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12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

Old 06-11-2006, 11:28 AM
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Default 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

Right now I'm using a 12 volt jumper box as a power source for my Celectra which I use to charger my 7.2v and 11.1v LiPos for my Blade CX and CP respectively. I want something a little more compact and portable and was looking at [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXL370&P=ML] this battery.[/link]

Good choice for the money?
Old 06-11-2006, 11:52 AM
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Default RE: 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

You won't get many charges out of a 7Ah lead acid battery. You neglected to say what capacity your LiPos were. Lets assume they are 2 Ah, at best you could get 3 charges max from the 7Ah lead acid pack.
Old 06-11-2006, 01:24 PM
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Currently, I am running 1200mAh LiPos in the CP and 800mAh LiPos in the CX.
Old 06-11-2006, 01:32 PM
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Default RE: 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

so what u recommend here... i have the same problem, i have a E-flite Celectra 1-3 ($45) and pay from 69 to 79 Dollars for a DC power supply sounds no to good... at less for the people that is new and maybe only have one or two batteries to charge (like me ).

At this point Im using the battery of my car to charge my Lipo (Walkera #10), but... well is in many ways uncomfortable and non practical (if i get more sun i will get skin cancer, i need to charge indoors urgently )...

I see in RadioShack this [link=http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103959&cp=2032056.2032145&parentPage=family]13.8VDC 3-Amp Power Supply[/link]($41) but im not sure if it will works with the charger.

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Old 06-11-2006, 03:08 PM
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Default RE: 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

I guess I would also be up for a power sully similar to that as well for charging in the house. Any suggestions on that would be appreciated, too.
Old 06-11-2006, 03:20 PM
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Default RE: 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

I found this link [link=http://lightflightrc.com/HTML/products/PWR-12V12A.htm]PWR-12V 12.5A[/link]
The price isn't bad at all, but im not sure about the dealer...

So if the one in RadioShack don't fit the needs of the chargers this will be one or the best option.

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Old 06-13-2006, 09:51 PM
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Hi... Well today i pass by RadioShack and I get the Power supply, I tested with my celectra and at less it turn on, so i think it will work fine, i like the size of the unit, and it looks good at first imprecion ... at this point I will recomend this as a a good option to power this chargers indoor (i hope it don't let me down )

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Old 06-14-2006, 02:50 PM
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Default RE: 12 Volt Power Source (battery) for My Celectra LiPo Charger

Try this link for a make it yourself option
[link=http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com/]http://www.rcbatteryclinic.com/[/link]

I just happened to have had an old power supply laying around and made one over the weekend. I took me about an hour to make the modifications and it works great.

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