3 Cell LiPo/LiFe AC/DC balance Charger MANUAL DUAL

3 Cell LiPo/LiFe AC/DC balance Charger MANUAL DUAL
AC/DC
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MANUAL
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DUAL 3 Cell LiPo/LiFe
balance Charger
Welcome,
Thank you for purchasing the Venom Dual 3 Cell AC/DC LiPo Balance
Charger. Please make sure you read and fully understand the entire
manual before beginning the charging process. If you read the manual
and still are unsure how to use this product, please contact our
Customer Service Department for assistance.
Thank You.
CONTENTS
FEATURES ...................................................................................... 2
CHARGER OVERVIEW.................................................................... 2
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................... 3
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION .............................................................. 3
HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CHARGER .......................................... 4
WARNINGS & ERROR MESSAGES ............................................... 5
LiPo BATTERY SAFETY GUIDELINES .......................................... 6
LiPo BATTERY SAFETY GUIDELINES (CONT.).............................. 7
WARRANTY & SERVICE INFORMATION ....................................... 8
FEATURES
1. Can charge a single 3S battery at 6A or two 3S batteries at 3A each.
2. Begins charging pack upon connection and will stop charging when proper voltage is achieved.
3. User can easily adjust charging amperage based upon pack requirements.
4. Charger can be used as a voltage checker by manually setting the charge current to “0”.
CHARGER OVERVIEW
The Venom Dual 3 Cell AC/DC LiPo Balance Charger is an easy to use charger designed to charge one
or two* 3 cell LiPo and LiFe batteries using an AC or DC input.
*When charging two 3S packs at the same time, the max charge rate will be 3.0A per battery.
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SPECIFICATIONS
1. Charger Power: 50W
2. Supports 3-cell JST-XH2.5 battery connector (standard balance plug)
3. Current rate range: 0-6.0A
4. Supports simultaneous charging of two 3S packs.
5. Supports AC or DC power: AC 100-240V, DC 10-18V
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION
DC INPUT
BUTTON 1
BATTERY SWITCH
BUTTON 2
CURRENT RATE SET UP
BUTTON 3
MENU SWITCH
BALANCE WIRE CONNECTORS
AC INPUT
LCD SCREEN
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How To Use Your Charger
1. Use the DC input or AC input to power up the charger.
2. Choose the correct battery type (LiPo / LiFe) by pressing
Button 1. Please refer to your battery charging guidelines.
3. Choose a current rate for your battery using Button 2.
Please see top of page 7 for battery charging guidelines.
Button 1: Switches battery type from LiPo to LiFe
Button 2: Changes the charge rate, 0 Amp - 6 Amp.
(Set the charge rate within 60 seconds of
plugging the battery in).
Button 3: Menu display switches between 4
different interfaces:
Interface 1
LiPo
NONE
Interface 2
1
3
Interface 3: Individual cell mAh input.
0.00V
0.00V
0.00V
0.00V
Interface 3
0mAh
0mAh
Interface 1: Total Voltage, current rate/time/charging status.
Interface 2: Individual cell voltages.
0.0V0.0A
00:00:00
0mAh
0mAh
Interface 4
1
3
---A
---A
---A
---A
Interface 4: Individual cell current rate.
4. Connect battery, the charger will identify the cell count and
begin charging automatically.
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Charger Warning & Error Messages
Input Voltage Error:
The charger input voltage must be between 10 and 18
volts to operate properly. If input voltage is lower or
higher then you will get a “PW Err” power error.
LiPo
PW Err
0.0V0.0A
00:00:00
Charging Status Indication:
“CHGING” will be shown on the left side of Interface 1.
LiPo3S
CHGING
12.6V0.3A
00:01:46
LiPo3S
FULL
12.6V0.3A
00:16:35
Full Charge Indication:
“FULL” will be shown on the left side of Interface 1 and
current rate will “0”.
WARNINGS
Please read this manual carefully before use.
