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Instruction Manual
isl 6-Series
for software version 8
Microprocessor controlled
Quick Charger
Discharger
Capacity Tester
Battery Conditioner
for
Sealed Ni-Cd batteries
Ni-MH batteries
Lead-Acid and VRLA batteries
Lithium-Manganoxid batteries
Lithium-Ionen batteries and Lithium-Polymer batteries
• optional: Data Transfer Interface for Personal Computer (PC)
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Congratulations
With the isl 6 you have purchased a top of the line product made in Germany. Reliable
SMD technology, outstanding performance and flexibility and last but not least their easy
handling have made the previous models very popular.
The functionality of the battery 1 charge-/discharge output is improved in comparison to the
predecessor version 7 software - and for this reason the operation changed.
If you are switching from an earlier software to the latest software (version 8)
please take particular note of Chapter 6 (Operation).
Softwareversion 8 enables you to charge all battery types used by modellers to charge with
high currnts and high cell counts. Version 8 software supports sealed Ni-Cd Cells, Ni-MH
batteries, lead-acid or VRLA batteries, Lithium-Manganese cells (better known as Tadirancells) Lithium-Ion batteries and Lithium-(Ion-) Polymer batteries.
The isl 6 provides best operating comfort and maximum reliability. Using the automatic
charging option (Auto C, available for Ni-Cd and Ni-Mh batteries), you will notice that the isl 6
microprocessor will charge your batteries as fast as possible, yet as carefully as necessary.
Additionally you can discharge your batteries, measure their capacity and condition
them.
All two outputs may be in use at the same time.
In any case it makes sense to inform yourself about the characteristics of the various battery types and the best method of storing them (Chapter 4).
Incorrect storage methods results in “lazy” batteries (i.e. higher internal resistance) and a reduction in capacity.
The isl 6 requires no maintenance, but needs to be protected against dust and moisture.
Openings in the housing are essential for cooling and must not be blocked!
When the optional serial RS232 port is installed (must be installed in the schulze factory),
you can monitor the behaviour of your batteries over long time periode, using the stored data
of earlier charge and discharge cycles of your personal computer.
However, if you wish to be able to exploit all the characteristics of your new battery charger to the full, and to note the extra information in the highlighted fields, we
strongly recommend that you read the following description. Despite the length of
the text there is valuable information in every sentence.
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Contents
Chapter
Subject
1
Warnings
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How to obtain reliable, trouble-free operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Commonly used terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Useful information about batteries and maintenance (reflex-charging, memory-effect, characteristics)
5
Fitting the CE tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the charger, operating basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3.1
isl6-330d
Ready-Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4.1
isl6-330d
State-Display
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6.5.1
isl6-330d
Charge Quantity-Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.6.1
isl6-330d
Selecting operational-parameters (battery type, cell count, max. charge quantity)
6.7.1
isl6-330d
Selecting charge-/discharge programs
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6.8.1
isl6-330d
Connecting the battery (and control of the operational and charge parameters) . .
6.3.2
isl6-430d ff. Ready-Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4.2
isl6-430d ff. State-Display
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6.5.2
isl6-430d ff. Charge Quantity-Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.6.2
isl6-430d ff. Selecting operational-parameters (battery type, cell count, max. charge quantity)
6.7.2
isl6-430d ff. Selecting charge-/discharge programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.8.2
isl6-430d ff. Connecting the battery (and control of the operational and charge parameters) . .
7 Overview Akku 1 and Akku 2 (battery 1 and 2) socket programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.1 Akku 1 socket: charging-discharging-measuring batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.1.1
I=xxx
Charging with manual charge current selection - (for Nickel/Lead/Lithium)
8.1.2
Auto C
Charging with automatic charge current selection - Ni-Cd, Ni-MH . . .
8.1.3
Auto CD, 3CD Pack balancing-ready to store, fully automatic charge/discharge cycle(s)
8.1.4
Auto-DC, 3DC Pack balancing-ready to fly, fully automatic discharge/charge cycle(s) .
8.1.5
Auto-D
Discharging with automatic charge current selection - Ni-Cd/Ni-MH . .
8.1.6
I-xxx
Discharging with manual charge current selection - alle battery types .
8.2 Akku 2 socket:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.1
NiCd
Charging nickel cadmium batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.2
NiMH
Charging nickel metal hydrid batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2.3
Lead
Charging lead/acid and sealed/lead batteries (VRLA) . . . . . . . . .
8.2.4
LiMn
Charging lithium manganoxid batteries (Tadiran cells) . . . . . . . .
8.2.5
LiIo/LiPo
Charging lithium ion / lithium polymer batteries . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Modifying charger characteristics (summary) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1.1 Using the charger with an external car battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.1.2 Betrieb am 230 V Netz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.2
Setting the type of cell, cell count and charge current for the Akku 2 socket . . . . . . .
9.3.1 Setting the program type after a power on reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.2 Setting the automatic charge termination process (e.g. for Ni-MH batteries) . . . . . .
9.3.3 Setting the switch output to drive a fan or to indicate battery full . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3.4 Setting the melody module to indicate battery full . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Legal matters
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Specification, technical features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12
RS232 interface pinout and data convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13
Error messages and their causes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Softwareupdate - Installing an EPROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Warnings
Injury hazard! Beware of sharp-edged parts
(heat-sink, terminal clips) when handling the
charger.
The CE symbol does not entitle you to be careless when using or handling the charger,
the power supply and the batteries.
Before you connect the charger to a 12 V car
battery ensure that the vehicle's engine is
stopped. The charger may only be operated
with the vehicle stationary and the engine
stopped.
The charger must be used with the original cables in unmodified form. The only permissible change is to use 4 mm gold-contact
connectors. Never use wander plugs!
Avoid short-circuiting the charge outputs to the
car bodywork, as the isl 6 is not protected
against this. In the interests of safety always place the charger on the ground.
The charge leads and/or charge outputs must
not be inter-connected or short-circuited in
any way, as the result would be damage to
the charger and/or the battery. To avoid
shorts between the banana plugs on the
charge lead please be sure to connect the
charge cable to the charger first, and only
then to the battery to be charged. Reverse
the sequence when disconnecting. We recommend our safety charge lead which features no exposed banana plug contacts, as
they are protected by a spring-loaded insulating sleeve.
To meet the CE standards the length of the
charge leads must not exceed 20 cm.
There is always a danger of explosion when
handling rapid-charge Ni-Cd batteries. To
avoid problems never leave the charger unsupervised whilst rapid-charging is in
progress.
Before using the charger place the unit and the
batteries to be charged on a non-flammable, heat-resistant and electrically non-conductive surface.
Keep inflammable objects and volatile materials
well away from the charging station.
When you wish to charge batteries, remove
them from the model or electrical device.
When charging transmitter batteries it is essential to keep within the maximum charge current permitted for the transmitter circuit
board by setting the charge current manually (0.5 - 2 A, see manufacturer's specification).
Never connect the isl 6 to a car battery which
is simultaneously being charged by a car
battery charger.
Protect the isl 6 from moisture, water, shock
and pressure.
The unit must not be used if it exhibits any
fault or is displaying an error message.
Charging fewer than 4 cells at output 1: the
special 16-bit A/D converter is outstanding
accurate, but we cannot guarantee that the
charger will work correctly in this situation.
The charge termination may occur too early, too late, not at all, or even perfectly correctly, and the charge current will not approach the maximum rate. The reason for
this is that the "kink" (peak) in the voltage
curve of fully charged high-capacity cells at
low currents is very slight (low).
The following types of battery / pack / cell must
not be connected to the charger:
- packs consisting of different types of cell
- mixtures of old and new cells, or cells of
different make
- non-rechargeable batteries (dry cells)
- batteries which are not expressly stated by
the manufacturer to be suitable for the high
charge currents which this charger can supply.
- individual faulty or damaged cells
- batteries which are already fully
charged or hot (especially when Ni-MH
cells with automatic charging or with
combination programs (...CD) are used)
- batteries fitted with integral charge devices or charge termination circuits
- batteries which are installed in a device, or
are also connected electrically to other
components.
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2 How to obtain reliable, trouble-free operation
It is essential to protect the charger from direct
sunshine, dust, damp and rain. If the unit gets
wet, dry it out thoroughly and have it checked
and cleaned before re-use.
The openings in the case must never be covered
or sealed.
The unit produces considerable heat in use. Allow excess heat to dissipate, and let the
charger cool down after each rapid-charge
process.
Check the unit regularly for damage to the case
and screen, and poor contact between cables and connectors.
Keep the charge cables as short as possible. Cables longer than 20 cm cannot be used if you
wish to conform to CE regulations. The internal battery wiring must also be as short as
possible. Cable cross-section should be
2.5mm2 (even for a receiver battery!).
The charge cable should be fitted with high-quality gold-contact connectors at both ends, and
fittted with one of the ferrite tubes (CE tubes)
supplied. The tubes are required to satisfy
CE requirements (see Chapter 3).
Twist charge leads together to minimise interference radiation.
Take care not to break the ferrite core in the
power supply cable, as it prevents the cable
acting as an aerial and radiating converter
and processor pulse frequency signals.
Using the charger with a stabilised mains power
supply unit (PSU) is possible in theory, but in
fact cannot be generally recommended. The
high charge power of the unit, inadequate
output capacitance, residual voltage and other factors relating to the PSU may cause
long-term and even terminal damage to the
charger and/or the power supply.
If you insist on using the unit in this way you will
have to carry out your own tests and checks
to ensure that your combination of charger power supply works correctly.
In general terms we have to say that none of
the laboratory mains PSUs currently available
is suitable for use with the isl 6 without modification.
Many transmitters are fitted with a protective diode which has to be by-passed if the battery
is to be rapid-charged. Read your RC system
instructions before you attempt to do this.
Make it part of your standard procedure to
check that the charge quantity indicated
by the charger corresponds to the expected charge quantity when the unit has
switched off after detecting the "battery
full" condition. This is the only reliable
means of recognising when the charger
has terminated the charge prematurely.
The most likely reason for premature charge
termination is a deep-discharged pack and/
or a pack with few cells (carry out test charges), or a particular type of cell. Caution: this
can result in a crash if you fly a model with a
part-charged battery.
The sequence of letters "a", "b"... to indicate the
probability of a full battery does not always
show that a pack is fully charged. Often the
sequence of letters will appear at the start of
the charge if the cells are deep-discharged.
Individual cells to be charged must be soldered
together, otherwise the fully automatic programs may not work properly. Do not use battery boxes with spring contacts.
The isl 6 only sets the charge current calculated
for a particular pack if that current does not
cause any of the charger's parameters to be
exceeded.
The information and charging currents stated by
the battery manufacturer must be observed
at all times. Charge up only such batteries
which are expressly stated to be suitable for
high charge currents.
The charger makes a lot of things fully automaticly. At manually current selection you
have to know the basics about your batteries - this knowledge is also important for
storing the cells. Please pay attention to
chapter 4 about batteries and its maintenance. Note that all mentioned quick
charging currents have to be observed absolutely, otherwise the charge-current cutoff circuit can fail.
If the voltage at output 2 is <0.5V the charger assumes thatthe pack is connected with reverse
polarity.
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Final charge voltage: the voltage at which the battery's charge limit (capacity limit) is reached. The charge process switches from a high current to a low maintenance rate (trickle charge) at this point. From this
point on further high current charging would cause overheating and
eventual terminal damage to the pack.
Final discharge voltage: the voltage at which the battery's discharge
limit is reached. The chemical composition of the batteries determines the level of this voltage. Below this voltage the battery enters
the deep discharge zone. Individual cells within the pack may become reverse-polarised in this condition, and this can cause permanent damage.
Memory effect: The real memory effect has been recorded by Nasa,
caused by repeated charge / discharge cycles. Nasa has found that
full capacity can be regained by overcharging the cells. In modelling
applications different effects are responsible for the reduction in cell
capacity. The problem can be cured by balancing the cells (see below), and prevented by the measures described in Chapter 4.1.3.
Balancing: a method of regaining full (nominal) capacity by alternately
charging and discharging the pack, sometimes several times. This
process is especially useful after a long period of non-usage (e.g.
after purchase, or after several weeks without flying), and is also
used to disperse the memory effect (see below). The effect of balancing is to break down the coarse crystaline structure (low capacity) inside the cell and convert it into a fine crystaline one (high capacity).
Power-On (- reset): the status of the isl 6 after it has been connected
to the car battery.
Ready message: charger ready to run the program you have just selected (batteries not connected). The display shows #GO#.
C: Coulomb or capacity: Unit of measurement relating to the quantity of
charged energy. In conjunction with charge current data this unit is
used to determine the recommended / prescribed charge current of a
battery of a given capacity. Example: if the charge or discharge current
of a 500 mAh battery is 50 mA, we refer to this as a charge or discharge at one tenth C (C/10 or 1/10 C).
A, mA: unit of measurement relating to charge or dis-charge current.
1000 mA = 1 A (A=Ampere, mA=Milliampere)
Ah, mAh: unit of measurement for the capacity of a battery (Amperes
x time unit; h = hour). If a pack is charged for one hour at a current
of 2 A, it has been fed 2 Ah of energy. It receives the same quantity
of charge (2 Ah) if it is charged for 4 hours at 0.5 A, or 15 minutes
(=1/4 h) at 8 A.
4 Useful information about batteries and
4.1.1 General information
maintenance
Do not charge below 0°C, optimum is 10...30°C.
A cold cell is not capable of accepting as much current as a warm
one. For this reason you must expect differences in charge characteristics if you use fully automatic charge current calculation (in
Winter the charging properties will be worse than in Summer). The
best working temperature for a Ni-MH cell is 40 ... 60°C. At lower temperatures the cell can not supply higher currents. Caution
when using those cells a a receiver battery in a helicopter in the
wintertime.
The lower the internal resistance of the battery, the higher the charger
can increase the charge current for that battery. For a battery
charger which sets the current automatically the resistance of
the cable is added to the internal resistance. For this reason:
use heavy cable (large cross-section), even for receiver batteries, and keep them short. Do not charge via a switch or
switch harness!
If you wish to measure battery capacity accurately a suitable discharge current is usually 1/10 C.
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4.1.2 Reflex charging
Charging processes which include a brief discharge pulse definitely
have the effect that the battery is several degrees cooler at the end
of the process. However, from the point of view of the competition
operator this is an undesirable effect, as the cell chemistry can only
supply high currents if its temperature is raised to a certain extent.
All these effects, whether they actually occur or are simply
hear-say, have no practical significance if batteries are correctly handled in the first place. When a battery is full, you
can’t fill it any fuller!
4.1.3 Memory effect of Ni-Cd & Ni-MH cells
If cells are repeatedly stored partially discharged, or are recharged
from a half-discharged state, what is known as the memory effect
sets in. The cells note that their full capacity is not required, and react by refusing to make it available.
One aspect of this is that the crystalline chemical structure inside
the cell changes; the cell‘s resistance rises and its voltage collapses under load, with the result that “full capacity” can no longer be
exploited at normal discharge currents.
