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#1 Everything_airsoft

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hey guys sorry to post another lipo battery thread but i couldn't find any recent ones. I was wondering what charger would be good for an 11.1v lipo for my KM16. I found this battery and wanted to know if this is worth buying or is there one that someone recommends for better performance. Also how long would this battery or the one reccomended last me? Any suggestions for a charger or battery would be great, Thanks.


Battery: http://www.hobbyking...RSOFT_Pack.html

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

Lot of battery posts in this site, no need to spend our time with that. Not many posts on chargers. I use a Kong Power, cheap 20 dollar smart charger (do own other more costly smart chargers). It is not a "fast charger", not a fan of those. You can spend over a  100 dollars if you want to, all have good and bad reviews.  It can charge all types of batteries. I  bought this one because it can use your wall outlet or car battery (nice when your out there in the woods). Have owned it for 3 months now. Has been my go to charger for my Li-Pos and Nimh over the others, quick and batteries last as long as with the other chargers. Will leave you with more cash to buy another battery.

Edited by Larry, 26 January 2014 - 12:28 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

The Thunder AC 6 is what I use along with a number of KWA staff:

http://www.hobbypart...CFQHNOgodABMA8A

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

That charger looks nice, can u hook it up to a 12v car battery.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

View PostLarry, on 26 January 2014 - 06:16 PM, said:

That charger looks nice, can u hook it up to a 12v car battery.
Yes, and it has an AC power cord so you are cover an both fronts.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

Another vote for the AC 6. This is a fine airsoft charger. As i wouldn't let my son use my LRP or Team Orion lipo chargers.
I sold both a few months ago & started using the AC 6 for airsoft batteries, A/C D/C Great Charger!!

Nothing wrong with a fast charger, there fine. As for "smart" there also known as Peak chargers short for "peak detection"  chargers for decades. When the battery is fully charged, the peak is detected there will be a small voltage drop. Thats the peak voltage, when the voltage starts to drop the charger shuts off.

I search for peak chargers can yield more results & better chargers. NOT needed in airsoft
http://www.powerspor...CFStnOgod4noAxA

Overkill for airsoft battery's, This was one of my RC chargers
http://www.youtube.c...U_yldC_ew4#t=43

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

I'm using a IMAX B6-AC.  
http://www.hobbyking...s_GENUINE_.html

I would also recommend this over a lipo alarm.
http://www.hobbyking..._System_6S.html

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

There are a number of chargers like the IMAX B6 & AC 6 that use the same interface, they're all good :)

Edited by tales, 26 January 2014 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

View Postgcw360, on 26 January 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:

The Thunder AC 6 is what I use along with a number of KWA staff:

http://www.hobbypart...CFQHNOgodABMA8A
Ok thanks but what about that battery? How much wear do you think it will have on my KM16 2GX? Also is there a thread about lipos for airsoft? I want to make sure it wont explode or anything.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

It will cause more wear on the GB then a 7.4V
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:15 PM

As for your other thread: If you don't want to go into the gearbox, that leaves you about two choices TB barrel & most important will be an upgraded motor to go with the 11.1 lipo

Keep the battery in sight when charging. Some people use a steel box or a battery bag when charging, i don't thats your choice.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

View Posttales, on 27 January 2014 - 03:15 PM, said:

As for your other thread: If you don't want to go into the gearbox, that leaves you about two choices TB barrel & most important will be an upgraded motor to go with the 11.1 lipo

Keep the battery in sight when charging. Some people use a steel box or a battery bag when charging, i don't thats your choice.
Ok thanks, any motor recommendations? Sorry for so many questions.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

View PostEverything_airsoft, on 27 January 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

Ok thanks, any motor recommendations? Sorry for so many questions.

That depends on your budget. Take a look at SHS motors.

Good prices, SHS "sold out" At this price Lonex is a solid motor, HC looks interesting, never tried one.  
http://clandestineai...otors-c-1_6_10/

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

View Postgcw360, on 26 January 2014 - 07:21 PM, said:

Yes, and it has an AC power cord so you are cover an both fronts.
Do i need deans to use a lipo? And tales ill take a look.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

View PostEverything_airsoft, on 27 January 2014 - 05:41 PM, said:

Do i need deans to use a lipo? And tales ill take a look.

Not at all. For performance, durability & size W.S. Deans ultra plug is a easy and highly recommend upgrade, JMO.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:05 PM

View Posttales, on 27 January 2014 - 06:52 PM, said:

Not at all. For performance, durability & size W.S. Deans ultra plug is a easy and highly recommend upgrade, JMO.
Ok thanks for all your help! B)

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

The Deans connectors are a 50% solution and help but there are still wimpy connectors at the fuse.  Soldering these connections would be electrically ideal but that would require de-soldering to disassemble the gun for service.

There are fake Deans out there that have loose connector surfaces.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:55 PM

If you buy W.S. Deans there the real connectors.If you buy Deans on eBay you could get the wrong connector.  It would be a 33% "solution" There are low quality connectors that exit the gearbox, also used on the motor.

I hardwire my motor & gearbox wires, so its one set of real Deans in the circuit. (You can hardwire a flat auto fuse in the buffer tube)

Before hardwiring i used the connectors in the middle for the GB, like a mini Deans. Much better then the bottom connector thats used twice in KWA AEGs. I used eyelets on the Motor, i don't recommend the motor eyelets, as there are at least 3 different end bells & could short the motor if installed on a motor with a metal end bell retainer ring.
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There are a few electric "bottlenecks" in a AEG gun, WS Deans installed on the battery is a good start for simple upgrades. As this is the connector you will "physically touch" the most.





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