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#1 D.B. Hooper Aug 04, 2011 10:31 PM

No power at new RC club
 
I've joined a new RC club that has no power. I'm not set up for charging with a generator or deep cycle batteries. I'm using a Hyperion duo II (may upgrade to the new Icharger) charging mostly 3s 2200 to 4s 5000mAh at 10 amps.
whats the best way to go:confused:
I've hear of people using two 12V deep cycle in series (24V) for 30 amp charging. Then using a generator and battery charger to charge the deep cycle batteries. Is this the best way? or can I just hook my power supply and hyperion to the generator?
Was looking at a 2000watt generator at costco for $500.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.
D.B.

#2 Mark Wood Aug 04, 2011 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by D.B. Hooper (Post 18958178)
I've joined a new RC club that has no power. I'm not set up for charging with a generator or deep cycle batteries. I'm using a Hyperion duo II (may upgrade to the new Icharger) charging mostly 3s 2200 to 4s 5000mAh at 10 amps.
whats the best way to go:confused:
I've hear of people using two 12V deep cycle in series (24V) for 30 amp charging. Then using a generator and battery charger to charge the deep cycle batteries. Is this the best way?

In my opinion, yes. Do NOT run your charger directly from the generator. The power is not filtered enough for such use.

mw

#3 Hance Aug 04, 2011 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark Wood (Post 18958380)
In my opinion, yes. Do NOT run your charger directly from the generator. The power is not filtered enough for such use.

mw

That would depend on the generator. The honda generators are fine

#4 D.B. Hooper Aug 04, 2011 11:41 PM

How about this one?

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...uctsInCategory

#5 Hance Aug 04, 2011 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by D.B. Hooper (Post 18958608)

It is an inverter so it SHOULD be ok. I don't know for certain though.

#6 DonA Aug 05, 2011 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by D.B. Hooper (Post 18958608)

Couple comments

The specs don't list the db rating on it so I would expect it to be noisier than an equivalent Honda. Run times seem a little short even in Econo-mode. Other than that, it looks fine.

Don

#7 Ohmic Aug 05, 2011 04:04 AM

There are hundreds of posts on generators and the options available. Use the search facility and you'll find a wealth of information.

#8 D.B. Hooper Aug 05, 2011 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by PeteB (Post 18959528)
There are hundreds of posts on generators and the options available. Use the search facility and you'll find a wealth of information.

Tried that but turned up nothing.:o Maybe you could point me in the right direction?
D.B.

#9 Dave H. Aug 05, 2011 09:25 AM

I went to search and entered Generator and selected titles only, Display as Threads and restricted it to this forum only. That found 23 threads averaging maybe 20 posts each. Probably worth a look.

Removing some of the restrictions (like this forum only) greatly increases the list of matches but also increases the "noise" that you have to sift through.

#10 D.B. Hooper Aug 05, 2011 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave H. (Post 18961015)
I went to search and entered Generator and selected titles only, Display as Threads and restricted it to this forum only. That found 23 threads averaging maybe 20 posts each. Probably worth a look.

Removing some of the restrictions (like this forum only) greatly increases the list of matches but also increases the "noise" that you have to sift through.

Would someone be kind enough to post a link to the generator thread.

Damned if I can find it. I always look first before asking. My search turns up nothing:confused:

#11 everydayflyer Aug 05, 2011 09:58 AM

Here's a few.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator



http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=generator

Charles

#12 gwinhh Aug 05, 2011 10:07 AM

How did you put that list of threads here, without retyping them all? Or did you?

howell

#13 TheTick Aug 05, 2011 10:11 AM

I think I paid around $160 for two 85ah costco deep cycle batteries. Wire them up in series and charged my 12s 5000mah packs all day. No need for a generator, just recharge the deep cycles when you get back home. The draw back is they are heavy. I put them in a milk crate and use that wonderful little $20 fold away dolly at costco to wheel them to the pits.

#14 jrb Aug 05, 2011 10:23 AM

My generator used to power my MasTech 5020 power supply for doing A123-10S2P @ 20amps (38V -- 760watts) is my running 2007 For Explorer and Vector 2000 Watt Inverter -- big Inverter Generator!

#15 everydayflyer Aug 05, 2011 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by gwinhh (Post 18961406)
How did you put that list of threads here, without retyping them all? Or did you?

howell

Opened another Tab and used the Search function to find the Links.
Used copy Link ,switched Tab (back to here) pasted then switched back to Search tab ,repeat.

Charles


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