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Old 07-16-2006, 02:53 PM   #16
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I would still use a 20-30 amp discharge.

I would NOT use the discharge in the Pulsar. I just think its too expensive of a device to put all that heat into. Integy makes a cool little box that has a cut-off. You can get them that discharge at 20, 30, and I think 35 amps. They even have a cool little fan.

Its only like $40
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:54 PM   #17
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Main difference between pulsar 1 and 2 is that pulsar one can only charge up to 8 amps.

Pulsar two goes to 10 amps charge rate.

I think the pulsar 2 has a higher amp rate on the motor run in also, but my pulsar 1 goes to 12 amps just like my pulsar 2...
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:59 PM   #18
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The Pulsar and Pulsar 2 are great reliable chargers, I have a Pulsar and I love it. The 10A discharge isnt perfect but take the cells to 0.9v on the tray and theyd be good. As for ESC, have a look at going brushless, every 2wd driver here has it and it looks good enough for me to want it.
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The Pulsar and Pulsar 2 are great reliable chargers, I have a Pulsar and I love it. The 10A discharge isnt perfect but take the cells to 0.9v on the tray and theyd be good. As for ESC, have a look at going brushless, every 2wd driver here has it and it looks good enough for me to want it.
Yeah some guys out here run brushless... and the guys with brushed motors pull them big time...


SO would I be cool with the pulsar 1 then? I can get 2 used ones for the price of one Pulsar 2. I WILL use it to power a lathe, so Im not sure if I need the higher motor run voltage... Ive heard 3 amps is ideal for comm cutting

I may go with a 030, but worried about over-discharging the cells.. Is the integy discharger you are talking about, the one in a silver case with one button and some LED's on them... hooked to the battery with aligator clips?
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:34 PM   #20
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I may go with a 030, but worried about over-discharging the cells.. Is the integy discharger you are talking about, the one in a silver case with one button and some LED's on them... hooked to the battery with aligator clips?

Yeah, thats the one. It works really well.

I also use trays BEFORE I charge. I have a smart tray and just picked up the much-more tray.
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Thanks again..

See money isnt the real issue for me... I can buy a GFX no problem.. I just dont know if thats going to be the most practical chager for me or not.. Ive thought about a GFX and a pulsar... but may be better off just getting 2 pulsars...

So confussing!
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:36 PM   #22
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Get a GFX and a Pulsar, or Two GFX's then!
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What about a Futaba cdr-5000 ? I love mine.

only feature it does not have is the motor run, I use my Much More motor master anyway. Takes up less space than the turbo also.
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It sounds like you are on the right track....I don't know if your local track allows it or not, but the new Orion 4800 Lipo is unbelievable. You would only need to buy one pack - (approximately $120-140) - then just buy a duratrax ice for around $100-120, don't forget you will need a powersupply as well. The Competition Electronics one is nice, but you can pick up one just like it at your local Radio Shack as well.

If you opt out of the Lipo deal, I will second the "don't get 3600's" - they were one of IB's first batch's and there were lots of problems with them....stick with 3800's if you go NIMH.

As far as speedo go's - I love my Tekin G11pro - the smoothest one out there - i love it.

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I got a Pulsar 1 and 2 for pretty much the same price, you just need to find the good deals
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It sounds like you are on the right track....I don't know if your local track allows it or not, but the new Orion 4800 Lipo is unbelievable. You would only need to buy one pack - (approximately $120-140) - then just buy a duratrax ice for around $100-120, don't forget you will need a powersupply as well. The Competition Electronics one is nice, but you can pick up one just like it at your local Radio Shack as well.

If you opt out of the Lipo deal, I will second the "don't get 3600's" - they were one of IB's first batch's and there were lots of problems with them....stick with 3800's if you go NIMH.

As far as speedo go's - I love my Tekin G11pro - the smoothest one out there - i love it.

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Thanks for the input.

Yeah I went ahead and ordered my batteries from Promatch (IB4200's), and have my power supply on order (20 amp pyramyd... I saw this at the track and love it)... Its just down to chargers and ESC's.. I forgot about Tekin..

Ok, 2 GFX's may be a little too much.. lol. I am trying to decide if the Pulsar 2 is needed over the Pulsar 1....
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Thanks for the input.

Yeah I went ahead and ordered my batteries from Promatch (IB4200's), and have my power supply on order (20 amp pyramyd... I saw this at the track and love it)... Its just down to chargers and ESC's.. I forgot about Tekin..

Ok, 2 GFX's may be a little too much.. lol. I am trying to decide if the Pulsar 2 is needed over the Pulsar 1....
Get a Pulsar 1 and 2
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