Wow! Hello All...Happy New Years and all that.....
Crazy busy time is over and I can get back... Did manage to do a little work here and there...
is that I am finally charging those Nano Tech Lipo's I bought last month...new batteries,new charger...still so much to learn.
But I am at the stage that I need charged batteries...need to install radio components, program esc, tune.....I can taste the salt water now!!!
I bought the Power lab pro 8 from Revolectrix...it came highly recommended from the guys at RCnightmare.com and the guys at EPBuddy.com were great(super nice,fast emails, and good pricing)
It comes with these heavy duty alligator clips for running off a battery.
So I had to buy a separate Power supply to run from AC wall jack. I bought a 600watt power supply from our friends at Hobby King. Here is a photo of the charging beast at work
It is charging all 4 of the 5000mAh packs at once! and doing a real nice job at that.
Charger came with computer software(additional option) so you can monitor the charging on the laptop.
So much info...graphs galore ...amps,volts,fuel,pack capacity, pack voltage all vs time...super cool
I charged at 1C rate...1 hour 16minutes to full charge(all 4 !!!) from the safe shipping charge (which was at 15.3v(60+% discharged) to
Batteries say they can handle 8C[:-]....charger says 5C ready
never got over 170 watts...so I will try 2C next time.
...I really like the guys at Foam E Z.com for supplies. Here in San Diego you can order from them and its like they knew what you wanted and shipped it before you told them and paid for it !!!! I ordered my last shipment of resin Wed morning at around 10am and it was in my hands at 1pm the next day. I don't drive anywhere for resin,glass, or supplies anymore.
Also, I just noticed that my cell is on the PS...Virgin Mobile is so cheap! Best part is that with a free app you can turn it into a mobile hotspot! This what I am doing right now...so I can post on the fly from my laptop! $25.00 per month! unlimited text, unlimited web,....300 minutes of air time. Month to month...pay, don't pay, pay again good for 30 days at a time! you do have to buy your own phone(that whats craigslist is for anyway...that ,and $20 unwanted surfboards) Radio Shack.
EDIT: Whoa! ran 1 pack to the Lipo cut off (3.0V / Cell) whilst testing on the 'pond'....I recharged it in 05:18 !!!! Lipo cool to touch...charger,battery didn't break a sweat...Faster to charge than to surf out!