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12-21-2013 02:09 AM  3 years agoPost 1
craig1980

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Guys after researching older post I am still feeling uneasy about what to buy. First I will be on a budget like most guys but I want a good solid set up. Second when it comes to electrical terms and workings I need the book for dummies. I will be making my own 12s 5000 packs. I need to figure out the best way to charge at the field and at home. I would like some suggestions on a charger and power supply.

Charger I was thinking about the revolectric pl6 but am open to other ideas. Was thinking I could parallel charge at the field and then just single when I am at home just to check out batteries. Or what about this charger

http://www.readyheli.com/Voltz-101K...er-p-37877.html

Power supply I was thinking about getting a computer supply fom a guy at my local club. Is 12v ok or do I need 24?

Charging at the field my ultimate goal is to get a Honda generator but that will be later. I know it's not the best way but will just a small generator do ok for a while (I understand they are loud and messy but affordable right now)? Any suggestions on size?What about a deep cycle?

Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge

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12-21-2013 03:07 AM  3 years agoPost 2
Slowpoke

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The PL6 is a very good charger, also, checkout the iChargers from ProgressiveRC.

Parallel charging is the way to go. I use an EP Buddy ParaBoard that will all me to charge 4 packs at a time.

Nothing wrong with using a generator at the field. The Honda is one of the best. Nice and quiet. No muss or fuss. I use and Ryobi 2200 watt from Home Depot that cost me $550. It's been working fine. Make sure you use the inverter type generator, it provides cleaner power. Not an absolute requirement, but nicer.

As for the power supply, figure out how many packs you want to charge at a time, and at what rate, and then check the wattage of the charger to determine how much power supply you need. If you have a 50 watt charger, a monster power supply won't do much good. 12 volts should be good for charging 2 packs. 24 if you want to do heavy duty charging. Some of the other guys here can tell you the math involved in figuring out your requirements. The people here really helped me in choosing my charger and power supply.

Feathermerchants sells some really good server power supplies.

Deep cycles are an option, but you won't get many 6s packs charged from them as opposed to the generator.

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12-21-2013 11:37 AM  3 years agoPost 3
wrongler

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Second when it comes to electrical terms and workings I need the book for dummies. I will be making my own 12s 5000 packs
Somehow this sentence makes me a little worried!

Why not just buy some inexpensive 6S packs or some used ones?

Bill Whittaker

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12-21-2013 12:07 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Craigdieslemac

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I think he means shrink wrapping them together. And +100 to used batts.. That's all I have

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12-21-2013 02:19 PM  3 years agoPost 5
craig1980

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Wrongler- thanks for your worries but I did mean just putting together 2 packs

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12-21-2013 02:33 PM  3 years agoPost 6
wrongler

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AHHHHHH, That's better!

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12-21-2013 02:41 PM  3 years agoPost 7
Ace Dude

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Power supply I was thinking about getting a computer supply fom a guy at my local club. Is 12v ok or do I need 24?
The PL6 will work on 12v, however, it can only provide 408W @ 12V. In order to get the full 1000W out it's capable of when charging a 6s pack you need 30-32V. Many chargers need higher voltage in order to provided their full rated output. The latest generation chargers support 48v on the input.

  

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