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Old 11-26-2012, 07:04 PM
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Thought I would start a thread, I have been using some of their products, and really like everything I have tried so far. They have some new products available, and some coming soon..
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:07 PM
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Great Batteries, great products!!!! On and Off Road you will find products that can help you everyday at the track.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:19 PM
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The 1/10 scale motors and Esc's coming out soon:
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I bought the new VR1 charger. All I can say is its very nice. I'm going to get the matching power supply this week.
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Originally Posted by PnchoPwr View Post
I bought the new VR1 charger. All I can say is its very nice. I'm going to get the matching power supply this week.
That is a really nice set-up..
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Originally Posted by flame56mx View Post
That is a really nice set-up..
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Are you able to use the other two outputs while the charger is docked on top?
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Are you able to use the other two outputs while the charger is docked on top?
Yes, provided that whatever else you plug in doesn't exceed the 25a that the power supply puts out. It has a usb plug also which I use for my speaker so we can have some tunes at the track. Super dialed setup TrakPower came out with!
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Originally Posted by PnchoPwr View Post
I bought the new VR1 charger. All I can say is its very nice. I'm going to get the matching power supply this week.
Jang didn't speak to highly of it. Didn't like the fact that the second channel was too basic and limited to 5 amps charging. I was seriously looking at that for Christmas but I think I'll go with the Powerlab 8.

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I have the charger but feel that the wattage on both channels could be higher, especially channel 2. With 4 cell LiPo, I am limited to charging at around 15 amps (Max) on channel one and about 3 amps (Max) on channel two.

It is a great looking and convenient setup overall, but you can purchase much more powerful chargers for approximately the same price.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by IIGQ4U View Post
I have the charger but feel that the wattage on both channels could be higher, especially channel 2. With 4 cell LiPo, I am limited to charging at around 15 amps (Max) on channel one and about 3 amps (Max) on channel two.

It is a great looking and convenient setup overall, but you can purchase much more powerful chargers for approximately the same price.
That sucks that doesn't seem to be designed for 1/8e guys ..My world is in 2s, so this charger is gonna look great in my pit space someday.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:03 AM
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First of all, I have this charger and for what its capable of **right now it works for me. I saw the URC review on youtube and although the guy said that he didn't want to poo on the product, that's exactly what he did. He really tried hard to point out the bad stuff and ended up pushing the wrong buttons at times which sort of reinforced his point that the charger sucked. I run two classes 1/8 ebuggy and 1/10 2wd open buggy and the charger serves both those needs very well. At the end of the day its all about what works for you. Now to explain the asterisk before right now. URC fail to mention that the charger is firmware updateable and comes with the cable to do so. So the potential is there for future programing improvements, give trakpower some credit. I find it interesting that after watching a 14 minute video, there was no mention of this. Just sayin, Lastly I just want to say that I have nothing against URC and what he does but the charger is not all that bad. My 2 cents lol!!
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For a 2s 1/10 racer, this charger is perfect for us. I don't bash, I don't race anything with a 4s battery, I don't need to charge batteries at 20 amps each so I can go play more. I charge my batteries at 1c, and for that, this charger is everything I need and more. If I do decide to run 1/8 some day (which I highly doubt I will), ill only be running one class anyways. This charger would still work great for me, as channel 1 can charge at 20 amps.
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I have never seen any of his videos before, so my first impression was somebody peed in his kool aid..Usually when someone is trying to do an unbiased review of a product, one usually doesn't start the vid with a lot of "me" and "my" but that could be just "me"..lol
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Originally Posted by PnchoPwr View Post
For a 2s 1/10 racer, this charger is perfect for us. I don't bash, I don't race anything with a 4s battery, I don't need to charge batteries at 20 amps each so I can go play more. I charge my batteries at 1c, and for that, this charger is everything I need and more. If I do decide to run 1/8 some day (which I highly doubt I will), ill only be running one class anyways. This charger would still work great for me, as channel 1 can charge at 20 amps.
Channel one can't charge at 20 amps with a 4s pack. You can charge two 2s packs simultaneously, but then you are limited to 5 amps on channel 2.

I do like the charger, but wish it was more powerful. For some reason I blindly purchased it without paying attention to the actual specs.

4 cell buggy guys with good packs that can charge at higher rates may want to look at chargers that are more powerful such as the Powerlab 6 and 8, or the Thunder Power and Hitecs, which all offer higher wattages.

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^ Great points! I was also very interested in this charger, but after looking at the specs more closely I realized that the actual power handling capabilities were not where I wanted them to be. I run 2s and 4s packs and I want a charger that has the ability to measure IR and charge two batteries at the same time at 20a each. I have 2s packs that can charge at 20a and I want to get more packs that will charge at that rate because I was getting tired of waiting for my packs to charge at 10a.
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