Even if reflex charging were to eliminate the memory effect, there is no denying the necessity to store your cells in the discharged state; this applies to Ni-Cd cells and also to Ni-MH cells.
A characteristic fact of these cells is that they self-discharge - and
the rate of self-discharge is different for each individual cell in a battery
pack! If a fully charged pack is left for a considerable time, it will eventually consist of cells of widely varying states of charge.
If at this point you ...
a) ... give the pack a full charge: the cell with the highest charge will
be overcharged, heat up and be ruined, while the cell with the least
charge will still not be full after the same period of charging.
b) ... discharge the pack: the cell with the least charge will be completely flat first, then reverse polarity and often suffer an internal
short-circuit. At the point when this happens, the cell with the most
charge is still not yet completely discharged.
This is a reliable method of wrecking your most valuable packs
- and rest assured that reflex charging will make absolutely
no difference. However, there is one method of avoiding the
problem: discharge cells after use, and recharge them just
before use!
4.2Nickel-Cadmium-batteries (Ni-Cd)
Nominal voltage level: 1.2 V / cells.
Selecting the fast charge current (manual setting):
Charge current = 2 C (never less!) (C=nominal battery capacity)
Maximum continous discharge current:
Currents of 10 C to 30 C are possible, depending on cell type.
Long time storage:
Empty i.e. discharged to the discharge voltage cut off level (see
maintenance), at low temperature (-20°C to +10°C).
Maintenance: Charging: The automatic current setting circuitry
(patent applied for) provides optimum protection to your Ni-Cd batteries during charging. The reduced current towards the end of the
charge ensures a completely full pack combined with only a slight
temperature rise, as you will easily see in comparison with conventional constant current techniques.
Do not use the automatic charge current calculation of the Ni-Cd
batteries when charging Ni-MH batteries!
Discharging: To prevent your cells from memory effect and to keep
the full capacity you have to discharge it after use, even when you
store it over night (select Auto-D program to discharge down to
0.85V / cell).
If a battery is brand-new or used irregularly it is often only possible to
balance it completely by carrying out several discharge - charge cycles. Amongst model car operators it is standard practice to erase
any memory effect by completely discharging each cell individually
via a resistor (approx. 68 Ohm). This deliberately ”unbalances” the
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pack, but it can cause the automatic charge termination circuitry to
switch off the current prematurely during the charge process.
For receiver batteries special types such as the Sanyo KR500AAEC /
N500AC (lower resistance) are a good choice.
Warning: The reduced charge current with 1-6 cells makes the voltage
peak in the charge curve very slight, especially with batteries of high nominal capacity. In this situation the charger is sometimes unable to detect
the ”full” condition due to the ill-defined peak.
4.3 Nickel-Metal-Hydride batteries (NiMH)
Voltage level: 1.2 V / cell.
Selecting the fast charge current (no automatic program!):
Charge current typical 1 C (never less!) (set a fixed current of, for
example, 1.2 A with 1100 mAh batteries, or 3 A with 3 Ah cells).
Some modern high-current Ni-MH cells made by particular manufacturers can safely be charged at a higher rate of up to 1.6 C (Panasonic 3000: 3,5 - 4A, GP 3000/3300: 3 A, Saft 3000: 3 A (not if
battery is charged inside a transmitter!), Sanyo 3000/3300: 4 - 5A).
Maximum continous discharge current:
Currents of 5 C to 15 C are possible, depending on cell type.
Long time storage:
Empty, i.e. discharged to the discharge voltage cut off level (see
maintenance), at low temperature (-20°C to +10°C).
Maintenance: To protect your Ni-MH batteries from the memory effect and keep the full capacity, discharge the cells after use down to
the discharge voltage limit even when you store it over night. Never
discharge by car bulbs or the drive motor (premature charge termination!), but use only the Auto-D programm when the battery type
Ni-MH is selected. The cut off voltage is 1 volt / cell. This eliminates
the danger of deep discharge termination and polarity reversal
(over-discharge).
It is important that you take the trouble to give Ni-MH cells when storing
at +10...30°C a charge / discharge cycle around every four weeks,
otherwise they become tired, and have to be pampered to restore
them to full vigour. This involves going through the tiresome business
of many repeated charge / discharge cycles.
The automatic current setting circuitry (patent applied for) provides optimum protection to your Ni-MH batteries during charging. Do not
use the Ni-Cd automatic current selection for Ni-MH batteries!
Warning: Never charge fully charged Ni-MH batteries with the
Auto C (or ..CD programs): Over-heating and danger of explosion! The cut off automatic is disabled for about the first 5
minutes of charging - this could lead to a minimum charge
time of about 10 minutes!
Amongst model car operators it is standard practice to erase any
memory effect by discharging each cell individually via a resistor of
approx. 10 Ohms in series to a 1 amp silicon diode (1N4001).
Warning: At lower cell counts (1-6) and low charge currents (below 2
C) the battery makes only a very low voltage peak when fully
charged. Under those conditions the cut off automatic works less
reliable then with higher currents and/or higher number of cells.
Typical for Sanyo Twicell and RC3000H cells:
High maximum load capacity and voltage level.
Typical for Panasonic P3000NIMH cells:
High maximum charge capacity and voltage level.
Typical for GP GT3000 / 3300 cells:
Extremely high charge capacity, good voltage level.
Can be discharged with medium currents (about 40...45 A).
4.3 Lead-acid batteries (Pb)
and VRLA (valve regulated lead-acid) batteries
Nominal voltage level: 2.0 V / cell.
Charge voltage level: 2.3 V / cell; 2.42 V / cell for 3 hours.
Min. discharge voltage: 1.7 V / cell (this reduces lifetime).
Number of cells to be selected on the isl 6:
Nominal voltage of the battery to be charged divided by the nominal
voltage level of lead-acid battery cells = cell count.
Example: 12 V-Lead acid battery divided by 2,0 V => 6 cells.
Selecting the fast charge current:
Charge current = 0.4 C (C = nominal battery capacity)
Maximum continous discharge current:
Typically 0,2 C, short time load up to 1 C.
Long time storage:
Full at low temperature, more precise:
at +10°C up to 12 month, at +10...20° max. 9 month, at +20...30°C
max 6 month, at +30...40°C 3 month.
Charge again after this period.
Maintenance: In contrast to Ni-Cd/Ni-MH batteries, lead-acid batteries must be fully recharged after use in order to maintain full capacity.
The nominal capacity can be reduced very quickly by incorrect
handling (overloading, repeated 100% discharges, and especially
deep-discharges). Please observe the battery manufacturer’s recommendations.
Typical: The characteristics of lead-acid batteries are quite different
to those of the Ni-Cd sealed cell packs which are used as the power source in model aircraft, cars and hydro-boats. They can only
tolerate relatively low currents relative to their capacity if their full
capacity is to be exploited, and/or the voltage is not to collapse too
far.
Used as single-cell glowplug energiser batteries and power source
in some scale boats.
Very low self-discharge rate.
4.5 Lithium-Manganese-Oxide batteries (LiMnO)
Nominal voltage level: 3.0 V / cell.
Selecting the fast charge current: Up to 0.35 C, dep. on cell type.
Maximum continous discharge current: Up to 1.5 C.
Maintenance: Always store these cells in the charged state.
Typical: These cells are particularly recommended as receiver batteries (2 cells required), although correct charging and storage are
very important. However, we do not recommend them as slow-fly
flight packs, since they have a limited ability to supply high currents, and their useful life varies greatly according to the discharge
current and the extent to which they are discharged. Very good
weight : energy ratio.
Hint: The most common form of this cell type is the „Tadiran“ cell.
Tip: Ideally all single cells in a pack should be charged separately; alternatively charge all cells in parallel.
4.6 Lithium-Ion batteries (Li-Io & Li-Po):
Nominal voltage LiIo:
3,6 V / cell (SAFT)
Nominal voltage LiIo/LiPo:
3,7 V / cell (SANYO, KOKAM)
Max. charge voltage LiIo isl 6: 4,1 V +-40mV / cell (SAFT)
(absolute limit 4.3 V / cell) LiPo isl 6: 4,2 V +-50mV / cell (MoliCel)
Min. discharge voltage LiIo isl 6: 2,5 V / Z.(MoliCel), 2,7V/Z.(SANYO)
(absolute limit 2.3 V / cell) LiPo isl 6: 3,0 V / cell (KOKAM)
Number of cells to be selected on the isl 6:
Nominal voltage of LiPo-pack div.by nominal cell-voltage = cell count.
--> 11,1 V LiPo-pack divided by 3.7 V => select 3 cells!
If you would select more, the pack would explode during charging!
Example: The Kokam TP8200 3s4p pack consists of 12 cells.
4 of 2050mAh are connected parallel (4p) -> 4 * 2,05 Ah = 8200mAh.
3 of the paralleled cells are connected in series (3s)-> 3*3,7V= 11,1 V.
Selecting the fitting cell type:
Select that battery type from the isl 6 menue which characteristics
match best with the data sheet of the battery manufacturer.
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Selecting the fast charge current:
Charge current = 1 C (SANYO / KOKAM) or less (0,7 C PANASONIC) (C = nominal battery capacity).
Maximum continous discharge current:
Up to 4 C (very new types more), depending on cell type.
Long time storage:
Empty, i.e. discharged to the discharge voltage cut off level (see
maintenance), at low temperature (-20°C bis +10°C).
Maintenance: Discharge with up ro 1 C down to above listed discharge voltages. Always store these cells in the discharged state,
if stored fully charged, the result can be a permanent reduction in
capacity.
When stored at +40°C or more charge additional every two months.
Typical: They are very popular as power supplies for sail winches (2
cells). Their limited ability to supply high currents means that they
are only suitable as flight packs with more than 20 minutes flight
time (slow flyers, Piccolo, Hornet, Logo10). Very good energy :
weight ratio.
Hint: Many manufacturers direct how many cells are allowed to
use in series and/or parallel use.
The exact technical term of a Li-Po cell is Lithium-Ion-Polymer
battery, the "true" Lithium-Polymer cells work only with higher
temperatures of more than 60°C.
5 Fitting the CE tube
Requirements:
- The charge cable cross-section should be 2.5
mm2.
- One wire should be coloured red (positive terminal +), the other black (negative -).
- To meet CE requirements the charge lead
should be no longer than 20 cm (minus the
length of cable attached to the battery!).
1. Solder a banana plug to each wire. To avoid
short-circuits we recommend the use of safety
banana plugs fitted with a sliding insulator.
2. Wrap one of the cable ties (supplied) round
the two wires about 4 cm from the banana
plugs to hold the wires together.
3. Slip the EMF tube onto the free end of the
charge lead.
4. Wrap a second cable tie round the two wires
immediately adjacent to the tube (see illustration)
5. Twist the wires together and/or fit heat-shrink
tubing to keep them tidy.
6. Now solder the battery connector to the free
ends of the charge lead. Don't forget to fit the
pieces of heat-shrink sleeve required to insulate the soldered joints.
A ready-made charge cable fitted with safety
banana plugs and the CE tube is available from
us under CE-kab-i6 (see illustration).
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6 Connecting the charger,
selecting the program
Please read Chapter 1, "Warnings" and
Chapter 2 "How to obtain reliable and
trouble-free operation", as they contain
important information which you must
know before you connect and use the
charger.
6.1
Before you connect the charger
Remove the isl 6 from its carton for charging to
ensure adequate air circulation.
Do not yet connect the unit to the battery or
batteries to be charged.
Ensure that the power supply (12V car battery,
mains PSU) is stable and is not producing or
suffering from problems.
Ensure that the connections between the power supply and the terminal clamps of the isl 6
are making perfect contact. This is the reason
why we cannot recommend wander plugs and
car cigar lighter connectors.
6.2
Switch on the power supply
If you are connecting the unit to a car battery installed in a car:
- Switch off the car engine.
If you are using a suitable mains PSU:
- Switch on the mains PSU first.
6.3
Connect the isl 6 to the power supply
Connect the terminal clamps to the power supply contacts quickly and confidently, taking care
to maintain correct polarity.
Once connected correctly the charger's screen
shows the following "ready" message:
cable tie
CE-kab-i6
charging cable
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6.3.1 Ready display (isl 6-330d)
(isl 6-430d, -530d, -636+ see Chapter 6.3.2)
(a)"(c) schulze gmbh"
after one second
(b)"isl 6-330d V8.00"
after a further two seconds
(c)"_0NiMH#GO#Auto C"
i.e. the screen first displays the manufacturer
(a), then the device type and software version
number (b). After this you will see the Ready
display for the Battery 1 output:"#GO#" (c).
The cursor is at the far left end of the screen,
indicating that the Battery 2 charge output is
ready.
If these messages do not appear:
Immediately disconnect the terminal clamps,
because damage can occur if an undefined
state is allowed to persist. Wait 5 seconds and
repeat step 6.3.1.
6.4.1 Status display (isl 6-330d)
You can call up more status information
about the set battery parameters by holding
both buttons pressed in continuously:
(example)
(a) "2 2LiPo.3A 00mAh"
after two seconds
(b) "1: 0NiMH 100mAh"
(example)
after a further two seconds
(c) "ChaQuan-+BattPar", back to (a)
Meaning:
of (a) "2 2LiPo.3A":
Battery 2; 2 cells; battery type Li-Po; set charge current 0.3A (= 332 mA).
The black squares are intended to make it easier to
understand the information on the single-line
screen. They make it obvious that these parameters
are different to those which apply to the Battery 1
output.
For Battery 2 it is essential to enter the cell count
before the start of the charge process (even for the
Ni-Cd and Ni-MH program), in addition to the cell
type and charge current. The charger does not calculate the cell count automatically, as with Nickel
programs and Battery 1.
of (a) " 00mAh":
Current charge quantity, battery 2.
This will always be zero after you connect the charger
to the car battery, but is updated when you charge a
battery. The value remains on the screen for checking
purposes after you disconnect the battery, and is retained until the next battery is connected.
of (b)"1: 0NiMH":
Battery 1; 0 cells, set battery type Ni-MH. With
Ni-Cd and Ni-MH packs the cell count without a
battery connected is always zero; the cell count
is only displayed after the start of the charge /
discharge process. In contrast, the cell count
for lead-acid and lithium batteries must be entered before starting the charge or discharge
process (Chapter 6.6.1).
of (b)"100mAh":
Software Version 8 allows you to monitor the
charged-in capacity. The configured maximum
limit value (not the current charged-in value) is
displayed at the end of the line. If this limit value is exceeded during the charge, the isl 6 interrupts the charge (even in the combi-programs!), and the message "quant" appears
on the right of the screen (instead of " full"
or "empy").
of (c) "ChaQuan-+BattPar":
This brings us to two additional central functions of isl 6 battery chargers:
Entering parameters for Battery 1, which should be
checked before the start of every charge / discharge
process (see Chapter 6.6.1) and
6.5.1 Charge-/discharge quantity
display, battery1 (isl 6-330d)
The charge quantity display is activated by simultaneously pressing both buttons followed by releasing
the Plus button (i.e. roll your finger off the buttons to
the left). This function is also activated if the User
Info line "ChaQuan-+BattPar" is not displayed.
