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04-04-2015 01:52 PM  6 years ago
flyboy1985

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]i would have to disagree with aron ,i belive most if not all balnce taps by progressive rc and name brand are thermal fuesed[/quote]

well i cant argue facts,, seems i was wrong , maybe that was there first gen setup? eaither way , i was wrong in saying its the norm,, i guess its not so much. anywho thats what really sold me to the boards i have , the fuse protection.
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04-04-2015 01:54 PM  6 years ago
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The fusing does seem to be a growing and very welcome trend in the newer offerings, but they still offer old ones without it.

Buyer beware.
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04-04-2015 01:57 PM  6 years ago
flyboy1985

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i cant see myself without em , im 29 years old and id like to think i try to get it right the first time, but i do have a 6 month old soo , lack of sleep can sometimes make you miss things but as i said before , i still have my house and all my fingers thanks to my fuse boardsgoing pro , one crash at a time
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04-04-2015 01:59 PM  6 years ago
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Yeah. We aren't electricians.

BTW before anyone protests, I'm not crapping on progressiverc. They are my go-to for all things between the 110V outlet and my battery and I highly recommend them.

And that older model I linked is by far from junk if you use your head better than I did...that model I linked can do 6 batteries in parallel with ANY cell count (so long as all are of the same cell count). Can't do that with the OP's, as it's a 6 cell setup only. With my board I can charge 6 3S batteries, then turn around and charge 6 5S batteries, and then if McKrackin hands me his 6S, I can charge those, too. For $20, that isn't shabby.

So what you gain in safety you lose in utility. The old offerings aren't junk, but they aren't for the technically challenged.

It does appear that their modular offering has both the safety and utility, but that's going to cost.
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04-04-2015 02:09 PM  6 years ago
flyboy1985

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So what you gain in safety you lose in utility. The old offerings aren't junk, but they aren't for the technically challenged.

see i dont deal in chance, or at least if i can make it that much safer for the people and property around me ,, im all for it,,,
nothing wrong with your setup aron,. yours is a hells angles type setup,, mines more of a ,mr rogers
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04-04-2015 02:11 PM  6 years ago
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Yeah, it does appear that their modular offering has both the safety and utility.

You might have to buy a few components before you get there, though and it'll be a lot more than $20 by the time you have the ability to parallel charge 6.

But at the end you'd have the best of both worlds.

But if you don't need the flexibility of being able to charge cells of different counts, the OP board is perfect.
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04-04-2015 02:13 PM  6 years ago
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i want to get a 308 duo , so that way i have the power to charge ,, well a crap load lol , but that calls for another PS , and a new case. which inturn requires money , so i guess my 308b will do for now,,going pro , one crash at a time
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04-04-2015 02:18 PM  6 years ago
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But using safe boards, you'll never fry your charger! And frying a charger is the best excuse to upgrade! Guess you'll have to live with it through it's service life which could be years!
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04-04-2015 02:37 PM  6 years ago
Tyler

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EP Buddy paraboard V3 are thermal fuse protected on the balance leads and auto fuse protected on each battery connector, PLUS the entire board is protected by a larger fuse. They work great.

McCrackin, I speak from experience when I say that charging on an open cart "AWAY" from anything flammable is a subjective term. I had a battery spew molten contents all over the ceiling, walls, and items well beyond 13 feet. Please be mindful of the velocity that these batteries can project their angry flaming tid-bits.

Again, this is why I only charge outside. Charging inside a garage or hobby room is still a calculated risk I will no longer accept. Been there, burned that.

I recall your charging cart build and preparations previously. Exploding batteries has always been a concern in your arrangement.

A close buddy of mine was well aware of my lipo fire experience. I admonished him to learn from my mistakes. Well, he recently caught his basement on fire. His fire proof table was not enough!
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04-04-2015 02:41 PM  6 years ago
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04-04-2015 03:18 PM  6 years ago
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Just an FYI on all of these parallel boards. The one safety issue that can arise even though each battery connection is 40 amp protected is the leads going to the charger are not individually fused. I cannot find the post or web reference. But there was a modeler charging several packs. His charger apparently shorted internally on the output and since the packs are in parallel the back feed current was an addition of the packs connected up to their fused protection. So if he had 3 packs on charge in parallel with 40 amp protection and the leads or charger shorted the short circuit current can go up to 120amps until one of the 40 amp fuses clears.

Addition of 40 amp fuses on the leads from the board to the charger takes care of this issue.
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04-04-2015 06:27 PM  6 years ago
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Each battery on the para aboard v3 is individually fused. This protects each individual battery at the connector level.

The entire para aboard v3 output to the charger is fused as a whole going out to the charger with another dedicated fuse. This provides complete protection of the paralleled (summed) packs.

Every single balance lead is polyfuse protected, which are self resetting.
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04-04-2015 06:51 PM  6 years ago
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I'm sure a guy like me will find a way to screw it up. Heh.
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