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Old 05-15-2007, 04:49 PM
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I have a question regarding A123/M1 cell charging. I'm not really planning to make the jump to A123 right now, but trying to learn a little more about them. I currently have a Triton and LN-5014, so I'd really rather not spend $100+ on a dedicated charger for A123 cells if I decide to try them. I was told that there was a charger adapter, (lipodapter?) which would be convenient for me since I could spend less $$$ and use one of my existing chargers. However, I have not been able to find anyone using it. IIRC it was less than $50 and used the nicad profile on a charger. Anybody using one of these?
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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Search on me and lipodapter over in RCG; you'll find other like me that have used it quite successfully.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:55 PM
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They work fine. SLK Electronics. Also strongly consider Sid's MM7 low voltage cutoff.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:47 PM
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Jeez--I typed a reply on this yesterday morning and just noticed now that it never posted. Thanks for the reassurances guys. It's good to know that I can switch over to the new M1 cells w/o having to buy a whole new charging setup.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:57 PM
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Actually, if you fly 3Sa123 packs you can recharge them by directly connecting them to a deep cycle/car battery only wire is needed!

This will recharge a pack very quickly, but under their 70amp max recharge rate.

3packs can be easily gotten from Dewalt; with 3packs you can fly consecutive flights continuously! 1 flying, 1charging, and one resting.
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Originally Posted by jrb View Post
Actually, if you fly 3Sa123 packs you can recharge them by directly connecting them to a deep cycle/car battery only wire is needed!

This will recharge a pack very quickly, but under their 70amp max recharge rate.

3packs can be easily gotten from Dewalt; with 3packs you can fly consecutive flights continuously! 1 flying, 1charging, and one resting.
Who says 70amp
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