The latest from Electrifly:
Introducing a quantum leap forward in LiPo technology. LiPo packs that are balanced (where the voltages of all cells are within a very tight tolerance of each other) reach their fullest possible safe voltage during charging, which means more power to the motor and packs that typically last longer. That’s where ElectriFly Power Series batteries with Balancing Circuitry and the Equinox Cell Balancer come in. This complete system represents the absolute best in high-discharge cells.
All cells can be fully charged to 4.20V, ensuring maximum power. Balancing conditions the cells better to last longer, and they are typically less expensive than non-balanced packs. Overall, it’s a safe way to handle LiPo packs.*
Cell Balancer for Lithium-Polymer Batteries-Equinox: an equally important part of the balancing system!
•Regulates voltage levels from 2 to 5 cells in a LiPo pack.
•Features maximum current handling capability is 3 amps during charge or discharge (6 amps with custom connectors).
•Includes 2S and 3S battery adapters; additional adapters for 4S and 5S packs and higher current applications available separately.
•Also includes gold-plated banana plugs on input for easy charger/discharger connection.
•Automatically checks for poor quality cells.
•Provides a safe platform for charging.**
Unlike some balancers, Equinox offers the flexibility of two different
1. “Quick-Balance” mode, the Equinox is connected only to the LiPo pack, gently balancing all the cells with a small discharge current.
2. Equinox can also be used in conjunction with a LiPo-compatible charger or discharger in “Interface” mode. In this mode Equinox allows power transfer to and from the LiPo pack and the charger/discharger, while controlling which cells should (or should not) be charged or discharged.
* Packs must be balanced using a dedicated cell balancer or a properly equipped charger. **Equinox cannot be used with LiPo batteries which have built-in charge protection circuits.
Battery packs will cost from $25 to $180; the Equinox cell balancer is $35.