It is time for a second charger. My first Charger is a millenium pro and just cant keep up with charging the batteries for 2 sedan oval TC3s, 1 Losi XXXs Touring, and an 18t all at the same time! EESH!
Here are the options I think are important: Want a charger that can charge LiPos as well as Nimh. Like the idea of step charging... seems to make sense. Would like to have motor run in and slave driving for lathe... And dont want to have to worry about someone lifting a Turbo 35 from my table and running like mad!
I have looked at:
Much more CTXC - $235 with discharge tray... Nice charger but seems a bit complicated for me. Has seemingly infinite set up options (including step charge) but doesnt have motor break in/comm lathe power option.
INDI 16x8v6 - $260 - Again - seems to be a nice charger.. Pros are 30A discharge, Motor Break in and slave drive 0-9amps, Does LiPo too, Might be AC/DC from description - not sure. Also might have step charging.. again - not sure. Bonus is a built in dyno (for RPMs)
Duratrax ICE - $120 - Cant believe I am actually thinking of a duratrax but for the price how can you not? Charges LiPos, Has motor break in and slave drive, 4 step charging, Easy to use... Inexpensive temp sensor option.... This is HALF the price of the others... so if it craps out prematurely I can buy another one and still be $$ ahead.
Please share your thoughts...