In the case of DC (discharge/charge) programs the
first line shows all the discharge values, the second
line all the charge values. For CD (charge/discharge) programs the opposite applies.
(a) "-99mAh68mAh,...," after 3 seconds
(b) "+.12Ah,...,,...,"
The example shows a Aut3DC (3 times Discharge/
Charge) program in which a fully charged 110 mAh
battery has been connected, and is currently undergoing the third phase (second discharging).
If no battery has been connected, the screen contains no information.
Holding the Minus button pressed in extends the
length of time that line (b) is displayed.
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6.6.1 Setting the Battery 1 operating parameters (isl 6-330d).
This is an extremely important part of the setup procedure. If batteries are charged using incorrect type, cell count or current settings,
there is a danger that the battery could explode!
The Parameter Setup menu is activated by
pressing both buttons, followed by releasing
the Minus button (roll your finger off the buttons to the right). This function is also activated
if the User Info line "ChaQuan-+BattPar" is
not displayed!
6.6.1.1 Setting the battery type
Holding your right finger on the Plus button for
several seconds in the operating learning
phase calls up the user information menu
"????selectBatTyp"
The four question marks indicate the position
on the screen which can be altered after you
release the Plus button. Release the Plus button now, and one of the following six menus
will appear:
(a)"NiCd <- - + next"
(b)"NiMH <- - + next"
(c)"Lead <- - + next"
(d)"LiMn <- - + next"
(e)"LiIo <- - + next"
(f) "LiPo <- - + next" (back to (a))
Pressing the + button ("next") switches to the
next battery type; pressing the Minus button
selects the indicated battery type.
IMPORTANT note: it is no longer necessary to
set the sensitivity and delay as required by earlier software versions; selecting the battery
type eliminates this.
However, it is important that you, the user,
should be aware that, if you select Ni-MH Auto
C or one the combi-programs (...CD), the automatic charge termination only becomes active
after about 5 minutes, and the battery is
charged with increased current in these first
few minutes.
This means: NEVER connect full NiMH cells for charging. Overcharging /
overheating / explosion hazard!
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6.6.1.2 Setting the cell count
Holding the Minus button pressed in with your
right finger for several seconds in the operating
learning phase calls up the user information menu
"?? selectCellCnt"
The two question marks indicate the position on
the screen which can be altered after you release
the Minus button.
Now release the Minus button. The following
menu appears:
" 0 <- + next"
In this case ”0” is the cell count for Ni-Cd and NiMH programs; this can only be altered when a
battery is connected. Simply press the - button to
confirm.
In contrast, the exact number of cells must be entered when you are using one of the lead-acid or
lithium battery programs. The permissible range
is from 1 (one) cell to the following maxima:
19 cells for lead-acid batteries,
13 cells for Li-MnO batteries,
11 cells for Li-Ion batteries,
11 cells for Li-Polymer batteries.
The last stored cell count is displayed instead of
the ”0” - if this is permissible for the selected battery type - otherwise a ”1”.
Note: with Ni-Cd and Ni-MH programs the cell
count is detected automatically, and can only be
corrected during a discharge or combi-program,
i.e. in a program where the approximate cell count
is required. The range of correction is +/- 4 cells
(repeats possible).
Pressing the + button("next") increases the cell
count. After the highest value a triple beep sounds
before the cell count reverts to 1 cell. Pressing the
Minus button selects the displayed cell count.
6.6.1.3 Setting the max. charge quantity
(Hint: Limit not used at charge current selection I=0.25A)
Holding the Minus button pressed in with your
right finger for several seconds in the operating
learning phase calls up the user information menu
"?????maxChaQuant"
The five question marks indicate the position on
the screen which can be altered after you release
the Minus button.
Now release the Minus button. The following
menu appears:
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" 100 mAh- +next"
In this example ”100 mAh” is the display of the
maximum charge quantity which can be
charged in for each charge process (i.e. in combi-programs for each charge phase separately;
not the sum of all charge processes).
You can select from the following 16 values:
100, 200, 400, 650, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800,
2300, 2650, 3200, 3700, 5000, 7500, 11500,
9999 mAh.
Pressing the + button ("next") displays the
next charge quantity limit value. After the highest value the display reverts to ”99999” (no
monitoring). Pressing the Minus button selects
the displayed charge quantity limit value.
The isl 6-330d then indicates that it is ”ready”
again: "...#GO#..."
Note: Charge quantity monitoring is a safety
function and can serve as an ”emergency
brake” if the automatic charge termination circuit fails to detect the peak voltage when charging Nickel packs, or if you make a mistake with
lead-acid and lithium batteries such as accidentally setting the cell count too high. ”none”
means no charge quantity monitoring (e.g. if
you wish to charge a battery whose capacity is
greater than about 11 Ah).
HOWEVER: This parameter can only save your
battery if the selected capacity limit is not too far
from the charge quantity required to produce a
full battery, and if the charge current is not excessive for the battery connected to the unit.
Now we reach the point where you select a
charge or discharge program.
6.7.1 Setting the desired charge
program (isl 6-330d)
The procedure for selecting the program and the
charge or discharge current is the same as with
earlier software versions. However, the screen
does look different until you connect the battery, as
it now shows the selected battery type. An extra
combi maintenance program (Auto3CD) has also
been added; when concluded this program leaves
the pack in the correct state for storage.
In detail the following settings are available for all
battery types:
a) 8 fixed discharge currents: D-25 mA … D-1.0A,
b) 17 fixed charge currents: I=250 mA … I=5.5 A.
The following programs are also provided for NiCd and Ni-MH batteries only:
c) one program with automatic discharge current
selection: Auto-D,
d) one program with automatic charge current selection: Auto C,
e) plus four combination programs which call up
the Auto-D and Auto C program alternately:
AutoDC, Aut3DC, Aut3CD, AutoCD.
Please read Chapters 7 and 8 for a detailed description of these programs and their method
of working.
The programs for the Battery 1 output are selected
from the program table printed below by pressing
the Plus or Minus button briefly or continuously.
The program for Battery 2 can only be changed directly when you connect the charger to the car battery (see Chapter 9.2).
The fixed current discharge programs are accessed by pressing the Minus button; the fixed current
charge programs by pressing the Plus button. The
Automatic and Combi- programs are located between the two fixed current programs.
Program table: D-25mA … D-1.0A, Auto-D*, AutoDC*, Aut3DC*, Aut3CD*, AutoCD*, AutoC*,
I=D.1A*, I=.25A … I=5.5A
[*] Nickel programs only.
When you first press a button the
"...#GO#..." display switches to the
"... -> ..." display.
A further button-press only results in a program
change if the arrow symbol is displayed on the
screen. The arrow then points to one of the programs from the program table listed above. The
program to which the arrow points is carried out
when you connect the battery to the charger.
6.8.1 Connecting the battery
(after selecting the program)
Please check once more that the values for battery
type and cell count you have selected (for lead and
lithium programs) actually match the battery to be
connected, and then connect the battery to the Battery 1 charge sockets, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
A brief beep indicates the start of the program,
and the screen switches to the operating display.
Example: You wish to charge a 3000 mAh Ni-MH
battery using the charge program with automatic
charge current setting.
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You have ensured that the battery is discharged,
or at least can be charged for a minimum of 15
minutes until the ”full” detect circuit will trip. To
prepare for the charge process you have already
carried out the following settings:
Chapter 6.4.1: Status display (+ & - buttons
pressed):
"1: 0NiMH 3200mAh"
Chapter 6.3.1, Ready display:
" 0NiMH#GO#Auto C"
Now the battery is connected. The following displays now alternate on the screen at one-second
intervals:
(charge) time, battery voltage, (charge) current
(1a) "00:10 5.63V0.30A" and
(charge) quantity, battery voltage, car battery voltage
(1b) "01mAh 5.63V13.8V"
6.8.1.1
Checking the settings for charge or
discharge operations
The screen now no longer shows which program
you have selected (for example), as the charge
current and car battery voltage are now displayed
alternately at this point on the screen.
6.8.1.1.1
Checking program, cell count and
battery type
A short press on the Plus OR Minus button calls
up the desired information onto the screen (caution: a long press, or several button presses will
change the program, as the arrow ”->” will be visible).
" 9NiMH -> Auto C"
The cell count detection has (in this example) detected a slightly lower number of cells (9 instead
of 10), as the connected pack was completely flat.
As already mentioned, this information is of absolutely no importance for the Ni-MH charge program and is not used.
6.8.1.1.2
a) Checking program and battery type
b) Displaying the charge quantity menu
Holding the Plus AND Minus buttons pressed in
calls up the first desired information (a) onto the
screen.
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Battery 1, cell count, battery type, max. charge
quantity
"1: 9NiMH 3200mAh"
To display the charge quantity menu (b), which is
of interest in the combi-programs, release first the
Plus button, then the Minus button.
The screen now displays the information which is
already familiar from Chapter 6.5.1.
(1a) "+05mAh,...,,...," and after 3 sec.
(1b) "-,...,,...,,...,"
after about a further 3 seconds the normal charge
display reappears:
(1a) "00:24 13.7V 3.1A" and
(1b) "14mAh 13.7V13.8V"
6.8.1.1.3
a) Checking program and battery type
b) Correcting the max.charge quantity
Initial procedure as under 6.8.1.3:
Holding the Plus AND Minus buttons continuously
calls up the first desired information (a) on the
screen.
Battery 1, cell count, battery type, max. charge
quantity
"1: 9NiMH 3200mAh"
To correct the battery parameters - the selected
Auto C program only allows the correction of the
maximum charge quantity (b) - first release the
Minus button, then the Plus button.
The screen displays the menu which will be familiar from Chapter 6.6.1.3.
"?????maxCharQuan"
as long as the + button is held pressed, then
" 3200 mAh- +next"
If you have connected a pack of 3300 mAh cells,
press the + button once at this point to enter a
maximum of 3700 mAh. However, if you have
found your way to this menu by mistake, simply
press the Minus button to confirm the indicated
value.
You will see the normal charge display again:
(1a) "00:24 13.7V 3.1A" and
(1b) "14mAh 13.7V13.8V"
You can now (for example) leave the charger to
charge the pack completely, or disconnect it after
this ”introductory.
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6.3.2 Ready display isl 6-430d, -530d,
-636+ (isl 6-330d see chapter 6.3.1)
(1) "(c)
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(2) "isl 6-636+ V8.00"
the first line of the screen displays the manufacturer (1), then the device type and software
version number (2).
If this messages does not appear:
Immediately disconnect the terminal clamps,
because damage can occur if an undefined
state is allowed to persist. Wait 5 seconds and
repeat step 6.3.2.
After this you will see the Ready display for the
Battery 1 output: "#GO#" (1).
" 0NiMH#GO#Auto C"
(2) "2: 2LiPo.5A 13.8"
(1)
(example)
(example)
6.4.2 Status display (isl 6-430d ....)
You can call up more status information
about the set battery parameters by holding
both buttons pressed in continuously:
(1) "1: 0NiMH 100mAh"
(example)
(2) "2: 2LiPo
00mAh"
(example)
after two seconds
(1b)"ChaQuan-+BattPar", back to (1)
Meaning:
of (1)"1: 0NiMH":
Battery 1; 0 cells, set battery type Ni-MH. With
Ni-Cd and Ni-MH packs the cell count without a
battery connected is always zero; the cell count
is only displayed after the start of the charge /
discharge process. In contrast, the cell count
for lead-acid and lithium batteries must be entered before starting the charge or discharge
process (Chapter 6.6.2).
of (1)"100mAh":
Software Version 8 allows you to monitor the
charged-in capacity. The configured maximum
limit value (not the current charged-in value) is
displayed at the end of the line. If this limit value is exceeded during the charge, the isl 6 interrupts the charge (even in the combi-programs!), and the message "quant" (instead
of " full" or "empty") appears on the right
of the screen.
of (2) "2: 2LiPo":
Battery 2; 2 cells; battery type Li-Po.
For Battery 2 it is essential to enter the cell count
before the start of the charge process (even for
the Ni-Cd and Ni-MH program), in addition to the
cell type and charge current. The charger does
not calculate the cell count automatically, as with
Nickel programs and Battery 1 output.
of (2) "00mAh":
Charge quantity of battery last connected to outp. 2.
(V8.00: of (2) "500mA ":
Selected charge current, battery 2.)
This will always be zero after you connect the
charger to the car battery, but is updated when
you charge a battery. The value remains on the
screen for checking purposes after you disconnect the battery, and is retained until the next battery is connected.
of (1b) "ChaQuan-+BattPar":
This brings us to two additional central functions of isl 6 battery chargers:
Entering parameters for Battery 1, which should
be checked before the start of every charge / discharge process (see Chapter 6.6.2) and
6.5.2 Charge-/discharge quantity
display, battery1 (isl 6-430d...)
The charge quantity display is activated by simultaneously pressing both buttons followed by releasing
the Plus button (i.e. roll your finger off the buttons to
the left). This function is also activated if the User
Info line (1b) "ChaQuan-+BattPar" is not displayed.
In the case of DC (discharge/charge) programs the
first line shows all the discharge values, the second line
all the charge values. For CD (charge/discharge) programs the opposite applies.
(1) "-99mAh68mAh,...,"
(2) "+.12Ah,...,,...,"
The example shows the Aut3DC (three times discharge/charge) program in which a fully charged
110 mAh battery has been connected, and is currently undergoing the third phase (discharging the
second time).
If no battery has been connected, the screen contains no information.
Holding the Minus button pressed in extends the
length of time that information is displayed.
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6.6.2 Setting the Battery 1 operating parameters (isl 6-430d...).
This is an extremely important part of the setup procedure. If batteries are charged using incorrect type, cell count or current settings,
there is a danger that the battery could explode!
The Parameter Setup menu is activated by
pressing both buttons, followed by releasing
the Minus button (roll your finger off the buttons to the right). This function is also activated
if the User Info line "ChaQuan-+BattPar" is
not displayed!
6.6.2.1 Setting the battery type
One of the six following display screens will appear.
The four "^" (accent circonflexe) indicate the
position on the screen which can be altered after you release the Plus button.
(1a)"NiCd <- - + next"
(1b)"NiMH <- - + next"
(1c)"Lead <- - + next"
(1d)"LiMn <- - + next"
(1e)"LiIo <- - + next"
(1f) "LiPo <- - + next" (back to (1a))
(2) "^^^^selectBatTyp"
Pressing the + button ("next") switches to the
next battery type; pressing the Minus button
selects the indicated battery type.
IMPORTANT note: it is no longer necessary to
set the sensitivity and delay of the cut off automatic as required by earlier software versions;
selecting the battery type eliminates this.
