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Old 03-18-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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i am in the market for a new charger what do you guys suggest i get. I am not looking to spend over like 150 for it, and would still like one with a good amount of features
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Old 03-18-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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Second that on the Ice, love mine.
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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what does that charger cost?

i am guessing ill have to get a new discharge tray also any help on that too ?
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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$129 or less
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APS 3 in 1 Dyno CHarge $149.99 does just about everything and is small
Plus a Integy Zero 30 tray or a Novak Smart tray.

The Ice is a great choice as well just doesn;t have a back light so if it is half dark you can;t read it.
The APS I can read a book in front of its blue back lighting.LOL
Just another choice.
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my vote goes to the ice charger. who race in the dark anyway?
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ok i have read up on the ice charger and i like it alot i think... also i have checked into the integy absolute zero 30. not it says both of these are dc what do i need to get these to run ? since they dont use ac power. sorry if its a dump question but i am new to the hobby.
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What abou the new Orion Charger. Anyone have anything to say about it?

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ok i have read up on the ice charger and i like it alot i think... also i have checked into the integy absolute zero 30. not it says both of these are dc what do i need to get these to run ? since they dont use ac power. sorry if its a dumb question but i am new to the hobby.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LX3609&P=ML

This is one example. I bought mine off eBay for less. You want at least 10 amps. I also use the Deep Cycle battery out of my boat...it seems to work very well. Of course you could always pop the hood of your car too.
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Hey guys, we now have a DC-only version of our dual 6amp charger,
it is only $85! Small, and backlit display.
Check it out on the website.

If you need an AC power supply, why buy and haul around and pack/unpack two seperate units, the TwoLane unit has a 12amp power supply included!
The TwoLane charger also has output terminals so you can use the internal power supply to power other things, even another DC charger.
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Well I love my integy 16x7v6. It dischargers at 30 amps has heaps of kick butt features and does alot of the things that top $$ chargers do. ALL for around $170-180 US.
and go with that a integy zero 6S equalizing tray from ebay for $27 US makes a awesome combo.
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Wallstreet,
If you are in the market for a charger the Nimble charger works great, I have the dual digital peak charger and have not had any false peaks with it and it does everything I need it to do. The dual charge feature @6 amps is key when you need to charge multiple batteries. It is a bit over your price range but it would be worth it. They do have the sportsman for only 85.00 and if it is anything like their higher end charger should work great! and at that price it is better than alot of chargers in that price range. Gene
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alright thanks for the info i will check it out .
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nimble, very intrigued, question, is the cutoff of 20mv-whatever for the whole pack, do the 2 charge modes have the same features available eg same settings, does it have discharge and what is the chrge mode e.g. pulse, linear
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