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Old 04-13-2018, 12:18 AM
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I have used the Icharger 1010B+ in many years now and has been pretty happy with them, but at the end off last season I notice that they stopped charging at ca 41,7 and I have been thinking about get them calibrated or to buy new ones .
so I have looked at the Cellpro10XP and The icharge 3010B , so guys ...what do you use and why?
Old 04-13-2018, 05:15 AM
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Rune,

I have used the CellPro 10xp for a long time and they really do work great. No issues noted out of mine what so ever. Over the past year I have been using the Icharger 4010 with great results. I have been very happy with this charger. It allows me to charge 2 10s packs on 1 charger as well as use the discharge and cycle feature that they have. Out of the two chargers if I were to purchase 2 Cellpro's or 1 4010 I would say go with the 4010.

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Old 04-13-2018, 06:09 AM
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Rune,

I used to use Cellpro 10S & now use the iCharger 4010, Charge a set of 10S batteries on each of the 2 channels, works very well.

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I have used the 10s and 10XP Love them. I am a bit OCD and like the individual cell Resistance readings of the Cellpro.
Old 04-13-2018, 09:28 AM
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I have two ISDT Q6 Plus 300W chargers. They have the smartest balance system I've seen so far and don't take up much room. I've got both cellpro and ichargers and these will run rings around them!
Don't be put off by the small size.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:37 AM
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I have two ISDT Q6 Plus 300W chargers. They have the smartest balance system I've seen so far and don't take up much room. I've got both cellpro and ichargers and these will run rings around them!
Don't be put off by the small size.
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only 6 s , need at least 10s
Old 04-13-2018, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RuneG View Post

only 6 s , need at least 10s
Right. I bought two. Street price is only about $60 each.
After buying one to try out, I bought a second one soon after.

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Old 04-13-2018, 03:00 PM
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After using the new Venom chargers for some time I am a big fan...

https://pacificrcjets.com/collection...alance-charger

https://pacificrcjets.com/collection...alance-charger
Old 04-13-2018, 05:23 PM
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From someone who mainly flies glow, I'm very happy with my two 10XP, been using them for over three years now. The only thing I've a bit of an issue is their stock electric fan, but you can replace them with aftermarket one from F3A Unlimited.

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Old 04-13-2018, 06:13 PM
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Just a quick look and came up with this table:
CHARGER Input Charge power Cost
Cellpro 10xp DC [email protected], [email protected] $160
Venom Pro Duo DC & AC 2x80W $100
Venom Pro Quad DC & AC 4x100W $230
2ea. ISDT Q6 DC 2x300W $120
iCharger 4010 DC 2x1400 $349

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Old 04-14-2018, 03:00 PM
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The 10s has a good storage setting that will bring your packs up to 50% charging at 1C
The XP storage mode first discharges then charges at less than 1 amp taking forever to get to 50% if you have large capacity packs.
I had hoped that cellpro would do a firmware update so the storage setting on the XP would charge at 1C like the10s but I got no response from cellpro
Old 04-15-2018, 07:45 AM
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I have been using 3 CellPro 10s for over 6 years to allow triple redundency. These three charges are used almost weekly to charge 10s packs at 6A.

Only twice, I need to send one of the three chargers back. The cost is $60 (fixed rate?) to fix it.

I would buy CellPro units again, for durability and quality.
Old 04-15-2018, 12:18 PM
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I agree. Excellent chargers. I just wanted people to be aware that the XP does not have a useful storage setting for large capacity packs. I wish they would do a firmware update to solve the issue.
Old 04-15-2018, 10:40 PM
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Hi
thanks for input , i checked my chargers ones more and found that if they are Connected to the batteries for some time after they are finished (its enough With maybe 10-15 min) the batteries has dropped 0,2-0,4V som if I disconnect when they are finnished I got 41,98 on battery and got 42,02 on charger so so fare I think they are ok , but I think I start changing them soon any way they are maybe 4-5 years so the have soon done their job.

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