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Old 12-30-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
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I'm looking at a Novak Ionic charger (DC)

Good choice or bad?

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Old 12-30-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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haha, just going to ask the question myself, i saw on Stormer there down to 60 bucks! Haven't looked at KT yet though.
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Old 12-30-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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Yeah, I saw it on Stormer, too.

I'd like to get one, but if it's lame..............

Somebody PLEASE!

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Old 12-30-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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i am not sure about the price but i was also looking at one of these and didnt hear anything great about it so i went with a reddy quasar pro about 190$ but well worth charge/discharge and cycles your batteries also charges both NiMh and NiCds and has many settings for amps/mah and cell #'s

very happy with it

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Old 12-30-2003, 02:22 PM   #5
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Normally I love Novak products. I run their receivers and ESC's and I loved the brushless when I had it. But I had this charger about a year and a half ago and was very disappointed with it. It would work for a little while, charge a couple packs, then it would give errors saying the battery was not connected, or the power source was not giving enough power. I sent it in to Novak and they had it working fine. They sent it back and it worked for a few weeks and did the same thing again. I also didn't like that you can't control your voltage cut off and there's no display letting you know voltage or capacity. I'd save up and pick up either theire Millinium Pro or the LRP Comp Pro (that's what I'm using. ) I like the motor run in on the LRP a lot. I use it for breaking and for powering my lathe too.
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:14 PM   #6
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Same here, loved my Rhino, but never was satisfied with the Ionic, just wasn't up to Novak's standards. Sent it back a couple times with no luck, ended up selling it cheap and getting a Super Brain.
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Old 12-31-2003, 11:49 AM   #7
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Okay, I'm convinced - bag the Ionic and save my pennies.

Okay then, let's say I'll save up about 150 bucks.

So I don't blow my hard-earned Dinaro, any specific recommendations for a charger in that price range and why?

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Old 12-31-2003, 11:53 AM   #8
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I'd go with the LRP Sport for that money. Or save another $40 or $50 and pop for the competition model. I love that charger. I'll be getting a second one soon. The sport would be good though. It looks like you get all the really important features with that charger. I just really like the motor run in one the Comp model.
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i got the ac/dc version! it was okay but the charging capacity is only up to 4amps which is a bit low for some, great for beginners and a no frills racer!

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later on you would want to upgrade ur batts, then u have to upgrade ur charger also. i sold mine after 2 months and got me a quasar pro! (that was before the Pulsar came out, GRRRR)

Make your pennies count and but a charger that you won't have t
upgrade to for a longer period of time.

Suggestion:
QUASAR Pro or non Pro
Mill Pro
PitBull
Pulsar comp or sport
the new MRC charger is good but onl up to 4.5amps

Sorry if I confused you some more!! Just want to make your money worth it, I would'nt want you to experience what happend to me!

Peace to all and Happy Racing!
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I'd try and stay away from MRC also. I had two 959's and they false peaked like crazy! The only thing they charged well were micro packs when I had one. Plus like was said. They only charge @ 4.5 amps max. That'll take for ever to charge the new 3300's and won't get you that much punch. I charge my GP3300's at 6 amps for stock or 19 turn and 5 for modified to get some more run time.
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same here, i guess i'll throw the ionic, my friend has a MRC, he did use it for 6 cells, but now he kind of got out of r/c racing, and is into r/c planes now. He only had luck with micro batteries, and plane batteries, (little different), and reciever packs. Right now i have a intellipeak(base level), i installed a fan on it so it doesn't fry(like it did). I think i'll go for a millenium. Whats the difference between the pro and regular versions?
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Old 12-31-2003, 03:13 PM   #12
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Pro is the newer one. You should get that one. It's better for the 3300's I've heard.
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Pit Bull http://www.competitionelectronics.com/pitbull.htm Tower is $149.99 Here $134.99 http://www.kthobbies.com/store/electronicitems.htm

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wow, didn't know they were that cheap(prices), maybe i'll have to visit KT one of these days,lol
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Old 12-31-2003, 04:33 PM   #15
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There Great chargers That could be why you never see Used one's for sale!!
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