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Old 08-26-2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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I'm sure this has been asked before, so sorry if this is old news.

I pretty much just have LiPo 2S 6000 packs, but want to cover the scope obviously.

I am leaning toward the Hyperion EOS 0606i Charger right now because of the bonehead proof way to use thier accompaning Balancer with it. Is this a good charger?

What do you have, or more importantly, recommend.
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i have an ICE form duratrax and its really good its
like 120 new it can charge 4s at any mah u just have to get a power supply
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I'm sure this has been asked before, so sorry if this is old news.

I pretty much just have LiPo 2S 6000 packs, but want to cover the scope obviously.

I am leaning toward the Hyperion EOS 0606i Charger right now because of the bonehead proof way to use thier accompaning Balancer with it. Is this a good charger?

What do you have, or more importantly, recommend.
The turnigy one stallard reccomends is really good for like 50 bucks. Check it out. Maybe somebody has the link. My friend joe uses one and he loves it. It's so smal and does like every kind a battery including a123's I think it balnces too.
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I have the Orion Carbon Advantage charger and I really like it. It does everything I need out of a charger. The only set-back with it is you are limited to a 2s lipo.

Everyone I see in my area runs an ICE for the most part. A factory Kyosho/Orion driver and I are the only one's with the Orion charger, maybe it's a sign?
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thunder power TP-610c. It's a little tricky to work initially, but I've got it down now. I can't think of a battery it doesn't charge. Has a lot of features for the price. $130.
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I have all ICE chargers from duratrax, and they are really great and easy. The hyperion is reallly nice, but also very expensive. but usually, oyu get what you pay for.
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The ice is the one to go with
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I use the 0610iNet Hyperion for my lipos, a123s and the few NiMH packs I still have left. Awesome charger. Really nice to charge and balance at same time an simply be done with it and know lipo/a123 is pretty much as good as it can get. Had it since fall last year and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

I also have an Ice and it would need separate balancer which the 0610i already has builtin. The hyperion does not discharge (except in balancing and then at only 300ma) and thats why I've hung onto my Ice, not ready to do away with that yet.
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How about the duratrax Onyx 230 advanced charger.
It does all battery types and how its own power supply built
in to it. I myself use the Integy 16x8v6 love the unit has built in power
does discharging , cycling, and dyno for working and breaking in brushless motors. You can find them 2nd hand and a decent price($60 to 100) people either like this charger or hate it. I have used it for lipos, Nimh, without
problems and for breaking in 540j motors. The ices are common at the track I go to but it still needs a power supply. I want to try out the onyx for the price and looks compact enough for travelling to the track. I have 3 racers
in the family so need to make the most of the room in the transporter

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I'm sure this has been asked before, so sorry if this is old news.

I pretty much just have LiPo 2S 6000 packs, but want to cover the scope obviously.

I am leaning toward the Hyperion EOS 0606i Charger right now because of the bonehead proof way to use thier accompaning Balancer with it. Is this a good charger?

What do you have, or more importantly, recommend.
Mark I got the Hyperion EOS1210i and I really like it, the 0606i came out right after I bought 1210i, I was kinda bummed, because it is AC/DC and has the balancer built in.

Oh well when I get some money saved up , I will probably buy a 0606i , so I can have two chargers.

I think the Hyperions chargers are the best.

Mark did you get that video I PMed you ?
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I would recommend an iCharger 106B. You can get one for under $100 from HobbyCity.com.

It's feature packed, 180W max charge and 20W max discharge, max 10 amps charge, up to 6-series Lipos and can handle just about all chemistries (NiXX, LiXX, Pb). Has a built-in balancer (JST-XH sockets, you'll need balance adapter boards/cables for other plugs).

I'm loving mine.
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I have the following:

ICE - Good for Li Po
UP to 8 Amp Charge
No back lite on display
No balancer with charger have to buy external
All three of my ICE chargers have problems with buttons. I soon be
sending them back to Duratrax for repair.


Team Orion Avionics Advantage advanced flight charger
Good for Li PO
Up to 5 Amp Charge
Back lite on display
No balancer with charger

Turnigy Accucell-6
New I have only charged a couple times
5 Amp Charge
Back lite on display
Balanced charge was accurate
39.95 plus 18.00 shipping for three day from Hong Kong
Looks good so far but new.
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I have the following:

ICE - Good for Li Po
UP to 8 Amp Charge
No back lite on display
No balancer with charger have to buy external
All three of my ICE chargers have problems with buttons. I soon be
sending them back to Duratrax for repair.


Team Orion Avionics Advantage advanced flight charger
Good for Li PO
Up to 5 Amp Charge
Back lite on display
No balancer with charger

Turnigy Accucell-6
New I have only charged a couple times
5 Amp Charge
Back lite on display
Balanced charge was accurate
39.95 plus 18.00 shipping for three day from Hong Kong
Looks good so far but new.
if u take off the right side where the fan is at and spray motor
cleaner in it and work the bottons in they will come back a guy that i race w/ he did it and they came back
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http://www.thunderpowerrc.com/html/cba-chargers.html

These thing are so mint. A bunch or use use them for charger are Lipo cars. Such a good race/bash charger
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