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04-26-2010 07:21 PM  8 years agoPost 101
Flying Tivo

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Output
I can get to charge both my 5S(5500mAh) in Sync mode, up to 8.3Amps
on each port. At this setting its actually 20V*8.3=166 watts, but my power supply starts smelling like burning hot, so i pull back to 7.5 just to be safe. What really ticks me is that the max output is not even 2C, and this cells can go up to 5C charge rate, that would be 27 amp charge rate.

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04-27-2010 03:56 PM  8 years agoPost 102
MTBSuspEng

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BigFil

I attached some plastic rails to the back lid of my case with epoxy, each rail is covered in Velcro, the back of the Duo also has a few strips of Velcro on the back. This holds the chargers on very nicely and also makes them easy to remove if needed. The nice thing about the rails are they raise the chargers off the lid and allow plenty of cooling air to enter the chargers from underneath. I haven't tried pushing my stuff higher then 7amps, I figure that's a good combination of fast charging and not super hard on my packs, I mainly use Turnigy packs, not the 5c Hyperions.

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05-09-2010 06:25 AM  8 years agoPost 103
Tradhunt

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So here's my charging station. Been working at it for a bit. I'm pretty happy with it. I wanted something pretty compact.

It has 2 12v 42amp power supplys wired together to give me 24v 42amp output. So I have I have a 12v power block on the left side with 4 outputs and on the right is my 24v with 2 outputs.

What do ya think?

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05-09-2010 12:12 PM  8 years agoPost 104
Ronald Thomas

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Very nice!

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05-21-2010 12:57 PM  8 years agoPost 105
newtek007

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Question for the Electrical guys
Quick question. I want to have a duel power setup like the one a couple posts back (laughingstill). I will have a AC port on the outside along with DC Banana Posts.

How do I prevent back feeding the AC power supplies when using DC power from a battery at the field?

Do I put a diode inline with the AC line? Or would I use on of the DC automotive type relays?

Hope I'm making sense.

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05-21-2010 01:51 PM  8 years agoPost 106
Ronald Thomas

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I used a fuse
I just take it out when I am running DC. It is the one next to the power supply

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05-21-2010 06:57 PM  8 years agoPost 107
CEGLOBAL

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Lahaina, Hawaii - United States

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Power Supplies
Tradhunt

What kind of power supplies are you using?

Can you please show us a pic of your setup for the power supplies?

I've been trying to figure out the best way to run my Hyperion EOS0610i Duo on a AC to DC power source that is compact and safe.

Thanks

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05-21-2010 08:26 PM  8 years agoPost 108
Big Fil

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Santa Rosa, CA

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He'll probably jump in and reply also, but I can tell you that he is using two of the server supplys that feathermearchantrc sells. We fly together and ordered all 4 of our supplies at the same time to save on shipping.

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05-21-2010 11:32 PM  8 years agoPost 109
newtek007

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I'm Confused
I just take it out when I am running DC. It is the one next to the power supply
It looks like when you run your DC from a field battery source that you would need the fuse in place?

Where is the TP charger being plugged into? I see the DC line connected to the Banana plugs. Would that not backfeed the AC to DC power Source?

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05-22-2010 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 110
newtek007

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Figured out a solution
It just hit me that all I needed in order not to have to keep pulling a fuse out to use a DPDT 3 position switch. I now have what I an looking for.

If I want to use the AC, I switch the switch one way and when I want to use the DC Battery, I switch it the other way. In the middle cuts everything off.

I am currently using a 20A switch but will be getting a 50A soon. Radio shack didn't have one.

Thanks for the suggestions and ideas.

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06-05-2010 01:20 PM  8 years agoPost 111
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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You've got some heavy duty wires there.

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06-08-2010 04:28 PM  8 years agoPost 112
RLC

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Metairie La. U.S.A.

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My new charging station.


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06-08-2010 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 113
misfits0311

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Santa Clarita, CA - USA

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Nice.

BTW, I'm still crying from MacKenzie's going out of business.

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06-08-2010 06:21 PM  8 years agoPost 114
OICU812

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RLC that setup looks great, NICE install job!

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06-08-2010 09:54 PM  8 years agoPost 115
RLC

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Thanks Had fun building it.


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07-09-2010 07:34 PM  8 years agoPost 116
newtek007

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New Charging Station in Progress
So I finally got the urge to make myself a charging station. My goal was to be able to have both AC and a Field Battery plugged in at the same time and be able to use both sources interchangeably. So far, this is what I have:

I started off with the Pelican Storm Case Model iM2600. It was big enough for all of my needs right now. Hope I will not go any bigger, but who knows!

Here it is opened up to the chargers. I am using the Bantam BC6 and the BC6-10. I love these chargers! The wide open space at the top is reserved for the Bantam BC8-DX that I will be getting in the next month or so. I have had nothing but totally reliable operation from both these chargers for about 2 1/2 years now. They see a lot of use.

Here it is opened up for below deck storage. I'm still not totally set on the layout. I may make some dedicated storage bins from plywood, but for now the Plano tackle boxes will suffice.

Here is a closeup of some of the hookup stuff. I am planning to get another power supply and put it opposite of this one to run the Bantam BC8-DX.

And here is the heart and soul of the power switching guts. I am using standard automotive Bosch Type 12V relays. Everything seems to be running pretty good. The ones on the left are not hooked up yet until I get the new charger.

I'll stop boring everyone and just show some more pics. Thanks for looking and if anyone sees any way that I can improve this thing...well just post a reply. I appreciate all the help I can get.

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07-22-2010 09:22 AM  8 years agoPost 117
OICU812

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Awesome!

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07-22-2010 02:11 PM  8 years agoPost 118
SSN Pru

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you can leave that charging station out in the weather and never worry about your gear!

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07-22-2010 03:36 PM  8 years agoPost 119
newtek007

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you can leave that charging station out in the weather and never worry about your gear!
HaHa....you know..... your right. I never really gave it much thought as the box was the perfect dimensions for the project. Guess I didn't see the forrest for the trees.

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07-22-2010 05:25 PM  8 years agoPost 120
floop

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Here is mine.

2 x iCharger 208b's with an IOTA 675W 27 volt power supply.

I used an Optima yellow top in my car for field charging from the battery.

IT's what I do.

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