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Old 01-20-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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I would have liked to see an option for "heard of BUMP system but not interested". People have begun performing quite a bit of parallel charging and my understanding is that the BUMP system does not accommodate this. Your quad system sound nice but I feel it could use a bit more wattage now that larger power systems have come down in prices. We still actively promote the PowerLab line of chargers to all newcomers at the field.

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I have a Powerlab 6 and absolutely love it. Buying it and a parallel charge board was one of the best RC decisions I have made. Also, I do know some high power Heli guys that are always looking for a more powerful charging setup. They already are using your dual PL8. But that is not me.

For me, even the powerlab 6 is overkill. I am a fixed wing guy and the largest batteries I currently use are 4S-4000. I probably max out at around 300 watts of charging power. (4 4S 4000s in parallel charging at 1C) Also, right now I find myself using my parkflyer sized planes the most. These are in the 1500-2600 3S battery size.

So... If I'd be in the market for a new charger, I guess I'd be looking for a full feature 4S 500 Watt minimum system. I am willing to spend some more for a more accurate, higher quality, and safer charger. Parallel charging for me is easier than multiple charges. I am not sold on needing the bump system. It's easy enough for me to set the charge rate myself.

My only quibble with my PL-6 is the display. I'd prefer a larger screen with more status information on each screen. But it's really a rather minor concern.

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I would have liked to see an option for "heard of BUMP system but not interested". People have begun performing quite a bit of parallel charging and my understanding is that the BUMP system does not accommodate this. Your quad system sound nice but I feel it could use a bit more wattage now that larger power systems have come down in prices. We still actively promote the PowerLab line of chargers to all newcomers at the field.
The Bump Controller is actually perfect for parallel charging packs and makes the whole process much simpler once you have your packs programmed with the tags.
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