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  1. #81
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    i have two of these and love them i run them off a modified computer power supply
    http://www.skyrc.com/index.php?route...product_id=123
    that way i have the option of putting 10amps into each battery and can charge 4 different batteries at once

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    This week's arrivals.

    Tamiya paints for the body
    Traxxas red aluminum wheels (wheelie bar)
    Spektrum glitch buster
    Castle link quick connect
    Castle link field card/usb cord
    Outerwears cover
    Protek lipo bag/pouch


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    Package from ProgressiveRC, thanks for the candy!



    New stuff.

    iCharger 206B w/ Balance Board
    P350 Power Supply
    Cables
    Modular Balance Board
    Traxxas Modular Charge Board
    2 SMC 2S 6500 70C Battries



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    Top build
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    Awesome goodies, feels like Christmas every day eh??
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    Now that I'm waiting to order my motor and esc I've decided to build a quick charging box.

    I had a old rusted out steel Craftsman toolbox in the garage with nothing really in it.



    Here is the inside with tray, and bottom part.





    I wanted to put the charger on top and the power supply on the bottom. I needed to cut the handle off to make it work better.



    I then made a round hole and a rectangle cutout to drop the wires through to the bottom to the power supply and the balance board. As you can see I bent the tray here a bit when drilling the hole.



    I also cutout a hole to put the power supply plug/switch against for easy plug up.



    Sanded it down a bit and bought some gloss black Rust-Oleum spray paint. Sprayed the box inside and out.



    And here is the final setup. I used Velco strips to secure the charger and power supply, and old fuel line around the cutout edges for now.




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    That charging box looks nice.

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    Nice and also safe charging for lipos

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    What's the traxxas board for and the cable with the yellow connector on the end

    Very nice setup

    Maybe one day I can afford lol

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    The cable comes from the power supply to the Traxxas board which you plug the batteries in to. The Traxxas board screws into the balance board. The Traxxas board also uses 2 car fuses.

    http://www.progressiverc.com/traxxas...rge-board.html

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    Did a sub total not as bad as I thought 240 for that sweet setup

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    It's worth it I think. I can't wait to get everything going with this, should be ordering the stock motor/esc setup soon, that's all I need to complete the build.

    Question to anyone that has the iCharger. I have two (2) 6500mah 70c lipo's. When setting it up to balance charge I set it to 13.0amps for a 1C charge correct? 2 x 6.5 = 13?

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    I have a question about building/using tool box or ammo box for charging lipos. Wouldn't the reduced airflow to the charger/power supply be an issue? Or increase the temperature of charger/power supply?
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    Quote Originally Posted by summitbasher240 View Post
    I have a question about building/using tool box or ammo box for charging lipos. Wouldn't the reduced airflow to the charger/power supply be an issue? Or increase the temperature of charger/power supply?
    Not really, my charger barely gets hot, also some of them have a built in cooling fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFS View Post
    Not really, my charger barely gets hot, also some of them have a built in cooling fan.
    Mine does have a cooling fan, my charger and power supply, but I was more wondering if there wasn't much air movement in the tool box/ammo box.
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    Little update. The stock motor/esc setup should be here tomorrow.

    Any suggestions on ESC programming. Running 4S.

    Still need to know this for sure:

    Question to anyone that has the iCharger. I have two (2) 6500mah 70c lipo's. When setting it up to balance charge I set it to 13.0amps for a 1C charge correct? 2 x 6.5 = 13?

    I'll post pictures soon!

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    Last two things needed arrived today!

    MXL-6S and Castle 2200kv.


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    Since no one answered your charging question, 13 amps for those batteries is a 2C charge rate. 1C would be 6.5 amps, the packs capacity. Loving the build, especially the charging box, I'm planning on building one soon since I go to a track every weekend now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deviltrigger529 View Post
    Since no one answered your charging question, 13 amps for those batteries is a 2C charge rate. 1C would be 6.5 amps, the packs capacity. Loving the build, especially the charging box, I'm planning on building one soon since I go to a track every weekend now.
    ACTUALLY...if you are charging two packs in parallel, as the link to the modular board suggests, then you'd add the capacities of the packs and that would equal a 1C charge. In this case, 6500mAh + 6500mAh at 1C would require a 13-Amp charge.
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    Oh ok, totally overlooked the parallel charging part, my bad.
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    Thanks for the information.

    Working on the motor/esc install and trying to get all the telemetry sensors correct. Does anyone have any pictures of these and how they hook to the RX, etc? Thanks!

    I'm guessing the black/red is fan and the black/red/white is speed (throttle)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    Thanks for the information.

    Working on the motor/esc install and trying to get all the telemetry sensors correct. Does anyone have any pictures of these and how they hook to the RX, etc? Thanks!

    I'm guessing the black/red is fan and the black/red/white is speed (throttle)?
    you will have several wires running out of the mxl-6s. the one with only black and red is for the fan to plug into channel 4. then there is another one that has only a red one with a female plug, then you have another one with black, white and red, that is the esc that is plugged into channel 2. the red female plug is connected with another red single cable of the temp sensor. then the temp sensor with a grey plug, gets plugged into channel tmp i believe on the top of the receiver. and then you have another wire witch is black red and white witch have a black square at the end and a plug at the other, thats the rpm sensor witch just get plugged to the rpm channel in the receiver.
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    Thanks! Got all that setup!

    I wet to put the gear (spur) cover on, w/ telemetry and now the spur seems to grinding on the cover. If I leave the cover lose the spur gear just throws it off. This is just pushing the truck by hand.

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    This is what it looks like with motor/esc installed. Does everything look ok? Not sure if it's just the cover or something else.


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    Charging batteries now. Quick question, using the iCharger 206B how do you know when the packs are charged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    Charging batteries now. Quick question, using the iCharger 206B how do you know when the packs are charged?
    You read the manual or contact the manufacturer's support for their product.
    It would have been a great idea to know how to use a charger before connecting batteries to it, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mz_ View Post
    Charging batteries now. Quick question, using the iCharger 206B how do you know when the packs are charged?
    Usually the Charger beeps.

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    Sorry. Not actually charging yet, just have everything hooked up!

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    Thanks everyone for the help with this build. Just completed the first break-in runs.

    1 backwards sliding flip hitting reverse.
    1 chewed up spur gear, but still usable (for now).

    Left the gear cover off and going to sand it down. Looks like the magnet holder for telemetry is rubbing against it. The bluetooth TX -> iPod worked great.

    Here is a picture of my ERBE, more at the link! Will get get some video soon!

    Traxxas E-Revo Brushless Edition by Mark Massarone, on Flickr
    Last edited by mz_; 08-23-2014 at 02:56 PM.

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    Put the Outerwears cover on!

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    Looks killer!
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    shockwaves? how do you like em?

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    Yes, Shockwaves. Love them so far, since it's all I've had besides the stock Talons on my 2.5r which I never really liked.

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    Looking good mate...NICE!
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