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OK I have been looking around for a charger that will allow me to not only charge my batteries but also balance them out to a safe storage voltage. I have been fully charging them and then running them down to a storage voltage but as you can imagine this is sort of a pain.

I am looking at the Turnigy Accucel-6 80W 10A Balance/Charger. So far I'm leaning towards purchasing one of these. It will give me room for growth should I need a bigger / better charger in the future.

Anyone care to provide me with feedback / review from personal experience before I make the plunge?

Thanks in advance.

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until you get the charger of your choosing , this is what i do , i use a small kitchen timer , set it for about 20 minutes ( in cold weather the batteries will discharge faster ) and when i land the batteries have about 3.8 volts in each cell , or close to the voltage you need for storage of LIPO batteries .
i use a S-8S 2 in1 RC Lipo Battery Led Low Voltage Meter Tester Buzzer Alarm , they are cheap on ebay or at your hobby shop . you will not have to charge or discharge your batteries ( for storage ) .
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until you get the charger of your choosing , this is what i do , i use a small kitchen timer , set it for about 20 minutes ( in cold weather the batteries will discharge faster ) and when i land the batteries have about 3.8 volts in each cell , or close to the voltage you need for storage of LIPO batteries .
i use a S-8S 2 in1 RC Lipo Battery Led Low Voltage Meter Tester Buzzer Alarm , they are cheap on ebay or at your hobby shop . you will not have to charge or discharge your batteries ( for storage ) .
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I have seen the advertised. I am going to get one just because it's easier than using my VOM meter. I do the same thing to draw them down. They were both fully charged last night and with the weather forecast and other obligations it will be a while bfore I get a chance to get out again and fly. I took it out today and flew it until each battery was reading about 11.2 on the ST10+. That should hold me over until I get a more functional pwr supply.
 
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Here's the link to a good inexpensive charger, and tester. The tester will let you know the status of each cell vs. just the overall voltage which what the above mentioned tester only shows. Also you might want to check ebay for cheaper prices.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XC62FFCkeywords=imax b6 charger&qid=1456925057&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/TenergyIntelligentCapacityDischargerResistance/dp/B0178P8H9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456925575&sr=8-1&keywords=tenergy+5+in+1+tester
 

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