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Old 06-14-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Is the adjustable peak sensitivity of a charger a useful feature? Or is it okay if I buy a charger without it?

(Don't tell me to buy an ICE, or a Much More, or any other expensive fancy charger, please ^_^. I'm looking at $80 price point.)
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Hey guys. Is the adjustable peak sensitivity of a charger a useful feature? Or is it okay if I buy a charger without it?

(Don't tell me to buy an ICE, or a Much More, or any other expensive fancy charger, please ^_^. I'm looking at $80 price point.)
look for a used pitbull or something. chargers don't really wear out, they just go out of fashion.
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Hey guys. Is the adjustable peak sensitivity of a charger a useful feature?
Yes. At higher amp rates, lower peak sense will keep a battery from going nuclear on you. More importantly, equalizing your cells before charging will help keep that in check.
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At the $80 price point, buy a good used Ice charger. It is one of the best chargers on the market at a very good price. On rctech.net, you can buy a used one shipped for $80-$85.

Peak sensitivity is very important, but temperature charging is also important. It will save your battery packs.

Do yourself a favor and buy the Ice charger.
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(Don't tell me to buy an ICE, or a Much More, or any other expensive fancy charger, please ^_^. I'm looking at $80 price point.)
At $120 for a new Ice Chrager, I wouldn't say that is expensive.
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I don't have that kind of money. I'll look for used...
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Used ICE dude. You'll thank us.
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Buy a used Ice or save another $40. Which is more important to buy a cheaper charger and run the risk of exploding batts, or spend a little more and have you batts last longer?
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