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Old Dec 08, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Storage charging a 2s none balance lead battery on MPA

I am sure there was a thread on this saying I can be done but I cannot find it.

can anyone help

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Old Dec 08, 2013, 10:14 PM
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What packs are we talking about here? What kind of a connector or connectors are on the pack?
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 04:04 PM
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F3P packs 120 or 180 ma. Mainly Hyperion but also Glens Ace only connectors are JST mini plugs no balance leads

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Old Dec 09, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Forgot to ask which charger. If you have a Powerlab6 you can use the Preset I created for this purpose. You will need a parallel cable, or adapters to go from the MPA to your packs.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1837319

If you have a Powerlab8, I can create a second preset.
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Old Dec 10, 2013, 01:15 AM
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Sorry I should have given fuller details. powerlab lab 8 with the MPA board. 120 to 180 ma 2 cell lipos with no balance leads charging up to 6 at a time

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Old Dec 10, 2013, 01:59 AM
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I put the PL8 storage preset in the FAQ thread above. You will be limited to a charge rate of 2 amps for safety reasons.
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Old Dec 10, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Gregor. Silly question how do
I load it. I have the cable to attach the powerlab to my PC. Do I just look for preset files and copy in?

Sorry to be a pain

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Old Jan 03, 2014, 02:28 AM
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I cannot see how to load the new preset. I have hooked up the charger to my PC but the existing file looks like a different format. Can anyone supply an idiots guide of how to load

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Old Jan 03, 2014, 07:52 PM
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Connect the CCS to the Powerlab. In the CCS, select the target preset where you want to load the new present. Then on the file menu select "Open File to Preset ##" Browse to the file and download it. Note there is a PL6 version (file extension PS6) and a PL8 version (file extension PS8). Once the preset loads, select "update to write the changes to the charger.
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Old Jan 06, 2014, 03:11 PM
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Thanks Gregor. My computer was saving it as a text file. Sorted and loaded. Many thanks

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Old Jan 08, 2014, 08:51 AM
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I also created myself a 1s/2s unbalanced storage profile in order to storage charge my 1s cells. Would be really nice if they would just include that profile by default in a CCS or firmware update.
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