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Old 08-12-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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I'm looking to upgrade my old charger for something better, something in the $250 or less category. Anyone have any suggestions or first hand experience with the latest crop of chargers?


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For 250 bling-blings u can get almost anything except the matchers(GM VIS or Turbo35)
my recommendation is the Integy 16x5 V6.charge/dis 1-10 cells,adjustable peak,all the bells n whistles.can even be used to match cells @20A's.
Next would be the Pulsar Competition.
I have used both the above,with the Integy making me more happy.
My advice(no shooting please) would be to stay away from the Novak Mill. Pro.Have heard of many problems.
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I say, that if your going to buy Integy, go all out and purchase the 16x9. Its there top charger, and I believe you can get it for under $250 (or around there).

Or, you could get a LRP Pulsar pro and a power supply for under $250, or a Quasar Pro for $169.

It all depends on what options you are looking for.
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i just recently purchased a CDC charger ve 6/B by eagle racing. it really packs more Mah into your batts plus it discharges 1-10 cells up to 20 amps. it measures peak voltage, and bettery resistance on charging and discharging which would allow you to match batts. it charges, discharges, cycles yoru batts. it also has a "boost" feature that would allow you to increase the batts voltage. BOOSTING was designed for racing purposes.
the charger allows ni-mh and ni-cd batts.

i am so happy with it that i intend to get another one
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Old 08-13-2003, 02:07 AM   #5
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I currently own a CE Pitbull and a CS SpaceCharger. Both are very small, work extremely well and charge all types without any problems. These are great chargers for lugging around to different tracks since they are light and don't take much room in your pit ox or on your pit table.

You'll need a cent power supply to run these chargers. If I am only running one charger, I use a converted Com PS as it is small and light. If I need to run both at the same time, I use a Pyramid 30 amp unit.
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Hi guys,

Going to buy a CDC version 5.0 from a friend, wonder if it is a good charger to start with as i am a beginner. Thanks in advance for all advice.
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If the price for the used CDC 5.0 is cheap and you are on a budget, consider it.

As you may be aware there is already a v6.0 that has additional features, worth mentioning is the different batteries profiles features that you can customise and save. The ability to read the discharging resistance is cool too.

One complaint about the 5.0 is that it often pause discharging in the middle of 20 amp discharge and give you a "Charger too hot" warning, after 30 seconds it will resumes discharging again. On the v6.0, i have not encounter this yet.

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Going to buy a CDC version 5.0 from a friend, wonder if it is a good charger to start with as i am a beginner. Thanks in advance for all advice.
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I'm looking to upgrade my old charger for something better, something in the $250 or less category. Anyone have any suggestions or first hand experience with the latest crop of chargers?
look at the Novak chargers. Also check out ebay. You might be able to find a turbo 30, or 35 used for that price you can do that I would recomend the turbo's there the best charger on the market.
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If the price for the used CDC 5.0 is cheap and you are on a budget, consider it.

As you may be aware there is already a v6.0 that has additional features, worth mentioning is the different batteries profiles features that you can customise and save. The ability to read the discharging resistance is cool too.

One complaint about the 5.0 is that it often pause discharging in the middle of 20 amp discharge and give you a "Charger too hot" warning, after 30 seconds it will resumes discharging again. On the v6.0, i have not encounter this yet.

happy charging!
Thanks Melvin,

Guess i have bought it abit expensive, as the 6.0 is only about $270. But right now i am only using the charging mode and nothing else cos i dont have the manual, wonder if anyone can direct me to somewhere which i can obtain a manual. Thanks again melvin for your help.
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