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Old Sep 30, 2011, 02:40 PM
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How to get your wife to let you get a new charger. :)

So this is what got my wife to tell me to hurry up and get a better charger.

I was charging a battery on the kitchen table with an Esky charger. Charger fans are pretty loud and it takes about 2 hours to charge a 3S 11.1V 2100mAh Parkzone battery.
Wife and I sat down to watch a movie and the thing was still running. Wife started complaining so I simply said "If I had a better charger it wouldn't be so loud or take as long." She said "well hurry up and buy the thing, you'v been looking online and researching them for 2 weeks now."

She even knows I'v been eye-balling the PL8 V2 with Mean Well PS for about $650. or so with added cables and boards and such.

I'v been trying to justify the cost to myself as I currently only usebetteries in the 3S 11.1V 2100mAh range. I do have 1 4S that I haven't used yet.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Classic.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:42 PM
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LOL he probably set it at like 1 amp charge rate just so it would take longer
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Don't do it. My last plane, a very scale and used 1/4 scale Dr.1 cost me $300. The next week a contractor was at my hosue doing a bathroom remodel that cost me $5,000.
The next time I want a new plane I will save up and then hide it like all of the others I have recently purchased.
I'm telling you...don't do it.

Oh, just a thought. How will you explain the server power supply sounding like a 747 taking off?

Nice charger on your list. I just got mine last Monday.
Rick
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 09:57 PM
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LET ? really ?
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:11 PM
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I'm always happy when I get home before the wife and see a package by the door. Take it inside and hide it so nobody knows.......until the old lady next door goes "that UPS truck sure does stop a lot at your place."

They I get the look.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 11:04 PM
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It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is permission....
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Ha-ha, you had that bathroom thing coming, if you bought the plane or not.

I work for my money and pay the bills. I generally don't spend a lot on the hobby, but I buy what I want when I want if I think I can afford it. If I buy something like the PL8, I showed her the new charger and that is it. The other day she was hiding something from me, it turned out to be a new glider, and that is the only time I hide something from her, when it is for her.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:29 PM
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.... buy the thing, you'v been looking ..... knows I'v been eye-balling the PL8 V2 with Mean .....I'v been trying to justify ....
why does the "e" drop off ?
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:58 PM
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why does the "e" drop off ?
Might have a broken keyboard. I had a laptop that had some bad buttons before
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 05:31 PM
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I got "permission" for a new charger when my i-charger 1010B++ went up like a firework, filling the house with acrid smoke and scaring my wife half to death.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:59 PM
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I'v been eye-balling the PL8 V2 with Mean Well PS for about $650. or so with added cables and boards and such.

I'v been trying to justify the cost to myself as I currently only usebetteries in the 3S 11.1V 2100mAh range. I do have 1 4S that I haven't used yet.
Sounds to me like you could end up in hot water spending that much and then still having a lot of noise, although for a lot less time.

In your shoes I would consider the PL8 together with a more modest (and quieter) PS that will still probably exceed your needs for a long time to come. There are a variety of options that could save you hundreds of dollars but still support charging in the 300W to 500W range. Compared to charging at under 50W, 300W will be a revolution
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 07:33 AM
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Hi,
All the chargers I have used make noice with the fan(s) when the charger need to work (high current demand etc). All chargers that has a fan will sooner or later start the fan to get the heat out of the case.
But with a new charger you can charge more quickly which makes the pain with noice shorter so that is great.

/Bo
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Yes, but some chargers and some PS are a LOT louder than others.
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 02:45 PM
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the lack of an "e" was due to my lazyness and lack of spelling. I could blame the LA Unified School district but, it was more my fault then theirs.
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