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Old 02-11-2018, 07:58 AM   #2801 (permalink)
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Afternoon All.

Thought I'd show you all the lastest case I made for a customer, this one is to house his Revolectrix 10XP and CellPRO 4s chargers.

This was the first time I had used these chargers in a case build, so I was eager to see them.
On arrival it soon became apparent that I couldn't just mount them under the deck, as the push buttons are located on the side of the casing, so I'd need to keep access to these.
Originally I considered taking them apart and soldering in wires to the PCB so I could use a set of membrane push buttons mounted on the deck to access the menus etc. But as both chargers were new, I didn't really want to do this for warranty purposes.
At the same time I had to devise a way to secure the chargers to the underside of the deck, so an idea formed to employ a lever/arm assembly to convert a simple push button action from the deck, into a side ways motion on the buttons.

The attached photos show the system I came up with, which has worked out very well.

The CellPRO 4s uses the same idea, but with this one I removed the injection moulded rear case halve and replaced it with a 3D printed shell with button activating arm.

On the deck, the small round black protrusions are the floating top hats used to press on the levers below.

Finished case, only requiring the last couple of screws to secure the deck.

Usual setup of server PSU's with the ability for AC or DC input.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:58 PM   #2802 (permalink)
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Im re creating mine, I used to just use this cheap Home depot Box years ago, at one time i had a 12V PS in it.with about 6 chargers. over the years I done away with it all as I just Charge from my battery last few years, and i still do today. So rather then just to throw my charger in a box so few days ago i started re doing it again, I now own a Vinyl cutter and enjoying making different things with it.
I plan to stick some LED lights in it so at night i can see what I'm doing. Cause I do night fly.
My FMA PL8 is really only charger i use but sometimes I do still use the Icharger.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:02 PM   #2803 (permalink)
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I bought my first serious charging setup a couple of years ago at IRCHA from Buddy RC. The next year, he had the ISDT mini charger and I was really interested in its small size but decent power for 6s as I am not a high current charger. I was so happy with it as a second charger to my iCharger 308 Duo, that I bought a second one last year, once again, at IRCHA. There was no chance of putting even one of those chargers in with my 308 so I was happy to carry them around in cardboard boxes in a plastic bag. Well, cardboard only lasts so long and then it starts to break down, especially when it gets damp, so it was time for another solution. I had previously ran the two 608s from my larger power supply in the 308 case and I wanted them to be independent of the 308 so I picked up a couple of the ISDT power supplies and a case was born.

I am not screwing down the face panel but will be able to open it up as I can use the interior capacity to hold the large number of charging adaptors I have inside. The two 608s are held in by Velcro so that I can pull them out to hook up to my car when no AC is available. I live in a condo so without having a garage, it is impossible to have a nice Honda generator stored in my unit, sigh. I have lived with it for a few years now so I only need to remember to run the truck while charging (or else). It cost stupid money to build this case but I had a blast doing it. When I plugged it in for the first time, everything worked just a planned. The two fans move 21.5cfm so the case air is changed 292 times per minute. That should keep things cool, lol. Take care.

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Old 03-10-2018, 10:39 AM   #2804 (permalink)
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And now, how about a dual discharger setup? Two ISDT dischargers in a Nanuk 910 case with flow through ventilation via the two built-in fans. 80 Watts each which match my iCharger 308 Duo in the post above. Take care.
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I made a couple of internal changes and opened up the air intake and exhaust while adding a second exhaust vent. I did some ductwork with the case foam so that the hot air coming out of the discharger now vents directly out rather than into a chamber with an exhaust hole. It makes a big difference in the temperature of the faceplate. I added a couple of Cellmatch monitors (they do try to balance, lol, but are so weak) so I can plug them onto the balance lead to view the cell voltages as it discharges. Take care.

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:16 PM   #2806 (permalink)
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thanks, so that one plug on top doesn't get a wire on it ?
also thank you mkovalcson,

I know this was posted awhile back and i'm sure some will disagree but just in case someone else is using this switch i wanted to correct the wiring issue i see here. I noticed the original post showed the switch being wired up with no neutral on the switch and the neutral being broke. I am an electrician and i don't think its safe to interrupt the neutral and leave the hot live. The hot needs to be broken at the switch or disconnect. I have done a quick edit on this pic for anyone wanting to use this exact switch. Also this switch has a illuminated light toggle switch and without a neutral it will not light up. If you don't want the switch to light up then leave the neutral off. Just to be on the safe side and to make sure your switch is identical, use your multimeters to check the pin out. Just my 2 cents. I hope this helps someone. Note: This is for using 120 Volts.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:10 PM   #2807 (permalink)
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Yes, switching the line(hot) and not the neutral is pretty much the standard and its much safer. Kind of surprising how much not so good advice can be given on a simple switch setup.

