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Old 03-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Okay, so I have finally decided that i'm going electric, staying away from nitro.

I'm going to get the 3905 maxx.

My question is, what charger should I get?
I like the Duratrax ICE with the Hobbico Power supply, any other suggestions?

Also, What Lipos do you guys recommend?

Everything I'm going to buy, I'm going to go full bore into it, I don't want to buy NiMh packs and a cheaper charger just to have to buy again later on down the road. So what are your suggestions?
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Hyperion charger and SMC lipo batteries. I can say from experience it IS a winning combination.
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Does that charger need a power suppy? Or is it really only 100 bucks?
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Does that charger need a power suppy? Or is it really only 100 bucks?

The 606 is AC/DC, the 610i, 720k, and 6109 DUO II will require an external DC power source.
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/30548

Maybe that would work, 24C, 4100 mah, 2S, SMC, and still only $65.
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Okay, so this charger with two of these batteries look good?

Also, will that charger charge both batteries at once? And what does all the numbers on the Lipos mean? Like where it says 24C and such?
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I just got the TME Extrema charger and really like it. It can charge up to 10s Lipo, or up to 4s lipo at 8amps. It is also upgradeable via USB cable and the internet to help prevent it from becoming obsolete. It has an adjustable timer on it to setup a maximum charge time limit and a temperature probe on it so if the battery gets to hot it automatically shuts down. There is a built in watt meter as well that can tell you what your peak amp draw is, your maximum horsepower you are getting from your motor and temp of the motor. You can adjust the amount of voltage from 3.6V to 4.2V so you can charge A123 batteries with it. You will still need a power supply with it though. The Extrema can also charge multiple batteries at the same time as well.

http://www.tmenet.com/xtrema.htm
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