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Old 07-01-2009, 05:18 PM
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Hey, I am looking to buy a battery charger. I seem to use every kind of battery imaginable between my RC Cars and my RC Helicopters. I am looking for a single battery charger that can charge any kind of battery that you could possibly throw at it... and do a really good job doing it. I want a charger that is also as easy to use as possible and does not require that you buy a ton of extra adapters before it can even do its job. Does such a Mythical Charger even exist?
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:20 PM
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http://www.venom-group.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=VEN-0660
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I picked up a triton charger and so far am very happy. It's ac/dc and it'll charge up to a 6s and balancers come with it. It'll do life,lipo,nicad,nimh,pb.
long story short a person should check this charger out the only one better imo... hyperion but I did not care for issue's with it
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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Best charger for me so far I dont know if it charges Pb I dont know anybody that has a lead batt anymore,you would have to read & see.No issues so far & niether of my tritons came with balance adapters? Maybe thats a new one?

http://www.impaktrc.com/product_info...oducts_id=2386

You didnt state if you needed ac/dc or have a power supply. You said best charger so I assume you have a power supply.
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Graupner Ultra Duo Plus 50, it's arguably one of the best currently. Nicd, Nimh, Lipo, LiIo, Limn, Life and lead acid. AC/DC, 120/240v, you only need a PC power cord to use for 120v. The Duo is a Dual charger, yes the Hyperion Duo is a good charger, but it does not have all of this and have a built in power supply.

1 ~ 18 NiMH / NiCd Cells.
1 ~ 7 LiPo / LiIo / LiMn / LiFe Cells.
1 ~ 6 & 12 Lead Acid (Pb) Cells.
Charge current: 0.1 ~ 10 A.
Discharge current approx. 0.1 ~ 10 A.


It's not cheap and it's not cheap for the International shipping, but you said the best. The shop I listed is where I purchased mine from, smooth transaction. Dealing with DHL was the biggest pain in the purchase. Anyway PM if you have any questions about it that aren't answered online anywhere. You can also get on Graupners website but it's a bit unfriendly.

http://store.modelpower.co.uk/graupn...s-50-296-p.asp

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the best charger would be the hyperion 610i duo. I has the ability to charge 2 batters at the same time and they can be different types of batterys.
they will handel up to a 6 cell lipo and 8 cell nimh. They will also charge nicd and pb. its like having 2 chargers in one compact package.
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In addition to charging it will discharge 2 packs at 10 amp each.

It's like having 2 chargers, 2 dischargers and a power supply in one package.

Sorry couldn't resist!!!
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The problem with most AC/DC chargers is they are usually capped at 50 watts. If you go to charge a high capacity 4S LiPo you won't be able to charge it at a 1C rate. The Hyperion Duo can charge 180 watts per channel (180W + 180W). The Hyperion needs a seperate power supply. I have the Duo and absolutely LOVE it!
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10 + on the Hyperion Duo 610! Little pricy but well worth it!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-6S-15A-360W

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MRC SUPERBRAIN 989

CHARGES-
1 to 25 cell ni-cd/nimh cells, 1 to 8 cell lithium, and 1-4 cell lead acid/gel batteries

CELL RANGE-
100-19,900 mah

CHARGE RATE-
.1 amp up to 10amp with adjustable cut-off range
ADJUST PEAK SENSITIVITY
24 BATTERY PROFILE/MEMORY
AUTO CYCLE MODE
ADJUSTABLE TRICKLE CHARGE
TEMPERATURE CUT OFF
MOTOR BREAK IN

1-30V DC 10AMP (120VA) ADJUSTABLE OUTPUT FOR COMM LATHE OR TIRE CUTTER/TRUER
10 AMP POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED, TEMP PROBE, AND ASSORTED CONNECTORS INCLUDED

$144 WITH A POWER SUPPLY
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Originally Posted by TonysScrews View Post
The problem with most AC/DC chargers is they are usually capped at 50 watts. If you go to charge a high capacity 4S LiPo you won't be able to charge it at a 1C rate. The Hyperion Duo can charge 180 watts per channel (180W + 180W). The Hyperion needs a seperate power supply. I have the Duo and absolutely LOVE it!
True on watts, however it's got 120w max using the built in PS, 180x2 with DC. Also having a charger that, dare I say "goes both ways" , is extremely convenient.
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Originally Posted by roadracer43 View Post
MRC SUPERBRAIN 989

CHARGES-
1 to 25 cell ni-cd/nimh cells, 1 to 8 cell lithium, and 1-4 cell lead acid/gel batteries

CELL RANGE-
100-19,900 mah

CHARGE RATE-
.1 amp up to 10amp with adjustable cut-off range
ADJUST PEAK SENSITIVITY
24 BATTERY PROFILE/MEMORY
AUTO CYCLE MODE
ADJUSTABLE TRICKLE CHARGE
TEMPERATURE CUT OFF
MOTOR BREAK IN

1-30V DC 10AMP (120VA) ADJUSTABLE OUTPUT FOR COMM LATHE OR TIRE CUTTER/TRUER
10 AMP POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED, TEMP PROBE, AND ASSORTED CONNECTORS INCLUDED

$144 WITH A POWER SUPPLY
In my 2 newest EP lipo packs, there are clear and specific instructions not to use the MRC SuperBrain.
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