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i might be getting back into the hobby. what would be a good lipo charger the would charge a 4s lipo, with a 5000-7000 mah, for around the 150.00 range?
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following, but after doing my own research and asking on here...

Protek Prodigy 625 Duo. Pricey but it will charge those packs at more than 1C.
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i might be getting back into the hobby. what would be a good lipo charger the would charge a 4s lipo, with a 5000-7000 mah, for around the 150.00 range?
I have a hitec 4 charger charges up to a 6s at 6amps. Viper
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following, but after doing my own research and asking on here...

Protek Prodigy 625 Duo. Pricey but it will charge those packs at more than 1C.
If you're going to spend that kind of money get an icharger 308duo or 4010duo. ANY charger that is AC/DC is junk. 200 watts per channel is OK but pretty lame if you ever want to parallel charge 4s or 6s packs. The screen on the ichargers is so much better too, with a ton of info without having to scroll.
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i'm leaning toward spektrum S2100AC charger. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by pfraser2488 View Post
i'm leaning toward spektrum S2100AC charger. Thoughts?
I will put my vote in for the Protek as mentioned above. The Spektrum is only 100Watts per side. The Protek is 200W per side. 200 Watts/ 16 Volts (4S)= 12.5 amps. So that means it would charge a pair of 4S 5000 at 2.5 C and a 4S 6000 at 2C. These are reasonable rates for most people.

The icharger Duos are great chargers but to get the most out of them you are going to need a 1000W 24 V power supply. Look at these combos for comparison.
https://www.progressiverc.com/the-su...00w-combo.html but this is only a 600W systems so only 300 Watts per side if they are both going. Not a lot more than the 625 Duo.

https://www.progressiverc.com/the-fu...00w-combo.html but that is a 1500 W system. You;d never need another but it it is a lot more money.

I own a 1000 W system with an older i306B. It is great. Chargers anything. But I mostly only use it for 6S 5000 helicopter batteries.

You kind of get what you pay for and $150 budget is a little low for a decent system for 4S.
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if it was me and it was a short time ago . id go with the GT series of chargers by revolectric,i got the 1000 at 109$ usd..GT Series Battery Chargers
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Originally Posted by Pit Viper View Post
I have a hitec 4 charger charges up to a 6s at 6amps. Viper
This would not be my suggestion, it will only charge a 4s pack at ~3amps max, or 6 amps if you split the power. I would suggest an RDX1 PRO if a compact AC/DC charger is needed. Or a Power Peak E7 charger if you need more juice (200w).

Originally Posted by viper7016 View Post
ANY charger that is AC/DC is junk.
This statement is, for the most part, completely inaccurate. There are very high quality AC/DC chargers out there that work like a Swiss watch and provide a multitude of needs, you just need to stop looking at offerings that are at rock bottom pricing.
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I will put my vote in for the Protek as mentioned above. The Spektrum is only 100Watts per side. The Protek is 200W per side. 200 Watts/ 16 Volts (4S)= 12.5 amps. So that means it would charge a pair of 4S 5000 at 2.5 C and a 4S 6000 at 2C. These are reasonable rates for most people.

The icharger Duos are great chargers but to get the most out of them you are going to need a 1000W 24 V power supply. Look at these combos for comparison.
https://www.progressiverc.com/the-su...00w-combo.html but this is only a 600W systems so only 300 Watts per side if they are both going. Not a lot more than the 625 Duo.


https://www.progressiverc.com/the-fu...00w-combo.html but that is a 1500 W system. You;d never need another but it it is a lot more money.

I own a 1000 W system with an older i306B. It is great. Chargers anything. But I mostly only use it for 6S 5000 helicopter batteries.

You kind of get what you pay for and $150 budget is a little low for a decent system for 4S.
Agreed.

I spent a few hours searching on a budget. For what I need a charger to do, which is not wait around for an hour or more for a 4s 6500mah pack to charge fully, so essentially charge it as fast as possible, without spending more than $300 and not blow up the lipos, the Protek 625 Duo is perfect. I can charge my packs at more than a puny 1C and not have to worry about a $300 charger, a $100 or more power supply and one of those cool stands to put em on.

But if you're on a budget, and hey I understand, no judging here, please stay within your means, and don't mind waiting for an hour or more for a pack to charge then go for a budget one!

I can't wait to order my 625 in a week or 2 :-D
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Finally pulled the plug on the 625 duo. LOVE IT!!!!

No more puny 3.5A charging that takes almost 90 minutes to fully charge a 4s 6500mah pack!

Highly recommended.
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