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Old 10-14-2007, 11:09 AM
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Is the motor run in feature powerful enough to run a lathe off of? (My ICE never could but my GFX never had a problem)

Can this charger handle it's 30 pulse discharge? I have heard grumblings of it going up in smoke if discharged at 30amps?

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Old 10-14-2007, 11:13 AM
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What motor are you using on your lathe? I have no problem powering my Cobra lathe using an Integy 55T lathe motor on my ICE. I never go above 3-4 volts, and it has never given me any issues?
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I've gone through my third charger repair the latest incident was tonight. I simply put a half charged pack into the charger and at the end of it's discharge cycle it went poof!! For the third time. Hobbico has repaired the last two. This time it's a new charger or my cash back. I'm sick of waiting for the mail. Sorry had to vent.
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You should have much better luck running your lathe off of the Team Checkpoint charger as they doubled the amperage. The motor break-in feature on the ICE would quit if the motor/lathe pulled over 10 amps. The Checkpoint charger supplies up to 20 amps to your motor/lathe.
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