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Old 08-20-2003, 02:55 AM   #1
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Hi guys i was just wondering if some of your could please give me some help on choosing a new charger. I know i'm a bit picky on what i want but i have found it hard to find info on chargers. As far as how much i wanna pay i need it so i will pay what is necessary but nothing to super deluxe please.

Here is what i would like it to do:
- Charge atleast 4-8 cells
- NiCd/NiMh compatible
- Fuse protection
- Reverse polarity
- Peak Charger
- Run on 12V DC
- Fan (Preferably)
- The ability to tell me the condition of my cells (Preferably)

Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated becuase i am at a loss right now.
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:59 AM   #2
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How much will you pay? Personally, I won't pick up another charger under $100. Since my charger for the present is a cheap POS, I won't say much beside I wouldn't mind the LRP Pulsar charger .
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:01 AM   #3
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I am willing to pay $100. The fact is that i need one and how much it is going to cost i'll pay for it but aslong as it meets the criteria above and nothing too much extra cause it only needs to charge Tx's and Rx's.
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i dont think any chargers under $100 will tell you the condition


but you may want to look at the new super brain 969
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:24 AM   #5
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Does anyone have a Futaba CR2000? It looks ok and is in my price range doesn anyone have one or know what features it has?
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:27 AM   #6
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Dexter, I think you can find one for a little over USD 100 (USD 130 actually)... the Triton charger from Great Planes.

It charges NiMH, NiCD, Li-Ion and lead acid batteries and acts as a discharger also. I think for the amount of money, it is one hell of an impressive charger I believe it will more than serve your needs.
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:36 AM   #7
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Thanks for that InitialD i will certainly look into it. Does anyone know anything about or where i can find info on a Futaba CR2000 charger though it LOOKS like it has what i want at a reasonable price but they don't even have ne info on the futaba site.
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i am using this to take care of my TX, RX and glow plug power. Very good charger and very easy to use.
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the new super brain will do all that and more..

it will also do glo plugs,run on AC,do two batterys at a time,lead acids,etc....

heres the link..


as far as the futaba,don't buy ANYTHING that Futabas NORTH AMERICAN distrubutor doesn't carry...(which is great planes)...

unless I could get service in the USA,it's not worth buying.


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEVC7&P=7

and its 100 dollars........plus,you get great customer service from MRC....


no BS as far as service,picking up the phone,parts for it,etc...




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Dexter,

Please alter your profile to let these guys know that you live in sunny Oz.
110V input is barely half of what you need.
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Dexter,

Please alter your profile to let these guys know that you live in sunny Oz.
110V input is barely half of what you need.
Think about the explosive and electrifying experience of plugging something 110v ready into a 220volt socket wall.

That's why I still rely on mine trusty switched power supply and the Schulze eco select charger (more info on http://www.schulze-elektronik-gmbh.com/index_uk.htm ). Have this charger from mine early days electric racing and never regret of paying a premium for this charger.

Probably a CE Pitbull could suffice to someone searching for a reliable charger (a CE Turbocharger is an overkill, but seen it on Nitro ambients).
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knowing that he lives in Oz,blows my US theory to hell..
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Think about the explosive and electrifying experience of plugging something 110v ready into a 220volt socket wall.
Yep, it's not a good idea to try and charge the charger. PooooooF
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Think about the explosive and electrifying experience of plugging something 110v ready into a 220volt socket wall.

That's why I still rely on mine trusty switched power supply and the Schulze eco select charger (more info on http://www.schulze-elektronik-gmbh.com/index_uk.htm ). Have this charger from mine early days electric racing and never regret of paying a premium for this charger.

Probably a CE Pitbull could suffice to someone searching for a reliable charger (a CE Turbocharger is an overkill, but seen it on Nitro ambients).
hey, this look neat !!

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Yep, it's not a good idea to try and charge the charger. PooooooF

give him a break ! he was just being too FAST !
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