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Old 09-22-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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i need to get a new charger but i am a newbie so i need some recommendation. I race about two weekends a month and i'm looking for one that will also operate as a motor break-in and can run a comm lathe. im also wanting to purchase a comm lathe. nothing to expensive somthing, maybe something in the medium range of things. all suggestions are welcome.
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I use the LRP Pulsar Competition charger which has the features you're looking for.
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The ICE charger will work, and it very resonably priced.
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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alright, got a suggestion on a comm lathe?
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alright, got a suggestion on a comm lathe?
Depends on how much you want to spend really. Integy(Xipp), Hudy, Much More, and Fantom all make lathes, the Fantom being the F1 of lathes. You can pick up a decent lathe for around $150 w/ carbide bit.
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I use an Orion Advantage charger and Orion lathe. You can buy both for a total of $300.00. They are excellent tp use, very dependable and backed by Orion.
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cobra also makes lathes. that's my setup, ICE charger and a Cobra lathe.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:25 PM   #8
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now where would i get a power supply? You need one to work with the ICE charger right?
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anyone got a suggestion?
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yeah, for the ICE you do unless you want to run it off a car battery. But i got my power supply at radio shack. 15amp for $80.
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Get the Pro-Peak powersupply. 20 amps for $60. And now they have one with dual output for like $75.
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alright, anyone else got any suggestions for a power supply that is good?
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Hey Andy, I reckon you should get a power supply with at least 15 amps. If you ever want to run two chargers and other things you need it. Two chargers at 5 amps each is 10 amps. I use a 20 amp charger and it is good. Two or three chargers, tire warmers, etc, blah...

I live in Oz so can't say where to get it.
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will a pro peak 20 Amp power supply work with an Orion Advantage charger?
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Yes it will work with any charger. Just pick up some Bannana Plugs from Radio Shack if the Orion doesn't come with any.
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