Charging batteries


#1

Hi

Anyone thought about using one of these for charging the 2 batterypacks?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/B3-2-3-Cells-7-4v-11-1V-RC-LIPO-Battery-Balance-Charger-/121350253467?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4109eb9b

It can do 2 or 3 cell LIPO with sensor

Good guide to charging LIPO by RC people and we use these batterries a lot!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187

OR the totally different way to move - make it part of the OpenROV!

http://www.ti.com/product/BQ2054?keyMatch=Li-Ion Battery Charger&tisearch=Search-EN

2pcs should be eanough as one can charge from 2 to 4 batteries at 2A

Doesn't require lot of additional components accept few resistors, diodes(can be left out) and capacitor(s).

Best Regards

Carsten


#2

Just heard that team is working on new type of batteries in develop video...

http://openrov.com/profiles/blogs/dev-call-recap-6-9-2014

So charging ic should be changed to http://www.linear.com/product/LT3652

Still using 2pcs

Any suggestions or ideas about this??

Best Regards

Carsten