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Old 04-12-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Reciever pack charging

I'm a Nitro guy and I know nothing about batteries. I have one Dynamite 5cell NiCD hump pack for my Hyper 8. It came with a 150mA charger so it takes like 8 hours to charge the pack. Is there something I can buy to charge my pack faster? Maybe discharge and have peak detection or whatever?? There was a guy at the track who had a small charger that was 12VDC that he hooked up to a car battery. He said they arent made anymore. Is there anything cheap for charging Rx packs? Or do I just need to get a 200 dollar charger?
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Old 04-12-2006, 06:42 AM   #2
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Your best bet is an electric rc charger. This will allow you charge, and in most cases cycle, you TX & RX packs.

You have 2 choices, get an AC/DC like the Associated Quasar Pro, or the MRC superbrain....or get a DC, but you will need a 12v power supply as well.

If you go the DC route there are far more options, look in the for sale section on this forum.

LRP Pulsar
Integy Indi - there are a lot, some bargains here, just make sure it charges NiMh
Duratrax

all good options
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ICE-ICE baby.

Duratrax ICE...it'll do anything and it's $120.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:23 AM   #4
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+$$$$ for a Power supply
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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Or for less thsi will do all kinds of cells, and if I remember correctly al MRC chargers come with a power supply.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLTW4&P=7
Yes I know it isn't here yet but it will be soon and for Nitro it will do all that you will ever need.
NiCd, NiMh, Lipo, LiOn, Lead Acid (yea for the 12V gell cells in your starter boxes)
So even if you do upgrade to Lipo receiver packs,
Or use stick packs in your starter box or Gell Cells you are covered back to front...
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
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Default Duratrax, your best bet for the money!

Duratrax makes a lower end charger that sells for 54.99 at our local hobby shop. it has adjustable apms anywhere from 1-5 amps

It can charge a NICD the older cell technology or the newer NIMH

http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxp4005.html
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+$$$$ for a Power supply
He was asking for a DC charger, wasn't he? He asked about one that hooked to a car battery...right?
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Yeah plus I could charge using the 12V gel cell in my starter box...
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The one I posted was ac/dc, but has optional clips to connect to a car battery, so you still can't lose, plus you will always have the ability to take it indoors and plug it in the wall. do you always want to run to the garage to charge a pack even if your not at the track?
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For a receiver pack, charge it slow. You don't need any kind of power out of it like you would with an electric car. The more time it takes to get into the battery, the more time the power will be there. When I have the time, I charge at 100mAh.
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The Piranha work's soo Good , Some Elect' Guy's use 2.
Mine works great, 3 yrs .
Heard it was discontinued then saw more on the shelf?
It was what I told,wanted 3 buddys to Buy.
Realy dove into 1/18 this winter so I HAD to get better at this Battery Voodoo Science,
To do that it's ICE! - ICE baby.
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go to Ebay and pick up a Tekin BC-112A. It will run off your car battery just fine. Make sure that the charger has the H-31 software though. That will make it capible of charging the NIMH cells of the receiver pack.
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