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Old 12-06-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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I am picking up a new charger and I am thinkin about these 2:

LRP Pulsar Competition 2

Duratrax ICE

I want a charger that can also run my lathe and break in my motors and both of these have those features.

I know the ICE is cheaper, but price isnt a huge factor since it is a gift for me.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I will be placing the order end of today.

Thanx.

Oh, and since the ICE is brand new, I may not even be able to get it right away.
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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From all that I have read on the ICE it is the charger I would have bought, if it had been out six months ago. I think you can't go wrong with anything LRP makes. A friend uses the pulsar and he loves it. I use the Eagle Racing/Integy CDC and the GM Commander and these both are awsome chargers. I would give the ICE a try. I believe Duratax has a great warrentee system.
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Wow, from the duratrax website the ICE is a really cool charger(pun intended). I usually don't participate in these "recommend xxx vs yyy" but it seems someone should give duratrax a chance.
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Old 12-06-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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The lrp pulsar comp is a great charger, i've got the 1st one and it's amazing, and no where near the price of the gfx but the lrp has amazing features and quality and it's also a very easy charger to use

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I also use the LRP Chargers...I have both the Competition and the Sport Chargers and they are the best i have had.
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I bought a cheap duratrax charger a few months ago for charging my receiver packs, I have to say for a $55 charger it is great.
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all you guys should take a look at the charger:
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:12 PM   #8
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I appreciate all the feedback you guys gave, it is appreciated. I just ordered the Pulsar 2 and a power supply. I have only been racing 6 months, so I am slowly building myself up equipment wise, replacing with better stuff as I go. I will no doubt need a new 2nd charger since my current one is getting bumped to back since the Pulsar is coming. But maybe in a while I will get the ICE as a second charger. I did look good. But since it is so new, getting it will be tough.

Thanx again.
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Although I may sound like I'm bought on the duratrax charger, you should rest assured that the PC 2 is going to be a very very good charger. 6(?) pros in the Worlds A mains is not going to be wrong.
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All the mentioned chargers sound great. I run the integy 16x5x6 and I love it! As for the ICE, not bad at all. I am looking forward to a review on it...as it also charges lipo! PIMP!
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Thumbs up LRP Chargers

Like I said before, I swear by the LRP chargers I have and am glad to see you got one for yourself.....
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The ICE looks to be quite a sweet piece of kit. Pity about 10 amp discharge, but hey... for around US$120 what do you want?
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