RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 976 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› power supply question
08-09-2012 10:45 PM  6 years agoPost 1
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've been out of this hobby for a year now. Wanna get back in

Still have my trex 700 and a 59" 6s aj slick.

I'm gonna buy 10 new lipos and I'm gonna spend some $$$ on a fast charging system. But not too much....

I want 2 1030b ichargers for sure, and I'm looking for something to power them

Will this work. ??? I was gonna buy two set ups

http://www.ebay.com/itm/24v-1000w-P...=item2573889bd9

My other option was one meanwell rsp150024v power supply

But I dont think I'll have enough power for two ichargers.

Your input is needed

Thanks !!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 10:54 PM  6 years agoPost 2
rcflyerheli

rrKey Veteran

Granbury, TX USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am running a Chargery 1200s PS from Ready Heli. It has 3 outputs and can handle 55a at 24v.

Not cheap, but works great. The combo you referenced can only put out a max of 47a.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
Amain Team Rep

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:17 PM  6 years agoPost 3
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

With the power supply you have....

Wouldnt the output be cut in half by connecting two ichargers ???

Thats why I was lookig at 2 power supplies.....

I was gonna hook up 6 6s 5000 lipos to one charger and 5 6s 3300 to another.

I dont need to charge in 30 mins. But I would like all to be charged in under two hours if possible.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:29 PM  6 years agoPost 4
rcflyerheli

rrKey Veteran

Granbury, TX USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I don't know how it does it, but each charger runs as if it was the only one attached.

The total charging amps can be 55 max. So a charger charging 6 6s packs can charge them in parallel at 9a each. If you ran 2 chargers (I regularly run 3 at the same time) each with 6 6s packs, then each pack can be charged at 4.5 amps for a total of 55a.

The PS barely gets warm and is able to cycle its cooling fans at this load.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
Amain Team Rep

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:49 PM  6 years agoPost 5
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks...

This is has always been a confusing subject for me.

I assume when you connect more than one charger to that ps it slows down the total charge time. ??

So lets say if you have one charger hooked up 6 6s packs you could charge in 30 mins. With 2 chargers total 12 6s packs it would take an hour ?

This really doesnt answer my original question. ......

For under $200 I can get 2 x 24v 1050 watt ps to power 2 x 1030b ichargers. I think thats my best bet. I dont have $350 to spend on one ps supply.

Or I can get the meanwell rsp 1500 24v on ebay for under $300.

But I think the cheaper ps is the way to go.

So what do you think ???

Thanks

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-09-2012 11:51 PM  6 years agoPost 6
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've seen the meanwell rsp 1500 24v hooked up to two 1030b's.

But I'm not sure on its charge times....

Maybe someone knows ???

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 02:48 AM  6 years agoPost 7
airdodger

rrElite Veteran

Johnston USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My friend has the setup you are thinking about,(2 i chargers and 1500w meanwell), he charges at 20amps 6s 5300 in eight minutes , he can do back to back flights.

Chris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 03:52 AM  6 years agoPost 8
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

TY

But I'm looking to charge 5 lipos on one charger and 6 on the other....

I think I'm better off with two power supplies ???

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-10-2012 04:48 AM  6 years agoPost 9
rcflyerheli

rrKey Veteran

Granbury, TX USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

First, if the power supplies you show are the ones you are discussing, you have to work them in series to get 24v. There is some kind of requirement to remove the DC or Ac ground from one of the units. This issue, coupled with the fact it has only one output, and no meter to give an indication how much amps you pulling out. The fans run all the time and are noisy. And it can only put out a max of 47a.

The one I use cost $269 and can output 55a, has a selectable voltage so you can dial in your output voltage, shows the amps you are pulling, and gives three plugs to attach chargers to. Fans don't run all the time and it has been demonstrated to put out almost 60 amps before protection circuits kick in.

I've been using it about 3 months and I really like it. It is a little more expensive, but it is worth it.

Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
Amain Team Rep

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-11-2012 02:30 AM  6 years agoPost 10
2004lsc

rrApprentice

Phoenix, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I still need more help here ......

I like the 1200s

But is the meanwell rsp 1500 24v better for two 3010b ichargers ?? Looks like it might b. Or do i just get two 1000 watt PS's ??

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-11-2012 04:22 AM  6 years agoPost 11
rexxigpilot

rrProfessor

Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If you really want to put the coals to your 2 iCharger 3010B's you should get two 1000+ watt, 27+ volt power supplies. I use one 1100W Iota and one 1500W Power One power supply for my main chargers, Powerlab 8 and 3010B. There is no way I can run both of my chargers at near full off a single 1500W PS.

Also, the Chargery is preferred over the Meanwell IMO. The Meanwells are noisy as hell since they don't have variable speed fans. They are about as annoying / noisy as those damn PC and server power supplies at the RC field. If you are charging off utility power instead of generator the Iota 27-40 is a good choice in power supply. However, it is not Power Factor Corrected, so it puts more load on a generator.

Have you calculated what your max power supply needs are? Example - battery size, cell count, max number to be charged in parallel and max charge C?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
08-11-2012 12:34 PM  6 years agoPost 12
airdodger

rrElite Veteran

Johnston USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The Meanwell 2000w has apfc, variable speed fan adjusts with load, quiet, is very small, light weight, and you only need one instead of two. Just another option to look at.

Chris

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 976 views POST REPLY
HomeAircraftHelicopter
e-
Electric Battery-Charger-pSupply
› power supply question
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 3  Topic Subscribe

Thursday, August 16 - 1:06 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online