Afraid you aren’t taking good enough care of your LiPo’s and fear they aren’t balanced? Do you have multiple packs that look the same and you forgot which one was charged? Just feel like taking better care of your absurdly expensive batteries? Well then, it’s probably a good idea to get yourself a voltage checker to monitor your cells to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your packs. As an added bonus, most voltage checkers will also balance your cells so that you don’t have to tie up your charger when you’d really rather be charging another pack to get back out there. There’s a wide variety of voltage checkers out there, and a wide variety of functions that each of them offer. The Dynamite LiPo Battery Voltage Checker will not only tell you the voltage of each cell in your LiPo, but it will balance and discharge as well so that you can leave your charger to do the charging.
THE GOODS: The Dynamite LiPo Battery Voltage Checker will work with any 2s to 6s LiPo battery and has a large and easy to read digital display that blinks immediately to life when you plug your balance plug into the side of it. With only three buttons, Dynamite has kept it simple and that means that starting a balancing or discharging cycles is only one button press away. The settings and menus are easy to navigate and you’ll be able to spend more time driving and less time fretting over your batteries.
IN USE: The Dynamite unit operates as easy as can be with a multi-function LiPo checker. You simply plug your balance plug into the side of the unit and it comes alive, showing you the voltage of each cell and the total voltage of the pack. Want to balance? Push the balance button. Want to discharge? Hit the discharge button. Voltage limits for the balance and discharge functions are easily adjustable from 2.19 to 4.2 volts per cell. The balance feature corrected a .05 volt difference in about fifteen minutes, and can also be used while charging so you can dig out that other charger that’s buried under your rollerblades next to the Nintendo 64. One out of three ain’t bad. The discharger is slow, which is to be expected with no heatsinks or fans to help it along, but if you want to lower your pack to storage levels and you do not mind leaving it plugged in for extended periods, it will save you from hearing your charger kick on and off for twenty minutes. Sometimes, it’s the little things.
Who makes it: Dynamite
Part number: DYNF0001
Input connector: JST-XH (2s-6s)
Dimensions: L- 3.7” (94mm) x W- 2.36” (60mm) x H- .67” (17mm)
Link to buy: http://amzn.to/2qho82e
-Works with any LiPo battery from two to six cells. Just put your balance plug into the proper port, and it’s ready to go.
-The balancing function will balance your cells so that they are all the same voltage. Balance cells charge quicker, deliver more power, and will help reduce the chances of your LiPo having an issue.
-The discharge function is great for preparing your battery for storage, and for conditioning you packs. Having a discharge function also means that you don’t need to tie up your charger to for discharges.
-The menus are easy to navigate and voltage limits are adjustable. Discharging and balancing are only one button press away, so there’s no need to stare at your balancer for ten minutes to make sure you’ve done it right.
WRAP UP: A neglected LiPo is a bad day waiting to happen. The Dynamite LiPo Battery Voltage Checker can clue you in to when your packs are going bad, and can help you maintain them so that they don’t go bad in the first place. With the addition of a handy and safe discharger, The Dynamite is a great bang for your buck and is simple and easy to use. So in case you’re done living dangerously, waiting for your LiPo’s to puff up unannounced, why not take care of your packs? Chances are, you’ve got nothing to worry about. But then again, maybe you do.