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    Best charger for these batteries



    New to the lipos, anyone know a good charger?

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    I know of a few...
    What is your budget?
    How fast do you want them to charge?
    Will you ever get a bigger RC that takes bigger packs?
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I know of a few...
    What is your budget?
    How fast do you want them to charge?
    Will you ever get a bigger RC that takes bigger packs?
    Yes I also have a raptor slash 1:10 I want to convert to lipo too....as far as budget I would like something good so if I have to pay I don't mind.....I guess the quicker the charge the better....thanks for your help in advance

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    Two options...

    Traxxas EZPeak Plus:
    Costs about $75.
    Can charge up to a 6,000mAh pack in about an hour.
    Storage feature limited to either 1 or 2 amps... don't remember exactly off the top of my head right now.

    iCharger 106B with power supply:
    Costs about $90 for the charger and about $30 for the power supply.
    Can charge up to 10,000mAh in about an hour.
    Storage feature has a 10 amp charge limit and can discharge at up to 7 amps.

    If you add a $20ish paraboard to either charge system, you can charge a combination of same cell count batteries up to the mAh limit in about an hour... meaning 2 of the batteries above for the EZPeak Plus and 4 of the batteries above for the iCharger.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Two options...

    Traxxas EZPeak Plus:
    Costs about $75.
    Can charge up to a 6,000mAh pack in about an hour.
    Storage feature limited to either 1 or 2 amps... don't remember exactly off the top of my head right now.

    iCharger 106B with power supply:
    Costs about $90 for the charger and about $30 for the power supply.
    Can charge up to 10,000mAh in about an hour.
    Storage feature has a 10 amp charge limit and can discharge at up to 7 amps.

    If you add a $20ish paraboard to either charge system, you can charge a combination of same cell count batteries up to the mAh limit in about an hour... meaning 2 of the batteries above for the EZPeak Plus and 4 of the batteries above for the iCharger.
    Thank you I'm going to look into those as we speak! Thanks

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    Also take a HARD look at a Hyperion EOS 730i Net3. It's a 30A, 550W charger available for "only" $99 shipped. Like the iCharger, it is DC-only, so you'd need a power supply or access to a 12V deep-cycle battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Also take a HARD look at a Hyperion EOS 730i Net3. It's a 30A, 550W charger available for "only" $99 shipped. Like the iCharger, it is DC-only, so you'd need a power supply or access to a 12V deep-cycle battery.
    Very good charger for the money.

    To the OP: Pick up that charger and a PS from SPC Racing and you are very well set for $150.

    HYPERION EOS 730I NET3 7S 16N Lipo Charge 30A/550W Max Output @ $99



    Benchmark Power Supplies 47A 12.15V DC Power Supply @ $48 w/cord



    This is a bunch of power and will hold you for a good while. I spent about TRIPPLE on that on my PowerLab-6 and 600W PS. I alos added a Para board to charge 6 packs at once.
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    I love my powerlab 6. I also know icharger is popular. They aren't cheap but they are great!

    lipo power!!!!!
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    I have a Dynamite Passport Duo 400 and somehow think I wasted some money. I love it. But I think there are better options. I need to know more about this powerlab 6 set up. I gotta be able to charge a ton of batteries myself.
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    I have a paraboard so I can charge 6 batteries at a time. Its pretty great. It can charge at up to 40 amps which should be sufficient for any battery. The para board is most helpful when charging before a race to bring batteries out of storage. It does need a power supply but they can be gotten fairly cheap.

    lipo power!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dknuckles View Post
    I have a Dynamite Passport Duo 400 and somehow think I wasted some money. I love it. But I think there are better options. I need to know more about this powerlab 6 set up. I gotta be able to charge a ton of batteries myself.
    Need any help let me know. I have a PL6, 600W PSU, and MPA ParaBoard. I charge 6 packs at close to 40A. I just added the Hyperion EOS 730i Net3 to my collection. I'm also wanting to check out the EPBuddy ParaBoard. They are currently out of Hyperion cables. Another powerful charger for the money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    I have a paraboard so I can charge 6 batteries at a time. Its pretty great. It can charge at up to 40 amps which should be sufficient for any battery. The para board is most helpful when charging before a race to bring batteries out of storage. It does need a power supply but they can be gotten fairly cheap.

    lipo power!!!!!
    +1 to that. Totally awesome setup.
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