However, it is important that you, the user,
should be aware that, if you select Ni-MH
Auto C or one the combi-programs (e.g. AutoCD) , the automatic charge termination only
becomes active after about 5 minutes, and the
battery is charged with increased current in
these first few minutes.
This means: NEVER connect full NiMH cells for charging. Overcharging /
overheating / explosion hazard!
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6.6.2.2 Setting the cell count
Following screen will appear:
(1) " 0 <- + next"
(2) "^^ selectCellCnt"
The two "^" (accent circonflexe) indicate the
position on the screen which can be altered:
In this case ”0” is the cell count for Ni-Cd and
Ni-MH programs; this can only be altered when
a battery is connected. Simply press the - button to confirm.
In contrast, the exact number of cells must be
entered when you are using one of the lead-acid
or lithium battery programs. The permissible
range is from 1 cell to the following maxima:
19 (23) cells for lead-acid batteries,
13 (16) cells for Li-MnO batteries,
11 (13) cells for Li-Ion batteries,
11 (13) cells for Li-Polymer batteries.
(values in brackets for isl 6-636+)
The last stored cell count is displayed instead
of the ”0” - if this is permissible for the selected
battery type - otherwise a ”1”.
Note: with Ni-Cd and Ni-MH programs the cell
count is detected automatically, and can only
be corrected during a discharge or combi-program, i.e. in a program where the approximate
cell count is required. The range of correction
is +/- 4 cells (repeats possible).
Pressing the + button ("next") increases the
cell count. After the highest value a triple beep
sounds before the cell count reverts to 1 cell.
Pressing the Minus button (shortly) selects the
displayed cell count.
6.6.2.3 Setting the max. charge quantity
The following display screen will appear:
" 100 mAh- +next"
"^^^^^maxChaQuant"
The four "^" (accent circonflexe) indicate the
position on the screen which can be altered.
In this example ”100 mAh” is the display of the
maximum charge quantity which can be
charged in for each charge process (i.e. in
combi-programs for each charge phase separately; not the sum of all charge processes).
You can select from the following 16 values:
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100, 200, 400, 650, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800,
2300, 2650, 3200, 3700, 5000, 7500, 11500,
99999 mAh.
Pressing the + button ("next") displays the
next charge quantity limit value. After the highest value the display reverts to ”99999” (no
monitoring). Pressing the Minus button selects
the displayed charge quantity limit value.
The isl 6-330d then indicates that it is ”ready”
again:
(1) "...#GO#..."
Note: Charge quantity monitoring is a safety
function and can serve as an ”emergency
brake” if the automatic charge termination circuit fails to detect the peak voltage when
charging nickel packs, or if you make a mistake
with lead-acid and lithium batteries such as accidentally setting the cell count too high.
”99999” means no charge quantity monitoring
(e.g. if you wish to charge a battery which capacity
is larger than about 11 Ah).
HOWEVER: This parameter can only save your
battery if the selected capacity limit is not too
far from the charge quantity required to produce a full battery, and if the charge current is
not excessive for the battery connected to the
unit.
Now we reach the point where you select a
charge or discharge program.
6.7.2 Setting the desired charge
program (isl 6-430d ... )
The procedure for selecting the program and the
charge or discharge current is the same as with
earlier software versions. However, the screen
does look different until you connect the battery,
as it now shows the selected battery type. An extra combi maintenance program (Auto3CD) has
also been added; when concluded this program
leaves the pack in the correct state for storage.
In detail the following settings are available for all
battery types:
a) 8 fixed discharge currents: D-25 mA … D-1.0A,
b) fixed charge currents: I=250 mA … I=5 ... 8 A.
The following programs are also provided for NiCd and Ni-MH batteries only:
c) one program with automatic discharge current
selection: Auto-D,
d) one program with automatic charge current selection: Auto C,
e) plus four combination programs which call up
the Auto-D and Auto C program alternately:
AutoDC, Aut3DC, Aut3CD, AutoCD.
Please read Chapters 7 and 8 for a detailed description of these programs and their method
of working.
The programs for the Battery 1 output are selected
from the program table printed below by pressing
the Plus or Minus button briefly or continuously.
Hint: The program for Battery 2 can only be
changed directly when you connect the charger to
the car battery (see Chapter 9.2).
The fixed current discharge programs are accessed by pressing the Minus button; the fixed current
charge programs by pressing the Plus button. The
Automatic and Combi-programs are located between the two fixed current programs.
Program table: D-25mA … D-1.0A, Auto-D*, AutoDC*, Aut3DC*, Aut3CD*, AutoCD*, AutoC*,
I=D.1A*, I=.25A … I=5.0 ... 8.0 A
[*] Nickel programs only.
When you first press a button the
(1a) "...#GO#..." display switches to the
(1b) "... -> ..." display.
A further button-press only results in a program
change if the arrow symbol is displayed on the
screen. The arrow then points to one of the programs from the program table listed above. The
program to which the arrow points is carried out
when you connect the battery to the charger.
6.8.2 Connecting the battery
(after selecting the program)
Please check once more that the values for battery type and cell count you have selected (for
lead and lithium programs) actually match the battery to be connected, and then connect the battery
to the Battery 1 charge sockets, taking care to
maintain correct polarity.
A brief beep indicates the start of the program,
and the screen switches to the operating display.
Example: You wish to charge a 3000 mAh Ni-MH
battery using the charge program with automatic
charge current setting.
You have ensured that the battery is discharged,
or at least can be charged for a minimum of 15
minutes until the ”full” detect circuit will trip. To
prepare for the charge process you have already
carried out the following settings:
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Status display (+ & - buttons pressed, chapter 6.4.2):
(1) "1: 0NiMH 3200mAh"
Ready display (see chapter 6.3.2):
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To display the charge quantity menu (b), which is
of main interest in the combi-programs, release
first the Plus button, then the Minus button.
(1) " 0NiMH#GO#Auto C"
The screen now displays the information which is
already familiar from Chapter 6.5.2.
Now the battery is connected. The following displays now alternate on the screen at one-second
intervals:
(1) "+05mAh,...,,...,"
(2) "-,...,,...,,...,"
(charge) time, battery voltage, (charge) current
(1a) "00:10 5.63V0.30A" and
(charge) quantity, battery voltage, (charge) current
(1b) "01mAh 5.63V0.30A"
6.8.1.1
Checking the settings for charge or
discharge operations
The screen now no longer shows which program
you have selected, as the charge current and car
battery voltage are now displayed alternately at
this point on the screen.
6.8.2.2
Checking program, cell count and
battery type
A short press on the Plus OR Minus button calls
up the desired information onto the screen (caution: a long press, or several button presses will
change the program, as the arrow ”->” will be visible).
(1) " 9NiMH -> Auto C"
The cell count detection has (in this example) detected a slightly lower number of cells (9 instead
of 10), as the connected pack was completely flat.
As already mentioned, this information is of absolutely no importance for the Ni-MH charge program and is not used.
6.8.2.3
a) Checking program and battery type
b) Displaying the charge quantity menu
Holding the Plus AND Minus buttons pressed in
calls up the first desired information (a) onto the
screen.
Battery 1, cell count, battery type, max. charge
quantity
after about a further 3 seconds the normal charge
display reappears - except you did not release the
minus button.
(1a) "00:24 13.7V 3.1A" und
(1b) "14mAh 13.7V 13.8"
6.8.2.4
a) Checking program and battery type
b) Correcting the max.charge quantity
Initial procedure as under 6.8.2.3:
Holding the Plus AND Minus buttons continuously
calls up the first desired information (a) on the
screen.
Battery 1, cell count, battery type, max. charge
quantity
(1) "1: 9NiMH 3200mAh"
To correct the battery parameters - the selected
Auto C program only allows the correction of the
maximum charge quantity (b) - first release the
Minus button, then the Plus button.
The screen displays the menu which will be familiar from Chapter 6.6.1.3.
(1) " 3200 mAh- +next"
(2) "^^^^^maxChaQuant"
If you have connected a pack of 3300 mAh cells,
press the + button once at this point to enter a
maximum of 3700 mAh. However, if you have
found your way to this menu by mistake, simply
press the Minus button to confirm the indicated
value.
You will see the normal charge display again:
(1a) "00:24 13.7V 3.1A" and
(1b) "14mAh 13.7V 13.8"
You can now (for example) leave the charger to
charge the pack completely, or disconnect it after
this ”introductory.
(1) "1: 9NiMH 3200mAh"
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7 Overview Akku/battery 1 and Akku/battery 2 socket programs
7.1 Akku 1/ battery 1 socket programs
Type of program
Hint
Usage
Group 1
Fixed current discharging programs f. Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Lead-, Li-Mn, Li-Io, Li-Po batteries
D-50mA
...
D-0,2A
...
D-1,0A
discharging
or
discharging
discharging
discharging
Group 2
Combination programs, Ni-Cd and Ni-MH only
Auto-D
Auto-DC
Aut3DC
Aut3CD
AutoCD
Auto C
discharging
discharing/charging
discharing/charging, 3 times
charging/discharging, 3 times
charging/discharging
charging, standard-programm
Group 3
Fixed current charging programs f. Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Lead-, Li-Mn, Li-Io, Li-Po batteries
I=C.1A
Ni-.. charging I=0,4A pulsed=0,1A averaged continous charge (only Ni-Cd & Ni-MH)
no time-, no charge amount-, no peak cut off long duration formatting
charging
no time limit monitoring,
no monitoring max. charge amount,
but peak voltage cut off active
charging
current I = 2*C...
...for 110-150 mAh Ni-Cd batt.
charging
current I = 1*C...
...for 300 mAh Ni-MH batteries
I=.25A
I=0.3A
I=0.3A
...
I=1.0A
...
I=3.0A
I=3.0A
...
I=5.5A
I=8.0A
precise cap. measurement .. .. for 500mAh Akkus (I=1/10C)
normal discharge ...
... for 50mAh Akkus (I=1C)
fast discharge ...
... for 50mAh Akkus (I=4C)
measuring the last bits...
e.g. for receiver battery with
...of energy (capacity)
real currents
discharging thoroughly for storage
...deleting memory effect, then full battery
formatting new batteries, maintenance and use
formatting new batteries, prepairing to store
battery capacity test
optimized charging, 2.5mm2 charging leads essential
charging
e.g.: I = 1 C ...
charging
e.g.: I = 1 C ... 1,5 C...
...for Li-Po battery with 1 Ah,
...for Ni-MH battery with 3 Ah,
or Li-Po Akku with 3 Ah
charging
I = 2 C ... 3 C...
...for Ni-Cd batteries with 1...1,5 Ah
common charging of elder batteries, when automatic current calculation does not...
...calculate normal currents. batteries are used-up.
charging
charge current setting for all battery types which stand highest currents
isl 6-636+ only charge current setting for all battery types which stand highest currents
7.2 Akku 2/ battery 2 socket programs for Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Lead-Acid, Li-Mn, Li-Io, Li-Po batteries
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Charging of 1 - 6* Nickel Cadmium batteries
Charging of 1 - 6* Nickel Metallhydrid batteries
Charging of 1 - 4* Lead/Acid or Lead/Gel batt.
Charging of 1 - 3* Lithium Mangan Oxid batt.
Charging of 1 - 3* Lithium Ion./Li.-Polymer batt.
Charging of 1 - 3* Lithium Ion./Li.-Polymer batt.
1,2 - 7,2 V
1,2 - 7,2 V
2,0 - 8,0 V
3,0 - 9,0 V
3,6-10,8 V
3,7-11,1 V
Currents:
Currents:
Currents:
Currents:
Currents:
Currents:
100,
100,
100,
100,
100,
100,
200,
200,
200,
200,
200,
200,
332,
332,
332,
332,
332,
332,
500**
500**
500**
500**
500**
500**
mA
mA
mA
mA
mA
mA
[*] maximum cell count with a supply voltage of 13,8 V only, available on soft- & hardware from V 7.03
[**] 500 mA not available on isl 6-330d
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8.1.1 Battery output 1, charge program(s) fixed C for Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Lead, Li-Mn,
with manual charge current selection (I=x.xx) Li-Io, Li-Po batteries
Purpose
If you know the permissible charge currents for your batteries, you can use a matching
charge program with a fixed defined current. The current can be used for balance-charging, standard and rapid charging (low, medium and high currents) with the charge periods
calculated according to the state of charge of the battery.
It is the preferred methode to charge Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries when you only use 1...3
cells or you use thin charge cable diameters and also if you carge your transmitter batteries inadmissibly buildt in in your transmitter.
Cell type / No.
isl 6-330d to -530d / isl 6-636+ and -636e: 1-30/1-36 cells Ni-Cd and Ni-MH
1-21/24 cells lead acid batteries, 1-14/16 cells Li-MnO batteries,
1-11/13 cells Li-Ion batteries, 1-11/13 cells Li-Polymer batteries.
Description
The selected program starts charging immediately using the current you have selected.
This current is maintained at Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries until the charger detects "battery
full". The charge rate is only reduced if the selected current threatens to overheat / overload the charger as voltage rises.
Selectable currents: 0.1, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, ... in 0.5A increments
Maximum currents: -330d = 5.5 A, -430d = 5.0 A, -530d = 6.0 A, -636_= 8.0 A
Special features - charging 1-3 Ni-Cd cells: to suppress low-voltage messages first select the I=C.1A program and then connect the battery. Now select your desired program using the + and buttons. See also the warnings relating to this in Chapters 1 and 2.
- a charge lasting longer than 3 hours (Ni-Cd) / 4 hours (Ni-MH) without any "full"
detection halts the charge process without showing the charge period except in the following programs:
- C.1A and 0.25A programs have no time limit and no monitoring max. charge amount
- C.1A program (= 0.1A continuous charge): no automatic charge termination
- C.1A program uses pulsed current (pulse - pause ratio 1 : 3)
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1)
Program
1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
selection
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select the program you wish to
use (I=x.xA, x.x = time statement).
- Display while button is pressed: "CcBtype -> I=x.xA"
3. Release the button. The charge program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity.
The unit beeps to indicate the start of the charging process.
Displays while charging
Line1
- Current charge time, current charge voltage, current charge current
alternating with:
Current charge quantity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
- Probability of full charge by series of letters "a" -> "b"... (buttons inactive)
- "!": measuring for charge current and automatic charge termination (buttons inactive)
- "*": charge current automatically reduced to guard against overheating
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultan.: state; after release: charge quantity resp. parameter menue
Displays after program end
Line1
- Total charge time,
final charge voltage, "full" e.g.
"38:47 31.8V full"
alternating with: - Total charged capacity, final charge voltage, "full" e.g. "2.6Ah 31.8V full"
- "battery full" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "f"
- Inverted "t": short pulses of current, widely spaced, to maintain charged state (Ni-Cd)
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: charged capacity
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8.1.2 Battery output 1, Ni-Cd/Ni-MH charge program Auto C
with automatic charge current selection
Purpose
In most cases the "Auto C" fully automatic charge program is the right choice, as it provides optimum rapid-charging of Ni-Cd / Ni-MH batteries, charging fully but gently. Within
the permissible capacity range of 100 mAh to 4 Ah you do not need to have accurate
knowledge about the type of Ni-Cd sintered cell you are using. The only pre-condit-ions
are: adequate cross-section of the charge cable (2.5 mm2), high-quality connectors and a
pack consisting of soldered cells.
