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Old 06-16-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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So whats the best charger out there for the money to charge some the newer SMC''s, Reedy, TP Lipo's? SMC's can charge up to 10 amps now and I'm not seeing alot main stream chargers that can do that yet that are within a racers budget.

I found that the TP610C 1-6Cell LiPo by Thunder Power and Pro Teck will charge to 10 amps.

Did I miss some?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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Hyperion makes a couple of chargers that can charge at 10 amps, they also have a 20 amp charger too. Otherwise for the money I really like the Team Checkpoint TC-1030 charger, it can do a 10 amp charge as well.
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If you are looking for a DC only charger also look at the Bantam BC6-10 ($159 new). It is a balance charger up to 6s lipos, does 10 amps with 200 watts of power and will charge all current chemistries.

http://www.4chobbysupply.com/servlet...h-10-DC/Detail
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Prob the best bargain out there is the Hyperion 0610iNet - 10amps, 250watts output power for $150 if you can find one, looks like they've been discontinued.

The Hyperion 0720iNet is 20amps with 250watts and is the charger that replaced the 0610i. These are both balancing chargers -

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-7S-20A-250W
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Cool, thanks guys.
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The Hyperion 0720iNet is 20amps with 250watts and is the charger that replaced the 0610i. These are both balancing chargers -

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-7S-20A-250W
I don't get it. For about $50 more you can get the DUO II which can charge 2 batts simultaneously.

Is it the built in power supply?
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I don't get it. For about $50 more you can get the DUO II which can charge 2 batts simultaneously.

Is it the built in power supply?
The Hyperion Duo II is $299. Neither charger (720 or Duo II) is AC/DC so you have to have a power supply(DC) to run them.

Hyperion makes an AC/DC which is the 606i but you are limited to 50watts with it.

Bantam makes the Original BC-6 that is limited to 50watts but is AC/DC.

Bantam is about to release the BC8-DP which is a high power AC/DC charger in about 3 weeks. 8s balance charger with 120watts available on AC and 180 watts available on DC with a max charge rate of 10amps.
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Bantam BC6 & Hyperion EOS0606i both put out a max of 50w, but the Hyperion has a max charge amperage of 6amps. That's 1 amp higher than the Bantam which can only do 5amps. This makes a difference if you race 7.2v & 7.4v...
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I don't get it. For about $50 more you can get the DUO II which can charge 2 batts simultaneously.

Is it the built in power supply?
Its more like an additional $120 to get the DUO II -

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-12S-10A-360W

and the 0720 -

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-7S-20A-250W

You may be seeing some DUOII that are special priced cause they've been superseded by the DUO III, but I haven't seen them that low. The DUO II is only 180watts per side, 360watts is for both sides together. The 0720 is 250watts, thats almost 40% more power. Important if you need it.
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