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Old 09-07-2010, 02:46 PM
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Whats the cheapest charger that charges 6s batteries? I need it to charge at least 4s batteries(6s charger would be better). Preferably with a balancer but I have a blinky balancer. Don't need anything fancy just simple. Thanks guys.
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the ice charger is 75 bucks and can do everything and has memory for up to 10 i believe charge setups
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Little reading between the lines here -are you looking for a charger that will deliver at least a 1C charge for 4S to 6S lipos? There are 50 watt chargers that will charge up to a 6S lipo, but they limit charging current to about 2amps so a charge takes a long time. Example of this type charger is the AC/DC Thunder AC-6 sold by Hobbypartz.

A 6S 5000mah 1C charge takes 126watts and you won't find that much power in an inexpensive AC/DC charger. So you're looking at DC chargers and a power supply. 106B iCharger will let you charge 6S with no current limiting due to limits on charger output power. It has a 10amp max charge rate and 250watts for $100. You'd need a power supply to run it.


Ice will only charge up to 4S lipo.
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Little reading between the lines here -are you looking for a charger that will deliver at least a 1C charge for 4S to 6S lipos? There are 50 watt chargers that will charge up to a 6S lipo, but they limit charging current to about 2amps so a charge takes a long time. Example of this type charger is the AC/DC Thunder AC-6 sold by Hobbypartz.

A 6S 5000mah 1C charge takes 126watts and you won't find that much power in an inexpensive AC/DC charger. So you're looking at DC chargers and a power supply. 106B iCharger will let you charge 6S with no current limiting due to limits on charger output power. It has a 10amp max charge rate and 250watts for $100. You'd need a power supply to run it.


Ice will only charge up to 4S lipo.
1 50watt charger will do cheap and simple. If I can find a simple one for 30 35o less that be great.
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This is as good as it seems to get -

http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html


Hobbypartz has 2 other chargers that are cheaper, Dynam Supermate DC6 and Thunder T606, but they are DC powered and by the time you add power supply they are going to be as much or prob more than the Thunder AC-6.
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This is as good as it seems to get -

http://www.hobbypartz.com/thac6smbachw.html


Hobbypartz has 2 other chargers that are cheaper, Dynam Supermate DC6 and Thunder T606, but they are DC powered and by the time you add power supply they are going to be as much or prob more than the Thunder AC-6.

The dynamite charger is a winner but it doesn't come with a power supply? So if I order it won be ready to go? They should just included it.
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i bought 2 of these chargers and they are nice really easy to use and will charge at full amparage. i charge my 5000 4s packs at 5 amps and no problem, i also charged my friends 6s 5000 at 6 amps did perfect. also the inturnal balancing is perfect acrost the board.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_&_discharger

this like is to a different charger but i think its the same thing just a different name on the sticker.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_&_discharger
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Originally Posted by DriftWoof View Post
1 50watt charger will do cheap and simple. If I can find a simple one for 30 35o less that be great.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...w/_accessories

that will do it, 30 including s n h.
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I think he's looking for AC/DC....the chargers in the last 2 posts are DC and need a power supply.

I have a GT A-6-10, but after I bought mine last Xmas,. the price dropped by about hald (I pd $80) and I started seeing seroius complaints about it failing to balance and othe rissues.
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Yeah pretty much a cheap charger ready to go. I don't see why they don't include a power supply.

I am looking into the dynamite passport. Those don't have a power supply huh? Where do I get one? How does it operate then.
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you can get a power supply from hobby city too if you want or hook it to your car battery
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Passport Ultra is AC/DC, and its pretty expensive since it is prob the most power of typical AC/DC type chargers.

When a charger spec lists INPUT as 12-18v (some something like that) DC, that tells you it need a power supply. If its AC/DC it will say so.

A DC powered charger needs a power supply. Its anothe rbox you plug into teh wall and it supplies the charger with the DC power it needs to run. Some call a power supply an AC Adapter too.
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I found this:

Dynam DC6

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_BIN=1...&_sop=15&_sc=1

Scroll down to the yellow chargers.

Anyone have a Dynam DC6?
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Thats $74 and the same charger shown here -

http://www.hobbypartz.com/60p-dyc-1003.html


for $44. I doubt S&H will cost that much to make it even close to the eBay sellers price.


I didn't think this is AC/DC cause the Hobbypartz ad says "Operating voltage DC 11~18 volts" and doesn't mention AC/DC anywhere.

I see the plug in gizmo, so maybe if someone has one, they could say for sure if it really is AC/DC....
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