FMA PowerLab 8 v2

SKU: FMAPL8
High-power 1344 watt, 40 amp charger. For 1S - 8S Lipo packs
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All the charger you will ever need, the PowerLab 8 has the power and versatility to handle just about any situation you can present it.

Includes a fused charge cable with bare wire ends and an SPA board with the connecting balance cable. Make use of FMA's free Charge Control Software to configure the PL8 to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that the charger's built-in safeguards won't let you put a foot wrong.

Specifications

Specifications

Maximum Charge Power1344W (when input voltage >26V; 612W at 12V)
Charge Current Range10mA - 40A
Discharge Current Range10mA - 40A
Input Voltage10 - 32V DC
Input Current60A
Maximum Discharge100W / 10A
Maximum Regenerative Discharge1344W / 40A
Current Drain For Balancing1000mA
Balance Accuracy6mV
LiPo/LiIo/LiFe1 - 8 series
NiCd/NiMh Cell Count1 - 21 series
Pb Battery Cell Count3 - 12 series
Battery Setup Memories25 user presets
Intelligent Temperature ControlYes
PC ConnectivityServo serial data output port
Dimensions148x166x91mm
Weight1140g
Warranty1 year

Reviews

Customer Reviews (43)

Powerlab8Review by Arnt
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Fma Powerlab8, Fast shipping and great service (Posted on 4/6/2013)
Very nice qualityReview by Menno
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Have not yet powered the charger up and yet I am very impressed. The features are endless and the feel is very nice and robust. I live in The Netherlands and the shipping was excelent.

I had ordered some cables that turned out to be back ordered and yet they already shipped my charger to The Netherlands only to complete my order a couple of days later.

ProgressiveRC is the place to get your charger! (Posted on 1/26/2013)
Pl8Review by Jørn Ove
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Super charger, very happy with it:) (Posted on 12/2/2012)
PL8v2Review by Brett
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Probably the last charger you'll ever need to buy. Very intuitive to use, accurate, fast. Love the power. Excellent assortment of displays. Regenerative discharge is a nice feature. (Posted on 11/14/2012)
Great Charger & Outstanding ShippingReview by Kenneth R
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Love the charger, easy to use and it will take care of all my charging needs well into the future!!!! (Posted on 11/3/2012)
UNBELIEVABLEReview by Benjamin
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Unbelievable charger. Has made virtually all of my "ol' faithful" charging / IR meters obsolete. I was hesitant of spending the money, but man was it worth it. Buy this and sell the rest of your stuff! (Posted on 9/16/2012)
GoodReview by Knut-Espen
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Good (Posted on 8/27/2012)
Very Good ChargerReview by Ellis
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This charger is easy to use and can do everything you want. Very happy with the charger. (Posted on 8/17/2012)
FMA PowerLab 8 v2Review by Anthony
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Great product, easy to use, intuitive menu. (Posted on 6/24/2012)
Bad a$$ charger!Review by Ronnie L.
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Almost anything you can throw at it, it will charge. Although I couldn't charge a three cell transmitter pack w/ built in balencer. I'm now charging batteries anywhere from nine to twelve minutes! WOW! (Posted on 5/27/2012)
The Charger For Those Who Want To KnowReview by Howard
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I find most chargers don't give me enough information about the most important component in my model. If you want to know exactly how your battery is taking a charge or the internal resistance of your pack's cells, this is the charger for you. Expensive? Nonsense, the first model you lose to a bad battery will cost more. (Posted on 5/19/2012)
Fast ShippingReview by Wilfred
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My order was shipped the same day I placed it and it was at my door within 2 days. They also contacted me after to make sure everything was ok. Great service made in the U.S.A. (Posted on 4/27/2012)
PL8 v 2 rocks!Review by Gordijn
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LOADS of power! Very good for parallel charging!
And customer phone support here is awesome! (Posted on 4/27/2012)
Still the best charger!Review by Julio
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My initial review posted on 5/23/11 says it all. I just bought another PL8 from David. This is the best charger out there. Great quality, value, ease of use, and great service from both Progressive and FMA. (Posted on 4/8/2012)
Last Charger ever neededReview by Colen Casey
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i've had several chargers and was on the look for the last charger I would buy for a LONG time. It was this or the icharger and after 2 weeks of reading and research I went with this. The power output of this thing sold me over the icharger as i'm looking to charge multiple 6 cells quickly for my 600 heli.
after hooking it up (using 24v 1450watt supply) I first did a discharge of 2 3300 6s packs, at 40a discharge this didnt take long
I then set them to charge in parallel at 25amp (12.5a each) 16minutes and done with both packs. Very impressive.
Cant wait to do all 6 at once.
i'm selling off all my other chargers.
This is a do all charger, that you cant go wrong with (Posted on 2/25/2012)
POWERLAB 8........still the pinnacle of chargersReview by Jason
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After owning several chargers over the last 8 years I was very apprehensive to buy another "new charger". When this charger came out I was very skeptical and thought for sure there was going to be a catch....the catch was in fact that the longer you wait to make this purchase the longer you will wonder what all the BUZZ is about. I tend to over-analyze things and after over-analyzing this charger for a while I decided I would give it a try. I plunked down my hard earned cash and after about 30 minutes of setup (soldering and arranging into my charge case), this thing was ready to go. After the first set of batteries being charged I was hooked. THIS THING ROCKS... I was going to purchase a second smaller charger to handle my receiver batteries, tail rotor motor batteries, camera gimbal batteries, etc....but after having this thing in my hands.........I plan on purchasing a second PL8 to take over those duties... BUY WITH CONFIDENCE... This is by far the best there is and worth every penny....
JASON (Posted on 10/22/2011)
First Class ChargerReview by Dawson
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Very versatile unit. Can be custom programmed for individual needs. Programming is easy to understand and do. Display offers many options allowing user to quickly see status of charge/discharge. Very satisfied with this charger/ (Posted on 9/23/2011)
Fantastic charger. Easy to useReview by Badhelipilot
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This charger can either be "plug and play" or with the free software and optional cable it can be very customizable. Great charger for parallel charging. Very, very happy with the purchase. Thanks PRC. (Posted on 7/26/2011)
Great Product & SupportReview by pgk
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This was my second charger purchase and by far the best, very easy to operate either from the charger of from a computer. Power in spades, I'm a happy camper.. (Posted on 7/19/2011)
The best there isReview by Steve
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I own the iCharger 208B and 3010B in addition to the PL8 and can say that without a doubt the PL8 is the best of the bunch. It is the highest powered RC charger available and also the most user customizable, but all those extra features and tweaks can be hidden away if desired for fast and easy charging. Additionally the design and build quality of the PL8 is superb and you can get great assistance from David or the FMA support team in Maryland via the phone or popular RC forums like RCGroups. (Posted on 6/1/2011)

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