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Old 04-25-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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I've just purchased a Meanwell RSP-1000-24 PSU which will give me 24 volts and 40 amps, hence 1000 watts. I have an EP Buddy Paraboard 30amp with EC5 connectors and XH balance taps. I'd now like to buy a Cellpro Powerlab 6.

Is this Paraboard compatible with the PL6? Or do I need a Cellpro Paraboard and/or special connectors (fused?) to enable me to safely parallel charge 2 x 6s 4500mAH lipos?

Any opinions on the RSP-1000-24 PSU and PL6 combo? My previous experience has been with mains electric Bantam BC6.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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I've just purchased a Meanwell RSP-1000-24 PSU which will give me 24 volts and 40 amps, hence 1000 watts. I have an EP Buddy Paraboard 30amp with EC5 connectors and XH balance taps. I'd now like to buy a Cellpro Powerlab 6.

Is this Paraboard compatible with the PL6? Or do I need a Cellpro Paraboard and/or special connectors (fused?) to enable me to safely parallel charge 2 x 6s 4500mAH lipos?

Any opinions on the RSP-1000-24 PSU and PL6 combo? My previous experience has been with mains electric Bantam BC6.
I have the PL6 and love it.. I bought the paraboard the same one you have.. and yes it works great
but I really wish I had bought the FMA one with all the self resetting fuses on the balance taps.
I shorted the bottom 2 6S taps when I connected a 6S tap unenevely but in the correct hole and it shorted out.

also the FMA one is rated at constant 40A where the paraboard states only short periods of time at 40A.

Id go with the FMA it will last the life of the charger.

I'm sure your power supply will be fine.. I'm using 24v 1800watts 72amps for my setup.. and it loves the juice.specially for high amperage parallel charging.
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I'd get an FMA paraboard if it had EC5 :-/
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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I'd get an FMA paraboard if it had EC5 :-/
build some deans to EC5 adapters. Easy enough.

to OP, yeah that combo will work great
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #5
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Thanks to all for your help and advice - now need to source the PL6 combo in the UK .
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Thanks to all for your help and advice - now need to source the PL6 combo in the UK .
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You can check the following page for UK distributors:

http://www.revolectrix.com/distributors.htm

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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You can check the following page for UK distributors:

http://www.revolectrix.com/distributors.htm

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I've checked both UK Distributors from time to time but web-sites don't appear to be very conclusive - announcements for the holiday period August 2011 don't exactly inspire much confidence in April 2012. I prefer buying from The RadioControlshop Ireland but they are currently out of stock of the PL6 MPA package.

As you are browing this forum and this thread, perhaps you can advise as to whether the board and MPA would be preferable to the basic PL6 combo - bearing in mind my wish to parallel-charge at least 2 x 6s packs per session, but not charging through the balance taps. I'm not expressing myself very clearly tonight - apologies.
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As you are browing this forum and this thread, perhaps you can advise as to whether the board and MPA would be preferable to the basic PL6 combo - bearing in mind my wish to parallel-charge at least 2 x 6s packs per session, but not charging through the balance taps. I'm not expressing myself very clearly tonight - apologies.
IMO this is the best starter combo. You get the charger, the cool new MPA parallel board and the PC interface which is indispensable.

http://www.store.revolectrix.com/Pro...MPA-XH_Combo_5

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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I've checked both UK Distributors from time to time but web-sites don't appear to be very conclusive - announcements for the holiday period August 2011 don't exactly inspire much confidence in April 2012. I prefer buying from The RadioControlshop Ireland but they are currently out of stock of the PL6 MPA package.

As you are browing this forum and this thread, perhaps you can advise as to whether the board and MPA would be preferable to the basic PL6 combo - bearing in mind my wish to parallel-charge at least 2 x 6s packs per session, but not charging through the balance taps. I'm not expressing myself very clearly tonight - apologies.
Hi:

Just make sure you understand: you have to connect both the balance connector as well as the main pack wires any time you use the PowerLab 6. Unlike the PowerLab 8, it does not support balance-wire-only charging.

Regarding MPA combo vs. standard combos, I'd have to say I'd prefer the MPA combo. It's really nice to have 6 safe parallel adapters on one assembly and also have provisions to connect up all the pack main leads. A lot less clutter. It also supports packs up to 8s, and by the time you were to buy all the regular safe parallel adapters to get up to 6 packs charging in parallel, you'll save yourself a lot of money going MPA from the get go.

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yes this comaptiable with the pl-6 this is the exact setup that im using. best darn charger i have ever owned for sure. will be buying another one next year.you wount be dissapointed.as far as power supplies go im using 2 dell server power supplies rated at 70 amps max. there cheap 25-35 bucks on ebay and have been great so far.





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I've just purchased a Meanwell RSP-1000-24 PSU which will give me 24 volts and 40 amps, hence 1000 watts. I have an EP Buddy Paraboard 30amp with EC5 connectors and XH balance taps. I'd now like to buy a Cellpro Powerlab 6.

Is this Paraboard compatible with the PL6? Or do I need a Cellpro Paraboard and/or special connectors (fused?) to enable me to safely parallel charge 2 x 6s 4500mAH lipos?

Any opinions on the RSP-1000-24 PSU and PL6 combo? My previous experience has been with mains electric Bantam BC6.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:19 AM   #11
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Just make sure you understand: you have to connect both the balance connector as well as the main pack wires any time you use the PowerLab 6. Unlike the PowerLab 8, it does not support balance-wire-only charging.

Regarding MPA combo vs. standard combos, I'd have to say I'd prefer the MPA combo. It's really nice to have 6 safe parallel adapters on one assembly and also have provisions to connect up all the pack main leads. A lot less clutter. It also supports packs up to 8s, and by the time you were to buy all the regular safe parallel adapters to get up to 6 packs charging in parallel, you'll save yourself a lot of money going MPA from the get go.

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Right, have now got that in my brain-box and am happy as to what I'll be needing - so thank you Tim, and thanks to all who have responded and posted pics of the pack required.
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I just got a new PL8 and wanted to know if the specail adapter that (MFA)the lipos are the right one to charge Gen Aces 6S 5300mAh batteries.
thanks for your help
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I just got a new PL8 and wanted to know if the specail adapter that (MFA)the lipos are the right one to charge Gen Aces 6S 5300mAh batteries.
thanks for your help
Yes, the Gens Ace use the JST-XH balance connectors as does the Revolectrix MPA parallel board. If you are getting new Gens Ace packs, you may also what the extensions mentioned in this thread.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=414204
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I've just purchased a Meanwell RSP-1000-24 PSU which will give me 24 volts and 40 amps, hence 1000 watts. I have an EP Buddy Paraboard 30amp with EC5 connectors and XH balance taps. I'd now like to buy a Cellpro Powerlab 6.

Is this Paraboard compatible with the PL6? Or do I need a Cellpro Paraboard and/or special connectors (fused?) to enable me to safely parallel charge 2 x 6s 4500mAH lipos?

Any opinions on the RSP-1000-24 PSU and PL6 combo? My previous experience has been with mains electric Bantam BC6.
Where did you get your EP Buddy in the UK?
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