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Old 01-05-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default Balanced LiPO Charger

I need to buy a new LiPo charger for charging batteries to EL RC car.
I want an balanced charger, so I don't need to put an balancer between the battery and charger.
Can you recommend me an good balanced LiPo charger.

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
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For price/performance you can not beat this one - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...r_&_discharger

If you need only 5A charging, then this is a bargain - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...rger_1-6_Cells

Same as previous, but with inbuilt power adaptor - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...rger_1-6_Cells

The most powerfull stuff you can get, which will fullfill any of your future needs whatever they would be - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...alance/Charger
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So how big charger do I need to handle most type of LiPo batterys used for RC cars and Airplanes? I see many chargers are on 5 - 6 Amps are they power full enought??
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Try this ! One of the best deals I've found. 1 of our club members bought it and is completely satisfied.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html
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Try this ! One of the best deals I've found. 1 of our club members bought it and is completely satisfied.
It looks good on the pictures, but It's 5 Amp charge current good for most Rc users? Or should I go for a more power full charger?
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Hi,
Does anybody know how to break in a new lipo pack?
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5 Amps is plenty. I have this charger and it is great, can't beat the price. You will be happy with it.
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You will probably get away with only 5 amps today, but who knows about tommorow (meaning nearest 2-3 years) and you don't buy a charger just for a season. I would suggest to take a 10 amp charger, it should be plenty for any needs you might have.
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the charger i am getting is the Sky Charger B6AC. Its only $60. Exactly the same as Trinity's I Balance which is $180

Sky Charger B6AC 6-in-1 DUAL POWER Balance Charger/Discharger w/ AC Adapter for 1-6 Cell Lipo/Lilo/LiFePo4 + 1-15 Cell Nimh/NiCD w/ USB PC Charging/Monitor Software

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i have an Intelli peak ICE but i would like a charger that can run on AC and Balance my LiPo's. As much as it would cost to buy a 12V power supply and a balancer, i might as well get a new charger. Not sure if i would sell it thought.
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Hi,
Does anybody know how to break in a new lipo pack?
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