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Don't give up on Hyperion chargers, I have used Hyperion chargers for over 5 years with absolutely no issues. I use my 615 duo3+ two to three times a week with no issues and the support from Mr. Mel on firmware updates has been great. I have had many chargers during this time, always trying out "the best and newest" one on the market and aways come back to my trusty Hyperion charger.
Wow, thanks for the info, i 'm glad I asked, I'll be staying away from the Hyperion.
In the CellPro line I have owned the PL8, PL6 and the 10XP. the down side to the CellPro line, in my opinion is the lack of information displayed and the way you have to page through the many screens to get the same information that is on one screen on my Hyperion charger. The upside to the Cellpro chargers is they are very powerful and well made.
In the Icharger line I have owned the 208B, 306B, 3010B and just recently have purchased the 308 DUO. The downside to the Ichargers (except the 308 DUO) is once again the lack of information on a single screen. I think that the menu is the most difficult of the bunch to navigate. I have also had an issue with the Ichargers not balancing the cells very accurately, I think this is due to lower quality components used in the build, although I have to exclude the 308 DUO from this as I don't have enough time with it to accurately comment on its balance ability. One of the guys in my club was charging with his Icharger and thought it was taking too long to charge his battery, so he went to check on it and found that all of the cells were 4.25v or greater and the Icharger was still charging at full current, he luckily shut it down before anything bad happened, lesson here is to keep an eye on your charger when you are charging with it! The upside to the icharger is they are compact and powerful.
In the Hyperion line I have owned the 1210i, 610iDUO, the 720iDUO and the 615iDUO3+. The only one of the bunch that I didn't care for was the 720iDUO, this was due to its size and not its performance. The downside to the Hyperion chargers has been the price, they are not the cheapest. I have also heard that the US distributor doesn't provide the best of service, although I have not had the need to send any of my Hyperion chargers in for service. The upside to the Hyperion chargers is they are great quality, easy to use and have a lot of information on one screen, they also have one of the most accurate balance circuits of any of the chargers I have used and that leads to longer charge times.
To answer your question:
I see the Icharger seams to be the latest and greatest but my questions is it really worth another $50-$100 over the hyperion 730. hyperion 730 is 550w/30A and icharger 208 is 350w/20A and $50 more. Any thoughts?
I would say to get the Hyperion 730, It is going to be a great quality, easy to use and very accurate charger. From what I have read on the forums most of the problems that people have had with Hyperion chargers were self induced although no charger is without some issues, these are electronic devices and are prone to failure.