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Old 09-25-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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Questions?? Power supply for Ice charger....

Is there really that much difference between a $140.00 power supply and a lets say a 60.00 dollar powersupply? Any suggestons as to what i should buy would help.
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the price difference you are seeing is the amps. more amps meens more price. a 15 amp power supply should do the trick for you.
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I have 2 ICE chargers and just use the small OFNA 10 amp Power supplys that are like $49 or whatever each.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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What is the difference between a 139.99 team much more power supply and a 70.00 no name brand ? team much more has 24 amps the other one has 20amps.
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to be honest 4 amps. although the muchmore is a nicer one from the look stand piont
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #6
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The 15 and 25 amp power supplies from Radio Shack work great, and they are light and relatively small as well. You can get them at just about any Radio Shack in the US.

I run two ICEs and one Checkpoint TC-1030 (each charging at 6 amps) on one 15A Radio Shack ps with no problems. They were even a better deal when the local Radio Shack closed and they blew them out for $25 each.
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Muchmore Power Master 24 Amp has the following:

Auto switching between 110 to 220 volts (If you Travel this is great)
Temp controlled cooling fans
Light weight
clean output power
Short Circuit protoctor
Overload protection
Sick looking outer case
And backed by a great Service Center
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One can actually find the Much More 24A PS for less than $120. ITs great because then you don't need to worry about upgrading for awhile if you get more into the hobby. I have 2 of the Much More 24A chargers. One dedicated to my Hudy Auto Truer, and one running 3 chargers, tire warmers and a discharge tray.
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It comes down to how many chargers you will be using at the same time
and for example, you want to charge 2 Orion 5000 Lipos at 2C then you
need at least 20 amps to maximize your charging. That's why I'm using
the Much More Racing 24A power supply! Hope this helps!
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Thanks !! Thats what I wanted to know.
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If I get the ice charger along with the much more 24amp power supply Im ready to go as far as everything I need for charging correct?Both products will come with all the cables and stuff like that,and if Ii run lipo I will need a balancer?
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If your only using the power supply to power the charger and plan no other use with the power supply. Save yourself some money and buy a charger with a built in power supply that also supports a123 batterys,and the other battery type I forgot its name (life) I believe. Reason I say this is there are
some nice chargers out there. Such as the Onyx 230 advanced charger
which cost 79.00 for a charger that has the power supply built in . Also
Venom has a nice small charger that has a power supply with for 149.
The ice is a excellent charger don't get me wrong , but its support for batterys stops at lipos. If you like all the info that it puts out thats cool,
but if your like me still learning to drive, balance the car, and actually get
skills before worrying about the info on a battery .


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What is the difference between a 139.99 team much more power supply and a 70.00 no name brand ? team much more has 24 amps the other one has 20amps.
As far as I've been able to tell, the reason it is called Team Much More, is because they charge Much More than anyone else for the equivalent items.
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look for a rip max on ebay. i used them several years and have been great. you will need a balancer
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If you know someone that has an old computer You can have a power supply for free with some wire cutters, some electrical tape and a few mins of spare time. This is what I use to run my chargers. Works great!! I run two chargers off mine and its only 200watts and 15 amps. Cost me nothing, As the computer was taken outta trash.



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