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Old 08-22-2007, 05:57 AM   #31
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And dont forget the MRC chargers. the only charger you should stay away from is the 969 ( nine, SIX, nine ). this was the charger with lipo problems...

But, i have a superbrain 989 charger, the newest one, and it works perfectly. i have used it with lipo's, and nothing fishy has happened. NO lipo issues. its great with nixx bats too.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:29 AM   #32
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im pretty happy with my much more slient charger and checkpoint TC 1030. they get the job done pretty well. good price too.

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Originally Posted by ROBORAT View Post
im pretty happy with my much more slient charger and checkpoint TC 1030. they get the job done pretty well. good price too.

ROBO : sir, how much did you get for the checkpoint TC 1030, thanks
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:58 AM   #34
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I've been using an Astroflight 109 for years and it has been a great lipo only charger.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:21 AM   #35
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any feedback on the multiplex 5014?

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Old 08-23-2007, 07:00 AM   #36
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wyl, it is pretty good. It's in a competitive market, so make sure you check out the other brands and compare its features and price.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:56 AM   #37
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:32 AM   #38
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For me the SAFEST and the most easiest to use is the cellpro from FMA. It charges and balances at the same time. It can do 2s 3s 4s at max 4amp charging. Very simple to use, just plug in your pack via the balance plugs and thats it. Plug and play and walk away. The best feature I like the most is the fuel guage.

Check out it's feature

) Adjustable current from 0.25A to 3A in ľ amp increments. It can charge any size battery.
2) Auto Amp feature detects current of all sized packs. You can charge a 50mAh pack right after a 6400mAh pack without making any adjustments.
3) Can charge up to 24Ah packs in a single charge.
4) Low Voltage Restore repairs over discharged packs. Over discharge down to 0.5 volt per cell will be repaired to 98%.
5) Charges 1 to 4 cells individually just like a cell phone charger. That means it is impossible to start a fire.
6) Display is accurate to 10mV.
7) Cell Balance is accurate to 10mV. (That is 10/1000 of a volt!)
8) Shows Charge Amps and Amp Hours accurate to 1%.
9) Runs on 10 to 16 volt power supplies up to 5 amps.
10) Charges competitors batteries with the appropriate adapter. The will balance just like the Kokam cells.
11) Can charge thru the node connector without the Deans. This is convenient for top off charging in the aircraft.
12) Charge and control accuracy not degraded by charge lead length. Use up to six feet if you choose.
13) Can charge 1Ah and smaller packs at 3C for a 20 min to 95% charge. Full charge is 28 min!
14) Fuel gauge eliminates the guessing of battery capacity. It shows 0 to 100% and is accurate to 5%.
15) Fuel gauge instantly tells the state of the battery and allows quick 15 min fast charges in between flights.
16) All LiPos can be topped off without any danger of overcharge.
17) Can charge physically damaged packs without the danger of fire.
18) Cold weather charge mode protects batteries from over charge in the winter.
19) PC viewer software allows graphing of individual cell performance.
20) Can be directly tied with the West Mountain discharger for complete cell by cell analysis.
21) Input and output are reverse polarity protected.
22) Shows 21 different error codes to describe any problem.
23) Error codes can be reset with the press of a button.
24) Three screens show individual cell voltages, amps, amp hours, fuel gauge and charger operating mode.
25) Total plug and play without any user intervention.
26) Over temperature protection allows operation in any climate.
27) Charger runs at 90% efficiency, which means it generates very little heat.
28) The charger will handle continuous 3 amp current indefinitely up to 100 deg F ambient. Then there is a high temperature mode that drops the current down to 1.5 amps max. So, if someone tries to charge in the hot sun, the charger wonít be damaged from overheating.
29) The fuel gauge maintain 5% accuracy over the entire voltage range.
30) Charges one to four cells in series.
31) High performance microprocessor makes 14 safety checks per clock cycle even down to validating connector pin integrity.
32) Does all the above seamlessly and automatically. If you donít care and donít want to know, then all you need to know is that you can plug in a pack and leave the unit to do its job and never worry about fires, unbalanced cells, or swollen packs.

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Old 09-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #39
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The best Lipo charger depends on your needs. I thought about buying the CellPro 4s but the shrink wrapped "case" irked me. Also, I run nitro and flashlight with nimh cells so I didn't really find the CellPro to much of a value (~$85 with shipping) since it can only do Lipo.

I thought about one of the Bantam charger but they all seemed pretty pricey. Perhaps they are worth it for the RC flyer who uses a high cell count and has a huge investment in Lipo's but for my 1/18th scale lipo needs the Bantam chargers seemed like overkill. Same for the Hyperion EOS 1210I (~$160 without balancer).

I also considered those knock-off China versions of the Bantam chargers, such as the RCPower and the Imax chargers, but every thread I read on them said they had poor quality control and unreliable.

What I decided on is the Hyperion EOS 5i DP and the LBA10 balancer. Through www.allerc.com the combo was ~$109 shipped with the data cable. With this combo I can charge Lipo, Nimh, and gell cell batteries. I can balance the lipo cells and see the individual voltage of each cell as it's charging.

Really it all comes down to your needs. No reason spending a lot on a charger if you will never use 90% of the features.
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