$18.95
Availability: 184 In Stock
Sku: EPB-3203

This is the latest version of ParaBoard with self-resettable fuse protection. The PCB board is made of three ounce copper and the main circuit supports up to 40A current. All the balance ports are protected by resettable fuses (also known as polyfuse).

ParaBoard - XH can be used for batteries with JST-XH balance connectors, such as Align, Blue, E-flight, Turnigy, and our Glacier LiPo packs.

This device is to be used with a balance charger to simultaneously charge multiple lithium batteries in parallel. By this method you can significantly save time on battery charge process.

Principles and practices of parallel charging lithium batteries have been well discussed in the forums on RC Groups. This method has been proved to be a safe and efficient way to charge LiPo batteries, and is being widely accepted by more and more RC hobbiests all over the world.

Parallel charge can save your time significantly. If you charge four batteries at the same time, the charge current is four times of that you used for a single pack, and you need only approximately 1/4 of the charge time to charge every battery separately. Similarly, if you charge six batteries at the same time, the charge current is six times and time is only 1/6.

Multiple safe ParaBoards (V3) can be connected directly in order to charge more than four batteries at a time.

ParaBoard XH can be used for the following brands of LiPo batteries that have JST-XH balance connectors:

ABF
ACE
Air Thunder
Align
Beyond Power
Blue Batteries
BP
Common Sense RC V1 (reversed polarity)
Common Sense RC V2
DN Power (reversed polarity)
Dynam
EC Power
E-Flight
eFuel
Electric Power
Electrifly
Energy EC
EP Buddy
Esky
E-Watts
Exceed RC Fusion
Flightmax
Fully Max
Gadex
GE Power
G-Force
Glacier
Grayson Power
Hextronic
Hi Models
Hobby City
Hobby Loong
Hurricane Flight Systems
HXT
Imax
Kong Power (Old version)
Lightning Power (2S-5S)
Loong Max
MaxForce
Mega Power
Mojo
Mystery
Nine Eagles
Park Zone
PolyNoOne
PowerEdge
PowerSource
Precision Aerobatics
Protek
Reedy Power
RFI
Rhino
SMC
Super Tigre
Tenergy (old version, reversed polarity)
Top Racing
Tower Hobbies
Trinity
Turborix
Turnigy
Vampower (New version)
Venom
WOW RC
X-Caliber
Xtreme
Zippy

Orders are shipped from Columbus, the capital city of Ohio, USA.

An order placed before 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time will be shipped the same working day.

We ship on Monday-Friday by US postal service (USPS) and UPS, and Saturday morning by USPS if a local post office is open. Any order placed on Saturday morning may or may not be shipped the same day. Orders placed on Sunday and US holidays will be shipped the next working day.

Domestic:

Retail orders above $80 may be eligible for free shipping, including contiguous United States, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. We will use either USPS or UPS that most packages can be delivered in 3-5 working days, but not guaranteed. However, for packages contain large and heavy items, such as power supply, we may use parcel post service or UPS Surepost that may take up to 7 working days to be delivered.

USPS First Class Mail and Priority Mail, Express Mail, and UPS services can be used for domestic addresses. Tracking number and delivery confirmation will be provided to the customer when they are available. If you have not received a tracking information E-mail, please log into your account and click the "view order" link, then click "Track your order" link to find out the tracking number and ship method.

USPS Priority Mail is typically delivered in 3 working days. But very occasionally a priority mail package may be delayed for several days in the mailing system. If delivery time is extremely critical to your order, we would recommend Priority Mail Express or other couriers.

Domestic First Class Mail is only 1-2 days slower than Priority Mail in delivery. We suggest domestic customers choose First Class Mail for an order under 15 oz to save shipping cost.

Real shipping cost is calculated according to package weight and distance, and can be found in the checkout page after delivery address is specified in the fields.

Any order of $200 and above requires addressee's signature confirmation upon receipt of the package. Please contact us in advance or leave a comment in the message box if you want to waive signature confirmation.

