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Sep 01, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Power supplies for lipo chargers?

Hi all.

I recently bought my first RC plane....ST Model's MX2. Ive taken it out and given it a fly - Flies great, I love it!!!

Just have a question about the lipo charging.

The charger came with crocodile clips to connect to a battery power supply. The manual says it has to be 11-14VDC at more than one Amp. So I'm guessing a car battery?

I charged it from a 12VDC 1.5Amp switchmode plug pack for the first flight. Is it ok to use this as a power supply? Is 1.5Amp ok.....or do I need more?
The battery is 11.1V 1800mAh Charger is 800mA output.

Sorry if these questions are a typical newb!!


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Sep 01, 2009, 07:47 AM
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That supply sounds perfect for your charger. I love those type chargers. Takes longer to do big batteries like yours but safer than some of the more expensive units. Good for starting out.
Sep 01, 2009, 08:30 AM
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What you have now will do, you can also hook it up to a car battery or your field box battery if it is 12v lead acid.
Sep 01, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Sep 04, 2009, 04:28 AM
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Thanks for your help guys.
That link was awesome too.

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