I did a search on charger and looks like no one else is having this problem.
I got six assembled and briefly test all is great.
So I thought I would check out the charger. (Balancer Charger S3b01, that comes with six).
I plugged in like tutorial says, Red light comes on.
I plugged the cable from battery to 2cells plug and green light come on.
After a few minutes the Balancer Charger was VERY HOT. So hot I could not touch it.
Pulled the wall plug, let it COOL to touch and disconnected from six.
Is this normal? to get so hot?
p.s. per ARC battery 8.15 v.
*stress* *stress* *stress* *stress*
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How hot is very hot though? I can touch mine but wouldn't want to hold it for long, it's not overly hot but it's certainly classed as hot.
Does it get hot at all if it's not connected to the battery?
I was afraid it would start a fire, put it on a tile, and let it charge the battery or turn off.
It was just got very hot to touch.
my imax b6ac charger gets hot but not this hot.
So I pulled the plug and asked the question.
I will monitor the other one.
Thanks everyone for your responses.
thanks for your answer. I will monitor this one.
I've also been a bit concerned about mine getting hot.
Metal heatsink case makes sense - the heat has to go somewhere!
It does a great job charging all of my batteries
Needs to be inexpensive and charge through the balance port.
Traxxas 2-3 cell charger
I have a Roli and would like to see main battery connector moved to the battery compartment with the battery so I can easily take out the battery and put in a fresh one while recharging the depleted one.
Just food for thought
I have two battery's that I swap in out of JD. One I use the charger that came with the kit and one that I use the iMax charger that I have. The iMax dosnt even get warm, and yes it has a bigger casing, but maybe the EZ-Robot charger needs to be revamped. Its also a pain to swap batteries.
the charger gets really hot,its normal,mine does too.
112F is not all that hot, really. There are places in the US (like death valley) that regularly exceed that temp.....
47.9c /118.22f and charging just fine
@bborastero, didn't say it wasn't charging ok. I have watched both batteries charge via software, and they are charging.
Just keep in mind SAFETY first: lithium-ion batteries can suffer from an event called thermal runaway.
Just trying to give feedback on product is all. I have other chargers that the kids use and none get that hot. Some people don't want to hear about change or improvement, but I always want you to pick my stuff apart, just makes me a little brighter...