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Old Mar 13, 2006, 10:23 PM
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The PocketLader looks to be a great charger for all the reasons mentioned here. But comparing the cost of the PocketLader with the cost of the TP-1010 is really comparing apples and oranges.

The PocketLader is a 4 Amp, 60-watt charger. The TP 1010 is a 10 Amp, 210 watt charger. The PocketLader does 5 Cell LI batteries, the 1010 does 10 cells. With 3C charging about to become commonplace, that extra power will become useful even for 3, 4, and 5-cell packs.

These two chargers are really in two different categories. If you want to compare with Orbit products, the TP-1010C stacks against the Microlader, which sells for about $250 to $350 depending on version. Suddenly the TP-1010 doesn't look so expensive. ThunderPower is supposedly coming out with a smaller model (the 605) which will compete with the PocketLader.

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Eric
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