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PostSubject: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:06 pm

I finally received the WhataNut Charger by FMADirect. It's the PowerLab8 model and it has been out in the field for a bit by Beta Testers.

There is not much to say yet about this charger, as they didn't send the usb adapter with the shipment.
I did get to charge my A123's at 30A! Even cycled them once at a discharge of 30A. It's going through its paces now in my garage. AcePow and Enerland lipos going through a storage charge right now. In unbalance mode, I can charge the A123's at 20A and in balance mode at 30A. However, I cannot do 6s unbalance. But no biggie really. At 30A, the 6s A123 pack is charged in less than 7 minutes. I did some regenerative dircharges. Nice feature to have as the charger doesn't get hot from waisting your mah into heat. My car battery got a nice workout. Next investment is a DC power supply with some big balls. More details will follow later on.

There is a thread about this charger on rcgroups.

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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:14 pm

Oh BrownBioSubstance, Romano got his new toy! Many batteries are going to be tortured and die a horrible death now. So what do you have in mind for a big ball, super nut power supply? I think you might be able to pick up a small electric sub-station from Reliant or Centerpoint. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:16 pm

Hahahaha!!!! The forum automatically edits the word sh*t in to the word "brownbiosubstance". That's funny.

BrownBioSubstance, BrownBioSubstance, BrownBioSubstance!!!

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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:25 pm

There is this cat that cells tweaked Server power supplies for a decent price. 40A or so. I'm using a car battery as a power supply right now.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 pm

Raid the HP Server for a power supply !!!
I remember their farms in the west wing buildings have like bunch of them.
You might just cause a total system crash but hey its so worth it for a whatanutt charger !!! LMAO
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:08 pm





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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:41 pm

those clamps will fit perfectly to ur nipples ???
Whatanutt Nipple Clamps
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:58 pm

I tried them on my nipples, but felt that they didn't clamp on hard enough.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:28 pm

dude i didnt post that who hack my account anders admin
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:34 pm

Got me a nice 47A HP server power supply and it was the easiest to convert.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:52 pm

Nice !!!
47A hahahahah !!! How many chargers are you plannig to hook up to it ?

Wess you were signed in at Randys LOL.
That post has Randies IP address on it ROFL, That means you was posting it with randy's computer !!! BAD Wes !!!
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:44 pm

oooh well i was tired i foregot im not bad just idk
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:05 pm

Here are pics of the server power supply to power the beast. I made an easy connector to "turn on". In an emergency I can just jank on the cord to turn off the PSU.




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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:13 pm

I got the FUIM3 usb adapter in today. After the firmware update, I'm finally able to charge the A123's at 25A! This translates into 10.87C charge rate. What Lipo should I charge at 10C?? Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:16 am

Something tells me there is a chinese Company reproducing these nutts !!!
b/c they all have the same software layout !!!
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=45
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:42 am

It's an all American design, both hardware and software. Hardware is produced in Malasia or Singapore. I don't really remember. all the cloners out there are based of FMA design.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:08 am

The Charger has a firmware upgrade, pushing it's limits to 40A charge rate.

From FMA:

FMA Direct in partnership with REVOLECTRIX is pleased to announce the
release of PowerLab 8 v2 Firmware and Charge Control Software upgrade
with the following enhancements:

? 40A max output current
? 60A max input current
? Output Power max 1344W
? Expansion Channel mode now available, control up to 16 PL8's from a single PL8 interface
? Support for additional battery chemistries
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:54 pm

Wait so what you call it now ?
It just went above the WhataNutt Charger !!!
Overclocked What A Nutt Charger ???
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:08 pm

Haha nooo.. It's now the Anvil Sledge Hammer cross bones Whata Nut Charger
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:44 pm

I would have to call it "The RhinoNutt Battery Blaster".

Lets all pray to the Electron Gods, that the ACEPOW's will survive.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:21 pm

Dude that sounds soo funny lol Dean needs to see this
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:44 pm

oh gawd someone is gonna MegaBlast their batteries !!!
Trying to warpdrive ur batteries ?
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Lol hey Andres do you have any extra 2s 5000mah 40c lipos left??
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:50 pm

I will soon my package just left customs so i dunno when they will be here.
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PostSubject: Re: WhataNut FMA PowerLab8 1000W charger   Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:52 pm

Awww man I need to poop again, I am must poop and infect this thread !!!
Crap I already Infected it.






ohhhhh fking welll i need to poop more !!! silent Embarassed
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