Cell type / No.
Ni-Cd/Ni-MH, 1-30 cells (-330d ... -530d), 1-36 cells (-636+ and -636e).
Description
The isl 6 automatically calculates the charge current most appropriate to the battery to be
charged. It does this by measuring the battery continuously, and adjusting the charge current repeatedly to match the pack's ability to absorb charge and/or to the maximum capacity of the isl 6. Initially the charge current is low for a brief period, then the current rises
and is adapted from time to time to the current battery state. The program continues
charging until it detects "battery full". It then switches to a maintenance (trickle) charge
(Ni-Cd only).
- The calculated charge current is reduced if there is any danger of the charger overheating or being overloaded.
- Maximum current: -330d = 5.5 A, -430d = 5.0 A, -530d = 6.0 A, -636_= 8.0 A
Special features - charging 1-3 Ni-Cd cells: to suppress low-voltage messages first select the I=C.1A program and then connect the battery. Now select your desired program using the + and buttons. See also the warnings relating to this in Chapters 1 and 2.
- a charge lasting longer than 3 hours (Ni-Cd) / 4 hours (Ni-MH) without any "full"
detection halts the charge progress without showing the charge period.
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1)
Program
1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
selection
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select program (Auto C).
- Display while the button is pressed: "CcBtype -> Auto C".
3. Release the button. The automatic charge program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity.
Never connect fully charged Ni-MH batteries!
The unit beeps to indicate the start of the charging process.
Displays while charging
Line1
- Current charge time, current charge voltage, current charge current
alternating with:
Current charge quantity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
- Probability of full charge by series of letters "a" -> "b"... (buttons inactive)
- "!": measuring for charge current and automatic charge termination (buttons inactive)
- "*": charge current automatically reduced to guard against overheating
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultan.: state; after release: charge quantity resp. parameter
menue
Displays after program end
Line1
- Total charge time,
final charge voltage, "full" e.g. "38:47 31.8V full"
alternating with: - Total charged capacity, final charge voltage, "full" e.g. "2.6Ah 31.8V full"
- "battery full" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "f"
- Inverted "t": short pulses of current, widely spaced, to maintain charged state (Ni-Cd only)
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: charged capacity
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8.1.3 Battery 1, Ni-Cd/Ni-MH capacity measuring prog. AutoCD & Aut3CD
with automatic charge / discharge current selection (not isl 6-636e)
Purpose
Maintenance program for measuring, formatting and storing. Erasing the memory effect. This
program allows you to examine individual battery packs for changes, and helps you draw
conclusions about their further usefulness based on variations in measured capacity data.
Cell type / No.
Ni-Cd / Ni-MH, 2-30 cells (-330d ... -530d), 2-36 cells (-636+).
Description
The battery connected to the charger is charged up using the Auto C program and then discharged using the Auto-D program (three times if you select the Aut3CD program).
- The isl 6 automatically and repeatedly calculates the charge current to match the battery.
The calculated charge current is reduced if there is a danger of the unit overheating or being
overloaded. The program charges until it detects "battery full".
- The battery is then discharged down to the final discharge voltage. The initial value of the
discharge current is calculated according ot the maximum power dissipation and/or the unit's
maximum permissible discharge current.
- Final discharge voltage: about 0,85V/Ni-Cd cell, about 1V/Ni-MH cell, resp. minimum 1.3V.
- Max. charge current: -330d = 5.5 A, -430d = 5.0 A, -530d = 6.0 A, -636_= 8.0 A
- Max. discharge current: 2,0 A, isl 6-330d = 1,0 A
- Max. discharge power: 16 W, isl 6-330d = 10 W
Special features - The isl 6 is not designed for discharging 1 Ni-Cd/Ni-MH cell. Reverse polarity guard diodes
and the types of transistor used allow the charger to discharge below 2 Volts only at reduced
currents; discharging below about 1 Volt is virtually impossible. The isl 6 shows "empty" at
1.3 volts, do not try to discharge only 1 cell!
- The isl 6 detects the number of cells with sufficient accuracy and can be changed if required.
- a charge lasting longer than 3 hours (Ni-Cd) / 4 hours (Ni-MH) without any "full" detection halts the charge progress without showing the charge period.
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1).
Program selection 1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select the program you wish to use
(AutoCD resp. Aut3CD).
- Display, button pressed: "CcBtype -> AutoCD" resp. "CcBtype -> Aut3CD"
3. Release the button. The automatic combi-program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity.
Never connect fully charged Ni-MH batteries!
The unit beeps to indicate the start of the charging process.
Displays while charging/discharging
Line1
- Current discharge/charge time, current discharge/charge voltage, current discharge/
charge current
alternating with:
Current discharge or charge capacity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
- Probability of full charge by series of letters "a" -> "b"... (buttons inactive) - during charge phase
- "!": measuring for charge current and auto. charge termination (buttons inactive) - while charging
- "*": charge/discharge current automatically reduced to guard against overheating
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simult.: state; after release: (dis-)charge quantity resp. parameter menue
Displays after program end
Line1
- Total discharge time, final discharge voltage, "empty" e.g. "65:09 8.51Vempty"
alternating with:
- Total discharge capacity, final discharge voltage, "empty" e.g. "1.9Ah 8.51Vempty"
- "battery empty" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "e"
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: charged/discharged capacities
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8.1.4 Battery output 1, Ni-Cd/Ni-MH maintenance programs AutoDC and Aut3DC
with automatic discharge & charge current selection (not isl 6-636e)
Purpose
Maintenance program for measuring, formatting and using directly after finishing the program.
Erasing the memory effect.The two battery maintenance programs (DC, 3DC) balance the state of
your batteries in order to erase any existing memory effect. In particular, batteries which are only
slightly discharged in use (e.g. transmitter packs) need to be discharged completely and recharged
at regular intervals. Irregularly maintained and brand-new batteries often need this procedure to be
carried out three times in a row.
Cell type / No.
Ni-Cd / Ni-MH, 2-30 cells (-330d ... -530d), 2-36 cells (-636+).
Description
Using the Auto-D program the battery is discharged down to the final discharge voltage and then recharged
using the Auto C program (three times if you select the Aut3DC program). The program charges until the
charger detects "battery full", then switches to a maintenance (trickle) charge (Ni-CD only).
- The initial value of the discharge current is calculated from the maximum discharge power dissipation and/or the charger's maximum permissible discharge current.
- Once the final discharge voltage is reached, the discharge current is reduced in stages to a low
value (Ni-Cd only).
- Continuous charge current adjustment to suit the battery's ability to absorb charge.
- The calculated charge current is reduced if there is a danger of the unit overheat-ing or being overloaded.
- Final discharge voltage: about 0,85V/Ni-Cd cell, about 1V/Ni-MH cell, resp. minimum 1.3V.
- Max. charge current: -330d = 5.5 A, -430d = 5.0 A, -530d = 6.0 A, -636_= 8.0 A
- Max. discharge current: 2,0 A, isl 6-330d = 1,0 A
- Max. discharge power: 16 W, isl 6-330d = 10 W
Special features
- The isl 6 is not designed for discharging 1 Ni-Cd/Ni-MH cell. Reverse polarity guard diodes and
the types of transistor used allow the charger to discharge below 2 Volts only at reduced currents;
discharging below about 1 Volt is virtually impossible. The isl 6 shows "empty" at 1.3 volts, do not
try to discharge only 1 cell!
- The isl 6 detects the number of cells with sufficient accuracy and can be changed if required.
- a charge lasting longer than 3 hours (Ni-Cd) / 4 hours (Ni-MH) without any "full" detection
halts the charge progress without showing the charge period.
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1).
Program selection 1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select the program you wish to use
(AutoDC resp. Aut3DC).
- Display, button pressed: "CcBtype -> AutoDC" resp. "CcBtype -> Aut3DC"
3. Release the button. The automatic combi-program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity.
The unit beeps to indicate the start of the charging process.
Displays while discharging/charging
Line1
- Current discharge/charge time, current discharge/charge voltage, current discharge/charge current
alternating with:
-
Current discharge or charge capacity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
Probability of full charge by series of letters "a" -> "b"... (buttons inactive) - during charge phase
"!": measuring for charge current and charge termination (buttons inactive) - while charging
"*": charge/discharge current automatically reduced to guard against overheating
Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number.
Pressing +&-buttons simult.: state; after release: (dis-)charge quantity resp. parameter menue
Displays after program end
Line1
final charge voltage, "full" e.g.
"33:12 15.9V full"
Total charged quantity, final charge voltage, "full" e.g.
"2.6Ah 15.9V full"
- Total charge time,
alternating with:
-
"battery full" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "f"
Inverted "t": short pulses of current, widely spaced, to maintain charged state (Ni-Cd only)
Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: discharge/charge quantities
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8.1.5 Battery output 1, Ni-Cd / Ni-MH discharge program Auto-D
with automatic discharge current selection (not isl 6-636e)
Purpose
This discharge program discharges the pack as quickly and thoroughly as possible, and is
therefore ideal for preparing cells for storage, and also for balancing and refreshing cells.
Cell type / No.
Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, 2-30 cells (-330d ... -530d), 2-36 cells (-636+).
Description
The battery connected to the unit is discharged down to the final discharge voltage.
- The initial value of the discharge current is calculated from the maximum discharge power dissipation and/or the charger's maximum permissible discharge current.
- Once the final discharge voltage is reached, the discharge current is reduced in stages to
a low value (Ni-Cd only).
- Final discharge voltage: about 0,85V/Ni-Cd cell, about 1V/Ni-MH cell, resp. minimum
1.3V.
- Max. discharge current: 2,0 A, isl 6-330d = 1,0 A
- Max. discharge power: 16 W, isl 6-330d = 10 W
Special features - The isl 6 is not designed for discharging 1 Ni-Cd/Ni-MH cell. Reverse polarity guard diodes and the types of transistor used allow the charger to discharge below 2 Volts only at
reduced currents; discharging below about 1 Volt is virtually impossible. The isl 6 shows
"empty" at 1.3 volts, do not try to discharge only 1 cell!
- The isl 6 detects the number of cells with sufficient accuracy and can be changed if required.
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1)
Program
1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
selection
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select program (Auto-D).
- Display while the button is pressed: "CcBtype -> Auto-D".
3. Release the button. The automatic discharge program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity. The unit beeps to indicate the start of the discharging process.
Displays while discharging
Line1
- Current discharge time, current discharge voltage, current discharge current
alternating with:
Current discharge capacity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
- "*" alternating with "-": discharge current automatically reduced to guard against overload.
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state;
after release: discharge quantity resp. parameter menue
Displays after program end
Line1
- Total discharge time, final discharge voltage, "empty" e.g.
"65:09
8.51Vempty"
alternating with:
Total discharge capacity, final discharge voltage, "empty" "1.9Ah 8.51Vempty"
- "battery empty" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "e"
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: discharged capacity
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8.1.6 Battery output 1, discharge program(s) fixed-D
- all battery types
with manual discharge current selection (I-x.xxA) (not isl 6-636e)
Purpose
After partially discharging a battery in use it can be interesting to know what an afternoon's
flying, a particular driving style or a new power system has cost or saved you in terms of
energy. This discharge program supplies that information.
Cell type / No.
isl 6-330d to -530d / isl 6-636+ and -636e: 1-30/1-36 cells Ni-Cd and Ni-MH
1-21/24 cells lead acid batteries, 1-14/16 cells Li-MnO batteries,
1-11/13 cells Li-Ion batteries, 1-11/13 cells Li-Polymer batteries.
Description
The selected program starts discharging immediately with the selected constant current.
The discharge current is maintained down to the final discharge voltage.
- The discharge current is automatically reduced if the current you have set threatens to
overheat the charger (max. power dissipation 16W).
- Selectable currents: 25 mA, 50 mA, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0 A
- Exception: if cells up to the number set for the Akku 2 charge section are connected,
the charge current value for Akku 2 is set as the discharge current.
- The unit is able to detect the number of cells connected with sufficient accuracy.
- A useful discharge current for an accurate measurement of battery capacity is usually
one tenth of nominal capacity (1/10 C)
- Final discharge voltage: approx. 0.85 V / cell
- Max. discharge current: 2.0 A
- Max. discharge power: 16 W
Special features - The isl 6 is not designed for discharging 1 Ni-Cd/Ni-MH cell. Reverse polarity guard diodes and the types of transistor used allow the charger to discharge below 2 Volts only at
reduced currents; discharging below about 1 Volt is virtually impossible. The isl 6 shows
"empty" at 1.3 volts, do not try to discharge only 1 cell!
- The isl 6 detects the number of cells with sufficient accuracy and can be changed if required.
Settings
for Power-On: Call up the Power-On reset program you wish to use (see Chapter 9.3.1)
Program
1. Disconnect any battery from Output 1.
selection
2. Press the "+" or "-" button repeatedly or constantly to select program (Auto-D).
- Display while the button is pressed: "CcBtype -> Auto-D".
3. Release the button. The automatic discharge program on the screen is now selected.
If you change to a discharge program (without disconnecting the battery if you ignore point
1.), the charge quantity is resetted.
Connect battery 4. Now connect the battery to be charged to the Akku 1 output, maintaining correct polarity. The unit beeps to indicate the start of the discharging process.
Displays while discharging
Line1
- Current discharge time, current discharge voltage, current discharge current
alternating with:
Current discharge capacity, voltage, current/car battery voltage (on isl 6-330d)
- "*" alternating with "-": discharge current automatically reduced to guard against overload.
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state;
after release: discharge quantity resp. parameter menue
Displays after program end
Line1
- Total discharge time, final discharge voltage, "empty" e.g."65:09 8.51Vempty"
alternating with:
Total discharge capacity, final discharge voltage, "empty" "1.9Ah 8.51Vempty"
- "battery empty" display by: brief buzz, LCD shows inverted "e"
- Various warnings and error messages in plain text, with error number
- Pressing +&-buttons simultaneously: state; after release: discharged capacity
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8.2.1 Battery output 2, charge program for 1 to 6*- cell Ni-Cd batteries
Purpose
e.g. for charging receiver batteries down to 50 mAh or e.g. 6 cell transmitter batteries of
high capacity.
Cell type
Cell count
Charge current
Set the cell type to NiCd batteries as explained in Section 9.2
Set the number of cells as explained in Section 9.2
Set the charge current as explained in Section 9.2
Description
The charge program starts charging with the pre-selected current and the set number of
cells. At fixed intervals and after reaching the prescribed charge voltage limit the isl 6
switches to a pulsed charge process. The better the battery maintains its voltage in the
pauses, the longer the pauses become and the shorter the charge pulses become.
- The current and the number of cells are determined by a special initialisation process
which runs when the charger is first connected to the car battery (Section 9.2)
Please note
If the voltage at the battery output is excessive, the charger may fail to detect the presence of a battery.
