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Old 02-02-2020, 02:59 PM
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Default Power supply for field charging.

I am looking for advice on a power source for field charging lipo packs up to 6S 5000 mah.
Is there a good portable power supply for this?
What is everyone else using?

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I have a deep cycle golf cart battery In my field box to power the lipo Thunder Power charger. And I charged the battery with a battery tender 1 amp charger.

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How about a 1200 amp 500 watt jump starter with a 110 outlet.
Would that work?
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Originally Posted by jazzviper2 View Post
How about a 1200 amp 500 watt jump starter with a 110 outlet.
Would that work?
I don't see why it wouldn't work for a couple of charges. Except these are designed for a quick jump short power draw. When we fly inside during the winter, I use one of my airplane thunder power 5000ma batteries to power the charger for the little 1 cell batteries that we use in the Cub.
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If my memory serves me Chip Hyde burned his garage off his house with a quick start. A deep cycle battery with a solar charger works pretty good.

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Originally Posted by jazzviper2 View Post
I am looking for advice on a power source for field charging lipo packs up to 6S 5000 mah.
Is there a good portable power supply for this?
What is everyone else using?
Do you have wall power and you're just looking for 12/24v or do you not have power at all at the field?
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Yes, just something for out at the field.
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Do you have wall power and you're just looking for 12/24v or do you not have power at all at the field?
There is no power at the field.
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Originally Posted by jazzviper1 View Post
There is no power at the field.
Then you're going to need a generator or a deep cycle battery
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Deep cycle batteries are great. I bought a cover for mine and installed a voltage meter, USB and other connectors on it. Trickle charge at home. Worked great!
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I have a grp 27 battery strapped in the bed of my truck. One of the projects will be to run wire from the trailer 7-pin connector to the battery, so I can charge it as I drive.
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Originally Posted by tedsander View Post
I have a grp 27 battery strapped in the bed of my truck. One of the projects will be to run wire from the trailer 7-pin connector to the battery, so I can charge it as I drive.
I keep thinking about doing that with mine, plus it needs some tongue weight.

I have it all designed in my head, just no cash or motivation, though I can't complain I don't have the time right now.

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