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Old 03-16-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXG87&P=7

im using that charger, and im hoping to get a power supply, if i can convice my dad, so i can charge my batteries a bit faster. (it only charges at 3.5A)

i want to use this power supply

http://www.buyreliant.com/psupplies/psv200.htm

will it work?

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Old 03-16-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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Yes.... It puts out 20 amps, perfectly fine... You could run 3 chargers on that....
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whats up with multiple posts on same topic?
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXG87&P=7 will it work?
Regardless of the input power, this charger will only charge each battery at a maximum of 3.5A.

You won't gain anything by using a power supply instead of the standard 120V connection.
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whats up with multiple posts on same topic?
He's just a noob, go easy on him...
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He's just a noob, go easy on him...
Uhhhhhhh...I thought I was...Because his stated goal is to "charge my batteries a bit faster".
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hmm damnit, so it wouldnt work?

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o yeh, one question, why wouldnt it work?
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hmm damnit, so it wouldnt work?

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o yeh, one question, why wouldnt it work?
The spec sheet you attached indicates that this charger is only rated to charge at a maximum ampherage of 3.5 amps for each battery being charged. If you have the charger plugged directly into an 120V AC outlet or powered by a separate 12V DC power supply, you still only get the maximum ampherage that the charger is rated at...being 3.5 amps.

Charging at 3.5 amps is not a bad thing if you are just bashing or playing around. For racing at a track in competition, you would want a higher end charger rated with a maximum of at least 6 amps.

The fact that your charger will charge two battery packs at the same time is pretty cool though.
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