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Old 07-07-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Rx battery/charger suggestions.

I realise that this may be a silly question but... Here goes anyway.

What would you guys suggest as a battery charger for reciever packs?

Considering that the Rx packs are relatively cheap (@ $20) do they really need a high-end charger/dischargers to keep them running in prime shape, or will a simple wall-plug charger suffice?

I was considering this little biddy here:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4854

If something a little more high-end is in order, what would you guys suggest?
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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well do you plan on racing any electrics? If you do it would be best to buy a good charger like a novak or a duratrax ice. If not a wall charger would work fine.
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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The Ice in my LHS in Calgary, Alberta is $200. I would suggest the MultiPlex LN5014. You can get an inexpensive power supply (which you need with the ice as well, unless you run off of a battery) and the Multiplex for cheaper than the Ice. I have them both. But if you're not planning on electric onroad, the Multiplex is perfect. It charges LiPo, Li Ion, NiMh, Nicd, Lead acid (starter box), and discharges them all as well.

If you plan on doing electric onroad in the future, go with the ice. If you will be doing offroad only, or nitro onroad, the Multiplex is a better choice, for the wallet at least.
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A few people at my track and I use this one: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCLD5&P=ML
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Old 07-07-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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I had one of those it loved to false peak.
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:27 PM   #6
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Just get a cheap nicd charger and a 6 volt nicd pack. Charge it for about 5 minutes after it starts to get warmer than room temp and your good to go. You can get both for like $45 total. If you currently aren't in to electric racing then I would just wait on a good charger. With the way technology has been changing so much in the past few years w/ brushless, lipo, new batteries there is no telling what chargers//batteries are in demand 2 years from now. Not to mention, the cream of the crop chargers from 2 years ago are the same ones you see getting kicked around the trade forums for under $75.
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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Hey,
My advice for a charger is a duratrax ice if you are planning on running an electric you would need a power supply but you get a great value for your money with the ice.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:22 PM   #8
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The charger would just be for the Rx pack in a nitro buggy, no more electrics for me.

I was going to go for something like a Duratrax Ice, but I suspect that this would simply be overkill if just used for Rx packs.
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:49 PM   #9
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a duratrax digital piranha will be cheap and plenty of charger for a rx pack, will do some power packs as well if needed.
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:57 PM   #10
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I use one of these when I go nitro racing, great little charger, easy to use, and I run it off of a 12v cigarette lighter converter from walmart. charges glow ignitors too.

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i got me a prolux RX PEAK charger.....cost me 29.95 ausd....charges 4-7 cell packs and i charge my neon packs,rx packs for my savage and my 6 cell mini T battery packs.......charges at 1.5 amp wich is ideal for the little 2/3A cells and runs off a car batt or other 12v power source......its a real good bang for ur buck if u ask me and i have even charged 3 cells off this and its still good......

this charger realy kicks ass and it does not false peak.....realy compact too lol
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Use much-more charger and power supply.
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Although most integy products are crap, their chargers and dischargers are great. I would recommend either getting an ICE or any of the integy chargers(16x4 or 16x8). The Integy's also do not need a powersupply, but do work off of one. I am very happy with with my 16x8. If you are just charging RX packs, a Triton will work as well, but then you need a power supply. I see tons of good chargers in the B/S forum, I would start there, after checking new prices online, and set a max price you want to pay, and watch for one.
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