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12-21-2003 01:07 PM  13 years agoPost 1
St_Dysan

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Ft. Walton Beach, FL

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Quick question guys, What chargers do you recommend to start, I've been looking at the Triton and the Sirrus Pro, Any thoughts on the better of the two, and easy of use.

Also whats the best way to store, between weeks of flying, the RX battery. Meaning charged or discharged, NiMH and NiCDs.

Also, what is cycling, and do both those chargers do it.

OK, so maybe not a quick question and thanks for the info.

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12-21-2003 02:50 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Ruff

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Queen Creek, AZ

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Both are excellent chargers. I have (had) both.

If you don't do Lipos, Sirrus is a good choice. If you go this route, get the Pro plus. The Sirrus is plug it in and forget it.

Triton is an excellent charger, will do lipos plus lead acid. I sold my Sirrus after buying a Triton, since it will do anything I have. The Sirrus requires some training in batteries and some math to do it correctly.

Triton is the only one of the two that will do cycling.

Choice is yours....if you do or plan on getting into Lipos, the Triton is the one to choose. If not, the Sirrus is a good choice.


Ruff

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12-22-2003 12:21 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Helimex

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Oklahoma

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Gots me a Triton. The instructions kinda suck but there's tons of help here. I'm a fairly new entrant to heli's and still learning a lot of stuff but the Triton is fairly easy to use and figure out. So far, got no complaints. I think I made a wise choice when choosing Triton over the others.

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12-22-2003 02:46 AM  13 years agoPost 4
NitroCrushr

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Lancaster, PA

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Triton for me

I'll be purchasing a new charger real soon, and I'll be going with the Triton

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12-22-2003 04:03 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Hughes500Pilot

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Anaheim, CA

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I vote for the Sirius Charge Pro. It will charge your heli AND your radio at the same time. It is super simple to use - Just plug it in... Nothing to adjust, set or worry about. It just works perfect every time. -Steve

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12-22-2003 11:26 AM  13 years agoPost 6
ah40096

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UK

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Try looking at the Schulze 330-D, this does them all too. With Nicads and NiMh you just plug in and there is an auto program which detects the amount of cells. Also does LiPos, I think it can handle more LiPo's than the Triton.

Andy.

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12-22-2003 11:49 AM  13 years agoPost 7
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

Quick answer
You have asked alot of questions that are large answers.
Read Red Schofields r/c battery clinic .

Regards Don

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12-23-2003 02:43 AM  13 years agoPost 8
BigGuy

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Connecticut

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AC?

Do any of these chargers plug in the wall for at home charging?

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12-23-2003 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 9
NitroCrushr

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I know that the Triton doesn't. You have to use a 12V power supply unit in order to plug it in at home.

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12-23-2003 10:03 AM  13 years agoPost 10
ah40096

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UK

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Nor does the Schulze, 12V power supply required although I did read somewhere recently that someone was operating this unit from a mains transformer successfully. It is not intended for this though, it is an 'in the field' charger.

Andy.

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12-23-2003 11:49 AM  13 years agoPost 11
NitroCrushr

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Lancaster, PA

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Andy, Is the Schulze 330-D a "user friendly" charger? Are there any features that the Triton has that the Schulze is unable to do? I would consider the Schulze, but would like to learn more about it first. I am interested in getting a nice charger that will support an electric heli such as a Logo 20, and also be able to handle Li-Po's.

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12-23-2003 11:52 AM  13 years agoPost 12
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

If you can hang fire for a wee bit Angelos (rr) is developing a do all one at this time.

Regards Don

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