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Jan 06, 2017, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ggcrandall1
Use a LiHV preset and connect your 1S battery through an adapter that has a balance tap spliced on. It's just a matter of paralleling the balance tap to the main charge/discharge leads.

Glen
Thanks but not sure how big a wiring mess that would be because I picked up a 1s x 6 parallel board. This is for my kids Tiny Whoop quads so trying to keep it simple. Ive been using an old hitech x1 charger I had lying around. They make a lihv version now. May just pick that up but one would think my 1000.00 PRC DPL8 setup could do the task. Can I just use the 435 preset and select no balancing on the balance mode tab? Or will that create other issues? I have been doing electric forever but this 1s unbalanced stuff is an enigma to me.
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Jan 06, 2017, 10:34 PM
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Thanks but not sure how big a wiring mess that would be because I picked up a 1s x 6 parallel board. This is for my kids Tiny Whoop quads so trying to keep it simple. Ive been using an old hitech x1 charger I had lying around. They make a lihv version now. May just pick that up but one would think my 1000.00 PRC DPL8 setup could do the task. Can I just use the 435 preset and select no balancing on the balance mode tab? Or will that create other issues? I have been doing electric forever but this 1s unbalanced stuff is an enigma to me.
If you don't want to create a 1S adapter then I suggest you just use the standard 1S unbalanced preset and run the voltage up to 4.30. That is only .05V off of full charge for your LiHV batteries. You will never miss the few seconds of flight time it will cost you.

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Jan 06, 2017, 10:37 PM
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Thanks I guess that is the best compromise.
Mar 11, 2017, 05:10 AM
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Good. You'll get over it.

Did you check to see if it's covered in the manual? A quick look at the DPL8x2 manual shows it's covered there.

Ever been to the USA? We don't call gas Petrol. We drive on the parkway and park in the driveway. We sell hot dogs in packages of 10 and buns in packages of 8. It is what it is.

I ordered a PL8 today and then came to this thread . . . now I'm wondering what I've got myself into.


. . . you guys are the best. Bill
Mar 11, 2017, 07:06 AM
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I ordered a PL8 today and then came to this thread . . . now I'm wondering what I've got myself into.


. . . you guys are the best. Bill
Not sure of your point but I have had mine for three years and after setting some custom presets I have not touched anything. This thing just works and does it all perfectly.
Mar 12, 2017, 03:50 PM
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You got yourself a great charger. The best. I've had my two PL8's since 2010, real work horse. Dependable.

Like others, I've just set up a few custom settings, and go. This thread has a lot of tech that the average user will never concern themselves with. Just enjoyable reading for those curious enough.

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Mar 14, 2017, 12:34 AM
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Thanks guys for reassuring me on my recent purchase of a PL8 . . . I wanted to future proof myself as much as possible for a while.

. . . then I saw some drama here from somebody who was constantly complaining because they couldn't charge their spaceship or something - I didn't read into it deep enough. . .

Thanks again for the reassurance on my purchase. Bill
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Mar 19, 2017, 08:08 AM
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I am the spaceship guy.

And whilst its got a bunch of frustrating things, and some bugs, and a few "added features" we could do without I still agree with this. Especially if you only charge lipos of hobby size:

You got yourself a great charger. The best. I've had my two PL8's since 2010, real work horse. Dependable.

Like others, I've just set up a few custom settings, and go. This thread has a lot of tech that the average user will never concern themselves with. Just enjoyable reading for those curious enough.

Nick
Mar 27, 2017, 02:51 AM
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Thanks guys for reassuring me on my recent purchase of a PL8 . . . I wanted to future proof myself as much as possible for a while.

. . . then I saw some drama here from somebody who was constantly complaining because they couldn't charge their spaceship or something - I didn't read into it deep enough. . .

Thanks again for the reassurance on my purchase. Bill
Hello Bill,

Here's the pdf manual to the PL8, all 86 pages of it.

http://www.revolectrix.com/support_docs/item_1437.pdf

It has configurations, how to preset it etc.
Mar 27, 2017, 03:59 AM
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Yes. But nobody wants to fix anything.
Still whinging and carrying on; and on; and on; and on .........

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Not "my" needs, but everyone that isn't just charging an average lipo... The fixes will help many hobby users, I figured out screwy ways to get it to do as I need years back by using wrong chemistries or incorrect cell counts on purpose etc.
But if you are happy in your ignorance, don't understand most of what I write and only charge average sized lipos, (your 99%?) then good for you.
This bit: "Not "my" needs, but everyone that isn't just charging an average lipo"

It says it all in your first few words. You are complaining about a charger that isn't designed for what you want it to do. And yes, you are complaining that your needs aren't being met, that's what you have been doing these past two years.

My answer to that would be PFFT, so what? Get another charger to do what YOU want it to do.

Here you go John, get one of these:

http://www.pp-rc.de/CHARGING-TECHNIC...odNr=1234V&p=6

It's got everything that opens and shuts with a premium price as well.

No doubt you would find something about it that wouldn't meet your needs, but at least you will be able to annoy that manufacturer instead of constant whinging on here.
May 11, 2017, 04:48 PM
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What is the latest Firmware for the PL8 v2. Must be some enhancements since 2010.
May 11, 2017, 06:20 PM
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I was wondering that the other day. Mine is running so good I am not sure I want to mess with it.
May 11, 2017, 11:24 PM
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The latest firmware for the PowerLab 8 is V3.34.

Glen
May 16, 2017, 11:46 AM
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***VERSION 3.33 July-2-15*** Adjusted threashold for Node Over Current safety code.

Seems to be the latest... Where can I get 3.34 and does it fix any of the stuff mentioned?
May 16, 2017, 05:15 PM
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I recently had to restore the factory default library pre-sets to clear some bogus error codes.
Anyone else ever have to do this?

Could not in any way shape or form clear the codes.
Frustrating...


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