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Old 04-04-2022, 08:47 AM
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Hi all, I tried to go to Duralite site but it is gone. Did they shut down the operation?

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Old 04-04-2022, 09:13 AM
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I just now asked Lisa at Dreamworks (terrific people, by the way) what’s going on at Duralite. Seems Duralite has actually been out of business for a couple of years, and the shuttering of the website has finally reflected reality.
Old 04-04-2022, 09:18 AM
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I bought batteries from them two weeks ago and received them so I am sure they were not out of business for a couple of years. But, maybe they now shut down.
Old 04-05-2022, 06:43 AM
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What's everyone doing for battery packs with mpx connectors now? I enjoyed the peace of mind that the double redundancy of the duralite packs provided.
Old 04-05-2022, 06:58 AM
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Chief Aircraft has a bunch of DL batteries in stock from the looks of it.

Old 04-05-2022, 07:00 AM
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Confirmed, website is gone.
Old 04-05-2022, 08:41 AM
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Yeap!
I was trying their site, no go.

Like he said, Chief A has them.

Old 04-05-2022, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CARS II View Post
Yeap!
I was trying their site, no go.

Like he said, Chief A has them.
Don't count on it. Chief is notorious for it's website NOT having accurate information on which items are in stock. The only way to verify if they have the items is to call......
Old 06-21-2022, 12:19 PM
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Iíve enjoyed using the Duralite batteries since 2007. I was looking for them, just today and came to the realization they are out of business. Wherever you may find them moving forward, keep in mind, thereís no warranty as the vendors that may still have any canít go back to Duralite. Fromeco has a very good product in the lithium ion 2s packs. A couple of my IMAC flying friends have been using them for years. Iím sure there are others out there but itís a suggestion. Good luck.
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https://rcbattery.com/ one of the electric guys at our field swears by this place. He said it was the hobby king battery guy that went off on his own and is very careful about quality.
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Originally Posted by jofunk View Post
https://rcbattery.com/ one of the electric guys at our field swears by this place. He said it was the hobby king battery guy that went off on his own and is very careful about quality.
I use these batteries in my turbines and edf's. They work great. MSCGUY in another thread does alot of battery test and reviews and the Liperior batteries received a very favorable evaluation.
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Old 06-23-2022, 03:45 AM
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If you’re after 7.2V receiver batteries then take a look at the Jeti Model batteries. They offer a range of 2S2P Li-Ion batteries and they come supplied with an MPX connector and separate charge lead.
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Being a Duralite battery user from my very first jet and being very satisfied with the quality of there battery it is to bad that they are gone. I have to ask does anyone know of a manufacture that has the same internal balance feature that was offered by Duralite?

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Advanced Radio/Booma RC have a similar product.

Check the link for add-on balancing circuits. While they claim that they are made “specifically” for a particular version of their own batts, I have found in limited testing that they balance my LIFE’s which I purchased elsewhere. Seems to me these are pretty much the same as Duralite used to do (I was also a huge Duralite fan!) except that Duralite put the circuit inside the pack’s shrink wrap and these are add-ons. In my one and only jet using these thus far, I simply plugged them into the balance port and, rather than having the circuit dangling or flopping around I attached it to the battery pack with a dab of hot glue.

https://www.boomarc.com/en/search?ad...true&orderBy=4

EDIT: Here also is the page for their batteries with add-on balancing circuits as a mere $5 option.

https://www.boomarc.com/en/batteries

AND this page with what appears to be L-ion batts with state-of-charge circuit built in

https://www.boomarc.com/en/ar-li-smart-battery

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Old 06-26-2022, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by highhorse View Post
Advanced Radio/Booma RC have a similar product.

Check the link for add-on balancing circuits. While they claim that they are made ďspecificallyĒ for a particular version of their own batts, I have found in limited testing that they balance my LIFEís which I purchased elsewhere. Seems to me these are pretty much the same as Duralite used to do (I was also a huge Duralite fan!) except that Duralite put the circuit inside the packís shrink wrap and these are add-ons. In my one and only jet using these thus far, I simply plugged them into the balance port and, rather than having the circuit dangling or flopping around I attached it to the battery pack with a dab of hot glue.

https://www.boomarc.com/en/search?ad...true&orderBy=4

EDIT: Here also is the page for their batteries with add-on balancing circuits as a mere $5 option.

https://www.boomarc.com/en/batteries

AND this page with what appears to be L-ion batts with state-of-charge circuit built in

https://www.boomarc.com/en/ar-li-smart-battery

Thanks, I will check it out.

Robert

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