Please keep this product away from water, corrosive gasses, dust and wet environments.
Each battery must be the same chemistry when charging two batteries at the same time!
Incorrect connections may damage the battery, or destroy the charger and void all warranties.
This charger will automatically begin charging within a few moments of the balance
plug(s) being connected. You MUST set your AMP rate to match the capacity of the
battery(ies) being charged.
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LiPo Battery Safety Guidelines
1. Always charge batteries in a fire proof container, in the open and away from flammable materials. Do not charge
batteries on or near wood, cloth, carpet, in your model, or on or near any other flammable material. Keep a chemical
fire extinguisher nearby in case of fire.
2. Never leave batteries unattended while charging. Always observe batteries when charging so that you may react
quickly to any problems that may occur.
3. LiPo cells feature a separate balancing plug that isolates each cell in a pack and charges it independently. This
ensures that all cells peak equally and discharge at the same rate during use, preventing one or more cells from
discharging past their safe low voltage cut off rating. The balancing plug can be identified by the multi wire JST XH
plug.
4. Charge each battery pack individually. Never charge battery packs in series. Charging packs in series may result in
improper charger cell recognition and an improper charging rate that may lead to overcharging, cell damage and fire.
5. Always check to make sure that your charger settings match those listed on the battery pack label. Refer to the
battery label for the proper cell count and charging amperage setting. Selecting a cell count or amperage charge rate
other than the one listed on the battery pack will damage the battery and may cause a fire.
6. Always check battery pack voltage before charging. Do not discharge LiPo batteries below 3.0 Volts per cell. The
voltage of a typical LiPo cell at rest is 3.7 Volts. If the battery pack appears swollen or damaged, DO NOT CHARGE,
DISCHARGE, OR USE IN ANY WAY. Please contact the battery manufacturer for further instructions.
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LiPo Battery Safety Guidelines Cont.
9. For best results do not charge at over 1C current. C= battery pack mAh capacity ÷ 1000. Divide the battery mAh
capacity by 1000 to determine the proper charge rate. Example: 1200mAh ÷ 1000 = 1.20 Amps Charge Rate for LiPo
Battery Packs,
example:
a. 800mAh Capacity = 0.80 Amps
b. 1200mAh Capacity = 1.20 Amps
c. 2000mAh Capacity = 2.00 Amps
10. Battery Temperature is critical. For optimum performance in cold climates, warm the pack to 100Fº/ 37Cº before
use. Please use the following guidelines:
a. Charge Temp Range: 32 - 110Fº / 0-43Cº
b. Discharge Temp Range: 32 - 140Fº / 0-60Cº
c. Storage Temp Ra40 - 80Fº / 4-26Cº
11. If the battery swells or “balloons” or if the battery exceeds temperature guidelines, follow these safety steps:
a. Immediately remove the battery pack from your model or charger.
b. Place the battery in a non-flammable, well ventilated area.
c. Observe the battery for 30 minutes from a safe distance.
d. After 30 minutes, if the pack appears stable, is not swollen and does not show any signs of damage,
return the battery pack to normal use with caution.
12. If a battery is deformed, swollen or appears damaged, DO NOT CHARGE, DISCHARGE or USE IN ANY WAY.
Please contact the battery manufacturer for further instructions.
WARNING: CHARGING OR DISCHARGING A DEFORMED, SWOLLEN OR
DAMAGED BATTERY WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF FIRE AND/OR
PERSONAL INJURY.
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Warranty & Services
We are so certain of the quality of our chargers that we offer a Venom® Limited Lifetime
Charger Replacement Plan. Venom® will, at its discretion, repair or replace a defective
charger free of charge within a period of 1 year from the original date of purchase. Year
2 onward, any Venom® charger can be exchanged for a brand new charger of the same
model for 30% off original retail pricing.
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Venom
14028 N. Ohio Street
Rathdrum, Idaho 83858 USA
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