View Full Version : In need of a good charger... Questions.
05-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Well it is looking like my Dynamite Twin Peak is not going to cut it for my new GP3700's. It charged them great three times, but since then the runtime has dropped eight minutes in my Stampede. I guess I'm going to be on the market for a new charger.
Now, right now I am thinking about getting a Triton. How would I hook that charger up to charge 24-cells? Does anyone here use that charger?
Here's the question... What is a great charger that will charger at least 14 cells at a time?
05-03-2006, 04:11 PM
This is what i will be getting. I have heard good things about it. Sign up for their free membership. saves you money.
Hyperion EOS5i Charger (http://www.maxamps.com/index.html?lmd=38836.584491)
05-03-2006, 04:47 PM
I'm having the same problem. My understanding is the Triton will work when you hook it up to two packs in a series but both batteries must be at the same level of discharge.
05-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Yes, you hook the batteries in series with an adapter, and both must have the same level of discharge. My suggestion is charging packs at the same time for about 90% of the charge (if you can, I can set my charger to cut off after a certain time) and then charge each one individually to peak.
The thing about the Triton is that I heard it can do full amps with 24 cells. Its 90 watts max. Thats what superUEmaxx said, he has one too, I suggest you PM him.
05-03-2006, 06:34 PM
Yeah... I still do not know. Do you use a Triton? If not which charger do you use?
How are the MRC 977's? I hear a lot of people talking about those. I like the fact that they come with power suplies for $100ish.
05-03-2006, 07:51 PM
I'm using a superbrain 969 now for small charging duties. It works good, and can chharge two batteries at once. The only thing is that to charge on max amps, you need a dc power supply. The 977 looks like it overcomes those problems. However, according to tower, a new superbrain 989 is coming out.
05-03-2006, 07:54 PM
Yeah... I saw that. That is a really hefty price tag to me. Especally for a charger. The 977 can be had for $110... That's not too bad. My brother would probably buy one too though because he might need a new charger.
I've been playing around with another charger (Prophet Plus) and charging the packs at 1 amp. I think I see a difference, but don't want to say whether or not there is one. I'll know with some more testing...
05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
I dont have a Triton. I use a Pro-Max Black Widow Elite. Its HobbyPeople's brand, its costs 80 bucks. Its pretty nice, you set what type of cell (NiMH or NiCad) and how many cells (1-16, but only 8 from a wall outlet, 16 on DC), you also set safe timer, in increments of 10, and you can set amp from .5 to 5 in increments of .05
Its a rather nice charger. I like it, does the job well. Much better than my friend's dynamite vision peak.
The only thing is the inability to charge lipo.
Actually, if you can spring for it, I would get the new Hyperion EOS7i. It charges 1-25 nimh/nicad and 1-5 lipo at up to 7 amps. The EOS5i only does 1-14 and 1-5 at 5 amps. However, the EOS7i costs 130 bucks!
05-04-2006, 03:47 AM
The 977 is the best all around deal for doing 2 packs in a hurry.
The Ice is the best thing going for doing larger packs and lipo in a hurry.
The Triton is nice for doing higher voltages.
There are also plenty of others in each catagory as well. no experience with others though.
I have the super brain 977 and I love it. This charger has not false peaked once, I charge 2 gp3300's at a time then throw on 2 2400's all at 4 amps and the charger does not get over 120 degrees. I would recommend this charger to anyone.
05-09-2006, 05:59 PM
I have a 977 as well Tom, working great for me. It'll charge anything you throw at it.
Had a Triton when I was into electric planes... also worked good, and has cycling features (which the 977 doesn't have).
Course... easiest way to cycle packs is to run them through the truck =)
05-09-2006, 06:35 PM
Razer sugggested a GWS charger. It's low on features, but also easy on the wallet. He uses it to charge his IB4200's at a six amp charge rate. I will get one or two of them soon. I hope I like them as much as razer appears to!
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