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Old 12-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Good lipo chargers?

Sorry, I know youre probably thinking, "not another charger thread". Im still kind of new to the lipos and want to know whats out there and what you guys are using thats good.

Now Im using a dynamite charger and seperate balancer. Looking for one with a built in balancer(heard theyre better), lipo discharge, and AC power(made the mistake of buying a charger that only had DC connectors once).
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You'll get a lot more bang for the buck if you use a dc charger and just get a power supply.

I personally love my trakpower vr1 dual channel, it has a very good channel 1 charger (20a) and and simple channel 2 charger (5a). Built in balancer, graphs and charts to keep track of every battery you own, can charge any type, and to me is great looking charger that has performed flawlessly and has been able to balance older lipo's that my ICE couldn't get within .5

There are rumors floating around that trakpower will be releasing an update for it soon that will make ch1 more user friendly for the not so techy and giving more options to ch2.
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I have a Thunder Power 610 AC/DC balance charger and it's been one of the very best chargers I have ever used and recommend you give it a look.
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I have a Thunder Power 610 AC/DC balance charger and it's been one of the very best chargers I have ever used and recommend you give it a look.




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You'll get a lot more bang for the buck if you use a dc charger and just get a power supply.

I personally love my trakpower vr1 dual channel, it has a very good channel 1 charger (20a) and and simple channel 2 charger (5a). Built in balancer, graphs and charts to keep track of every battery you own, can charge any type, and to me is great looking charger that has performed flawlessly and has been able to balance older lipo's that my ICE couldn't get within .5


Nice, like the black. How well has the display held up for you? Also how much was the power supply?
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from a design aspect the Elangears charger has always come up at the proper voltage. fairly easy to use.
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Haven't had a single issue with the display and its very clear and easy to read even when I race outdoors. I don't charge over 10amps so I just went with the ofna 10amp power supply was about $30 when I bought it 4 years ago, I regularly take it to 12amps running 10 on ch1 and 2 on ch2 (for my remote) and its never had an issue, and I use it almost daily (for my helis)

The matching 25amp trakpower power supply that the charger docks on seems sweet I just haven't had the need to upgrade yet.
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I use the Thunder Power 610 AC/DC balance charger! I like it a lot and Thunder Power support is A+
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You'll get a lot more bang for the buck if you use a dc charger and just get a power supply.

I personally love my trakpower vr1 dual channel, it has a very good channel 1 charger (20a) and and simple channel 2 charger (5a). Built in balancer, graphs and charts to keep track of every battery you own, can charge any type, and to me is great looking charger that has performed flawlessly and has been able to balance older lipo's that my ICE couldn't get within .5

There are rumors floating around that trakpower will be releasing an update for it soon that will make ch1 more user friendly for the not so techy and giving more options to ch2.
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I have the trak power vr1 and matching power supply and its nice and tidy. It's a great charger with 20a on one side and 6a on the other. I also just bought the icharger 308 and love it. Its capable of charging two batteries at 30a each simultaneously. I charge at 14a and they are done on under 10 min completely balanced. The 308 also gives you imediate IR at the push of a button which is great for weeding out old packs. The menu is simple and very easy to use. Also a great price for the powerhouse and small size.
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I the trak power vr1 and matching power supply and its nice and tidy. It's a great charger with 20a on one side and 6a on the other. I also just bought the icharger 308 and love it. Its capable of charging to batteries at 30a each simultaneously. I charge at 14a and they are done on under 10 min completely balanced. The 308 also gives you imediate IR at the push of a button which is great for weeding out old packs. The menu is simple and very easy to use. Also a great price for the powerhouse and small size.
+1 After looking at the 308 duo and the 4010 its hard to look at any other charger the same. Fantastic interface, does a great job charging (both quickly and consistantly). Like a radio, buy great once and be done with it.
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+1 After looking at the 308 duo and the 4010 its hard to look at any other charger the same. Fantastic interface, does a great job charging (both quickly and consistantly). Like a radio, buy great once and be done with it.
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Hi, i just started with this hobby, so pardon me if the question kinda really basic..
What is AC & DC means? Im currently in searching for charger, on my list now is elangears mini ac/dc. Is it good enough for my lipo 7500mah 90c 2s?
Not planning to get a power supply now as i just started, n not really looking for a high end charger.
Pls help tq in advance.
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Hi, i just started with this hobby, so pardon me if the question kinda really basic..
What is AC & DC means? Im currently in searching for charger, on my list now is elangears mini ac/dc. Is it good enough for my lipo 7500mah 90c 2s?
Not planning to get a power supply now as i just started, n not really looking for a high end charger.
Pls help tq in advance.
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Tq so much for ur help howard.
So AC is a direct power we get from the normal plug point at our house while DC is a power from power supply is it?
Sorry still blur...
If i plan to get those elan mini acdc charger but without any power supply, i still can charge my 7500mah battery rite?
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