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Old 03-28-2018, 07:50 PM   #2808 (permalink)
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Trying to keep it simple. It was my first case build and I had lots of fun building it! For the price the Rigid case was pretty impressive and robust!
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:44 AM   #2809 (permalink)
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Made this one from a Ridgid case. Fun build. 3rd homemade case ive made. Coraplast decking is super easy to use and has a cool look to it
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:58 AM   #2810 (permalink)
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New case has Meanwell RSP-2400-24 l iCharger 308 duo and iCharger 306b
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:18 AM   #2811 (permalink)
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The rigid cases make awesome charge cases. And they're cheap! Mines still going strong. Took advantage of the wifi module for my old Hitec ac pro and run it with the tablet.
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Hereís my latest. Been workin On this for a long time only because I had a couple setbacks when building the bottom deck. Third time was a charm though. 1/4Ē abs bottom deck and 1/8Ē abs for the top panel. Nanuk 918 case. Ac 110 outlet, a 28v DC output to run external chargers and 2 USBís to charge phones and such.

Itís got a powerlab 6 and bump controller on a 28v supply. I hope the single fan is enough to keep it all cool. The left side is just a vent. I guess I can add another fan and another vent if I have to but I want to keep as much deck space open as possible for the packs to lay.

Still need to figure out some sort of latch for the cable storage hatch, and Iíd like to do some kind of ledís up high that shine down on the lower deck but sit flush in a pocket or something. Any ideas for those let me know.






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Old 04-08-2018, 11:01 AM   #2813 (permalink)
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How did you make the connections to that power supply?
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:37 PM   #2814 (permalink)
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Iím afraid I donít have a good picture of it, but I stripped the wire and soldered it to the little tabs coming off the back. Multiple prongs are available for + and -, so I was able to sandwitch the wire between two and solder each wire to two of them. I covered the whole solder joint up with the liquid electrical tape goop. Then thereís like a jumper thatís needed to make it power on or something. I did all that a couple years ago so I canít remember exactly Lol. I used the goop to hold the jumper from coming unplugged too.

I used a wicked hot soldering iron so I could work quickly in hopes of getting a good solder joint without melting the solder that holds the prongs to the circuit board inside. I find that a hotter iron works better in those cases because you donít have to heat things up as long.

I hope that helps. If I can get a photo of the connection point I will, but you canít see much cus I Goobered it all up with the liquid electrical tape to protect it from something shorting it out. Maybe I can find a pic from back in the day when I soldered it up. Iíll look.


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Old 04-15-2018, 07:29 AM   #2815 (permalink)
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Gday all

Looking for a bit of help with a balance adapter I can flush mount into the deck of my case and then plug the 6 port MPA parallel boards into

I have two PL8 v2 chargers and not sure which cables to use and which adapter that will suit the PL8v2 pst cables

So what I need to know is what cable from charger to what balance adapter that I can flush mount and what cable from balance adapter to MPA board
The MPA boards have a 10 pin plug

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Gday all

Looking for a bit of help with a balance adapter I can flush mount into the deck of my case and then plug the 6 port MPA parallel boards into

I have two PL8 v2 chargers and not sure which cables to use and which adapter that will suit the PL8v2 pst cables

So what I need to know is what cable from charger to what balance adapter that I can flush mount and what cable from balance adapter to MPA board
The MPA boards have a 10 pin plug

Thanks in adavance
Hey Buddy.

Sounds like you would want my balance board adaptor I have had made up for my case builds.
It allows the use of the usual Revolectrix JST-PA off the top of my head and the other common JST-XH balance connector.

Check out post 2448 here:

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...ce#post7115777

I have them listed on my web site if they are what you need; Web Shop - Coolice Charge Cases & Power Supplies

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Old 04-15-2018, 04:47 PM   #2817 (permalink)
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Thanks Ian 😏

I was hoping for a 8s balance board as pictured below for a clean look and if I ever use 7s or 8s packs in the future so I guess I can have your adapters under the deck and the ones pictured flush mounted in the deck
Do you also have the balance leads to suit from the PL8 to your adapter ?

If so could you link me up and Iíll purchase two adapters and two leads

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Fixed the picture for you.

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ok so big change i have now purchased a Icharger 4010 Duo to go with my meanwell RSP 2400 48V PSU

so to keep the clean look in the deck can i get a 10s to 8s cable or adapter?
need a 10s plug to go into icharger and a 8s plug to go into the balance board
or do i just get a 10s jst xh plug and re pin the wires from the 8s balance lead into the 10s plug?
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Well after 6 months Iíve decided to finish off my charge case! Still a work in progress but I canít fly now until Iíve finished 😂

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