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Old 03-25-2008, 02:46 PM
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im wanting to get a charger that will charge hump packs and batterys for m roto starter. i was lookinat this one on the clearmont webpage. will this charge at all different voltages???. will it charge a 6v nimh hump pack and my nicad 7.2 volt pack on my roto starter???.

http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...DC-Peak/Detail

how can you tell what voltages it will charge at???. will it slect the different voltages by it self????

i want a chager that will do everything besides lipo's
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you need something like a brain from mrc or something similar, usually with a digital display. even with these type of chargers you need to check out the settings since it can sometimes think that is a different pack and charge at a higher amperage setting. That charger will charge a hump pack, just need to select what your charging, for a digital display charger, you will be spending over $100 usually, drop him an email, he may have something in his store that is what your looking for.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:55 PM
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man i hate chargers and batterys, i gess this is the reason i when nitro, and i still have to use batterys and chardgers[:@][:@][]
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lol, what can you do,
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:04 PM
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Here is a charger that is quite universal. You can dial in the charing rate, and you can charge as few as 4 cells. Duratrax also has adapter plugs so you can charge your radio batteries while they are still in your radio, receiver packs and many more.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUF43&P=0
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im wanting to get a charger that will charge hump packs and batterys for m roto starter. i was lookinat this one on the clearmont webpage. will this charge at all different voltages???. will it charge a 6v nimh hump pack and my nicad 7.2 volt pack on my roto starter???.

http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...DC-Peak/Detail

how can you tell what voltages it will charge at???. will it slect the different voltages by it self????

i want a chager that will do everything besides lipo's
Try the Traxxas peak chargers they will charge a 7.2v and the Hump packs

Traxxas TRA3030X TRX AC Power Peak Detecting Charger. This is the perfect complement to your Traxxas EZ-Start system or other on-board starting systems. It automatically fast charges 5-Cell NiMH or Nicad receiver packs in about an hour, and includes an adapter so you can also charger your 7.2V starter battery packs. It is very easy to use - just plug it in and start charging! The charger uses a peak detection system to automatically shut off when your battery is fully charged. This prevents damage to your battery that can occur from overcharging. It also ensures your battery is charged to peak capacity.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:12 PM
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The traxxas charger is decent for hump packs, but it can only charge at a rate of 1 amp per hour. If you have a pack for your starter that is bigger than 3000mAh, it'll require about 3 hours or more to charge.
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get this and it will charge everything and most of them automatically, you can charge 2 at a time also. or you can discharge one and charge another, well worth the money, i love mine: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLCJ6&P=7
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MRC Smart brain 960.. i have it and love it... it will charge everything... 7.2 sticks, Reciver packs, and glow warmers
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MRC Smart brain 960.. i have it and love it... it will charge everything... 7.2 sticks, Reciver packs, and glow warmers
lol, didint you pay like 45 bux for it???
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The mrc smart brain 989 will charge any battery. atleast i don't know of a battery that it won't charge.

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

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I have a vastly inferrior charger that might work [link=http://xtm-dealer.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=198]Sport Charger[/link] it will charge something I bet [&:]
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nice charger bro, vastly inferior, lol.
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My MRC super brain 960 i paied 39.99 for my LHS guy gave me a discount.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:28 PM
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Looks like you got a deal. I think that for the every day person the 960 and 959 super brain chargers work perfectly. They charge the basic batteries they they would be using and are pretty cheap and very relialbe.
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