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BILLYGUNN187 09-28-2012 02:40 PM

good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 


Just wondering if anyone can lead me in the right direction to purchase a decent and low cost lipo charger/balancer...and also will charge nimh and nicd batteries as well??? thanks</p>

Dads like rc too 09-28-2012 06:23 PM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 
This is a good low cost charger that will charge everything

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thunder-AC6-...item27c6f07102

BILLYGUNN187 09-28-2012 06:37 PM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 
thanks so much....i am new to the rc world from a long absence in rc...so trying to get things figured out...i want to stay around 300 and was looking at the epx pro with a lipo and charger or the avalanche xte stock...both around the same price so im not sure what to purchase...any suggestions?

nitrosportsandrunner 09-29-2012 08:27 AM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 

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ORIGINAL: BILLYGUNN187

thanks so much....i am new to the rc world from a long absence in rc...so trying to get things figured out...i want to stay around 300 and was looking at the epx pro with a lipo and charger or the avalanche xte stock...both around the same price so im not sure what to purchase...any suggestions?
the thunder AC6 (i love mine) will charge a 2s 5000mah lipo in 1 hour. which will give you almost a half hour of runtime in the volcano.

The stock charger on the avalanche will take like 2 or 3 hours PER lipo. So, figure 5-6 hours to charge both packs. And you get about 15 minutes of runtime per charge.
So, if you get a avalanche or 8e, you will still want a better charger.


BILLYGUNN187 09-29-2012 09:32 AM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 
ok nitro good to know thank you

bpohl 09-30-2012 08:26 AM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 
I am using the Turnigy Accucel-6 and the Accucel-8 , both are fairly cheap. You can purchase them from Hobby King, also run the Turnigy Nano-Tech batteries and have had really good luck with the Lipos.  Both chargers require a ac/RC adapter. I converted a old power supply from a computer to one and run chargers on it. Works great with no issues!

Dads like rc too 09-30-2012 02:07 PM

RE: good cheap lipo charger/balancer????
 
Love the Turnigy batteries. Less than $20 from Hobbyking for a 2s 3300 mah. Currently get a solid twenty minutes out of it.


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