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Old 10-09-2005, 05:20 PM
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I have bought 3 hump packs from the LHS, all 3 are 'Racers Edge' brand. One of them seems to work good. I have had it for about a month in my MT2 and have not had a problem. However, I bought the last two hump packs (same brand and everything but from a different shipment) about two weeks ago from the same LHS. They were both bad. They swapped one battery for me two times. The second they insisted would take a charge, and they were right it would take a charge, but it would not hold a charge. I finally left it there for almost a week for them to test and they finally replaced. However, I cannot get either one of the replacment batteries to hold a charge. I have been in their shop about 6 or 7 times atleast dealing with just these two batteries. I am sick of dealing with these batteries. If they swap them again, it will be for another 'Racers Edge' battery and I am not sure they would refund my money so I can buy another brand somewhere else.

So, what would you guys do? Should I keep nagging at them until they never want to see me again or should I just write it off, call it a loss and buy a couple batteries from Tower or elsewhere? I hate to ruin any relationship with them because that is where I buy my fuel and they have been very helpful despite the fact that they do not deal with CEN products. I am to the point that I do not want another 'Racers Edge' battery but I know they do not carry another brand.

Thanks in advace for your responses.
Old 10-09-2005, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: What Would You Do?

have u checked ur charger is working properly and delivering the right current etc?
Old 10-09-2005, 06:48 PM
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I have a cheap charger, only $10. I am thinking about just buying a second charger. I do need to test the charger, but it seems to charge one of the batteries good. I might just buy another charger and see if that helps.
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Get a good peak detection charger.
The batteries will propably be alright if they are cycled (charged then discharged) a few times.

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I have been pouring over chargers for the last couple hours. I am looking at this one made by DuraTrax:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD5&P=7

I am not sure it comes with the proper connector, but I was thinking I could just buy one of these:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXH440&P=7

Does anyone have any experience with this charger?
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This charger is one of the best.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAVN1&P=7

This one is right up there.
http://www.ehobbies.com/dyn4049.html

This is the one that I use.
http://www.ehobbies.com/rc-dyn-4036.html

All of them should come with the plug adapter to charge reciever packs. I know the Dynamite ones do so I am going to say the MRC one does also.


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Old 10-10-2005, 12:26 AM
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Yup the MRC does, thats the one I have...have found the voltage reads a little on the high side (calibration?) but doesnt affect its performance.
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Well. I visited the LHS tonight after work. They are sending the entire shipment of 'Racers Edge' hump packs back. Unfortunately, that means they have no hump packs in stock. I did purchase a decent charger. The only Dynamite brand they had in stock was the 'Vision Peak 2'. Here is a link to it:

http://www.ehobbies.com/rc-dyn-4044.html

It was only a couple dollars higher, and I get to use it now. The employee there said it is the one they sell the most and he uses it. So, now all I need are a couple decent batteries. Does anyone have a brand that they have had very good experiece with or a brand that I should stay away from? I did find some cheap hump packs here:

http://www.maxamps.com/index.html

Has anyone had any dealings with them? Their 1400 MAH NIMH hump pack is only $14.99 but the details are sketchy.

Thanks for all the help.
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Try here for the battery packs. http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/main.asp?sid=411835
This place has a very good reputation on the electric plane forums.

That charger should be fine for what you need it to do.


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