Settings
at Power-On
- cell type to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- number of cells to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- charge current (see Section 9.2)
Connect battery Connect the battery to be charged to the battery 2 output, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
- The charger beeps once to indicate the start of the charge process.
Displays if output 2 is "ready"
Line 2
dto. isl 6-330d
- setting of battery output 2, car battery voltage, e.g.
- press both buttons simultaneously to display
parameters & last capacity, e.g. (V8.00:"2: 4NiCd 100mA
"2: 4NiCd.1A 13.6"
")
"2: 4NiCd
49mAh"
If the cursor (under the battery 1 data) is at ”ready” (i.e. at the far left of the screen)
and if you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows after some seconds:
- "b2", setting of battery output 2 and last capacity e.g.
"2 4NiCd.1A 49mAh"
Displays while output 2 is charging
Line 2
- current charge time, current charge voltage, car battery voltage"07:23 5.63V 13.6"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charge quantity, current voltage, current current e.g. "12mAh 5.63V0.10A"
When both buttons are pressed simultaneously:
- setting of battery output 2 and current charge quantity e.g. "2: 4NiCd
12mAh".
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates the approximate state of charge.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, current capacity, e.g."2 4NiCd.1A 12mAh"
Displays after output 2 program end
Line 2
- time of "full" termination, cut off voltage,, car battery voltage "34:12 6.36V 13.6"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- charged capacity, cut off voltage, "full" e.g.
"53mAh 6.36V full"
- "full" indication: brief buzz and inverted "f" on LCD screen
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as shown above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates ”full”, i.e. the cursor is
at the far right of the screen.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, charged capacity, e.g."2 4NiCd.1A 53mAh"
[*] Maximum cell count only at supply voltage of 13.8 V; available from software & hardware V 7.03
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8.2.2 Battery output 2, charge program for 1 to 6*- cell Ni-MH batteries
Purpose
For charging receiver batteries down to 100 mAh and 6 cell transmitter batteries.
Cell type
Cell count
Charge current
Set the cell type to NiMH batteries as explained in Section 9.2
Set the number of cells as explained in Section 9.2
Set the charge current as explained in Section 9.2
Description
The charge program starts charging with the pre-selected current and the set number of
cells. At fixed intervals and after reaching the prescribed charge voltage limit the isl 6
switches to a pulsed charge process. The better the battery maintains its voltage in the
pauses, the longer the pauses become and the shorter the charge pulses become.
- The current and the number of cells are determined by a special initialisation process
which runs when the charger is first connected to the car battery (Section 9.2)
Please note
If the voltage at the battery output is excessive, the charger may fail to detect the presence of a battery.
- cell type to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- number of cells to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- maximum charge current (see Section 9.2)
Settings
at Power-On
Connect battery Connect the battery to be charged to the battery 2 output, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
- The charger beeps once to indicate the start of the charge process.
Displays if output 2 is "ready"
Line 2
dto. isl 6-330d
- setting of battery output 2, car battery voltage, e.g.
- press both buttons simultaneously to display
parameters & last capacity, e.g. (V8.00:"2: 4NiMH 332mA
"2: 4NiMH.3A 13.5"
")
"2: 4NiMH
81mAh"
If the cursor (under the battery 1 data) is at ”ready” (i.e. at the far left of the screen)
and if you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows:
- "b2", setting of battery output 2 and last capacity e.g.
"2 4NiMH.3A .81Ah"
Displays while output 2 is charging
Line 2
- current charge time, current charge voltage, car battery voltage"27:12 5.63V 13.5"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charge quantity, current voltage, current current e.g. "14mAh 5.63V0.33A"
When both buttons are pressed simultaneously:
- setting of battery output 2 and current charge quantity e.g. "2: 4NiMH
14mAh"
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates the approximate state
of charge.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, current capacity, e.g.
"2 4NiMH.3A 14mAh"
Displays after output 2 program end
Line 2
- time of "full" termination, cut off voltage, car battery voltage "27:12 6.25V 13.5"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- charged capacity, cut off voltage, "full" e.g.
".75Ah 6.25V full"
- "full" indication: brief buzz and inverted "f" on LCD screen
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as shown above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates ”full”, i.e. the cursor is
at the far right of the screen.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows
- "b2", cell count, cell type, current set, charged capacity, e.g. "2 4NiMH.3A .75Ah"
[*] Maximum cell count only at supply voltage of 13.8 V; available from software & hardware V 7.03
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8.2.3 Battery output 2, charge program for 1 to 4*- cell
Lead-Acid batteries
Purpose
Cell type
Cell count
Charge current
Description
Typically to charge single-cell glowplug energiser batteries and lead-gel and lead-acid batteries.
Set the cell type to Lead batteries as explained in Section 9.2
Set the number of cells as explained in Section 9.2
Set the charge current as explained in Section 9.2
The charge program initially charges at a very low current, and slowly increases the rate
until the pre-selected value is reached - unless the maximum voltage typical of these cells
is reached before this. Towards the end of the process the charge current is again reduced
significantly, and under certain circumstances it may even fall to zero.
- The current and the number of cells are determined by a special initialisation process
which runs when the charger is first connected to the car battery (Section 9.2)
Please note
If the voltage at the battery output is excessive, the charger may fail to detect the presence of a battery.
Settings
- cell type to be connected (see Section 9.2)
at Power-On
- number of cells to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- maximum charge current (see Section 9.2)
Connect battery Connect the battery to be charged to the battery 2 output, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
- The charger beeps once to indicate the start of the charge process.
Displays if output 2 is "ready"
Line 2
dto. isl 6-330d
- setting of battery output 2, car battery voltage, e.g.
"2: 1Lead.5A 13.8"
- press both buttons simultaneously to display
parameters & last capacity, e.g. (V8.00:"2: 1Lead 500mA ") "2: 1Lead
1.4Ah"
If the cursor (under the battery 1 data) is at ”ready” (i.e. at the far left of the screen)
and if you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d):
- "b2", setting of battery output 2 and last capacity e.g.
"2 1Lead.3A 1.4Ah"
Displays while output 2 is charging
Line 2
- current charge time, current charge voltage, car battery voltage"19:12 2.13V 13.8"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charge quantity, current voltage, current current e.g. ".11Ah 2.13V0.50A"
When both buttons are pressed simultaneously:
- setting of battery output 2 and current charge quantity e.g. "2: 1Lead
.11Ah"
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates the approximate state of charge.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d!):
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, current capacity, e.g.
"2 1Lead.3A .11Ah"
Displays after output 2 program end
Line 2
- time of "full" termination, current voltage, car battery voltage "18h12 2.27V 13.8"
(18 hours, 12 minutes) alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charged capacity, current battery voltage, "full" e.g. "4.5Ah 2.27V full"
- "full" indication: brief buzz and inverted "f" on LCD screen
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as shown above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates ”full”, i.e. the cursor is
at the far right of the screen.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d!):
- "b2", cell count, cell type, current set, charged capacity, e.g. "2 1Lead.3A 4.5Ah"
[*] Maximum cell count only at supply voltage of 13.8 V; available from software & hardware V 7.03
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8.2.4 Battery output 2, charge program for 1 to 3*- cell
Lithium-Manganese-Oxide batteries (Tadiran)
Purpose
Typically to charge 2-cell lightweight high-capacity receiver batteries
Cell type
Cell count
Charge current
Set the cell type to LiMn batteries as explained in Section 9.2
Set the number of cells as explained in Section 9.2
Set the charge current as explained in Section 9.2
Description
The charge program initially charges at a very low current, and slowly increases the rate
until the pre-selected value is reached - unless the maximum voltage typical of these cells
is reached before this. Towards the end of the process the charge current is again reduced
significantly, and under certain circumstances it may even fall to zero.
- The current and the number of cells are determined by a special initialisation process
which runs when the charger is first connected to the car battery (Section 9.2)
Please note
If the voltage at the battery output is excessive, the charger may fail to detect the presence of a battery.
- cell type to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- number of cells to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- maximum charge current (see Section 9.2)
Settings
at Power-On
Connect battery Connect the battery to be charged to the battery 2 output, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
- The charger beeps once to indicate the start of the charge process.
Displays if output 2 is "ready"
Line 2
dto. isl 6-330d
- setting of battery output 2, car battery voltage, e.g.
- press both buttons simultaneously to display
parameters & last capacity, e.g. (V8.00:"2: 2LiMn 200mA
"2: 2LiMn.2A 13.7"
")
"2: 2LiMn
.73Ah"
If the cursor (under the battery 1 data) is at ”ready” (i.e. at the far left of the screen)
and if you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows:
- "b2", setting of battery output 2 and last capacity e.g.
"2 2LiMn.2A .73Ah"
Displays while output 2 is charging
Line 2
- current charge time, current charge voltage, car battery voltage"19:13 5.43V 13.7"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charge quantity, current voltage, current current e.g. ".11Ah 5.43V0.20A"
When both buttons are pressed simultaneously:
- setting of battery output 2 and current charge quantity e.g. "2: 2LiMn
.11Ah"
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates the approximate state of charge.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows:
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, current capacity, e.g.
"2 2LiMn.2A .11Ah"
Displays after output 2 program end
Line 2
- time of "full" termination, current voltage, car battery voltage "03h38 6.70V 13.7"
(3 hours, 38 minutes) alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charged capacity, current battery voltage, "full" e.g. ".61Ah 6.70V full"
- "full" indication: brief buzz and inverted "f" on LCD screen
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as shown above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates ”full”, i.e. the cursor is
at the far right of the screen.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows:
- "b2", cell count, cell type, current set, charged capacity, e.g. "2 2LiMn.2A .61Ah"
[*] Maximum cell count only at supply voltage of 13.8 V; available from software & hardware V 7.03
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8.2.5 Battery output 2, charge program for 1 to 3*- cell
Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Polymer batteries
Purpose
Typically to charge 2 or 3-cell lightweight high-capacity power batteries for slowflyers.
Cell type
Cell count
Charge current
Set the cell type to LiIo or LiPo batteries as explained in Section 9.2
Set the number of cells as explained in Section 9.2
Set the charge current as explained in Section 9.2
Description
The charge program initially charges at a very low current, and slowly increases the rate
until the pre-selected value is reached - unless the maximum voltage typical of these cells
is reached before this. Towards the end of the process the charge current is again reduced
significantly, and under certain circumstances it may even fall to zero.
- The current and the number of cells are determined by a special initialisation process
which runs when the charger is first connected to the car battery (Section 9.2)
Please note
If the voltage at the battery output is excessive, the charger may fail to detect the presence of a battery.
- cell type to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- number of cells to be connected (see Section 9.2)
- maximum charge current (see Section 9.2)
Settings
at Power-On
Connect battery Connect the battery to be charged to the battery 2 output, taking care to maintain correct polarity.
- The charger beeps once to indicate the start of the charge process.
Displays if output 2 is "ready"
Line 2
dto. isl 6-330d
- setting of battery output 2, car battery voltage, e.g.
- press both buttons simultaneously to display
parameters & last capacity, e.g. (V8.00:"2: 3LiPo 500mA
"2: 3LiPo.5A 13.7"
")
"2: 3LiPo
1.1Ah"
If the cursor (under the battery 1 data) is at ”ready” (i.e. at the far left of the screen)
and if you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d):
- "b2", setting of battery output 2 and last capacity e.g.
"2 3LiPo.3A 1.1Ah"
Displays while output 2 is charging
Line 2
- current charge time, current charge voltage, car battery voltage"17:12 10.3V 13.8"
alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charge quantity, current voltage, current current e.g. ".11Ah 10.3V0.50A"
When both buttons are pressed simultaneously:
- setting of battery output 2 and current charge quantity e.g. "2: 3LiPo
.11Ah".
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates the approximate state of charge.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d!):
- "b2", cell count, cell type, charge current, current capacity, e.g.
"2 3LiPo.3A .11Ah"
Displays after output 2 program end
Line 2
- time of "full" termination, current voltage, car battery voltage "03h07 12.6V 13.7"
(3 hours, 7 minutes) alternating on line 2, with
alternating with
- current charged capacity, current battery voltage, "full" e.g. "1.3Ah 12.6V full"
- "full" indication: brief buzz and inverted "f" on LCD screen
dto. isl 6-330d
- if battery 1 is not in use, the screen display is as shown above
- if battery 1 is in use, the cursor under the battery 1 data indicates ”full”, i.e. the cursor is
at the far right of the screen.
If you press both buttons simultaneously, the screen shows (332 mA max. with i6-330d!):
- "b2", cell count, cell type, current set, charged capacity, e.g. "2 3LiPo.3A 1.3Ah"
[*] Maximum cell count only at supply voltage of 13.8 V; available from software & hardware V 7.03
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9
Modifying charger characteristics
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9.1 Tabular summary
Press and hold button(s)
&
Connect isl 6 to car battery
Message 1:
(c) schulze gmbh
isl6-xxxx V7.xx
Message:
(c) schulze gmbh
isl6-xxxx V7.xx
Message:
(c) schulze gmbh
isl6-xxxx V7.xx
Message 2:
Car battery=10V
(power is reduced)
Select menu 1:
b1-cur.aft.reset
last - + FAUTO
Select menu 1:
???? TypeSel A2
???? - + next
-
isl 6-330d
Release "-" button
Select menu 2:
? CellCount
A2
? - + next
Select menu 3:
Switching output
xxxxx - + next
Select menu 3:
cur-???-rent A2
???mA=- + next
Select menu 4 (option):
Melody select #xx
Option sold out,
ok = - + =next
no longer available
-
Message:
b1 cutoff mode
e.g. "normal"
Message:
Ready display
Key:
Message for "ready" state or settings
Action to display or select a charger characteristic
Display of selectable charger characteristics
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9.1.1 Use with an external 12V car battery
9.1.2
An external 12V battery can safely be discharged to a lower level with the isl 6 than a
car battery which is required to start a car engine.
The option of deeper discharge can be selected when you connect the isl 6 to the battery.
At the same time you can limit the maximum
charge power (see 9.1.2.2 "Use with a 22/25A
mains PSU").
If you wish to do this, hold the "-" button on the
isl 6 pressed in while you connect it, until the
charger's screen shows the message
"car battery =10V" in the first line.
The low-voltage warning message range (# 5)
then lies approximately between 9.75 und
10.5V, and below 9.75V the unit switches itself
off (error # 72).
9.1.2.1 Use with a car battery charger
Never connect the isl 6 to a car battery
charger. These units produce a pulsed
D.C. current which damages the isl 6.
Using the unit with a car battery wired in parallel and acting as a buffer can also cause problems, as this arrangement tends to produce
senseless error messages.
The charger does not store the "-" button press during initial connection, so
the setting has to be repeated at the
start of every session with the charger.
The best way to exploit the full charge power of
the unit is to delay making the change until the
first message
"car battery=MIN" or
"car battery<MIN" appears.
