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11-05-2004 06:35 PM  13 years agoPost 1
turboomni

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I would like to know what you all feel is the best LyPoly charger on the market and also the best bang for the buck one too.
As far as I'm concerned the Hobbico Fast field charger for 50 bucks ain't cutting it for my TP2100's . Fully charged they only show 12.15 volts or so. I was also told that this is typical for this charger to only charge LyPolies to 80 to 90% capacity.
Some one else said the Triton is a bit conservative in charging Lypolies.,, and I was thinking of getting a Triton. What do you guys use with success?

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11-05-2004 07:23 PM  13 years agoPost 2
msg73

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Astro 109. Charges my TP2100's to 12.6 volts

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11-05-2004 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 3
turboomni

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who carries the Astro 109 and how much is it? Is it a dedicated LiPoly only charger?

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11-05-2004 07:47 PM  13 years agoPost 4
msg73

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Yes, it's a lipo only charger. It costs about the same as a Triton (~$130), but is much better if you only charge lipos. Not sure who has them in stock though.

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11-05-2004 09:56 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Baracus

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Seattle,WA

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I have the Schulze Chameleon charger isl 6-330 - it is great and can charge just about any battery you can throw at it.
The Triton and Astro 109 both seem like pretty good chargers also for a lower price.
If I hadn't bought the Schulze I would have considered a Orbit Microloader, also a great charger more expensive than the Triton or Astro 109 though.

Baracus

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11-05-2004 11:11 PM  13 years agoPost 6
turboomni

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Astro 109
Thanks for the replies. after reading this list and some research I went and bought the 109/\ I called them Astro Flight and they had ones with slight scratches they pull from the line but work correctly and have a Warranty. 100 bucks.!! SOLD!!!

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11-05-2004 11:56 PM  13 years agoPost 7
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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I have 2 of Kokam Lipo502 chargers and like them well. VERY simple!!
They are Lipo only and will do up to 5 cells. Here is a link.

http://www.fmadirect.com/site/home.htm

Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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11-06-2004 01:20 AM  13 years agoPost 8
PaulH-MA

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The 502 can charge Nickel batteries too.

--Paul

TREX 450
Bergen Intrepid Gasser x2

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11-06-2004 01:51 AM  13 years agoPost 9
BlakeMcBrayer

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Your right, I actually have the 403 which is lipo only. I felt that lipo only was a safer way to go since I could not put it in the wrong mode and flame out a lipo pack. The best I remember they were only about $74.95 bucks each.

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