My new charging setup - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > Henseleit


Henseleit Henseleit Helicopters


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2012, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 674
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England
Default My new charging setup

I thought I would share with you my new charging station for my TDR and Goblin packs





__________________
TDRx2, Synergy N7/E7se/N5cTT, Align 450L/550/700e/700n, Gaui NX7/NX4, , Goblin 700/Black Nitro, Futaba 18MZ/ V-Control All on V-Bar's and S-Bus. #0095
rctintin is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,578
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Default

Oooh, that's nice

Are you able to take this to the field? I imagine that would fit in the trunk of a car, certainly the back of a pickup.

How about some specs for those of us who aren't as familiar with the equipment?

Very nice, clean looking setup
__________________
// T-Rex 600EFL Pro 3GX // T-Rex 450 Pro V2 3GX // T-Rex 250 Pro DFC 3GX //
// Walkera V120D02-S (x2) // Walkera V120D02 // Walkera Genius CP (x3) //
// EFlite Blade MCPX (x2) // EFlite Blade 120SR // E-Sky Belt CPX //
// WK2801 // Spektrum DX4e //
jonbailie is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 22,404
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN
Default

Very impressive!

I think I would have trouble flying enough to keep up with that charging arrangement !

That looks great for a semi permenant installation.

Right now I like the portability of a simple tool case for lugging my charging kit to the airfield. The Meanwell 1000W PS sits under the tool tray and the PowerLab and power cord tuck in under there as well for transport. I have 4 balance boards since I took picture, but still only charge 2x 6S batteries at 20A each. I have rearranged this so my 12S batteries can sit at the bottom of the picture and I have 12" extenders for the TP balance cables so it is much easier to connect everything.
__________________
Mark
2011' Protos 500, 2014' Logo 550SX, 2012' TDR, 2015' Protos Max V2, 2016' TDR2
2013' Jeti DS-16
mkovalcson is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,780
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cyprus
Default

How the packs are connected in series and to the ESC when using EC5 connectors?
__________________
- Michalis - OXY HELI Team Pilot -
- Logo 700 - Logo 690SX V2 - Logo 550SX -
- Black Nitro 700 - Protos Max V2L - Protos 380 - OXY 3+
- VBar Control...let the flying be second nature!
acidla is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,578
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Default

Is this what you're talking about?

__________________
// T-Rex 600EFL Pro 3GX // T-Rex 450 Pro V2 3GX // T-Rex 250 Pro DFC 3GX //
// Walkera V120D02-S (x2) // Walkera V120D02 // Walkera Genius CP (x3) //
// EFlite Blade MCPX (x2) // EFlite Blade 120SR // E-Sky Belt CPX //
// WK2801 // Spektrum DX4e //
jonbailie is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,780
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cyprus
Default

Ah yes, this is it!
__________________
- Michalis - OXY HELI Team Pilot -
- Logo 700 - Logo 690SX V2 - Logo 550SX -
- Black Nitro 700 - Protos Max V2L - Protos 380 - OXY 3+
- VBar Control...let the flying be second nature!
acidla is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 674
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: England
Default

My TDR uses a V5 Scorpion ESC, and I have an EC5 on each power lead, and a link wire between them. I can then just plug each lipo into each plug to connect up. That way, there is no 'Y' lead to forget to take to the field!!

This charging setup is easy to take to the field, but I dont need to. I live less than a mile from my field, and having my own business, and a young family, I dont spend all day there.

The set up is as you can see a PL8 charger, a 2600w PSU made by a forum member in the UK using 2 server PSU's inside, and 8 parallel safe FMA boards. The base was made from MDF sheet, and underneath is 12awg silicon wire and 16 40A fuses.

The lipo's are the truly awesome new Optipower packs, and are 6s 5000's. I then strapped them to a sheet of carbon (40x300x2mm) and then shrink wrap over then to keep them as 12s sticks.

