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CellPro PowerLab 8. Now 40amps 1344 watts- from a simple update :)
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CellPro PowerLab 8. Now 40amps 1344 watts- from a simple update :) - 10.06.2010, 04:57 PM

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If I decide to sell it, you will be the first person I will contact. And I'll contact you via PM. Thank you for your interest. There's no doubt in my mind this is the most advanced- easy to use- most powerful charger in the entire RC industry. Yes, I cannot stop smiling :)


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If I decide to sell it, you will be the first person I will contact. And I'll contact you via PM. Thank you for your interest. There's no doubt in my mind this is the most advanced- easy to use- most powerful charger in the entire RC industry. Yes, I cannot stop smiling :)
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"you will sell this to me at an amazing price"
   
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*waves hand....

"you will sell this to me at an amazing price"

*waves hand*

you will sell it to ME at his amazing price + $5


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CellPro PowerLab 8. 1344watts 40 Amps. How sweet it is.
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CellPro PowerLab 8. 1344watts 40 Amps. How sweet it is. - 10.07.2010, 12:42 AM

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*waves hand....

"you will sell this to me at an amazing price"
I honestly can't believe FMA Direct has reduced the pricing on these chargers to now selling the combo number two for example, for what the charger alone use to cost. That's truly awesome and makes me happy to know these reduced prices mean more and more people will be buying these chargers. I must say, when I show people this charger at the track and explain that it balance charges at 30amps(now 40 amps ;) they always have a look on their face of complete shock and find it impossible to believe. What are they going to say when I show them the charging graph on my laptop that I'm now charging at the full 40 amps from the recent firmware update, I hope they don't pass out. And furthermore- not one of the people I've shown that the lipo doesn't even get warm from the high powered charging- can understand how this could be. They all imagine the lipo would be burning hot and in danger of melting. When in fact the lipo doesn't even get warm. In fact, the temperature increase of the LiPo battery while being charged is quite minimal. Usually 3 to 8 degrees above room temperature. That's quite amazing indeed. And seems to validate Thunder Powers no life loss when fast charged- Statement on their web page :)

PS. I can do 250.oo if you're willing to pay for shipping. This offer is extended to anyone interested in buying this charger in combo number two package. The charger has not even been used. Brand new in the box it shipped in. Please PM me for any further questions regarding the sale of my extra PowerLab 8 combo 2. Thank you for your interest. Have a great day/evening.


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It's nice to charge the Acepow 5000mah @ 40A in less than 9 minutes. That is 8C charge rate. 4584mah went back in. Man do I love this charger.


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Be sure to use 10 Gauge(55 Continuous Amp- Max ) Wire- Charge Leads On Your PL8.
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Be sure to use 10 Gauge(55 Continuous Amp- Max ) Wire- Charge Leads On Your PL8. - 10.09.2010, 08:45 PM

That's truly and completely awesome snellemin.

As a side note, for anyone just now buying your PowerLab 8 Balance Charger, it's important to upgrade to the Version Two Charge Leads, which are 10 Guage 55 Amp Max Continuous Power. The original Version 1 charge wire leads were meant for 30 Amp charging. With the new Firmware Update, it's important to also update our charge leads(which are the wires that connect the charger to the battery). FMA Direct is in the process of offering their own version two 10 Gauge Charge Leads to be used with the new Firmware Update, Or, we can make our own from 10 Guage wire, with 4mm Bullet conectors at one end, and a male deans plug at the other end(plugs into our battery). Have a great day ;)

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10.09.2010, 08:56 PM

I used regular 12 AWG wires. The wires do get a bit warm though. I'll get me some 10AWG soon enough.


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10.11.2010, 12:03 PM

I am looking at getting one of these chargers soon here and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with the IOTA DLS-27-25? It looks like a nice, easy, and clean power supply for $200.
   
