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Old 05-26-2019, 08:48 PM
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Default Best dual lipo charger

Hi there.

I am in need of a good dual lipo charger.

I want to charge two 3s lipos for my erevo. I would prefer to be able to charge them fast.

please give me a couple links to which ones should I consider looking at.
Old 05-27-2019, 04:25 AM
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What does "fast" mean to you?
Are you wanting an AC/DC charger with built in power supply?
You will need to look at chargers that are at least 12 amps 150 watts each channel. That would handle charging packs up to 5700mAh at a 2C charge rate (roughly 30 minutes). I would not recommend going over a 2C charge rate for LiPo batteries unless you totally understand the risks.

If on a low budget, I'd have a look at something like this....https://www.banggood.com/Charsoon-An...r_warehouse=CN
If I was to splurge on a charger, I'd get something like this...https://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-308duo.html
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My icharger has been super reliable
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Sorry my model is a 4010
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Sheesh! These things are expensive.
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Originally Posted by thegrindre View Post
Sheesh! These things are expensive.
You talking about chargers in general are expensive? It all depends on what you are charging and how fast you want to do it.
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Originally Posted by Eazy1970 View Post
My icharger has been super reliable
Yeah, I've heard it's worth all the money you spend on it.
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Can charge at 7.0 and up to 6s as it comes out of the box for $99.99 plus shipping

https://pacificrcjets.com/collections/skymaster-x-treme-jets-accessories/products/venom-pro-duo-80w-x2-dual-ac-dc-7a-lipo-lihv-nimh-rc-battery-balance-charger

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Thanks for the link Desertlakesflying
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
What does "fast" mean to you?
Are you wanting an AC/DC charger with built in power supply?
You will need to look at chargers that are at least 12 amps 150 watts each channel. That would handle charging packs up to 5700mAh at a 2C charge rate (roughly 30 minutes). I would not recommend going over a 2C charge rate for LiPo batteries unless you totally understand the risks.

If on a low budget, I'd have a look at something like this....https://www.banggood.com/Charsoon-An...r_warehouse=CN
If I was to splurge on a charger, I'd get something like this...https://www.progressiverc.com/icharger-308duo.html
I changed my mind since the suggestion in my earlier post.

For me, it's all about specs and ability. Every time I buy a charger, I learn some things about specs and my needs. I started out in 2010 with 2S LiPo packs and iMax-ish 80watt chargers. Many RCs, and 4S packs later...one needs a charger with better power to be able to run non stop all day long. I am happy to be able to charge a 4S, or 6S pack at 2C~3C charge rates. A 15Amp charger will do me well. Stock/spec class racing is always about pushing the limits of batteries and motors. If I plan to get back into spec/stock class racing ("money pit")...I'll head in the direction of a iCharger 30A~40A charger for sure.

The spec that I now look at when picking out a charger is IR (internal resistance) measuring, and balance current. Balance charging is sometimes a waiting game at the end of a charge if cells are not close. The charger (arriving at door step shortly) I just purchased, has a balance current of 1600mAh x 2 (dual port charger).


That's three to five times faster than my past chargers that were only in the 300mAh ~ 500mAh balancing range. A lot chargers out there fall into the 300mAh ~ 500mAh range.

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