Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect
START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Batteries and Charging Support > Brand Specific Charger and Battery Support > Bantam


Bantam Bantam e-Station Charger Support Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
selectermike
Registered Users
 
Posts: 280
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Default input vol err message on a E-station 902

Hello, I just started to have this issue today. I have a Bantam E-station 902 with a 42w power supply. I tested the charger on the power supply and a car battery, so I know it is the charger that is having issues. I bought the charger used and it has worked fine for a few months now.
This morning I plugged my charger in and it started beeping and displayed this message "Input Vol Err" I looked it up and the manual stated that means "the voltage of the input lowers the limit.".... what does that mean? lowers the limit..of what?
Any ideas? Have you ever had this issue? Is it a fuse, or a short I can fix? Or is this charge dead?
selectermike is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
RC Accessory
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West Coast of Florida
Default

That error indicates that the battery or PSU is not holding up to the demand the charger is requiring. A 42 watt PSU is very small. If the PSU is 12V, that is only 3.5 amp output. Maybe you meant 42 amps?

What is the voltage of the battery you are trying to charge and at what amp rate?
RC Accessory is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
selectermike
Registered Users
 
Posts: 280
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Default

I did mean 42 amps. The battery is a lipo 11.1v 2.2a for a 450 size heli. the err pops up as soon as the charger is plugged in to a ps or battery. I tried it on 2 diff car batteries. I don;t even get to plug in my lipo and it errs out. Thanks for the reply.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC Accessory View Post
That error indicates that the battery or PSU is not holding up to the demand the charger is requiring. A 42 watt PSU is very small. If the PSU is 12V, that is only 3.5 amp output. Maybe you meant 42 amps?

What is the voltage of the battery you are trying to charge and at what amp rate?
selectermike is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
RC Accessory
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West Coast of Florida
Default

The charger would need to be repaired. Please contact us on Monday and I can look up the cost of the replacement main PCB for you and you can then decide if you want to get it repaired.
http://www.rcaccessory.com/contact-us.aspx
RC Accessory is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
selectermike
Registered Users
 
Posts: 280
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Default

Thanks for the response, but that was not the news I was looking for. Main PCB, is that a printed circuit board? Is that something I can fix , I can solder, or will I have to ship it out? Thanks for the info.
selectermike is offline        Reply With Quote
Reply




Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Batteries and Charging Support > Brand Specific Charger and Battery Support > Bantam


Bantam Bantam e-Station Charger Support Forum

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Copyright © 2004-2011 - William James - Helifreak.com