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I think for the price you'd be better off doing the server power supplies found in the "General Electric" section (also linked in this thread). Or Buy one from MaxAmps if you don't want to wire it yourself (but be prepared to pay quite a bit more, although still less than the one you are looking at) Then you can have 47A @ 24V.


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24volt 47Amp Power Supply For Only 160.oo + 1year warranty.
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24volt 47Amp Power Supply For Only 160.oo + 1year warranty. - 11.22.2010, 08:05 PM

I believe this model(see the link just below) is the one simplechamp is referring to. And this will be my next power supply as well. I'm really happy to see MaxAmps offers these ready to go with the minor modifications already complete. And I must say- I do like the look of the wrap :) Thank You MaxAmps. Great Job- Well Done :) MaxAmps also sells the PowerLab 8 Chargers as well- so you can buy both your charger and your power supply from the same place without the need for separate shipping. This is a first in this industry for extremely high powered chargers and power supplies. In the past- we had to hunt around for a power supply which would sufficiently power our PowerHouse Chargers.

Direct Link To 24volt 47Amp Power Supply:
http://www.maxamps.com/Power-Supply-24V.htm


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12.14.2010, 03:26 AM

So I've been using the charger at 40a with a 40 blade fuse. The 8awg still got hot and the fuse was melting. So the fuse was no good. Ebay to the rescue and got a fuseblock for 7 bucks shipped. This time I use dual 40A glass fuses. Wires don't get hot no mo' at 40A.



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40Amp Balance Charging With The PowerLab 8.
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40Amp Balance Charging With The PowerLab 8. - 12.14.2010, 05:41 AM

Thanks A Million For This Update :)
This is extremely important information and I'm very grateful you post this information up onto this thread. Please keep us up to date on your experience with your CellPro PowerLab 8 Balance Charger :)

PS. Happy Holidays Everyone :)

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So I've been using the charger at 40a with a 40 blade fuse. The 8awg still got hot and the fuse was melting. So the fuse was no good. Ebay to the rescue and got a fuseblock for 7 bucks shipped. This time I use dual 40A glass fuses. Wires don't get hot no mo' at 40A.



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12.14.2010, 04:08 PM

It was the cheapest solution for me. And I get to add as many connectors as I like to the output. Next up is making an extension for the balancing wire harness.

I'm charging the 2s 5000mah Acepow packs at 40A. The 4s pack at 35A. The A123 1p packs at 20A and the 2p packs at 40A. It's so nice not having to wait 10 minutes for a battery pack to charge. But my 8 year old son still complains after 5 minutes of waiting for his packs to finish.
I cycle the lipo's and A123's with 40A regenerative discharge.

I found that cycling the packs once or twice has the same effect as warming them up before usage. Resistance of the cells go down, especially the A123's. To achieve this, I don't do the cooldown between cycles.


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40amp Balance Charging + Zero Cooldown Between Regenerative Charge/Discharge-Cycling.
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40amp Balance Charging + Zero Cooldown Between Regenerative Charge/Discharge-Cycling. - 12.15.2010, 04:08 AM

This is really great to know- Thank you for all the details and specific information.

How many amps are you discharging the LiPo and A123 cells when you cycle them?

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It was the cheapest solution for me. And I get to add as many connectors as I like to the output. Next up is making an extension for the balancing wire harness.

I'm charging the 2s 5000mah Acepow packs at 40A. The 4s pack at 35A. The A123 1p packs at 20A and the 2p packs at 40A. It's so nice not having to wait 10 minutes for a battery pack to charge. But my 8 year old son still complains after 5 minutes of waiting for his packs to finish.
I cycle the lipo's and A123's with 40A regenerative discharge.

I found that cycling the packs once or twice has the same effect as warming them up before usage. Resistance of the cells go down, especially the A123's. To achieve this, I don't do the cooldown between cycles.


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This is really great to know- Thank you for all the details and specific information.

How many amps are you discharging the LiPo and A123 cells when you cycle them?
40 Amps. I wonder if I could discharge a total of 80A if I had two chargers in parallel.


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