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Megacellcharger update #4
#1
I received this in an email.
 Looks like production is set to start first part of may.
later floyd


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#2
Very cool, I like the inside peak into what it takes to manufacture some of this stuff. I didn't get one, but I wouldn't mind getting one, even though I don't really need it haha.
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#3
Just watched the video on their indiegogo page. Looks interesting, and they are well past their initial fundraising goals.

At $AUD200 it puts it on par with the OPUS, buying locally at least, but with a lot more features. I especially like the label printing option, and the cell temp reading. I wonder if it will have IR reading and if it will be worth a dime. Good info to be able to print on that label to! Perhaps it can be added to the database manually, and printed.

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All tool batteries comprising of Milwaukee, Makita, AEG, Hilti, with Samsung, LG, Sony and Sanyo cells from 1.3AH to 3.0AH (OEM)
Chargers... 1 x Nitecore D4/1 x LiitoKala 500/1 x iMAax B6AC
On order... 5 x LiitoKala 500/1 x LiitoKala 500/1 x iCharger 4010 Duo
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#4
Hello everyone, I have had this 16-fold battery tester for almost a week and can say: megacool!
You can define processes that are executed when you insert a cell. By default the process looks like this:

- Assign a serial number.
- charging the cell up to 4.2 V
- 5 minutes rest period and tracking of the voltage loss
- Discharge the cell with approx. 1,000 mA to the discharge voltage, set to 3 V
- Charge the cell to storage voltage, set to 3.7 V
- 5 minutes rest period
- Printing of the label, for the small double labels only when two cells are ready
- Saving the load data in an SQLite database

The whole thing is already working surprisingly stable.

The Windows software must be running during the loading process, otherwise the database won't work. There is no software for a Raspi, the apps for Android and IOS are unfortunately no good. The user support is relatively fast.

It took a long time until the ordered device was there, board production in China and Corona were certainly a big problem.

I can only say: it was worth the wait, I haven't seen anything better yet.
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#5
Tango, A new megacharger from the indiegogo round of funnding?

later Floyd
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(07-08-2020, 12:54 PM)tango Wrote: It took a long time until the ordered device was there, board production in China and Corona were certainly a big problem.

I can only say: it was worth the wait, I haven't seen anything better yet.
Well I hope so as I am awaiting 2 units myself. Big Grin

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(07-08-2020, 08:35 PM)Wolf Wrote:
(07-08-2020, 12:54 PM)tango Wrote: It took a long time until the ordered device was there, board production in China and Corona were certainly a big problem.

I can only say: it was worth the wait, I haven't seen anything better yet.
Well I hope so as I am awaiting 2 units myself. Big Grin

Wolf
What is your expectations re IR? I know this is your passion afterall Tongue

I understand it has IR reading but only 2 wire from what I can see.
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As at Mid May 2020 -Total cells 1,135/Shucked 1,045/To be shucked 90/Processed 194/To be processed 608/Zero volt 183/Bad/rusted 19/Sanyos 1/21700s 24
All tool batteries comprising of Milwaukee, Makita, AEG, Hilti, with Samsung, LG, Sony and Sanyo cells from 1.3AH to 3.0AH (OEM)
Chargers... 1 x Nitecore D4/1 x LiitoKala 500/1 x iMAax B6AC
On order... 5 x LiitoKala 500/1 x LiitoKala 500/1 x iCharger 4010 Duo
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(07-10-2020, 11:34 AM)Wayne\s World Wrote: What is your expectations re IR? I know this is your passion afterall Tongue

I understand it has IR reading but only 2 wire from what I can see.
 Don't know we shall see.........

The thing is, IR is my first check before the cell even goes into the charger so for me it's more of a luxury to have it record it as I already do that too.

You can count on me reporting on its accuracy and if it works.
I am working on a prototype for a "DC IR" 4 wire tester with variable PWM so we will see.

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(07-08-2020, 04:53 PM)floydR Wrote: tango, A new megacharger from the indiegogo round of funnding?

later Floyd
no, it is the batch of december without housing.

Actually they do some updates to Windows-Software and board-firmware. That is not so funny, Board is now at 3.1.0, Win-SW at 3.0.0
No announcement, no change-log. I think they have quite few staff and do what they can, hope the get more professional in the coming weeks.

Now I have tested about 1.000 cells
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ok ,thanks
later floyd
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