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Old 01-08-2012, 02:17 PM
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I am coming from motor and im learning alot as I go. My current charger is a Dynamite that will charge 9a and balance. I don't think this will meet my goals.I would like to have a charger that will charge 2 packs in 30min or less. I plan on having 6 packs. They will be all 5000mah 35c packs. Some 2s and some 3s so I can run the Flux on 4s, 5s, or 6s.

Any suggestions on what will fit the bill for my 30min charge times. Somthing reasonable in price. I would like to spend 200 or less. I have looked at the Progressiverc stuff. I think the I308? I think this might be overkill but I really don't know. Maybe something out there a little less in price that will meet my needs.


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Curious about this as well, I am tired of my passport charger that takes 1 hour for one battery!
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I have an iMax B6 Ultimate. Its a great charger, real quick. I would recommend you checking one of them out.
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Icharger 206b , its got the power. It stays cool and has a warranty.
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Originally Posted by jonee589 View Post
I have an iMax B6 Ultimate. Its a great charger, real quick. I would recommend you checking one of them out.
+1 I have a Titan B6 same as the iMax B6. Comes with all charging adapters you'll ever need. I use it for both my nitro and brushless truggy. I think I got mine's for $20 shipped and then another $12 for a ac adapter.
Don't let the problem fool you. I have never had any problem with it and it doesn't even get warm even when I'm charging back to back to back.
Forgot to add that it has Clips so I can charge off my car battery if I want!
No fuss no hassle smooth operation. Charges my 5s in about 20-40 minutes depending on how much I drain it.

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:52 PM
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I use a HITECX4. Can charge in around 30-40 minuts. Around $150.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rger-6S-6A-50W

Try this if you want DC power.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ger-6S-50W-x-4
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the iCharger has great support, frequent updates to its software, nice and valuable features (I like the discharge+ the most). go for it, you won't regret it. don't be fooled by other brands where they add lots of cables with the charger - this ain't the feature you're looking for.
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Originally Posted by aSab View Post
the iCharger has great support, frequent updates to its software, nice and valuable features (I like the discharge+ the most). go for it, you won't regret it. don't be fooled by other brands where they add lots of cables with the charger - this ain't the feature you're looking for.
The Titan B6 has discharge also along with store, fast charge, and balance of lipo up to 6s. It has a lot of pigtails for different battery setups not to make up for its lack of features cause it has none can even charge a Pb battery. Don't be fooled by those $150+. My Titan B6 has never let me down, you can set the charge amp, temp cutoff, LVC, max MAH among other things all for a great price that won't hurt the pocket. You can go out and spend a $100+ on a charger but why would you when you don't need to? Higher price does not equal better
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Originally Posted by lodhammerdin View Post
I use a HITECX4. Can charge in around 30-40 minuts. Around $150.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rger-6S-6A-50W
+1 its great to be able to charge 4 lipos at once. They can all be different sizes as well
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I've got a Thunder T6, same thing as the Hitec X4, but a bunch cheaper ($90 vs. $150). Being able to charge 4 batteries at a time is great.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/75p-t6-multi-charger.html
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had the hitec x4. The issue is that you can only charge at 5 amps per channel with that charger.
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Originally Posted by sircrashalot View Post
had the hitec x4. The issue is that you can only charge at 5 amps per channel with that charger.
The X4 can charge at 6A in all 4 ports.
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Originally Posted by ffr3247r View Post
I am coming from motor and im learning alot as I go. My current charger is a Dynamite that will charge 9a and balance. I don't think this will meet my goals.I would like to have a charger that will charge 2 packs in 30min or less. I plan on having 6 packs. They will be all 5000mah 35c packs. Some 2s and some 3s so I can run the Flux on 4s, 5s, or 6s.

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You're on the right track. I have an i306B and very happy with it.
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Is this the IMax B6 everyone is talking about?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-LCD-...item4842d34e14
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Is this the IMax B6 everyone is talking about?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-LCD-...item4842d34e14
Yes that's it exactly or the Titan B6 which is the same thing that I have. Haven't failed me once even charging my 4s and 5s lipos back to back with each other. That price though is a lil more than what I paid. I think I paid $20 shipped for the charger then got an ac adapter from another auction for $12 shipped. Was kinda upset cause once the charger came I realized my laptop cord worked with it perfectly. I've used every function on it that I stated earlier and no problems almost a year into to it. Never even got warm.
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