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Old 06-25-2013, 04:36 PM
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Looking to pick up a new charger that will charge over 20 amps with a good discharge rate as well. Also would like to adjust the end voltage. With that being said what are your suggestions?

Icharger 410

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by haywood
Looking to pick up a new charger that will charge over 20 amps with a good discharge rate as well. Also would like to adjust the end voltage. With that being said what are your suggestions?

Icharger 410

Powerlab

Gfx(20 amp max)
I use the Icharger duo410. Love it! I can charge my batteries at up to 40amps and it will discharge at 17amps with my 12volt power supply. You can discharge at higher rates (up to 40 amps) by connecting to a car/boat battery.
It also has a "keep" feature that keeps your battery voltage at your selected end voltage until your ready to run.

I tried the powerlab6 and there just isn't enough info on the screen for me to see where my batteries are at.

The gfx from my understanding does not have a balance port. That alone would keep me from using it for a high charge rate. Too dangerous......
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I use the Icharger duo410. Love it! I can charge my batteries at up to 40amps and it will discharge at 17amps with my 12volt power supply. You can discharge at higher rates (up to 40 amps) by connecting to a car/boat battery.
It also has a "keep" feature that keeps your battery voltage at your selected end voltage until your ready to run.

I tried the powerlab6 and there just isn't enough info on the screen for me to see where my batteries are at.

The gfx from my understanding does not have a balance port. That alone would keep me from using it for a high charge rate. Too dangerous......
+1

Alot of talk on the forms about different chargers lately.

The icharger 410 is replacing the GFXs.
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The iCharger is fantastic. Not quite as accurate as the GFX is when it comes to nailing voltage for tech, but nothing is.

There was a rumor that CE was working on a new charger again after canceling the dual charger they were showing off a Snowbirds a few years ago. It would be nice to see them do it, and I think the market for a powerful charger with great features is definitely there, especially if you can get the flight crowd involved. We'll see I guess...
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The iCharger is fantastic. Not quite as accurate as the GFX is when it comes to nailing voltage for tech, but nothing is.

There was a rumor that CE was working on a new charger again after canceling the dual charger they were showing off a Snowbirds a few years ago. It would be nice to see them do it, and I think the market for a powerful charger with great features is definitely there, especially if you can get the flight crowd involved. We'll see I guess...
Interesting, I was wondering if they were going to get back into the game.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
The iCharger is fantastic. Not quite as accurate as the GFX is when it comes to nailing voltage for tech, but nothing is.

There was a rumor that CE was working on a new charger again after canceling the dual charger they were showing off a Snowbirds a few years ago. It would be nice to see them do it, and I think the market for a powerful charger with great features is definitely there, especially if you can get the flight crowd involved. We'll see I guess...
Glad to here that Competition Electronics is working on a new charger.
I had two GFX and always upgraded them anytime new versions came out.
It was the best at the time.

Now with the new more powerful chargers updating is as easy as downloading software online from a computer. Fast!!
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
There was a rumor that CE was working on a new charger again after canceling the dual charger they were showing off a Snowbirds a few years ago. It would be nice to see them do it, and I think the market for a powerful charger with great features is definitely there, especially if you can get the flight crowd involved. We'll see I guess...
Funny....I've heard the same rumor. I'm not holding my breathe.
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I guess I have to get over the fact the icharger looks like a medical device and just buy one!
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Look at the Venom 25 amp DC Charger with Stonghold box integrated.

Only $200.
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Originally Posted by AMZ
Look at the Venom 25 amp DC Charger with Stonghold box integrated.

Only $200.
It's better then most chargers.
But it only discharges lipos at 5 amps.
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Originally Posted by haywood
I guess I have to get over the fact the icharger looks like a medical device and just buy one!
LOL!

Looks like a Playstation.

Here's what Todd Putman had to say about the icharger 410

http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showpo...32&postcount=1
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What does a person need a high discharge rate for? I always discharge my batteries in my car
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Originally Posted by Odin544
What does a person need a high discharge rate for? I always discharge my batteries in my car
Well at big races you need to lower the IR of the pack before you qualify.

There is a trick to it.
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Originally Posted by Mr RCTech
Well at big races you need to lower the IR of the pack before you qualify.

There is a trick to it.
gotcha. thanks.
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Originally Posted by Mr RCTech
Well at big races you need to lower the IR of the pack before you qualify.

There is a trick to it.
What is the Trick?
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