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Old 04-25-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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I currently have the Turnigy Accucel-6, It's a great charger, However, I'm looking to get a second charger, what do you guys think of these two and what power supply do you use???

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Thunder AC6 is another option, what do you guys think is the best of the Three
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The AC6 is an AC/DC charger - its the same 50watt output as the Accucel-6, just has its own power supply. And depending on which Accucel-6 you have, the later ones have a max charge rate of 6amps - orig ones had just 5amp max charge rate.

The other chargers mentioned are DC powered and they have more charger output power - Accucel-8 is a 150watt charger with a max 7 amps charge rate, the A-6-10 is a 20watt charger with a 10amp max charge rate. I have the GT Power A-6-10 charger, and suspect they make this for HK - its identical to mine. I use a 25amp 13.8v charger from radio shack I bought used here on the FS/T forum.

What are you looking to charge? The AC6 does not have charger output power of the other two you mentioned. Its ok with 2S, but above that, it will limit charge current to stay under its power limit extending charging times.
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The AC6 is an AC/DC charger - its the same 50watt output as the Accucel-6, just has its own power supply. And depending on which Accucel-6 you have, the later ones have a max charge rate of 6amps - orig ones had just 5amp max charge rate.

The other chargers mentioned are DC powered and they have more charger output power - Accucel-8 is a 150watt charger with a max 7 amps charge rate, the A-6-10 is a 20watt charger with a 10amp max charge rate. I have the GT Power A-6-10 charger, and suspect they make this for HK - its identical to mine. I use a 25amp 13.8v charger from radio shack I bought used here on the FS/T forum.

What are you looking to charge? The AC6 does not have charger output power of the other two you mentioned. Its ok with 2S, but above that, it will limit charge current to stay under its power limit extending charging times.
My Accucel-6 has a max charge rate of 5 AMPS, I wanted to purchase a second charger, I have 4 -2s 5000 MAh Lipo's and 4 NIMH traxxas packs as well as 2 - 2s Lipos 2200 Mah for my Mini's, I find the Accucel-6 gts pretty hot when charging the 5000 Mah packs so I was looking to get another to help it along..
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I will get 3s packs sooner or later just have to save up funds for it and make sure I want that type of speed..
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