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Old 08-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Whats up everyone, as the indoor season is getting ready to start up again I want to get a new charger.
I want to be able to charge over 4.20 per cell. I know Thunder power has a competition mode and I want something like that.
is a turbo 35 worth the money?
I was thinking of getting a Thunder power tp820 or LRP Pulsar touch.

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How about: Don't do that
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I found the TP charger great for normal charging, but getting it to go a fuzz over not the most accurate. A good used GFX or T35 will get you what you need. There's a reason the CE chargers have been the standard forever.
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Whats up everyone, as the indoor season is getting ready to start up again I want to get a new charger.
I want to be able to charge over 4.20 per cell. I know Thunder power has a competition mode and I want something like that.
is a turbo 35 worth the money?
I was thinking of getting a Thunder power tp820 or LRP Pulsar touch.

any other advice is greatly appreciated Thanks
I'm confused about why you would want to overcharge a lipo? I have the TP820 and love it. But I dont overcharge my lipos. I cant afford to be replacing them constantly.
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The reason for wanting to do it is 4.22 (I think is where we are at now) is the legal tolerance. It goes back to wanting to squeeze every ounce out of your car. I picked up a pair of lightly used Pulsar 3's late last spring for just that same reason. They work great and you can "fool" them into charging just a hair over. I think I only paid $100 for the pair. Good alternative without having to spend a pile of coin.
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I found the TP charger great for normal charging, but getting it to go a fuzz over not the most accurate. A good used GFX or T35 will get you what you need. There's a reason the CE chargers have been the standard forever.
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With the new software on the GFX you can adjust each individual cell's end voltage. This way you can charge to the roar limit every time. I love mine and wouldnt trade it for anything unless CE came out with a new, maybe smaller, version of it.
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The reason for wanting to do it is 4.22 (I think is where we are at now) is the legal tolerance. It goes back to wanting to squeeze every ounce out of your car. I picked up a pair of lightly used Pulsar 3's late last spring for just that same reason. They work great and you can "fool" them into charging just a hair over. I think I only paid $100 for the pair. Good alternative without having to spend a pile of coin.
Didn't know that was safe. Thanks for the info. I wont need to mess with that stuff. Need to work on my driving first!
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I guess I shouldn't be - but I'm amazed in the perceived need to squeeze out 2/100ths of a volt on your pack. Have you actually stopped and thought about it for a minute?

To answer your question; your best bet would be to buy the most reliable and consistent charger you can afford on your racing budget. And as soon as the rule gets put in place at your track to check for max voltage on the pack in tech before the race - it won't matter much anyhow. Don't get fooled into believing 2/100ths of a volt is an advantage
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I guess I shouldn't be - but I'm amazed in the perceived need to squeeze out 2/100ths of a volt on your pack. Have you actually stopped and thought about it for a minute?

To answer your question; your best bet would be to buy the most reliable and consistent charger you can afford on your racing budget. And as soon as the rule gets put in place at your track to check for max voltage on the pack in tech before the race - it won't matter much anyhow. Don't get fooled into believing 2/100ths of a volt is an advantage
Everyone funny about something. A good charger will last longer then some batteries. I guess you could save some money on the charger and buy those 150C batteries.
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The best bang for the buck charger's that I've found is the icharger line. My advice is to buy more power than you think you need, buy watts not amps.
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I guess I shouldn't be - but I'm amazed in the perceived need to squeeze out 2/100ths of a volt on your pack. Have you actually stopped and thought about it for a minute?

To answer your question; your best bet would be to buy the most reliable and consistent charger you can afford on your racing budget. And as soon as the rule gets put in place at your track to check for max voltage on the pack in tech before the race - it won't matter much anyhow. Don't get fooled into believing 2/100ths of a volt is an advantage
In 1 cell oval pan car, you'd be surprised what 2/100 can do for you!!! Ask the top guns!
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thanks for the great info so far everyone.
now that i need to upgrade I am thinking of getting the turbo 35 where can i find a good price online as the LHS does not sell them.
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thanks for the great info so far everyone.
now that i need to upgrade I am thinking of getting the turbo 35 where can i find a good price online as the LHS does not sell them.
Best bet is to find a good used one and send it in for an upgrade if needed.
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You are funny Shortbusallstar!
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