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Old 06-25-2002, 12:09 PM   #31
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I've got a Turbo 35 and Millenium Pro. The Millenium is what I'm usually charging on, because my T35 is usually busy either discharging a pack, breaking in a motor, or running a lathe. I haven't used the Pit Wizard function of my Mill Pro yet, but I want to try it. To me at least, it seems like almost all topline chargers charge just as well, it's the extra features (motor run, discharge, cycle, etc) that set them apart. So if you only need a charger, there's no point in getting something expensive like a Turbo 35.
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Old 06-25-2002, 12:25 PM   #32
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I have a BC112-C, T35, and a Millenium Pro... The old Tekin is rock solid and has never let me down, but if it ever dies, there's not much hope of factory service...

The T35 is really good, multiple profiles, motor run, "cycling", etc., but it IS "pricey"...

The Millenium Pro is the best value I've found, but it has a SERIOUS weakness -- with old, tired packs, it will false peak until I finally give up and charge it on the BC112-C or the T35 using the Tekin's "CS" mode of the T35's "Long Lockout" mode to block the false peaks... I've never found an option on the Millenium Pro that would let me charge these old packs! That's a pretty big problem when you have some packs that the charger simply refuses to charge.... Very sad, really, as I love every other aspect of the Millenium Pro...
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Old 06-25-2002, 12:58 PM   #33
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The old Tekin is rock solid and has never let me down, but if it ever dies, there's not much hope of factory service...
No factory service at this point, but Express Tech still services Tekin ESC's and Chargers. Here's their URL:

http://www.magicookie.com/prodigy/expresstech.htm

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Old 06-25-2002, 01:37 PM   #34
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I use a CS space charger, It's easy to use and has a game
Quite cheap in Europe.
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:13 PM   #35
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I use a CS space charger, It's easy to use and has a game
Quite cheap in Europe.
I wish I'd bought the backlit one...so much easier to see whats going on. To buy mine and get it posted to New Zealand cost 150 Euros(300 NZ$) all up. Very cheap for me as an alternative to paying about another $100 more for anything remotely resembling a decent charger.
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im with simonk the cs makes for great value - i do have the backlit one!
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Old 06-27-2002, 02:02 AM   #37
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Anyone using yokomo BMS?
btw wats the average street price of pro-trak n turbo 35?
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Old 06-27-2002, 05:32 AM   #38
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I've made a decision and decided to go for the Pro-Trak. Ordered direct 198 pounds, about $300 US. The thing that sold it for me was the ability to monitor the charge/discharge of each cell & the new windows based graph software.
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I've made a decision and decided to go for the Pro-Trak. Ordered direct 198 pounds, about $300 US. The thing that sold it for me was the ability to monitor the charge/discharge of each cell & the new windows based graph software.
Good decision. I know somebody at the track who has several of those, and they seem to do a great job. Although it can only discharge at up to 20 amps, I really don't think any cells benifit from being discharged at higher amps, the only thing it will do is wear out the cells faster.

The one time when 30A discharge is useful is for cycling packs to get numbers. After a race I always discarge at 20 for stock, 30 for mod, it gives me an idea of how much time I have left in the pack.

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Old 06-28-2002, 12:39 AM   #41
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I just wanna get some opinions from you guys about the Novak Ionic charger. Does it give the battery a good charge? does it fals peak a lot? I won a AC/DC Ionic few weeks ago at a race. It's a pretty nice charger for them to give out at the raffle. since it's retailed around 140.

So any idea how this charger fair to chargers like millieum?
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Old 06-28-2002, 05:31 AM   #42
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Apex Sigma Plus - for almost 2 years, I'm very satisfied.
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Yokomo BMS or BCSD! more punch!!! BCSD can charge two packs, very compact.
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JohnA, Excellent choice. I have had my Pro-Trak for a very long time. Just sent it in and had it upgraded a couple months ago. No problems with it ever and Phil is top notch. Excellent communication and customer support. You will not be unhappy with your choice.

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