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Old 03-12-2002, 04:01 PM   #31
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Default Apex Sigma

Well, I looked at the Sigma but it doesn't charge 4 cell batteries. I also run 12th scale and I need to be able to charge 4 cells.

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Old 03-12-2002, 06:46 PM   #32
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I have personally used the integy 16x3v2.5, the duratraxx digital intellipeak pulse charger, novak millenium, and now the integy 16X5. The duratraxx is probably the best low end charger for the money, the only difference this has compared to the integy 16x3v2.5 is that it does not include a rx pack charging connection in the back of the charger and does not include charger alligator clips. They both have a discharging feature, just that integy discharges at 2 amps. I never used it anyway. The novak millenium was great too, but false peaked a couple of times. I would prefer this over the duratraxx only because the threshold voltage can be adjusted according to your battery type. Even though the intellipeak has auto peak detect, I would still like the ability to adjust accordingly.
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Old 03-12-2002, 11:59 PM   #33
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Originally posted by DennisNyholm
Well, I looked at the Sigma but it doesn't charge 4 cell batteries. I also run 12th scale and I need to be able to charge 4 cells.
Dont know much about 1:12, but the Sigma Plus charge 4 cells. Just dont exceed 3 amps. The manual can be found here: www.apexhk.com
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Old 03-13-2002, 12:21 AM   #34
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If you want AC/DC, go with the Novak IONIC. Unbeatable quality with a power supply.
Dual mode: Ni-Cd linear & Novak Ni-MH2
Highly accurate Novak Ni-MH2 algorithm prevents false peaking & overcharging
Case Size: 5.10 x 4.20 x 2.80 (12.95 x 10.67 x 7.11 cm)
Weight: 22.56 oz., 640 grams (AC/DC model); 13.8 oz., 391 grams (DC only model)
0.5, 1.0, 4.0A constant linear charge
User-friendly interface with easy-to-see LEDs
Can be used with either AC or DC input voltage
Universal Input Voltage: 100-240 volts AC (UL/CE approved power supply); 12-15 volts DC
Charging Capability: 4-7 cells (1.2 volts DC per cell)
Dual inputs to internal (AC/DC model only) or external power supply
Detachable AC and DC cords
Reverse Input Voltage Protection
Built-in cooling fan

Battery conditioning
Thermal and Output Protection
User-replaceable output wires
Millennium-style DC input connector


If you want DC, go with the Competition Electronics Turbo 35. The reason why I say get this expensive charger is because its got all the features you'll ever need plus some. You get a charger with 3 repeaks. All your parameters are fully adjustable. Charge amperage(.1A-19.99A, trickle charge(yes or no, .5A), peak detection that doesn't get any accurate than this(.01V-.19V),long lockout(yes or no, 10 minute.), delay time between repeaks, pulse charging parameters for nicads. Now that's just the charge function. For Discharge, you can discharge anywhere from 10A-35A. Fully adjustable discharge cutoff( and even a function where you can discharge your pack using a simulated discharge like its actually being discharged by a motor-2 choices, Onroad and Offroad. Cycle mode for cycling battery packs. Set how many cycles you want to perform, how many cells, set the time between cycles(cool down period). Last but not least, a motor function. This lets you run a lathe or use it to break in new brushes. Set your volts.01V-7.99V and a time(I use 9999sec.) Yep its about $400 for one of these but I beleive its was well worth the money.

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Old 03-13-2002, 05:12 AM   #35
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I just got my T-35BL Stealth last night. First impressions are "Wow, What was i doing fooling around with the other chargers" I'll post a little more later once i have used it a little more, but i definately think it is worth dropping the four bills down for all the features.
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