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Old 06-14-2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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I need a good nihm charger for my transmitter and reciever that will charge in a good amount of time with trickle charge.

will this get the job done? It's 50$ me like
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If you are talking about the superbrain 959/960, it is a good charger for nimh and nicd, but if you ever plan on going lipo you may want to spend the money on a lipo compatible charger from the get go. I know I wish I would have.

This is IMO one of the best.
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I need a good nihm charger for my transmitter and reciever that will charge in a good amount of time with trickle charge.

will this get the job done? It's 50$ me like
Theres no such thing as a fast trickle charge Dreaux..trickle is meant to be slow and steady..allowing the battery to take more charge, and not overheat..

I would advise you to stay away from Lipos for awhile they are a whole new thing to learn and they need to be balanced and charged and you cant let them discharge too much or they are shot...they can also be very dangerous, and you can burn up your entire car..
here is the charger I use, and it works great..will charge any NiMH or NICD battery, and also gel cells..This is all you will need unless you switch to Lipo in the future.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...C-Peak-Charger
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Theres no such thing as a fast trickle charge Dreaux..trickle is meant to be slow and steady..allowing the battery to take more charge, and not overheat..

I would advise you to stay away from Lipos for awhile they are a whole new thing to learn and they need to be balanced and charged and you cant let them discharge too much or they are shot...they can also be very dangerous, and you can burn up your entire car..
here is the charger I use, and it works great..will charge any NiMH or NICD battery, and also gel cells..This is all you will need unless you switch to Lipo in the future.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...C-Peak-Charger
what i meant was a charger that will charge my battery quickly and also has a tiricke function in case i leave it pluged up and forget about it.
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what i meant was a charger that will charge my battery quickly and also has a tiricke function in case i leave it pluged up and forget about it.
The one I recommended does both and switches to trickle automatically, as well as really loud beeping when your battery is charged. I love mine it works great and for $40 its worth every penny..Plus if theres no power at the track, you can hook it up to your car battery
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I like it jazz but it looks like i will have to get some new connectors.
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jaz240 makes some good points i have a venom pro it is a good
charger but I'm looking at some chargers that will charge two batteries
at the same time you my give this some thought since you are looking
at chargers buy smart not twice
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The Duratrax Onyx line of chargeres are good. Here is one that is $50. They range from $40-$90. I have the 230 and it is great. I don't trust Anything without a LCD screen. You can see your mAh, battery voltage, and a bunch of other things.
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I had both an Onyx 200 and 230, sold the 230 when I got rid of my Slash, still use the 200 for my receiver pack, works like a charm. The 230 will do almost anything in regards to batteries, but you will need an external balancer if you go LiPo.
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I agree about the LCD screen. I like to see exactly what is going on. Without a screen you can't see what the charger is doing.

The suprebrain 959/960 is a great charger for the money. Try to get the 960 because it has much better buttons. The 959 buttons wear out quickly. It has a screen, and is very easy to use. Never false peaks and can be plugged into the wall or a 12V DC source. I still use my 959 on a weekly basis to charge my reciever packs and glo ignitors. If you can get it for $50 it's a steal.
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I use multiple charger's... MRC 989, Duratrash Ice, and Check point TC-1030....all work great No complaints.
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I have a MRC 977 and a hyperion 606. The 977 I have says it will charge 1-3 cel lipo, I know the new charger says it wont. The 977 charger is great because it will charge 2 different batteries even 2 different types at the same time at different rates. It is missing a cycle function.

The hyperion 606 is my favorite charger. It is silent and provides a superior charge to the batteries. I am not sure why, but when I charge my glow igniter with the 977 the meter does not register as high as when I charge with the hyperion. This is just something I have noticed.

If you have a power supply then hyperion makes a dual charger (610) if not then I would get 2 606's. I will get another one as soon as I switch to lipo on the receiver pack. I am just waiting for the hitec 7950 servos to be released.
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Get a Superbrain 977 and one of those Octapus/Squid charging adapters.
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