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02-19-2014 02:07 PM  3 years agoPost 41
unclejane

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I used that exact power supply for 2 years. I sold it because I wanted to try the server PS and I could get (4) of them plus a new charger for the same price. So I ended up with 2000w of charging power and the guy I sold it to still uses it…been about a year now..
Well maybe I got a bad one. But I always seem to get a bad one lol....

Since my main setup doesn't need to be mobile I use the deep cycles; far more than 2KW and far more durability for about the same money....

With my Powerlab 8 there's pretty much nothing I can't charge in a reasonable amount of time with it....

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03-27-2014 02:42 AM  3 years agoPost 42
KRAR

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So power labs have come out with a dual charger so you can charge 2 at once. Any thoughts on this guy? What would you use for a psu?

So what I have currently is the X4 charger. This is a great little charger for little batteries. Thats just the problem is charging 6s(5000mAh) batteries takes longer than an hour at 6 amps.

I now the general rule of thumb is to only charge at the mAh divided by 1000. but how are guys charging these 6s batteries so quickly. I would like to be able to charge this battery in 15 mins or less... and be able to do that to two of them.
any ideas on what to get for a charger and psu?
Thanks
KRAR

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03-27-2014 03:23 AM  3 years agoPost 43
Retired2011

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Power Labs DPL8, and icharger 4010 Duo, both are dual units that will charge up to 40 amps per channel, if you have the power to provide to them.
They will both accept ~48v DC input.
You can charge your batteries up to the manufacturers recommended charge rating...most are 3 to 5 C.
So, with the right power supply, and available current, you can charge a lot of batteries at once, in 15 mins.

The most popular setups now, for high power charging, are one of the above mentioned chargers and an appropriate power supply. A lot of us are using converted, repurposed, computer power supplies, they provide a lot of bang for the buck.

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03-27-2014 03:31 AM  3 years agoPost 44
Craigdieslemac

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+1 to everything Chet said. I have a 4010 duo with 2 repurposed power supplies running 24v and 1800 watts. I have 2 more that could be used to up my power to 48 and 3600, but I don't see the need.. I have been able to charge my batteries in a reasonable amount of time. I usually charge 4 at a time, 2 on each side and always keep the same packs together as a matched set. Takes about 15 min or less for 4 @20 amps per side.

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03-27-2014 03:43 AM  3 years agoPost 45
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A lot of us are using converted, repurposed, computer power supplies, they provide a lot of bang for the buck.
yes

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