what is the best lipo charger out there like speed wise for under 100 dollars
DO NOT AND I MEAN DO NOT GET ONE OF THESE !!! Thunder ac680 charger sorry i had too!
You are narrowing the field greatly, for another $50.00 you can get alot better charger, & not need to upgrade later..
Icharge 208B with a homebuilt PSU..
Last edited by 87 GN; 10-18-2011 at 09:40 PM.
Would you go flip my truck back over??
For $100 your very much limited to mostly 50watt 5-6 amp chargers. The thunder AC680 is an 80 watt 6 amp charger and is cheap but IMO you get what you pay for.
I believe Thunder Power lowered the prices on their TP610C to about $100 or so recently. Thats an 80 watt 10amp charger... so it can charger a typical 2S pack at about 9 amps. A 3S pack drops a lot and can only be charged at 6 amps. For about $120 you can pick up a Dynamite Passport ultra. Its max charge rate is 8 amps but its got a 100watt built in power supply so it can charge 2 or 3S packs at a full 8amps... great charger and has a 5 year warranty.
whats a good charger for say a 6s lipo though? will that dynamite charger work just take longer?
i dont know electric yet but i plan on converting this slayer im about to buy some time down the road.
there's no life like a LOW LIFE!
I have went through probably 4 or 5 chargers over the past 5 years. The problem is that I would buy the cheapest one to "get me through". I finally saved up a few extra $$$s, sold all my old chargers and bought one that will last. I picked up a Hyperion 720i Duo 3 charger and got a friend to do some wiring on a couple power supplies I picked up off ebay ($20 each). For a little over $340 I have arguably one of the best charging stations on the market. I can charge a couple 5000mah 5c lipos at 20amps at the same time without breaking a sweat (that's fully charged in under 15 minutes most of the time). Is it cheap...no...will I have to buy another charger anytime soon, though...heck no! My $0.02 comes down to not cheaping out on a charger because if you do I bet you end up having to upgrade not far down the line. Save your $$$ and buy something that not only works for you now...but will work for next season and the next after that.
You guys make good points and Im sure those chargers work great but I'm not a pro racer nor do I use my charger all too often, maybe once a week to charge a few batterys. I have the Thunder AC680 and think its a good charger for the money. I've had no issues with it and charges and balances them just fine. I do only use 2s lipos though so a 6 amp charge rate works for me.
I'm sure there are junky ones out there but for $50 shipped I think its worth the gamble.
I really should be working.