punkindrublik's blog View Details
Archive for October, 2013
Posted by punkindrublik | Oct 04, 2013 @ 01:55 AM | 19,629 Views
I actually finished this months ago, but am just now getting around to posting it. I have a couple more finished projects to post as well.

The first thing I did when I jumped back into this hobby a few months ago, was get me one of them fancy chargin stations I see ya'll got out there. My two 109's in a Tx case with a battery just wasn't cutting it anymore.
So, here's my first completed project during my comeback.

1x 25 amp MeanWell power supply. Hard mounted.
1x 35AH Chrome SLA Battery (not pictured)
2x Astro 109s - I can charge up to 16 amps with this pair. Simple as simple gets. Velcro mounted (the real stuff)
1x Duratrax ICE (soon to be replaced with an Onyx 235). Hard mounted.

Main Board. Hard mounted. Includes -
  • AC/DC/OFF switchable
  • Switches for all chargers with room for more
  • 2x Parallel boards - 7 deans outputs each. Velcro mounted.
  • 2x Astro Blinky balancers - one connected to each board. Velcro mounted.
  • 1x Servo 5/6v tester. Velcro mounted. (later addition, I'll add another pic soon)
  • 1x 5/6v switchable output w/retractable servo lead (male and female)
  • 1x 12v banana plug output
  • Digital voltage readout for PS, DC input and 5/6v output
Fused throughout

When I swap out the Ice for the Onyx, I'll also be adding a LifeSource AC/DC charger and another switch on the main board for it. I decided to go LiFe for my Rx batteries in my gassers and this will give me a quick-charge option for in between flights.