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Old 06-11-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Lipo's, chargers, and switching over from Nimh

I would like to switch over to Lipo's, but I have a couple questions.....

I just don't know which charger to get! Any advice?
Any recommendations on battery brands?
Just any good advice on switching.
I want to switch my receiver, transmitter ----Futaba 3pm 2.4 ghz
And is it worth it to use lipos in the starter box?

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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I recently bought this charger:
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-POWER-BC6-Lip...742.m153.l1262

This charger is small and it does everything for all battery types including A123, Lipo/Litium Ion, NiMh, NiCad, 12volt Gel Cell. It charges, discharges, balances, fast charges, storage charge and it comes with all the most common connectors. If you decide to get this one, do not get into a bidding war beacause this guy has a lot of them and you will be able to get if for the minimum bid price.

The Hyperion chargers are good but you will be spending alt least three times as much.
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I would say common sense lipos..
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My personal preference is not with Common Sense packs. I had two of them that went to .3 volts total voltage, not the 3v/cell minimum that they should be, fot the 6v cut off. That's 5.7v lower voltage than the should be. These packs were receiver pack 7.4v 1500mAh's sitting on my shelf over the winter. The Losi packs seem alright but I have seen the wiring on three of them fail now. My favorite LiPo batteries are the Hyperion's (long life, decent price), or the HT (designed specifically for the receiver boxes).
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I have had great luck w/ Hyperion charger, and Protec Lipos. I use them in my M11 radio, Mugen starter box, and my 808 buggy, and Associated buggy before the Xray. The protech lipo regulater works good for me. My LHS sells them and of course Amain.......
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