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Old 08-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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Looks like there is a new charger on the way from iCharger:

http://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-308duo.html



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Input voltage range: 10-30V DC
Input current limit: 65A
Maximum charge power capacity: 1300W @ >23.5V (800W max per channel)
Charge current range: 0.05-30.0A per channel, or up to 50A in synchronous mode
Discharge power capacity: 70W per channel, or up to 120W in synchronous mode
Maximum regenerative discharge: 800W per channel, or up to 1300W in synchronous mode
Current drain for balancing: 1.2A per channel, or up to 2.4A in synchronous mode
Balance accuracy: 10mV
LiPo/LiIo/LiFe: 1-8 series per channel
NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1-25 series per channel
Pb battery cell count: 1-18 series per channel
PC Connectivity: USB port
Weight: 910g
Dimensions (LxWxD): 171x118x59 mm
Warranty: 1 year
Price: $269.99
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:50 PM
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That's a good price. I'm definitely interested.
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Hmm...no mention of internal resistance measurement. Do we think it has it?

Edit: That said looking over the 4010 specs it doesn't claim to have it either so...

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:05 AM
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My old icharger had resistance and that was the lowest model
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:22 AM
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click here (jun-si website) for more info..
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Hmm...no mention of internal resistance measurement. Do we think it has it?

Edit: That said looking over the 4010 specs it doesn't claim to have it either so...
Both have it. My 4010 gives IR measurment, I can verify that for sure. Here is from Daghan's link:

10. Supports measurement for internal resistance of battery offline and online. Can measure not only the internal resistance of the entire battery pack, but also measure the internal resistance of each cell within the lithium battery.
Grasschopper, did you end up deciding on what to do?
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong View Post
Both have it. My 4010 gives IR measurment, I can verify that for sure. Here is from Daghan's link:



Grasschopper, did you end up deciding on what to do?
yea...I made a deal for a used Powerlab 6 yesterday afternoon.

And now of course I'm thinking hard about buying this to replace my dual charger. I wasn't going to drop the coin for the 4010 but $70 cheaper and I think I'm in. 4S is the highest I will ever go as far as I know so I don't need the 10S 2000W capability...or the 8S 1300W of this unit for that matter. But this one is at a price I can stomach.

So once this hits the streets (ok AMain) I will sell my Turnigy ProTek combo and get this and a server PS to drive it. And I'll still have my PL6.
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Splooge...

Right when I'm thinking the 4010DUO is a lot overkill for RC car general use, and was thinking the Powerlab 6 is also a touch overkill (and kind of expensive), a 306B was looking good to me, now this falls into a sweet middle ground, with what looks like great value for a very good duel channel charger...
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I'm in for one, pre ordered from progressive! This is a great price as I don't need much higher than 4s.
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What type of power supply would handle a 2x30amps charge?
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http://www.progressiverc.com/mean-we...er-supply.html
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wow 400$..

I really like meanwell, I'm using a 350w 24v PS from the brand since 3 years and it never failed (it's the only one I have ever bought actually). That's paired with a hyperion 720i but I have heard good things about icharger

I'm looking for a charger that could handle about 15A x2 considering I charge my 3300mah lipos at 4C. how do you calculate the necessary wattage?
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I'm looking for a charger that could handle about 15A x2 considering I charge my 3300mah lipos at 4C. how do you calculate the necessary wattage?
feathermerchantrc.com has a 24v 47amp power supply that would also match up well to the 308 duo. And it's only $120 vs. the meanwell's $400. Progressive RC has $200-ish Power Supplies that would also work, you just would not be able to charge at more than 20 amps per side.

IIRC: Amps x Volts = Watts

http://www.supercircuits.com/resourc...amps-converter
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong View Post
feathermerchantrc.com has a 24v 47amp power supply that would also match up well to the 308 duo. And it's only $120 vs. the meanwell's $400. Progressive RC has $200-ish Power Supplies that would also work, you just would not be able to charge at more than 20 amps per side.

IIRC: Amps x Volts = Watts

http://www.supercircuits.com/resourc...amps-converter
that's more reasonnable , thanks!
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So I have a Muchmore PS rated at 2x22A @ 12V, how much will I be able to charge with using this charger?
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