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Old 06-11-2003, 09:12 AM   #61
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I donīt believe this. Itīs a problem of powersupply not charger alone. I know there are cheap switching power supplies making problems with fluctuating input voltage. I doubt most chargers will operate correctly under these conditions. I think a big cap similar to those used with speedcontrols should help. I donīt have any problems with my old Victor powersupply also the Meanwell PS as sold by GM-Racing or Robitronic is very stable.
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Old 06-11-2003, 09:19 AM   #62
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You can also just get an AVR, although it will be one additional equipment to bring to the track.
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Old 06-11-2003, 09:42 AM   #63
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best charger of all time , it has to be good old Tekin 112C
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Old 06-11-2003, 09:48 AM   #64
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so whic one is the best charger......
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Old 06-11-2003, 10:07 AM   #66
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I don't think there is ONE best charger. Every charger has its own plus and minuses. If you buy a decently priced charger from any maker, you should be okay. If you are really serious about your hobby, consider investing on the "best" charger you CAN afford, something that can charge at or more than 5 amps.
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V12- Don't ask me to explain the science behind it (I don't know!). But this is the same problem me and my friends have found. Protrak at the track used to give some strange error signals. Protrak at home with the same power supply never gives false peak.
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V12- Don't ask me to explain the science behind it (I don't know!). But this is the same problem me and my friends have found. Protrak at the track used to give some strange error signals. Protrak at home with the same power supply never gives false peak.
I believe it is because the supplied electrical power at the track is not enough to fullfill all the power supply.

Imagine, 30 racers, all charging battery at 5 amps. How many watts of power is needed....

...my 2 cents....

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Yes...this is most probably true. But the same supply on the Pitbull (in fact 2 Pitbulls at the same time) and never a problem.
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There is no "best charger of all time". There is however an "absolute greatest line of chargers" and that would be Competition Electronics Turbo series, form the original TurboCharger to the new GFX, their equipment has always been of the highest quality. And if you purchased one of the original Turbo 30's, if you wanted to you could send it in today and get it upgraded to the 35bl Stealth. The GFX is all new, but if you buy one it'll be supported for quite some time, if their service history hold true.

Forget all the false-peakin' Tekins
and the ridiculously overpriced and underfeatured Millenium.

The Victor Chargers were very nice, but had no support from the Manufacturer and subsequently the company failed.

I'm sure the Pro-Trak is a fine product as well, but why wait for someone to handbuild you a charger that really doesn't offer any more useable features than a GFX, then wait for it to be shipped overseas, when you could just go down to the local hobbystore and pick up a GFX for the same amount of cash when all is said and done.
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I have the GFX and Protrak....they do different things. But right now I simply love being able to review the discharge curve on the GFX. It gives me real dischage data which is a lot better than relying on avg discharge voltages....which I rarely bother looking at now a days.
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Yeah, that is one nice thing about the GFX, is the graph, cant beat that part!!

Cypress - First of all, do you even have a Pro-Trak? Do not talk about it and give opinions on it, if you have never owned one, there is nothing worse than that. Also, yes the GFX is nice, so people witha GFX, im not putting you down, but Cypress, first of all most hobby shops dont carry the GFX, and it is not the same price, at a local hobby shop, would carry it for about 400 USD, the does not cost the same amount of cash, as you put it.
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I have 2 Novak Milleniums a Turbo 35 Stealth and I just bought a GFX to replace the Novaks that I have since I just bought a bunch of new 3300GP's that have some really good #'s

GFX and Stealth get my vote

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Default Pro Trak !!!

Like =MisFitz= NuKe said the pro trak is a great charger. I agree that there is no perfect charger and if there was, then we would all own one, right? I got my pro trak almost a year ago and still till this day I still consider it one of the best chargers.....like I said "one" of the best. There are still good chargers like the CE GFX that I have also. In one box you have almost anything you would want in a charger...........but the pro trak like =MisFitz= NuKe said you can use the leads to check if you have a bad cell which you can't do with another charger to see if your pack bad or not.

Phil at Pro Trak is great but busy so if he doesn't email you immediately, don't worry he will .........
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