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Rajesh

Member Since 27 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active May 26 2015 04:16 AM
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IKELITE li-ion charging issues

25 May 2015 - 10:48 PM

Hello guys,

 

I'm a happy Ikelite user from 10 years ago. Housings, ports, and strobes.

My last change, one year ago, was moving to the Li-Ion batteries and chargers. Very happy, less weight, less space and more performance.

 

Well... my problem is that, suddenly, I can't charge two of my three batteries. Just the charger stay flashing all the time. Never stop and don't charge. I've two Li-Ion chargers and therr batteries and tryed a lot of combinations...

 

I found this:

 

The center contact of the receptacle into which you plug the charger has a split pin that can get squeezed together preventing good electrical continuity. Take something like a small screwdriver and spread the center pin slightly so it provides a snug fit with the plug. The socket is diode protected to only allow electricity "in" so you do not need to worry about a short circuit if you touch the side of the socket.

 

http://www.ikelite.c...ds-strobes.html

 

But don't solve my problem.

 

I found an article about Li-Ion explanng that this batteries can protect the circuit and "sleep" until a smart charger wake up again the battery.

 

http://batteryuniver...voltage_cut_off

 

I googled a lot and can't find the solution. I know, I've the Ikelite support but I'm almost sure is not a manufacturer problem, something strange with the charging process.

 

any advice??

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Carlos