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I'm charging my LiPo for the first time. I've attached it to the charger and the charger is showing that one cell is charged and cell 2&3 are not. Annoyingly there were no instructions in the box and the WE website is down.

The charger is the WE L3 compact LiPo charger.

Any help would be great I font fancy burning the house down tonight.

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I'm not familiar with the charger, but assuming it is a balancing charger (it has a socket for that extra little white plug with the 4 wires), which it should be to charge LiPo's, it should balance them automatically.

 

 

 

 

 

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so is this charger a smart charger? Basically you will want to plug the balancer in. I'm not 100 percent sure however if you overcharge cell 1 then it will be very bad I believe. This is why the balancer gets plugged in to balance it. That might only be for nunchucks though, don't quote me on it

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It's not s balancing charger it's the compact. The battery is a nunchuck

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If it's this one, then it's a standard B3 and it is balancing. It only has the balancer plug. If it doesn't blink then it's charging.

(On the side note: holy cr*p £20 for a B3? You can get that from ebay for £6,89 with a different sticker.)

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Samurai. Thanks for that, mine isn't flashing just showing a constant green on one light and constant red on the other two. Nothing flashing.

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is there another thing with the battery, that you haven't plugged in? a small white connector?

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There is the mini Tanya cone to for the RIF. Which obviously does not fit. I have then plugged in the other white connector into the charger. I have put this in the three pin female socket as this is a three pin male pin clip.

 

The charger is warm and the batteries are cold.

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It is a balancer charger. It only connects with the balance (little white) connector. Each cell is charged separately. Keep it on until all three leds are green. If there is a probem with a cell, then the corresponding led blinks red. This charger operates on a bit low current level meaning it is slow. It charges a battery in quite a few hours.

 

If the battery has never been balanced, it is very well possible that the cells are on a different level, and one of them is above the "charged" voltage (4.2V if I remember correctly). If you had a multimeter you could measure each cell's voltage to check it.

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Not got a multimeter. Will put it on again in the morning. It's had about 2 1/2 hours tonight will give it another couple if hours in the morning before I set off to play.

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Samurai is right, that is a B3 with another badge - it will balance all the cells automatically eventually.

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I didn't get any instructions but it worked fine in the end. I'm sure there are better ones on the market though.

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