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Old 06-24-2002, 05:04 AM   #1
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Default What charger do you use?

I've been looking into getting a new charger, currently I'm using an Apex sigma+. My first thoughts were most expensive=best, so I was looking at either a CE Turbo 30BL or a Pro-trak. I then looked at what the pro's were using at the 2002 worlds & mostly they were using sub $200 chargers like the Reedy Quasar or the new LRP.

So, I'm all confused, any opinions would be appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:27 AM   #2
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The Turbo35BL has added features, aside from charging. you can also discharge up to 35amps, cycle your batteries, and break in motors or run your comm lathe with the motor run feature. you can also connect it to a printer so you can keep track of your battery condition. All these features add up that make the T35 more expensive than other chargers. On the other hand, the pitbull, also made by CE, has none of the T35's added features but is about the same price as most high end chargers.
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Old 06-24-2002, 07:18 AM   #3
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The pro's are sponsored to use the LRP and Reedy products.

It depends what you want from the charger.

I wouldn't get anything worse than my pro-trak now - the adjustable charging specs, and the good 20A discharge, as well as the individual cell monitoring, means you can really tell what the packs are doing.
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Pitbull x2 for the track- light and small size. Protrak at home for battery cycling!
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Old 06-24-2002, 12:40 PM   #5
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I use a pro-trak, i love the individual cell monitering, but i have heard good things about the new LRP (mind you that was from a LRP driver)
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Old 06-24-2002, 01:40 PM   #6
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I use the Indy 16X5 (dist by Integy). Charges, discharges to 20A, and cycles batteries. Digital display with all the info displayed and NO annoying beeping that continues forever (like the Pit Bull). I've had them all but like this the best. Never false peaks (like my Novak did), much smaller (and cheaper) than the CE 30 or 35. IMHO, the best charger on the market...
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Old 06-24-2002, 02:19 PM   #7
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I use a millennium pro, just like 90% of the other racers at my track do.
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I've been very happy with the Integy 16x5 for track use, it puts as good a charge into a pack as any charger I've used, and I've never seen it false peak.

I also use a Victor IQ3 for repeaking and for discharging/cycling. The scripting abilities of the IQ3 are without equal.

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What is wrong with your current charger?

Anyway.....

I use a Duratrax Intellipeak Digital Pulse Charger.
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Have you seen the orion chager? It looks really nice I might do out and buy one of them
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Old 06-24-2002, 04:08 PM   #11
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Dear JohnA,
I am using CE Turbo BL and Millenium Pro. In your opinion, I am using a "Best" and also using "Sub $200". Both are great chargers and happy with it. However, I think CE is bit overpriced for its features. I think you should wait and looking into LRP Pulser competition.
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yup, sort of like dtm2. mil pro (x2), but no true high end yet.
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i'm using the KO BX-213MH...pretty ok and looks nice too.jus a petty it can't discharge.but connect up the digitial discharger from KO and there's a lot more function u can do with it!!!
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Integy 16x5 BL Great charger for the money!
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Between my Dad and I, we have 2 Turbo 35's, 2 Millenium Pros and 1 Tekin BC-112C.

I have a T35, Mill Pro and the Tekin. I obviously like the T35 best, it has so many features and is useful for cycling and discharging batteries. I also take the Millenium Pro to the track, it is a great little charger, and since it is so small it is easy to fit with the T35. I like how on the Millenium Pro you can name the charge profiles. The only problem I have with it is that since I have the updated version, I have the gold alligator clips, and these don't grip very well at all.

The Tekin stays at home, the only thing I use on it now is the timed charge feature, which none of my other chargers have, although as a charger it is almost as good as the millenium pro, but bigger. You can set the timer for it to charge, very useful for storing nimh since you don't have to watch the timer.

Bottom line is, any charger over 150 bucks (referring to the Millenium Pro here, may be other top of the line chargers for less) but it depends if you are willing to spend the extra money to be able to test your batteries, break in motors, run lathes etc.

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