We always check the legality of potential fraudulent orders. This procedure may lead to 1-2 working days delay in shipping in some rare cases.

We do not ship products to shipping forwarding companies. Any order shows this kind of address will be cancelled and refunded without notification.

International:

DHL, DHL Express, US Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail, Priority Mail, and Express Mail (EMS), and UPS services can be selected for international addresses. Shipping cost is calculated according to package weight and distance, and can be found in the check out process. A package usually takes around 7-10 days to be delivered, or occasionally up to 45 days depending on the processing speed in your country, especially in some countries such as Brazil and Russia.

USPS First Class Mail is a budget shipping method. As soon as a First Class Mail package left USPS Chicago hub there will be no tracking information available. If you need detailed tracking information and timely delivery please do not use this shipping method.

Presently we cannot ship lithium batteries internationally by US Post Service or any other air shipping method. Please select UPS Ground if your order contains LiPo or LiFe battery.

We do not ship products to shipping forwarding companies. Any order shows this kind of address will be cancelled and refunded without notification.

Safe 40A ParaBoard V3 - XH with XT60

Customer Reviews

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Antonio M.

Hi my name is Tony marsiglia everything was just fine thank you very much will be ordering again

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Brad L.
Safe 40 Amp Paraboard V3-XH with XT60

Picked this one up to charge my receiver batteries in my RC planes. Makes charging multiple batteries very easy. I’ve purchased a few other paraboards from BuddyRC for other style lipo connectors and never had any issues. These work great and i highly recommend them. :)

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Keith F.
Safe 40A ParaBoard V3

Works great, use it for all my XT60 batteries.

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Dennis
Buddy RC para board

Great board i had the first version with out protection this one is differently way better as it has the circuit protection

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Greg D.
Caution: Not all EPB-3203 units are the same

I purchased an EPB-3203 (Safe 40A Paraboard V3 XH with XT60 Plugs) through http://www.michaelsrchobbies.com. The overall construction looks to be very good. However, the product that arrived is significantly different from the pictures. If the following issues could be resolved, I will consider purchasing another unit.

I shall list each difference separately for clarity.

1. The EPB-3203 is pictured as using three ATO/Standard/Regular sized automotive 40A fuses that sit in their own easy-swap socket. My EPB-3203 uses three Mini sized automotive 40A fuses that are soldered on the board. FAIL.

2. My EPB-3203's positive cable is protected by a 50A ATO/Standard/Regular sized automotive fuse. This is not in the description. The fuse is soldered on to the board. FAIL.

3. My EPB-3203 has a small green LED that is wired into the negative and positive for the first cell. There is no way to turn it off or disable it. A balance charger will compensate for this parasitic loss during charging, but if you leave your battery/batteries connected for an extended period of time after the charge, the LED will pull the first cell out of balance. This LED is not mentioned in the description, nor in any picture. FAIL.

4. The EPB-3203 is pictured as having three resettable fuses (polyfuse) on top, and four on the bottom, per balance port. My EPB-3203 has all seven on top.

NOTE: I've had the PCB out of the blue plastic case. There is no revision number on the top or bottom that might indicate why my EPB-3203 is different from the pictures. My unit's PCB has the phrases "ParaBoard V3" and "XH/2-6s" painted on it.

You might be wondering why I am so bitter about these few differences from the published pictures/specs. I was building a portable power bank and needed a way to tie several 5S Li-Ion battery packs together. This unit looked to fit the bill perfectly. The balance ports are protected by polyfuses, which will reset automatically. Also, the XT60 power connectors were supposed to be protected by easily swappable ATO fuses; this would make it easy to diagnose and repair in the field. But numbers 1, 2, & 3 above have made this product unsuitable for my project without modification. Return shipping + the restocking fee (MichaelsRCHobbies.com) makes it financially unattractive to return the product. I'll look on eBay and Amazon for fuse holders that can be soldered onto the board.

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