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Old 05-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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I'm about to re-enter the R/C world with a losi mini-slider. I'm wondering what is a good ac or ac/dc charger for mini-slider packs.

With your answer, please specify if its for lipo or nimh packs, as I'm not sure which type I'm going to go with yet.

thanks in advance for the input.

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I'm about to re-enter the R/C world with a losi mini-slider. I'm wondering what is a good ac or ac/dc charger for mini-slider packs.

With your answer, please specify if its for lipo or nimh packs, as I'm not sure which type I'm going to go with yet.

thanks in advance for the input.
With all the chargers available now on the cheap its best to get one that does everything. You can try this link http://www.hobbypartz.com/chargers.html any of these chargers are great, you can find one that fits your price range, and make sure its AC/DC or else you'll need to purchase a separate power supply.
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The consensus here is the Thunder AC6 from Hobbypartz for $45. I bought a GT Power AC/DC 606d from EP Buddy for a little more, but it has a 1 year warranty and they're in Ohio. You can find out more in the radio/electronics section.
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Or you could buy this.......
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAGUG&P=ML

It might cost a little more then the hobbypartz and hobbyking garbage, but it's a nice charger from a reputable company and a domestic distributor.
It also comes with 3 different charge leads, is AC/DC and includes a USB cord.......to charge cells or MP3 players and for firmware updates.

Just my 2 cents.
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Thanks for the input. I see the AC680 is this basically an AC/DC version of the AC6? Is there anything important the AC680 can't do? I may prefer it because its AC/DC.
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I just bought the AC 680 and I couldn't be happier. Incredibly easy to use and has TONS of features! I just got back into the hobby about 2 weeks ago as well after a LONG hiatus (I'm talking about the beginning days of ESCs).
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It has a higher wattage rating, 80 versus 50. You can charge higher count lipos and at higher rates I believe.
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