FMA PowerLab 6

SKU: FMAPL6
1000W Battery Workstation including an EC5-equipped input cable, will charge, discharge, monitor, or multiple cycle any current or future battery chemistry.

Includes a free SPA balance board and a fused charge lead!

Availability: 5 in stock. In Stock

$174.99

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FMA's latest PowerLab gives you the perfect combination of power, value, safety and reliability. Fully capable of 1000 Watts of power at up to a 40 Amp charge rate, the PL6 can handle any charging situation you put in front of it.

Make use of FMA's free Charge Control Software to configure the PL6 to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that the charger's built-in safeguards won't let you put a foot wrong. Includes a fused charge cable with bare wire ends and an SPA board with the connecting balance cable.

Specifications

Specifications

Maximum Charge Power 1000W (when input voltage >30V; 408W when 12V)
Charge Current Range 10mA - 40A
Discharge Current Range 10mA - 40A
Input Voltage 10 - 32V DC
Input Current 40A
Maximum Discharge 50W / 8A
Maximum Regenerative Discharge 1000W / 40A
Current Drain For Balancing 1000mA
Balance Accuracy 6mV
LiPo/LiIo/LiFe 1 - 6 series
NiCd/NiMh Cell Count 1 - 19 series
Pb Battery Cell Count 3 - 12 series
Battery Setup Memories 25 user presets
Intelligent Temperature Control Yes
PC Connectivity Servo serial data output port
Dimensions 145x141x86mm
Weight 795g
Warranty 1 year

Reviews

Customer Reviews (29)

Excellent Great Amazing !Review by Andrei.K
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Excellent charger! Powerful and compact. Fan turns rarely, only when the discharge is almost silent. Perfect balancing and charging any battery. I use Powerlab 6 to charge LiPo and NiMh. High precision microprocessor to thousandths of a volt. Remained stable electric current preset charge! Has a lot of manual and automatic settings. Provides reliable security functions. Supports high input voltages up to 36 volts.

Up to 6 Powerlab I used different simple chargers IMAX, SKYRC and others from unknown manufacturers, but they all just spoiled LiPo battery and after six months of use is practically not working as it should, and quickly discharged bad to balance, given the current weak. But after a few cycles of charge on Powerlab 6 all my old batteries recovered and became like new!

I am very pleased with the charger Powerlab 6, recommend it to all my friends pilots. Some of them also bought Powerlab 6 and is now happy. I could not believe that for such a low price, you can find a great charger for all of my 12 LiPo batteries. Now I have no problems! I use Powerlab with the power adapter 19.5V 9.23A 180W of powerful notebook Asus, model power supply FA180PM111 - recommended as a silent solution. Often charged from the car - no problem! Powerlab 6 even to the same not only perfectly and quickly balances my LiPo battery, but also qualitatively solves the batteries are inserted into the "storage", taking into account the finite voltage depending on whether the charge if the battery or discharged. I am very pleased with the charger Powerlab 6 and I do not need anything else.

I do not want expensive experiments with other chargers. Thanks to all developers, engineers, designers and builders Revolectrix for a reliable, smart and high-quality charger! Now I will only buy products Revolectrix and advise you all! Delight is guaranteed!

Thank U! (Posted on 3/10/2015)
what a charger!!!Review by manaros19
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Well it is the first time i do not buy chinese charger and the result is better than expected!plenty of power,low temps and very good quality!!the shipping time for Greece was less than a week!!!!I am really really happy!keep up the good work! (Posted on 6/4/2014)
Super i must sayReview by Agha
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Excellent in terms of quality,i did not get a chance to charge a lot but first experience have been great.
Superb Charger by FMA and shipping was also very fast.
First Order from Pakistan by me and very happy (Posted on 3/16/2014)
A tweakers dream ! Review by Julian
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So much versatility. Just about every single option you could ever wish for.. Also amazing support from FMA. They're out there on all the major RC forums answering questions even as late as midnight on a Fri eve. I was initially worried that this charger may have been more complicated than need be. But definitely not the case. Actually, you can dumb it down to a couple of button presses. One caveat is you really need the USB. Otherwise, you're not really going to unleash the beast within. Well you can, but it will not be as intuitive. (Posted on 2/18/2014)
Superb serviceReview by Ole Martin
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Top marks for service, handling time, shipping and quality products too! (Posted on 1/27/2014)
fma pl6Review by vince
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never in my life have i had fun charging batteries. this unit is just plain spectacular and worth every penny. still learning what it can do as well. purchase with confidence. you wont be disappointed. spyder batteries are of a very nice quality as well. i have 2-2s 5300's that i am using in my slash with many cycles now and zero issues. every thing arrived in a few days along with a business card from one of the staff should i have any questions. that goes a long way in my opinion. i will purchase from progressiveRC again. thanks! (Posted on 12/7/2013)
excellent storeReview by Vladimir
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Good price, Fast shipment. (Posted on 11/5/2013)
FMA PL6Review by Robert
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Very nice product. It will take me awhile to realize the full potential of this charger but already I am able to utilize capabilities which far exceed the Turnigy equipment that I have been utilizing up until now. I also appreciate the quiet operation. (Posted on 8/6/2013)
very good.Review by jimmy
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this charger works great! plenty of power and it is a reasonable size. using the software is tricky at first but i got the hang of it pretty quick. (Posted on 8/4/2013)
Nice!Review by Norman
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Used a Triton2 EQ for the last 3 years. Finally made the step up to the PL6 and am very satisfied with it. I doubt I'll ever need anything else! Unbelievably fast shipping. Ordered on a Friday morning and had it on the East Coast by Monday Afternoon! Great product and great service from Progressive! (Posted on 7/30/2013)
Wow what an awesome charger!Review by Jose
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I already had an iCharger 206b which was fine for my quads and planes. However I wanted something I could charge faster with as I get better and spend more time flying than I do crashing. I hooked this up to 2 server PSUs and I can charge 4s packs at 40amps now. What a difference... I now use my 206b for my 3s packs or Tx packs. Its nice to have options. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9162114071_02e3e4c346_b.jpg

