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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Help with charger choice

Here are my options

G.T. Power A606 charger
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-a6...-p-404612.html

GT Power A606 Dual Charger
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-a6...-p-405325.html

GT Power C6 Charger Li-po NI-MH Battery
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-ch...-p-406637.html

GT Power P4 Professional Lipo Charger with Parallel Charging Sys
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-pr...-p-407555.html

GT Power B606 balance Charger Li-po NI-MH Battery
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-b6...-p-406285.html

B6AC 80W Balance Nicad/NIMH, Lipoly Charger
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/b6ac-bal...r-p-406695.hml

i charge anything up to 3s normally
would like to know which is best and any additional advice
Thanks
Jamie
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 02:22 PM
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Well none of those are fantastic chargers by any means as they are all low power. If they are adequate will depend on your needs. You said up to 3s. But what capacity? How many do you want to charge at once? How fast do you want to be able to recharge them?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Well none of those are fantastic chargers by any means as they are all low power. If they are adequate will depend on your needs. You said up to 3s. But what capacity? How many do you want to charge at once? How fast do you want to be able to recharge them?
i would be charging up to 2200mah would only charge 1 at time would like whichever is the fastest for the price, out of them all which would you say are best 3
and the best also wold they be on par with the imax b6 and accucel 6.
Thanks very much
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:02 PM
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also this charger looks good

B6AC 80W Balance Nicad/NIMH, Lipoly Charger

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/b6ac-bal...-p-406695.html
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Well they are all 50W chargers. At 50W you'll max out at about 3.9A charge rate on 3S which would be about 1.7C on a 2200mah. So you'll be looking at about 35min to charge a depleted battery depending on how long balancing takes. If I had to pick I would probably get the A606 (non-dual), B606 or C6. I don't see what the difference is between them. The A606 dual has a built in power supply, personally I would rather have an external power supply. The P4 is extremely limited in use and it's going to be a slow charge.

If I were wanting to buy from this site and not spend too much I would get this one:
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/a610-200...-p-404525.html
It's got 4x the watts of the ones you are looking at. You can charge a 3S at up to 10A on that. Which for a 2200mah would be 4.5C (if the battery can take that much) which means you're looking at about 13min to charge a battery.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:28 PM
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what do you mean by a built in power supply
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 05:03 PM
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what do you mean by a built in power supply
Meaning you can plug it into ac power. Most chargers are dc only and if you want to use them on ac you need a power supply.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:50 PM
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To use the charger grimbeaver recommended you will need a DC power supply. This one would be a good choice.
http://www.giantshark.co.uk/power-12...-p-407558.html

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Old Jul 14, 2012, 11:41 AM
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If ac power is important to you then the 80 watt AC/DC seems to be the best deal. I just bought a HK version and it's exactly like all the other ones. It looks exactly like the one in your pic and I have 2 complaints:

It runs a bit hot at full power (on ac power) inmop AND it has a 5 amp limit when using "fast" charge.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:24 PM
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think i might get this as it is in my country what do people think of this
titan b6
http://radiocontrolledshop.ie/used-r...0054-used.html

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Old Jul 14, 2012, 05:06 PM
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It's exactly like all the others you posted. Probably made in the same factory in China.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 05:18 PM
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do you think they would be as accurate as the accucel 6 for charging?... i would order from the international hobbying warehouse but i know if charger doesnt work i wont get refund or will have to pay for sending it back
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