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Old 08-31-2001, 10:34 PM   #1
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I start out this thread so people have a place to talk about chargers in general. questions, recommandations, and helps will be posted here hope we can keep this thread alive.

I got a question about DuraTrax IntelliPeak Twin Pulse Charger. Anyone of you have it? How is it? It can charge two packs of batteries at same time. That is sooo awsome. But do they false peak a lot? It can even charge NiMH batteries. What you all think????
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Old 08-31-2001, 10:35 PM   #2
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Turbo 35 rocks!
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Old 08-31-2001, 10:42 PM   #3
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mmm... a 400 dollar charger...... gotta be good!
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Old 08-31-2001, 10:50 PM   #4
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I have the CE PitBull. I love it. If you have any questions ill try and help you out. It is a very cool charger

It is pretty simple. I don't know what i was doing without it. It saves your charging profile, so the next time you charge nicad/nimah cells.. you select one and presto.. its goes.

It also plays sounds during the charge so you know exactly what it is doing. ( I would suggest not using the phone sound... Myles kept lookin for my phone....lol )

just shout... ill answer what i can
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Old 08-31-2001, 10:54 PM   #5
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Integy 16X5

Great charger......
You can't go wrong
it charges and discharges and you can cycle your packs

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Old 08-31-2001, 11:38 PM   #6
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16x5 seems to be the way to go now!!! At least until the Millenium pro comes out!!
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I own a CS Space charger and Orion digital discharger.
The CS unit is a new and affordable alternative to the PitBull, Turbo anything and Millenium. It is fully adjustable from 0.1 to 5.5amp charge rates and has an adjustable Delta peak value(Whole pack) from 20mv(NiMH) to 200mv(NiCad)
I believe they are distributed in the U.S by Schumacher USA.

The Orion digital discharger has been in my Pitbag for several years now and been Faultless. It will discharge at 20, 25 and 30 amp rates and gives a mah readout.
I have all the numbers I need as far as monitoring the charging and discharging of my cells.
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turbo 35. very helpful motor run feature when breaking in motors and running your comm lathe. also, the discharge and cycle features help keep your batteries in good condition.
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Yokomo BMS Charger is work great for me.
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Old 09-04-2001, 03:09 PM   #10
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FMA Direct Supernova 250S.

Can't be beat for the features:
- 10 storable battery profiles
- NiCD/PB/NiMh capable
- Auto mode
- Manual modes
- Variable charge/discharge rates
- short protection
- reverse polarity protection
- fully digital display
- intelligent battery check
- many others

all for about $130.

Incredible.


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Old 09-04-2001, 03:40 PM   #11
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Default Millenium...

I have a millenium, was my first "Real" charger so I don't have a baseline, but I really like it...

Some of the things I like:
Charges my 3000mah NiMH packs real nice...
I get about an extra 100 mah on my NiCD's
I can charge my reciever and transmitter packs on it...

Wish List:
Storable profiles, I hate switching back and forth from my NiMH and my NiCD settings...
A list of different tones besides just changing volume...
Ability to discharge...

I was wondering if I can get a little better review of the INDY 16x5 I was thinking of getting one as my second charger....

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Old 09-04-2001, 07:29 PM   #12
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well, i think the new millenium pro has storable profiles for both the charger settings and the built in pit wizards software.
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guys,
since we are on the subject of batteries , can you recommend a site where they teach how to assemble the batteries aswell as what temperature range of your soldering iron (farenheit)is ideal.coz ill be building my batteries soon.

also if you can answer the questions above the better.
pls recommend sites also.

what is the wattage of your soldering iron and what kind.
ill be using a weller we50 soldering station and i want to know the most ideal temp/watts for building rc batts

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Old 09-04-2001, 07:55 PM   #14
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If I remember right http://www.balakracing.com has an article of converting stick to saddle packs. So if you're using new batteries just skip the "rip out the batteries" section

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Default Re: Millenium...

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Originally posted by TigeRyan

Wish List:
Storable profiles, I hate switching back and forth from my NiMH and my NiCD settings...
A list of different tones besides just changing volume...
Ability to discharge...
Thanks,
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Except for the discharge function...... for a minute, I thought you thought you were talikng about the CE Pitbull. Great charger!
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