Icharger B Pdf User Manuals. View online or download Icharger B User Manual. Read online or download PDF • Page 4 / 33 • ProgressiveRC B iCharger User Manual • ProgressiveRC Power suppliers. My iCharger B was one of the earliest released so it has firmware version where as current models are shipping with version

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Gratitude to Julez and Kgfly for their hard working on upgrading instruction. Last edited by kgfly; Apr 01, at For me this was my first charger with this kind of menu so I had to refer to the manual a lot and I felt like the information was very disconnected and I would often have to reference 2 or 3 sections of the manual just to figure out how to change a specific setting.

Last edited by junsi; Jun 18, at I have seen a laptop get fried by current through the ground wire of a USB cable so this is not an unnecessary precaution. In the case that the message doesn’t help you find the cause of the problem it is useful for asking others what could cause that message to pop up or in determining if repairs need to be made.

The iCharger can not only measure the internal resistance of the battery pack, and also can measure the per-cell internal resistance only available for lithium battery.

To test this claim I charged a 3S LiPo pack in balance mode and measured the voltage shortly after the termination of the charge. Note that the regenerative discharge feature is shown in this newer version of the manual even though it isn’t available in my older firmware.

In the first row we can see that the cell voltage is displayed very accurately and the pack voltage in icharegr second row is also icarger accurate. The manual includes a set of directions on updating the firmware on page 29 or page 28 in older versions of the manual. See detail information about logview in the following website: Some don’t like how easy it is to bump this button and accidentally terminate the charge, but from a safety standpoint it is refreshingly quick and easy.

Connect the power source to the B and turn 20b on if applicable Connect the balance tap if applicable Connect the positive connector of the battery to the charger then the negative lead you can do this with the banana plugs Perform charge or discharge operation Disconnect balance tap and main lead from the battery then power down the charger Quick Start The B manual does not provide a “quick start” guide in the manual which often leaves new users asking the most basic question janual how one goes about initiating a charge.


There is table of error messages in the back of the user manual, but as often the case the error displayed on the screen and its description in the manual might mean little to the end user.

I have three of the TP kind and am a big fan of them as they have the bulit in ability to connect balance taps in parallel and serial. After finishing charging and discharging, pls disconnect the cell and charger, and then turn off the charger’s power supply.

Therefore I offer two quick start examples in order to demonstrate a typical usage. Connection Sequence According to our engineer, the main jcharger port and the balance port has reversed polarity protection respectively. ichatger

Files View all Files in thread. Once you’ve got the data loaded into LogView you can save it to a file on your PC. The PC interface is simply a USB cable which at first glance appears to be a great idea as we all have tons of them around and won’t need to store yet another specialized cable, but it turns out that this is icuarger somewhat special USB cable so you still need to keep track of it and only use it on the iCharger.

iCharger 208B Manuals

Prior to ichharger the only other charger manufacturer that I knew of that openly listened to customer feedback was FMA. Firmware 20b The manual includes a set of directions on updating the firmware on page 29 or page 28 in older versions of the manual.

Below and on the left is the default view you’ll see when you load new data into LogView. Connectors Power is supplied to the B via 14 AWG wire with banana plugs and removable battery clamps that are ideal for clipping onto a deep cycle lead-acid battery.

Pressing the “Enter” button causes you to move right again. Looks like it limits LIPO up to 1C although it certainly appears to have the power to charge many packs at a much higher rate. The iCharger has protection for reversed polarity input or outputlow input voltage. Over all I rate the manual a “B” as all the information seems to be there and is fairly understandable, but it still has room for improvement.

Not only does it look extremely cluttered, it is nearly impossible to use like this so you’ll want to uncheck the boxes at the left to remove plots that you are not currently interested in viewing. Pressing “Inc” or “Dec” button will then cause you to move up and down it note the blue text manial this.


Lithium packs of cells can be charged in balanced or unbalanced mode. Measuring power and charge with the Fluke V is not a direct process and requires the product of two measurements, voltage and current for power, and current and time for charge. Between the output banana jacks and the balance port connector is a 3 pin connector for the temperature probe.

Similarly, LiFe A packs of cells can be charged in balance mode or cells in unbalanced mode. The other four columns are all part of the secondary menu level so you press “Inc” and “Dec” to move between.

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ProgressiveRC 208B iCharger User Manual

Electric motor test mode can be used to run-in electric motors, test motor parameters and performance. Even if you only save every 10th or 20th plot this gives you manuap ability to record that data while in the field.

Page 1 of 1. Pages of the manual pages of the old version describe the basics in how to connect the B to LogView so I won’t repeat them here. The battery pack to be charged is connected via 16 AWG output cables with banana plugs on one end and little alligator clips on the other. The B manual states that it balances cells to within 10mV, but offers no other indication of how accurate it should be.

However, the B does not require the use of the balance tap and can charge the full 20A in unbalanced mode which is no better than the ichargerr of old. The B menus and manual layout echo many of the popular chargers so there is a good chance you may already be familiar with the layout and will quickly catch on.

This is typically individual cell voltages, pack voltage, charge current, power, charge aka capacityand temperature.

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As before, the number in the parentheses is the percent error. When you use other equipment to charge or discharge a Lithium pack, you can use the iCharger to monitor the per-cell voltages, battery temperature and process time.

Error messages If there is a problem during the charge an error message will be displayed. It is an inferior but less expensive solution to the problem. All measurements were performed using a charge scenario chosen to minimize that rate of change of the parameter being measured. The voltage range for cells are ichwrger shown and they can be scaled individually or as a group.