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Old Apr 13, 2014, 11:12 AM
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 06:39 AM
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Here's a picture of my Dual PowerLab 8 input connector.

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Old Jul 06, 2014, 09:44 AM
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Is there any way to discharge batteries for disposal with the PL6?
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Old Jul 06, 2014, 12:45 PM
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Is there any way to discharge batteries for disposal with the PL6?
No. The PL6 will not discharge below 2.50V / cell. For disposal you need to discharge to zero volts.

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Old Jul 06, 2014, 02:06 PM
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If you use one of the NiXX presets, you can discharge down to about 2v for the pack, perhaps lower. But I prefer to just use a couple automotive bulbs in a fire safe location. Packs I'm discharging are usually no longer trusted and I don't feel comfortable having them connected to the charger.
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I have a chargery 24-1200 psu .what should I set supply voltage to ,the manual states that each port is 30 amp ,there are three ports .the psu is rated for 50 amps.should I paralel 2 of the ports and set charger limit to 50 amp or is it ok on 1 port set to 50 amps?
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I have a chargery 24-1200 psu .what should I set supply voltage to ,the manual states that each port is 30 amp ,there are three ports .the psu is rated for 50 amps.should I paralel 2 of the ports and set charger limit to 50 amp or is it ok on 1 port set to 50 amps?
Please provide a link to your power supply.
Also what batteries are you charging?

If as you said each power supply port is rated for 30 amps then, yes, you should be able to parallel two of them. Set the current limit on the PL6 to 40 amps.

Supply voltage?? Where?? Power supply or the charger??

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Not sure how to provide link ,http://www.chargery.com/ on the web site psu is a chargery s1200 ,24v-50amp-1200 watt .I should be getting pl6 this week from buddy rc ,so not familier with charger yet .I will be charging glacier 3300 6s-30c batterys & also 2200 3s -65c battery.my old charger was a thunder power 610c.it was taking 40-50 minuets to charge at field .I have read that the default setting is 25 amp on pl6.the power supply is adjustable from 12-24 volts.so I was not sure where to start ,just want to set up properly with out hurting power supply.would like to charge at 2c or higher .old charger would only charge at 3 amps max.the reason I bought pl6 was that it was highly recomended on rc groups and I would rather have a charger that I can grow into rather than having to buy something better later.hope this helps ,thanks for every ones responce.
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 11:11 PM
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Not sure how to provide link ,http://www.chargery.com/ on the web site psu is a chargery s1200 ,24v-50amp-1200 watt .I should be getting pl6 this week from buddy rc ,so not familier with charger yet .I will be charging glacier 3300 6s-30c batterys & also 2200 3s -65c battery.my old charger was a thunder power 610c.it was taking 40-50 minuets to charge at field .I have read that the default setting is 25 amp on pl6.the power supply is adjustable from 12-24 volts.so I was not sure where to start ,just want to set up properly with out hurting power supply.would like to charge at 2c or higher .old charger would only charge at 3 amps max.the reason I bought pl6 was that it was highly recomended on rc groups and I would rather have a charger that I can grow into rather than having to buy something better later.hope this helps ,thanks for every ones responce.
Set the supply for 23.5v to avoid buck boost transitions. Set the charger's input current limit to 40 amps. Leave the charger's low supply limit at the default as this is not needed. The supply has over current and over load protection.

Use preset #3 High Power. The charger how many packs you have in parallel, then tell the charger the charge rate for each pack in amps. Don't use the 1c, 2c, 3c auto mode settings.

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Thanks for the quick reply looking forward to this charger,enjoy reading all the posts learning a lot ,thanks again
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