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Old 12-18-2008, 01:47 AM   #1
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Questions?? Which Lipo Charger?

Hey guys i am wondering what lipo chargers everyone is using and what they recommend. I want something for higher mah batteries, so something with a high amp charge.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:52 AM   #2
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Pulsar 3 technically should give the best punch due to it charges your lipo to within .01 of a volt from the legal limit
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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No other choice in this moment !
small size with best price !!


The Team Orion Clubman LiPo Edition is the brother of the Clubman: it additionally charges LiPo batteries and features the constant voltage charge mode. The LiPo edition charger provides you with all the good features of the Clubman, but adds LiPo and A123 charge capability and constant voltage charge mode. With the LiPo Edition you have one charger for all applications!

Technical Specifications Clubman LiPo

* Charging Mode : Fast, storage, constant, current, constant voltage
* Charging Capability : NiMH & NiCd: 1 to 10 cells, LiPo & A123: 1 to 4 cells
* Charge current : 0.1-6A for NiMH/NiCd (1-6 cells) and LiPo/A123 (1-2 cells) 0.1-4A for NiMH/NiCd (7-10 cells) and LiPo/A123 (3-4cells)
* Discharge Current : 0.1-1A (5W-limit)
* Discharge Cut-off Voltage : 0.9V/cell default for NiMH/NiCd, adjustable 3.2C/cell default for LiPo, adjustable 3V default for A123, adjustable
* Dimensions : 13890x30 mm , 54.335.411.8 in.
* Input Voltage (V) : 10-15 VDC
* Delta Peak, Laser Blue LCD Display, 10 User Profiles, Multi-Protection System

Both chargers come with a complete set of cables and
an instructions manual in english, german, french and
japanese language!

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Old 12-18-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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I just bought this one and it does everything that you could ever need to do with a lipo.


Features: * Built-in cell balancer for Lipo batteries * Charge current adjustable from 0.05 to 10A, 250W max. * Discharge current is adjustable from 0.05 to 7A. 30W max. * Monitor cell voltage and alarm while the battery discharging with external loads (Lipo mode). * Charge/Discharge cycle:1 to 10 cycles * Battery memory: 10 models * The final voltage of each cell during the charge and discharge while cycling (Lipo mode). * Charge 2*4S, 2*5S packs, 3*3S or 3*2s packs simultaneously. Specifications: Li-ion/LiPo/LiFe: 1 to 10S NiMh/NiCd: 1-27S Lead acid (Pb): 2-36V Compact size and weight: 140*98*25mm, 580g This is a high end charger for the racer who wants the very best! These chargers sell for $200.00 on other web sites! Best of all this charger has an astounding 18 month warranty! Lets see our competitors offer that peace of mind! This charger comes with power input and output cables, "align" type balancing board/cable, external temperature probe, attractive velour storage pouch, and owners manual on mini CD.

Price: $159.99
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:27 AM   #5
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Core UDC-20, $94.99 at Ultraline Hobbies. It has adjustable modes for all types of lipos including a balancing port and can charge NiMH batteries up to 5 amps.

You cannot, should never charge a lipo battery more than a rate of 1C (mAh/1000). 5000 = 5 Amps or less, 4000 = 4 Amps or less. The batteries all come with warning notes in them now, at least the good ones. Hammering lipos with current does them no additional good at all. In fact under rating the current is better for them in the long run, like charging at 1/2C.
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Thunder Power TP-610C. Don't get stuck in the old nimh mentality. Take a look at what plane/heli guys are using and choose accordingly.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies guys, i will look into them in more detail.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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Pulsar 3.....
Hyperian EOS 0606i does pretty good too.
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