However, please note that you lose the current
data relating to the charge program running
(charge period, capacity) when you disconnect
the charger from the car battery to effect this
change.
Unfortunately, reducing the charge current
when the above messages appear is not without its problems, as the automatic charge termination circuit can then get "out of step", because a reduction in the load current also
causes a reduction in the voltage of the battery
pack.
Use with the 230V mains supply
9.1.2.2 Use with a 22/25A mains PSU
In theory the charger can be used with a
stabilised mains power supply unit, but
the charger's high power and the PSU's
inadequate output capacity present problems, and the arrangement cannot be
recommend. The result may be longterm damage, and even terminal damage
to the mains PSU and the charger.
For charging batteries (minimum 8 cells) in conjunction with a 22 A (25 A peak) mains PSU it is
possible to limit the maximum charge power of the
unit (isl 6-530d upwards) at the Akku 1 output to
about 190 W, so that the current drain from the
PSU stays below 22 A.
This setting is made by pressing the "-" button
while you connect the unit to the car battery
(see description in Section 9.1.1).
The unit displays the message
"power reduced".
As reliable operation of the isl 6 with a mains
PSU depends on other factors, including spurious voltage levels, questionable reliability
when run continuously, sensitivity to converter
clock frequencies and adequate reserves of
output capacity (one area in which laboratory
mains PSUs are often lacking) etc., it is up to
you to carry out tests to establish whether your
particular combination of PSU and charger
works properly. We accept no liability for problems or damage to the isl 6 or other parts of
the combin-ation arising from this mode of usage.
Please note that "repairs" to chargers which
produce error messages when used with mains
PSUs will be charged for accordingly.
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9.2
Setting the number of cells and charge current for battery Output 2
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The Akku 2 (battery 2) output must be set to the
type of cell, number of cells and charge current you
wish to use.
You can select within 6 types of batteries and select
up to 4 (isl 6-330d 3) differnet charge currents.
The values you select are stored permanently in the
charger.
[**] Check the specifications of the battery manufacturer for maximum charge and discharge voltages (see section 4.6) and then select the fitting Li-Ion
charge program to the battery type you use (LiIo or
LiPo). You even can use different programs for
charging and discharging (discharging only possible
at battery one output).
1. Hold the "+" button pressed in while you connect
the charger to the car battery and wait until the selection menu appears (about 2-3 seconds).
6. Press the "+" button (+next) repeatedly until the
desired cell count appears.
2. Release the button again.
" ???? TypeSel B2"
"4NiCd.3A- +next" (example)
In the isl 6-330d both lines follow in succession.
The value to select is marked by a question mark, in
the isl 6-330d the cursor marks the position to select.
You can select following types of batteries:
Nickel Cadmium
(NiCd),
Nickel Metallhydrid
(NiMH),
Lead/acid and Lead/gel (Lead),
Lithium Manganoxid (LiMn),
better known as Tadiran cell,
Lithium Ionen
(LiIo).
Lithium Polymer
(LiPo).
3. Press the "+" button (+next) repeatedly to display the different battery types until the desired type
appears.
4. Select the shown type of cell by pressing the "-"
button (e. g. .LiMn...-).
5. After that, the cell count menu appears.
"? CellCount
A2"
"1LiMn.3A- +next" (example)
Depending of the selected type of battery you can
select following cell counts:
NiCd:
1 - 6* cells
= 1,2 ... 7,2 V
NiMH:
1 - 6* cells
= 1,2 ... 7,2 V
Lead:
1 - 4* cells
= 2, 4, 6, 8 V
LiMn:
1 - 3* cells
= 3,0 ... 9,0 V
LiIo:
1 - 3* cells
= 3,6 ... 10.8 V**
LiPo:
1 - 3* cells
= 3,7 ... 11,1 V**
7. Select the shown cell count by pressing the "-"
button (e. g. 2LiMn...-).
8. After that, the charge current menu appears:
" cur-???-rent B2"
"1LiMn.3A- +next" (example)
You can select between following currents
(isl 6-330d in () ):
100 mA
= ".1A",
(100 mA = ".1A")
200 mA
= ".2A",
(200 mA = ".2A")
332 mA
= ".3A",
(332 mA = ".3A")
500 mA
= ".5A",
(not available)
Hint:
No longer any effects on the Akku 1 output:
At softwareversion 8 all currents selected
for Akku 2 output are only used for Akku
2 output
9. Press the "+" button (+next) repeatedly to display the different current values,
10. Select the visible current value by pressing the
"-" button (e. g. 2LiMn.3A-).
11. After that the screen will show the set charge
termination sensitivity before the "ready" message
appears, exactly as if you had just connected the
charger to the car battery.
[*] maximum cell count with a supply voltage of
13,8 V only, available on soft- & hardware from V
7.03
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Program type after reset for A1 (9.3.1)
Charge termination A1(dropped) (9.3.2)
Switch output
(9.3.3)
Melody select module (option) (9.3.4)
These 4 parameters can be adjusted in a single process.
To do this hold the "+" and "-" buttons pressed
in while you connect the isl 6 to the car battery,
and wait until the menu
"B1-cur.aft.reset" appears.
9.3.1 Setting the program type after reset
Here you select the program which is to appear
as standard when you connect the isl 6 to the
car battery.
The program which appears after initial connection can be the:
- last used program
(more accurately: the program setting which
applied when the battery was last connected;
(Select "last" with the "-" button)
or
- the fully automatic charge program
(Select "FAUTO" with the "+" Taste).
When you have made your selection the menu
"p1 cutoff mode" appears (description below).
9.3.2 Setting charge termination sensitivity:
IMPORTANT note: it is no longer necessary to
set the sensitivity and delay as required by earlier software versions; selecting the battery
type eliminates this.
However, it is important that you, the user,
should be aware that, if you select Ni-MH Auto
C or one the combi-programs (...CD), the automatic charge termination only becomes active
after about 5 minutes, and the battery is
charged with increased current in these first
few minutes.
This means: NEVER connect full Ni-MH
cells for charging. Overcharging /
overheating / explosion hazard!
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9.3.3 Switched output setting
(not for isl 6-330d, not for isl 6-636e)
" switch output "
"12V perma- +next" (example re. a))
You can select among 3 different settings:
a) 12V permanent
The switched output provides 12 V continously,
ideal to to drive a battery cooling fan or similar.
b) FullBlinking
The switched output provides 12 V on / off to
drive a car flasher bulb when battery is fully
charged or discharged.
c) FullContinous
The switched output provides 12 V continously to
drive a car flasher bulb when battery is fully
charged or discharged.
Press the "+" button (+next) repeatedly to display
the switch output features.
Press the "-" button to select desired feature
(e.g. FullBlink).
The selected setting is repeated once more.
Note re. switched output: (not series-accessories!)
The charger features a Cinch (phono) socket as
widely used in audio equipment, and it is protected by an internal T 2.5 A fuse. It is designed for
connection to a car flasher bulb (12V / 25W) so
that you have a visual indicator of the "battery full"
and "battery empty" states.
As an alternative to the flashing light output the
Cinch socket can be set up at the factory to provide
a fixed 12 V to drive a battery cooling fan or similar.
-> Do not mix with the RS232 Port connector!
Note: the cables connected to this socket must be
fitted with a ferrite core in order to keep within the
CE limits for interference radiation. Use the "CERing-i8" for this, and wind at least 9 turns of the
cable through it at a point no more than 5 cm from
the Cinch plug. The cable must not be more than
2 m long.
9.3.4 Melody selection setting
Note: this option is only fitted to older chargers
built before the end of 1995. (not -330d, -636e)
If the module is present, you can press the "+"
button to listen to all 12 melodies in turn and select one by pressing the "-" button (melody 0 =
buzzer).
Note: you can cut short the melody or the buzzer
at any time by pressing the "+" or "-" button.
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10 Legal matters
10.1 Warranty
All isl 6 chargers are carefully checked and
tested before dispatch.
If you have a complaint, send the unit back to
us with a clear description of the fault.
A message such as "doesn't work properly" or
"software error" doesn't help us much!
Before you send your isl 6 back to us, please
test the unit carefully, as it costs us money to
test a charger, and if it turns out to be in working order we have to recover those costs from
you. In this case it makes no difference whether the fully functional charger is returned
within the warranty period or not. Approved
warranty claims are processed in accordance
with our currently valid General Conditions of
Business, which are printed in our catalogue.
One further note: if a problem arises with any
schulze product, send it directly to us without
interfering with it in any way.
This ensures that we can repair the unit quickly, pick up warranty faults without any dispute,
and keep costs to a minimum.
You can also be sure that we will fit genuine replacement parts which will work properly in
your unit. Unfortunately we have had bad experience with third-party Service Centres which
claim technical competence. Note also that any
out-side interference with our products invalidates the warranty (e.g. the original pole
clamps omitted or replaced). Incompetent attempts at repair can cause further damage. We
often find it impossible to estimate the repair
cost of devices in such condition, and in certain
circumstances we are then obliged to decline
to repair it altogether.
10.2 Limited liability / compensation
We at Schulze Elektronik GmbH are unable to
monitor the observance of our assembly and
operation instructions, our prescribed conditions and methods for installation, connection,
usage and maintenance of our battery chargers. For this reason we cannot accept liability
for loss, damage or costs which arise through
the inappropriate use of our products, or are
connected in any way with such use.
Within the normal legal limits, our obligation to
provide compensation, for whatever legal reason, is limited to the invoice value of that quantity of product immediately involved in the
event which caused the damage. This does not
apply if we are obliged to accept unlimited liability in accordance with mandatory law due to
our deliberate or serious negligence.
10.3 CE approval
All isl 6 units built after January 1996 satisfy all
relevant and mandatory EC directives: these
are the EMF directives
- 89/336/EWG,
- 91/263/EWG and
- 92/31/EWG.
The product has been tested to meet the following basic technical standards:
Interference radiation: EN 50 081-1:1992,
Interference susceptibility: EN 50 082-1:1992
and/or
EN 50 082-2:1995.
You are the owner of a product whose design
and construction fulfil the safety aims of the EC
for the safe operation of devices.
The approval procedure includes a test of interference radiation, i.e. of interference generated by the charger. This charger has been
tested under practical conditions at maximum
load current and with a large number of cells,
and remains within the interference limits. A
less stringent test would be, for example, to
measure interference levels at a low charge
current or with only 7 cells, in which mode the
voltage converter would not be active. In such
cases the charger would not produce its maximum interfer-ence level.
The procedure also includes a test of interference susceptibility, i.e. the extent to which the
charger is vulnerable to interference from other
devices. The test involves subjecting the charger to RF signals similar to those produced by
an RC transmitter or a radio telephone.
Note:
If you encounter problems in using this device,
please carry out the measures described in
Chapter 13 and 14 before you decide that it is
defective.
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11 Specifications, technical features
isl 6 Weight Display
Display No. of cells Capacity Ch.Current Disch.Curr. Supplyca. [kg] [linexchar] [visib.area]
[Ni-Cd]
[Ah]
[mA - A]
[mA - A] current [A]
-330d 0.71
-430d 1.1
-530d 1.1
-636+ 1.3
1
2
2
2
x
x
x
x
16
16
16
16
63x12mm
61x15mm
61x15mm
98x22mm
1 - 30
1 - 30
1 - 30
1 - 36
0.1 - 5
250 - 5,5
0.1 - 5
250 - 5
0.1 - 5
250 - 6
0.1 - 6 250 - 6.5 (8)
25 - 1
25 - 2
25 - 2
25 - 2
max.
max.
max.
max.
15
17
22
30
isl 6-...
Pb
Li-MnO
Li-Io
Li-Po
Type [cCount/Vnom/Vmax] [cCount/Vnom/Vmax] [cCount/Vnom/Vmax] [cCount/Vnom/Vmax]
-330d
1-19/2-38/2,3-43,7
-430d
"trickle", "cyclic"-530d max. 3h: 2,45-46,55V
-636+
1-23/2-42/2,3-48,3
resp.
"cyclic"=2,45-56,35V
1-13 / 3-39 / 3,4-44,2 1-11/ 3,6-39,6/ 4,1-45,1 1-11/ 3,7-39,6/ 4,2-46,2
1-13 / 3-39 / 3,4-44,2 1-11/ 3,6-39,6/ 4,1-45,1 1-11/ 3,7-39,6/ 4,2-46,2
1-13 / 3-39 / 3,4-44,2 1-11/ 3,6-39,6/ 4,1-45,1 1-11/ 3,7-39,6/ 4,2-46,2
1-16 / 3-48 / 3,4-54,4 1-13/ 3,6-46,8/ 4,1-53,3 1-13/ 3,7-48,1/ 4,2-54,6
(V8.00: max. cell count: one cell less than above listed)
Summary of charge currents related to number of cells connected to Akku 1 output
Voltage
6V
9V
11- 26V
34V
40V
45V
50V
Nb.of.cells (NiCD) ~4c
~6c
~8-16c
~20c
~24c
~27c
~30c
-330d
-430d
-530d
-636+,e
2,1
2,7
2,7
2,7
A
A
A
A
4,0
5,0
5,3
5,3
A
A
A
A
5,5
5,0
6,0
8,0
A
A
A
A
3,7
4,5
6,0
8,0
A
A
A
A
2,9
3,5
4,8
6,5
A
A
A
A
2,4
2,9
4,0
5,6
A
A
A
A
2,0
2,5
3,5
4,8
A
A
A
A
Akku 2 output:
Cell count: 1-6 Ni-Cd, 1-6 Ni-MH, 1-4 PB,1-3 Li-MnO (Tadiran), 1-3 Li-Ion, 1-3 Li-Po; 13,8V supply voltage...
Charge current 100, 200, 330 mA or 500 mA (500 mA not for isl 6-330d), ...for max. cell count!
Other features:
- fully automatic charge current calculation for Akku 1 (patent application submitted)
- Akku 1 und Akku 2 outputs can be used simultaneously
- Akku 1 output suitable for use with Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries
- Akku 1 output also suitable for lead-acid and lead-gel batteries (min. capacity 1Ah)
- Safety charge termination after 3 hrs charge period Ni-Cd, 4 hours Ni-MH at Akku 1 output
- Tolerances at Akku 1, current: typically 5%; max. approx. 15% or 250 mA (higher value applies)
- Tolerances at Akku 2, current: typically 5%; max. approx. 10% or 100 mA (higher value applies)
- No-load current drain: approx. 200 mA
- Continuous charge output at 100mA (mean value, pulsed 400mA supply)
- Maximum discharge power dissipation 16 Watts (10 Watts isl 6-330d)
- Power supply voltage: 11 - 15.2 V
- Supply current (see table): Current draw from car battery, both outputs active with max. power.
