Originally Posted by cumquat
Nice catch cumquat.....the thunder charges 1 battery where the onyx 245 can charge 2 at the same time. My bad.
I run a thunder AC6. It will charge a 2s 5000mah pack in 1 hour. 1 hour charge times for 25-30 minutes of runtime is pretty good in my book.
But the onyx can do 2 packs in the same time. That does make it worth more.
Ive bought chargers, lipos, motors, batteries, radios and tools threw hobbypartz.com. Basically, hobbypartz.com is a USA based distributor for stuff made overseas. You can buy pretty much anything they have off ebay....but on ebay it will be a bit cheaper, but ship from hong kong (LONG shipping times)
Hobbypartz on the other hand ships fast. most orders get to me in 7 days (im in maine)
I had 1 radio arrive busted, notified them of the issue, explained it and they sent be a replacement.
I don't hesitate to buy from them again, and again.
I should mention that the thunder AC6 will not come with a plug that matches the packs that will come with your rc. but one of these multi-plug adapters is easy to use and will let your charger work with most any battery plug type:
the onyx may come with a similar multi plug setup, youd have to check.
I use both the "skylipo" and Gens ace brand lipos from hobbypartz. Both work well and have a good rep from many RCU members.
your last question: Which duratrax would be comparable to the 245, sans the ability to charge two batteries?
Not sure if I understand.....the onyx 245 is a duratrax brand charger
if you mean which thunder is comparable to the onyx 245....they do have dual chargers but they actually cost more than the 245.
The onyx 245 may be one of the least expensive dual chargers.