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Old 06-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hitec X4 Four-Channel DC Multicharger Battery Charger/Balancer HRC44151


does anyone know if the power supplies for a computer will work? I google 12v 400w 30a power source and those are what come up most. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I bought this
Hitec X4 Four-Channel DC Multicharger Battery Charger/Balancer HRC44151


does anyone know if the power supplies for a computer will work? I google 12v 400w 30a power source and those are what come up most. Any help would be appreciated!
Heck Yes a Comp Power supply will work maybe not, you need 20 amps of power with that charger

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The Hitec X4 Multicharger is a four channel computer controlled charger. This compact charger with battery management and integral balancer is simple to use and reliable. It features four identical and independent 50-watt power outputs, for a total output power of 200 watts. Each output can handle up to 15 NiCd/NiMH cells, or up to 6S Lithium pack simultaneously. Four individual balancing ports eliminate the need for a separate balancer when charging Lithium batteries. Equipped with a twin fan cooling system which has an internal sensor for controlling fan speed, the X4 Multicharger charger is both efficient and safe. Charge your batteries and take charge of your hobby.
The Hitec X4 Multicharger offers a complete charging solution for novice and expert RC enthusiasts alike. The multi-tasking versatility of this charger makes it a perfect fit for nitro and electric modelers, regardless of what you drive, hover, float or fly.



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You will need...
Power supply (20A minimum)




Specifications

Type: 4-Channel Multicharger
Input: DC 11 - 15V
# Cells: 1-6 Cells LiPo/LiFe, 1-15 Cells NiMH/NiCD, 2-20V Pb
Current Discharge: 0.1 - 1.0A (up to 5W [total units 20W])
Charge Rate: 0.1 - 6.0A (up to 50W [total units 200W])
Battery Type: LiPo, LiFe, Li-ION, NiCD, NiMH, Pb
Cooling Method: Sensored twin cooling fans
Dimensions (WxLxH): 225.4 x 158.6 x 62.4mm


http://www.marcee.org/Articles/PCPowerSupply.htm

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...r+power+supply

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Ok here is a 20 amp Power supply

http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-AC-Powe.../dp/B005FNLMZ4








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Yes PC supplies can work but they are not that capable until you get to the server supplies. Here is what I use and love!

http://www.feathermerchantrc.com/

A 12v 42 amp supply for $50 shipped. And James is a local club member here. A great guy.

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Hey Chellie where you been girl? Been getting greasy lately? I was scrounging through my toolbox the other day and found all my injector pins and rack tools for Detroits. Been a long time since I got everlasting Driptroit oil on me. Been building anything? I have killed three planes and build four.
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I used 2 Dell AA23300 to make a 24v power supply and you can find them on Ebay for $5. The whole 24v supply cost less than $20.

Here is the link on how to do the conversion.

http://www.tjinguytech.com/my-projects/server-ps

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Hey Chellie where you been girl? Been getting greasy lately? I was scrounging through my toolbox the other day and found all my injector pins and rack tools for Detroits. Been a long time since I got everlasting Driptroit oil on me. Been building anything? I have killed three planes and build four.
Hi Johnny I have been working my buns off to raise some extra money to Pay my Fed and State Income taxes, Gee they already took money from me and now they want more Oh well, its only money I sold all of my Detroit Diesel engine tools on Ebay, I wont be using them any more Diesel tools sell great, I loved to Set the rack on a DD, 53, 71 and 92 series, i used to love to remove the C55 Injectors on a 8V71 DD and replace them with 75N injectors that gives you about 350 HP from about 265 HP, the 65 injectors gave you about 318 HP on a non turbo engine, gee those are Old School engines now I am getting old Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Yes PC supplies can work but they are not that capable until you get to the server supplies. Here is what I use and love!

http://www.feathermerchantrc.com/

A 12v 42 amp supply for $50 shipped. And James is a local club member here. A great guy.

Mike

Thanks Mike...I just ordered one through paypal from him!
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