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08-11-2010 01:19 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Tonic

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Des Moines

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I use a Triton EQ charger but since I've move up to a Trex 550 and got a couple of 6S 5000s batteries this Triton seem a little slow, like 2.5 hours to charge this battery.

I'd love to have a couple of good recommendations for a more powerful charger. I would like one that is both AC and DC ready, love that feature with the Triton.

Thanks,

Tonic

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08-11-2010 01:37 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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USA.

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You're not going to find what you want with a AC/DC charger. AC/DC chargers just don't have the power.

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08-11-2010 11:01 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Ben-T-Spindle

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Central Illinois

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The new batteries can be charged at 2C to 5C so you need a high wattage charger. Something in the 300W to 500W would be just right. The FMA Cellpro 10s, and iCharger 1010 and 1030 are very nice. If you want the best get the new FMA PowerLab 8. http://www.revolectrix.com/cat.chargers.htm

For all high powered chargers you will need a separate power supply. That makes it lighter weight to carry to the field. Currently AC/DC is only available for small (slow) chargers.

... BTS

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08-11-2010 08:31 PM  8 years agoPost 4
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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+1 on the FMA 10S Chargers. My father and I both have a couple of them and really like them. Easy to use and look great.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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08-11-2010 10:39 PM  8 years agoPost 5
ch-47c

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san jose, ca

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I had a ThunderPower 2010c and a 210 balancer. It worked okay, but it was sensitive to input voltage and other parameters. It so frustrated me I sold all my electric stuff. I later got back into electrics and switched to a Bantam BC8 DC charger. I'm not sure of the exact specs of my AstroFlite power supply, but it was above what was needed at the time I bought it. 13.8v and above 10 amps. I like it much better.

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