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Old 01-19-2014, 12:37 PM
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I need to a new charger to support the LiFe receiver battery for my buggy. It's a ProTek 6.6V 1800mAh. My starter box uses a Lipo 4S 5000mAh. I don't plan getting any electric cars. Looking for any suggestions on a battery charger that's not "too much".

I have looked at the SkyRC B6 Ultimate 400 and the Hyperion 730i. Also looked at the PowerLab 6, but that's almost $200 and was wondering if that would be overkill for only needing to charge a receiver pack and starter box pack.

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Originally Posted by MTB-Matt View Post
I need to a new charger to support the LiFe receiver battery for my buggy. It's a ProTek 6.6V 1800mAh. My starter box uses a Lipo 4S 5000mAh. I don't plan getting any electric cars. Looking for any suggestions on a battery charger that's not "too much".

I have looked at the SkyRC B6 Ultimate 400 and the Hyperion 730i. Also looked at the PowerLab 6, but that's almost $200 and was wondering if that would be overkill for only needing to charge a receiver pack and starter box pack.

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I have a Hyperion EOS 0606i, AC/DC model, I run nitro and BL and this charger does everything I need it to do, if you decide to go BL in the future and run something like a saddle pack or dual batteries, you'll need their dual model.

http://www.hyperion-world.com/produc.../HP-EOS0606iAD
http://www.hyperion-world.com/produc...-EOS0720iSDUO3
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I like the Hitrc x4 Ac/dc. It does not need a power supply and it can work off your car battery in the field if there is no outlet where you are. It chargers 4 batteries at once so I can charge everything in about an hour. I do both RX packs and both starter boxes and then I charge my radio Lipo and glow starter and my 2 back up packs. 8 batteries ready to go in an hour. Can't beat it.
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Originally Posted by AC500 View Post
I have a Hyperion EOS 0606i, AC/DC model, I run nitro and BL and this charger does everything I need it to do, if you decide to go BL in the future and run something like a saddle pack or dual batteries, you'll need their dual model.

http://www.hyperion-world.com/produc.../HP-EOS0606iAD
http://www.hyperion-world.com/produc...-EOS0720iSDUO3
You could just make a series or parallel connector for charging multiple batteries. saddle packs are already connected in series, so they don't need one made. No need to get a dual charger for that reason.
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You could just make a series or parallel connector for charging multiple batteries. saddle packs are already connected in series, so they don't need one made. No need to get a dual charger for that reason.
Hey Thanks Panda, something to consider in the future if I do need to charge 2 packs.....Ive ran nitro for many years and finally made the jump to BL.
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for series or parallel charging, they have to be roughly the same pack, so both 2s, both 5000 mah for example. So if you have a 2s 4000, and a 2s 2500, it won't work.This is when the need for multiple outputs, or chargers is necessary.
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I have an older version of the Hitec x4 and it's great although I'm not a fan of using a separate power supply. I do see a new one with the built in PS in my future. It's an fantastic charger.
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Originally Posted by MTB-Matt View Post
I need to a new charger to support the LiFe receiver battery for my buggy. It's a ProTek 6.6V 1800mAh. My starter box uses a Lipo 4S 5000mAh. I don't plan getting any electric cars. Looking for any suggestions on a battery charger that's not "too much".

I have looked at the SkyRC B6 Ultimate 400 and the Hyperion 730i. Also looked at the PowerLab 6, but that's almost $200 and was wondering if that would be overkill for only needing to charge a receiver pack and starter box pack.

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this is all you need for nitro. it's what i use. charge anything. unfortunately not in stock.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...rger-6S-5A-50W
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Either the SkyRC or Hyperion will do. Yes the Powerlab will probably an overkill Charger with dual outport ports is preferred though cos u can charge ur LiFe and starter box batt at the same time. And yes do get a charge with AC input for convenience
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This is all youll need. http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html
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Hitec X4 AC/DC is what use to charge everything at home or at the track
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In reality, hes only charging 2 batteries, so a $150 4 port charger is a bit over kill.
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I use this charger and a computer network power server that I bought from Ebay for $20 shipped. Can't beat that combo.

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I always keep 2 batts for Rx, Tx and starter box, you never know when these things dump. You also need to charge your glow igniter. I would go with at least a dual charger, AC/dc so you don't need a separate power supply. Any 50 watt/ 6 amp charger will do
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