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May 01, 2003, 03:50 PM
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Another new Lipo charger - Pro-Peak Prodigy

Was flipping through the latest Ripmax News this morning and found yet another new charger.

Pro-Peak Prodigy 54.94
Does 1-10 cell NiMh/NiCad
2-12v PB
1-3 cell Lipo

.1 to 3A charge rate but doesn't state if it's for all chemistries.

10 to 500ma discharge rate.

It's a micro processor controlled charger with a 2 line LCD.

Ripmax are a bit like the UK version of Hobby-Lobby. Some stuff is available in the US through Great Planes.

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May 12, 2003, 05:21 AM
Thats NOT indestructible
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Hi Dave

I just spotted that charger too.....very interesting it is!

I just might have to get one

May 12, 2003, 11:06 PM
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Here in oz its called, wait for it, the swallow. nice anodized blue case, will post a pic when i pick it up
May 13, 2003, 02:23 AM
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Swallow charger

charge rates are from .1to3.0A in .1 steps,and for all chemistries. It will also discharge at up to 1.5A,and will cycle NiMH & NiCD.
It seems a great little charger for use with smaller cell counts---I think that it will only go up to 10 cells for NiMH/NiCD,and 3 Lipoly.
One of my flying buddies turned up with one at our indoor meet on last Saturday----I am expecting mine to arrive in the mail tomorrow,and am anxiously awaiting the postmans whistle!

May 13, 2003, 06:05 AM
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Available anywhere here?

- Jube (USA)
May 13, 2003, 06:24 PM
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Who is selling this charger in OZ. How much are they? Keen to try something elde.

Andrew Zaf
May 13, 2003, 07:18 PM
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sales in Oz

I got mine from R/C Headquarters in Werribee,RRP $165 I think.

May 13, 2003, 10:28 PM
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I'm picking mine up today!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 14, 2003, 02:09 AM
Which way is it going now
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Who has them in stock

May 14, 2003, 03:17 AM
Thats NOT indestructible
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I am getting one of these for my birthday.

I have found them at Als Hobbies ( for 50.

This is a steal, as other LiPo only chargers cost a similar amount, and don't have the same charge rates.

I will probably go and get it this weekend, as i have an ifo in the post, and need to get me a computer TX.

May 14, 2003, 05:32 AM
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Jamara also sells this charger under the name X-Peak 3. Gotta have one as well
May 14, 2003, 07:26 AM
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here's what the front panel looks like on the swallow.
May 14, 2003, 07:47 AM
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Looks like a good charger.....anyone in AUS have an online store that sells them?


May 14, 2003, 07:55 AM
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source for swallow

Got mine today from R/C Headquarters tel. 03 9974 2461----ring them,they willpost to you,and accept plastic.
Box says "Made in Korea"
May 14, 2003, 08:01 AM
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Hmm, just what I need to charge my 3s1p 3270 pack. Will it charge a 3 cell LiPo pack from a 12V car battery or do I need a 13 - 15V power supply in order to let it charge the pack up to 12.6V?


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