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Old Feb 07, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Hi:

Yeah, if you notice there is a JST XH 90 degree header mounted on each end of the MPA. This is a basic through-buss. We still have to offer a cable that has a JST XH on each end and all wires populated. I'm sure a lot of customers will come up with that on their own if interested in daisy-chaining the MPA's. I'm not clear on how many would need to go above 6 packs in parallel on a single charger/Battery Workstation, but time will tell I guess. To hook up the mains of 2 MPA's, the safety banana plugs are stackable, just like the standard 40A cables.

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Hi:

I just wanted to correct a statement I made in my original post. I said "we still have to offer a cable that has a JST XH on each end and all wires populated. But If forgot, we already have that cable. It supports "other brands" XH chargers having 10 cells. Here's the cable that would be required to daisy-chain 2 MPA's:

http://www.usastore.revolectrix.com/...2/MPA-XH-X10_2

The reason I forgot is because we don't yet have an image of this cable. Coming soon!

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Old Feb 07, 2012, 04:49 PM
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I have been running my PL-8 "Duo," each side fitted with an MPA, for a few hours now: fantastic!

Many thanks, FMA, the Marks family and Howard (or anyone else) for a fantastic group of products!
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Do it all with the MPA?

Just got my PL6+MPA, and am about to order the stuff I forgot to order the first time through (like the PC adapter cable). The manual for the PL6 doesn't say much about the MPA, and the sheet on the MPA doesn't say much about using a single pack. Can I use the MPA as the only adapter to do all the PL6 stuff for one pack and forget about the single adapters? (testing IR, cycling a battery to measure amount recharged, etc).

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 08:24 PM
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I use my MPA's with "single packs" and they work fine: you can use any combination up to six of the same cell count, or, tah, dah, "daisy chain" MPA's together!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 07:41 AM
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WOW! That is a LOT of charge capability. Do you have your own R/C Strategic Air Command?

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Well, I should post a pic! I have both connected to a Protek 2000, along with a TP 820 CD.

I did get carried away, but in less than 30 minutes I can charge various batteries which last for my entire flying "day."

I always hated waiting!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Just got mine, very nicely made!

Thank you.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I can't wait till mine gets here!!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Yea, still waiting on mine, but I'm told very soon.

Also waiting on my new Heli. As cool as the MPA is, I'm much more excited about my heli.

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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Not sure if this has been covered, but will the MPA work with the Cellpro 10S?
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Not sure if this has been covered, but will the MPA work with the Cellpro 10S?
Hi:

In order to work with any cell count 2s-8s, the MPA requires that the charger conform to XH standard for wiring, which the Cellpro 10s does not. New REVO products like 10XP, PL6, and PL8 all have the option of switching them from the original FMA WIRING MODE to the XH WIRING MODE. That said, if all you ever want to do is use MPA to charge same-cell-count packs all the time, it would be possible to modify the cable you'd normally use between MPA and 10XP to support, e.g., only 3s, or only 4s battery packs. All that is required is the the pack + of the specific cell count coming off the adapter always goes to the last position on the Cellpro 10s charger's balance connector. If this interests you, best thing to do is to consult the Cellpro 10XP user guide and study the difference between how a pack with a specific cell count has to be wired for FMA Cellpro connector vs XH connectors. Illustrations are there for all cell counts 1s -5s. Higher than that can be extrapolated. Also, if you need it, we'd be there to help you. But if you need to support different cell counts at different times, like you charge multiple 4s packs sometimes and multiple 6s packs sometimes, then it won't help you.

Anyway, here's the link to the 10XP user guide:

http://www.revolectrix.com/10xp_links_tab.htm

First link on the Resources tab above.

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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Received yesterday. Very nice product!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 12:13 PM
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After using my pair with two PL-8's, master and slave, I can say it is a GREAT PRODUCT!
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Tim - tnx for the quick reply. Next question, can we piggyback 2 mps boards? What interface cable can we use for the 2 mpas?
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You can, but right now you must make your own cable (unless something has changed).
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