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Old May 16, 2013, 11:53 AM
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... never need another charger again lol
Ha! I dont know how many times I have said that

I wanted to charge @ 20amps per port, then I started to up cell counts to 7s and 8s combinations... new charger was needed, then needed to do 16s A123s... new charger again... it never stops
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Old May 16, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Ha! I dont know how many times I have said that

I wanted to charge @ 20amps per port, then I started to up cell counts to 7s and 8s combinations... new charger was needed, then needed to do 16s A123s... new charger again... it never stops
Powerlab 8 1336w charger yea.. im good
if i need more i can get a another PL8 and link them
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Old May 20, 2013, 10:33 AM
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the Hitec X1 MF (i just got in the mail) will do up to 10 amps..and has a built in supply...$80....have had a bunch of cheaper chargers and learned my lesson....80w power will do all i need....but this looks like a good option as well....
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Old May 20, 2013, 01:54 PM
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the Hitec X1 MF (i just got in the mail) will do up to 10 amps..and has a built in supply...$80....have had a bunch of cheaper chargers and learned my lesson....80w power will do all i need....but this looks like a good option as well....
Sounds like better value for money if you want to charge higher S count batteries faster.
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Old May 20, 2013, 02:16 PM
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80w isnt much
150w imo is the low end for 3S packs even

12.6v*3.2a= ~40w
so your looking at maybe 2 packs at 1C rate or one pack at 2C on an 80w charger
150w just about gets you 3 packs at once
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Old Aug 03, 2014, 08:57 PM
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I purchased one recently. Starting getting a "Connection Error" so I purchased another one (only thing the LHS had) so I could charge while I sent it in for warranty replacement. Before I could get the first one setup up with Atomik to return the second one failed.

Now they both give a "Short Err" message and won't charge anything either on DC or AC.

What a piece of junk. $140 wasted in less than 2 weeks.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 09:49 PM
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I purchased one recently. Starting getting a "Connection Error" so I purchased another one (only thing the LHS had) so I could charge while I sent it in for warranty replacement. Before I could get the first one setup up with Atomik to return the second one failed.

Now they both give a "Short Err" message and won't charge anything either on DC or AC.

What a piece of junk. $140 wasted in less than 2 weeks.
mine froze up and died after about 15 charges I think they are junk to
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 02:09 PM
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They sent me two replacements (Thank you Atomik). But one failed right out of the box. So far the other is still holding up.

I also purchased what appears to be exactly the same box from another brand and I have never had a problem with it.
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