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Old 10-27-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default DOWN TO MY LAST ITEM... BALANCE/CHARGER

AFTER 2 WEEKS I AM DOWN TO MY LAST ITEM FOR MY FIRST FORAY INTO CAR BUILDING.

jUST PURCHASED THE smc 5000 LIPO...SO NOW I AM IN NEED OF THE APPROPRIATE CHARGER/BALANCER.

LOOKS LIKE MOST NEED A SEPERATE POWER SUPPLY.

SO FAR I AM INTERESTED IN THE ICE CHARGER WITH A POWER SUPPLY AND THE CHECKPOINT BALANCER

OR THE ALL IN ONE UNIT THE E STATION BC 6 WHICH CAN ALSO PLUG INTO THE WALL.

NEED SOME DIRECTION PLEASE

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Old 10-27-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=1727


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http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=1728

combined total = $134.90

as compared to just $170 for just a ice charger and checkpoint balancer ( with out a power supply.)
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I use an Hyperion EOS 0606i AC/DC charger...it works well...simple and easy to use.
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The Bantam E-station BC6 and Hyperion 0606i are very comprable. Both include a 50watt power supply which should be good for on-road 2S1P lipo batteries.

The Hyperion has a slight advantage in the 7.4v range because it has a max amperage of 6A, while the Bantam charger will only do 5A max. Either way thier max wattage is only 50A, so higher-voltage cells will charge at a lower amperage anyways...

My friend bought a Hyperion and says it gets quite hot, but works rather well. It's also nice that it includes a set of balance plugs, but they do not work with every type of battery. You would still have to get a balance tap for Trackpower/Orion packs...

The Bantam charger does offer a temp sensor as an option part...
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #5
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Thanks going hyperion
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Thanks going hyperion
take a quick look at the Venom AC/DC. It comes with all the adapters you will probably ever need as well as being multi chemistry, your LHS may have one in stock.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXUAB8&P=ML
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
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like that vewnom as well Comes down to $$$ now so thanks!!
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I use an Hyperion EOS 0606i AC/DC charger...it works well...simple and easy to use.
+1 for the 0606i, you get everything all in one unit.
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Thanks going hyperion
lol Ironically that's what I told you yo do on your last post, but you didn't want to spend that much.

One you add Power Supply and balancer cost into it, the Hyperion 606i is a great value and a very good charger.
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Thanks going hyperion
lol Ironically that's what I told you yo do on your last post, but you didn't want to spend that much.

Once you add Power Supply and balancer cost into it, the Hyperion 606i is a great value and a very good charger.
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