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http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/9162045811_e7594ba590_b.jpg (Posted on 7/8/2013)
FMA Powerlab 6 Review by Tom
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I can't really add any more then what has already been said. This is a great and safe charger. I moved up to 12s setups and needed a powerful charger and this one is perfect. It's worth the money. I've owned a lot of different chargers in the last 4 years, but I think this will be the last for awhile. You can't go wrong with the FMA powerlabs. (Posted on 3/9/2013)
Great product, terrible serviceReview by Stavros
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I ve bought this charger with Fma usb cable on 2th of January 2013.
2-3 weeks later i ve received the order but the fma cable was not in the package.ProRC told me when i asked them about that ''When we shipped your order we were out of stock of the USB adapter, but we wanted you to get your charger as soon as possible. We have since sent out your USB adapter, it was shipped to you on the 10th. Hopefully you will receive it soon.'' Of course When i ve placed my order the fma cable WAS in stock(according to the site).
For history i haven't received the usb cable yet.6 weeks passed since 10th of January and 8 since my original purchase.The product is great but the service of ProgreesiveRC terrible.

ProgressiveRC Comment: We apologize that the out of stock notice was not clear or was overlooked. We have shipped all of your order including backordered items at our additional cost. Delivery time is still within a normal window, and we apologize for any slight delay caused in transit by the shipping courier. It sounds like you're taking this out on the wrong guys, we've done our best here - best wishes and good luck! Please let us know if we can help and we will be happy to do so. (Posted on 2/21/2013)
Fantastic Charger and serviceReview by Jason
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I am in Australia and we have a few retailers here that sell the PL6 only trouble is that they are a bit greedy and still want to charge way over the top.
Everything that I have ever purchased from PRC has been spot on both with price and shipping and there service is top notch.
I would rather wait a little longer for my product and know that it is exactly what I ordered and the PL6 wil suit all my needs and it so simple to use and set up. (Posted on 2/21/2013)
Excellent from start to finishReview by lloyd
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Very easy to navigate site, ordering was easy, quality products, fast shipping, good follow up. Everything web-based shopping should be. A+ (Posted on 12/9/2012)
FMA PL6 - Excellent!Review by Kevin
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I bought this amazing charger almost a year ago now. I wanted to live with it a while before I crafted my review. The PowerLab 6 may very well be the best RC-related purchase I ever made. The optional USB interface makes setup a breeze and the Charge Control Software is very intuitive but still has thorough explanations of the more advanced functions and options readily available. I went 2+ months of charging large packs for land vehicles without ever touching a physical button! As for the PL6 charger itself, I've only managed to push the charge wattage to a half kilowatt, but that's okay. I enjoy the extreme quality of this unit and value the precision with which it does everything.
Last, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the superb service and support afforded me by ProgressiveRC. Superlatives fail to describe the treatment I received from David and Robin. They have a customer for life. (Posted on 12/7/2012)
Excellent choiceReview by Michael
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I recently got back into the hobby and I wanted to start with a charger that would last a long time. One of the 2 PowerLabs seemed like the obvious choice and I am very happy I went with the PL6 in the end. It does everything I need it to do and much more. I use it at home with a 24V DC power supply to charge my Optima Deep Cycle, and then I use the Optima to power the PL6 for charging at the field. It's a great setup and I don't need to have tons of batteries for each plane as a result. So far I have used it to charge LiPo, NiMH and NiCD, all with excellent results. The computer interface to the charger is very nice and I'm still getting up to speed on everything this system can do. No regrets on this purchase. (Posted on 11/19/2012)
Happy overseas customer!Review by Stefan
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Bought the PL6 to update my charger as I have moved into 10S/12S setups...needed more power. Driving it with a dual (2x12V) HP Server PSU on 24V/32A...very happy! Progressive is a very good company and has always shipped fast and correct...simply super service! I will now celebrate with eating the "PRC" candy I received... :) (Posted on 11/18/2012)
WOW.....Review by Dogga
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I have only been in the hobby for about 3 months and decided to get myself a good charger before I get my 450 size heli. I am one that believes in buying right the first time around, not trying to go the cheap route. So I was tossing up between the ICharger 306B and PowerLab6. The added features of the PL6 made my decision for me, and boy am I happy...... actually..... I am in love with this charger!!! The PC software capabilities, programming of user presets, ease of use make this charger the best investment you could ever make in the hobby. I will never need another charger again! (Posted on 10/21/2012)
Awesome charger & greater service!Review by Michael
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I was torn between the PL-6 & the 306b for a long time. The vast array of features and options on the pl-6 swayed me. I have used the 306b before and I love the pl6 so much more. This charger is so much more accurate and the programmable presets will spoil you. Keep up he great work Progressive!!! I will definitely buy here again and recommend you to all my friends. (Posted on 10/20/2012)

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