from the charger and unplug the charger from the wall when not in use.
NEVER leave the battery plugged into the charger when the charger is unplugged from the wall.
ALWAYS keep the charger away from moisture, dust, heat, direct sunlight, and vibration. Do not
drop it.
Charge/Discharge Amounts by Cell Type and Voltage
LiHV
LiPo
LiIo
LiFe
NiCd
NiMH
Pb
Nominal
Voltage
3.8V/cell
3.7V/cell
3.6V/cell
3.3V/cell
1.2V/cell
1.2V/cell
2.0V/cell
Max. Charge
Voltage
4.35V/cell
4.2V/cell
4.1V/cell
3.6V/cell
1.5V/cell
1.5V/cell
2.46V/cell
Storage
Voltage
3.9V/cell
3.8V/cell
3.7V/cell
3.3V/cell
N/A
N/A
N/A
Allowable
Fast Charge
≤ 1C
≤ 1C
≤ 1C
≤ 4C
1C-2C
1C-2C
≤ 0.4C
Min.
Discharge
Voltage
3.2V/cell
3.2V/cell
3.2V/cell
2.9V/cell
.9V/cell
.9V/cell
1.8V/cell
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