Follow a soldering novice, as I step through the repair of one of our more popular products, an All-In-One Parallel Charge Board. This was my first time soldering, and would be a good introduction to soldering for anyone who might want to try to follow along and repair a device of their own.Read More
Sep 27, 2013 10:44:10 AM
For years ProgressiveRC has offered the most tricked out cases in the world for special event prizes and our sponsored pilots. Customers have frequently asked for non-standard options they’ve seen on these projects such as USB charging and lighting which we’ve had to reserve for special applications. We’re happy to announce that we are now able to offer these options to our customers through the “PRC Custom Shop.”
Oct 30, 2012 2:06:47 PM
So we decided to put two of them in there. With a 2000W power supply.
And then we threw some LEDs in too, because awesome.
We'll have deck options for one PL8 or two - even with two of them running full tilt, it stays nice and cool under there thanks to a large fan at the back of the case drawing cool air down through the vent holes in the deck.
It's been a long haul, but we're putting the final pieces in place to get this up for sale. Watch this space!
Oct 26, 2012 7:48:33 PM
Male EC5 on Left, Female EC5 on Right.
A lot of people identify these connectors based on their internal bullets. Here at ProgressiveRC we follow the industry standard convention (set by JST connectors, etc) of naming all of our connectors based on the gender of the housing. All of our connectors follow this standard with the greatest confusion surrounding EC5 and EC3 connectors. To continue with our example of EC5 connectors, this means our Male EC5 connectors have a male housing and female bullets, and the Female EC5 has a female housing and male bullets.
All of our EC5 charging cables (and boards) have a Female EC5 connector (female housing, male bullets). Spyder batteries 4000 mAh and up come with Male EC5 connectors (male housing, female bullets).
As far as chargers go, the FMA PowerLab 6 and 8 both use a male EC5, and the new iCharger 4010Duo has a female EC5 connector.
This may be an uphill battle but I hope this post clears some confusion and will help out the next time someone is trying to figure out which connector they need!
Oct 22, 2012 3:30:59 PM
I can't think of a better way to kick this off than with the most exciting new product we've had come through in a while - the upcoming iCharger 4010Duo.
We've all been waiting a long time for this bad boy - we were hoping to have a prototype to show off at IRCHA 2011 - but now that it's here, it's clear that it was worth the wait. The PowerLab 8 has been the king of chargers for a long time, with its 40 amp charge rate and its ability to handle packs up to 8S. The 4010 will give you 40 amps too - on each channel.
That's not even the most exciting part, though. Not once you realize that you can combine the two output channels in synchronous mode and charge at up to 70 amps! For those of you working with large capacity packs, get ready to revolutionize your charging.
December can't get here fast enough!