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Old 09-25-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default RC-POWER 601BC Lipo BALANCE Digital Charger Anyone use this one?

RC-POWER 601BC Lipo BALANCE Digital Charger NiMh Pb

I have been looking at this charger and a few others for a Lipo charger with a balance feature.

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What about the BC5 or the Orion advantage? I know the ORION is more money, does less lipo cells(only 1 or 2 cell) and has a separate balancer but it has a reputable name.
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here is the Specifications:
- Operating Voltage Range: 10 - 18 Volt
- Circuit Capacity: approx. 80W
- Charge Current Range: 0.1 - 5A
- Discharge Current Range: 0.1 - 2A
- Number of Cycle Charge / Discharge: Up to 10 Data
- Battery Data Storage: 1 - 5 times
- NiCd / NiMH Battery Cell Count: 1 - 14 Cells
- Li-ion / Polymer Cell Count: 1 - 5 Cells
- Pb Battery Voltage: 6, 12v
- Weight: 570g (Net Weight)
- Dimensions: 160 x 120 x 40mm
- Packet Includes: USB PC Link and Multifuctional Connector



Any comment about this charger?
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It's a rip-off of the Bantam chargers. Reviews have said it is buggy and unreliable. Another Bantam copy is sold under the iMax name. Same crappy reviews. See:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5414724/tm.htm

If you want a higher end lipo charger with a built in balancer then the Bantams are a good choice although expensive. If you want a more flight oriented charger with an external balancer, the Hyperion's are a good option. You can get the Hyperion EOD 5i with Hyperion external balancer for ~$100 at www.allerc.com. The EOS 1210I goes for ~$185 with balancer and is a pretty high end air charger.

If you want a car oriented charger, then go with the ICE and an external balancer.
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