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Old 08-18-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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Righto, i ve got the following rc charger. http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=4500

My question is could i plug this straight onto a 12v car battery charger? The reason is because im sick of having to charge the car battery up once every week so if i could, ill get my power source off straight off the car battery charger and use my fully charged 12v car battery strictly at the track.

The 12v car battery charger is this.
http://www.batteriesplus.com.au/prod...&iParentID=274

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Old 08-18-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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I believe the answer to your question would be "NO". You may not plug any rc charger straight into a car battery charger due to the car battery charger puts out different currents to charge a battery. A car battery puts out steady voltage current unlike the process of charging a car battery. I could be wrong, but I am sure someone else can give me some type of backup.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:04 PM   #3
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Hm,.. what you said makes sense. Guess this means i have to find a decent charger that ll be able to take AC and DC then. Any ideas my price range is around 100uds-150usd hope that helps.

Just to make it easier for everyone ill be using it for the following things

1. Be able to charge the new rx pack for the mtx-4
2. 8x nimh cells for my 3PK
3. Glow driver (i already made a 1 cell holder for it)
4. 7.2v nicd packs that i use for the mugen starter box.
5. most important be able to plug into our New Zealand house mains which is 240v if i remember correctly, plus 12V car battery for track usage.

dam i feel like a whiner.

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I was thinking MRC 959 untill you said the voltages on the house plug. You may be able to get it if get a converter. But I don't know...
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:37 AM   #5
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This from rc mushroom caught my attention. Any good?

http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....roducts_id=732
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I would suggest you get something like this 12 volt power supply from Novak. Novak Black Box

It will work will your house current and your current charger.
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Again thanks for the reply guys, i ended up just grabbing 2 individual chargers, one for the tx/rx wall charger and a 7.2v charger both trickle chargers that work off the main @ 30 bucks each. Got desperate lol.
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This is just not my week, i totally forgot to ask the clerk if the cheap tx/rx i got charges nimh as well as nicd. Got home and says nicd. Not nicd ONLY just "nicd trickle charger" Will this charger be safe to charge my 8x1.2v nimh in my tx?.

Also, the 3PK has a right center deadband adjustment feature right? Spent the last 45min searching the manual but no luck, reason why im asking is because my digital servos are a wee bit noisy on idle (centre)

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The trickle charger is fine for Nimh batteries. Can't help on the radio stuff.
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:34 AM   #10
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hi dude,

for nitro use, try looking at the multiplex ln-5014 charger

it does NIMH, NICD, LIPO AND 12V LEAD ACID BATTERIES (stater box gell cell)

charge rate from 0.1 to 5amps

it runs directly off a 12v DC power source like your car battery or gell cell.

price is only $80USD

if you got a bit more to spend then get the duratrac ice... its about $150 and has a few more features, but mainly for electric racing use only....

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