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Old 02-13-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Racer's chargers

I am in the market for a new charger. I have a Duratrax Intellapeak I'm giving my wife to use for her Micro. I need something better to charge 3000mah NiMH packs.
[list=1][*]What kind of charger/power supply do you use?[*]What type of battery packs are you charging (4cell, 6cell, NiCD, NiMH)?[*]What do you like best about your charger?[*]What don't you like about your charger?[/list=1]

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Old 02-13-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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CE Pitbull and Turbo 35
Eagle/Integy PS
GP3300 and 3000HV
Best: Tons of adjustibility from both and they never false peak
Worst: the T35 is pricey
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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1. Novak Millenium Pro and a powersupply I made from a computer.

2. 6 cell 2400 NiCD and 3000HV NiMH for cars and 8 cell 1800 mah NiMH for transmitter batteries.

3. It charges well, it's easy to use, and it has the pit-wizard built in.

4.Nothing really, maybe just the case is easy to get dirty.
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Novak Millenium Pro and CE Turbo 35BL w/ Rivergate 30 amp bulldog power supply

I run Pana 3000's, Sanyo 3000HV's, GP 3300's..all 6 cell...for now.

Both the 35 and the Millenium i like the adjustability with charge parameters and I like the ability to cycle/discharge and run motors on teh T35.

I agree with CGR, the T35 is pricey, but worth every penny.
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Old 02-13-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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Novak Millenium Pro/N-Power Power Supply
6-cell 2400's, 3000HV's, 3000UMH's, GP3300's, 4-cell packs, 5 cell packs
Best: easy to use, reliable, doesn't false peak on me
Worst: no motor run-in feature
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Old 02-13-2003, 09:29 PM   #6
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1) What kind of charger/power supply do you use?

Indy 16-2 Pro charger: Race 6 cell packs at the track
Reedy Quasar Pro: All 5 & 8 cell Radio packs, GP3300 NiMh packs
Hitec #330: Glow ignitor

2) What type of battery packs are you charging (4cell, 6cell, NiCD, NiMH)?

5 cell NiMh-1100 Mah: Nitro car receiver packs (4)
6 cell NiCd-2400: Electric car race packs (5)
8 cell NiMh-1600-AA: Transmitter packs (2)
Single cell NiCd-2000: Glow Ignitor battery (2)

What do you like best about your charger?

Indy: AC/DC, small compact, Digital display.
Quasar Pro: AC/DC, Digital display, NiMh compatable.
Hitec #330: Peak charges Glow ignitors.

What don't you like about your charger?

Indy: No complaints
Quasar: Has blown several fuses when connecting to a charged battery for discharging. A little on the large side.
Hitec: NO fuse protection, NO display, DC ONLY.
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Old 02-14-2003, 06:13 AM   #7
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1.LRP Pulsar Competition/with no-name unregulated power supply(dont get these,i'll be dumping it)
2.6cells(matched and unmatched 2400's and 3000's and new unmatched GP3300's)and 8 cell transmitter packs and occasionally ANY chargeable thing i can put my hands on.
3.All the extra functions on the charger.MINE WORKS.all of it.
noticable extra punch compared to other chargers using SAME CHARGE RATE AND THRESHOLD AND SAME CELLS.
4.Many.Blue backlight flickers.unreadable at night.bad colors.
maybe my old packs are bad but i have a feeling the charger is false peaking(only a feeling) with old packs.
welcome.
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:00 AM   #8
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1. Eagle CDC6.0/B charger + TLP switching power supply
2. 6 cell Orion 3000HV
3. Affordable, indigo blue backlight, no false peak, 10 charge profiles, 1-10 cells charge/discharge, 20A max discharge, IR readout, etc., etc...
4. Nada

hey lee82gx, i can't believe you ditched your eagle cdc6 for an lrp pulsar. my friend did the opposite
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:22 AM   #9
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1. Eagle CDC6.0/B charger and a 22 amp power supply (no brand, just an aluminum finished rectangular thing thats a bit bigger than the eagle charger - looks like an OEM power supply for something)
2. sanyo 2400 nicads (looking forward to owning 3300s)
3. best feature: ability to cycle all of my batts - glow plug igniter batt, 4-cell receiver pack, 8-cell radio pack, and 6-cell race packs
4. 2 not-so-great features: 1) no motor run feature
and 2) PP3 also has one
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1) 2 Novak Millenium Pro's and 1 CE Turbo 35/ Power supply Eagle SHE 42A .

2)2400's SMC/3000 Panasonic UMH Reedy/3300 GP SMC all 6 cells

3) For the Novaks They charge the 2400's and GP 3300's great! and the Turbo 35 does everything just perfect.

4) The price tage on the Turbo 35 and on the Novaks The False peaks on the Panasonic 3000's

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1. Novak Millenium, Orion D67, Indi 16x5 v6 - Rivergate PS

2. 4 / 6 cell - 3000HV's, 2400's, and both flavors of 3300's

3. All three chargers have their individual qualities, but the Indi charger has the best functions... IR, single cell charging, cycling. Orion has temp charging - great until the summer time here (AZ) as the ambient temp tends to be too high and the charger shuts off early

4. no motor run in features....
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Old 02-14-2003, 11:20 AM   #12
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Integy 16X7 Pro
AC/DC in a small package (no P/S required)
Charges/Discharges/Cycles 1-8 Cells
Cells from 50-6000mah
Amps from 0.1 to 6
Discharge up to 20amps
Great Price!

I use this charger on the following cells:
6 cell 3000HV
4 cell 3000HV
6 cell 3300 (GP and Sanyo)
4 cell 3300 (GP and Sanyo)
1100mah receiver pack
1100mah transmitter pack
individual cells for glow igniter


The only thing I didn't like was how loud the chirper was, so I covered it with some racer tape ... problem solved!
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This is great guys! Good details! Keep them coming.

Thanks for your time.
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What kind of charger/power supply do you use?
Turbo 35 GFX and a Pro Trak


What type of battery packs are you charging (4cell, 6cell, NiCD, NiMH)?
3 smh 3000's
1 3000 hv's
4 gp 3300's
What do you like best about your charger?
The turbo 35 gfx does everything you would need. The Pro trak gives you individual cell monitoring when you hook up the extra leads.

What don't you like about your charger?
Both were expensive but worth every penny.

I hope this helps
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Default Re: Racer's chargers

1. CE Turbo 35BL/Novak N-Power(10amp max)
2. 6cell/NiMH
3. The Peak Detection, it charges, discharges, cycles, has a motor feature for running lathes or breaking in brushes on motors and it has a serial port for priniting out discharge curves when cycling packs.
4. I wish it were smaller and could discharge below 10amps for cells smaller than sub-c's.
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