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Forum: FMA Direct 09-20-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
Yes, the 40A input limit is why the PL8 can...

Yes, the 40A input limit is why the PL8 can charge a 6S pack faster than the PL6. As Tim mentioned, at 3S they'll both charge at the same speed off of a 24V supply.

I have both the PL6 and...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-07-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By SteveM732
brazeaum is signing up on all the forums to make...

brazeaum is signing up on all the forums to make a single post to defame FMA, don't expect him to reply.



I believe Jamie that you owned it for over two years not "a few months" and that it...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By SteveM732
In another thread you mention testing 8 cells at...

In another thread you mention testing 8 cells at once but being able to charge and discharge to the same voltage while tracking mAh in and out of each cell. In this thread you clearly are looking at...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-15-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,782
Posted By SteveM732
The PL8 determines if the power source is a...

The PL8 determines if the power source is a battery or power supply, it does not know what chemistry the battery is. The PL8 currently assumes Lead-Acid of 12 or 24V and will stop regenerative...
Forum: FMA Direct 03-12-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
Overlays

In the latest version of the CCS FMA added the ability to export voltage vrs Ah plots into the bt2 format used by the WMR CBA. This permits the use of the CBA software to do overlays and compare...
Forum: FMA Direct 01-20-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
I don't think it is too big a digression to...

I don't think it is too big a digression to explore power sources available at the field. I had assumed very few had access to 120VAC at the field but it sounds like the norm in some parts of the...
Forum: FMA Direct 01-19-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
I don't know about most fields, but my club's...

I don't know about most fields, but my club's field doesn't have any electricity and probably never will since we don't own the land.
Forum: FMA Direct 01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
Charles and Jack have done some impressive things...

Charles and Jack have done some impressive things with very inexpensive server power supplies. It's a very DIY type of project and not for everyone, but you can't beat the price.

Also look into...
Forum: FMA Direct 01-19-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,739
Posted By SteveM732
Well, it is a single charger, yes. You can...

Well, it is a single charger, yes. You can charge packs in serial or parallel and FMA is working to make an additional device to permit very safe parallel charging of two packs.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By SteveM732
Even if you can figure out how to get half the AC...

Even if you can figure out how to get half the AC voltage out of the transformer, the rest of the power supply is designed around a 24VDC output. You're better off just selling the power supply and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 06-12-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By SteveM732
The FMA Multi4...

The FMA Multi4 (http://www.fmadirect.com/products.htm?cat=74&nid=4) is a very good charger that can do up to 4S balanced or 5S A123 in unbalanced mode. If you need support for a higher cell count...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-29-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,636
Posted By SteveM732
Crash is correct, the USB to 9 pin RS-232...

Crash is correct, the USB to 9 pin RS-232 connector is a generic cable using a Prolific PL-2303 chip. The remaining piece is custom FMA hardware and can either be plugged into the provided USB cable...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-22-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,361
Posted By SteveM732
Right, wired like normal but just use two...

Right, wired like normal but just use two connectors. I'm not running enough amps to warrant more than a single Deans so I don't have any actual experience with this setup, just speculation on how...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-22-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,361
Posted By SteveM732
I'm not sure that we are talking about the same...

I'm not sure that we are talking about the same thing, if you connect the Deans as described in the quote above you can accidentally reverse polarity. If you do I like I was trying to describe you...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-21-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,361
Posted By SteveM732
Seems to me that the better way to do this would...

Seems to me that the better way to do this would be to put one + wire and one - wire to each Deans plug.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-17-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SteveM732
Polyquest ...

Polyquest
http://www.rcaccessory.com/pdf/Battery%20Tap%20Configuration%20Guide.pdf
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 04-16-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,406
Posted By SteveM732
I wonder if that counts as a fire under the AMA...

I wonder if that counts as a fire under the AMA insurance.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-10-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By SteveM732
I use a 9S 2500 mAh LiMn pack in a plane. I only...

I use a 9S 2500 mAh LiMn pack in a plane. I only draw about 20 amps from them so they are not being pushed very hard. When at home I typically balance charge at 4 amps, but when at the field I put...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-09-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,361
Posted By SteveM732
That's a good idea, I'll have to spend a little...

That's a good idea, I'll have to spend a little time with a Digi-Key catalog and see what they have that might be suitable.
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,062
Posted By SteveM732
The Watt's Up meter has a higher voltage rating...

The Watt's Up meter has a higher voltage rating (60 volts) and a lower continuous current rating (50 amps). The continuous current rating is based on the heat generated by the current sense...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By SteveM732
The closer the airspeed is to the speed of the...

The closer the airspeed is to the speed of the prop (a function of RPM and pitch) the less work your prop has to do so the current drops and your batteries last longer.

I have a plane the lasts...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,062
Posted By SteveM732
How about the attached PDF? The strength of...

How about the attached PDF?

The strength of the Watt's Up meter is the simultaneous display of volt/amps/watts along with additional data, the most useful of which is probably charge in mAh. I...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-04-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,281
Posted By SteveM732
While a quantitative analysis is always nice,...

While a quantitative analysis is always nice, what really matters at the end of the day is how they perform in the air compared to your other packs.

The coolness is no doubt due to the lower...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 04-01-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,281
Posted By SteveM732
So is it correct to say that the loaded voltages...

So is it correct to say that the loaded voltages are 11.2 for the ACE pack and 10.0 volts for the other 3 packs?
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-26-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By SteveM732
A 2S A123 pack makes an excellent receiver power...

A 2S A123 pack makes an excellent receiver power source.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=914941
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-20-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By SteveM732
It it looks to me...

It it looks to me (http://www.jetstream-usa.com/jtps28.shtml) like it is the exact same unit as what FMA sells. Too many similarities for it to be coincidence, I say go for it.
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-19-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By SteveM732
The CellPro 4S has been replaced by the Multi4...

The CellPro 4S has been replaced by the Multi4 which can do everything the 4S did and a whole lot more. There is even special...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-09-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By SteveM732
I have this philosophy that when I decide to...

I have this philosophy that when I decide to purchase an item it is at the advertised price and I do not get upset when it drops later on. I purchased the Multi4 right as it came out, knowing full...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By SteveM732
Yes, you can charge the packs in parallel via the...

Yes, you can charge the packs in parallel via the balance taps as the others have described. You will have to make your own adapter and the connector types depend on the type of balance tap on your...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 03-07-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By SteveM732
A123 and K2 packs for a reasonable price for...

A123 and K2 packs for a reasonable price for those not into DIY.
http://www.battlepack.com/LiFEPO4.asp
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