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Old 05-15-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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I don't know why no one has made a thread for their charger yet. Anyways I'm planning to get one and I'm very convinced from their website. I have owned a GFX and really liked it, but I want a smaller charger that doesn't take up too much space and is lighter to lug around to the tracks. I have a few ?'s.

1. What are the dimensions of the charger? Doesn't say on their website.
2. Do I need the thermal tray to charge NIMH? I have seen pics of world class driver's pits and they are using the Trinity batt. fan stand.
3. Is the Intensive Care System only for NICD like the webites says or would it be good to have for equalizing NIMH?

Any replies or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. This sounds like a wonderful charger and the produce support sounds like the best around.
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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Yes the Protrak is a wonderful charger. Maybe it doesnīt look as good as other chargers and the old case feels a little on the cheap side but there is a new one right now. Beside this it works awesome. There are some wellknown chargers from the German brands but I prefer the Protrak.
Dimensions are about 175 x 175 x 65 mm + wires. In inch itīs about 7 x 7 x 2.6

You donīt need the thermal tray for charging NIMHīs itīs just another option. Beside this the tray is using not only one but three thermal sensors and is showing all of their readings in the display. But the deltapeak cutoff is really working good so Iīm not using the thermal cutoff even as I have one.

I donīt have the Intensive Care System. Iīm using the Robitronic system which is working really good but takes some time as itīs discharging current is 1 amps. Iīm planning for buying an additional Rayspeed unit but itīs not easy getting one currently.
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Old 05-16-2004, 07:20 AM   #3
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I agree with V12 it's very good charger.
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I do like mine, it takes a few times to get used to the menu, but any charger with all these features does.
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:28 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. It seems like this would be the charger for me then.
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Thanks guys. It seems like this would be the charger for me then.
I'm not sure if it's out yet but he has a new version with a 30 amp discharge and some other features i think.
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From what I found there is a 20 A and a 30 A version but no other differences. The 30A version isnīt released yet as they have to wait for some parts. Release date is end of July.
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Hi Nismo,

I do the sales tech support and basically anything you need in the US. if you have any question's please e-mail me.

Dimensions - V12 is very accurate approx 7" x 7" and about 2.5" tall. I think the new version will be slightly wider.

You can charge NiMh on peak no problem, I've been using temp detect for about 4 months but it does have some trouble when the ambient temperature rises. The thermal tray actually uses 4 temperature detection sensors.

The ICS will work for NiMh no problem, Phil has probably not changed that page since he first introduced the ICS about 8 years ago.

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Hi all,

I set my charger up in an aluminum case with the power supply temp detect module and my com lathe. All I need to do is open it up plug in to the power and it's ready to go. See attached.
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All I can say is, I ha a proTrak and was told The GFX is better, so I sold it and bought a GFX, guess what I have recently sold the GFX, bought a used Protrak and had it updated to the latest. specs.

Phil's service is amazing.....

Today my 16 year old comes to me and say Dad, can yo get me a ProTrak too, and sell my GFX...... he's been using the ProTrak and loves it....

It's the only way to go....
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if anyone has an extra protrac charger.... I have a really hopped up nitro touring car for trade!
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All I can say is, I ha a proTrak and was told The GFX is better, so I sold it and bought a GFX, guess what I have recently sold the GFX, bought a used Protrak and had it updated to the latest. specs.

Phil's service is amazing.....

Today my 16 year old comes to me and say Dad, can yo get me a ProTrak too, and sell my GFX...... he's been using the ProTrak and loves it....

It's the only way to go....
what do you like about the protrak over the gfx? i'm about to pick up a new charger soon.
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I am getting ready to put one of mine for sale...

I have to many chargers and need to downsize.

But, not much need for a Nitro TC...
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lol tres...
Come on! tres, it's a nice car!
http://www.rcpics.net/view_single.php?medid=28286
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anyways, when will the bc112c templates be done????
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112C Race Plates are now done, I will have pics in the morn or so....
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