__________________
TDRx2, Synergy N7/E7se/N5cTT, Align 450L/550/700e/700n, Gaui NX7/NX4, , Goblin 700/Black Nitro, Futaba 18MZ/ V-Control All on V-Bar's and S-Bus. #0095
rctintin is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 234
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: PIACENZA - ITALY
Default

WOW! This charging station give a power for run one ducati!!
__________________
ROCK 'N ROLL
www.gmaurobrushless.it
GMAURO is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 515
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Default

Nice setups...

Coincidence - I just finished my own portable field charging solution the other night. A Honda 2KW portable generator provides the mains power.




Costas is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,333
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Argentina
Default

rctintin, that's a pretty small PS for 2600w!!! Nice! Love the amp meter too!

Costas, that's one neat case you've built!

I am using ProgressiveRC's case and ready to assemble cables and stuff. Only pain is the TP820 does not fit on a permanent fixture, so it's still a work in progress. PS and cabling on the inside is done with, I still have to figure out a way to lower the lid and fix the charger. I have to add outgoing ventilation too, it comes with double holes for the Meanwell PS I put there, but I learned the PS fans pull air instead of pushing it only after installing it, so it accumulates hot air inside. I have a broken Logo tail fin that holds the lid slightly open during operation, hardly a solution to be proud of. I've been so busy building and repairing my helis that I still haven't found the time to finish this work.

You know what they say, "there's nothing more permanent than a temporary solution"......
__________________
Marcos

Banshee #27, 2x TDR, Diabolo, Logo 690SX, Raptor E700, JR Sylphide E12 EX Super Gracy, Voodoo 600, Voodoo 400, Logo 550SE, Logo 400SE, JR Forza 450. Mikado Vcontrol.
marcosp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Default

Maybe you can open the Meanwell (might void a warranty) and mechanically reverse the fan?
Should make no harm.
__________________
- TDR #2, Hacker Turnado, YGE 160HV, MKS HBL950/980 (JR MP82S=crap), HV2BEC mini (Quasar died), Vbar NEO, 16S Revolectrix 3200mAh, Radix V2, EDGE 105mm, Jeti DS14
- TDR #1 sold (standard setup, 700+ flights)
- HPI e-Firestorm FLUX + DX3S
jointer is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,333
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Argentina
Default

Huh, hadn't thought of that... I am such a prude.....
__________________
Marcos

Banshee #27, 2x TDR, Diabolo, Logo 690SX, Raptor E700, JR Sylphide E12 EX Super Gracy, Voodoo 600, Voodoo 400, Logo 550SE, Logo 400SE, JR Forza 450. Mikado Vcontrol.
marcosp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,333
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Argentina
Default

You kept me thinking. Wonder if there is any importance to fresh air from one side over the other. Maybe the electronics that are receiving cool air know won't like having warmer air that went through the unit first.
__________________
Marcos

Banshee #27, 2x TDR, Diabolo, Logo 690SX, Raptor E700, JR Sylphide E12 EX Super Gracy, Voodoo 600, Voodoo 400, Logo 550SE, Logo 400SE, JR Forza 450. Mikado Vcontrol.
marcosp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 05:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Default

I would say it is still better then keeping the hot air in the box.
Its up to you, just what i would probably do.
__________________
- TDR #2, Hacker Turnado, YGE 160HV, MKS HBL950/980 (JR MP82S=crap), HV2BEC mini (Quasar died), Vbar NEO, 16S Revolectrix 3200mAh, Radix V2, EDGE 105mm, Jeti DS14
- TDR #1 sold (standard setup, 700+ flights)
- HPI e-Firestorm FLUX + DX3S
jointer is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 3,333
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Argentina
Default

I was about to open the opposite side to allow the hot air to exit. It comes out of the PS pretty strongly, so most of it should go out. Others have made several small holes on the lid but that is more of a passive way to move heat out. I'll check how hard it is to invert the fans.
__________________
Marcos

Banshee #27, 2x TDR, Diabolo, Logo 690SX, Raptor E700, JR Sylphide E12 EX Super Gracy, Voodoo 600, Voodoo 400, Logo 550SE, Logo 400SE, JR Forza 450. Mikado Vcontrol.
marcosp is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1