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Old 03-07-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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The ElectriFLY Triton DC Peak charger from Tower Hobbies. This thing looks nice and has all the great features for only $129.99. Also has a built in fan and a 1 year warranty. Has anyone tried this charger? How long have you had it and what did you think of it?
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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What is the maximum charge rate? If it's less than 5.0amps, I wouldn't even consider it.
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According to RCCA it charges 1 to 24 nicads or nimhs @ .1 to 5A, 1 to 4 lithium-ion @ 2.5A, 1 to 3 lithium-poly @ 1A, and 6V, 12V, and 24V lead acid batteries. I think you still have to drive the car though!
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I don't know what the charge rates are, I'll have to check. Do you guys charge higher than 5 Aamps. In the past I have always charged them at 5amps. Is this wrong? I don't have any Nmh batteries, but do they require higher charge rates? This charger sound too good to be true. Does anyone have one?
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You can charge higher than 5 amps with nimh but you will compromise the life of the battery. Some nimh, like the sanyo 3300's should definitely not be charged above 5 amps.

The advantage of higher rates of course is higher output voltage, which is key for stock racing. 2400 Nicads can take a higher charge rate so that's why they are still used by some, including myself.
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