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Old Mar 02, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Best Plug-n-Play AC/DC Charger for About $75

Looking for an easy way to parallel charge my 1s batteries along with a single 3s battery. Must come with AC power in the box (don't want to drop an additional $40 or $50 for no name brand power supplies).

My list right includes:

HiTec X1

Dynamite Passport AC/Dc


Can you think of any others?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Go with the X1 between those two. I don't think Dynamite supprts 1S charging and the rate is only adjustable in 1A increments. the X1 is a solid piece of equipment for the money, and the only thing I'd compare it to might be a FMA Multi4, but that would be more $.

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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:49 PM
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don't want to drop an additional $40 or $50 for no name brand power supplies
As opposed to the high quality brand name power supplies that are provided in AC/DC chargers?

Seriously, the low number of responses to your query this far is because nearly all who have been in the hobby for any period of time will steer you away from AC/DC chargers and recommend a good quality DC only charger and a good quality power supply. Good quality power supplies are very inexpensive or even free if you're reasonably handy. There are a multitude of tutorials on how to convert PC power supplies and server power supplies that would have been otherwise destined for E-waste.

That said, in addition to the two that you're considering, I've heard good things about Thunder and Sky chargers from folks who prefer to have built-in AC.

Of the two you've listed, I agree with Tim and would go with the Hitec.

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Old Mar 03, 2012, 07:35 PM
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So then let me rephrase the original question: What's a good charger/power supply combo for $75?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:41 PM
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This power supply and a $20 to $30 from Hobby King perhaps.

http://www.progressiverc.com/prc220-power-supply.html
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 01:18 PM
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No love for a $75 easy peasy AC/DC hassle free charger?
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 12:49 AM
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I told you: Hitec X1 if you want to buy US. I sell them for $62.99 (http://www.quantumhobby.com/Hitec_X1...65_p/44165.htm)

I also like the FMA Multi4. I combo those up with a PS and an adapter board for $79 (http://www.quantumhobby.com/FMA_Cell...4gpkocombo.htm)

Otherwise go to HobbyKing and take your chances with a clone unit, with a halfway decent PS from Dave (that's where I get mine)- or better yet make your own PS from a computer PSU.

But the shortest, simplest answer is the X1.

Capice?

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Check out the Classifieds, I'll be listing one of THESE later today.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 08:28 AM
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No love for a $75 easy peasy AC/DC hassle free charger?
Thunder AC6 is AC/DC rated for 50w. Many similar chargers under different name/label.

You seem to already have you're mind made up.

You will need wiring harness to parallel charge.
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