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Old 03-10-2006, 07:58 PM   #16
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Cell Master ..pcked one up from Speedtech Rc ...
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:26 PM   #17
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I have both the ICE and the Cell Master and honestly I do not see any major the difference between the two besides the price tag. For the money I say the ICE is the best charger on the market.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:51 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Andrew_Carter
Yer but its still Duratrax
Yeah, and???

I see so many people down on Duratrax, and I'm trying to figure out what was that one POS product that they made that earned them this label as 'low quality'?

I've had Duratrax speedcontrols, car stands, trucks(Mini-Quake), and two chargers(Intellipeak Pro and now ICE) and I have yet to find this mystery product.
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:57 PM   #19
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They probably aquired this lable because their products appeal to the newer people in the hobby who arn't experienced enough to realize the correct way to drive and maintain their equiptment. Some people would come and complain that their cars break, when it was merely their fault. The only specific product that gets a lot of complaints are the power supplies used for some of their chargers; they tend to fry easily.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:50 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by CypressMidWest
Go for the ICE. I too was very leery of the Duratrax name, but let's be honest, Duratrax doesn't build these things, they buy them from someone else, and rebadge them. It has plenty of Charge profilesenough for virtually anything, and it will charge virtually anything. If it discharged at 30 amps I'd get rid of my Turbo30!
The ICE seems to be a great bang for the buck. But don't be fooled by mere specs; ie the discharge currents! A CE turbo3X can discharge battery packs all day long at high current and not go poof (hence they are so bloody expensive!). I don't have an ICE(yet) but I do question how long you can discharge at 10amps(it's max?) for before something bad happens. Regardless of that, I'll probably buy one when I start flying again cause its affordable, small and so versatile!
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:55 PM   #21
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I have had the ICE for a few weeks. I am very happy with it. Just wish it was backlit but for the price you can't beat it.

Did I really care about the 10 amp dumper. Not really because I already had a 20 amp one that was separate from a charger.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:03 PM   #22
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The only negative I can see to the Ice is that it has no back light. Don't know if this helps James but I had to mention it.

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I'd personally recommend the Supernova Competition, take the ICE and add the backlight 20A and the temp sensor for about $15 more than the ice and ytou can't go wrong
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:51 AM   #24
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Team Orion Advantage Carbon edition simply the one used by pro racers and backyard bashers, and Lipo with 10 amps as well !
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:57 AM   #25
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Muchmore Cell Master has my vote too. It's very easy to use and the chager itself doesn't heat up. The cooling fan inside is very powerful and keeps the charger cooled at all times. It charges all types of batteries. Ni-Cd, Ni-Mh and Li-Po.

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muchmore if you only do electric.

ice if you do electric and nitro.
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:11 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by rocketron
take a look at the latest Orion charger, it charges LiPo's with adj amps that are higher than most car chargers anyway. With the added plus being they charge IB cell and others very very well.
I just got an ICE and all i have to say is WOW . Great Charger for the money, you just need to invest in a power supply, i just got a 15amp from radioshack, all you need.
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ice , ice, baby......you get the ice , ice , baby.....
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Go for the GFX if you can afford it, always upgradable to what is new. It does most of what you want and more, the only thing missing from what other chargers have is step charging (I think the fad has passed) and a motor dyno. If you can't afford to spend the money go with the ICE. I have not heard anything bad with these other than the low discharge rate.
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I just got an ICE and love it. Best bang for the buck.
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