Electrifly Equinox LiPo Cell Balancer by Great Planes

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This product was added to our catalog on April 18, 2008.

The Equinox LiPo Cell Balancer offers two easy ways to equalize cells and maximize pack performance. Connect it directly to a balanced pack, and it's a gentle cell-by-cell discharger. It starts by bringing the voltages of all cells into balance, and then monitors each cell until it's completely discharged. As a result, the voltages of individual cells end up within just a few millivolts of each other. Connect the Equinox between a balanced pack and a LiPo charger, and it brings all cells into balance at the same voltage, before charging each cell to its absolute, individual peak of power. Using the Equinox LiPo Cell Balancer to discharge or charge is good. Doing both not only ensures maximum voltage from the pack, but longer pack life, as well.

Features
  • Easy, push-button operation
  • Automatically checks for "bad" cells
  • Charges at up to 3A (or 6A w/GPMM3163 [available separately])
  • Adapters for 7.4V and 11.1V packs included. (Adapters for 14.8V and 18.5V packs available separately [GPMM3162])
  • 8 status LEDs for easy monitoring
  • Includes gold-plated banana plugs
  • Compact: 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.6 in (82 x 40 x 15 mm)
  • Lightweight: 1.55 oz (44 g)
  • Overload-protected

Equinox Connected To Battery
Connect the Equinox to a 2-5 cell (7.4V-18.5V) pack in "Quick-Balance Mode", and it simultaneously balances cell voltages while discharging each cell at a gentle 120mA rate. Discharging terminates when each cell reaches 2.75V. Works with all LiPo packs series-wired for balancing.

Equinox Connected To Battery And Charger
In "Interface Mode", the Equinox balances and maintains voltages until each cell reaches its maximum charge (4.2V!). More volts mean more power and more performance for every model, including 3D aerobats! Because cells are balanced, individual cells can't be overcharged. This not only prevents pack failures, but helps packs last longer, too. It eliminates the need for special "balancing" LiPo chargers — and works with all of the chargers shown below.

DTXP4170 DuraTrax® IntelliPeak™ ICE™
GPMM3015 ElectriFly PolyCharge™4
GPMM3153 ElectriFly Triton2™
GPMM3152 ElectriFly Triton Jr.
HCAP0280 Hobbico® Accu-Cycle™ Elite
HCAP0290 Hobbico Quick Field Charger MkII

The Balancing Process Whether used during charging or discharging, the Equinox Balancer brings the voltage of all cells in a pack to within a few millivolts of each other and then keeps them balanced throughout the process.

Optional adapters    
GPMM3161 - Equinox 2S-3S Replace Adapters
GPMM3162 - Equinox 4S-5S Adapters
GPMM3163 - Equinox 2S-5S Hi Power Adapters
GPMM3180 - Equinox 2S Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3181 - Equinox 3S Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3182 - Equinox 4S Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3183 - Equinox 5S Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3185 - Equinox 2S Hi Power Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3186 - Equinox 3S Hi Power Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3187 - Equinox 4S Hi Power Adapters FlightPower
GPMM3188 - Equinox 5S Hi Power Adapters FlightPower

Compatible Chargers/Dischargers
LiPo chargers and dischargers ONLY
(operation based on nominal cell voltage of 3.7V per cell)
Cell Balancing Range: 2-series to 5-series LiPo packs (7.4 - 18.5V)
Discharge Cut-Off Voltage: 2.75V per cell in Quick-Balance Mode 3.0V per cell in Interface Mode (with separate discharger)
Quick-Balance Discharge Current: 120mA
Interface Mode Maximum Current: 3A (or 6A w/GPMM3163 adapter available separately)
Overload Protection: 7.5 amp auto (spade) fuse
Dimensions: 3.23 x 1.57 x 0.59 in. (82 x 40 x 15 mm)
Weight: 1.55 oz. (43.8 g)
Gary the Wiki Guy
Thursday, Jun 24 2010 (about 7 years ago)
Great Planes Electrifly Equinox LiPo Cell Balancer
This has been a great little device that I have used for a couple of years now in conjunction with my Triton 2 Charger. However, now that I am using over five cells, I have moved into the ProTek 208B charger with an integrated balancer. I continue to use this for my smaller two and three cell LiPo batteries.)