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Old 03-14-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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What is a good charger for charing the receiver packs and starter box packs? I would like one that works off both a car battery and can plug into a wall--- but its not a necessity. Has anyone heard of the Super Brain 960? Thanks in advance,
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I have the Super Brain 989 and it rocks. Just not sure how much you wanna spend.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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I am not so much looking at the price, i just want a reliable charger. last state race my charger kept false peeking. i was lucky enough to have a co racer help me charge my batteries but i dont want this to happen again if possible. by the way, does it hook up to a wall socket in the house?
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It does, it actually utilizes a DC power supply, which could also be used to power devices such as a motor, tire truer, etc. It will charge 1-25 NiCd or NiMh cells, 1-8 lithium cells, and 6-24V Lead Acid/Gel Cell. I think I paid around $140.00 through my LHS. The 960 should only be around $50.00.
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It does, it actually utilizes a DC power supply, which could also be used to power devices such as a motor, tire truer, etc. It will charge 1-25 NiCd or NiMh cells, 1-8 lithium cells, and 6-24V Lead Acid/Gel Cell. I think I paid around $140.00 through my LHS. The 960 should only be around $50.00.
what is the advantage of getting the 989 over the 960?
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The Super Brain 960 charges NiCd & NiMh, 1-8 cell AA – Sub-C and larger packs plus 1.2V single cell for NiCd-starters. Charge currents from 0.5A to 4.5A. But No Lipo!. This charger is an upgrade to the 959 which is one of the most popular chargers out there.

The 989 does Lipo. The Super Brain 989 has a peak detect charge rate of 0.10 to 10 amps for NiCd and NiMH cells, and constant current/constant voltage of up to 1.2c max for charging lithium cells. There’s programmable battery cycling and conditioning, with selectable charge and discharge rate from 0.10 to 10 amps. It also has a temperature probe for automatic shutoff at a selected temp.
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how the ????does one hook this charger up to the battery of your car so while im out and about i can charge my batteries...???btw its a MRC989
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Simple It has one black lead and one red lead. It sounds complicated but it's really simple. I suggest the MRC 977. It has most of the items of the 989 except battery cycling and conditioning and 10 amp charge/discharge. But it does have dual channels. It can charge two batteries at once or charge one and discharge another. In my opionon the 989 is more of an a charger for electrics. The 977 is more of a nitro charger. All of these come with a power supply or can be ran from a 12vdc battery.

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You could check out the Dynamite charger also:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN4053
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Hi,
What is a good charger for charing the receiver packs and starter box packs? I would like one that works off both a car battery and can plug into a wall--- but its not a necessity. Has anyone heard of the Super Brain 960? Thanks in advance,
Joe
Or this Multiplex:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKSY1&P=7
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