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Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-28-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: For fastest results: 1) Use the...

Hi:

For fastest results:

1) Use the LiPo Generic High Power preset
2) Set the charge rate manually, not AUTO
3) Manual rate should be 2.2AH * 2C = 4.4A * 6 (packs) = 26.4A (provided your...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: In all seriousness, once you get the...

Hi:

In all seriousness, once you get the FUIM3 and connect to the PC, you will never look back! You will be amazed at how intuitive and FUN it is to use a PowerLab with the Charge Control...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Great! Glad to hear it! Tim Marks

Hi:

Great! Glad to hear it!

Tim Marks
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: No reason to apologize. That's what...

Hi:

No reason to apologize. That's what we're here for.

If your unit is not asking you which power supply you're using on startup, and you have the CCS, you need to go to the Options Tab and...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: This problem is a simple one. If you...

Hi:

This problem is a simple one. If you check the instruction sheet that came with the MPA, you'll see it tells you you must put the PL in XH WIRING MODE when using the MPA. Consult the user...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-15-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: To answer your question, the Charge...

Hi:

To answer your question, the Charge Control Software for the PL8 and the PL6 are virtually identical.

Tim Marks
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 07-14-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,557
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Based on your frustration level, I...

Hi:

Based on your frustration level, I don't see much point in trying to give you a step 1, 2,3 in public forum. If you can't make it through the user guide, I don't think I'd do much better this...
Forum: FMA Direct 07-02-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: For charging LiPo, mostly people use...

Hi:

For charging LiPo, mostly people use 4.20v preset. The 4.22v preset is provided mostly for "car guys" who like to pack as many electrons into their batteries as they can to get the most...
Forum: FMA Direct 05-12-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Sorry, no plans for that one. But we...

Hi:

Sorry, no plans for that one. But we will soon be launching a version of the MPA with bare wires instead of Deans connectors. If you can get a hold of the XT60 connectors and you can...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Correct. The min. discharge level for...

Hi:

Correct. The min. discharge level for internal discharge using the PL6 is 3.0v. This means you have to have at least a 3s pack of NiMH in order to utilize internal discharge. Possibly, you...
Forum: FMA Direct 02-05-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Yes, you can change the number of...

Hi:

Yes, you can change the number of cycles and whether to end cycle on charge or discharge for any preset right at the PL6. Here's how:

1) Power up the PL6 and select input source as...
Forum: FMA Direct 12-07-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Funny, I just now hit "Post Quick...

Hi:

Funny, I just now hit "Post Quick Reply" to your other thread already. Please check it!

Tim Marks
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 10-27-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,513
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: While I greatly appreciate...

Hi:

While I greatly appreciate kyleservicetech's support of the FMA product lines, I wanted to point out that the link he provided in his reply is out of date. To see the full line of...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-29-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Cellpro 4s charger draws a max of 5A on...

Hi:

Cellpro 4s charger draws a max of 5A on 12VDC input. Assuming the Radio Shack PSU does what the label says, you could run 3 Cellpro 4s chargers off this supply, all going full bore.

Tim...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-29-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: I answered you in the FMA forum on Watt...

Hi:

I answered you in the FMA forum on Watt Flyer where you also posted this question.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62258


Tim Marks
Forum: FMA Direct 05-29-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,273
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: The PL8 v2 supports up to 40A output. ...

Hi:

The PL8 v2 supports up to 40A output. For 4 batteries charged in parallel, 40A / 4 packs = 10A per pack. That's a 2C rate on a 5000 mAh pack, or between 30 and 40 min charge for all 4. But...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,914
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Although I didn't intend for our chief...

Hi:

Although I didn't intend for our chief engineeer to spend SO MUCH time on this answer, he did. So I'll just post his reply back without any edits. Here you go:


The setup is pretty...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-05-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,520
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: The power section topology is...

Hi:

The power section topology is buck/boost. It is not isolated. Isolation can be achieved with an external flyback topology DC to DC converter at the charger input. The PL8 input current...
Forum: FMA Direct 04-05-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,437
Posted By Tim Marks
Using PL8 as a float charger

Hello:

Regarding your request, there will be no harm. However, some adjustments need to be made to the termination so that the charger doesn't time out from charging too long. Depending on how...
Forum: FMA Direct 03-31-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,520
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Asked the chief engineer about this. ...

Hi:

Asked the chief engineer about this. He says no. You can't connect the output battery ground to the input supply ground. The charger won't be able to read current.

Tim Marks
Forum: FMA Direct 09-19-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,300
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: Sorry, no. Also, there really aren't...

Hi:

Sorry, no. Also, there really aren't any setting to "factory restore" in this charger.

Tim Marks
Forum: FMA Direct 09-15-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,300
Posted By Tim Marks
Hi: I see that you picked up a PC interface...

Hi:

I see that you picked up a PC interface and that you were able to successfully factory restore your Cellpro Multi4 charger. That's good. I'm not sure why you experienced the problem you had...
Forum: FMA Direct 03-24-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Tim Marks
New CPII Firmware v1.40 Available

Dear CPII Customer:

FMA Direct is pleased to announce that new Firmware v1.40 is now available for all Co Pilot II systems. Any customer who currently owns a CPII system and either the FMA FUIM2...
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