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    Other Non-Traxxas Chargers

    Hey Everybody,

    Just wondering what chargers everybody else uses...

    I use the Dynamite Prophet Sport II. What do you use?

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    Thunder ac6!! Less than $50. Does everything you will ever need a charger to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pentec View Post
    Thunder ac6!! Less than $50. Does everything you will ever need a charger to do.
    +1 !!! great charger

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    I absolutely love the Hyperion EOS0606i charger. Great buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorRC View Post
    I absolutely love the Hyperion EOS0606i charger. Great buy!
    +1 That's the charger I use. It works great! Very fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorRC View Post
    I absolutely love the Hyperion EOS0606i charger. Great buy!
    I agree, I went through countless chargers trying to save a buck and they either failed prematurely, false peaked, over charged packs, or had some sort of issue. I finally ponied up and bought a quality charger and have never regretted it. My Hyperion is close to 3 years old now and is still serving myself and my batteries very well.
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    Duratrax Onyx 230 (chargeur double pour mes nimh)
    2 x Duratrax Onyx 240 (pour mes LiPos)

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    dynamite passport ultra here love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorRC View Post
    I absolutely love the Hyperion EOS0606i charger. Great buy!
    +1 I've had one for almost 3 years now. Awesome charger and it's AC/DC
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    Thunder T6 for me either. It does the job done for the little price.

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    Cool

    Dura trax ICE Ive had it for a while its very fast, but now with the merv, lookin to get the Onyx 240 so I can charge both packs at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amirath View Post
    dynamite passport ultra here love it!
    Using the same one, works great for all my rc's!
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    i just asked in another thread, but wondering if anyone has charged their nimh's at 3amps? im using 1.5 now, just wanna know if its safe to go to 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by varunaX View Post
    i just asked in another thread, but wondering if anyone has charged their nimh's at 3amps? im using 1.5 now, just wanna know if its safe to go to 3
    Charge NiMHs at 1C, which means charge a 5000 mAh one at 5A and a 3000 mAh one at 3Am, etc. And, as said so many times before, follow the instructions that come with your batteries and chargers.
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    Venom ProCharger here. Love it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    I agree, I went through countless chargers trying to save a buck and they either failed prematurely, false peaked, over charged packs, or had some sort of issue. I finally ponied up and bought a quality charger and have never regretted it. My Hyperion is close to 3 years old now and is still serving myself and my batteries very well.

    I really wanted to look at different chargers and was hoping that the hobby store that I went to had the Traxxas EZ-Peak 2 Amp, but they only had two Dynamite ones to pick from. One (the one that I got) can charge up to 2 amps on AC and 4 on AC, and the other can charge 4 amps on AC and 4 on DC, so I only needed 2 amps for AC, and it was cheaper, so I picked that one.

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    I use the core rc uac-40 with no problems so far. Only cost me 50

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    from what I can tell, none of the recommended chargers seem to come with a Traxxas male

    so you have to factor in an extra $6 to $10 to get an adapter (or banana->Traxxas lead) for someone who's not about to venture into soldering. $4 more if you solder.

    Am I wrong in this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhchan View Post
    from what I can tell, none of the recommended chargers seem to come with a Traxxas male

    so you have to factor in an extra $6 to $10 to get an adapter (or banana->Traxxas lead) for someone who's not about to venture into soldering. $4 more if you solder.

    Am I wrong in this?
    I just had to buy an adapter for my batteries. No problems so far, easy to install (snaps right in) and works fine.

    Here is my picture from Picasa:



    For what it does, the adapter really isn't that much money. About $7 and works great. If you don't want to solder anything, this is the way to go.

    And, even though (at the current time) it says that I am an R/C Qualifier, I'm a newbie, too, bhchan. I've only been on these forums for about a month. My first real R/C truck was the E-Revo VXL 1/16 Brushless (hence my name) and I just have had a lot of questions and was interested in the other forums and managed to rack up over 300 posts (so far).

    Congratulations on the Slash. Traxxas makes absolutely AWESOME R/Cs!!
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    I'm using a ******* accucel 6, it's been a great charger. My lap top charger works as a power supply which is really nice, it's definitely not a low end charger.
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    venom pro charger works well for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    +1 !!! great charger
    make that +3 for the Thunder AC6.. Awesome charger , and does Everything my buddys $130 Venom does... Just as fast and very well built

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    this AC6 charger seems to be marketed more at Lipos, would this be a good charger for NiMh?

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    iCharger 208B...
    Gotta love up to 20a parallel balance charging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slash-4x4 View Post
    this AC6 charger seems to be marketed more at Lipos, would this be a good charger for NiMh?
    Yes, it'll be fine for Ni-MH batteries, too.
    Just accelerate, and only good will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    iCharger 208B...
    Gotta love up to 20a parallel balance charging!
    Do you use that 20A charging for Li-Fe packs? Done in 15 minutes, I've heard.
    Just accelerate, and only good will come.

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    LiFe packs are awesome... almost.
    Pack size/weight per mAh is not the greatest when compared to LiPo...
    But there is not as much danger with LiFe...
    a trade off.

    However, charging batteries faster than you can discharge them...
    and doing this safely...
    is like a little slice of heaven.

    But, think of this:
    With LiPo and this high of an ampere rate, I can safely charge 6 2200 mAh batteries at 1.5C (19.8a) in parallel... Roughly an hour and a half of driving with less than an hour of charging...
    ~So with 12 batteries, I could go all day long and still give them proper cool-down time.
    Last edited by JimmyNeutron; 04-20-2011 at 04:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    LiFe packs are awesome... almost.
    Pack size/weight per mAh is not the greatest when compared to LiPo...
    But there is not as much danger with LiFe...
    a trade off.

    However, charging batteries faster than you can discharge them...
    and doing this safely...
    is like a little slice of heaven.

    But, think of this:
    With LiPo and this high of an ampere rate, I can safely charge 6 2200 mAh batteries at 1.5C (19.8a) in parallel... Roughly an hour and a half of driving with less than an hour of charging...
    ~So with 12 batteries, I could go all day long and still give them proper cool-down time.
    That's really cool.
    Just accelerate, and only good will come.

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