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Old 07-17-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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hey, I have typed in searches to make my decision easier, but i haven't found much help. Anyway, im trying to buy a charger for fairly cheap, and am looking at the integy line of chargers. The 16x5 i see for $99, and it looks good, but then i see they have the16x5v6 with dc and the 16x7v6 with the ac/dc for $189. What do you guys suggest i go for, as im trying to save money, i would rather go with the 16x5, but are there absolutely needed features on the latter two that would make a better choice?? Sorry for rambling and thanks
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If you can afford it, I recommend the 16X5 v6 charger in DC only configuration. It's one of Integy's very best. Failing that, the 16X5 is very nice and again as a DC only charger.

The 16X7 had issues with unreliability when it was initially released and I've never heard too much good news about it. It is an AC/DC charger so that's nice. The newest model, 16X7 v6 may be alright but I've never seen one so cannot offer much.

I use the 16X9 charger which is AC/DC and has been flawless for me for two years or more now. It has a pair of output jacks on the back and with its built-in 14 amp power upply I am able to connect a second small DC charger to use to keep my transmitter peaked all the time. I love mine and even had Tres Leonard make me a custom face plate.

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Old 07-17-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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What are the main differences in the 16x5 and 16x5 v6? i know v6 has profiles, optional trickle, and 1-10 cells rather than 4-8, but is that all necessary for a causual racer that wants to step up from his dynamite prophet?? Thanks
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Basically what im trying to say is will the original 16x5 be able to handle battery maintenance for matched packs and fairly high end equipment on a fairly causual basis? I mean for now im pretty busy, but when i do race i want my driving skills to be the deciding factor in how i do, not my charger.
btw, the 16x9 looks sweet!!
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The 16X5 v6 does have a few more features and it charge down to one cell, but the reality of sedan and 12th scale racing means you'll only ever need to charge 4 and 6-cell battery packs. The standard 16X5BL charger should be just fine for several years. Look for a nice compact 10 to 15 amp power supply and you'll be set.
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Thanks, exactly what i wanted to hear
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You can get the Integy 16x5v6 charger for $140, but you have to pay shipping from HK.
Anyways, I have the 16x5v6 and I love it. I'm not sure what all the features of the 16x5 are, but I think that the v6 has these additional functions:blue backlight, IR measurement during charging, discharging & cycling, 10 programmable memory slots, data recall on all battery vital information, Torpedo type built-in boosting charge, partial charge is adjustable from 10% to 50%, new Linear VESC fuzzy logic charge, On/off trickle with automatic trickle rate, 6 user selectable ring tones, On/off auto repeak, and 1 to 60 minutes repeak delay time.
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do you have a site where i can find it for $140??
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Keep watching ebay for some good deals on chargers, for example there's an 16x9 AC/DC on there for $138. I just typed in "integy" and it pulled some up. Good luck! I too have a 16x5v6 and love it to death, no other charger has as many features for the price!
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i have bought a lot of stuff used, but i really wanted to buy a brand new charger. Thanks though
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do you have a site where i can find it for $140??
Here: http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=3416
or here: http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....roducts_id=732
I would buy from the second link, they have cheaper shipping and no extra fees.
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Would this(INDI 16X7v6 ) be a good choice if I wanted to charge a NiMH glow ignitor, Rx pack, and possibily a future micro???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...910035149&rd=1
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Thanks for the help. When i get a power source, will a car battery work?? Also, is the gel cell on my starter box another possible source?? Thanks
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