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Old 03-31-2022, 02:44 PM
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Old 03-31-2022, 04:56 PM
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Didn't know they were out. How much? How would you compare it to 406 Duo a capability as well as ease of use?
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Old 03-31-2022, 04:59 PM
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Ask you any question? OK, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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Ask you any question? OK, what is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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Old 04-01-2022, 12:35 AM
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When will it be available at regular retailers?
When will the DX6 come out?
How does it compare to 406duo/4010duo?
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I’m a bit disappointed in the new DX6 and DX8. Software looks to be identical to current chargers. I also don’t see any new functionality. So basically you are getting the same 308duo/406duo chargers in a slightly different package. Why would anyone upgrade if they own a 308duo or 406duo?
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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
Iím a bit disappointed in the new DX6 and DX8. Software looks to be identical to current chargers. I also donít see any new functionality. So basically you are getting the same 308duo/406duo chargers in a slightly different package. Why would anyone upgrade if they own a 308duo or 406duo?
Good point. However, I didn't see the DX8 as an upgrade to the 308 or 406, just a different choice for someone looking for a nice charger.
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Originally Posted by glennhl View Post
Good point. However, I didn't see the DX8 as an upgrade to the 308 or 406, just a different choice for someone looking for a nice charger.
Then I don’t understand their marketing. Why create products that are basically identical in functionality? One product steals sales from the other.

I was really hoping for a software revamp/improvement. At least something between the current 10 year old interface and the muchmore cell master specter.

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How many amps will it discharge at with the discharger Heard something like 32 amps not 40 or 50 amps
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30amps. The specs are similar to the 308duo except it can charge 8s.
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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
30amps. The specs are similar to the 308duo except it can charge 8s.
As per Junsi's naming convention, the 308 does 8S at 30A as well, so the DX8 basically is a newer 308 Duo, it seems.

As to the why, maybe they'll stop producing the older 308/406/4010 chargers?

Some info about the specs can be found watching this:
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Originally Posted by GeorgePravata View Post
How many amps will it discharge at with the discharger Heard something like 32 amps not 40 or 50 amps
still needs to use the second channel with a discharging bank, unless you build one of these and no need to use a second channel i can discharge 2packs at 40amps at the same time , but im using the S6 for now.
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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
Then I donít understand their marketing. Why create products that are basically identical in functionality? One product steals sales from the other.
Because we buy it!
Face it. We RC racers continious buy new cars, motors, esc's transmitters etc while under the different looknig hood the product is the same as before with maybe small changes. So why should a charger being different from that?
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Because we buy it!
Face it. We RC racers continious buy new cars, motors, esc's transmitters etc while under the different looknig hood the product is the same as before with maybe small changes. So why should a charger being different from that?
It's difficult to claim that a new case for the charger will gain you 0.1s per lap or make the car easier to drive. There needs to be at least some level of plausibility that it's better.
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