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Old 02-19-2005, 07:39 AM   #1
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i am a nitro guy. but i am having problems with my starter box. i will not turn over my engines. i think it is my charger or bad packs. the packs are brand new, the are peak something or other packs. i think power peak, i forget. but i want to get a very nice charger. one that can recycle packs and do everything. any recommendations? and how much is the best out there and where to buy? thanks in advance.
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Turbo 35 GFX, Futaba CDR-5000, ProTrak. There all around the $400-500 mark
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:59 AM   #3
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i think ofna has a 12volt battery for starter boxes. you might want to look into one of those and a charger. might be alot cheaper. or see if a 12 volt motorcycle gell cell battery will work.
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thanks for the advice. i did have a 12v in there before, but it was too heavy and bulky. so i want to got back to cells. where do i get good prices on this stuff. thanks.
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Your a nitro guy so u dont need a 400$ pro racers charger.

For nitro your gonna charge:
-RX packs 5cells
-TX packs 8cells
-2 sport nicad or nihm stick packs for starter boxes
-single cell for glow plug

Ur not trying to maximize every mah out of any of those cells but either way with the 2 chargers ill recomend you will at a price thats not gonna kill u:


ICE DC CHARGER This charger will alow u to do all the nitro stuff and electric race stuff i you should venture into it at a good price

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second thought,
did you check your motors??
maybe one of them is no good.
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:50 AM   #8
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joe your batt and motor sounds like its to weak if you can try to switch over to a 12 volt system with a sullivan type motor
itt should do the trick about spinnin you car moter faster
it did w me i went out and bought a new box ........brad
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? i dont think this is the best place to post this question..but okay.

1.check the motor in the starter box
2.check your motors
3.you might be right about the charger
4.check the batt.
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thanks for all your help. i know its a nitro issue, but the battery and charger issue is why i put it in here. the starter box is a serpent box--- brand new. i have these power peak packs. i charged them and i used a vold meter and got 7.71 as a reading. i then tried to use the box, it did not work and only tried a few times. i retested the pack and it was down to 6.51 on one and 7.6 on the other. the packs are also brand new. i think they are cheap packs. maybe they are causing me this problem.
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also, someone offered me the new ko charger and power supply, slightly used for $150 for both. is the ko charger as good as the trinton charger. thanks in advance. you guys really help.
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if the packs are new then you will have to cycle them 3 to 5 times. after that, if they dont work then you got duds. if you have a receipt and the batteries still look new, send them back to peak or call them first. sometimes they will exchange them if they are brand new. what type of charger are you using now. the voltage you measured is too low. the batteries were not fully charged.
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i am currently using a dynamite charger. the prophet. i am recharging now. i hope i can get this thing to work!!!!
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Joe, a 7.71 reading for a 6-cell pack is too low, it must not have been fully charged.

I would assume you know that you must use the two packs in series to replace a 12v battery? If you run them
in parallel, it won't be enough voltage to drive the starter motor worth a darn.

I'd suggest you look at our TwoLane charger , it can charge the two starter box packs at once,
or do both your receiver and xmitter batteries at once.

I would use NiMH batteries, you don't want to deal with NiCads having to be discharged fully before charging them.
There are many cheap NiMH packs available.
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nimble,
thanks for the input. by the way, how would i know if i am running that packs in series or parrallel? for some reason, when i test the packs after trying to use them, they do not drop evenly. one retested at 7.51 and the other at 6.51. very wierd.
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