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Old 02-15-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
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I have been wanting a second charger and I wanted to get some ideas from a few people. I have a gfx and I was wondering what would be a good 2nd charger to have. I usually run 2 classes which one charger is not good. I would appreciate any ideas.
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I have the GFX, and my 2nd chager is the LRP pulsar. I acquired it in a trade, so I didn't buy it, but if I was looking for a 2nd one, the pulsar would be what I was looking for.
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Yeah, I'd say the Pulsar Competition, Quasar Pro, or Millennium Pro. I don't quite have the money for a GFX, so I have a Quasar Pro, backed up by a Millennium Pro.

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Haha! I knew I was forgetting something! INTEGY TOO!
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I have been wanting a second charger and I wanted to get some ideas from a few people. I have a gfx and I was wondering what would be a good 2nd charger to have. I usually run 2 classes which one charger is not good. I would appreciate any ideas.
any of the yokomos if you want just a charger. The dual bcss charges two packs at the same time... talk about a time saver.
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I really like my Pit Bull, the new X3 will be out in March.


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Can't go wrong with a pitbull. Pretty much a t35 with out the other functions.
I use mine primarily for all charging and my t35 for powering lathe or motor run in and discharge. If I am hard up for a charge I will use it.
Small and light weight and can be had for a decent price used.

I wonder if CE will offer an upgrade for it when the new one comes out?
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I have a 35 stealth and an integy 16x5v6 and they both do similiar functions but the integy has up to 10 memory settings. that can be helpful for setting, repeak, 2400, panasonic and sanyo 3000's and 3300's. basically the most features for small amount of money.

dont bother getting the 16x7 or 16x9 as the 16x5v6 has the same features but smaller.
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I really appreciate everyones input. I have looked into all of the ones mentioned. This is what I come up with, the reedy quasar pro seems to be great with the option to plug into the wall. But the darn thing is Loud. Do you know if the integy and the reedy are somewhat alike? I have heard that but can not confirm that. The second one is the pit bull, I like the price and the size but we just don't see them around here much. And besides the new one is coming out so I would have to wait. The third one is the lrp pulsar competitiion. I haven't really heard anything bad about it other than the paint chipping off easy but that's it. And the integy 16 x 5 v6 seems to be on few peoples tables here where we race. I have paid attention to it and what I'm confused about is when it is charging there is a second or two that it just stops charging but then keeps charging. So you see the voltage of the pack sorta drop then pick back up. I thought that was some type of pulse charge but i've heard it is a part of the VESC system. Can anyone tell me more about the integy charging situation?

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You are correct in saying that the Integy and the Quasar Pro are VERY alike. If the only thing that is holding you back from getting the Quasar Pro is it's noise, then you have nothing to worry about. The alarm is sorta loud, but I really don't know anyone who minds it. I kind of like it as a matter of fact. If you already have a PS, then go with the Integy 16X5V6, otherwise, go with the Quasar Pro as you will spend about the same on both and the Quasar Pro is AC/DC, but the Integy has a few more features.

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You are correct in saying that the Integy and the Quasar Pro are VERY alike. If the only thing that is holding you back from getting the Quasar Pro is it's noise, then you have nothing to worry about. The alarm is sorta loud, but I really don't know anyone who minds it. I kind of like it as a matter of fact. If you already have a PS, then go with the Integy 16X5V6, otherwise, go with the Quasar Pro as you will spend about the same on both and the Quasar Pro is AC/DC, but the Integy has a few more features.

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Thanks. That does help.
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You are correct in saying that the Integy and the Quasar Pro are VERY alike. If the only thing that is holding you back from getting the Quasar Pro is it's noise, then you have nothing to worry about. The alarm is sorta loud, but I really don't know anyone who minds it. I kind of like it as a matter of fact. If you already have a PS, then go with the Integy 16X5V6, otherwise, go with the Quasar Pro as you will spend about the same on both and the Quasar Pro is AC/DC, but the Integy has a few more features.

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Ronnie,
I also heard the Integy and Quasar are made by the same manufacturer. The AC/DC unit would be nice if you do some battery maint at home since you won't have to plug your PS in. Don't worry about it being too loud cause our generators are loud as it is.
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I also heard the Integy and Quasar are made by the same manufacturer. The AC/DC unit would be nice if you do some battery maint at home since you won't have to plug your PS in. Don't worry about it being too loud cause our generators are loud as it is.
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Yeah, it looks like I may do that. Like I said in one of my earlier posts, there a pause of a second or two every so often while charging a pack. I wanted to know if that is better charge or is a straight linear charge is best. Just wanting to know.
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I have used some of the ones on the list so I can't speak for all of em... But I do have a pitbull ATM and it does work well.. especially considering it has no fan! I would recommend you go for a pitbull or the new version not because of features but because your batteries will perform better if you use the same charging technology on them consistently. If you don't use your GFX for charging then it wouldn't matter....
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