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01-11-2011 03:51 PM  7 years agoPost 1
mmc205

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http://www.allmyrc.com/articles/showentry.php?e=561

hmmmm, that new voltz charger looks really familiar, can't put my finger on it though.......

could it be......
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...?idproduct=6792

***Logo 600 vbar***Henseleit TDR vbar***

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01-11-2011 04:01 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Flying Brian

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I hope they stay focused on continuing to produce great batterys....

"I just don't Listen" "

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01-11-2011 06:54 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Gregor99

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Looks like they cloned the ProTek charger from Amain.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...ger-6S-10A-250W

JK

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01-11-2011 08:43 PM  7 years agoPost 4
TJinGuy

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Yup looks like another re-badged brand, that makes 4 by my count

In all seriousness though, I wouldn't chance buying a charger like this over an actual iCharger because you may not be able to use Junsi's firmware updates and support.

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01-11-2011 09:32 PM  7 years agoPost 5
Bert Kammerer

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Guys,

The new Voltz chargers are not a "clone" of anything, they are specially manufactured for Revco based on our own specifications by the man himself, Junsi, the creator of the iCharger. Instead of coming up with a clone like others, we simply went straight to the source and had him manufacture chargers to suit our own specifications. Of course firmware updates are available and will continue to be! Not just that, these are supported by Revco's well known excellent customer service and support

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01-11-2011 10:00 PM  7 years agoPost 6
TJinGuy

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So you are saying it is just as iCharger 106B+ with a Voltz logo on it? Why didn't you request the 206B?

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01-11-2011 10:15 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Gregor99

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Sorry Bert, my clone comment was tongue and cheek, as the ProTek is a re-badged iCharger, not a clone. Nothing wrong with rebadging, seems to be done all the time. But as a consumer, I'd prefer to go with the original vendor unless the rebadging/respec-ing vendor offers something different, better or cheaper.

As for the description of the Voltz chargers, thanks for the clarification. Can you elaborate on how the Voltz specifications are different than the stock iCharger specs?

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01-11-2011 10:39 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Flying Brian

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Looks like VOLTZ also has a power supply as well. WOW!!! Just keep those batterys coming....

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01-11-2011 10:55 PM  7 years agoPost 9
ourbail

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Only 10 amps,not a big deal now days . Will stay with my 40 amp FMA PL8..

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01-11-2011 11:17 PM  7 years agoPost 10
toolman18

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01-11-2011 11:34 PM  7 years agoPost 11
Band1086

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http://www.readyheli.com/VT-101K-Vo...nner%2Bhomepage

Reading the specs quickly, this 1000W charger looks like it has the same specs as the 3010B for about the same price. But it's going to be VERY difficult to beat David @ Progressive R/C's customer service!
It's the best...

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01-12-2011 12:09 AM  7 years agoPost 12
TJinGuy

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Yup they have a "Voltz" 350W 15V power supply also. They say this false statement on the Voltz VT-101K page at ReadyHeli

"When using two Voltz Power Supplies wired in Series, the Voltz 101K is easily capable of charging a 6S 5100mAh LiPoly at 30A continuously. That's an 8-10 minute charge time!"

Maybe they meant a 5s 5100 pack

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01-12-2011 12:22 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Bert Kammerer

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It is not a false statement, I did it today, 6s 5100 30 amps, no problem!

You can simply burn the charging lead if you don't use a heavy duty one though

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01-12-2011 12:50 AM  7 years agoPost 14
cwright

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Bert what power supply are you using to charge at 30amps? This charger I will be keeping my eye on. Thanks for keeping us posted. Chuck

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01-12-2011 12:57 AM  7 years agoPost 15
TJinGuy

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He says he is using 2x Voltz 350W 15V in series, at least that is what the statement he is responding to says. That is 700W at 30V. Charging a 6s pack at 30A requires a max output of 756W. Add in an efficiency loss of about 7% and that puts the charger input at roughly 810W or 115% of the rated output of the power supplies. Not only is this a sure way to burn up a power supply but it falls well short of "easily capable".

No offense Bert, as I am fan, but I still hold that it is a false statement. I also have a problem with the statement alluding to the use the 10s port on the side of the charger for smaller packs. The charger would be better used if a balance board was included. Next is the use of the wording "Introducing the all new" when referring to the power supply and chargers. We all know these are FAR from new products. For example the VT-6250 is a rebranded 106B+, a charger that has been for sale for 2 years now and that one is based on the 106B, the previous charger.

Those points aside I am all for Voltz choosing Junsi to supply their chargers, as I am big fan of Junsi, so I say smart move!

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01-12-2011 03:51 AM  7 years agoPost 16
3Dmuse

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Not exactly on topic, not too far. Revco has speed controllers and motors in the works. I wonder who will manufacture them. Hyperion already beat Revco at having Scorpion build silver-blue motors for them. Will Neu make grey-blue motors for Revco? Will Castle make grey-blue ESCs for Revco? Hobbywing maybe? All these colours are getting really confusing But then, I'm not good with colours.

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01-12-2011 04:14 AM  7 years agoPost 17
TJinGuy

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It was posted that the Voltz chargers and power supply are in fact identical to the iCharger versions (no revisions, no custom spec), but it was removed.

- Chris

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01-12-2011 04:17 AM  7 years agoPost 18
3Dmuse

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Wow, the post by ProgressiveRC has been removed in a matter of minutes.

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01-12-2011 05:03 AM  7 years agoPost 19
Foz

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He says he is using 2x Voltz 350W 15V in series, at least that is what the statement he is responding to says. That is 700W at 15V.
If they are in series, wouldn't that be 30 volts?

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01-12-2011 05:05 AM  7 years agoPost 20
TJinGuy

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Yup, 30V ... mistype ... fixed.

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