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Old 09-27-2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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Default Top End AC Lipo Chargers

i'm looking for top end ac lipo chargers...what are the best 10amps ac chargers out there?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:58 AM   #2
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Default 10 amp ac lipo chargers

As far as I know none that are ac. You are going to run into a problem trying to charge lipo at 10 amps if you don't have a balancer (you don't want to overcharge the cells at 10 amp charge.) There is another issue if you get a balancer, the equinox and orion are rated at 6amps max.

If you are charging 7.4v 2s packs, I would get the following:
fma scorpian charger 2s $52 (from fmadirect.com)
12 amp power supply (buy used on rctech)-$40

You are done.

Good luck.
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I just bought the Integy 16x307. It is ac/dc. comes with it's own little power supply able of 6 amp charging. Charger works great and now I don't need a power supply.

Here is a link to all the info on it.

http://www.integy.com/cgi-bin/webc.c...19107018247.0d
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I just bought the Integy 16x307. It is ac/dc. comes with it's own little power supply able of 6 amp charging. Charger works great and now I don't need a power supply.

Here is a link to all the info on it.

http://www.integy.com/cgi-bin/webc.c...19107018247.0d
I think this is the charger linger said should be banned because the voltage cutoff is adjustable up to 4.25 volts per cell. When you use it set it to 4.2 per cell
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Hyperion EOS1210i Charger
Thunder Power 1010C Charger
these are the only ones I know of that will do 10A
But they are both DC only

THe Hyperion EOS5i DP AC/DC Charger will do 5A
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Bantam's BC-6 and BC-8 look very impressive. The AC one only does 5A, and the DC does 7.
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FMA balance pro hd charger can charged up to 10amps. Its not a ac charger but you can make a computer power supply on the cheap


But I would wait for their new charger coming out that can charge two 7.4v lipo at the same time.
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http://www.fmadirect.com/Products.htm?cat=32&nid=24
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Top line Lipo chargers are not AC. In fact no top line charger is AC.
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Top line Lipo chargers are not AC. In fact no top line charger is AC.
Amen. No AC charger includes a good enough AC/DC converting stage. AC/DC chargers are really DC chargers with a cheap transformer slapped in the box. To do a top-of-the-line AC/DC charger you would need a top-of-the line power supply IN the charger itself. This does not exist on the market today, AC/DC chargers just have a good old transformer in them for cost and space reasons. With the heat generated, their performance collapses, esp at 10A. This is not specific to LiPo, it's pretty much the case for all chargers as far as I can remember. Even my Tekin BC112AC/DC would collapse after 20mn at 4A back in the days.

Get a good PS, and on top get a good DC charger.

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