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Old 01-14-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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I am looking for a power supply and I don't have a clue what to look for. Can someone help. I would be using a Turbo 35 Stealth with it.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:34 AM   #2
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I suggest that you go to Walmart or similar type of discout store and buy a tractor battery that would be used to start up a riding mower. Then, pick up a 12V battery charger from them. Total cost should be around $45 and you'll have over 100A capability if you decide to get a dyno and aren't reliant on track power.

I use one and it's got more than enough juice to power my T35 and Millenium II chargers for a full day of racing up to 3 cars. I usually bring my 12V charger with me and charge the 12V battery during the day as well, just in case. If the breaker blows (which happens frequently at some of the tracks I race at,) I don't care and it never screws up the charging of my packs.
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am looking for a power supply and I don't have a clue what to look for. Can someone help. I would be using a Turbo 35 Stealth with it.
Nothing against using a battery to run your charger. But that is really not the way to go. I guess if you want to hall it around everywhere that is fine.
I would recomend the bulldog power supplys. They make a 15, 30, 45, and a 75 amp power supply. Any of these would work fine for your turbo 35. The 30 amp would probably work the best. This way if you add 1 or 2 more chargers in the future it will run them. If you only are going to have 2 or less get the 15amp. The cost about 110-150 bucks.
Also you can go with the Novak N-supply but it is only 10amps and its a 100bucks. So you get more with the bulldog for just a little more money. Here is the website for my hobby shop. They do mail orders and they have them in stock.
www.debbiesrcworld.com
hope that helps.
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If your going with a rivergate bulldog i would order from then directly much cheaper

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Get the 17 dollar special off ebay. Many of us use those and they're excellent.
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where? what u type?
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dennis, here are some links

http://integy.automated-shops.com/cg...tml?p_catid=19

i run one of these, the 18amp one for $159, very small and light

http://www.tripplite.com/products/in...ed_dcpower.cfm

you can get these in town, Shields on Middlebrook Dr, big & heavy but regulated power

http://www.rivergatedist.com/products.htm

great power supplies, great poeple, good prices. these guys are in nashville & will ship quick

there are other producers but these come to mind first

a couple things on power supplies. you can get "switching" or "regulated" supplies. the switching units are small & light while the regulated units are larger & heavy. some poeple swear by the regulated units but i have had no problems at all from my switching unit (it runs cooler as well)

you should buy 18-20 amps at least, the T35 has a motor run in & some motors will suck up 20amps with no problem. if you can afford it get 30amps, especially if you plan to run 2 chargers, dyno, ect....
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Thanks for all the info guys, thats a lot of help.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:30 PM   #9
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SpeedWorld has the dura com power supplies. They have them in 10,14,18 and 25 amp. They are about 8" by 9" and 2 in thick. A lot of the facotory drivers have them. The work awsome I have had mine for 3 years. You can not find them in any other hobby shop. They are ver compact and light about 3lbs.
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Check Radio Shack also, they have a 25 amp one for around $99...
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dennis,

Check out this power supply, very small in size and 23Amps for $99!!!! this is in my opinion the best power supply out there esp for the size and cost.

http://www.radiodan.com/misc/samlex1223.htm
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! Stay away from Radio Shack!
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I have the Samlex 1223 also and it is quite nice... I run a Turbo 35GFX and an LRP charger with no probs.... sometimes also have to load a friends charger and works flawlessly, stays cool and keeps running fine!!! The best part is the size!!! Nice and small!!
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I own the one from radio shack....Awsome,guess who its made by?Duracomm.Very good power supplies whether you get it from Speedworld{highly recommended}or radio shack.Never misses a beat.
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I use the radio shack 25 amp , very small and sleek, powers my pulsar comp and integy 16x5v6 wonderfully, in fact i would buy another one if they werent discontinued.
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