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May 19, 2015, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnWilliamson
After a few sessions it will have the opposite affect...
Yup. But one thing I don't miss about racing cars is how much money everyone is willing to throw at the hobby to gain any advantage.
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May 19, 2015, 04:46 AM
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I have not noticed the 40a charge rate for 1s. Thats a cool start.

Car racers are crazy.
May 19, 2015, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by sportpak
I have not noticed the 40a charge rate for 1s. Thats a cool start.

Car racers are crazy.
The new 1s presets originated in the Dual Powerlab. They include a high current preset and a storage preset (also high current). The presets were included in the last firmware update for the Powerlab6 and the Powerlab8. To load them you need to select File\FMA Default Presets\Open file to Preset. They are in the Generic LiPo folder.

With GT500, you can use the regular LiPo program high current charging as well as storage charging of 1s cells without a separate preset.
May 29, 2015, 02:12 PM
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When will we see some hands-on reviews and videos of these things in action. I'd love to sell my 308 DUO today or sooner.
May 29, 2015, 04:00 PM
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RC HeliNation will be doing a review on the GT500. I don't have a timeframe.
http://www.rchelination.com/tag/review/
Jun 05, 2015, 07:38 PM
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Hi:

We just uploaded the first in a series of planned videos of the GT500 in action. You can view it on the www.revolectrix.com website at the video tab page for the GT500, here:

http://www.revolectrix.com/GT500_video_tab.htm
Jun 06, 2015, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Marks
Hi:

We just uploaded the first in a series of planned videos of the GT500 in action. You can view it on the www.revolectrix.com website at the video tab page for the GT500, here:

http://www.revolectrix.com/GT500_video_tab.htm
Currently on mobile, will check the videos when i get back can't wait. I wish revolectrix start using HTML5 instead of Flash.
Jun 06, 2015, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Marks
Hi:

We just uploaded the first in a series of planned videos of the GT500 in action. You can view it on the www.revolectrix.com website at the video tab page for the GT500, here:

http://www.revolectrix.com/GT500_video_tab.htm
Very nice video! I can envision your flagship chargers moving in that direction over the next couple years. I think I will be getting a GT500 before racing season starts this fall.

20A is a little on the light side, but maybe a software adjustment down the road can up that to 40 or 50A for 1s or 2s racers. Either way, I will likely be the only racer with one at my local track. I will do my best to spread the word.
Jun 06, 2015, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Gregor99
+ Cheaper the Powerlab8, or Powerlab6
+ New mult-line screen and user interface
+ New navigation wheel

The Powerlab line is the flagship series. The GT series is not a replacement but rather a compliment. Not everyone wants or needs full blown PC interface, graphing, preset tuning, etc.

will this series have other chargers down the road?
if so might i suggest wifi or bluetooth to android and ios
im intrigued by this but dont want to gamble on a skyrc ultimate with no stateside support and lack of email responses when questions are sent in
Jun 07, 2015, 06:56 PM
RCTC

Howdo I charge a lithium ion receiver battery


I purchased a2600 mah 2 cell li-ion

How do I charge it on a pl8 or multi 4 or this new charger?
Jun 07, 2015, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rctc
I purchased a2600 mah 2 cell li-ion

How do I charge it on a pl8 or multi 4 or this new charger?
Well you could start by describing the battery and it's connectors.
Does it have both main and balance connectors?
What connectors does it have?
Do you have a PL8 and/or a Multi4?
What balance boards do you have?

Let us know and we can try to be specific. Else whatever answers you get are just speculation.

Glen
Jun 07, 2015, 08:15 PM
RCTC

Li ion


one two wire cable with jr connector for charging and one two wire cable with mpx connector for connection to the model.
no balancer is needed



2600 2s1p 7.4/8.4 discharge continuous/peak current is 20a/40a charge current 4a

I purchased it from Espirit

I have a PL8 and multi 4
Jun 07, 2015, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rctc
one two wire cable with jr connector for charging and one two wire cable with mpx connector for connection to the model.
no balancer is needed

2600 2s1p 7.4/8.4 discharge continuous/peak current is 20a/40a charge current 4a

I purchased it from Espirit

I have a PL8 and multi 4
For the PL8 use Preset #6 1S/2S Small Non Balanced.
Connect the JR connector to the PL8 via an adapter ending in 4mm banana plugs.
Charge the battery at 2.0A.

Glen
Jun 07, 2015, 08:56 PM
RCTC
Thank You
Jun 08, 2015, 05:50 PM
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Pre-ordered the GT500. I unloaded my 308 DUO, so I am all in.

I have some JST 8s ended balance cables handy, if I read correctly, I will be able to plug that straight into the balance port.

If I am correct, I can assemble charging cables for 1s or 2s batteries just like for my PL6, substituting the FMA balance cable for the JST.

Yes?


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