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Old 03-29-2003, 12:09 PM
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Default Need Help Selecting a Charger

OK i found all the following;

Triton
http://towerhobbies.com/products/gr...s/gpmm3150.html

Cirrus Cycle Pro
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/350370.asp

Dymond Super Turbo
http://www.rc-dymond.com/Chargers/20156SuperSmart.htm

Schulze isl 6-330
http://www.rc-direct.com/schulzeisl6330.htm

FMA Super Nova 250S
http://www.nesail.com/FMA/supenova.htm

DuraTrax Piranha AC/DC Digital Peak Charger
http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html

MPI CH-816 Peak Charger/Discharger
http://www.hobbyracer.com/mpi-9.htm

I like the Cirrus Cycle pro the most it seems to have the features i need
But I dont know enough about batteries and there needs to make the best choice !!!!

I fly planes and helis i have 4 cell 4.8v 700mA & 1000ma, 5 cell 6v 1450mA RX also TX 8 cell 1000mA and various others some are Nicad some NiMh

I want to be able to quick charge, trickle charge, Peak charge, Discharge and cycle my batteries

Would someone be kind enough to look this over and tell me which one is the right one for me !!!!

Thanks, Mike
Old 03-30-2003, 03:05 AM
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Default Need Help Selecting a Charger

I use a Sirus Charge Pro, it is only a charger so you will need something to discharge you pack if you what to cycle your batteries (a good idea). The Sirus charger is a 12VDC charger that can be used with your field batt. or plugged into the lighter of your car.

I charge one plane and transmitter on the way to the field and the other at the field. This charger is fully automatic and has corrected batteries that other charger/cycler said was no good.

I think they are about $110 now and worth every bit of that.
Old 03-30-2003, 03:31 PM
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Default Chargers

Ditto on the Sirius charger...but get their tester too, so you can discharge and test the capacity as well.
IMHO, it's all you really need.

Cheers, Nigel
Old 03-31-2003, 07:38 AM
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Default Need Help Selecting a Charger

And if you are prepared to pay and get the Caddilac / Rolls Royce of chargers buy the Schulze and get everything in one unit. It charges/discharges, cycles......etc etc and is generally recognised at teh best on the market !

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