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09-26-2012 07:11 PM  6 years agoPost 501
cmdiduca

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I was going to add that but did not want to offend. I'm out of town right now. I'll take some pics when I get home

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09-28-2012 02:02 PM  6 years agoPost 502
cmdiduca

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Here are some pictures of the whole thing!!

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09-28-2012 02:13 PM  6 years agoPost 503
SGrim80

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Awesome job Chris! But holy overkill for those rx packs LOL

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09-29-2012 03:36 AM  6 years agoPost 504
HeliMan Dave

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Smallest/Lightest 12v 15-25A Power Supply
Quick question for the guys flying smaller models. I'm looking to find the smallest, lightest 12v 15-25A power supply. With the indoor season coming, I'd like to reduce the weight of my charging case substantially. Right now I use a 24v 70A Cosel in the field but that is HUGE overkill for flying micro stuff indoors. I'd like to swap it out for something much smaller & lighter but still have enough for 3C charges on 1s 200mAh to 3s 2200mAh packs using my Super Duo.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Diabolo 700UL / Logo 700 / 600 / 500 V-Bar NEO / Oxy 2 / Blade 180CFX / mCPX BL / Nano / V-Control

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09-29-2012 03:50 AM  6 years agoPost 505
TheWoodCrafter

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09-29-2012 05:24 AM  6 years agoPost 506
TJinGuy

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The dell 1u model is much smaller, about half in fact. But better yet is the icharger p350 power supply. 15v an 23A that is small and pretty cheap.

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09-29-2012 09:33 AM  6 years agoPost 507
Paul Woodcock

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Hi

Try something like this:

http://www.readyheli.com/A30-Charge...y-_p_40653.html

OR

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...y-Black-12V-24A

I had the Muchmore-Racing one. Very small and light. Worked well, just a little expensive.

Most shops sell something similar. 250 to 300w power supplies are readily available.

You can also buy 12v power supplies from electronics shops. The "open type" that are designed to be installed in electrical things are much cheeper, but have open terminals, etc, etc.... so safety at an indoor event could be an issue!!!!!

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Paul

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09-29-2012 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 508
Ace Dude

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There are many power supplies of this type used an amateur radio. Check the Astron, Alinco, Jetstream, MFJ, and samlex brands, just to name a few.

Here's a list of ham power supply reviews:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/20

  

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09-30-2012 03:33 AM  6 years agoPost 509
HeliMan Dave

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Thanks guys. Ace Dude, I'm a ham but completely forgot about eham. I actually have a 10M and 35M astron for the radios in the shack ;-)

@Paul, the Muchmore Racing one looked nice and very similar to the Junsi 350W model.

@Chris, of all the server supplies I've seen the 1u model(s) look closest to what I'd want. I'm looking into a really small 12v 17A Meanwell (made by Cosel) being sold by someone on RCG. It that doesn't work out, I think I'll look for a 1u model as I'd rather not spend big $$ for this small application. I assume getting the pin-out information won't be too hard.

Diabolo 700UL / Logo 700 / 600 / 500 V-Bar NEO / Oxy 2 / Blade 180CFX / mCPX BL / Nano / V-Control

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09-30-2012 02:06 PM  6 years agoPost 510
Ace Dude

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Thanks guys. Ace Dude, I'm a ham but completely forgot about eham. I actually have a 10M and 35M astron for the radios in the shack ;-)
My first power supply was an Astron RS-20A purchased in ~1990 and it's still going strong. Had an Astron SS-30M and also have an Alinco DM-330MVT.

  

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09-30-2012 06:31 PM  6 years agoPost 511
HeliMan Dave

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Yes, the Astrons are well built. I've had mine since 1999 and only had to service the 35M once. It's been on almost 24/7 for 12+ years.

Those transformer supplies weigh a ton though.

BTW, for my indoor charging application, I'm going to try a 12v 17A S-210-12 Meanwell (apparently made by Cosel) from a guy on RCG.

Diabolo 700UL / Logo 700 / 600 / 500 V-Bar NEO / Oxy 2 / Blade 180CFX / mCPX BL / Nano / V-Control

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10-07-2012 04:30 PM  6 years agoPost 512
GetToDaChopper

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What model Champion gen are you using pctomlin and how much did it cost you ?

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10-07-2012 10:43 PM  6 years agoPost 513
pctomlin

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Texas

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The model number for the Champion generator I have is 73531i. This model does not have the 12V auxiliary output, just the dual 120V plug. Cheapest I could find it in my area was $599.00 from Home Depot. Sam's and Costco sell for about $100.00 cheaper and you can get refurbished off ebay usually for about $399.00.

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10-24-2012 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 514
SGrim80

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Lehigh Valley, PA

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Info: I'm making a charging case out of a Storm iM2300 case. I have a Meanwell 27v 1000 watt power supply I'm putting in the bottom of the case and making a plexi deck. I don't plan on cutting holes in the case, but creating a dam in the middle using foam to keep the hot and cold sides of the power supply separate. I'm going to drill holes in the deck to allow the cold side to suck air in and the hot side to vent air out. I'm thinking the fans in the power supply should flow sufficient air through the box.

I have a friend that suggested he thinks I need to have more holes drilled in one side or the other in order to get proper air flow.

Question: Does anyone know if this is true, and if so, which side? I'm thinking more holes in the exhaust side.

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10-24-2012 03:18 AM  6 years agoPost 515
TheWoodCrafter

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Use the same number of holes.
Having a different quantity is crazy.
You have to exhaust the same amount of air the fan pulls in no matter what temperature it is.
I would cut one large hole and install a grill.
This would have way more free area than a bunch of small holes.
Easier for the fan to pull and blow through.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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10-24-2012 03:50 AM  6 years agoPost 516
Ace Dude

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Would it be possible to use a larger hole rather then multiple small holes?

I agree with you on not cutting a hole in the case. To me that defeats the purpose of buy a nice water proof case. Plus, if you cut a hole in it would have very limited resale value.

I plan assemble my charger case shortly and plan to leave as much space as I can on each side of the charger case for ventilation.

Ducting could also be an option.

  

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10-24-2012 03:17 PM  6 years agoPost 517
SGrim80

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I'm likely going to just use the same amount of holes on both sides of the deck. Probably two or three rows of 3/8 to 1/2" holes. I'd prefer not to install any additional fans or create any large holes. I can always go bigger but I can't make things smaller LOL

Mikado USA
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11-02-2012 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 518
ProgressiveRC

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Seattle, WA

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We've been working on this one for longer than I'd care to admit...check out our latest case offering, the "Powerline" and "Powerline Pro."

Packing up to (2) PL8s and 2000 watts in our highest power set-up yet! It's a thing of beauty. Retail version will include a smoked acrylic deck with the option to have your name laser engraved free of charge (pre-order only).

http://www.progressiverc.com/chargers/charger-combos

Cheers,
David

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11-02-2012 03:45 PM  6 years agoPost 519
Mike Fortin

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That think is sick.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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11-02-2012 04:16 PM  6 years agoPost 520
Tyler

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Oh, SNAP!!

We want to see under the hood.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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