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Old 02-04-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Let's show your revolectrix charging station/case here

Hi..I hope this thread will help a lot of us whose looking or planing to tidy up their revolectrix chargers. Let's share some pics of your setup here.

In my case, I've always wanted a compact multi purpose mobile charging case that is simple and practical enough to use at home or field. After some googling, this is what I think is best for me. Now I can carry them around easily.

Using typical waterproof safety hardcase














All of the devices inside the case are stick to the hardcase using 3M double tape only. So far no drilling and screwing to the case except for the PL6 and PL8 acrylic stand that I made, I need to screw down both chargers to the acrylic to sit nicely, and tape the acrylic to the case. So far so good and strong enough.for my purpose.

Maybe someone else can come up with better design and ideas

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Old 02-04-2015, 06:49 AM   #2
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Maybe someone else can come up with better design and ideas

Cheers!!
Maybe, I've just finished retooling my shop and have been learning how to consistently do what I need to do before I can make what I've dreamed up a reality. It's taken me some time, but I think I'm about to make some serious progress again

This may not look like much, but it will be a very important as I move forward with my prototype design. This is still only practice. It is no where near its final form and this is wrong material.

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #3
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:40 AM   #4
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Here's my case I put together last year. It's been working great thus far and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I started by first defining my requirements and then designed my case around those requirements. Here's what I came up with for my design requirements:

1) Waterproof case and no holes drilled through it as part of making it a charger case. Sooner or later you're going to get caught in the rain at the field or an event.
2) Must be rugged to withstand years of use.
3) Must not be too bulky or too heavy. Must be easily portable for every trip to any event or flying field.
4) Easy to use at home as well as at the field.
5) Must have a dry surface for charging batteries inside the case in the event the field benches/grass is wet. The huge lid works perfect for this.
6) Something that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate different power supplies/chargers in the future.
7) Pre-wired for 240v AC.
8) Easily switchable between AC/DC.















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Old 02-04-2015, 09:55 AM   #5
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Hey Mark...looking forward to see it

@van-man-123...looks like a powerful duo..nice

@Ace Dude...that is sleek looking case you have there..how is the airflow around the PS?

Thanks for sharing guys
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:05 AM   #6
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1) Waterproof case and no holes drilled through it as part of making it a charger case. Sooner or later you're going to get caught in the rain at the field or an event.
2) Must be rugged to withstand years of use.
3) Must not be too bulky or too heavy. Must be easily portable for every trip to any event or flying field.
4) Easy to use at home as well as at the field.
5) Must have a dry surface for charging batteries inside the case in the event the field benches/grass is wet. The huge lid works perfect for this.
6) Something that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate different power supplies/chargers in the future.
7) Pre-wired for 240v AC.
8) Easily switchable between AC/DC.


Good pointers there..I agreed
Just what I need
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:26 AM   #7
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@Ace Dude...that is sleek looking case you have there..how is the airflow around the PS?

Thanks for sharing guys
Airflow is excellent. There is plenty of room on the top, front and rear of the power supply. The power supply itself has two fans. The sides of the case are rounded promoting airflow. On the fans I have mounted on the top deck I have one fan pushing air into the case and one fan pulling air out of the case.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:01 AM   #8
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Ace..interesting that the big lid can still provide enough dry surface area to lay down mpa and batteries..I think that kind of case is worth to consider for my next project
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Ace..interesting that the big lid can still provide enough dry surface area to lay down mpa and batteries..I think that kind of case is worth to consider for my next project
No MPA for me. I use the Single-Port Safe Parallel Adapters (SPA) since they don't take up as much space as the MPA. I really don't parallel charge much either. If I charge a 6s 4400mAh on each port of the DPL8 I can charge in ~20 min conservatively at 3C. Rotating amongst two sets of packs I have for one heli I can almost fly non-stop. I also plan to tweak some settings to charge even faster if some decent flying weather ever gets here.

http://www.revolectrix.com/SPA_XH.htm
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:40 PM   #10
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Pretty simple setup ....




12V @ 188A , 24V @ 94A
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:43 AM   #11
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Nightflyr..cool setup..looks tidy and powerful
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:48 AM   #12
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Anyone with Cellpro 10xp setup out there maybe?
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:17 PM   #13
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It's been a little over a year now since I built this case and I still love it. Lot's of power in a very compact form factor. MeanWell RSP-2000-48 sitting under my DPL inside the Seahorse SE-520 case. Easily charges two 14S sticks at the same time in 8-12 minutes depending on starting charge.







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Old 02-17-2015, 11:57 AM   #14
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That is awesome Jay..compact and powerful
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #15
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It's been a little over a year now since I built this case and I still love it. Lot's of power in a very compact form factor. MeanWell RSP-2000-48 sitting under my DPL
Thanks for sharing that Jay.

What's the max combined current you're able to drive that DPL to using just the single MeanWell? I'm currently running 3 x 900W PS in series which easily handle 40Ax40A @ 6S, but venting them would be tricky in a case that compact. If that MeanWell can meet the DPL's demands I'd consider it to tidy things up.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:53 PM   #16
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Finished up my charger setup I have been working on for a couple of weeks.
Started with a military surplus Vibrex case and went at it. Cut and bent up sheetmetal and plexiglass for compartments. Locking mechanisms are rare earth magnets, and some pick and pluck foam for the batteries.

2 x Feathermerchant 47 amp power supplies inside left compartment
24v, 12v, and USB ports (need to drive across town to get a port)
storage for charger cables to parallel charge 1S to 6S with PL6
Lots of battery storage inside case. I use a separate Hobby Freight case w/pick & pluck foam if I don't plan on charging at field.
Will get a PL8 down the road to complement PL6.

I like the results.

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Old 02-28-2015, 12:08 AM   #17
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Looks geat Don..I like the way it holds the batteries
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:39 PM   #18
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Thanks. Same set up I have had for the last couple of years. But it needed a redo to make it pretty. I still need to get some USB ports to install. It is a heavy beast loaded with batteries.
But I like it.

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Mine is in need of updating. I've been thinking about adding another PL8 (like Nightflyr) but not sure what power supply is the best buy. The small charger is hardly ever used now and I think it needs a new home. I have two Dell PowerEdge PS under the tray.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:30 AM   #20
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Mine is in need of updating. I've been thinking about adding another PL8 (like Nightflyr) but not sure what power supply is the best buy. The small charger is hardly ever used now and I think it needs a new home. I have two Dell PowerEdge PS under the tray.
It appears you have the same size case as I used....
I went with 4 Feathermerchant supplies 12V 47A wired for both 12V@188A and 24V@94A
If I remember, I paid a little over $100.00 for them, the good point to using multiple supplies is if you lose up to 3 of them you can still operate one charger.
So far after 3 years all 4 are still running with out any trouble.
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