Originally Posted by MichaelT1960
The TP-1010C would be much better if it was programmed to also charge Ni-Cds, Ni-MH, and Lead Acids.....especially for the high price of $200! I will wait and see if the price comes down once Thunder Power catches up with production and everyone is selling them. I would also like to see user upgradeable firmware like the new Orbit Pocketlader. I don't like the idea of buying a product and being a Beta Tester only to find the products firmware being upgraded and the end user being stuck. I waited to buy the TP-205 only to find out that now a newer version is available that works better with the TP-1010C.
My Orbit Microlader works well enough and charges all battery types.
I don't think the price will be coming down so don't get your hopes up.
The Orbit PocketLader really isn't new. It's been out for a year now. The firmware does keep getting better and includes new functionality with every release.
User upgradable firmware and multi-chemistry are great features and selling points.