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Old 08-19-2003, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default New Yokomo/Rayspeed charger and discharger

These new battery products look interesting. The charger seems like a good deal. Has anyone tried them or know more about their capabilities and quality?
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I've been using the yokomo BCS single charger for a couple of months now and like it alot. The only thing I could nit-pick about is that is doesn't have a backlit display but it does have a swivel display so it makes it pretty easy to see anyway. I haven't tried the rayspeed discharge tray yet but from looking at it, it should be good as well.
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Matt,
Thanks for replying. It looks like it is comparable to the LRP Pulsar but at a better price. I'm looking for a second charger and this might be the one.
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Matt,
Thanks for replying. It looks like it is comparable to the LRP Pulsar but at a better price. I'm looking for a second charger and this might be the one.
I've got a Reedy Quasar Pro for sale for $110 shipped if you're interested, it's barely been used since i've got a GFX.
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the yokomo BCS single charger is definatley a great charger. the only thing that it seems to lack is the dicharge feature and motor run feature that the pulsar gives you. how ever the charge mode is a little "smarter" if you will, and software is compairable to the GM vis commander.

the rayspeed discharge tray will have 5amp ans 2amp discharge modes and will accept 6 and 4 cell packs. it also has external leads to power a built in fan off of a 12v power supply.

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Does anyone know what the adjustibility of the delta peak cut-off is on the Yokomo charger. For example, the Pulsar can go down to 5 mV per pack (I think). This is an important feature for sensitive cells, like the GP3300s.
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I'll check for you tonight, I "believe" it goes down to 10mv per pack.
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Here's some details from Steve at Speedtech RC:

Yokomo BCSS Battery Charger:

Charging capabilities: HiMH and NiCd
Number of cells: 1-12 cells
Battery capacity: 270mah-6000mah
Charge Amperage: 0.3-9.9Amps
LCD Display Modes: Voltage, Aperage, Cpacity, Temp
Charge Modes: Yokomo Charge, Peak Charge, Temp Charge
Built in cooling Fan.

The size of the BCSS is the same exact size as the Yokomo MMS (Motor
Management system) It's really small. I would say it's about 6 inch x 4 inch x 1 1/2 inch in size

Rayspeed EXCEED Discharger:

Battery type: Sub-C NiMh, NiCD
Cells: 1,3,4, o4 6 cell
Mode: Equalizing (5 Amp discharge), Conditioning (1 Amp discharge)
Cut off voltage: Ni-MH (0.9V) NiCd: (0.1v)
Built in singl fan
Led lights: Red = Power, Auto cut: yellow
Case size 161 x98 x47mm (which is about 6 1/2 inch x 4 inch x 2 inch)
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the specs of the charger are very good, especially at that price ($140)!
since I already own a Pulsar Comp, I won't change now
does it have bad points, like false peak....
I will probably order the RS discharger
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I've used the charger for a couple of months now and I haven't false peaked once, my quasar pro does every now and then but not the BCS
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I just bought the BCS from Speedtech... hope it works out nice..How does the Temp part work on the charger?
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you adjust the temp cutoff on the charger and attach the probe to the battery, when the cutoff temp is reached it shuts off. I haven't really played with that because I'm racing outdoors and the ambient temperature varies as the night goes on.
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Cool... so ideal for indoors Winter season..Nice... Thanks Matt
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that's when I plan on using it, when I'm indoors and the temp isn't going from 105 to 70 degrees.
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the Yokomo/Rs discharger has similar spec as the new Eagle discharger??
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