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Old 11-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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I am planning to buy the best charger in the market. I am deciding between a competition electonics or much more charger (silent platinum, ctx-c platinum and power supply). I know I might be spending 3-5 hundred dollars for the charger, I just want to get the best charger. I want your opinions between the chargers guys. ty
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Turbo 35 GFX.

CE has BEEN "the bar" in RC chargers for almost 20 years.
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Turbo 35 GFX.

CE has BEEN "the bar" in RC chargers for almost 20 years.
I agree.
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ce 35 gfx, they have one that charge lipo too right? the new version, any good site i can get this.
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ce 35 gfx, they have one that charge lipo too right?
Yes, and what is even better is that if you have an older GFX, you can get it upgraded to the LiPO version for $50.

Not too many chargers out there are designed for future upgrade support.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #7
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ce 35 gfx, they have one that charge lipo too right? the new version, any good site i can get this.
Yes they do.
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check out SJ Supernova Competition charger, also sold as Robitronics Overlander.
Charges nimh and lipo up to a max of 8A.
Motor run-in feature.
Discharge up to 20A.
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TEAM CHECKPOINT TC1030 CHARGER USED BY KNOWN DRIVERS THE CHARGER IS LIKE A MINI VERSION OF THE TURBO 35 GFX I TRIED CHARGING MY BATTS WITH SAME CAPACITY THE TEAM MAGIC AND THE GFX HAS THE SAME RESULTS!!! PLUS I DONT HAVE TO BRING MY GFX NO MORE BECAUSE ITS TOO BIG!
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Turbo 35 GFX.

CE has BEEN "the bar" in RC chargers for almost 20 years.
I as well agree.
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and the box is big and manly
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:12 AM   #14
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In 21th century I believe is not resonable spend such amount of money in one charger. For what? Charge cells that are from the time of Flinstones?

the cells of this century are the lithium cells.

For this type of cells the chargers are quite cheap because the charge technology is quite simple.

I had one great charger Orbit Microlader (200 euros) and I sold it. Now as I work with lipo in my planes and cars I have two Simprop Intelli-Speed (70 euros each) that charge all type of cells (yes, NiCad, NiMh-14 cells) PB and Lipo (5 cells) at the rate of 7Amps.

What else do one need?
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What else do one need?
- Regulated output voltage for motor run-in
- Output for preipherals such as dynos, lathes, etc.
- Discharge functionallity
- Controlled cycling

LiPo technology WILL become the standard, but it isn't yet, nor will it be for a few more years. Same thing with brushless motors. Don't believe me? Look at how many LiPo "race" packs and brushless motors are on the market versus how many "race" NiMH packs and brushed motors are out there.

And NiMH didn't become popular until around 2001 so that is THIS CENTURY. Also bear in mind that NiCD and NiMH charging is a simple concept as well - certainly no more complex than LiPo. What happened is people began trying to extract every ounce of performance out of their batteries. As performance increased, so did charging demands and its inherent complexity.

The same exact thing will happen with LiPo technology. You are short-sighted and naive if you actually think that LiPo charging will stay simple and "easy" because it won't. I promise you that.
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