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04-27-2011 04:12 AM  10 years ago
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RotorsRus

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Help me get my charging setup going.
I just purchased an Align 550e and am waiting for it to arrive so I am getting everything in order. I am at the point now where I need to figure out what I am going to use for my charging setup. I am familiar with lithium batteries and chargers as well as using a power supply but not with anything over 3s. The biggest batteries I will be charging with be the 6s 5000mah batteries used in the 550e. Here is what I am looking to do in the end...

Charge at a field without electricity for a full day of flying.

Charge at multiple times the capacity for faster charging times.

I am considering both a generator or these "deep cycles" to me the deep cycles seem like the best bet because when at home I have a smaller 5amp PS I could use to charge at a slower rate as I would not be in a hurry and this would prevent me from having to buy a bigger more expensive power supply.

I am not against a name brand charger but would consider the Thunder type brands if someone can attest to their quality.

I also know nothing about these deep cycles and their cost/ use? Could you get 8-10 charging cycles on a single charge of the deep cycle?

Thanks in advance for all the help.
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04-27-2011 05:17 AM  10 years ago
TrevJonez

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Down side to deep cycles is they are heavy and require charging every week. Generators take up the same space but are noisy and require less maintenance of course depending on the gen. Imo the generator is more economical in the long run. Batteries under heavy use don't last as long as a decent generator. If your comfortable doing the work a 1400 watt power supply can be rigged for a low price and for 2_300 dollars you can get a super duo or multiple chargers that have a 500 watt or so output of a brand name.Who cares... its just money...
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04-27-2011 06:28 AM  10 years ago
RotorsRus

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What about generators? I have heard the Harbor and Freight bargin bin specials are not even usable in a public area? Seems most people end up going with the Honda's which run around $600.

Also what is the general feeling on the Junsi chargers?
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04-27-2011 09:21 PM  10 years ago
Richardmid1

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There are plenty of decent portable generators in the 1000-2000w range without going to the expensive Honda's.60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-28-2011 04:01 AM  10 years ago
rocket_33

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There are two ways of doing things. The right way and OVER again. Yes there are other generator choices but get a Honda and be done with it. I have one, never a problem, very reliable.
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04-28-2011 11:01 AM  10 years ago
Richardmid1

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Honda EU10i's are around £750 in the UK! Man you have it good in the US! EU20i's are nearly £1300! And if your going to do any serious charging you need the 2000W!

Here is the Clarke equivelant of the Honda EU20i:

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/p...type-generators

2000W CONTINUOUS, 7 hour run time as opposed to 4 hours on the Honda!

£480!

I know which ide be buying!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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