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Old Jul 22, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Best Bang for the Buck Charger <$75

TP's AC680 or one of several requiring a separate PS? Please give a little feedback... yea, nay or otherwise.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:01 PM
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AC680 is a decent charger for the price.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/73p-ac680-accharger.html

Bob
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 09:56 PM
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It makes a big difference on what charger you need to know what kind of battery packs you want to charge. If you have 3S 2200 MAH batteries a 50 watt charger will be fine, if you want to charge 6S 5000 MAH batteries it is a whole other ballgame.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 06:57 PM
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AC680 is a decent charger for the price.

http://www.hobbypartz.com/73p-ac680-accharger.html

Bob
Thanks, Bob. I had already come to that conclusion, but I wanted to hear someone else say the same thing.

"It makes a big difference on what charger you need to know what kind of battery packs you want to charge. If you have 3S 2200 MAH batteries a 50 watt charger will be fine, if you want to charge 6S 5000 MAH batteries it is a whole other ballgame."

Yeah... If I had a need for charging 6S 5000mah batts, I probably wouldn't be looking for a charger that's <$75, ya think? I asked for advice on chargers under $75. You apparently felt a need to answer a question that I didn't ask. Do you have an opinion on which charger under $75 is the best buy for the money based on features, quality, etc.? I know what I want to charge. Do you know anything about any specific chargers under $75?
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:49 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15166

Accucel-8 ($46 plus shipping) will get you 150 watts max / 7 amps max .... but you will need a power supply to go with that like ..... > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_5906wt_1372 ($37.85 shipped).

YES I am slightly over the $75 mark .... but just showing that a few dollars more will get you more amps and way more watts .... if you need it.

I know lots of people who use the AC680 and love it.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 08:43 PM
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About a year ago I started moving into bigger planes, hotter EDF set-ups and, of course, larger mAh packs.

I had been using the HK Quattro and, like Capt. Obvious said, it was fine for my 220mAh and smaller batts.
Charging my big packs on it was killin' me.

I bought this charger just a few weeks back and have been pushing it hard. So far so good.

It's been pooh-poohed quite a bit here on RCG but it seems they may have finally gotten the bugs worked out of it. I know this along with a paraboard are just outside your price range but I thought I pass it on.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 01:49 AM
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what about
accucel 6
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028
PSU
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8592
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 04:23 AM
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Thats a good charger for the money,mine works well.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:49 PM
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I have two and have been using them for three years now without a problem.
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 02:00 PM
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Charger is fine but is only 50watts. No need to waste money on that HK power supply with 12.5 amps. You can get a 12v5a laptop power supply for $10 shipped and they are fairly good quality.
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Yeah... If I had a need for charging 6S 5000mah batts, I probably wouldn't be looking for a charger that's <$75, ya think? I asked for advice on chargers under $75. You apparently felt a need to answer a question that I didn't ask. Do you have an opinion on which charger under $75 is the best buy for the money based on features, quality, etc.? I know what I want to charge. Do you know anything about any specific chargers under $75?
Better get used to that. It's pretty common for noobs to post questions that can't be properly answered without more details. It's just an attempt to provide a more helpful and accurate reply, not an attack on your intelligence.

Getting snarky when it happens will not serve you well here.

......Mike
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