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  • New PowerBox Battlife Guard

    Something new to share... The Battlife Guard has been developed specifically for use with 2S and 3S Li-Ion and LiPo batteries. For we soar heads, those typically used in receiver and ignition situations, but really also any other 2S/3S application

    This little unit is very simple to use, and can substantially increase the useful life of packs. If lithium batteries are stored for long periods in the fully-charged state, they deteriorate much faster than necessary.

    The Battlife Guard is simply plugged into the battery connector (unit is only Multiplex plug), and the electronic circuit then detects whether the pack’s voltage is above a particular level. If the voltage is higher than the voltage threshold which is harmful for the battery, then the unit gently discharges the pack to a lower voltage level over a period of several hours. The integral LED glows to indicate that the pack is being discharged. The set final discharge voltage ensures that the battery can be stored for a protracted period without suffering damage.

    The Battlife can be left plugged into the battery even when the discharge process is complete; as soon as the battery has reached its storage voltage, the Battlife Guard switches itself off and consumes no further current.

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    - 2S or 3S Li-Ion / LiPo batteries

    - Storage voltage: 3.8V per cell

    - automatic switch-off

    - virtually zero idle current

    - visual LED indicator
    Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

  • #2
    Very nice.
    Tom

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    • #3
      Sweet little things... Battlife Guard 2S. Richard sent me home with a few. Danny at PowerBox Systems Americas should have them in stock soon.

      New 2500 packs for my Duo Discus X are the first to get them.

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      Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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      • #4
        How hot do they get while discharging?
        Tom

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        • Steve P
          Steve P commented
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          Not at all. It gently brings down the pack to the storage state. Now, all of the packs in the warehouse at PowerBox already have one inserted. They're choosing to store their own stock this way which is a good indication.

      • #5
        Any good charger will have the same capabilities........
        wheather you use the PowerBox unit or your charger the main thing is to be aware of what state your batteries are in at time of storage......
        TEAM GORGEOUS

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        • Steve P
          Steve P commented
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          Yes. Storage charge level significantly extends the life of a pack. This little item is about a quick, idiot-proof approach to storing 2S and 3S packs without going back to a charger and draining down each pack. It can be left in place over the storage period.

          Importantly, since the PowerBox packs are charged with a simple 12V lead -- no external charger needed -- and charged inside a plane where they are mounted, these take care of reversing down to a storage rate no muss, no fuss, no wires.

      • #6
        Originally posted by tewatson View Post
        How hot do they get while discharging?
        Tom -- the comment function didn't let me load a photo...

        Team PowerBox Systems Americas... If flying were the language of men, soaring would be its poetry.

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        • #7
          Steve, When will they be available?

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          • Steve P
            Steve P commented
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            Hi Dean. They should be shipping soon to Danny at PowerBox Americas. He says mid-month arrival is anticipated and will provide an update. Seems the demand was strong in Europe and other markets, I could only get four to bring home.
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