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Old 03-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Default PL 8 Balance Boards ?

Looking to purchase a PL8, I already have 2 balance boards that i used with my 10s (CP10S-TP/PQ6S & CP10S-GP/KO6S)
would i be able to conect lipos to the new MPA board that needed these different balence boards?
Or would i be better buying a combo with seperate pl8 balance boards instead of the mpa board?
I`m just so confused...
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Why not phone FMA and ask your question of Howard or Tim: they will answer you quickly, with definitive responses.

I have 2 PL 8's, operating in the master/slave mode, and each is fitted with an MPA (though they can be "daisy-chained"), and I use only XH style batteries.

The MPA is far superior in design and workmanship to any parallel board I have used to date.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Lucifer View Post
Looking to purchase a PL8, I already have 2 balance boards that i used with my 10s (CP10S-TP/PQ6S & CP10S-GP/KO6S)
would i be able to conect lipos to the new MPA board that needed these different balence boards?
Or would i be better buying a combo with seperate pl8 balance boards instead of the mpa board?
I`m just so confused...
Alan
Hi:

Currently, the MPA is for XH balance connectors only. This means any batteries you plugged into the CP10S-GP/KO6S adapter will connect right up to the MPA. If you still need to support the batteries that you connected to the CP10S-TP/PQ6S, you might want to pick up the equivalent adapter for the PL8; either the standard one:

http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/...ho-Std-Adapter

or one or more Safe Parallel versions, which can be daisy-chained so you can charge those packs in parallel:

http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/...rallel-Adapter

If you have soldering skills, it would also be possible to convert a CP10S-TP/PQ6S adapter over to support PL8. If you're interested in this, let me know. I can tell you how to go about it.

Hope this clears things up for you.

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Default converting 10 ballance boards

hi tim can you give me the info for converting the 10s ballance boards for use with the pl8.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Hi:

Check the attached photo.

1) Purchase Cellpro 9 position pigtail
2) Remove RJ1 from your 10s adapter PCB assy.
3) Install Cellpro 9 position pigtail as per the photo.


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