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Old 03-31-2003, 10:21 PM   #46
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The Pulsar can charge and discharge single cells, so it can match cells on individual basis.
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:27 PM   #47
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Victor Engineering Super^2 / IQ3000 ... hands down.

Someone REALLY needs to find a way to revive these things.

Anyone want to help me?

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I've been looking at chargers myself and I'm trying to decide wether to buy a decent charger like the Integy 16x5 v6 or go all out and spend more money on a Pro Trak, knowing I'll never need a new charger, just the occasional upgrade.
The Pro Trak is winning me over the more I read about it, it's easily the most regularly updated charger, not because it needs improving a lot, just because people ask for features and the guy that makes them then adds any sensible ideas. The current version charges up to 14amps, don't think anyone will want hhigher than that at the moment and it discharges at upto 20amps. One of the best features are the individual clips you can use to moniter each cell while charging/discharging while still built into a pack, you can even use this connected to a pc and see a graph of each cells performance and get a rating of how matched they are, you can use it to match new individual cells too. There are some good extras you can buy too, like a temperature detecting tray that has sensors in four places and when hooked up will allow you to charge to a temperature of your choice rather than a normal peak. You can run in motors at upto 6v too.

The Victor charger sounds very good but I'd rather have something I know I can get repaired, being in the UK the Pro Trak will be the quickest to get serviced out of all chargers for me.

The Turbo 35 GFX seems a nice charger but overpriced, I don't see any major features it has that the Pro Trak doesn't.
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Old 04-23-2003, 05:27 PM   #49
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Where can I get an Info of the pro trak ?? Is it available in U.S??
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www.pro-trak.co.uk
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Old 04-23-2003, 05:58 PM   #51
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If you can get your hands on a Pro-Trak, that looks like the way to go.

The more I look at them, the more I am convinced that someone from Victor Engineering MUST be on-board with Pro-Trak.

As a matter of fact, I would be VERY interested in speaking with someone from Pro-Trak.

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the pulsar rocks
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Old 04-23-2003, 07:57 PM   #53
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I bought a pro trak about 9 months ago and I have been very happy with it. I'm in the US and I would not have a problem sending back to the UK to get it fixed if it needed it. That's how happy I am with it. The individual cell monitoring feature is great. I did also buy the cable to link to the pc and also the temp. detection module and the deep equalizing tray too ( i think that's what it's called). If you need to call Pro trak, Phil is a great guy but remember the time difference because I called him a couple of times at 1 am his time....whew! I felt bad. But he spoke to me and answered my questions.

I own two chargers and will always.......A pulsar, quasar pro or a pro millenium is a good back up charger so you can do other things with your Pro trak.

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I heard the pro trax had some problams?
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I don't know where you heard the pro trak had some problems. Not that the pulsar had it's share of problems.....I think many chargers will have some sort of glitch at times.
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Well yeah they all do have problams once and awile but there all good. The pulsar does have lots of nice features thats why i bought one and its made by LRP and i love there ESC.
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only one charger to buy CE gfx baby! all others are toys!
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errr... we're all playing with toy cars for bowling trophies anyway
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Old 04-24-2003, 06:39 PM   #59
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So, where can I buy this Pro-Trak charger in U.S.? or Do I have to order it from U.K.?
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Turbo 35 users, do you have two Turbo 35 or just one? Two of them is a lot of money but I am used to using two chargers to speed up my waiting time in between run.
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