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Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger

Old 12-31-2004, 08:49 PM
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Default Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger

This charger charges linear which is better for nimh than pulse which the intellipeak charegrs run and which cost more. Also it has a mv/cell so u can charge nimh at the right levels and its only $50 , I live in the UK and most good chargers cost $160 and up, what is bad about this charger as I havent heard of many people using it.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:27 PM
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Default RE: Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger

pulse is better, it detects the delta peak so it does not over charge (nimh's cant over charge or they vent), also this charger heats up alot, really heats up, the higher power the batery, the hotter the charger will get, i had mine get to the point where i could not put my hand on it. >>>the best charger is the mrc super brain 959<<< it is cheap and charges good (around $50 now)!
Old 01-01-2005, 01:14 PM
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Default RE: Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger

Ive heard alot of people say that there Superbrains fale peak alot and get very hot. Also, linear is better for nimhs, thats why the lrp pulsar and novak millenium use it and dont use pulse as its harmful to nimh. If it gets way too hot fine but pulse is not good for nimhs. Pulse is a charge mode and cannot detect delta peak as its a mode, the charger sets the threshold.
Old 01-01-2005, 04:08 PM
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Default RE: Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger

I have one. I use it to charge 1900 mah NiCd's and 3300 mah NiMH just fine. I charge 2 battery's back to back and it doesn't get that hot. Maybe in the summer time when the ambient temp is higher yeah it can get pretty toasty, but I just throw a fan blowing on it since I want both the battery and the charger running cooler anyway. Remember heat destroys.

The really good thing about this charger for the money is that you can set your trickle charge to 0 for NiMH because it's not recommend to keep them trickled after the fast charge. That was my primary concern.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:50 PM
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Yeah in Oregon EVERYONE has one they rock

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