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Old Nov 11, 2014, 08:03 PM
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Charger for larger batteries - Recommendations please

Hi All,
I've grown my rc family and need a larger charger. Currently I have a Thunder AC6 or whatever and it takes like 3 nights to charge my 8000 mah 4S battery. Plus, I have a few other bigger 4S batteries.
I've seen the new Graupner, Icharger, Duo...
What can you recommend and where to buy?
thanks,
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 08:11 PM
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Amainhobbies.com, Progressiverc.com, buddyrc.com.

Sounds like you already know which chargers- the larger Power Lab (revolectrix) and icharger (junsi).
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Hobby king also sells private label versions of some of the iCharger line at good prices.
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 01:23 AM
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I switched from PowerLab8 to iChareger4010DUO last year, what a leap forward. Imagine charging a 6S 13000mAh large pack at 5C rate!
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 01:31 AM
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I too love my iCharger 4010 Duo. It's can output up to 70 Amps on single channel or 40A on both channels together, that's enough for even several large batteries and 70A beats any other charger on the market today.
The dual output is very handy because you can charge different types of battery, or batteries in different charge state, at the same time, which is a huge advantage over any single output charger.

It's also got a nice colour screen that gives you all the data you need to know clearly all on one screen, unlike the very basic 'pocket calculator' LCD display found on most other chargers.

You will of course need a suitable large power supply to feed any of these high output chargers. The iCharger 4010 Duo can take up to 50v which opens up the choice of power supplies a little more compared to other chargers.
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 07:40 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...e_Charger.html
This is one of the rebadged I Chargers HK is selling for a good discount ,suitable for large packs with plenty power but don't expect warranty service,however I Chargers are on the whole reliable,you don't see people screaming every week on here my charger's broke.Good Deal!
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 09:33 AM
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I would highly recommend the Revolectrix PowerLab 8 or Dual PowerLab 8.

When it comes to quality, performance, and reliability, nothing compares to the PowerLabs.

You don't need to take my word for it though. Just read both long running multi-year threads on this forum and decide for yourself which one is significantly more reliable.
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 04:14 PM
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Thank you all for your input. I will continue reading then save up some more clams for one of these larger chargers. thanks again
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Old Nov 13, 2014, 09:36 PM
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Don't forget some more clams for a powerful 24v power supply to go with it,based on your current charger you'll need to upgrade.
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