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Old 11-24-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
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anybody got any info on this charger? is it a decent charger?
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If you're into planes it's a great charger. Not so hot for Cars.
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Old 11-24-2003, 09:04 AM   #3
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I heard it can charge NiCd, NiMH, Li-Ion, Lead Acid batts...
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It can charge just about anything but it's limited to 5 amps and for cars, thats a bit low.
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so what about the reedy quasar pro?
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When I was with another publication I did a charger guide with the Triton and the Quasar in it. If you have the money, go for the Quasar, it's a much much better charger for racing. If you fly and drive, then the Triton would be a decent choice. BUT, don't rule out the Competition Electronics Pit Bull. Yes, it needs an external power supply, but it's an incredible charger. Great quality, great charges, it's my #2 charger (#1 is a Turbo 35 ) I use the Reedy a few times a month. It's really nice because you don't need a power supply, and it's fairly user friendly. My only complaint on the Reedy is the alert tone is really loud and annoying on it. I don't really notice a difference in charge quality between that and the Turbo ro the Pit Bull, and that's a good thing. My only other complaint is I cycle my packs once a month or so to see how they are performing. To me, the Quasar is useless for this because it takes the Quasar over 60 seconds to ramp up to a 20 amp discharge. That means your voltage and runtime will be skewed because of the first 60 seconds. Just my .02.

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Old 11-24-2003, 01:39 PM   #7
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Gary,

which magazine was that?
Do you where I could find a copy of that charger shootout online?

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i know the 03 RCCA april mag has a 15 charger guide in it. and thanks for the info on the pitbull. that ones in my price range and i like the features it has to offer so i think im going to go with that on.
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Unfortunately the article never made it onto their site. What chargers did you have questions on, I can answer here for you.

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Stumper, that was the article I was refering to.
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ok i was just looking thru that article again and was wondering how the lrp comp stacks up. its alittle more than i want to spend. and im just getting into club racing so i dont know how far im going to go with the hobby just yet.......... but i've heard alot of people recommend the pit bull so i'm kind of leaning towards that charger.
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The LRP seemed to be a good charger. I liked the display, and the motor run feature is nice. I didn't get a ton of time with each charger, but for me, I have my Turbo for running motors and my Dyno will also run motors or a lathe.
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so basically i should probably save my money and get the pit bull and a power supply . thanks for your help!
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You have PM BTW

Well...if you need to power a lathe or break in motors, the LRP is good. If not, then you are basically looking at the LRP Sport vs the PB. In that case, I'd go with the Pit Bull
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I replied to the PM, thanks again for all your help !

I'll be ordering the pit bull tonight!
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