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Old May 20, 2011, 03:54 PM
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Similar or Better 200w Charger than Turnigy A-6-10 ?

So I just got into Heli's, currently building my own HK450GT, and In my noobness I ordered the wrong charger (Dont ask , it will go up in the classifieds soon)

After reading and reading and learning about Watts and Watts-nots (i know someone will get that), I decided to get a Turnigy A-6-10 200W Balance charger, but the problem is I dont want to wait for 2 weeks for my charger to get here from HK.

Can someone recommend me a similarly equiped and priced charger as the Turnigy? Or am I stuck waiting for HK?

Thanks for your help everyone
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Old May 20, 2011, 05:18 PM
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IMO, by far the best value in ~200 watt chargers is the iCharger 106B+ from either epbuddy.com, progressiverc.com, or amainhobbies.com. While it costs a good bit more than the Turnigy that you're considering, it represents a far better value as it is significantly more capable, available domestically, and has fantastic vendor and manufacturer support.

If you can stretch your budget a bit, I have little doubt that you'll be far happier in the long run with the 106B+ (or even the 206B).

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Old May 20, 2011, 05:42 PM
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I am considering 2 of these with a 41amp server power supply.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/75p-t610-charger.html

Thunder T610

Operating voltage: DC 11~18 volts
Charge/discharge power: max. 200/25 Watts
Charge current: 0.1 to 10.0A


I have a Thunder AC6 that has been perfect over the last year. Hobbypartz gives you free shipping over $25 and they ship from the USA (got my last order in 4 days). They also have a 5% off coupon that I found somewhere on here. If you need it, I will look it up.

(I am not in any way with Hobbypartz )
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Old May 21, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Very little will beat the price of the trash that I've seen Turnigy put into chargers, but beat it in every other respect is a trivial task. I agree with Mark, get a 106B+ or bigger if you can afford it.

http://www.progressiverc.com/index.php/chargers-1.html
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
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Old May 21, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Very little will beat the price of the trash that I've seen Turnigy put into chargers, but beat it in every other respect is a trivial task. I agree with Mark, get a 106B+ or bigger if you can afford it.

http://www.progressiverc.com/index.php/chargers-1.html
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
2 Votes for the Icharger and one for the Thunder (not Power), I will have to look further into both. I definitely see your points guys, Its hard enough trying to figure out how big a charger, but so many brands as well.

200 watt chargers is the minimum anyone should start out with so these 2 are worth looking at
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Old May 21, 2011, 02:42 PM
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...and one for the Thunder Power, I will have to look further into both.
(I am assuming you are referring to me) The one I linked you to is not Thunder Power brand. They do make one that is similar in name, however. TP610C

Confusing, I know.
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Old May 21, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Yes sorry I mean thunder 610

I fixed my post
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Old May 22, 2011, 02:18 PM
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http://www.valuehobby.com/products.php?category_id=65
Icharger 106b for $89.99
and yes same warranty as all others
In stock
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Old May 22, 2011, 04:31 PM
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http://www.valuehobby.com/products.php?category_id=65
Icharger 106b for $89.99
and yes same warranty as all others
In stock
It is worth noting that Value Hobby charges $4 shipping so they are only $6 cheaper.

Also, they don't sell any of the balance adapter boards (Note: the 106B+ doesn't need one for JST-XH packs as it is built in) so you'd just have to place an order for one from a place like ProgressiveRC or EPBuddy anyways if one was needed (Both of them post here on RCGroups and have very good reputations).
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