I'm unable to charge my batteries because of a "connection break" diagnostic on my Turnigy Accucel 6 charger.
My power supply is a 12V DC 1amp that I got from an old wifi router I had. I split the two wires, and hooked them up to the charger with alligator clips for my input. The charger powers up and runs, and I can get a 12V reading with my volt meter off the power supply- so I'm pretty sure that connection is good from the wall to the charger.
Next for my output, I have two wires that I soldered to a deans, which plugs into the lipo battery.
I have successfully charged 2 batteries this way, but 99% of the time it say "connection break".
I can also get a reading with my volt meter by testing the leads on each battery, doesn't that mean those connections are good?
So if it's not the input, not the batteries, is has to be the output wires right? I re-soldered the deans to the output hoping that was it, but it still gives me the same error.
The last thing I could think of to test the output wires was switch the polarity- when I did that it gave me the "reverse polarity" diagnostic, so I think that means those connections are good too.
What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions? Is it possible it's just a bad charger?
Also note I charge these outside, but for picture purposes I have them on the carpet.