Following on from GhettoVaper – an extended GhettoVape III, I thought that I would add, if possible, the ability to balance charge the LIPos via a micro USB port. However, as the battery configuration is 2P, and not 2S, it may not be possible.
This time we are looking at PCB chargers, and Battery Management Systems (BMS).
I have two Optimate chargers, a Honda 3+ and a Optimate 4, and finding the online manuals is a bit of an issue. This is because fo the poor rebadging and renaming system. Optimate was sometime Accumate, and the Honda 3+ isn’t necessarily the same as the Optimate 3+ (although I am not sure what the exact differences are). Ridiculous, I know. Anyway, here is a collection of the links that I have found.
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I saw a Fusion Breeze Plus LX40 for sale cheap on eBay, under the nondescript title of li po battery charger, £1.79 + £3.95. This is a very cheap charger, that can not balance or discharge or be calibrated, and can only charge up to 4S batteries. Continue reading Fusion Breeze Plus LX40