R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: en tu amigas pantalones
Posts: 1,605
Trader Rating: 16 (94%+)
Default new lipo charger from orion

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI30126

how do you think this would be if im just charging the Orion 2s 5000 7.4v lipo?
BSS07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
HEAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dallas,TX
Posts: 443
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSS07 View Post
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI30126

how do you think this would be if im just charging the Orion 2s 5000 7.4v lipo?
It should work just fine ..
HEAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 576
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Wow, thats pretty sweet for a good price too.
__________________
Tater salad the stories behind nick names how it stuck at that track is beyond me, good times, short lived, forever missed FHR.
Tater salad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

It would be fine but this mama jamma ischeaper

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7028

__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 11:10 PM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
rgrg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 931
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Default charger

Isn't the shipping cost alot though from HobbyCity?
rgrg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2008, 11:27 PM   #6
Tech Champion
 
Jason Pelletier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 8,820
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgrg2 View Post
Isn't the shipping cost alot though from HobbyCity?
It's 52.95 with shipping or 58.95 with express shipping. It's a great charger my buddy has one. Inaddition it comes with all sorts of useful connectors.

Plus if he is buying the orion charger he should be getting it from his local track which would 59.99 + 8.75% sales tax. LOL
__________________
Island Raceway & Hobby
Jason Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 06:21 AM   #7
Tech Elite
 
SQC049's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 2,851
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
It's 52.95 with shipping or 58.95 with express shipping. It's a great charger my buddy has one. Inaddition it comes with all sorts of useful connectors.

Plus if he is buying the orion charger he should be getting it from his local track which would 59.99 + 8.75% sales tax. LOL
I'd rather get the Orion for a number of reasons. First, to support your local track, it is only a few bucks more. Secondly, while I know Joe has had good luck with his Turnigy, I am cautious to buy one. If it breaks, how will I get warranty work performed on it. We all know that Orion is very good with their warranty work. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Andrew Parente
| Serpent America | Picco | AKA | LRP America | Desoto Racing | PT Racing Oils | TQ Wire |
SQC049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 06:55 AM   #8
Tech Elite
 
y2kgtp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Deltona, FL
Posts: 2,559
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to y2kgtp Send a message via Yahoo to y2kgtp
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
It would be fine but this mama jamma ischeaper

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7028

must ...get...2 ...perhaps
y2kgtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Milwaukee Wi
Posts: 559
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Take a look at the duratrax 230 advanced charger. Its 79.99, $20 more
but does a really nice job goes up to 7 amps, built in power supply or can be used in dc mode also. I been running one for 3 weeks now and love it . It is
whisper quite to when it charges. 10 battery memory mode. 5 different user
sound mode for when the battery is finished. It also has a small foot print.
That orion charger is nice though.

Dynodan22
dynodan22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 09:47 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: en tu amigas pantalones
Posts: 1,605
Trader Rating: 16 (94%+)
Default

i also found this charger:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/29712

but after seeing this video im not too sure about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYd9AXN74JU
BSS07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
y2kgtp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Deltona, FL
Posts: 2,559
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to y2kgtp Send a message via Yahoo to y2kgtp
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSS07 View Post
i also found this charger:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/29712

but after seeing this video im not too sure about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYd9AXN74JU
Could they pick an uglier color to anodize with? JMO.....
y2kgtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 11:54 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,580
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

That Venom charge just looks like another Bantam knock-off. No way would I pay $130 for it when you can get the Turnigy and a cheap power supply for half the cost.
kcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 12:25 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
aeRayls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,222
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Has anyone used the Core r/c vdc 20? Looks alot like the Turnigy. BTW, which balance plug does the Turnigy accept?
__________________
Team Associated~Reedy~LRP~XP Digital~JConcepts~92zero Designs~Big Horn Designs~


Go that way really fast... if something gets in your way... TURN!
aeRayls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 12:43 AM   #14
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St Louis
Posts: 7,868
Trader Rating: 198 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeRayls View Post
Has anyone used the Core r/c vdc 20? Looks alot like the Turnigy. BTW, which balance plug does the Turnigy accept?
Yes it seems the core charger is the same type. Made from the same crappy manufacture. I had bought a Core charger at the carpet Nats and it was bad out of the box. It was overcharging lipo's above the ROAR spec of 8.44 volts. So I sent it to Schumacher USA. They sent me a new one and the second charger had an internal fault. I kept getting short error messages. Si I sent that one back and it was finally fixed. I no longer have that charger. I know of another guy that had a blue version of this charger giving him problems. It seems there are about 5 different re-sellers of this charger. It is a great idea with the built in balancer. But I am personally hesitant to buy another one of these knock off chargers.
__________________
Please become an organ donor.
www.donatelife.net
Custom decals and Sno-Tee'z, T-Shirts by Sno Camel
dodgeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 01:00 AM   #15
Tech Elite
 
aeRayls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,222
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Thanks dodgeguy, it sucks re-learning all this stuff. I've been at this over 15 years and just now switching to lipo. BTW, I REALLY need to know which balance plug the charger end accepts. I got smc packs with the jst-hx plug and now I need a lead that has that, and what ever end the charger needs.
__________________
Team Associated~Reedy~LRP~XP Digital~JConcepts~92zero Designs~Big Horn Designs~


Go that way really fast... if something gets in your way... TURN!
aeRayls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another begginer/returning question mark in wi Electric Off-Road 21 08-12-2009 08:51 PM
Team Much-More cell master v1 lee82gx Electric On-Road 1656 05-22-2009 08:16 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:23 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net