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Old 04-05-2015, 12:38 PM   #16
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Wurd! I have been researching for a little while and have not found one better in specs so far. I consider it to be the modern day turbo 30. While some might feel chargers like these are overkill, I can't agree seeing how its plenty expandable.
All my planes and helis are nitro but I'm slowly turning over to superior electrics.

Exactly! I mainly have nitro cars and only one electric but who knows, I might want to get into flying someday and with the PL8 I should be set. Not to mention all the options and features available when you connect your pc!!
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Edit - sorry pocket typed.
Anyhow I will prolly end up going with this one unless someone can point me to something better, but not likely. I am interested to see what all the PL8 can do first hand with the PC link.

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Old 04-05-2015, 02:58 PM   #18
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I heard the best charger is the revolectrics power lab. Whats everyones opinions on that one?
I have the PL8 and a icharger 4010 duo. Both are really good chargers, I've never had an issue charging lipos with either.

That being said, I like the easier navigation of the icharger. The PC link is nice for the PL8 (had mine running on an Windows XP install on my Mac), but honestly, the icharger interface is easier to deal with at the track.

Although; I suppose if you already have your laptop at the track for other things, it's less of a big deal.

I also like being able to discharge at higher amperages using the 4010 and a resistor bank, the PL8 doesn't do high amperage discharge unless it is hooked up to a car battery.

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Old 04-06-2015, 02:00 PM   #19
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Spend a little more now, spend less later in life. I don't have any arguments against the Ichargers but I decided to get this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDUKM&P=ML
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Spend a little more now, spend less later in life. I don't have any arguments against the Ichargers but I decided to get this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDUKM&P=ML
Wow....almost $300 for an 800W charger. Oh but thats really only 400W per port. Oops, only with a 24V PSU so if you have just a 12V, its 200W per channel.

I'll spend less and get more, thanks anyways.
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