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Old 06-30-2005, 02:59 PM   #301
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AllSpeedHobbies also has them in stock
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:03 PM   #302
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Ultimate Hobbies also has them - something like 155 - 160
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:54 PM   #303
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OK. You guys suck!! Now i have to have one of these chargers. I will have mine tommorrow. My local track in Scottsdale (SRS) has them for $159.99. They are the best. No mail order here..... support where you race!!! No track... no race!!
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Old 06-30-2005, 11:24 PM   #304
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Well on second thought.... I will wait a while. It seems like some of you have had some serious problems with the charger... motor break in doesn't work...hard to read directions... and smoking chargers. I want to buy a good product with out sending it back to get updated... fixed or what ever. I guess i will have to follow an old saying ' if it aint broke...don't fix it'. I will stick to my old chargers. At least for now.
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Only few of the very first batch had a problem which has been immediately fixed mine is from the second batch and has no problem at all. It is the best thing I ever bought
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Yep. I have one from the first batch, and it smoked. Got another one from the second batch and it's fine. The only problem was that Orion initially used a janky power capacitor in the first batch.
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Old 07-01-2005, 06:14 AM   #307
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Yes and now they are great chargers !
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Old 07-01-2005, 06:35 AM   #308
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Joel, it's not that the instuctions suck, they're just written differently. Go on Orion's website and you can download the instruction manual and see for yourself. But I agree with Worldcup, they are great chargers.
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Joel, I have been using the Advantage out at SRS for about 2 months, great charger, only issue is on low winds, you have to turn the timing to zero to get the motor going for breaking brushes in. Step charging is great in the heat since the packs don't seem to get as hot but do take about 10-15 minutes longer to peak.
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I decided to pick one up anyway. Lots of people said the same thing... 1st batch is not so good... current ones are ok. So far so good. I have not used the motor break-in yet. Just the charger. Its pretty cool. Glad i bought it. Thanks SRC. (scottsdale R/C)
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What is the best charge method for the stock class ?
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Plus now tresleonard is doing custom face plates now for it and they are looking great...Here is a peak at mine....

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I decided our 7A linear PSU was too heavy to keep lugging around and so bought a 20A switch-mode unit, which is less than half the weight.

When the Advantage is step-charging, it manages steps 1 and 2 OK, but in the transition to step 3 trips the swich-mode out. I'm using 7A/0.5A/6A

For this to happen, the current has to be more than 25A. Might this indicate a first-batch problem?

It seems to behave OK on the linear supply.
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WHich PS. I use the Pyramid 20 amp...well here is the one I use.
http://www.buyreliant.com/psupplies/psv200.htm
I have had not one problem with it in almost a year of continuos use. I bought a second one for all the excessories...i.e. motor master, comm lathe, Smart tray, fans and what everyelse that uses 12V, while the other is soley used for chargers...I use two chargers....
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I decided our 7A linear PSU was too heavy to keep lugging around and so bought a 20A switch-mode unit, which is less than half the weight.

When the Advantage is step-charging, it manages steps 1 and 2 OK, but in the transition to step 3 trips the swich-mode out. I'm using 7A/0.5A/6A

For this to happen, the current has to be more than 25A. Might this indicate a first-batch problem?

It seems to behave OK on the linear supply.
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WHich PS. I use the Pyramid 20 amp...well here is the one I use.
http://www.buyreliant.com/psupplies/psv200.htm
I have had not one problem with it in almost a year of continuos use. I bought a second one for all the excessories...i.e. motor master, comm lathe, Smart tray, fans and what everyelse that uses 12V, while the other is soley used for chargers...I use two chargers....
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Sounds like you might have gotten a bad PS or your Orion is eatinng too many amps.
mmm. maybe... I just bought a Ripmax 20A psu to try. If that cures it, case proven.
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