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Silentenigma
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Exclamation Will this function as a PSU? - 11.11.2018, 08:20 AM

Hey all,

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Durable-...edirect=mobile

Am looking at the 10Amp power supply from eBay with what looks like a DC 2.1 plug that should plug directly into my Turnigy Reactor 250W 10Amp charger.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...___store=en_us

Anyone know if this setup will work? Also why there isnt any sort of fan on this PSU?

Thanks in advance


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11.11.2018, 01:25 PM

Depends a bit on what you want to charge.
You will not be able to charge at the chargers full potential (250 watt ) since the power supply can only provide a maximum of 120 watt ( 10a*12v= 120 watt ).
I do not know about this charger, but most chargers work better at a higher voltage input when charging higer cell counts.
I use a server power supply, something like this:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HP-DL360...rzPg:rk:9:pf:0

There are some topics on this forum and other ones on what you need to do to use them as a power supply for an RC charger.
This differs a bit from type to type but you should be able to find some.
I used this link:

https://www.rc-help.com/ams/1000w-po...e-powerful.37/

If I am able to do this, then you are to, I suck with eletronics :-)
   
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11.12.2018, 02:02 PM

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HW-Inter...edirect=mobile

Thanks for the run down Ruudxd!

Will keep a look out for the server psu's on ebay....they look a bit intimidating to wire up.

I just saw the above for a decent price and no need to modify.

I have a para board and would like to charge up to 4x 2 Cell 5200mah lipos at once at 10amps. I have an erevo so double packs means lots of charging.


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11.17.2018, 07:49 PM

No problem, I am no hero in electronics though, I hope someone else can help as well and correct me :-)

If I am correct that means 10a*8,4v=84 watts, so you could use that power supply.
It would mean that if you are charging the 4 batteries in parallel you will be charging for about 2 hours..
   
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