Great! Keep the options coming guys. There is no one solution that might be ideal for each individual and their needs/desires... I chose the Mastec HY3050EX (1500 watts, 1200 at 80%) because I wanted something that gives ultimate flexibility in a 'clean' package. Others may choose to save $100 and go with 2 Iota supply's.
Also...since I still run a few a123 setup's the Mastech allows me to keep the PowerLab safe at home...
Originally Posted by everydayflyer
$250 is the best price I have seen for a new Meanwell 24V 1,000 watts. It would be enough to run close to full power. 1,000 watts output from the PL8 needs closer to 1,200 watts input but I am ball parking ,not using the FMA calculator referenced earlier.
Correct (you already knew that
), 1200 (24 volts, 50 amps) watts is needed to extract 100% out of the charger, per the spreadsheet noted above.
I assume the 80% rule holds firm for any of the above mentioned power supply's, correct? If so, the Meanwell above at 80% (800 watts) would allow the charger to operate at 2/3 capacity or 20 amps output. This assumes you are trying to charge an 8s pack to 4.2 volts per cell.
The spreadsheet is very nice, thanks FMA.