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Old Feb 07, 2004, 06:02 PM
Matt
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Re: A battery charger, is a battery charger, is a battery charger???

Damn, I should have gotten an Intellipeak, I got the digital Piranha instead
which only puts out 3 amps off AC. Oh well, I'm going to be stepping up to
nitro soon anyway. This 18 mph stuff is getting old already!

Matt


"dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:75WUb.21035$k56.20680@newssvr27.news.prodigy. com...
> I own a Duratrax Intellipeak charger, it is great. There is one GREAT

thing
> about the Intellipeak series of chargers. The intellipeak chargers come
> with an AC adapter that converts 110VAC to 12VDC. Big deal you say, well
> this AC adapter puts out a whopping 7 AMPS! Just in case you aren't into
> electronics, this IS a big deal. I was sold on the intellipeak after I
> read about that little power supply.
>
> I paid $64 for my Intellipeak Mini pulse charger, which includes the 7A
> power supply listed here for $44.99.
> http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUF47&P=7
>
> When I was into RC 12 years ago, a setup like this would have cost $200
> easily, probably more.
>
> --Dan
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> "Ish" <isher(NO_SPAM)@tpg.net.au> wrote in message
> news:402345c1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> >
> > Ok, so I'm new to this R/C car stuff and have already posted a few
> > questions to this group, so I thought, what the hell, I'll ask yet

another
> > question..
> >
> >
> > Basically I need a battery charger to charge 7.2 volt NiMh six cell

stick
> > packs for my new R/C buggy running a trinity monster horsepower pro

stock
> > motor (if that detail matters.).
> >
> > Looking at the array of battery chargers available, I can see that they
> > range in prices from US$18.00 to many hundreds of dollars.
> >
> > Now, I'm looking at a more modest price range, topping out at US$80.

> Taking
> > DC Peak chargers as an example, I can see two that have caught my eye:
> >
> > The Duratrax Piranha for US$18
> >
> > The Duratrax Intelli Peak AC/DC deluxe US$75
> >
> > The Novak Icon AC/DC for US$72
> >
> > All appear to do the same thing, so can someone please explain to me

the
> > advantage of the Novak charger or the Duratrax? Do I get better battery
> > performance when charging with the Novak? Are there any other chargers I
> > should consider? (excluding the obvious that Piranha is only DC..)
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> > Ish
> >
> >
> >

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