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07-30-2007 09:26 PM  13 years ago
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EddieNewYork

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Recommend a good battery load checker for lipo rx packs
Heys guys, I'm looking to buy a receiver battery checker w/load capabilites. Which ones do you guys recommend?
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07-30-2007 09:35 PM  13 years ago
jschenck

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I use this one. I handles up to 20V with a 1.5A load. I've seen this unit with other names such as Duralite and they appear to be the same.

http://www.radiosouthrc.com/ProESVTester.htm
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07-30-2007 09:37 PM  13 years ago
EddieNewYork

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Cool, thanks.
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07-30-2007 09:42 PM  13 years ago
BarracudaHockey

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It is the same, made in the same place down here in Florida.

Its the same one I use (if I can figure out where I left it!)
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07-30-2007 09:47 PM  13 years ago
Carey

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The linked load tester looks exactly like the one duraflite sent me.
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07-30-2007 10:35 PM  13 years ago
Nitrohuffer

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Fromeco 8 ball checker is cheap and great. Plug it in an it goes through the sequence automatically. 1amp load, rests, 1.5 amp load. If voltage is below 7v any time it will flash no fly.Lungs transformed to take in water.
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07-30-2007 11:02 PM  13 years ago
z11355

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the duralite regulators and ESV are made by the same company that
makes the radiosouth units. there is effectively no difference
between them except for the labels.
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07-30-2007 11:05 PM  13 years ago
JAGNZ

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I use the Fromeco 8 Ball.
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07-30-2007 11:10 PM  13 years ago
DS 8717

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As much as i dislike Futaba,i use the BR2000,it does 2 cell lipo's,4 cell nicads,nhmi and you can adjust the load to up to 3 amps.YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED
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07-30-2007 11:57 PM  13 years ago
EddieNewYork

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Cool, now I just have to decide on one. Does the Futaba do 2s lipos? Cause in the specs its says only 1 cell lith: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&I=LXEYM6&P=ML
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07-31-2007 01:03 AM  13 years ago
KCT

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The BR 2000 does 2S, np.

Cheers

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07-31-2007 02:22 AM  13 years ago
DS 8717

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I check my 8.4 volt lipo's with my BR2000,it will do 5 cell nicads and 5 cell nmhi also,there are 3 voltage setting to use.Heres a tip dont believe what towers writes up,they are wrong 50% of the time. If you look at the picture you can see the 3 voltage settings,4.8,6.6 and 7.2.YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED
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07-31-2007 03:23 AM  13 years ago
zipphreak

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That ProESVTester looks entising, anyone have one and actively use it at the field ?
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07-31-2007 04:39 AM  13 years ago
tracker640

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I use the Fromeco 8 ball checker. It works like a charm.

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07-31-2007 04:44 AM  13 years ago
zipphreak

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Yah I saw that one, but it doesn't support 3cell LIPO rx packs My best option is the ProESVTester.
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07-31-2007 02:46 PM  13 years ago
kdii02

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Fromeco 8-Ball. Works great every time! I use it on my Fromeco Li-ion pack and my Duralite 3 and 4 cell packs with no prob. It puts a 1.0 and 1.5 amp load on and you can see how the voltage of the pack holds or drops down under load. It also gives you a "No Fly" warning if the votage is too low.
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07-31-2007 03:05 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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if you already own a volt meter...just add a 250ohm resistor in parallel...that simple.~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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07-31-2007 07:31 PM  13 years ago
EddieNewYork

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Thanks guys. It looks like theres 3 popular ones.

Hey Pete, tell me more about using a voltmeter. So you just solder in a 250ohm resistor in line on the red or black lead? And, what do you set the voltmeter knob to?
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