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Old 12-24-2008, 01:44 PM
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Just picked one up and I must say Although it is an I.C.E. with a different name on it . They took care of all the reasons I never bought an I.C.E.. The checkpoint comes with the same warranty. Backlit display , 30 AMP!!!! Discharge and the capability to charge 4cell lipo if ever needed. The price on this charger just dropped from 179 to 129. So unless the I.C.E. drops conciderably in price I would say the TC1030 is a slam dunk
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Just picked one up and I must say Although it is an I.C.E. with a different name on it . They took care of all the reasons I never bought an I.C.E.. The checkpoint comes with the same warranty. Backlit display , 30 AMP!!!! Discharge and the capability to charge 4cell lipo if ever needed. The price on this charger just dropped from 179 to 129. So unless the I.C.E. drops conciderably in price I would say the TC1030 is a slam dunk
Yo just so you know they go up in smoke if you try to discharge over 10 amps.
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ill let ya know when that happens. there is a tech bulliten about that on the website. The problem has arised from discharging multiple packs back to back at 30amps. Typical chargers use a bank of resistors to discharge packs. The ICE and this charger use a feedback system that dissapates heat through the transistors. From what i can see as long as you run the fan constant and do not obstuct airflow around the heatsink it will be fine
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I mean we all use lipo now anyway, but be careful.
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Wow - that sux - my Ice finally gave it up about 3 weeks ago and I bought one of these to replace it with basically because of it's discharge capability, but paid $179 for mine. Darn Tower, they'll be getting mine back or I'll be getting the $50 diff back.

Ice, btw is now $110....
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