- Low voltage warning threshold: 11.25 V (10.5 V at reduced setting)
- Low voltage power cut-off: 10.75 V (9.75V at reduced setting)
- Cartridge fuse at Akku 1 output: 5 x 20 mm, rating:
isl 6-330d=M8A, isl 6-430d=M10A, isl 6-530d=M10A, isl 6-636+=M16A
- All data refer to a car battery voltage of 12.5V DC
- Recommended car battery: 12 V / greater than 63 Ah; minimum capacity: 12 V / 42 Ah
Applicable to isl 6-636e only:
- Small display; no discharge stage; melody module and switched output not available
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12 RS232 interface pinout and data convention
12.1 Pinout of the jack connector of the the connecting cable
RxD
TxD
RS232 interface connector
Gnd
SUB D 9 pins
(25 pins)
TxD = transmiter of isl 6
connect with RXD
Pin 2
(Pin 3)
RxD = receiver of isl 6
connect with TXD
Pin 3
(Pin 2)
Signal GND
connect with GND
Pin 5
(Pin 7)
In the charger and in the sub d socket of our i6-RS-kab we mounted some resistors for safety reasons, which shall protect the interface against damage by short circuit during the connection of the
plug into the socket.
12.2 Data convention PC-connection
Data transfer rate:
9600 Baud
Datablock:
A:sssss:uuuuu:iiiiiVSttt## (ASCII)
Legend:
A
:
sssss
:
uuuuu
:
iiiii
V[:,-]
S[l,L,E,P,v...]
ttt[...]
##[..]
Output/Pack No.
Separation sign
time in seconds
Separation sign
Battery voltage in millivolts
Separation sign
Current in milliamperes
Charge/Discharge indicator
Charge-/Discharge-Status
Battery temperature
Device number
Hint: Battery temperature and device number are transferred as "....." (points)
12.3 Guidelines for the use of Winsoft
Winsoft automatically opens new windows when under the "Presets" pulldown menue the selection
"Automatic-Window Graph Pack1" has been made, you can confirm this because it now should
show this function with a checkmark in front of the text.
Make sure that you have first (manually) opened an online window under "Graphs", and then have
selected "Automatic-Window Graph Pack1" so that the above function is active.
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13 Error messages and their
causes
When certain limit values (car battery voltage, charger
temperature, maximum charge power) are exceeded, the
result may be to cut off the charge process (e.g. excess
car battery voltage), or the screen may show an error
message while the buzzer sounds; the buzzer is switched
off automatically after a certain time.
- If an error message appears, the screen only
shows the charged quantity from then on; the charge
period and charge voltage can no longer be read off.
- At the Akku 2 output a battery voltage of less than
about 0.5 V will cause the charger to assume incorrect
polarity.
- During charging at Akku 2 output with the maximum rated cell count (especially with 3 Li-Io cells) the
warning/error "Vcar-Vbatt2 <min" appears, when supply voltage of the isl 6 is too low (lower 13.8 Volts).
Please be sure that supply voltage is 13.8 volt and/or
unplug battery from battery 1 output.
Error No.
Cause of error
Akku1 Akku2
The cause of the error is
explained in plain text together
with the error number
Charge period > maximum1
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Battery voltage > maximum2
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Converter voltage > maximum
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Charge current > maximum
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Power dissipation of
charge source > maximum
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Power dissipation of discharge
current sink > maximum
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Charger converter power
> maximum2
General errors
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Charger current drain > maximum
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Charger temperature > maximum
5
Car battery voltage low
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Car battery voltage < minimum
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Fuse blow3 (after 94 series)
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[1] Cause: the battery, usually a receiver pack, is
not being charged at high current (< 1C). Time >
3 hours or > 4 hours, 1st phase, 3DC program.
Remedy: use 2.5mm2 charge cable with short adaptor cable (max. length 5 cm) to receiver battery.
Never charge through a switch harness with integral charge socket.
[2] The charger may report "disconnect Akku1" and
other inexplicable errors if ...
... the unit is run from a car battery which is itself
being charged by a car battery charger.
... the unit is run from an unsuitable mains PSU as
power source.
[3]Cause: Short-circuit between positive terminal of
Akku 1 socket and car battery negative terminal.
Remedy: Open case and replace internal fuse (5 x
20mm cartridge, rating see chapter 11). Disconnect unit from power supply before opening (remove 3 exposed screws).
Note: This message may also appear if a conductor
burns through in an early model of charger. Send
the charger to our Service department, as it is not
usually just the conductor that is faulty.
Error: EMPTY message in a Ni-Cd charge program
after approx. 30 seconds:
Cause: a) 1-3 cell battery connected for charging,
not started with the C.1 program. b) At the start of
the charge with a completely flat battery (0V) a
warning appears until minimum voltage is
reached.
Note: this message may also indicate incorrect polarity. Check this, otherwise you could accidentally "charge" the pack the wrong way round.
Error: disconnect battery 1/2 and/or Power-On Reset:
Cause: a) One or more batteries was connected to
the charger before it was connected to the car
battery.
b) The "watchdog" has tripped in mid-charge or
mid-discharge. It responds when the micro-processor is in a state which the software does not
recognise, perhaps due to outside interference.
Note: Not an error! The charger is incapable of deciding whether a lead-acid or Ni-Cd program has
to be selected, or whether a charge or discharge
program is to be used.
Error: The isl 6 does not respond to the buttons.
Note: Not an error! During the measurement phases
("!") and towards the end of the charge process the
programs must not be altered, as the isl 6 must be
allowed to detect the imminent "full" state (screen:
a, b, c ...) without outside interference.
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We did not incorporate an automatic cell count detection in our
Lead-Acid and Lithium charge-/discharge programs. The cell
count has to be selected manually. YOU only know exactly how
many cells are connected in series in your pack.
This can definitely lead to a safety problem if YOU select the wrong
cell count (e. g. 5 cells at a 4 cell pack).
From Version 8.05 upward an automatic cell count detection supervises your manually selected cell count.
Nevertheless this means that you have to select the cell count carefully. There is a chance now that the isl 6 may detect a wrong cell
count selection.
Depending on the different charge level of the cells the voltage level
of a pack with discharged cells might be identical to a pack with fully
16
charged cells and a lower number of cells.
In this case the automatic cell count detection can not always find
the right cell count.
Sometimes NO error/warning message occurs, sometimes the isl 6
only gives a warning (on the display ans with the buzzer) but does
not switch off.
In this case you have to check the cell count immediately.
Only if the cell count selected is wrong the whole charger (i. e. output 2 too) will be switched off with an error message on the display
and the buzzer activated.
Hint: This feature is only available for battery 1 output .
Warning 7 battery 1 wrong numer of cells
Error 67
battery 1 wrong numer of cells
(„b1WrongCellCount“)
(„b1WrongCellCount“)
Installing a software update EPROM
16.1 on the isl 6-330d
16.2 on isl 6-430d, isl 6-530d, isl 6-636+.
If you have received an Eprom (multi-pin chip) from us, please...
If you have received an Eprom (multi-pin chip) from us, please...
• Ensure that any static charge in your body is dissipated before you
touch the Eprom.
• Ensure that any static charge in your body is dissipated before you
touch the Eprom.
• Disconnect the isl 6-330d / Ultra Duo ... from its power supply.
• Disconnect the isl 6 / Ultra Duo Profi from its power supply.
• Press a thin screwdriver-blade on one side of the case between
upper cover and case-bottom.
• Unscrew the three cross-point screws.
• Lift the case-cover carefully out of the catch of the case-bottom
and slide cover only one or two millimeters that it can not click into
place again.
• Do the same with the other side. Be careful that the cover will not
move unintentional and will damage the push buttons.
• Now slide the complete cover carefully and slowly upward, so that
the push buttons can not be damaged.
• The old Eprom (there is only one in the charger which is placed in
a 28 pin socket) can now be levered up and out of its socket using a
screwdriver. Work carefully, raising the chip evenly left, right, in front
and in the rear, and take care not to tilt it to the rear, as this will bend
the pins out of line. The best method is to slip the blade of the
screwdriver into the slot between the Eprom body and the socket,
working alternating from the front and the rear of the charger.
• Ensure that the distance between the two rows of pins matches the
spacing of the Eprom socket. If we have not already done this, you
will find that it is usually necessary with new Eproms to bend the
pins inward slightly until they are at right-angles to the chip body.
This can be done simultaneously for all pins on one side by laying
the pins flat on a table, so that the chip's body is standing up at an
angle, then bending the body over further until it is vertical. Important: ensure that you simply increase the angle of the bend at the existing "elbow"; don't bend them where the pins start to taper!
• The new Eprom (it must be for the same type of charger as the old
Eprom: isl 6-330d -> isl 6-330d; do not replace an isl 6-330d Eprom
with a -430d, -530d or -636+ type) can now be placed lightly in the
socket, the same way round as the old Eprom; note that the notch on
one end of the Eprom body must face the outer edge of the PCB, i.e.
face the battery 2 plus socket. Check that all the pins are located in
the correct position, between the pairs of metal contacts in the socket, then press down firmly to engage it; usually you will hear the pins
"crunch" into place.
• Check briefly that the charger is working by connecting it to the car
battery (or - preferably - a current-limited 12 ... 13.8 V mains PSU).
If the screen does not immediately show the usual Power-On display, disconnect instantly and check the installation of the Eprom
(see previous paragraph)! If you install the chip the wrong way
round, it will be ruined. Guarantee invalid!
• Open the case by lifting the front.
• The old Eprom (there is only one in the charger which is placed in
a 28 pin socket) can now be levered up and out of its socket using a
screwdriver. Work carefully, raising the chip evenly left and right,
and take care not to tilt it to the rear, as this will bend the pins out of
line. The best method is to slip the blade of the screwdriver into the
slot between the Eprom body and the socket, working from the side
of the charger where the auxiliary socket row is located.
• Ensure that the distance between the two rows of pins matches the
spacing of the Eprom socket. If we have not already done this, you
will find that it is usually necessary with new Eproms to bend the
pins inward slightly until they are at right-angles to the chip body.
This can be done simultaneously for all pins on one side by laying
the pins flat on a table, so that the chip's body is standing up at an
angle, then bending the body over further until it is vertical. Important: ensure that you simply increase the angle of the bend at the existing "elbow"; don't bend them where the pins start to taper!
• The new Eprom (it must be for the same type of charger as the old
Eprom: isl 6-430d -> 430d; 530d -> 530d; 636+ -> 636+; e.g. do not
replace an old isl 6-430d Eprom with a new 636+ type) can now be
placed lightly in the socket, the same way round as the old Eprom;
note that the notch on one end of the Eprom body must face the
square micro-processor. Check that all the pins are located in the
correct position, between the pairs of metal contacts in the socket,
then press down firmly to engage it; usually you will hear the pins
"crunch" into place.
• Check briefly that the charger is working by connecting it to the car
battery (or - preferably - a current-limited 12 ... 13.8 V mains PSU).
If the screen does not immediately show the usual Power-On display, disconnect instantly and check the installation of the Eprom
(see previous paragraph)! If you install the chip the wrong way
round, it will be ruined. Guarantee invalid!
• Re-assemble the charger by reversing the procedure outlined
above, i.e. first push the grommet and power cable into the slot in
the case, place the rubber seal on the internal side of the heatsink,
and press together firmly, at the same time sliding the bottom part of
the case forward under the case cover. Don't forget to fit and tighten
the three screws.
• Re-assemble the charger by reversing the procedure outlined
above, i.e. lay cover on exact position over the case-bottom and
press all 4 corners parallel down until it clicks.
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14 Trouble-shooting
Dear customer,
If your charger appears not to work as you expect it to, please run through the measures outlined below step by step before assuming that it is faulty.
Only if you have completed all these checks, and the problem is still present, ring on our hotline
for technical advice. Even better, fill in the service questionnaire (next page) and send or fax it to
us. We will then ring you back with advice.
From long years of experience with our battery chargers we know that most problems do
not arise if the points listed below are followed to the letter.
If we receive your charger but can find no fault with it ("no fault found") - which usually
means that the measures described below have been ignored - please note once again that
we incur costs in checking the unit, and that those costs are payable by you even if the
charger is within the warranty period.
1. Connect the charger to a fully charged car battery with a capacity of at least 60 Ah. Do not
use a mains-powered Power Supply Unit!
2. For the power supply to the charger use only the original cables and terminal clips. Connectors such as wander plugs, car cigar lighter plugs etc. are not suitable! If you have made changes,
kindly restore the original cables and clips. Take care to produce sound soldered joints - no "solder
blobs" or dry joints, please!
3. Charge cables for all batteries should have a conductor cross-section of 2.5 sq mm. The
charger's automatic current setting circuitry is only capable of setting a suitable (i.e. high) charge
current for your battery if the cable is of this cross-section. Give the automatic circuit a fair chance!
4. Just as important as the charge cables are the connectors attached to them. Use the proven
4 mm gold-contact connectors at the charger end (don't use expensive wander plugs). Your flight
packs should already be fitted with gold-contact connectors. Tin-plated connectors are completely
unsuitable as their transfer resistance is high and they are prone to intermittent contact. Be sure
that your cables are well soldered to the plugs and sockets. Do not fasten with screws.
5. If you observe Points 3) and 4) and connect a discharged battery to the charger, the fully automatic charge mode should set a current of at least 1C, usually as much as 2C, after about 5 - 10
min-utes. If this is not the case, then the internal resistance of the battery is probably excessive. In
short, your battery has "had it", or is not suitable for rapid-charging.
6. Ensure that there are no defective cells in the battery pack. Bad cells usually heat up early in
the charge, and then cause the charger to switch off prematurely, and/or to set too low a charge
current in automatic mode.
7. If the 3/4-hour limit is exceeded when you are charging from the Akku 1 or Akku 2 output in
automatic mode, then something is wrong with your charge cable, your connectors or your battery.
Perhaps too small a cross-section in the charge cable? Connectors not good-quality gold-contact
types? Dry solder joints? Battery ready for the bin, or not designed for rapid-charging?
Establish the reason! Attempting to alter the 3/4-hour time limit is not the way forward, as in most
cases a charge period of one hour already indicates that something is amiss. After 5 - 10 minutes
the automatic circuitry should have set a charge current of at least 1C!
8. Have you read the information in Chapter 1 (Warnings) and 2 (How to obtain reliable, trouble-free operation) and observed the recommendations?
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To: Schulze Elektronik GmbH
Fax-No. +49 / 6150 / 1306-99
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Please complete every section. If a fault arises please return this form with the unit!
Battery:
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Your information:
Purpose (Transmitter, receiver, flight pack)
Manufacturer
No. of cells / voltage
Capacity
Type
Cells soldered or clipped
Charge cable connector
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Transmitter
Sanyo
8-cell / 9,6 V
1700 mAh
1700SCE
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Barrel
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Fault with car battery power:
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Software version (read out display after power on)
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Battery type used
Charge program/Current if "fixed" selected
(Automatic mode:) max. charge current
(Automatic mode:) charge current at fault
Duration of charge
Battery temperature at termination
Error message
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isl 6-430d
V8.06
Akku 1
NiCd
Auto C, I=x,xx A
0.83A
0.25A
133 min
30°C
# 52
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Description of fault: Charge output 1, 2, both in use?
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