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04-02-2010 07:16 PM  10 years ago
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michael88997

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Generator ?
Ok so my plan was to hook up a spare battery to my car and have that charge but I found out it's not that easy... So I think I just need a generator. I'm charging 2 3600 at 1c with a cellpro 10 so pulling around 10 amps or less... Anybody know a good cheap generator that would work?
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04-02-2010 08:02 PM  10 years ago
michael88997

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or i was also thinking about charging up my spare car battery with some solar panels... does anybody know about that kind of process?
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04-02-2010 08:09 PM  10 years ago
michael88997

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i was thinking about this

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Sola...0/dp/B000H38U20

it has a diode so it wont overcharge and i can just set it in the sun and charge up my battery as im discharging it and it should keep it good enough to charge sitting in the texas sun... besides i dont fly more than my lipos out anyway on a coudy day cause thats normally when it rains lol.. does anybody that knows more about solar think this would work?
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04-02-2010 11:25 PM  10 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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A solar panel for $80 seems cheaper than the comparable Honda generator for $1000.Avant RC
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04-07-2010 12:53 AM  10 years ago
Jerry K

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That solar panel only puts out 500 Ma that is .5 amps and 9 WATTS or the 1000w generator can put out 1000 Watts. It would cost $7777.00 solar Watt/Watt Vs. a Honda 1000w for a $1000.00

There is no comparison between solar and liquid fuel
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04-07-2010 01:38 AM  10 years ago
michael88997

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well the idea of a solar panel is not to run off it like a generator its to be charging a deep cell battery as im charging off it... i think im just gonna hold off on charging at the field, its fixing to b summer and ill b done flying at 9 am anyway lol
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04-07-2010 11:04 AM  10 years ago
kcordell

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I picked up one of these a couple of years ago when I started flying electrics. I have been able to run 2 Hyperion DUO chargers, both charging 2 5S packs at 1C with no issues.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ct...temnumber=66619

Okay, so it's not as quiet as the Honda and it is a 2 cycle so you have to run oil/gas mix, but for the dollar and the few times you use it, works perfect.
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04-07-2010 05:33 PM  10 years ago
michael88997

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nice i will have to look into one of those... i might get one in the fall when im going to be flying more, during the summer id rather get my 5 packs done at 6 am then cook out and watch some crashes lol
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04-07-2010 05:44 PM  10 years ago
psych-lick

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HarborFreight also has a 45 watt solar panel kit which might be able to keep your charger from draining your car battery so quickly.
Your lipos are small enough that it should be ok.
Another option would be to pick up a 125 amp marine battery from wal-mart ($75) and use the solar panel to keep that topped off. I seriously doubt you will run out of juice on that charging your lipos.
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