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Old 01-14-2019, 03:36 AM   #2861 (permalink)
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🔋⚡🔌Finished my Dad's case this week.
Not over the top as at most he charges 5s 4500s for his logo 600, usually Rx packs and park fly batteries. Built for a purpose nothing crazy
I've enjoyed designing this and learning CAD while nursing my broken arm. Now to finish mine 🔌⚡🔋

2x ISDT Q6 chargers
450watt power supply.
Ultra power boards
40mm fan
3m carbon wrap
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:38 AM   #2862 (permalink)
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🔌⚡ My new charge case progress. ⚡🔌
2x iCharger X6's (30amp each)
2x HP DPS1200 power supplies (24v)
2x Parallel boards

Aim to be 3.5-4kg, will fit in my golf box with my helis for ease of travel ⛳🚁

This case is 240x190x140mm 📏
A lot smaller than all mine previous, that alone has caused many issues due to minimal room but nice to keep me busy with 1.5 hands 🙌 🦴
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:23 AM   #2863 (permalink)
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what material is everyone using for the layer covering the top of the case, and how is it drilled?
I see carbon wrap being mentioned but I assume this is just an esthetic addition?
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:09 PM   #2864 (permalink)
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The 3M Di-Noc wrap (carbon or other designs) is a car wrapping material. It does a really good job of protecting the laser cut plexiglass charging deck. I have yet to replace mine after over 3 years of heavy use of my latest case. You can cut it with a sharp hobby knife.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:36 PM   #2865 (permalink)
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I used G-10 FR/4 because I wanted something electrically safe and fire retardant.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:49 PM   #2866 (permalink)
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I'm using Birch plywood. Light, strong, easy to cut/drill, and has a natural beauty to it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:17 PM   #2867 (permalink)
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im rolling with 3mm Poly carbonate, less likely to break than acrylic and easier to work with
then just 3M carbon vinyl for the look
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:11 PM   #2868 (permalink)
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I'm using Birch plywood. Light, strong, easy to cut/drill, and has a natural beauty to it.
Did you paint it?
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Did you paint it?

Nope, but I plan to put some clear poly on it. Just need to find something that can handle the UV from being out doors and will not get soft being in the hot sun all day.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:30 AM   #2870 (permalink)
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I use 1/4Ē or 1/8Ē textured ABS for mine. I use it for tons of stuff around the house. Itís easy to work with and I like the texture. Itís about equivalent to working with wood, as far as cutting and routing and associated mess goes, but you can heat it with a heat gun and bend/mold it for specific uses. The 1/8Ē stuff you can score it with a utility knife and straight edge and break it over the edge of the bench for a nice straight cut with no mess in seconds.

My first ever case used brushed aluminum for the deck but it has a couple burnt spots on it where some battery leads shorted to it and kapow! Lol. So I use plastic now, and got away from using non-shielded banana plugs. Lol


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Old 01-17-2019, 11:37 AM   #2871 (permalink)
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My first ever case used brushed aluminum for the deck but it has a couple burnt spots on it where some battery leads shorted to it and kapow! Lol. So I use plastic now, and got away from using non-shielded banana plugs. Lol


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Does anyone happen to have a CAD file of the icharger duo 308 outline? Been looking for one online without success.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:59 AM   #2873 (permalink)
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Has anyone built a case which holds 4 pl6 / pl8's? I am looking for ideas!
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mkovalcson messed around with dual dualpowerlabs.

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...25#post7192143

IMHO, it's a setup that doesn't make sense since it is quite heavy and you probably can't get enough power out of a wall outlet to drive it. This is one of several reasons why I prefer the iCharger 308duo and 406duo.
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mkovalcson messed around with dual dualpowerlabs.

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...25#post7192143

IMHO, it's a setup that doesn't make sense since it is quite heavy and you probably can't get enough power out of a wall outlet to drive it. This is one of several reasons why I prefer the iCharger 308duo and 406duo.
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I don't need to carry it far, I'm very strong, I have multiple sockets on my 6kv generator, plus its 240v not 110, I already have the case, chargers and psu's.
Makes sense for me to go this way.
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Has anyone built a case which holds 4 pl6 / pl8's? I am looking for ideas!
Great choice of chargers, you won't find a more reliable choice. Weight is definitely something you may want to consider.

PL6 vs. PL8 really depends on cell count, discharge power, and input voltage. I use a Dual PowerLab 8 because I can run it with a 48v input and it has 95W of discharge power per channel. PL6 has 50W of discharge power and a lower max input voltage.
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Has anyone built a case which holds 4 pl6 / pl8's? I am looking for ideas!
My primary case I built with one DPL8, two Meanwell 2000 power supplies all driven by my 5000W Honda @ 220V. There's two MPA boards so I can parallel charge more than two batteries at a time.
I wanted to be able to charge at 80amps total. 20 amps X 4 (5000mah)batteries.
I'm able to charge two 12S 5000mah packs in about 12 minutes.

I also have a smaller case with a PL8 and one MPA board powered by a feather merchant power supply.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:46 AM   #2878 (permalink)
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ive finished my charging case and related Lipo projects for this winter ready for flying season to kick off. Iíve added a Lipo warmer and a Lipo high amp discharger as case accessories. The main case has three charging ports, ac power meter, side mounted temperature controlled cooling fans, servo testing ports, 12v mooch plugs usb charging ports and large storage compartment. Really enjoying all this case Iíve made has to offer and it seems to allow me to fly back to back flights all day using a 1000w gene.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:22 PM   #2879 (permalink)
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I threw together my first charge case using a PLC400D, 1000W server PSU, and 3 80mm fans. It was a proof of concept with the cheaper charger I own. I'm happy with the result. I had my wife print and cut the Pulse vinyl.

The vinyl and surrounding area looks shiny there because of the sealant being wet.

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Old 03-21-2019, 05:47 PM   #2880 (permalink)
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Just received my case in the mail today from Progressive...awesome case and quality is great! Perfect for my needs...mostly 3 cell and 4 cell so plenty of power. I donít have the skills all of you guys have so I had to go the already made route!😊
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