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Old 02-03-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hey all, I have a Pro*Star battery charger part # 73050

It's description:
AC/DC Auto charger
7.2v Ni-Cad Fast and Trickle Charger

It has a dial for 15min charging

We also have a Stadium (Arlec) Charger
Automatic Delta Peak Nicd Battery charger
input: 240v
output 10.5v dc 3a
Power, peak detect charge and slow charge light

I've done a little googling and it suggests not to charge the tamiya nimh batteries with this, is this correct information?

I have charged the 1400 packs with the pro star and they get fairly good run time.

What would be a good charger if they are not suitable?

Thanks ya'll
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well u can do a onyx 230 for bout 75bux. AC/DC and have peak charging ability. then when ur ready to move to lipo. it does lipo too. i use this thing even over my nicer charger come race day. less to carry as well.

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Hey all, I have a Pro*Star battery charger part # 73050

It's description:
AC/DC Auto charger
7.2v Ni-Cad Fast and Trickle Charger

It has a dial for 15min charging

We also have a Stadium (Arlec) Charger
Automatic Delta Peak Nicd Battery charger
input: 240v
output 10.5v dc 3a
Power, peak detect charge and slow charge light

I've done a little googling and it suggests not to charge the tamiya nimh batteries with this, is this correct information?

I have charged the 1400 packs with the pro star and they get fairly good run time.

What would be a good charger if they are not suitable?

Thanks ya'll
Without getting too technical, nimh and nicd packs need a different charger, because if you use a nicd charger with nimh packs, the charger typically doesn't properly understand when to stop charging.

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