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Old 07-23-2014, 03:18 PM
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that is 1400 watt at 23.5v...... how much at 12v


Here is the PL6 stats:
Maximum charge power capacity: 1000W (at >30V DC; 408W at 12V)


notice the 408 @12v? my hyperion is 320 at 13.8v. but 550 watts at 24v.


If I were to "guess" I would say the icharger is 500-700 watts at 12v, but that would just be a guess on what other chargers are saying. It seems the 12v wattage is about 40-50% of the 24/30v ratings.


The icharger is 1400 watts total or 1000w max per channel. The PL6 is 1000w at 30v or 408 @12v. would that imply the icharger is also 408 watts per channel at 12v? I dunno. trying to find out lol
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:37 PM
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Based on your powersupply, I'd guess 480watts on one channel (40amp (max of the channel) x 12v (max of your PS)).

Stop wasting money, buy this and be done with it:

http://www.progressiverc.com/the-dua...00w-combo.html
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Anyone seen the 2301 error come up? It has been showing up lately on mine. Any suggestions on how to correct it would be greatly appreciated. Thx!
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Can someone tell me if this PS would be adequate for charging 2s lipos? I'm space challenged and this footprint looks good.

http://heli-heli.com/items/power-sup...rt_id=28787831

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Can someone tell me if this PS would be adequate for charging 2s lipos? I'm space challenged and this footprint looks good.

http://heli-heli.com/items/power-sup...rt_id=28787831

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Bill, I would get a dps-1200 server power supply and convert it. The most simple to convert and very small. It is also 900 watts and 75 amps. Cost? less than 30 shipped. $20 for a resistor and then connectors of your choice.

here is a good work up. but you dont need 2 to hook in series. and you dont need to float the ground. just read the part about the resistor and then solder the connector your want on. its like a 5 minute job. these are small. like 1.5x3x7 inches
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Originally Posted by BillPear View Post
Can someone tell me if this PS would be adequate for charging 2s lipos? I'm space challenged and this footprint looks good.

http://heli-heli.com/items/power-sup...rt_id=28787831

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also, if you want that, it will work fine for 2s up to around 30 amps.
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I just ordered one can wait!!!!
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I read the manual, but I am not sure I understood it correctly.

http://download.leomotion.com/Ladege...rger406DUO.pdf

Can anyone explain how to set the charger to hold the set voltage or apply a maintenance charge periodically when finished charging? For example you charge your pack for your race ahead of time and it finishes 20 minutes before your race starts. Right now the battery voltage drops as time passes. I believe it can be set to "hold" the final voltage value through a small constant charge or periodic charge. Can someone explain the settings that affect this simply?

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Originally Posted by andrewdoherty View Post
I read the manual, but I am not sure I understood it correctly.

http://download.leomotion.com/Ladege...rger406DUO.pdf

Can anyone explain how to set the charger to hold the set voltage or apply a maintenance charge periodically when finished charging? For example you charge your pack for your race ahead of time and it finishes 20 minutes before your race starts. Right now the battery voltage drops as time passes. I believe it can be set to "hold" the final voltage value through a small constant charge or periodic charge. Can someone explain the settings that affect this simply?

AWD
After 10 minutes the lipo looses its heat and the IR will increase.
Better to discharge 500 mah out and recharge to max voltage.
This will decrease IR.

It would be cool to have such a feature built into the Icharger to do automatically.
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I only run mod so I'm not too concerned with IR.
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It would be cool to have such a feature built into the Icharger to do automatically.
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Here is a tip for any ICharger:

I used a IPhone screen protector on my ICharger screen to keep it perfect.
If it should scratch I just replace it with a new one.
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With a resistor setup, how do I setup a channel to discharge then charge a pack using the resistors to discharge to? Every time I go in and try to setup a new program it wants to use the internal discharger.

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I just ordered a 406Duo from Fantom. I wont have it for a couple weeks or so. Can anyone tell me real life numbers of discharge for both 1 and 2 cell lipos. How many amps can the charger discharge at using only the charger.
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Originally Posted by lewis110 View Post
I just ordered a 406Duo from Fantom. I wont have it for a couple weeks or so. Can anyone tell me real life numbers of discharge for both 1 and 2 cell lipos. How many amps can the charger discharge at using only the charger.
Here is what I found to work quit well::

Temperature effects batteries IR (internal resistance).
The lower the IR number the faster you will be.

First thing is to buy the TQ balancing wire (or one like it) for one and two cell charging/ discharging.
This will give you the most accurate charging and IR readings at higher charging/discharging.

Always use the balancing wire when your using your charger.

1 cell/ 2 cell charging.

Always store your batteries at 3.80 per cell.
Never cycle, there is no need too.

Never charge higher than 30 amps there is no benefits and may puffs the cells.

Charge at 27 amps and run.
After running store charge to 3.80 per cell/ discharging at 20 amps.

Its that simple.

Good batteries numbers.
IR readings there are two numbers.
First number - individual cells
Second number - pack and wire leads.

Always go with the first number.
If you get a 2.5 or higher the pack is not good. Below average.Practice cells at best.
.07 my best number or 1.07 very good. Snowbird Racing pack.
2.1-2.2 still good to go.
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