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Old 09-19-2009, 08:41 AM
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Looking for a battery charger that charges all types of batteries and charges at least 2 batteries at a time. I would like it to be able to discharge, charge and balance. I also want to turn it on and forget about it. I dont want to have to worry about over charging If I forget its on. Thanks.
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The more you want the more it's going to cost you. You need to limit some of the wants to get something cheap.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:58 AM
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Look at the duo hype charger, it has dual outputs. Not sure if it does pb batts though , you'd have to check.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:56 PM
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Look uo Hyperion Battery Chargers.
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I've been using my Superbrain 989 for two years going strong, now. I love it for both my lipos and nimh. it's an excellent charger. it also comes with a more than adequate power supply. it stores 24 battery profiles. it charges pretty much every kind of battery you'd ever use in this hobby.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLTW4&P=ML

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Ok guys, I've got it down to 3 choices. MRC Super brain 989, hyperion EOS 0606i AD-B, or protek iCharger 106B+. Which one do you guys think and why? Thanks again.
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I think 106B because it has more power.
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Accu-cycle elite...

Bantam eStation BC-8 DX
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You said the best, right? Get one of these:

http://www.icare-rc.com/chargers.htm (not from here necessarily)
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Sommer Miniron Mobil. Very popular in Europe but I don't think there's a US distributor now.
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I'm just getting into electrics and I have a lot to learn, but I'll nevertrustthe Schulze chargers. About 5-6 years ago, a friend of mine was using a Schulze Chameleon (the best one they had at the time) to charge his packs that cost about $700/pack. It was for his large twin turbine EDF. The packs were new, this was the first charge, and it poofed one pack. After watching that, it took me this long to get into electrics. The chargers now are practically idiot proof, which is what I really need. I would think what they ask for that charger, even back then, it should have had some better auto protection, just my 2 cents.


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the charger have a temperature monitor?, it is quite important.
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FMA Direct Power Lab 6 with parallel board.
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Ok guys, I've got it down to 3 choices. MRC Super brain 989, hyperion EOS 0606i AD-B, or protek iCharger 106B+. Which one do you guys think and why? Thanks again.
Well, I had the Hyperion, have the Infinity 3 (960sr) and got new iCharger 206b.
No questions ask, go for the iCharger!
You will get the best price from HobbyKing: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10382
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Looking for a battery charger that charges all types of batteries and charges at least 2 batteries at a time. I would like it to be able to discharge, charge and balance. I also want to turn it on and forget about it. I dont want to have to worry about over charging If I forget its on. Thanks.
Please do not charge unattendented!!! This is a HUGEsafety hazard! Lipo fires do happen and actually happened to a friend of mine 2 years ago and destroyed his garage before he could rush back in a put it out. Please be in the same room at all times. Wouldn't like something bad to happen.


I have a few chargers, the one Ilike the most is this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAGTS&P=ML
Here's the power supply Iown, keep in mind they sale the same charger as above just a few $ more, Iordered the charger and power supply at the same time. http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...7rmkua84101gd3

The nice part about the dual and even quattro chargers is if your charging smaller packs (lower then 50watts) then it will knock them out with the quickness, but if your charging packs at avaluegreater then 50watts then a individual charger with a higher wattage output may actually be faster becausemajority of the dual and quattro chargers are 50watts max per channel. One thing Ihave is a multiple charge adaptor in which Iuse with my single port charger, so when Icharging my smaller flight packs I can charge multiple at a time. Charger adaptors are typicall less then $10usd

Here's some options:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ger_800W_.html
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_400w_V2.html


When selecting a charger the wattage rating is the most important. You may be able to charge 2 at the same time, but the charging amps maybe so low it would be quicker to charger one at a time with certain chargers. Also depends on what type of packs your charging.

Wattage = volts x amps.
So if you want to charge a 2s 5000mah pack a 1c (5amps) it would be about:
8.4v x 5a= 42watts

4s 5000mah pack at 1c (5amps) would be about:
16.8v x 5 = 84watts
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FMA Direct Power Lab 6 with parallel board.
Definitely my choice as well.
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FMA Direct Power Lab 6 with parallel board.
Definitely my choice as well.
and mine or if you had extra money the powerlab 8, but probably not worth it if the 6 will do all thats needed.
Or maybe the Thunder Power 1430C

They would be my choices if i had to buy again
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