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Old 02-19-2006, 09:47 PM
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Default MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

I'm looking for a charger to charge my rx pack on my lst2(1100mah) and some 7.2v batteries. Can the 959 do the batteries I want it to do? Also is there any other chargers I sould look at in the $50 range that will do what I want to charge?
Old 02-19-2006, 09:51 PM
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

yes, it will do ok and a better choice may be the digital piranha by duratrax.

http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Thanks for the super quick response now with these chargers(this may sound like a stupid question) do I need special connectors to connect my rx pack to the charger?
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Yes, you will need some kinda adapter to go to tamiya connector for the 959, the digital piranha will accept a bare wire connector. I do not know which connector the lst has on it's rx pack, but you can buy one or make one.
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDUG8&P=M]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDUG8&P=M[/link]
Will this work?

Heres a link to the rx battery and it shows the connector...hope it helps http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSB9950

Sorry for all the questions...I don't know a lot about battery chargers.
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Those bare wires will plug into the spring connectors on the piranha.
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

U-dud thanks for all the info!
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGXA1&P=7

this may be it.
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Thanks I think I'm gonna go with the Duratrax 1 because I've been reading all over the net and I see a lot of people like the Duratrax over the 959. Thanks for all the info!
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

i've got a 959 which i don't trust anymore it WILL fry some battery packs for you, i've had some too hot to touch.
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Well I got my digital piranha charger today and was wondering whats the max amps I can charge my reciever pack safely. It's an 1100 mah pack so I'm guessing 1.1 amps?
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Tiny batts like that will get too hot at 1C. If they are AA then a max of about 1/2 amp (or less)
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Default RE: MRC Super Brain 959 any good?

Ok, thanks. U-dud you really know what your talking about.
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