R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
Tech Addict
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nebraska USA
Posts: 614
Default Has anyone tried this charger...

The ElectriFLY Triton DC Peak charger from Tower Hobbies. This thing looks nice and has all the great features for only $129.99. Also has a built in fan and a 1 year warranty. Has anyone tried this charger? How long have you had it and what did you think of it?
Nightbreed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2003, 07:14 AM   #2
Tech Elite
popsracer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Has anyone tried this charger


What is the maximum charge rate? If it's less than 5.0amps, I wouldn't even consider it.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2003, 09:37 AM   #3
Tech Master
c-lyon's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,702
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)

According to RCCA it charges 1 to 24 nicads or nimhs @ .1 to 5A, 1 to 4 lithium-ion @ 2.5A, 1 to 3 lithium-poly @ 1A, and 6V, 12V, and 24V lead acid batteries. I think you still have to drive the car though!
c-lyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2003, 12:24 PM   #4
Tech Addict
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Nebraska USA
Posts: 614
Default I'm not sure what the charge rates are...

I don't know what the charge rates are, I'll have to check. Do you guys charge higher than 5 Aamps. In the past I have always charged them at 5amps. Is this wrong? I don't have any Nmh batteries, but do they require higher charge rates? This charger sound too good to be true. Does anyone have one?
Nightbreed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 18

You can charge higher than 5 amps with nimh but you will compromise the life of the battery. Some nimh, like the sanyo 3300's should definitely not be charged above 5 amps.

The advantage of higher rates of course is higher output voltage, which is key for stock racing. 2400 Nicads can take a higher charge rate so that's why they are still used by some, including myself.
dicey is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TD: RC18mt RTR, LRP Comp Charger, (2)GP4200 Matched for Lipo Charger/Battery...LOOK!! smarking1212 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 10-08-2008 03:25 PM
FS: Duratrax ICE Charger, Great Planes Triton Charger, & MRC Power Supply wrxnfx R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 15 08-20-2008 10:33 AM
Mini-V, Lipo charger, Nimh/Nicd charger, Starter, AIRBOAT CustomTrendzInc R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 11-08-2007 02:08 PM
Duratrax IntelliPeak DC Only Mini Pulse Charger & Towerhobbies charger$25.00(Shipped) xsxracing R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 10-13-2007 02:51 PM
Integy 16x7v6 Charger (with 30 amp discharge), Tamiya F201, Astro Flight 109 Charger 403forbidden R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 05-07-2005 07:08 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:26 AM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0